Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Because A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

This is a picture of a container terminal from the BART train. The orange and the white boxes are
shipping containers.

On the middle left of the picture, a truck tractor is pulling a container out of the yard on a chassis.

The tall white structure behind it--the one that looks like something out of The Empire Strikes Back is the crane used to lift containers on or off the ships.

This is a picture of the same terminal, taken from across the Bay. It's a quiet day--no ships are working.

This terminal is not one of the terminals that might be/could be/will be operated by DPW. However, ports are often very close to population centers and other transportation networks: interstates and rail lines.