Woikoski heightens services in welding industry

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Air Products signs agreements with Fullcryo

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Milestone reached for transboundary CCS

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Peters & May saves the day for Hydra-Sports boat

first_imgThe 25 foot boat arrived within three days of departing the factory in the USA, travelling over 5,000 miles. Louise Cowleyof Mastercraft & Hydra-Sports commented, “It was paramount for the 2500 VX to reach the show in Southampton quickly and in pristine condition and Peters & May provided a completely effective solution to a highly demanding challenge.”Following the road haulage of the 2500 VX Vector Series from the factory in Tennessee, the boat and crate were flown by Peters & May from JFK Airport, just under 3,765 miles to Luxembourg before being collected by a specialist truck bound for the UK, reaching the destination via ship across the English Channel.The Peters & May offices in the USA and UK provided solutions for each element of the shipment.last_img read more

The Wednesday Wire – January 21st 2014

first_imgEvie has been busy this week analysing the information contained in the latest Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2015, which suggests that mixed economic performances in BRICS countries has been offset by dynamic growth in a number of ASEAN and GGC countries, sub-Saharan Africa and large next-tier economies such as Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico and Pakistan.Since the Index’s inception, large BRICS nations have accounted for a significant proportion of growth and investment in emerging markets. But Saudi Arabia climbed to second position in this year’s Index, ranking behind only China, which has 47 times the population and 12.5 times the economic output.Key findings of the report included the UAE, Qatar and Oman being ranked as having the best “market compatibility”; the UAE, Malaysia, China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Chile topping in “connectivity” board, with the best infrastructure and transport links; Russia’s growing economic isolation and the damage to its logistics appeal; and the Philippines being pushed up five spots among countries likely to emerge as a major logistics market.Essa Al-Saleh, president and ceo of Agility Global Integrated Logistics, commented: “A year ago, there was talk of an emerging markets meltdown and of a new ‘fragile five’ based on concerns about weakness in South Africa, Brazil, India, Turkey and Indonesia. Emerging markets as a group turned out to be far more resilient – even vibrant – than expected despite continued sluggishness in the global economy.”Click here to access the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2015 in full. In businessPanalpina heads further into AfricaPanalpina opened two new offices in Casablanca, Morocco and Nairobi, Kenya, where the company says opportunities for growth exist in the energy and infrastructure sectors.FP Engineering chooses Safmarine MPVSafmarine MPV was selected by South African manufacturer FP Engineering as its preferred carrier for 2015.Breakbulk boosts the Port of RotterdamCargo throughput during 2014 at the Port of Rotterdam increased by 1 percent year-on-year, with breakbulk and containerised freight growth offsetting a slump in oil products.SP SPb sees project cargo riseThe Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg posted a 17 percent year-on-year rise in equipment and machinery, including project, heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes, handled at the port in 2014.Albany hits the heightsFuelled by a surge in shipments of grain and heavy lift equipment, the Port of Albany handled a record 94 ships and barges in 2014.Greencarrier achieves ISO standardsGreencarrier Freight Services has achieved management (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) certification for its energy and projects business unit.PPG gains ports’ supportLas Palmas Port Authority and the Port of Corpus Christi were named as platinum sponsors of the Project Professionals Group’s (PPG) eighth annual conference in the Canary Islands. Capacity developmentsABC confirms fleet expansion plans AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has confirmed reports that it will take two more freighters into its fleet in 2015, and is also considering adding two more aircraft.Grimaldi targets Med-North America ro-roGrimaldi Group plans to launch a new ro-ro service connecting Civitavecchia, Italy and the ports of Baltimore (USA) and Halifax (Canada) on the North American West Coast.Maximus launches one-stop-shopMaximus Air is launching a brand new one-stop-shop service in 2015, offering door-to-door delivery for the first time.Port of Tyne extension takes step forwardThe Port of Tyne has appointed a contractor to undertake the GBP25mn (USD37.87mn) extension of the Riverside Quay – the gateway’s deep-sea facility at South Shields.Crane manufacturers in telescopic collaborationSennebogen and Manitowoc have signed a long-term strategic partnership, which will see Sennebogen produce three telescopic crawler cranes for Manitowoc to sell in the Americas. On the moveSkuld strengthens management under new ceoMarine insurance provider Skuld has appointed Gregory Thomas as executive vice president, commercial P&I, and named Kristian Løberg as chief financial officer.Ferrero joins PTV Transport ConsultPTV Transport Consult appointed Thomas Ferrero to its managerial team. He will succeed Michel Zeers and Dr Gerd Bahm.DHL cuts ribbon in ChicagoDHL Global Forwarding has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new USD35 million facility in Chicago, Illinois.Occis to head up Port of RouenNicolas Occis, a chief civil and forestry engineer, has been named executive director of HAROPA’s Port of Rouen. Notable shipmentEkin Heavy and Project Cargo Transportation delivers a shipment comprising 22 heavy units from Ankara, Turkey to France by road.last_img read more


first_imgAustralia:Victoria’s Department of Infrastructure has appointed Scott Wilson to carry out a six-month review of Melbourne’s rail infrastructure assets, and to develop maintenance and renewal strategies.Honeywell Building Solutions has been awarded a A$7·1m contract to provide an 800-camera CCTV monitoring and digital recording network for the stations in the Perth area, including the new Mandurah line.Austria:Brenner Eisenbahn GmbH has awarded Porr Tunnelbau and Bilfinger Berger a €64m 20-month contract to build a 3·5 km tunnel at Brixlegg for the Lower Inn valley line (RG 4.04 p221).Bangladesh:BR has ordered 100 petroleum tank wagons from Chinese firm Liaoning MEC Co Ltd at a cost of 220m taka.Czech Republic:LOSTR Louny is building 400 Sggmrss six-axle container flats for Switzerland-based leasing company AAE.Finland:Alcatel is to supply its 6151 LockTrac modular electronic interlocking and FieldTrac 6315 axle-counters for the 63track-km Kerava – Lahti cut-off in southern Finland under a €10m contract.Germany:DB Systems GmbH has announced it is to adopt the Linux open-source computer operating system as its strategic server platform.Greece:A joint venture of Comsa and Themeli has been awarded a €6·3m, 16-month contract to build a 3·8 km cut-off at Axios on the Athens – Thessaloniki route. Ireland: Iarnród éireann has begin testing the first 16 of 40 EMU vehicles being delivered from Mitsui and Tokyu Car Corp to increase capacity on DART services. They are expected to enter service in August, with the remainder of the order following early next year. The original rolling stock will then be refurbished.Italy:Piedmont regional operator GTT has placed a €37·5m order with Alstom for 10 three-car Coradia 160 km/h EMUs with options for a further nine. Delivery will be from October 2005 to April 2006, with the first sets entering service in December 2005.Lithuania:Nortel Networks and Belam Riga have completed a €6·7m project to lay 276 km of lineside optic fibre linking Vilnius, Kaisiadorys and Radviliskis.Namibia:This month TransNamib will take delivery of the first two of four Co-Co diesel locomotives built by ZiYang works in China. They are the first locos to be powered by Cummins V16 QSK60 engines rated at 2200hp at 1800rev/min.Russia:Russian Railways has taken delivery of 100 open wagons with low maintenance polyurethane bearings from Ural Wagon Factory. The factory plans to turn out 1000 wagons per month by the autumn.Thailand:State Railway of Thailand has awarded Bombardier a £39m contract to supply EbiLock 950 computer-based interlocking, lineside equipment and communications for four routes out of Bangkok totalling 174route-km with 33 stations.Turkey:The contract for construction of the Marmaray cross-Bosporus tunnel (RG 5.04 p251) was signed on May 6. A start of work ceremony was held three days later.United Kingdom:Contractor C Spenser Ltd has begun a £7m programme of platform and canopy modernisation and construction of a new waiting room at Sheffield station, as part of a £50m scheme to improve the station and its surrounding area.Siemens Transportation Systems has signed a €40m contract to maintain the 21 Class 360 Desiro EMUs used on National Express Group’s One Great Eastern services. The seven-year contract will be extended by three years if the franchise is renewed.Wien-based Frequentis is designing and supplying fixed equipment, including dispatcher terminals, switching and servers for Network Rail’s national GSM-R network.USA: Harsco Track Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply four multi-unit track relaying trains for Indian Railways, augmenting three supplied earlier. HTT is also to supply a rail grinder to Mauritanian heavy-haul rail operator SNIM; total value of the two orders is put at around US$20m.last_img read more

Rwanda holds monthly mandatory Community Service day

first_imgIt was an absolute honor to speak to #Rindiro residents about waste management in today’s #Umuganda. pic.twitter.com/OSRs0B8REF— Dany Rugamba (@Rugaamba) February 25, 2017 Rwanda has dedicated every last Saturday of the month as a mandatory community service day where people both ordinary and leaders come together to do community workUmuganda as it is called in the East African country givea an opportunity to adults between the ages of18 and 65-years-old to give back to the community from 8 am to 11 am.This Saturday being the last in the month of February, President Paul Kagame and the First Lady joined residents of Simbwa Cell, Kabarore Sector, Gatsibo District in the monthly communal work to build a primary school. The President pledged to distribute laptops and access to ICT to the school that will serve 300 children once complete.“We are building this school to ensure that our children do not have to walk long distances to have access to schools” said the President during the community workBelow are some posts of how different leaders and citizens went about building the communityPresident Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame join Umuganda in Gatsibo District pic.twitter.com/j6CqMttwzb— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) February 25, 2017 #Rwanda National Police Peace keepers join #CAR residents in #Umuganda today. pic.twitter.com/tu5XISpxq8— Rwanda National Police (@Rwandapolice) February 25, 2017 Day one of national retreat begins with leaders getting closer to the people we serve…#Umuganda pic.twitter.com/r9tDHEyn3K— Arthur Asiimwe (@aasiimwe) February 25, 2017https://twitter.com/YolandeMakolo/status/835415121283403776@AndrewMwenda in #Umuganda first day of #Umwiherero2017 pic.twitter.com/XVR3OtUXeQ— JD GAKUBA (@JGAKUBA) February 25, 2017 My first #Umuganda (Community Services) here in #Bugesera – I had a wonderful time @shelterthem holding my first hoe in 20 years. pic.twitter.com/BJBr5FfEFN— Kizito B. Musabimana (@KizitoBM) February 25, 2017last_img read more

Linton says Sam Raphael out to destroy UWP under his leadership

first_img Tweet LocalNewsPolitics Linton says Sam Raphael out to destroy UWP under his leadership by: Dominica Vibes News – July 11, 2017 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 573 Views   11 comments Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton (file photo)Lennox Linton, leader of the Parliamentary Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has said Sam Raphael is on a mission to destroy the party under his leadership.Speaking with radio talk show host Matthias Peltier Jr. on Tuesday 11 July 2017, Linton said he has been under “consistent vicious attack” from Raphael since his appearance on CBS News ‘60 Minutes’ program aired on January 1 2017.“The attacks have continued, the attacks went up to Brooklyn to Sam Raphael’s town hall there, the attacks came back to Dominica…Raphael is not concerned about the United Workers Party individuals that he was involved with back in the day,” he said.Linton added that Raphael has not released one single name involved in the alleged pre-sale of diplomatic passports by the UWP.“If you notice up to now, not one single name has been called, the only name that you hear being called over, and over, and over again is the name of Lennox Linton”. “This is a man who is on a mission to destroy the United Workers’ Party under the leadership of Lennox Linton. So it is the United Workers Party under the leadership of Lennox Linton that he wants to destroy,” Mr Linton said.According to Mr Linton, if Raphael’s statements are being assessed, “the media will clearly come away with the truth and fact, that this is something personal against Lennox Linton and the fact that he is the leader of the United Workers’ Party at this time”.He alleged that Mr Raphael is also acting on the request of the Prime Minister in exchange for debt forgiveness for the “over six million dollars on the Jungle Bay property”.The first Jungle Bay Hotel was destroyed by mudslides during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika and Raphael in now building another hotel at Morne Acouma, Soufriere. “The Labour Party obviously has cut a deal with Sam Raphael ‘You will get debt forgiveness of over six million dollars on the Jungle Bay property’ where he owed the state and did not pay over six million dollars. The government was in court with Sam Raphael, the government backed out of the court case so Sam Raphael would have no obligation on repaying the 6.5 million dollars,” he accused. Mr Linton further stated that Mr Raphael is not putting “country first” as if he was, his obligation would be to pay back his debt to the people of Dominica. “I’ve gotten to the stage that I do not believe anything that this gentleman says, he’s on a mission to destroy, he will do whatever it takes to destroy the United Workers Party under the leadership of Lennox Linton,” he said. Further, Mr Linton said Mr Raphael has not produced any evidence to back up his allegations that the UWP sold diplomatic passports in exchange for campaign financing. “He knows that, he admits that in his statement. To use the language of selling diplomatic passports in order to detract away from what is going on with the government right now, I consider that to be dishonest, I consider that to be despicable,” Mr Linton said. He said the evidence which he specifically called for was a “body of truth, a body of fact”. “I was not querying whether or not Sam Raphael had received money on behalf of the United Workers Party because I was reliably informed that he did receive money on behalf of United Workers Party, and so this rattling off of account numbers and amounts received over a period did nothing for me in terms of the evidence that I requested, because I did dispute nor did the people in the party I spoke to dispute that he had received money for and on behalf of the party,” he said. The question, Mr Linton said which remains unanswered, is what the money received was for. “He wants the people of Dominica to accept on his say so that it was for diplomatic passports but I have not heard that from the other people that he was supposedly involved with in the party at the time. Who do I believe Sam Raphael, who is obviously lying through his teeth for favours from Skerrit right now, trying to destroy the political opposition in order for him to get monies to build Jungle Bay…to build his cottages and his villas and to sell them and make his money who do I believe,” he said. He said Mr. Raphael “confirmed that straight and plain” in his statement that the UWP did not sell any diplomatic passports.last_img read more

Corporate donors keep Farmington/Hills Foundation going

first_img Reported by Every year, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families holds a May gala that funds a year’s worth of support for local groups and organizations.Preparations for the 25th anniversary event were well underway when COVID-19 hit Michigan. Staff and trustees immediately began meeting remotely. They had some big decisions to make.“In March, we decided pretty quickly to reschedule,” Executive Director Liz Hood said. “We hoped to reschedule sometime in the fall… We decided back in July that this just wasn’t going to be safe, practical or responsible.”Board Trustee Ken Paulson in 2018 presented Alan Maxey and Loretta Zahn of Neighborhood House with checks to assist local families. (Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families)Instead, the Foundation canceled the gala and turned to sponsors that had already committed to support it. Asked about turning their sponsorship into a donation, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Hubble Roth & Clark Consulting Engineers, Sellers Auto Group, and Wright Beamer all said yes.“We were very, very happy to have then on board,” Hood said, adding sponsors will be spotlighted on social media, at ffhfoundation.org, and on the organization’s letterhead.The support has allowed the Foundation to make COVID-19 emergency grants of up to $2,000.“We realized that there would be a lot of pressure on a lot of organizations in our community seeing increased needs because of the pandemic,” Hood said.Sunflour Bakehaus in downtown Farmington received Foundation support this year to continue donating its Old World Bread to metro Detroit charities. (Facebook.com)To date, funds have gone to:CARES of Farmington Hills to assist with the increase in the number of people requiring food assistance,Sunflour Bakehaus in downtown Farmington, to support a community bread program for people in need,Operation Common Good, to supply Giving Boxes around the community, andFarmington Youth Assistance, for supplies for their summer Camp in a Box programThe Foundation will also reach out to Farmington Public Schools to offer support as distance learning puts greater demands on families. Emergency grant applications are still being accepted. Learn more here: ffhfoundation.org/359-2/.Corporate support means the 2020 fall grant cycle will go on as usual. Applications close on October 15. Farmington/Farmington Hills programs and organizations that benefit youth and families are welcome to apply.More information and an application can be found here: ffhfoundation.org/grants/Hood said the plan for the last four months of 2020 is to simply keep moving forward.“We’re just trying to anticipate where those community needs will pop up next,” she said. Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City approves 1 cent tax increase

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council held a special session on Friday, July 28, to consider a proposed City budget for 2017-2018, as well to review its proposal for a 5-year capital improvement plan.“I think you did a great job here. I like the way the numbers are spread out and all the projects that are coming forward,” said Mayor Barry Patel as he thanked all who took part in crafting the budget.“This is a result of almost five months of work,” SPI Chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez said of the work put in on the project.Gimenez presented a summary of changes related to the budget, which included a 1 cent increase to the City’s property tax rate, generating an estimated $225,000 in revenue. Also of note was a $30,000 reduction in the funding for outside agencies. Both of these were approved by Council in their July 19 meeting, as well as the intent to combine the $225,000 in additional property tax revenue with the $30,000 savings from not funding outside agencies, to create a $255,000 fund for preventative maintenance of facilities.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedCity proposes budget cuts despite surplusBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI City Council met last week for a workshop regarding the mid-year budget review. Finance Director Rodrigo Gimenez gave the council an update on current numbers in regards to revenue and expenditures and included projections for the remainder of the year. With…April 24, 2015In “News”Island revenues up, despite HOT tax declineBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During a special session held on Tuesday, April 24, the SPI City Council was presented with a mid-year budget review by the City’s Chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez. The CFO began by reporting that the City is in compliance with its required reserve funds.…May 4, 2018In “News”Funds allocated: SPI Council votes on 2019-2020 budgetBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   The South Padre Island City Council held a special meeting Tuesday morning to formally accept a few key pieces of municipal business. With the exception of media and a few city officials present, the sparsely attended meeting was brief, with no one…August 2, 2019In “News” Sharelast_img read more