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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.
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
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.
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
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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Dockers - handling the cargo

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When a ship arrived in port, who carried out "rummaging"?
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