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Welding and cutting metal under water

Welding with a melting electrode in the underwater position can be performed on alternating and direct current.A direct or reverse polarity direct current is usually applied, providing more stable arc burning and less power consumption and electrodes. Gorenje In addition, direct current when working in water is less dangerous for the human body. The choice…
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With installation work under water

Change and installation of outboard fittings. When removing afloat outboard fittings, the diver’s work is reduced to sealing the holes from the outside. If grids of apertures fasten on hairpins or bolts after their removal on the same hairpins or sockets of bolts establish metal plugs with a rubber lining. At fastening of lattices by…
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climate chaos

In recent years, the climate on Earth is changing markedly: some countries suffer from abnormal heat, others from too harsh and snowy winters, unusual for these places. Environmentalists talk about global climate change, including an increase in average annual temperatures, causing glaciers to melt, and rising sea levels. In addition to warming, there is also…
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Unmanned merchant ships from Rolls-Royce

If until now you could only hear the predictions about the emergence in the coming years, such areas of marine transportation, cargo transportation Autonomous courts, this week the theme started to gain quite real – one of the world’s largest carriers resources announced their plans to transition to the use of ships without crew on…
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Save the oceans from plastic

Marine life is currently being attacked from all sides by plastic. Our oceans are completely littered with plastic waste in the form of large plastic bags, bottles… they create whole Islands of garbage right thousands of miles away from civilization. The relentless and ever-increasing plastic challenge facing our marine ecosystems is enormous. Experts estimate that…
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The global giant, Shanghai port

The Port of Shanghai is one of the largest cargo ports in the world. According to the data for 2019, the volume of processed goods amounted to 844.82 million tons. Access to the leading positions became possible for China after joining the world trade organization. Today, the port of Shanghai is a key channel for…
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Maritime logistics, what is it?

Transport Maritime logistics system is a well-directed and well-established system for the organization of cargo delivery. The logistics chain includes storage, distribution and transportation of goods. Logistics specialists (logisticians) provide legal and documentary support of goods. The prerogative of Maritime logistics is the transportation of goods by sea. This method of transportation is the most…
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Third generation ports

The UN conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) classifies ITU into three generations. This classification is not based on countries or their geographical location, but on the following three criteria: port development policy;evolution of port activity and prospects for its expansion;degree of integration of port structures and organizations.1.Ports of the first generation. Until 1960, seaports…
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Solving for Supply Chain professionals What is MarineTraffic doing to plug the visibility gap for in-transit shipments?

Last week I formed part of the MarineTraffic delegation making the rounds in New York. Through a number of meetings and a small event we hosted in the city, we very intentionally spoke to people in a very specific part of the market. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be the place almost…
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Using big data to save giant whales

MarineTraffic provides data management tools to SAve the Whales, an innovative initiative that aims to protect endangered mammals from being struck by ships MarineTraffic is working to save the endangered whales of the Mediterranean as part of an innovative research project. The multinational inter-disciplinary ‘SAvE Whales’ project was launched earlier this year and combines expertise…
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