Rotterdam: Europe's Leading Port
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The Mighty Port of Rotterdam by Drone

Mikezwijgers

The port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands handles millions of containerloads of freight every year.  For forty years after World War II, it was the busiest port in the world, and it continues to be the biggest in Europe.  Its massive facilities provide the crucial connection for freight traffic between Europe and Asia.  Contributor Mike Zwigjers used a DJI Mavic Pro to create an amazing aerial video of this mammoth harbor in the southern Netherlands, the driver of the economy of the second largest Dutch city.

Antwerp: #2 Port of Europe
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Droning the Harbor of Antwerp, Belgium

11 Shots Media

Contributor 11ShotsMedia created this drone video of Antwerp, the great Belgian harbor city.  Surprising to many, the city is actually Belgium's largest city proper, although in terms of metropolitan area Brussels is larger.  Antwerp is located in Flanders (northern Belgium) on the Scheldt River, near the end of its run where it flows into an estuary and thence to the North Sea.  The city's massive seaport is one of the busiest in Europe, second only to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Hamburg: Germany's Largest Seaport
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Containership in the Port of Hamburg: Phantom 4 Pro

Elb Cut Media

Contributor Elb Cut Media used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to shoot this epic aerial video of a containership being pulled by tugboat through the Port of Hamburg.  Hamburg is Germany's largest port and one of the keys to its export-driven economy, although it lies not on the seacoast but 110 km (about 70 mi) upstream from the (North Sea) mouth of the Elbe River.  The video provides a great perspective on the process of moving massive ships through crowded ports like this one.  

Los Angeles: America's Port
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San Pedro: The Port of Los Angeles

mavictraveler

Perhaps more than any other city, Los Angeles owes its existence to the power of human will.  It's miraculous enough that a giant metropolis can exist in a region with almost no freshwater resources, and then there is this: Greater Los Angeles, with no natural harbor, was able to become home to the USA's largest (LA) and second largest (Long Beach) ports.  In this drone video by mavictraveler, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Port of Los Angeles, also known as America's Port. 

Hong Kong's Giant Port
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Droning a Cargo Ship in Hong Kong's Port

caldina3188

Contributor Caldina3188 used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this awesome aerial view of a giant containership heading into port in Hong Kong.  The Port of Hong Kong sits in Victoria Harbor, one of the earth's finest natural harbors.  It is one of the 5-6 busiest ports in the world, measured by twenty foot equivalent container units ("TEU's").  The ship shown in the video is operated by COSCO; the Chinese state-owned company is the world's third largest shipping concern.

Kobe: Mighty Port of Japan
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Kobe Harbour with Mavic Pro

Styfly I STUDIO

Kobe is Japan's sixth largest city, a seaport city lying on the north side of Osaka Bay on the southern side of the island of Honshu.  Considered part of the greater Osaka area, it is Japan's fourth largest seaport by freight volume.  In this video, Styfly Studio uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an aerial tour of Kobe.  You'll get a bird's eye view of this important (and very old) seaport, whose harbor is dotted with artificial islands to increase the city's useable land area.

Melbourne: Australia's Largest Seaport
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Containership Passing Under Westgate Bridge Near Melbourne

steffshots

Among the other things which distinguish the Australian city of Melbourne is its seaport.  The city, which lies at mouth of the Yarra River, was actually not blessed with a great natural harbor like Sydney.  In the late 19th century, the river was widened to be able to accommodate larger ships.  Now, the port is the country's busiest containership port.  In this drone video by Steffshots, you'll get a bird's eye view of a giant containership heading out of the great port to sea.

Long Beach: USA's #2 Port
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The Port of Long Beach, California

mavictraveler

It would be hard to overstate the importance of international trade to the economy of Greater Los Angeles.  The area is home to the USA's largest container port (the Port of Los Angeles) as well as its second largest: the Port of Long Beach.   In 2017, the two ports on San Pedro Bay together handled about 17 million 20-foot equivalent containers (TEU's), roughly 3x the figure for their closest competitor.  Here is a drone video of the Long Beach port, compliments of mavictraveler.  

Sydney's Superb Natural Harbor
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Sydney Harbour, Australia

EdDrone

Contributor EdDrone used a DJI Mavic Air to treat us to this epic aerial view of Sydney Harbor.  Australia's largest city and capital of the New South Wales state, Sydney is blessed with one of the world's finest natural harbors, comparable to Hong Kong's.  Watch the video to get a sense of how closely the city's most recognized landmarks - the downtown, the famous Opera House, and the equally famous Harbor Bridge - are tied to its great harbor, the second busiest in Australia after Melbourne.

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The Duluth Harbor

Fit Lam Studios