At this point it shouldn´t surprise us China´s hegemony when it comes to building the most astonishing infrastructures. No country has done more in the last ten years to improve theit communication lines than the Chinese, from airports to train lines and motorways, China is now a days a giant looking to control the global trade.
The lastes, from now, megastructure was built in the Yangshan islands, about 30km away from Shangai, it cost 12 billion dolars and more then 10.000 workers to complete the job.
Whether is the car you drive, the computer at your desk or your mobile phone, there is a very good chance that they have come from here....
We are talking about the Yangshan port, a monster the size of 470 footbal pitches capable to move 32 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit, an inexact unit of cargo capacity used to describe the capacity of container ships) during the year.
In this post I will kill two birds with one stone, the topic is obiously transport and therefore logistics related, and the mouth dropping video below showing the different phases during the construction of the port shows the operational side of an engeeniering work like this.
I amazes me what the engeeniers can do! No wonder now why China is the world power of the 21dt century