Type of wall failure that caused one of the more serious and expensive (EUR 75 million) delays in the construction of the new JadeWeserPort. Basically, the lock pieces connecting the retaining wall sheets were popping loose.

(Shloss shprrrreng oong.)


The Jade-Weser port, which recently opened in Wilhelmshaven. Jointly built by Bremen and Lower Saxony, this is Germany’s only deep-water port (18 meters deep) and will be accessible to giant oceangoing container vessels even at low tide. This is the first entirely planned German port that didn’t grow and accrete for hundreds of years.

The true competition, Rotterdam, has a port that’s 20 meters deep.

(YAH deh VAY zerr PORT.)

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