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On board a giant container ship

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Shipping has been badly affected by the recession, with a contraction of between 10-15 per cent in container trade.

The BBC's Adam Mynott had a look round the Elly Maersk, one of the six biggest container ships in the world, as it arrived at Rotterdam harbour in the Netherlands.

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