One of my favorite things to do is to watch what goes on around the inner harbor & the docks. I especially love to watch the choreography of the men & huge machinery as they load the log ships that come to call.
Seemingly endless parade of log trucks bring logs to the shipyard, where they will be unloaded from the trucks, put in racks alongside the ship, where they await the on-deck cranes to lift each load to its place, on the ship's deck.
The big yellow loag mover takes the entire load of logs off the truck and then puts them in racks alongside the ship, where men will attach the cables from the huge on-deck cranes to be lifted to their place on the ship's deck.
Here you can see an entire truckload of logs being picked up in one "bite", by the "monster" log mover. Meanwhile, on deck men are removing the cranes cables from the recently loaded logs, so the crane can get another batch.
On ground level, to the left & right of the log mover, you can see men wrapping cables around log loads, for the cranes to lift onto the ship's deck. (can you spot the crane operator in his "safety green" jacket in the little "cockpit"?)at the base of the right hand crane?)
After the cables are wrapped around a group of logs, the big cranes lift them onto the ship's deck, placing them between the pickets. The men on deck will remove the cables so another load can be picked up below & lifted up to the top of the pile and so on, until the logs are stacked to the top of the pickets. (look how small the men on deck appear & also the crane operator, in his little compartment, just above the two green lights on the far right crane)
As soon as they fill the ship to the top of the vertical pickets, they will be ready to sail overseas to their end user.....Probably China, in this case.