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19-JUL-2011 Walter O. Koenig

July 19

Bananas

The O.M. Agarum unloads her cargo.
Each vessel holds 491 40 foot containers. Each container holds about 1,000 boxes of Bananas, and each box holds about 100 Bananas.
That makes for about 49.1 million Bananas per shipload. Close to 2 Billion Bananas are discharged at this terminal every year, as well as about 19 million individual pineapples.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/250s f/8.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Sabine Stetson28-Jul-2011 01:12
omg....now we know where they are coming from..hope, they are all organic.and the workers who filled this giant are treated and paid fairly......yaa sure....the banana pesticide leaves male workers sterile for a while....so i have heard..maybe thats a good thing...who knows....awesome shot in any case, congratulations, walter!!!...:)
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Marķa Cano21-Jul-2011 18:49
Another phase of the process .. then to the store and finally, to the table .. ;) -V-
Christy VB20-Jul-2011 15:14
Interesting commentary and a nice, clear shot.
globalgadabout20-Jul-2011 15:11
that's a mighty ship...the sheer scale of operations is staggering..
Bryan Murahashi20-Jul-2011 13:32
Nice capture of this loaded boat. V
carabias20-Jul-2011 13:12
Great capture, and interesting information, Walter. V
Stephanie20-Jul-2011 12:23
Wonderful compo Walter! Lots of potassium on this ship!
Jim Coffman20-Jul-2011 12:13
I always wondered where bananas came from and now I know! V
FrankB20-Jul-2011 12:13
it takes a lot to feed a lot!...great wide shot of this huge ship!....V
Betty Vlasiu20-Jul-2011 11:27
Outstanding capture.
Pierre20-Jul-2011 11:06
Une image formidable de ce cargo transportant une cargaison phénoménale, c'est incroyable! V
Lamar Nix20-Jul-2011 10:52
So that's where all those bananas at Walmart come from! The hull beneath the surface of the water must be huge to counter all that heavy cargo up high on the main deck, and we can see a portion of the bulbous hull here in this comprehensive view of the working vessel. V
Michal Leszczynski20-Jul-2011 09:02
Excellent! V
Dan Greenberg20-Jul-2011 06:03
That is a hell of a lot of bananas! I did not realize we went through that many. Excellent shot. ~V~
LeeG20-Jul-2011 05:21
Nice shot, Walter, I'll take a few boxes of each. A cold chunk of pineapple on a hot Summer day is a tasty treat!
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