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.