2016 has been an interesting year so far for PTI in terms of video content, with issues such as container weighing and mega-ship handling being presented as key topics for discussion within the port and container shipping world.
With this in mind, PTI has put together a list of the top five videos so far for 2016, which range from mega-ship issues to major port developments:
As Europe’s busiest container port, it wouldn’t be completely inaccurate to say that it knows how to foster an environment of efficiency. This video reflects that idea, while explaining to viewers how it builds upon smart practices, as well as its approach to being an environmentally friendly port.
This video gave an original perspective to the much discussed 18,000 Benjamin Franklin by allowing the audience to take a look inside one of the world’s largest vessels. The tour was provided as part of the ship’s second voyage to the US, and is the first mega-ship to call there, having stopped off at ports which include the Port of Los Beach and the Port of Oakland.
Mega-ships are one of the biggest issues facing the port and terminal industry, and PTI recently created a video that questions how much longer the overcapacity issue will affect the industry, as well as the overall measures that can be taken to improve the shipping industry. Key speakers in the video include Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst of Ports and Terminals at Drewry Shipping Consultants.
A key video released recently by The Economist examined Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, President of Indonesia’s plans to build 24 new ports by 2019 in a bid to boost economic growth in the country. This followed plans laid out by state-owned port operator Indonesia Ports Corporation to build 22 ports at an estimated US$3.5 billion to support government plans to turn Indonesia into a maritime axis.
As our most popular video of the year, this video, featuring Simon Everett, Managing Director of Strainstall, showed some of the challenges surrounding the container weight rule from a global perspective and helped to address and resolve some of the confusion regarding how shippers can comply with the container weighing rule in different countries.
Watch our top video below: