• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed a new method of transporting coal mineral etc. at Dortmund 7th November, with?

  • Description

    Visnews filmed a new method of transporting coal mineral etc. at Dortmund 7th November, with this float which can be lifted from the water, placed on wheels and driven away.

    In the steel industry the cost of freighting ores has become critical, as has the cost of constructing new harbourage.

    By this method, which eliminates harbour side off- and re-loading, and lets four people cope with the work formerly done by 70, time and money can be saved.

    The floats are in 48 parts, each twelve metres long, with a total capacity of 2,400 tons. After hauling out of the water each part sits on wheels for use as a wagon.

    300 tons an hour have already been handled in this way.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LAF9GWETXKLSGV0R2SPIJC3B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LAF9GWETXKLSGV0R2SPIJC3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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