There's a Lot to Do
Our construction yards and workshops are all-rounder operation centers. Experts, especially from the mechanical engineering, metal construction or electrical trades, hammer, weld, grind, organize, clean, build and repair our port facilities, tracks and buildings. They moor ships, keep the green spaces in shape, and in the winter, they keep the roads in our ports free from snow and ice. In the event of storm surges, they secure the facilities around the clock. Some of them even dive into the abyss.
Setting Their Sights High
Fear of heights or vertigo are non-issues for our crane operators. In Brake, for instance, they are well-versed in the handling of various cargoes by operating all kinds of different equipment (mobile cranes, gantry cranes, material handling machines), and are therefore always quite literally at the top of their game, directly over the quay's edge.
Water depth measurements are carried out in the waters on our sounding ships and boats. The crew of our hopper dredger “Seekrabbe” (Sea Crab) ensures the proverbial “hand's breadth of water beneath the keel” and keeps the navigation fairways ready for use. And there’s more: “Floating crafts" such as work and inspection ships, launches, tugs, and floating pile drivers are also part of the NPorts fleet.