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Nicholls Transport opens LNG station with Gasrec

first_imgOpened together with Gasrec, the station will be used to support an initial order for 10 Stralis NP 460 6×2 tractor units from local dealer Haynes Trucks.Nicholls follows a steady line of major own-account and 3PL fleets in embracing a cleaner and lower cost fuel.The LNG station is the first of its kind in Kent and perfectly situated for freight traffic bound for the continent, being less than five miles from Junction 5 of the M2 – with Nicholls making the site available to third parties by arrangement.Paul Nicholls, Managing Director of Nicholls Transport, says, “Moving to alternative fuels has been high on our agenda – but gas is currently the only technology that’s ready for 44-tonne operation.”“Gasrec has been hugely proactive and gave us the confidence to switch fuels, following experiences with demonstrators organised through IVECO and Haynes.”Commenting on the benefits of LNG, he adds, “Moving to natural gas shows how much we care about our planet.”“It’s our collective responsibility as an industry to do something to tackle climate change and make road transport more sustainable, and by opening this LNG station and investing in the Stralis NP fleet, we’re showing our customers and competitors that’s possible to do today.”“We very much hope other local businesses in North Kent share our vision for a sustainable future and buy in to LNG in the same way.”“As an industry, we really need to make this happen.”last_img read more

Singapore: Dredging at Senoko Jetty Scheduled for Next Month

first_imgMaritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the Senoko Jetty dredging program will be underway from April 1 until May 15 2014.Dredging works will be undertaken by a grab dredger which will be held by 3 spuds as anchors. This dredging vessel, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 m.The dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.[mappress]Source:, March 19, 2014last_img read more

Intermodal South America is an unqualified success

first_imgThe fair, which is now into its 18th year attracted an official attendance of 45,451, and a one-day record of more than 20,000 was posted on Wednesday, the second day of the event, hosted by UBM Brazil .Demir Lourenco, the executive director for Tecon Salvador container terminal, part of the diversified Wilson, Sonsshipping and logistics group, said: “It is the great forum for logistics in Brazil. I met during this fair three potential clients who are asking for a study to containerise the transportation of their cargo, and with this, improve its transit. Intermodal allows you to speak to around 100 clients in the same place. This is impossible to achieve in any other way.”Karin Mickenhagen, the managing partner for Deugro Brasil, the project forwarding specialists, told HLPFI: “It is a great event and you can meet a lot of potential and actual business clients. Brazil still has a lot of infrastructural improvements to come in the next few years and that is where we come in; helping with the logistics to get the equipment to those projects.”Mickenhagen said that Deugro Brasil has made rapid progress since opening for business four years ago and now has 700 clients and three offices. She told HLPFI that the expanding joint venture (with German outfit Deugro the majority shareholder) currently employs 22 in Brazil with more to be added by the end of this year.One of the companies exhibiting at the event was Saraiva Equipamentos , the Recife based equipment supplier (especially for the wind power sector) and company president Ricardo Teixeira , said he hoped the company would find even more new business from the event. He said: “We are growing daily and the rate of growth is very good.”Intermodal South America is the second biggest logistics trade show in the world and also hosted a record number of stands, 550, and organisers say it will be even bigger next year.Many exhibitors also commented this year that the “quality” of attendees was higher than in previous years with far fewer “free gift” seekers/students/junior members of workforce attending on the final day. Perhaps that was due to the poor read more

Bombardier to supply more VLocity DMUs

first_imgAUSTRALIA: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a A$146m contract to supply a further nine three-car VLocity diesel multiple-units to Transport for Victoria. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019, and will take the state’s VLocity fleet to 88 units.The 160 km/h DMUs will continue to be manufactured in Dandenong, and will have more than 69% local content. ‘These trains will provide an improved travel experience for passengers, and help address the mobility needs of a rapidly growing population’, said Andrew Dudgeon, Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation in Australia, on December 20. ‘This order demonstrates confidence in our VLocity vehicle platform which was designed, engineered and manufactured in Victoria, for Victorians.’The 2017-18 Victorian budget included A$311m for 39 vehicles, building on a previous order for 48.As part of the Victorian government’s A$18m Regional Rail Connectivity Project, Bombardier is installing onboard 4G equipment to enhance passenger connectivity across the V/Line regional train fleet.last_img read more

4 fun things to do in The Valley, Anguilla

first_imgThough one of the smaller Caribbean countries, Anguilla boasts just as beautiful beaches and top-notch delicious food as do the larger Caribbean islands. If you’re experiencing a harsh winter and looking to take a vacation to the Caribbean sometime soon, Choose Anguilla. Check out these 4 fun things to do in the sunny islandAnguilla ATV RentalPhoto courtesy of anguilla-beaches.comFeeling adventurous? Explore the wild and more deserted east end of Anguilla, that will be sure to captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. The many dirt roads on the east side, make it the perfect spot to throw an ATV into gear.Birdwatch at Nature Explorers AnguillaPhoto courtesy of anguilla-beaches.comIf you’re a nature lover, you definitely will enjoy Anguilla’s Wetland Tour. Anguilla is home to vibrant eco-systems rich with interesting and varied bird life, including indigenous and migratory species. Get to birdwatching at Nature Explorers, as locals and tourists can enjoy a morning expedition through Anguilla’s wetlands, while enjoying the chirps of a variety of birds.Feel the rhythmPhoto courtesy of trpadvisor.comEnjoy live-music that will make you want to dance up a storm, from the famous Dune Preserve. When thinking of resting your legs, simply just take a few steps to the beach where you can relax and have the waves hit against your skin.KitesurfingPhoto courtesy inmotionkitesurfing.comA tourist favorite, with its tradewinds and calm seas, Anguilla has the perfect weather conditions for someone looking to fly in the wind. The small island also has a small community of top kitesurfers who make it their mission to take on big waves and high winds.last_img read more

Cholera outbreak persists in Nigeria Yobe state

first_imgDeath toll from cholera outbreak in NE Nigeria rises to 35 Nigeria Struggles to Cope with Ebola Outbreak Cholera outbreak leaves 6 dead in Nigeria’s Lagoscenter_img This is a flooded cattle market in Kara-Isheri, in the Ogun State in southwest Nigeria/AFPA cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Yobe State has claimed at least 61 lives, according to a governmnet officialThe local Commissioner for Health, Dr Muhammad Kawuwa, said there were at least 906 reported fresh cases.The state official, calling for emergency assistance, said at least 50 of the reported Acute Water Diarrhoea (AWD) cases were in critical condition in various hospitals.“Some of the AWD cases were caused by Vibrio bacterae, the bacteria that cause cholera,“ the commissioner said.Dr Kawuwa explained that 906 infections were recorded in six local government areas of Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, Fune, Potiskum and Nangere in two months.“Over 795 patients were successfully treated and discharged, 50 are still on admission in various health facilities across the state.“Unfortunately, we lost 61 patients mainly due to delays in reporting to the healthcare facilities for life saving treatment.”Dr Kawuwa said further that the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Abuja were verifying the causes of the outbreak.He said the verification was necessary to scale up response with the support of the international partners.The commissioner identified personal hygiene, absence of sanitation facilities and flooding of water sources by the rains as possible causes of the outbreak.He called on water, sanitation and health sector partners, religious and traditional leaders and the affected communities to cooperate in containing the outbreak and to check spread.The Yobe government had three months ago declared an earlier cholera outbreak in its five local government areas.The commissioner said the initial outbreak recorded 16 deaths, in 404 cases with Bade Local Government having 379 cases, Karasuwa 16, Jakusko, four, Yusufari three and Bursari, two.Relatedlast_img read more

New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch unveiled

first_imgRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch features aesthetic makeover and new colours inspired by original Redditch factory. Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield has updated its line up for 2017 after introducing a new rendition of its staple Classic 350 model. Called the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch, it features an aesthetic makeover plus new colours.The Redditch name sees Royal Enfield paying homage to one of its original factories from the 1950s. This also inspired the three new colour schemes made available for the model – red, blue and green.“The Classic is one of the most loved motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Looking back into our decades old legacy, we have given the Classic a makeover taking cues from the motorcycles produced at Redditch, Royal Enfield’s birthplace in the UK” said Royal Enfield president Rudratej Singh.Unlike the regular Classic 350 (pictured above), the Classic 350 Redditch version gets a single-seater layout plus new contrasting black accents setting it apart. Mechanically, it is likely that little has changed from the base bike’s air-cooled, twin-spark 346cc single-cylinder and 5-speed transmission setup.Presently, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch is only available on sale in India where it retails on-the-road for Rs1,46,093 (approx. RM75,522). There also reportedly no plans to extend the special colour scheme into the Classic 500 model that’s exported for overseas market.–Ads–last_img read more

Argos Cling to No. 25 Ranking in National Poll

first_imgArgos Cling to No. 25 Ranking in National Poll STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Argonaut softball team continues to hold steady to a No. 25 ranking in this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll, as it was released Wednesday. West Florida remains one of three Gulf South Conference teams, also representing one out of five teams from the South Region.The Argos are currently 16-3 and are home to the reigning GSC Pitcher of the Week, Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern). UWF will continue Spring Fling play during the remainder of the week, as Lafrance looks to hold onto to a perfect record moving into the weekend. The Argos will then open up Gulf South Conference competition on the road at North Alabama on Saturday, facing No. 2 Alabama-Huntsville on Sunday. Both Nova Southeastern and Rollins dropped in the polls this week, now standing at No. 23 and No. 16 respectively. Valdosta State rounds out GSC squads in the nation’s top teams, breaking into the top 10 at No. 10. For more information on all UWF athletics, visit Friendly Version West Florida Softball (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img Sharelast_img read more

Kenai Chamber Fires Shot at Fish Board Process

first_img Wharton: “He had been accused of a lot of things that really had no substance to it and when addressing that on air I believe, he mentioned that as far as he could tell the only crime he was guilty of was not living in Anchorage or words to that effect and so I thought I’d throw that back out there because I thought that it was interesting.” At that time, Ruffner responded to opposition from the Kenai River Sportsfishing Association… Ruffner: “The first claim is that I won’t represent all Alaskans including Anchorage and Mat-Su. As far as I can tell, this appears to be based solely on the fact that I do not reside in Anchorage, which is a fact I can’t deny. I don’t live in Anchorage, I live on the Kenai Peninsula, between the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.” Wharton was referencing Ruffner’s journey through the legislative confirmation process last April when he was not confirmed to the Board of Fish.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Chamber of Commerce awards took a slyly political turn last Wednesday as Chamber President Jeff Wharton announced Kenai’s Community Service Award for 2015 to a man who “we learned… isn’t from Anchorage,” Robert Ruffner… Ruffner’s confirmed failed 29-30.last_img read more