China – Russia – England

The code on this container – XHCU – indicates that it was made by the CXIC company in Changzhou, China. CXIC Group is a ‘private owned enterprise group’.

It was followed a minute later by this container lorry. TISU represents Transport Industrial Service which is based in St Petersburg, Russia.

The distance between the two cities, and then this proximity, expresses a complex global system of production, distribution and consumption.

It feels random. But it’s not. There is immense planning involved.

The CMA CGM America en route to Le Havre from Zeebrugge.

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