A trimmer distributes loose cargo through the hold, amidst Chile saltpeter, a type of fertilizer. Westhaven Amsterdam, ca. 1960.
Photo: Cor Jaring/National Maritime Museum Amsterdam.
Helmet divers Engebretsen and Moen repairing a quay in the Stavanger harbour, 1969.
Photo: Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Stevedores in Stavanger harbour in the 1950`s.
Photo: Johannes Østvold/MUST-Stavanger Maritime Museum.
Operator of the Havenbedrijf Kroonvlag (stewedors and terminal operators) at the container terminal site in Rotterdam, 1985. Using his walkie-talkie the operator gives instructions to his colleagues both ashore, on the ship and in the crane transshipping the containers. Kroonvlag was part of the Royal Dutch Steamship Company and since 1981 of the Nedlloyd Shipping Company. Photo: Sea Sky Martin-Martin van Vugt/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.
Carcasses being loaded aboard the ms Oranje of the N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Nederland”, circa 1965. Meat takes a reasonable part in Dutch exports since early modern times. Dutch shipping companies nowadays still are very active in the international meat and livestock trade. Photo: Particam Pictures-Aart Klein/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.
A London lighterman with the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background, circa 1910. Photo: National Maritime Museum.
A crane operator in a new 40-ton Caillard crane at the Freycinet XIII quay. 1996. Photo: Olivier Perriraz/Collection Musée portuaire Dunkerque
Unloading a ship
1900. Photo: Charles Cuvellier/Collection Brette-Delettre-Musée portuaire Dunkerque.
The unloading of a barge at a dockside, carrying milk products and cheeses, circa 1960.
Photo: Unknown photographer/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.