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In the '80s I worked in Oakland for US Lines, operator at that time of the world's largest container ships.My girlfriend Annie was an intern at the Marine Terminal fresh outta Maine Maritime Academy. I remember visiting her one night on my way home to see a ship right outside the window of her office with dozens of containers which had been ripped open like a can opener as the result of storms upon the ocean.Unforgettable.
Ahhh! the sea. and the women who go down into it
Recommended reading: "The Box". Subtitled 'How the shipping container made the world smaller'. It's a great read of the genesis of what has become our current international trade world.