As a leading source of social traffic, LinkedIn plays a huge role in allowing the maritime sector to share and comment on all types of media that has an impact on our industry. With this in mind, PTI began to explore some of the most successful pieces for engagement across the social platform.
Here is a list of the top five most-shared LinkedIn articles for 2015:
1. Amazing Remote Operations at Maasvlakte II
A hugely successful article which explores in video format the remote operations of STS cranes at the recently inaugurated Maasvlakte II container terminal in Rotterdam. Produced by operational technology provider ABB, the video proved to be a hit with readers and accumulated a total of 749 shares.
This piece looked at the mammoth size of containerships, from the 15,000 TEU Emma Maersk to the world-largest containership, which is currently the MSC Oscar/Oliver/Zoe, at a massive 19,224 TEU. This will soon be overtaken by the 21,150 TEU containership which forms part of OOCL’s recent ship order.
The Panama Canal Expansion project has been encapsulating audiences for some time, and PTI has found that the August update was shared more than 500 times on LinkedIn. During that time, the project had progressed into the installation of 152 valves, which are needed to control the water flow of the Panama Canal’s locks.
APMT recently announced its billion-dollar decision to acquire Grup TCB and its 11 container terminals in a bid to boost its global terminal network. This transaction has effectively took APMT’s network of terminals to 74, with operations in 40 countries globally. The 11 container terminals have an annual throughput capacity of 4.3 million TEU.
This Technical Paper by Neil Davidson of Drewry Maritime Advisors explores the extent to which the new era of mega-ships is affecting ports and terminals. He discusses the physical constraints placed on terminals, particularly cranes, in handling larger ships and poses a pertinent question: are shipping lines prepared to pay for the increase in productivity?