The Rise of the Post-Panamax Vessel

Urban Omnibus, an online architecture magazine, has a very interesting article about dredging the waterways of New York City as well as about Post-Panamax container vessels and the race to build port facilities suitable for these giants of the sea. Found via Jay Lake.

The North Sea coast is currently experiencing a similar race to build new port facilities for Post-Panamax ships. New quays and facilities for Post-Panamax ships have been built or are under construction in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and of course at the JadeWeser Port in Wilhelmshaven as well as in the Dutch, British and Belgian North Sea ports.

In fact, the CMA/CGM Marco Polo, a 16000 TEU giant that is currently the biggest container vessel in the world, visited Hamburg and Bremerhaven last week on its maiden voyage.

And now for some photos I took of Wilhelmshaven’s JadeWeser Port under construction in May 2012:

JadeWeser Port  Wilhelmshaven

Lighthouse overlooking the JadeWeser Port at Wilhelmshaven.

JadeWeser Port Wilhelmshaven

The JadeWeser Port in Wilhelmshaven under construction in May 2012

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