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ITN Roving Report: Gateway to Europe

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Report on the Dutch port of Rotterdam which serves worldwide commercial shipping as well as catering to the needs of family run boats from inland waterways. The River Rhine plays an important part and has been harnessed into a new waterway as it r...

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NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam:
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Shipping on the River Rhine with tug towing freighter, tug along, commercial ships moored at docksides with cranes, flags flying on Norwegian cargo boat...

NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam:
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Shipping on the River Rhine with tug towing freighter, tug along, commercial ships moored at docksides with cranes, flags flying on Norwegian cargo boat 'Tarifa' which is the 25,000th ship to dock

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Celebrations as captain presented with shield and drinking toast

Many Rhine boats and canal boats from inland moored along quay in front of buildings, barges loaded with wood, many boats moored in inner harbour, family owned boats with some of the people working on them, woman winding steel wire rope round mooring bollard, small floating tradesman boat along selling vegetables (veg not seen), woman on barge carrying bowl of potatoes, sequence family members including children on boats

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Tug towing barge, sequence various other barges along through choppy water, ships at sunset, map showing Rhine running from Basle in Switzerland to Rotterdam, maps showing delta area around Rotterdam ...

Tug towing barge, sequence various other barges along through choppy water, ships at sunset, map showing Rhine running from Basle in Switzerland to Rotterdam, maps showing delta area around Rotterdam and man made route of river

AIR VIEW shipping along the new Rhine waterway, More shipping along Rhine waterway, sequence track past docks with cargo ships from different countries, bananas unloaded from ship onto barge as dropping down from chute into big pile, track past more cargo boats, sequence grain down long chute as unloaded from freighter and pouring into Rhine barge, overhead crane carrying mineral ore from ship, along and dropping it from grab into hold of barge

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Quayside with inner harbour and moored inland boats, tower, general views over waterfront and harbour area from top of tower, railway with sheds with place names on top, long barges, view towards city...

Quayside with inner harbour and moored inland boats, tower, general views over waterfront and harbour area from top of tower, railway with sheds with place names on top, long barges, view towards city with new building on waterfront, part of statue in silhouette called 'The Devastated City'

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Local man interviewed SOT
- describing bombing of port area / it...

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Local man interviewed SOT
- describing bombing of port area / it was not easy to pick up trade again with Germany after the war but it was better to move forward / old river custom of waving to anybody passing along the river and the Germans were wary at first

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City with some multi storey blocks, sequence new buildings and pedestrian walkway with shops, people walking about and goods on display in shop windows, general view city, track along past docks area with more cargo boats and cranes and barges

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AIR VIEW harbours, multi store...

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AIR VIEW harbours, multi storey buildings and views over the city, views of the Botlek port and harbour areas

Track past oil terminals, oil storage and refinery area with storage tanks and pipes and general views of workings, electric train engine pulling oil tankers along, oil train along railway lines with some Esso tankers

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AIR VIEW over countryside and village which will eventually be a harbour with cranes, View of partly demolished houses to make way for Europort, sign 'Europoort', graphic map showing new Europort

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AIR VIEW over countryside and village which will eventually be a harbour with cranes, View of partly demolished houses to make way for Europort, sign 'Europoort', graphic map showing new Europort

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Franz Postumer (PHONETIC SPELLING)( Europort Director) interview SOT
- we have many competitors but there are not many places that can cope with huge ships / talks about oil transport and Marseille being competitive port / hopes for expansion next year and hopes it will be working by 1965 / we have many possibilities/ Rotterdam not too dependent on oil as there are other trades / more investment possible

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Moored cargo boats being unloaded by cranes onto barges, track past ships in docks

General views building housing school for dockworkers, teenagers towards school

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Moored cargo boats being unloaded by cranes onto barges, track past ships in docks

General views building housing school for dockworkers, teenagers towards school

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Boys into school, SEQUENCE boys working model crane unloading goods

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Teacher interview SOT
- parents are happy to have their boys at the school as it gives them a good chance for the future and employment / mechanisation will make a difference / skilled trade

Tanker (hazy) along channel to Europort as lookout looking through telescope and sits to log the ships arrival, radar tower with scanners turning, tanker along

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Two men working in radar station at controls, radar screen with scanner flash moving round

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Freighter as flying US flag

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Two men working in radar station at controls, radar screen with scanner flash moving round

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Freighter as flying US flag

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