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This book gives you the opportunity to saunter though the gigantic universe of container ships

Feeling dwarfed when faced with the endless rows of containers
Feeling dizzy beneath the steel gantry
Deafened by the rattle and whir of engines
Getting lost in the depths of this four hundred meter long vessel
Spreading on towards Europe
Trying to express the conflicting tensions between steel and water
Between the machines and men
Endlessly struggling against time
Battling with the ocean and the elements

Globalization has many faces, here is the one of merchant shipping.

This book is part of an ongoing study on the main European ports (Rotterdam, Antwerpen, Le Havre, Dunkerque), on merchant shipping, the transport of containers and more particularly on the CMA CGM Jules Verne during a voyage on the china sea between Qingdao and Singapore in July 2017.


Limited edition of 60 copies
117 pages, Soft cover, 28cm x 21.5cm
Price : 25 Euro
ISBN : 978-2-9563317-0-4
contact : frederic@betsch.org


First moments aboard the container ship CMA CGM Jules Verne.
The sight of my cabin on the Qingdao port with the incessant broom of gantries, trucks and cranes loading the ship.
July 2017


On board the CMA CGM Jules Verne container ship.
Journey between Ningbo and Yantian in the China Sea

July 2017