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The ASEA crane alongside the Moreton Bay.

The ASEA crane alongside the Moreton Bay.
The ASEA crane alongside the Moreton Bay.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4128
Description: This illustrates how cargo was handled after the introduction of container ships. The containers are moved on to the vessel by the awesome ASEA gantry crane. A small group of workers can now handle more goods in hours than whole teams of stevedores and warehousemen could have moved in days.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 29th Oct 1971
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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