Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the Port of Savannah, its United States call, behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led by the ambitious Romanian officer Katia, works by the piece dazedly and ill-advisedly so that they may sail in time. The ship sits, a lightboard of colors and formidable machines, its perils alien to those who aren’t there in the thick, trying to maneuver spates of crushing, resistant cargo through the blear. When a member of the Filipino crew has an accident during this semi-legal lashing procedure, Ahti must face the consequences of his orders: In the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, unionized dockworkers exploit the incident and refuse to unload the ship. Standstill. The captain is caught between the frontlines. Ahti is keen to elucidate the accident, but the situation becomes more and more contradictory. The overwhelming and unusual setting is brought to life by a tense, rumbling soundscape that gives life to the oblique and observational story, its captain struggling with the cargo of weights both metal and moral.