Berthing and cargo operations
Berthing refers to using ropes called mooring lines to securely connect the ship to the pier.
Large ships moving at “slow speed” are difficult to steer, so small boats called tugboats push and pull with great strength despite their small size and help the large ship safely dock.
After the large ship berthed, the cargo operations begin. Depending on the port, cargo operations can take anywhere from 17 hours to 7–10 days.
Video of berthing in Vancouver, Canada (High-speed video)
Video of berthing at Higashi-Harima (High-speed video)
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