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27.07.2021
SAILOR'S KNOTS AND SPLICES

This instructional video is for those wishing to know how to make ties, knots and splices. The sailor ropes commonly get made into the different lines hoisting and controlling the ship's sails, handing fenders outboard and, in general, used for so many other things on board.

However, these lines themselves are absolutely useless unless the sailor knows how exactly to work with the lines, and in particular how to attach them properly to the other objects. And that is where the knots are coming, being highly evolved instruments putting the ship's lines to work. In the present program the author is going to demonstrate you the most popular knots that all sailors need.

The instructions contained in the video are very easy to follow owing to the professionalism of the author, his experience and approach he used when preparing the content of the film. This all has gained so much of popularity to this video which is treated as a classical video-guide to all newcomers to the maritime world. We recommend you to have a close look and guarantee that you will like the process of learning how to make ties and making them yourself following the clear instructions.

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27.07.2021
THE EVOLUTION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY — EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

The "Evolution of the oil industry" one of the best educational documentary films devoted to the oil exploration and production history. The video has been found very interesting by the people who watched in in different parts of the world, and particularly by those involved in oil industry; in addition, its content has been of interest for the future students of relevant specialties.

It is showing the major stages of the oil industry development. It really makes sense for any person somehow involved in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (whether on land or offshore) to have a close look at how the industry has been developing through the years and what technological advances took place as it may help in getting to the better understanding of the technical solutions of today and their correct application. Again, the film will be interesting even to the people outside the oil industry since it is not technical at all and will therefore be understandable to everyone who watches it.

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27.07.2021
OIL ACROSS ARABIA — 1950 MIDDLE EAST OIL FIELD EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

The old film devoted to the birth and development of the oil exploration and production in Saudi Arabia. The period in question is about 1950 plus.

The content of the video was developed by the specialists of the several famous oil companies working in the subject region and reflects the results of the joint efforts of the BECHTEL Corporation, TAPLC, standing for the Trans Arabial PipeLine Co., Arabian-American Oil Co.

People who are interested in the history of the oil industry will definitely find the film interesting since it not only show the development of Saudi Arabian oilfields but also touches the important historical aspects.

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27.07.2021
HOW SHIPPING CONTAINERS ARE MADE

This short video will show the process of manufacturing the standard shipping containere. The whole process is demonstrated from zero to ready product. The video was created and edited by Clayton Arnall. The container box shown in this film was constructed in BigSteelBox factory in Shanghai, China.

You will now see how exactly the container boxes are constructed, welded, and then what kind of tests they have to pass in order to get approved for use. Quite interesting one giving you an idea of the construction process which is important for understanding of the properties of the containers, and their strength, in particular.

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27.07.2021
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS — LNG SUPER TANKER — BBC DOCUMENTARY

Here is one of the most fascinating videos presented by Richard Hammond - it belongs to the Engineering Connections series and is dedicated to the extremely large LNG carriers. This place is one of the most interesting and strangest places on the planet - it is just inside of a huge technically sophisticated machine - it is a tanker with the cargo on board that is capable of powering the whole London - just imagine it - for a week, a cargo equivalence to energy to the fifty five nuclear bombs.

This enormously large vessel is carrying LNG, i.e. liquefied natural gas, in enormous amounts, millions of litres of the stuff - this cargo turns into highly flammable gas at the normal room temperature and that is the reason why people want it - they can use this gas for various purposes, including cooking and heating their homes. Creating a good, safe and effective technology to transport such sort of cargo by sea is really very complex engineering task...

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27.07.2021
EXPLORER — ALASKA'S LAST OIL

We all know that the world of today is absolutely addicted to the oil. However, the current situation is that all the "easy pockets" have already been developed and are actually gone; that is the main reason why people have to find the new sources. And, the most intensive battle is taking place in Alaska, which is considered to be a source of more than fifteen percent of the whole America's domestic production.

Subject area is also treated as a home for the largest wild-life preserve of the American nation - ANWR, standing for the Arctic National Wild-life Refuge, where numerous exploration companies are pushing to drill today. This film is an extremely interesting one and is highly recommended to all people with the interest in oil exploration and production. They will travel back millions of years in order to see and have a clear picture of how the oil appeared; they will also look at the future, asking how far we will go to find every remaining barrel of oil and at what costs.

Unfortunately, some of the people keep thinking that the cheap exploration and production of the oil is still there. However, that is not the case anymore, and this is what the authors of this brilliant insight into the history of oil are trying to demonstrate and explain. Just take your time watching this episode of Explorer and you find it very useful and interesting...

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27.07.2021
PORT AND MARITIME LOGISTICS TRENDS

This video is in fact the recording of the presentation developed by ProMat under the sponsorship of Siemens Company in Berlin, Germany. The presentation is about the main trends in the field of marine ports and logistics. Presented by the recognized experts, this record may be used as an excellent lesson providing necessary insight to the modern ports and marine logistics in general.

The agenda of the presentation covers the basic types of the marine ports, processes, technologies and the main KPIs used when evaluating their efficiency, stakeholder models and major trends in the global maritime container industry. The shippers and top marine ports of the world have been deal with in separate sections. The author has also addressed the modern container traffic and utilization, development of the maritime ports, global trade flows, Panama Canal issues and container ships in general.

Particular attention has been paid to the American ports and share of routes to the United States maritime ports. The file will be helpful when used as a supplementary training material for the students; it will also be useful for the people willing to be kept up-to-date with all happenings in maritime industry and global logistics.

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27.07.2021
TOO GOOD TO WASTE — PORT OF ROTTERDAM WASTE MANAGEMENT

Ninety percent of all goods worldwide are transported by sea. Shipping is the essential part of global economy and the harbors are working hard. Like the port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest logistics and industrial hub. Global population growth will drive up traffic on the world’s seaways by a factor of four by the year 2050. If we are not careful then the pollution will increase too. Without action, our oceans are becoming a plastic soup.

Corals are dying and too much oil is ending up in the sea, sometimes as a result of illegal discharges. Ignorance and negligence are severely disrupting the delicate balance of nature. But the damage is being addressed; laws and guidelines are constantly being adopted, sailors, ship owners, ports and waste reception facilities – all the parties involved are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility.

The port of Rotterdam is no exception. Here, the challenges to receive and handle ships as efficiently as possible to continuously improve the ways the wastes are collected and processed. Much of the efforts go to developing new recycling methods, for waste does not belong to the sea. The port of Rotterdam authority is committed to the clean sea – a policy that is bearing fruit.

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