Monday, 6 July 2020, 8:51 PM
Site: NowLearn.net
Course: Vlogs (Vlogs)
Glossary: Vlog Collection
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Automated cRMGs Busan

   

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During a recent visit to Busan New Port we had the opportunity to study at length the automated cRMGs at PSA's HPNT terminal.  The vlog includes several timelapses of operations at the terminal and examines the stacking specifications of the cRMGs as well an empty depot area of the terminal.


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Berthing geared ships

 

 

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The location of the cranes of a geared ship on their starboard or port side may require them to berth in a direction other than that preferred by the terminal operator.  This can have a major impact on the quay transfer operation and require additional resources to be allocated to these ships.


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Booming down

   

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The ship and quay crane processes required before unloading and loading operations can begin are shown in a timelapse of the MSC Vigo berthing Trinity Terminal at the port of Felixstowe in the UK. As well as booming down the video shows the ship's gear bins being put on the quay and the quay cranes position themselves along the quay.


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CSS Code & Cargo Securing Manual

The transport of containers by sea posses significant challenges due to constantly changing sea and weather conditions.  The safety of the ship and the protection of its crew, containers and the marine environment is paramount. This vlog highlights the importance of the IMO's Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (the CSS Code) and the role of the Cargo Securing Manual in ensuring this.

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Geared ship design

  

 

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The design and layout of fully cellular geared container ships and multipurpose geared ships is examined.  Videos show two fully cellular container ships (the NYK Clara and Victoria) and the Floragracht a multipurpose geared ships with cranes along is starboard side. 


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Kiel Canal

 

 

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The Kiel Canal which bypasses the Jutland Peninsula, provides an alternative route for ships up to about 1,700 TEUs capacity sailing between the North Sea and Baltic Sea.  The introduction of direct calls to Baltic ports by ships as large as the OOCL Germany (examined last week) has significantly reduced the number of container ships using the canal.


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Largest container ship

       

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The vlog examines the size and layout of the OOCL Germany which is currently the largest container ship afloat. A timelapse is included of the ship being worked at the Port of Rotterdam’s Euromax Terminal in the Netherlands. The ship is one of six sister ships known as OOCL’s G-Class which entered service in 2017 on the Europe to Far East trade route. 


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Lashing cage operation

 

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One of the most dangerous jobs unloading a container ship is releasing the twist locks which help secure containers stowed above deck.  The operation which is shown in this vlog is not easy to observe and many in the industry do not appreciate its impact on overall ship-to-shore performance rates. 


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Low Sulphur Fuel Regulations


 

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An overview of the changes to international regulations which comes into force at the start of 2020 and a look at the possible negative impacts it will have on shipping lines, terminal operators and shippers. This change is an amendment to the IMO’s MARPOL Convention and requires all ships sailing in international waters from the 1st January 2020 to reduce the amount of sulphur oxides present in their exhaust gases. This is aimed at improving the environment around ports and waterways, and requires ships to use either more expensive low sulphur fuel oil or other technologies to reduce the level of pollutants in their exhaust gases. This will have an immediate impact on container services as a rise in fuel costs will cause shipping lines to increase freight rates and sail slower to reduce fuel consumption. This will impact schedule reliability and may well have a knock-on impact on terminals if more ships arrive off schedule or if shipping lines drop port calls by altering their rotation schedules


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Night vision

   

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This week we look at the night time berthing of a container ship at a terminal. The vlog includes a video of the OOCL Hong Kong, a sister ship of the OOCL Germany that we examined last week. The video shows the OOCL Hong Kong entering the port of Felixstowe in the UK and berthing at Trinity Terminal. 


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Port of Hamburg rail

 

 

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With over 1000 container trains a week the Port of Hamburg considers itself to have the largest rail throughput of any port in Europe.  A timelapse of the Eurokombi intermodal facility located next to the Eurogate Terminal illustrates the scale of rail operations at the port.


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Tank Container Codes


 

        

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Tank containers may display both a Size Type Code and an ADR Tank Code – both codes are 4 digits long and contain both alpha and numeric characters.  The size type code is managed by the ISO and the ADR code is defined by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).  The vlog examines both codes and explains their purpose and how to differentiate between them.


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The CSS Code & Cargo Securing Manual

  

 

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An overview is given of the IMO’s Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) which seeks to improve maritime safety through better ship handling methods and proper cargo stowage and securing methods.   The vlog in particular looks at the Cargo Securing Manual which under the code has to be available on all container carrying ships.


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Unstuffing General Purpose Container

 

  

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There are many small shippers that use containers and when it comes to stuffing and unstuffing a container the operation can be very simple.  A few workers can unstuff a container manually in a couple of hours, but it is surprising just how much cargo can be transported in one container.


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Wider Beam Ships - 4000 to 5800 TEU (captions)

 

 

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Since the start of the millennium many of the ships built in this capacity range have had beams exceeding this 32.2m Panama Canal limit with lengths that give a more optimal beam to length ratio of approximately 1:7.  The vlog explores the drivers behind these ships and the trades they are deployed on.


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