Now the second container terminal "Altenwerder" is completed.
Although the terminals "Tollerort" and "Altenwerder" are the two small terminals, thousands of objects have already been created by hand and also placed by hand. Slowly I dream at night already of containers, container trucks, container forklifts.....
Actually, this project is much too extensive and too big for a "one man show".
Therefore, I am also very grateful that Henrik Nielsen (KL791) allowed me to use some of his large container ships from the "Global AI Ship Traffic" in this project as static ships at the piers of the terminals. Otherwise I would have had to build them as well.
But Henrik's ships will not only liven up the port of Hamburg statically, but also on the move. More about this in the coming weeks.
Here are the first pictures from "Altenwerder":
First, an overview of the terminal by day and by night:
The 3 ships at the rear pier are static, the front area of the pier remains free for moving ships. The two large container freighters are from Henrik, the smaller one in the foreground is one of my own ships.
Even though the terminal is not the largest, it can accommodate thousands of containers. Container....Container........................and container cranes.
So many containers can effectively only be transported by rail. Therefore, there are of course the large gantry cranes of rail loading and kilometer-long trains with containers.
Right next to the terminal is an industrial area. Again, all objects (except the buildings) and vegetation were built/placed by hand.
The next 5 pictures show different views of the industrial area during the day:
A container sorting crane in close-up view:
Road traffic in the industrial area during the day and at night (static and moving).
Night in the industrial area:
Night shift at the port:
Next up are the two huge container terminals "Burchardkai" and "Eurokai". Each of these terminals has as many containers as Tollerort and Altenwerder together. A pure sysiphean task - I think I'm going to get stupid.
But what's the saying? "Do not blame anyone, you yourself wanted it"
More pictures will follow when the next terminal is ready.