Sunday, 28 February 2021, 4:05 PM
Site: NowLearn.net
Course: Vlogs (Vlogs)
Glossary: Vlog Collection
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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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