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Watch: Digitalization will benefit supply chains

Aditi Rasquinha, Director Seafreight at Kuehne & Nagel, discusses the future of shipping, from talks around IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap, to digitalization and automation. In the meantime, port of Rotterdam published a white paper focusing of the benefits of digitalization to the supply chain.

Watch: Nigeria’s female crane operators

The video above, published by APM Terminals is focused on women in the shipping industry, as part of the terminal’s efforts to construct an inclusive workplace in the terminal. The video presents several of the terminal’s female crane operators.

Watch: China launches first intelligent VLCC

China delivered its first smart very large crude carrier (VLCC) in Dalian, on June 22. The VLCC is called ‘New Journey,’ and is the world’s first intelligent VLCC with a loading capacity of 308,000 tons. The vessel was delivered to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company, after successful trials were conducted in May. 

Watch: Time-Lapse of the world’s biggest nuclear icebreakers

TimeLab, a media-based Russian Company, was filming for a week the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. The time-lapse presents ice-breaking operations in the Northern Sea Route. 

Watch: Spain’s first floater in operation

Ingeteam, who’s responsible for the electrical engineering, completed the commissioning of the first multi-turbine wind floating platform at its final location in the Atlantic Ocean. The WIP10 + prototype is 1.3 nautical miles off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, specifically on the PLOCAN test bench, in front of the Punta de la Garita.

Iran shoots down US surveillance drone in Strait of Hormuz

Amid a growing tension between the US and Iran in the light of the two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week, Iranian forces now have reportedly shut down a US military surveillance drone while flying over the Strait of Hormuz. 

Watch: Lifting vessel removes Brent Bravo platform in North Sea

On June 18, ‘Pioneering Spirit’ visited the Brent field in the UK North Sea, to remove the Brent Bravo platform. Brent Bravo, located 115 miles north-east of Lerwick in Shetland, had produced its first oil back in 1976. Brent Bravo will now be taken to Hartlepool, in order to be recycled. However, its concrete legs have been left in position for now.

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