Videos attract a lot of engagement for PTI, with visual content ranging from general interest to important port projects all around the world and offering a new medium to our audience to receive news.
PTI has compiled a list of the top 10 videos that have received the highest engagement levels in 2015. To view the videos, click on the headline links.
The top 10 videos are:
A video published by automation and power technology provider ABB shows the remote STS operations at Maasvlakte II – the most technologically advanced terminal in the world.
Opened in April, 2015, STS crane cabins at Maasvlakte II are driverless and are operated remotely from a central control room on a 24-hour 7-days-a-week basis.
(Source: ABB Marine / YouTube)
This video reported on a huge crack that was spotted in the sill of the Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, located just above one of the rolling gates.
It was thought that the crack would significantly delay the April, 2016 completion date for the expansion project. However, officials have assured that the project will open as planned, with repair works anticipated to be completed by mid-January, 2016.
A video showing the Connectainer solution for ensuring that no more empty containers are left on containerships taking up unnecessary space. The solution looks at taking two normal-sized TEU containers and connecting them into a 40-foot equivalent unit.
The idea behind this concept is to allow ports, terminals and freight forwarders to make better use of space inside the container and potentially eliminate congestion.
Leading container shipping line Maersk recently published a video showing the development of the shipping container and the key role it played in transforming the way in which goods are transported around the world.
With the availability of shipping lanes and the larger size of containerships, goods can be packed into a container and sent to various countries in a much timelier manner.
Khalifa Port is one of the top port projects currently taking place in the Middle East and this video shows the initial plan for transforming Khalifa Port into a top hub for containerised trade. IT plays a key role in Khalifa Port’s operations and is essential for preventing downtime at the port.
This video was among the highest shared videos on PTI’s website in 2015. The video shows the ‘Sustainable Integrated Next Generation Advanced Port (Singa), a futuristic port concept which entails using two floors within a port to transport containers, which would have a total capacity of 20 million TEU. The containers would move through a hole in the top floor.
PTI recently released one of its own videos shortly after TOC Europe in Rotterdam during mid-2015, in which Laura Rodriguez Romo, Engineer of Business Development and Francisco Grau Cavanillas, Managing Director of Orbita explained how terminals can optimise their terminals, as well as the innovative initiatives they have introduced in the last year.
Few events have captured an audience’s imagination in 2015 like the grand opening of the fully-automated Maasvlakte II (MVII) container terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. The zero-emissions terminal was opened in the presence of King Willem-Alexander of Holland along with top port and shipping professionals. The MVII terminal is the most advanced container terminal in the world.
This video entailed an interview between Dr Mathias Dobner, Engineering Vice President of Systems and Automation at Terex Port Solutions and PTI, where he articulates seven of the key trends that are popular in today’s port industry, including automation, and using software packages to optimise terminal operations.
A visually attractive video showing the volume of shipping traffic using satellite footage from space. Various types of ships have been tracked, including tugs, cargo ships, tankers and cruise ships. FleetMon and its partner Luxspace used the newest terrestrial and pace-borne AIS technology to track ships in real time.