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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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27.07.2021
HOW CONTAINER PORTS WORK?

This short video was officially released by Viking, the world recognized manufacturer of the shipboard lifesaving appliances. It is devoted to the cradle mounted inflatable liferafts, both those that require a launching davit, and the throw-overboard ones. The instructions show step by step procedure that needs to be followed in order to launch the subject appliance in a safe and fast manner, starting from the very beginning.

The instructions contained in the video are exceptionally clear and easy to follow, making the process understandable even to the absolute beginner. While the first part of the video addresses the process involving the launching davit, its second half is dealing with the liferafts that are simply thrown overboard, thus not requiring any of the launching appliance.

It is absolutely needless to say that the sound knowledge of the launching procedure is critically important to all crew members not limited to the officers since it can eventually save someone’s life in case of an emergency. It is necessary for all crew members to watch this short instructional video as part of their shipboard training in connection with the use of the lifesaving equipment.

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22.10.2017
THE DIESEL STORY

This excellent film, "The Diesel Story" will definitely be of great historical and technical interest to every engineer regardless of the industry he or she is involved, noting the remarkably wide use of the diesel engines. This excellent documentary educational video was produced by the professionals of the world respected leader Shell Oil Company some years ago.

This classic film is intended to demonstrate the main steps of the diesel machines development. The people who spend some time watching this one, will get the understanding of how the diesel machines were originally invented, how people used them and how these machines helped the mankind throughout the history. You will definitely enjoy watching this short but interesting old-school film.

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22.10.2017
THE SINKING OF THE ESTONIA

Zero-Hour... The present video film has been solely devoted to the one of the most tragic catastrophes at sea is a sort of documental drama, not purely technical and therefore interesting to the general audience not only to the naval architects or historians - its content is mainly based on numerous eyewitness accounts and the findings that have been made by the Joint Accident Investigation Commission consisting of Estonia, Finland and Sweden governments.

Some of the dialogues that have been included in this film have been intentionally fictionalized just to make it more gripping. As mentioned above, we would recommend this video to everyone. The newcomers to the industry and students will see how disastrous the consequences of the catastrophes can be at sea while the professionals may use the materials in this film to make their own version of what actually happened on board. In any case, it makes sense to try and understand that tragic case which was a lesson to learn and remember; all efforts shall be made to avoid this from happening again in the future...

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