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Check out this video on how vehicle carrier ships operate. It is fascinating.
For example, the newer vehicle carrier ships like the 2020 Siem Aristotle that carry VWs will carry 7,000 vehicles on 11 decks. It is like a huge parking ramp inside. Each car needs to be strapped down. They need 40-50+ drivers to load/unload the cars.
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Amazing operation, thanks for sharing!
 

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Check out this video on how vehicle carrier ships operate. It is fascinating.
For example, the newer vehicle carrier ships like the 2020 Siem Aristotle that carry VWs will carry 7,000 vehicles on 11 decks. It is like a huge parking ramp inside. Each car needs to be strapped down. They need 40-50+ drivers to load/unload the cars.
Enjoy.
To put it into context these ships, especially the VW ships, come loaded with a mix of vehicles. Sometimes they come loaded with a little less then half VW, a little less then half Audi. Then a small portion Porsche and maybe even less of Lamborghini and Bentley. So it is almost never that a whole ship is just VW. This is from experience personally witnessing the ships that come into San Diego.
 

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I like the wooden "tires" on the heavy equipment!
 

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It's like parking at the Hollywood Bowl!

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That's a great video. It's an amazing operation.

My kids really dug this "dramatic" (Discovery Channel style documentary) production looking at onload and load planning, underway activities, scheduling, and a Panama Canal transit. A little long but not too terrible on 2x speed.

 
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