Hamburg calls for less limitations on heavy loads

first_imgAround 25 million tonnes of heavy cargoes per year transit Hamburg, a large amount of which have their destination or source in the Port of Hamburg. The port with its multipurpose terminals is of great importance for the transshipment of conventional general cargoes, stressed the four commercial bodies.The operational parameters for high-volume and heavy goods shipments into the Port of Hamburg are in need of sustained improvement through efficient infrastructure and lean authorisation procedures.”Three out of four machines manufactured in Germany go [to Hamburg] for export, and it is therefore essential to secure the access to main traffic routes and overseas ports,” said Fritz Horst Melsheimer, president of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.VSH chairman Thomas Usinger appealed to the authorities to devote more attention to the load capacity of roads and bridges. Static calculations have shown that the bridge is no longer up to handling today’s loads, so that restrictions affecting heavy goods traffic have had to be imposed.Melsheimer continued: “Since these cargoes – machine and plant elements, for instance – are of immense importance for the Port of Hamburg, any restrictions on bridge structures make a direct impact on port throughput.”Should no sustained improvement in the situation occur, warned Melsheimer, there was a risk that the project cargo which is so important to Hamburg would in the future be loaded at competing ports.The UVHH appealed to central government and the federal states to put these bridges in order as rapidly as possible.The four commercial bodies have joined representatives from the Hamburg administration to set up a ’round table’ covering the transport of high-volume and heavy cargoes, which is designed to promote a regular exchange of experience and lead to improvements.  www.hafen-hamburg.dewww.uvhh.devshhamburg.dewww.hk24.delast_img read more

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Goldhofer debuts in Oman

first_imgThe THP/SL has a technically permissible axle load of 45 tonnes and offers Sinan Heavy Lift a total payload of over 700 tonnes for the transportation of transformers, turbines, pressure vessels and so on, primarily for the oil and gas industry in Oman. Sinan Al Harthi, proprietor and manager of Sinan Heavy Lift,  said that the new THP/SL module will be mainly used for off-road operations, and will need to be capable of dealing with extreme conditions in the rocky desert of Oman.www.omancrane.comwww.goldhofer.comlast_img read more

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Foundations in place for SeaMade

first_imgDEME began the works in September 2019 using its offshore installation vessel Innovation.Turbine installation will start later this year. DEME will load the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) 8.4 MW turbines at the port of Ostend and install the units using its vessel Apollo.With a capacity of 487 MW, DEME said that SeaMade will be the largest offshore wind farm in Belgium. www.deme-group.comlast_img

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first_imgAustria: Wiener Lokalbahnen has ordered six three-section T2500 LRVs from BWS for Sch157m. Electrical equipment for the LRVs, due to enter service in September 2000, will be supplied by Adtranz, ELIN EBG and Siemens.Belarus: Insond of Austria is to participate in building the Rakauskaya – Kountsaushchyna section of the Minsk metro. China: Hong Kong MTR Corp has called tenders for tunnelling between Lam Tin and Ng Kwai Shan on the 10 km extension to Tseung Kwan O. Five contractors have been shortlisted for a second tunnelling package for the section of line at Pak Sing Kok. Each contract is valued at around HK$2bn, and both are due to get under way by the end of this year.Germany: Siemens has completed installation of a glass-reinforced plastic centre section in an LRV operated by Dortmund City Transport. Ireland: The government has released a consultancy report backing the original surface routing for the Dublin LUAS light rail line, around Iú100m cheaper than an underground alternative. The project was expected to receive the final go-ahead last month.Singapore: The TransitLink consortium including SMRT has retained MVA to produce a business specification for updating Singapore’s fare collection system. The report would establish a framework for introducing smartcards to replace magnetic ticketing.Spain: Central and regional government have signed an agreement for Pts44·6bn to be invested in Barcelona metro and Catalunya Railways infrastructure over the next two years. This includes Pts17bn for the Montbau – Canyelles extension of Line 3 and Pts2·8bn for Roquetes – Trinitat Nova on Line 4, as well as Pts5·6bn for doubling FGC’s Sant Boi de Llobregat – Santa Coloma de Cervelló route and Pts195m for electrifying the Igualada branch.The Basque regional government has approved the final alignment of the 10-stop San Mamés – Atxuri light rail route, to open as single-track between Pío Baroja and Atxuri. Funding for the Pts4·4bn project is currently under discussion.Ukraine: Parliament has approved the purchase by Dniepropetrovsk, Odesa, Dnieprodzerzhinsk and Kyiv of 157 Type T6B5 trams for US$44·9m. Final assembly will be undertaken by Tatra-Yug of Odesa, established by CKD Praha and Inekon of the Czech Republic with local partners. USA: Portland’s Tri-Met has commissioned a train control system for the city’s light rail network, built and installed by Union Switch & Signal. The new control centre features a real-time display of train movements, fed by a $16·5m optic fibre communications network.Bi-State Development Agency has awarded a $29·5m contract to a joint venture of Kilian Corp, Baxmeyer Construction and Illinois Excavators Inc to build the Memorial Hospital – Belleville Area College section of the St Clair County extension to the St Louis MetroLink light rail system.New York City Transit has ordered 2700 axles for subway cars from Swasap of South Africa. The firm will send them to a US machine shopto be married with wheels from a Japanese company. Swasap had previously supplied axles to Septa.last_img read more

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‘David and Goliath’ Battle Launched to Save Viking Hoard for Galloway

first_imgAt the same time the hoard is attracting yet more international attention – being featured in the March edition of National Geographic magazine in which a leading archaeologist describes it as “an incredible find”.Cathy AgnewCathy Agnew, GVH Chair, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the strength of feeling there is to make sure the hoard has its home in Dumfries and Galloway. As well as people signing the petition we have had many emails and letters of support.“It’s a David and Goliath battle so we need all the backing we can get.“But it’s already clear that a lot of people think it would be very inappropriate if, during Scotland’s designated Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, such a wonderful find should go to Edinburgh rather than the region where it was buried for safekeeping 1,000 years ago.“The Scottish Government has promised to do more to develop tourism in Southern Scotland and our the national museums strategy talks about the importance of working together. Bringing the hoard to Kirkcudbright Art Gallery would be a brilliant way to deliver on these pledges.”GVH is urging as many people as possible to sign the petition HERE and to send letters of support to Dumfries and Galloway Council, which is bidding to have the hoard in a specially created exhibition space in Kirkcudbright.The council’s Communities Committee meets on 7 March to decide how to take its bid forward.But the crunch may come on 23 March when the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP) is due to meet and decide on the future of the Galloway Viking Hoard.GVH has emphasised that if the hoard comes to Kirkcudbright it would be very supportive of agreements for it to be displayed in other places, including Edinburgh and far beyond.The hoard was discovered at an undisclosed location in Galloway by a metal detectorist in 2014 and had been deliberately buried over 1,000 years ago.It includes more than 100 gold and silver objects, some already old when they were hidden. Among them are a unique gold bird-shaped pin, an enamelled Christian cross, decorated Anglo-Saxon brooches, armbands and an engraved Carolingian silver vessel. The items come from across Europe – there are even fragments of Byzantine silk. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA PETITION has been launched calling on Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop to help ensure the Galloway Viking Hoard has its home in the new Kirkcudbright Art Galley.The Galloway Viking Hoard (GVH) Campaign is also contacting all the region’s MSPs, MPs and councilors to ask for their backing.They are concerned that National Museums Scotland has bid for sole ownership and are understood to have offered no guarantees about when, or how much of the collection would ever be seen in Dumfries and Galloway.Dumfries and Galloway Council has bid to have the hoard in Kirkcudbright, near where it was found.Started on Sunday the online Save the Viking Hoard for Galloway petition at http://bit.ly/2lXFfrH had already gathered over 600 signatures by Wednesday (01/03/17) morning.last_img read more

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Four Dominican women to be recognized in Canada

first_img Tweet Frances DelsolThe Commonwealth of Dominica, Ontario Association (CDOA) has congratulated four Dominican women; Frances Delsol, Avril Jno-Baptiste Jones, Eunadie Johnson and Dr. Dorothy Wills, who will be recognized in Canada for their accomplishments.In a press release issued on Thursday 26 May 2016, the association congratulated Trade & Investment Commissioner Frances Delsol on being voted one of Canada’s top 100 Black Women To Watch In 2016. Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste JonesDelsol, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award Winner and the recipient of several community awards, was selected for her “unceasing contribution to building the African-Caribbean Community in Canada and for her tireless work for Dominica during last year’s Tropical Storm Erika crisis”.The Canadian International Black Women (CIBWE) event to host Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch in 2016 is scheduled for Saturday 11 June 2016 at the Novotel Hotel in Toronto. Eunadie JohnsonOne of last year’s winners, Celina Caesear-Chavannes, originally from Grenada and currently the Member of Parliament for Whitby and the Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau, will be the Keynote Speaker.The CDOA congratulated the three others as they were recently named in the newly published book entitled ‘Accomplished Black Canadian Women’.They are: Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste Jones, a long-serving, well respected member of the Canadian Forces who served in Afghanistan and is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award winner. Dr. Dorothy WillsEunadie Johnson, who sits on several boards in Canada; she is the Former Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Network and an avid advocate for women’s health. Eunadie is sister to Dominica’s former Prime Minister, Edison James.Dr. Dorothy Wills, well known for her humanitarian efforts, has dedicated her life to teaching, social work and to encouraging the integration of visible minorities into Canadian society.“Congratulations to all of you for your efforts in helping raise the profile of Dominica in Canada and for your unfailing contributions to building a better society. Dominica is proud of you all,” the release said. InternationalLocalNewsPrint Four Dominican women to be recognized in Canada by: Dominica Vibes News – May 27, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 446 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

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PHOTOS: Former Minister Southwell laid to rest

first_img Share LocalNewsPolitics PHOTOS: Former Minister Southwell laid to rest by: – July 30, 2018 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 245 Views   no discussions Tweet The Government of Dominica afforded the late Dermot Eustace McNair Southwell, 80, former parliamentarian, an Official Funeral on Monday, July 30, 2018.The Official Funeral Service took place on at the Bethesda Methodist Church followed by interment at the Roseau Public Cemetery.Southwell was born in Montserrat on December 24, 1937. He attended the Dominica Grammar School and then went on to pursue studies in Airport Management and Administration in London and Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations in Trinidad.In 1990, Mr. Southwell was appointed as a Government Senator in Parliament by then Prime Minister the late Dame Mary Eugenia Charles. On June 01, 1990 he was appointed Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, a position he held till June, 1995.He was deeply involved in community development and served on various boards and committees. At the time of his death he was serving as Chairman of the Integrity in Public Office Commission.Mr. Southwell served for a number of years as Chairman of the Carnival Development Committee. He was also a former Chairman of the Dominica Air and Seaports Authority and Managing Director of J. Astaphans & Company.He is survived by his wife Alison and five children Gillian, Wendy, Karen, Deanne and Dermot.– / 105last_img read more

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CCJ DISMISSES APPEAL IN A COMPANY LAW CASE FROM GUYANA

first_img28 August 2020, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In a judgment released today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana in the matter of Shir Affron Nabi, Rafael Nabi & The Estate of Shir Amineen Nabi v Ashmidphiraque Sheermohamed, S.A. Nabi & Sons Limited, Maurice Solomon (in his capacity as Liquidator/Receiver/Manager). The Court also ordered that the appellant pay the respondent the costs of this appeal.The company, S. A. Nabi & Sons Limited, is a family-owned company. Following its incorporation, the relationship between the shareholders deteriorated. In light of the circumstances on 11 November 2009 Ashmidphiraque Sheermohamed (the first respondent) filed a petition in the High Court seeking an order that the company be wound up under section 354 (e) of the Companies Act on the basis that it was just and equitable so to do. The High Court (Justice Persaud) granted the order for the just and equitable winding up of the company.In 2015, the appellants filed an appeal against this order (the first appeal). Some months later, they applied for a stay or revocation of the same order. However, Justice Persaud of the High Court refused to grant this application and instead appointed a receiver-manager. The appellants then appealed also this order to the Court of Appeal in 2016, making it the second appeal. The Court of Appeal held that it had the legal authority to hear the first appeal but none to hear the second appeal They dismissed the appeals, the first one on the merits. The appellants then appealed to the CCJ arguing that that the Court of Appeal made an error when they upheld the decision which granted the order to wind up the company.The CCJ was satisfied that the Court of Appeal acted upon correct principles of law in upholding Persaud J’s section 354 (e) discretion in ordering the winding up of the company. As such, the question which the CCJ had to answer was if the Court of Appeal misapplied those principles to the evidence before it, as contended by the appellants.The CCJ was satisfied that the Court of Appeal had enough evidence to hold that Mr Sheermohamed was a shareholder or in the position of a shareholder which legally allowed him to file a petition to wind up the company. The CCJ also found that the Court of Appeal did not misapply the just and equitable principles as there was an abundance of evidence to support the finding that the parties were in deadlock. The general decision-making process within the company had broken down and there was no realistic prospect of it being repaired.For these reasons, the CCJ dismissed the appeal and ordered the appellants to pay the respondents’ cost. The Court was presided over by the Honourable Mr Justice Jacob Wit, Mr Justice Winston Anderson, Mme Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee, Mr Justice Denys Barrow, and Mr Justice Andrew Burgess .The full judgment of the Court and a judgment summary are available on the CCJ’s website at www.ccj.org.                                                ———————————– Share Share 117 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img AnnouncementsNewsRegional CCJ DISMISSES APPEAL IN A COMPANY LAW CASE FROM GUYANA by: – August 28, 2020 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Inmarsat Delivers World’s First Global LoRaWAN IoT Network

first_img Asset tracking: Tracking the location, movement, health and other key statistics of cattle on a remote ranch in Australia, replacing the manual process of sending an employee to look for cattle that have strayed. An alert is sent out to the ranch manager when an animal is at risk of being lost, is behaving erratically, or is nearing the perimeter of the ranch, enabling the owner to take immediate action. Agribusiness: Monitoring the water levels in reservoirs and soil moisture at the roots of plants across the breadth of a large, remote palm oil plantation in Malaysia to deliver water to where it is most needed and achieve maximum crop yield. This enables smarter resource management in an area and reduces the amount of land required for production. Oil & Gas: Remote monitoring of oil platform processes where cellular coverage is patchy or non-existent to identify potential failure points so that they may be addressed and costly downtime avoided. An upstream production site continuously measures operational parameters and transmits them to a control room where a SCADA system adjusts set-points and provides control settings. The Inmarsat LoRaWAN network, powered by Actility’s ThingPark LPWA platform, is the world’s first global IoT network (baed on LoRaWAN). It allows customers and partners to cost-effectively bring to market IoT solutions that can be delivered anywhere in the world, to any type of business, with LoRaWAN-based connectivity on the ground and satellite connectivity as the network backbone. The integrated platform provides an end-to-end solution that transmits site-specific data to applications in the cloud for analysis, delivering insights and supporting decision making, and creating value for the end customer.Inmarsat and Actility last year announced a partnership that combines Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite connectivity platform with Actility’s ThingPark IoT management platform to deliver an integrated solution for IoT, linking connectivity, services and IoT devices from a single application and service management point, to connect objects deployed anywhere on the planet.Actility is also now part of Inmarsat’s Certified Applications Provider Programme (CAPP), which allows third-party companies to develop applications and solutions that are compatible with Inmarsat’s satellite communications network. Inmarsat recently brought to light how its LoRaWAN-based network, developed in partnership with Actility is delivering on its strategy to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe. Early applications in Asset Tracking, Agribusiness and Oil & Gas are helping businesses in remote regions of the world become more efficient, reduce costs and drive new revenue through IoT-based solutions.Inmarsat and Actility’s three early applications cover:last_img read more

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Bacolod bows to Pampanga in Maharlika Basketball

first_imgBacolod Masters Sardines’ John Paul Cauilan stretches for an inside basket.MPBL PHOTO JessMar Villahermosa spearheaded the Bacolodnons (10-18) with 17 points, whileIlonggo Yankee Haruna contributed 14 marks, six boards and two assists./PN Boostedby the home crowd, the Giant Lanterns immediately created separation led byMichael Juico and Mark Cruz against the Master Sardines for a 30-14 advantagelate in the first quarter. Thehomegrown star Juico finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and three assistswhile Jerick Fabian and Dexter Maiquez chipped in 12 points apiece. MANILA– The Bacolod Master Sardines failed to stretch its winning run after sufferingan 82-65 defeat against Pampanga Giant Lanterns in the 2019-2020 Chooks-to-Go/Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) at the Angeles UniversityFoundation Gymnasium in Pampanga.center_img Cruzdisplayed his all-around game with 16 points, 12 assists and four rebounds topush Pampanga to the fifth spot in the North Division with a 20-9 win-lossrecord, overtaking the 19-9 Bataan. Bacolodcould not get any closer from there, as Pampanga went on to lead by as big as25 points, 71-46, off two conversions by Larry Muyang from the stripe with 7:25remaining in the game. “Maganda kasi pumunta sa playoffs ng nanggagaling sa panalo. Kaya sabi ko sa mga players, ‘We developour character going to the playoffs and that we want to have a winningattitude.’ ‘Yun ang ginagawa namin,”said Pampanga head coach Bong Ramos.last_img read more

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