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Container ships

Opportunities and problems: three OCL container ships at Tilbury during the August 1970 docks strike.
View full size imageThree container ships at Tilbury Docks. © NMM
Large cargo ships that are constructed in such a way that they can easily stack metal containers near and on top of each other as well as on deck. These containers, which are full of goods, can be easily and quickly loaded and unloaded on to lorries and railcars at ports.

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