Pictures are very important at Prefixlist. A picture is proof for existence in most cases. Especially recent pictures. In a world with so many different container owners and even more prefixes it's impossible to see them all with your own eyes. Prefixlist is European based and a lot of containers and prefixes don't show up here. So I'm depending on others around the world to send in pictures from containers already in the list and even from new prefixes. My good friend Jim keeps sending in gate pictures from Canada (like the YELU) and I'm always grateful for that. There are more visitors who send in pictures and I thank them all for their co-operation.
I do surf the internet too in the hunt for new prefixes not on Prefixlist yet. Prefixlist is not the only container site, just the largest and most reliable. There are more people who dedicate their spare time to make pictures of ships, trains, trucks and containers. At the linkpage here at Prefixlist are various links to picture sites from where I used some pictures. Martyn Read in the UK has built a brand new site (http://ukrailwaypics.smugmug.com/) which you should visit. I also found two Japanese sites worth visiting. Japan has a very widespread intermodal network and uses a different domestic container code. Still a lot of Japanese containers have international standard ISO codes that were not on Prefixlist before. Like I said I can't look for new prefixes everywhere myself, so I asked and got permission from Yusuke (http://itgwhitl.web.fc2.com/container/index.htm) and Oomori (http://container.pro.tok2.com/) to use pictures from their sites. Last month I added over 100 new pictures and almost 50 new prefixes from these sites. All unregistered by BIC, but nevertheless running around the world. So Prefixlist is still growing, work is never finished. By the way, thanks for all the positive responses about the latest modifications at the site. I'm glad you all think it's a major improvement to get the pictures directly in the list.
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