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At work in a port

Ports have always offered opportunities for employment. Find out who it takes to run a port successfully, what their jobs are and what life can be like for those who work in a port.
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Organising the port

There are many people who ensure a port works. Learn who they are and what their jobs involve.
 3 police men infront of Queen Mary
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Two tugs towing something  Running the ships

Getting ships into and out of ports quickly and safely involves many skills. Discover some of these here.
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Dockers - handling the cargo

Tough and independent, dockers are a race apart. Discover how ports depend on them and how they once had the power to disrupt the port`s work completely.
 Unloading a Ship
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Ship Launching on River Itchen  Building and mending ships

Many ports have yards where ships are built and repaired. Find out about the many skills it takes to construct a ship and what life was like for shipbuilders.

 

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