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Ship-spotting the BBC Box at the Port of Los Angeles

The Box is an ambitious and unique year-long project for BBC News to tell the story of international trade and globalisation by tracking a standard shipping container around the world. It is a project which plans to deliver content for television, radio and online audiences - telling the individual stories behind what makes the global economy tick. (Source: Hillman, 2008a, np).


Our container has been painted in BBC colours and has a tracking device fitted so we can keep tabs on it. At each port of call BBC correspondents will be there to report on who's producing goods and who's consuming them. This [flickr] group is where you can get involved, posting your pictures of The Box as it makes its way around the world, on ships, trucks or trains, in ports or at factories, being loaded and unloaded.... The best pictures may get showcased on the BBC News website, so if you add your photos to our group, you're giving us permission to republish it royalty-free. We will attribute, and the copyright will remain with you (Source: Chris 2008, np).


I was just wondering how one could see (photograph) the Box during it's stay in Los Angeles? I'm planning to head down to the port tonight (it's expected to arrive in LA around 8pm) ... but am pretty sure security won't let random people explore as containers are being loaded/unloaded from the ships (Source: victoriabernal 2008, np).


If it's loaded on a double stack lets hope it comes out on a daylight departure on the top level! (Source: sd90mac-h 2008, np).


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Our research on the story and travels of 'The Box' is here:


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Taken on July 3, 2013