Extreme Engineering

Season 2 Episode 3

Container Ships

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 28, 2004 on Discovery Channel
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Container Ships
This episode examines the docking of a container ship at Long Beach, California, and the operation of the water front docks, where several thousand containers need to be unloaded and loaded in 48 hours.

Also covered is the building of the Adrian Maersk, the world's largest container ship. Even with the enormous size of these ships, construction must be precise to within millimeters of the specifications.moreless

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