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Watch: How the Panama Canal operates

This video demonstrates how the Panama Canal works. The canal is considered crucial for the shipping industry, as it links the Americas with the EU and Asia, reducing transhipment times between them. The expanded Canal has also confirmed the role of the interoceanic highway as the Green Route of the world maritime trade by providing more capacity and lower cargo movements.

Watch: US Navy identifies location where 49 sailors were lost

Ocean Explorer Tim Taylor and his team ‘Lost 52 Expedition Team’ discovered, after about 75 years, the final resting place of the 49 sailors of the US Submarine S-28 (SS-133) off Oahu, Hawaii. The U.S. Navy recently validated the identity of the wreck, which Taylor located in 2017.

Watch: Injured fisherman winched off Stornoway

Just before 8.30pm Tuesday, HM Coastguard received a VHF radio broadcast from a fishing vessel with six people onboard 70nm north east of Stornoway, reporting that one of their crewmen had sustained a hand injury. The Stornoway coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and winched the fisherman.

Watch: ExxonMobil introduces 2020 compliant fuels range

ExxonMobil introduced EMF.5, its range of engineered marine fuels, specifically designed to help operators comply with the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap. The company says that the new product does not compromise fuel quality. ExxonMobil has also developed a n40BN cylinder oil, to work with low-sulphur fuels. It will be available across its port network along with our EMF.5 range of fuels.

Watch: The challenges of today’s container booking practices

In this video, Maersk explains the complicated procedure of today’s container booking practices. As the shipping giant says, container booking can be a very complex operation, while many problems such as overbooking and change of fees come to add to the already challenging reality.

Watch: Carnival Vista to be dry docked for azipod repairs

Carnival Cruise Line announced that Netherlands-based Boskalis will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind ‘floating dry dock’ facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods, the ship’s main propulsion system.

Watch: IMO promotes gender diversity in maritime

The IMO published a new film, showing how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector. As the video says, women are proving that, in today’s world, the maritime industries are for everyone. ‘It’s not about your gender, it’s about what you can do.’

Watch: BP invests $30m in technology to produce animal feeds from natural gas

BP Ventures announced an investment of $30 million in California-based start-up Calysta, Inc., that will use BP’s natural gas to produce protein for fish, livestock and pet feeds. This investment aligns with BP’s strategy of creating new markets in which gas can play a material role in delivering a more sustainable future.

Watch: How investing in maritime connectivity can improve regional value

The International Transport Forum 2019 Summit on ‘Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration’ took place from 22 to 24 May 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. As the forum said, maritime transport has undergone major changes over the last decade, with overcapacity, environmental issues and employment, presenting new challenges.


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