Traffic Jam Shipyard Style


Ryan snapped this awesome picture of a traffic jam in the shipyard on his way home. He’s sitting in his car behind the bongo trucks waiting for the block to be transported down the road.

Shipyard Traffic Jam

The shipyard builds the ships or projects in pieces (also called “blocks”) and then they put them together in another area – it’s almost like a puzzle. They move them around to different areas in the yard at different stages during the fabrication on these huge transporters, called Kamags.  The Kamags can raise and lower to get under the different pieces to then move them around to wherever they need to go. We see them moving things around all day every day – sometimes requiring 2 Kamags side by side because the blocks are so large – the scale of the things they build is mind blowing sometimes.

Picture courtesy of Kamag

Many of the blocks are so large that they block (no pun intended) the roads in the shipyard and cause a traffic jam because they move slowly and there’s no way around them. Sometimes it will lengthen your commute and even though it can be a bit frustrating, you just have to remind yourself that of all the ways to be stuck in one place, this is a pretty unique circumstance to do it in.

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