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The Port of Hamburg: A day in the life

(CNN) -- Know what it takes to transport everything from mangoes in India to microchips in Japan -- all to your front door? In a sequence of illuminating time-lapse videos, we show the secret life of one of Europe's busiest container ports.

The Port of Hamburg is the first destination in a special series called The Gateway where we give an alternative perspective on the world's major transport hubs using data, video and interactives.

From the "dancing" ships of Hamburg Harbor, to the "ballet" of the Maschen Rail Yard, click each location on the map above to see a glimpse of what it takes to handle over 120 million tons of cargo every year.