HHIC scores LPG order

first_imgHANJIN Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) said it signed an agreement to build two LPG/ammonia carriers (38,000 cbm) with a Southeast Asian ship owner. The vessels will have 180m in length, 29m in width, and 18m in height. They will be equipped with G-type engine.Thanks to this successful bid, HHIC’s Yeongdo Shipyard was able to diversify vessel lines, which has been promoted to enhance its competitiveness. It appears that the company has gained a footing to win the bid for similar vessels such as LNG carriers, it said in a statement.Last year, HHIC won the bid to build LNG bunker vessels for the first time in the world.According to the statement, HHIC’s Yeongdo Shipyard has booked enough advance orders for three years of production until the first half of 2017.last_img


first_imgAround EUR4.6 million will be invested into the new terminal, which will feature 5,100 sq m of logistics halls and 720 sq m of office space on a 10,000 sq m plot of land.Weiss-Röhlig says that this expansion allows it to provide European-standard logistics services in Dubai, giving its customers direct access to the emerging markets in the Middle East Gulf region. As of 2016, Weiss-Röhlig Dubai will be offering its customers a full range of on-site services, from international air and sea freight to project logistics and overland distribution.The implementation of the logistics terminal project is being managed by Jürgen Hammerer, managing director of Weiss-Röhlig Dubai. An artist’s impression of the new terminal. www.gw-world.comwww.rohlig.comwww.weiss-rohlig.comlast_img

AAL handles shiploader

first_imgThe largest component of the shiploader was over 66 m long and weighed 250 tonnes. Once assembled and operational, it will increase the terminal’s shipping capacity and allow for the loading of post-Panamax ships.The shiploader was transported from China on AAL’s Pacific Service between Asia and North America on board the shipping line’s AAL Singapore.Responsible for the logistics and planning of the shipment was Ontario-based Convoy Logistics Providers (CLP). CLP was appointed by EMS-TECH, who designed and commissioned the shiploader.Felix Schoeller, general manager of AAL’s Pacific Liner Service reported that the consignments consisted of a newly manufactured shiploader, dock conveyor and transfer tower – part of a wider infrastructure development that will boost grain throughput by millions of tonnes a year.  www.aalshipping.comThe largest component of the shiploader was over 66 m long and weighed 250 tonnes. Once assembled and operational, it will increase the terminal’s shipping capacity and allow for the loading of post-Panamax ships.The shiploader was transported from China on AAL’s Pacific Service between Asia and North America on board the shipping line’s AAL Singapore.Responsible for the logistics and planning of the shipment was Ontario-based Convoy Logistics Providers Ltd. (CLP). CLP was appointed by EMS-TECH, who designed and commissioned the shiploader.Felix Schoeller, general manager of AAL’s Pacific Liner Service reported that the consignments consisted of a newly manufactured shiploader, dock conveyor and transfer tower – part of a wider infrastructure development that will boost grain throughput by millions of tonnes a year.www.aalshipping.comwww.ems-tech.netwww.convoylogisticswww.aalshipping.comwww.ems-tech.netwww.convoylogistics.calast_img read more

Networks join clean ocean initiative

first_imgWOC is a multi-industry alliance that facilitates collaboration on sustainable ocean initiatives. The organisation includes industry stakeholders from a wide range of sectors including shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, mining and renewable energy.Wolfgang Karau, director of the WWPC, Priority Cargo Network and CEE, said: “We have to take care of our planet and clean oceans for future generations. Most of our members are based close to shores and waterways and I am sure that our membership with WOC is the right step to manifest our commitment towards a cleaner tomorrow.”WOC ceo Paul Holthus added that maritime transport and logistics, responsible for moving approximately 90 percent of international trade, “are fundamental to the future of the ocean”.www.wwpc.eu.comwww.prioritycargonetwork.comwww.cargoequipmentexperts.comwww.oceancouncil.orglast_img read more

Switzerland unveils biggest timetable shake-up since Bahn 2000

first_imgSWITZERLAND: This year’s timetable change on December 13 will be ‘the most ambitious since the introduction of Bahn 2000 in 2004’, Swiss Federal Railways announced on May 26. Long-distance services are set to expand by 660 000 train-km, or about 1%, while regional services will increase by 2·3 million train-km, or 4%. The major changes are on the east–west routes. Long-distance trains will start to use the Zürich Durchmesserlinie cross-city link in December, avoiding reversal at Zürich HB. This will allow many Basel – Aarau – Zürich InterRegio trains to be extended to Zürich airport and St Gallen. The second stage of the fourth phase of expansion of the Zürich S-Bahn will see the start of a number of new services, while some journey times are to be slightly lengthened in an effort to ‘significantly improve’ reliability and punctuality and ‘ensure that connections can be made even during peak hours’. The launch of major works for the SFr3bn Léman 2030 project to increase capacity between Lausanne and Genève by 2025 will bring significant alterations in western Switzerland, with changes to the routes of long-distance east–west journeys.There will not be significant changes to north – south services. However, international trains from Zürich to Stuttgart will be retimed to improve connections, and there will be new ICE services from Chur to Basel, Frankfurt and Hamburg.View the changes on an interactive map.last_img read more

Grand Bay celebrates 8th centenarian

first_img 29 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Grand Bay celebrates 8th centenarian by: – January 7, 2014 Share Maria Mark Laurent, attained one hundred years on December 25, 2013 (Ashton Shillingford photo)Maria Mark Laurent, who attained one hundred years on December 25, 2013, is the eighth centenarian of Tete Morne, Grand Bay.The President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Charles Savarin and Mrs Savarin, government officials, members of the Dominica Council on Ageing and Mrs Laurent’s relatives, gathered at her home on Monday, January 7, 2014 to officially celebrate the occasion.“God has truly blessed you over the years to bring you to this time,” president of the Dominica Council on Ageing, Zetma Toussaint told Mrs Laurent and presented her with a gift.She also congratulated the relatives and caregivers “for paying attention to your needs and ensure that you live out your remaining years in relative comfort and good health”. Toussaint encouraged them “to keep up the good work, but do not hesitate to seek assistance from health personnel and other community workers when the need arises”. Minister of Community Development and Gender Affairs, Gloria Shillingford also complimented the relatives for taking good care of the centenarian.“You can see she is well looked after and she seems to be a very happy lady,” Shillingford noted and presented her with a present from her Ministry. Minister of Information Technology and Constituency Empowerment Ambrose George, who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, congratulated Laurent on achieving “a milestone”.President Savarin presenting Mrs Laurent with a gift compliments the Office of the President.(Ashton Shillingford photo)“That is a milestone, it’s a feat, yes we have had several centenarians in Dominica but every time another Dominican attains the age one hundred, then of course it’s another milestone for us, it’s another record in our history and Maria is no exception”. He also noted that Mrs Laurent appears to be “well taken care of” and concluded that with such care, he is certain that she will “continue to live a few more years beyond and go beyond one hundred years and probably be the oldest person in Grand Bay”.He implored “God’s blessings upon her to continue to keep her in good health and that the family will continue to take very good care of her””.Meanwhile, President Savarin stated that “it is never late to say happy birthday”.“It is a recognition of the fact that the person was born and lived with us so having lived a long and fruitful life,” Mr Savarin added. Further, he hailed the family’s efforts in taking care of Mrs Laurent.“We must pay special regard to the family because it is the care of the family that allows our elderly to reach that milestone, without that care I doubt very much it would be possible for any of those who’ve reached a hundred to reach a hundred”.President Savarin presented Mrs Laurent with a card and a present from the Office of the President.Just last month, December 17, 2013, Marie Angol-Dominique of Grand Coulibri, Grand Bay celebrated her 100th birthday. Her birthday was on September 11, 2013 but it was officially celebrated on December 17 due to unforeseen circumstances.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Soufriere siblings awaits decision on retrial

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Lauretta Xavier, Herbert Xavier and Manuela Williams (file photo)The three Soufriere siblings Herbert Xavier, Loretta Xavier and Manuela Williams whose murder conviction was been quashed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court are expected to appear in court in January 2015.It is anticipated that during the January 2015 Criminal Assizes, a decision regarding whether the matter will be retried o discontinued by the director of public prosecution Evalina Baptiste.Attorney for the siblings, Dawn Yearwood Stewart informed Dominica Vibes on Tuesday 23 December that the siblings have all been re-indicted. “At those Assizes I imagine they will fix a date or the DPP will indicate what she is going to do with this matter,” Ms Yearwood said.The siblings were found guilty of murdering their brother Harrison Williams in Soufriere in September 2010.They were sentenced to serve 15 years in prison, minus 17 months already spent on remand, in March 2012.The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal squashed their murder conviction on 12 November 2014 and ordered a retrial.center_img LocalNews Soufriere siblings awaits decision on retrial by: Dominica Vibes News – December 23, 2014 Share 273 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Resonant Acquires Filter Design Company GVR for $1.1 Million

first_imgResonant has announced that they have purchased 100% of GVR Trade SA (GVR), a Swiss-based company specializing in the consultation and design of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) devices, from its sole shareholder, Dr. Victor Plessky, for approximately $1.1 million in stock and cash.According to Terry Lingren, CEO of Resonant – This acquisition of GVR is a logical extension to the existing long-term cooperation between the two companies. Their collaboration during the past eight years has resulted in the creation of some of the world’s best tools for the design and development of high performance filters, duplexers and quadplexers that currently dominate the RF front-ends of the LTE handset market. Victor and his team add a tremendous depth of knowledge and meaningfully enhance their ISN® Suite of filter design tools and throughput capabilities, thereby, further expanding our ability to support licensing agreements for both current and future partners and customers.GVR is well known for their speed of services and cutting edge modeling techniques that can deliver enhanced designs. They have been at the forefront of acoustic wave filter design, publishing some of the most advanced works in the area for more than 30 years, with over 350 publications and over 2,000 citations.Dr. Plessky has joined Resonant as Director of Engineering and they will also retain other key GVR technical staff. GVR currently markets FEMSAW, an advanced, finite element modelling tool for SAW resonators. Dr. Plessky and his team have been instrumental in developing some of the most advanced techniques in advanced filter design and have been responsible for some of the industry’s most notable publications, including, “Coupling-of-mode analysis of SAW devices”. Most recently, he and his team have authored a paper that has been accepted for publication at the IEEE IUS conference in September, “Hierarchical Cascading in 2D FEM Simulation of Finite SAW Devices with Periodic Block Structure.”GVR has been engaged with the Resonant team since 2008 and have been under contract since 2012. They have collaborated in the development of an essential and specific components of their Infinite Synthesized Network (ISN®) platform. Resonant believes ISN is one of the most advanced physical electro-acoustic tools and is capable of modeling today’s most sophisticated and advanced SAW processes and filter designs. Dr. Plessky will be joining them as a full time employee to assist the Company in the further development and improvement of their ISN platform.last_img read more

UWF athletics to host fourth annual Argo Rally August 16

first_img Share    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will once again kick off the year with the Argo Rally, and this year’s event will take place on Thursday, August 16 at the Fish House in downtown Pensacola.  The fourth annual kick-off event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., and all Argonaut supporters are invited to attend and cheer on the teams as they kick off the 2012-13 season.Fans and supporters will have the opportunity to meet UWF coaches, play with Argie, win prizes, and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres.  For more information about the Argo Rally or about how to join the Argonaut Athletic Club, contact UWF assistant athletic director Brett Berg at (850) 474-2019 or bberg@uwf.edu.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version UWF athletics to host fourth annual Argo Rally August 16last_img read more

Bergen set to resign as head cross country coach

first_imgBergen set to resign as head cross country coach Share Two-time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year will resign later this spring center_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – After five seasons, University of West Florida men’s and women’s cross country head coach Dr. John Bergen will resign his position effective April 27 to pursue personal opportunities.”I am grateful for having the opportunity to coach here at the University of West Florida,” said Bergen. “I am thankful for the support and resources provided by our administration to allow myself and our student-athletes a great chance to be successful. This program will continue to flourish in the future, and I am proud to have been a part of it.”In his time as head coach, Bergen was named Gulf South Conference Women’s Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Bergen led the UWF women’s cross country team to the program’s first NCAA national championship appearance in 2011 and again in 2012. The two-time conference coach of the year also led the Argonaut women’s cross country team to back-to-back Gulf South Conference championships.“Coach Bergen has taken our cross country teams to a new level,” UWF Athletic Director Dave Scott said. “We appreciate his hard work and dedication to the University of West Florida Intercollegiate Athletic program. We hope he has continued success in his future endeavors.” Under Bergen’s tutelage, 24 student-athletes earned All-GSC honors while five received All-GSC Academic Honors. Bergen coached two GSC freshmen of the year award winners (Seth Rosanina, Kelley Bahn) in his tenure as head coach and saw the UWF women’s cross country honored by the USTFCCCA with all-academic team honors in 2010.”I was very fortunate to have outstanding student-athletes and assistant coaches for helping establish a strong program here, and I will miss them all,” said Bergen.When named cross country coach in 2008, Bergen was no stranger to the UWF Field House, as he spent six years as an assistant professor of exercise science in the Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science department, which was housed for four of his years in the UWF Field House. Then, Dr. Bergen took over as the interim sports information director, a position that he held until taking over the cross country coaching position.The men’s and women’s cross country head coach position is now posted online. To apply, click here. All applications must be submitted through that site to be considered.For more information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.John Bergen Profile#ARGOS#   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more