HHLA’s sustainability strategy on track with new battery-powered AGVs

first_imgHHLA compensates for CO2 emissions that are still being generated through emissions reduction certificates, thereby supporting environmentally friendly projects. The goal is to constantly reduce the need to compensate, which will be driven forward through the expansion of the battery-powered AGV fleet. Due to its high degree of automation and electrification, the CTA is now the world’s first container handling facility to be certified climate-neutral, according to HHLA. Terminal processes that still produce CO2 emissions today will be gradually electrified, or their transition to electrical power will be field-tested. With the expansion of climate-friendly energy supply at CTA, HHLA said it is ensuring the continued operation of its growing battery-powered AGV fleet. Half of the vehicles employed are already powered by lithium-ion batteries and by the end of the year, sixteen more of these environmentally friendly AGVs will be added to the fleet. Posted: 9 months ago Six new charging stations will be installed at CTA by the end of the year. Image by HHLA By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 vehicles should be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This will result in an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO₂ and around 118 tonnes of nitrogen oxide because the electric AGVs do not generate any local CO₂, nitrogen oxide or fine particulate matter emissions. Posted: 9 months ago As explained, the battery-powered vehicles are also attractive from an economic standpoint because their ratio of energy consumed to actual power output is three times higher than that of diesel AGVs. Further advantages of lithium-ion batteries include their charging time, which is just one and a half hours, high durability and freedom from maintenance. Six further green energy charging stations for battery-powered automated container transporters (AGV) and sixteen additional lithium-ion AGVs will be put into operation at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) by the end of the year. Business & Finance The conversion of the AGV fleet at CTA, supported by Hamburg’s Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the “Energiewende in Unternehmen” subsidy programme, is said to be an important component of HHLA’s sustainability strategy. Specifically, the goal is to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality across the group by 2040. Two new charging stations were delivered to CTA on 4 September. They will be used to supply green energy to the automated AGV fleet in charge of transporting containers between the quayside and the container storage blocks at CTA. Another four charging units, each stored in a 20-foot container, will be delivered to the terminal in the coming weeks. This will increase the number of charging stations at CTA to thirteen by the end of 2020, and five more will be added next year. HHLA Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040 Germany’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continues to implement its sustainability strategy at the company’s terminal facilities in Hamburg. Categories:last_img read more

Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said he is encouraging people to go out and deface English tourism signs in the Gaeltacht region.It comes as a number of the signs including a number for the Wild Atlantic Way were scribbled out leaving just the Irish language version.Local Independent county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has refused to condemn the attacks on the tourism signs. In fact, he said he encourages anyone who feels strongly enough about the Irish language to go out and take “direct action.”He said “Some people have decided not to be silenced while watching a very beautiful and progressive language dying.“I fully support this action and I would ask others to go out and if they believe direct action then do what they have to do. I will not condemn it.”Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuigA number of such signs have been scrawled over in a number of local areas in West Donegal including Gaoth Dobhair and Ranafast. Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said he does not accept the destruction of the English language version of the signs will hinder tourists.He added “If a tourist comes all the way from a remote area of Italy, then surely they can find their way around West Donegal.“Tourism can play a part and can be of economic benefit to our community and I welcome it to a point.“But I don’t believe that we should sell out our own language which is thousands of years old and much older than English just for tourism.“In fact, tourists come to the Gaeltacht area to experience our culture and our language. “These are people who are taking a stand for our language and I will not condemn their actions in any way.”Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs was last modified: August 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAELTACHTGaoth DobhairMicheal Mac Giolla EasbuigsignsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Source: Colin Kaepernick watches ad’s TV premiere from Nike HQ

first_imgBy ROB MAADDI | The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA — As Colin Kaepernick watched from the apparel giant’s headquarters in Oregon, Nike aired its highly anticipated ad featuring the quarterback known for his social protests during the NFL season opener Thursday night.The spot highlighting the former 49ers quarterback locked in a grievance with the league aired during the first ad break in the third quarter of the Eagles-Falcons game, which started with no overt demonstrations by players during …last_img read more

Highest global quality fuel in SA

first_imgPetroSA’s gas-to-liquids refinery in Mossel Bay. The company is a global pioneer in this technology. (Image: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Mary AlexanderSouth Africa’s new multibillion-dollar state-of-the art crude oil refinery, set to go online in 2014 with a capacity of 400 000 barrels a day, would produce fuel to the very highest global standards, state-owned oil company PetroSA said on Thursday.The refinery is to be constructed at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth at a cost of US$11-billion. Half its output will go to the domestic market, with the other half exported to other sub-Saharan African countries. Known as Project Mthombo, it will be one of the first installations in the world able to refine sour crude oil.PetroSA CEO Sipho Mkhize said the plant would process oil to the highest Euro V clean fuel standards. This standard ensures extremely low sulphur levels in diesel fuel, and significantly reduced aromatics such as benzene in petrol (gasoline).South Africa only plans to implement Euro IV fuel-emission standards in 2012, while Europe is already moving from Euro IV to Euro V. The country currently uses the low Euro II standard.The plant will produce a mix of 70% distillates – diesel and aviation fuel – and 30% high-octane petrol, all to the Euro V standard.Low fuel standards have had a strong impact on the local motor industry, preventing the import of a number of vehicle types because their engines were unable to reliably operate on South Africa’s lower-quality petrol and diesel. The new refinery will ensure the highest quality fuel is available on the domestic market, freeing up these imports.Boosting energy trade between developing countriesStrategically located at the southern tip of Africa, linked to global trade routes, the refinery would source crude oil from Venezuela, Brazil and Cuba, as well as African oil-producing countries such as Angola and Nigeria. It will therefore boost both the energy trade both within Africa and between global developing countries.Unlike the smaller refineries common in Africa, its 400 000-barrels-a-day capacity would allow it to achieve economies of scale, Vukani Khulu, PetroSA’s commercial manager for new ventures, said at an energy conference in Johannesburg yesterday.This capacity, made possible by proven world-class technologies and crude processing flexibility, means the refinery will be the lowest cost producer in sub-Sahara Africa. It will produce fuel 20% to 30% cheaper than imported fuel.“The refinery will come on stream in 2014 and we will be producing at full capacity from day one,” Khulu told Reuters.“It makes sense to invest in a refinery because of the growing local demand. Crude oil will be the main source of energy for the next coming 20 years. There is enough demand in the sub-Saharan Africa at least until 2030, throughout the whole lifespan of the refinery.”Developing skillsTo ensure the efficiency of the refinery when it comes onstream in 2014, PetroSA is investing in developing appropriate skills in the Eastern Cape region around Coega, one of South Africa’s most impoverished areas.It is to set up a number of training centres in the region, with the first of these, at the Jongiliizwe Secondary School in the town of Butterworth, already commissioned. In July a R500 000 state-of-the-art communications centre was opened at the school.“The decision to locate the refinery at Coega is based on commercial drivers but also considers national interest factors such as unlocking growth potential in a region with one of the lowest economic activities in the country, and providing a strategic alternative to Durban which presently handles 75% of the country’s crude imports and 40% of refined products,” Mkhize said in March, announcing the completion of the pre-feasibility study.“PetroSA’s planning includes the provision of new oil terminal facilities and upgrades at Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Gauteng.”Projected economic growth figures indicate that by 2014 South Africa will have a shortfall of some 200 000 barrels of locally refined fuel. Without the refinery, the only solution would be to import fuel – a costly solution with negative implications for both supply and foreign exchange.The plant’s massive output would also make the construction of a suggested pipeline from Coega in the Eastern Cape to Gauteng commercially viable, and a “justifiable reality in the medium term”, PetroSA says on its website.The pre-feasibility study for the refinery, carried out by leading US engineering company KBR in conjunction with local project engineering company Ilitha, was completed in March 2008.The feasibility study, currently progressing well, is being done by an in-house team, with KBC Process Technology of the UK as technical and commercial consultants. The study is expected to be finished by the end of 2009.The Department of Minerals and Energy issued PetroSA with a manufacturing licence in October, and the tender for the engineering contract is set to be announced soon.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesInvesting in a clean futureEskom gets $500m for upgrade Boost for SA motor tradeUseful linksPetroSADepartment of Minerals and Energylast_img read more

Durand Cup: Marcus Joseph Scores Brace as Gokulam Kerala Beat Mohun Bagan to Lift Title

first_img durand cupfootballGokulam Kerala FCindian football First Published: August 24, 2019, 8:06 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Kolkata: Trinidadian forward Marcus Joseph led by example with a brace to inspire Gokulam Kerala FC to Durand Cup title in their debut campaign with a 2-1 win over 16-time champions Mohun Bagan at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday.Joseph converted a penalty in the 45+1st minute and doubled the lead with his menacing left-footer in the 51st minute. Terribly let down by their defence especially in the first-half, the Mariners stepped up the attack after the changeover and pulled one back through Salva Chamorro header from a Joseba Beitia free-kick in the 64th minute.Three minutes left on the clock, Kerala were down to 10 players when Jestin George was shown a second yellow card for a terrible tackle on Kima.But their defence managed to hold on to their slender lead despite the numerical disadvantage clinch the Asia’s oldest football tournament for Kerala for the first time after 22 years.FC Kochin were the previous and the only Kerala club that won the trophy before while Viva Kerala, had participated in the tournament in 2007 only to exit in the league stages.FULL-TIME! The 1⃣2⃣9⃣th edition of the #DurandCup comes to an end, and we have a new champion! Congratulations, @GokulamKeralaFC GKFC 2-1 MB#GKFCMB ⚔ #DurandCup #IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/f1N3q9geMp— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) August 24, 2019 It was a tale of sorry state of defence led by Fran Morante as they crumbled under pressure especially when the ball came to Joseph and Henry Kisekka, who played for Mohun Bagan last season.Mohun Bagan had better possession, more shots on target but failed to convert any as they went into the half-time conceding a stoppage time (45+1st) goal by Marcus.The Mariners last won the third oldest tournament of the world way back in 2000 defeating Mahindra United 2-1 by a golden goal from RC Prakash, while this was their first final appearance since 2009.Following a tale of missed opportunities, Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Majumder made a mess of a one-on-one with Henry, when he pulled down his former teammate inside the box as referee Ajit Kumar Meitei had no hesitation in awarding a penalty to Gokulam.Their left-footed captain, with two hat-tricks in the group stage, stepped up to convert from the spot with his shot to the right of an outstretched Majumder.HALF-TIME! Marcus Joseph plants his penalty past Debjit, into the bottom corner, to hand @GokulamKeralaFC the lead on the stroke of Half-time! That has well and truly silenced the crowd! GKFC 1-0 MB#GKFCMB ⚔ #DurandCup #IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/GbTG0tVQUk— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) August 24, 2019 Six minutes into the second half, Joseph returned to haunt once again as he doubled the lead to take his goal tally to 11, something that virtually sounded a death nail for the 16-time champions.The move was initiated by Naocha Singh from the midfield as there was another another defensive lapse by two Mohun Bagan defenders who left a big gap to see Joseph making full use of the thorough pass.The Trinidadian managed to stay on side and surge past Lalchhawnkima to slot it home with his left-footer with Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Majumder not able to cover the angle in time.Earlier in the league stage, the 28-year-old had begun the team’s campaign in emphatic style with a hattrick against Chennaiyin FC, followed by a brace against Indian Air Froce in the next match.Joseph brought up his second hattrick of the meet against I-League debutants from Manipur TRAU FC in their final league fixture to help the Malabarians finish with all wins from three matches to top group D.Chamorro delivered with a clinical header from Joseba Beitia’s freekick as Ubaid fumbled to take an easy chance to see Mohun Bagan pull one back in the 64th minute.A couple of minutes later, Joseph was set up brilliantly by Kisekka as he shot powerfully beating Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Majumder by pace but thankfully for the home side it missed the target by a few inches.A desperate Mohun Bagan pressed on their attack and Jesuraj put a low cross to Fran Gonzalez but his shot failed to breach Ubaid who found himself well placed. last_img read more

Professor demands bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams

first_imgA case was registered Sunday against a senior faculty member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in Nirmal district, for allegedly demanding bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams to give them pass marks, police said.Offense under sectionsBased on a complaint by the RGUKT Administrative Officer, a case was registered against assistant professor Ravi Varala under IPC sections 409 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.Accusations Ravi Varala was accused of demanding money from some students who were appearing for their backlog subjects to give qualifying marks and awarding extra marks in the supplementary examination, they added.Investigation The University authorities said an inquiry was conducted and prima-facie it was found that he allegedly took money from them to give pass marks.A report was submitted to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, who ordered a termination of his services, police said.Further investigation is underway, they said.About Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT)Established by the Goverment of Andhra Pradesh vide a special act of legislation, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Basar campus is located in Basar, Nirmal District, Telangana. The campus is set in about 272 acres just a short distance from the banks of river Godavari.The university houses about 6000 students along with 250 faculty members and 120 support staff within its campus. The residential university comprises Academic blocks with more than 140 ICT equipped classrooms, well – equipped laboratories, libraries with more than 1,00,000 volumes, boys’ and girls’ hostels and mess blocks that provide quality and nutritious food. The campus is more or less self-sustained with a Laundromat, bank, ATM, Shopping Complex, post office, primary health center, etc. It also has indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, well-equipped gymnasium, courts for basketball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, other sports, and games area.advertisementAlso read: CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online examlast_img read more

Clemson’s Shaq Lawson On Notre Dame: “They Weren’t Ready For This Environment”

first_imgShaq Lawson gets interviewed after Notre Dame game.shaq lawson notre dame post gameHeading into Saturday’s contest between Clemson and Notre Dame, there was a decent amount of banter between the two schools – especially from a few members of the Tigers’ defense and the Fighting Irish’s offense. It apparently didn’t end with the game’s final whistle.Following Clemson’s 24-22 victory, defensive end Shaq Lawson told reporters that he trash talked Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller following the Tigers’ failed two-point conversion. He also said that Notre Dame wasn’t “ready for the environment’ at Clemson.Check it out, via TigerNet.com:Clemson, at 4-0, now has the inside track on a playoff berth, should it keep winning. If that happens, the world will be seeing a lot more of Lawson.last_img read more

Former CIBC executive Tom Woods named chairman of the board at Hydro

first_imgTORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. says former CIBC executive Tom Woods has been named permanent chairman of its board of directors.Woods has been serving in the job on an interim basis since Aug. 14.The board of directors at the utility as well as its chief executive resigned earlier this year amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.Woods was among the 10 new directors named in August as replacements for the company’s previous 14-member board.During his career at CIBC, Woods served as chief financial officer, chief risk officer and vice chairman.Hydro One also announced the appointment of Chris Lopez as acting chief financial officer. Lopez was most recently the senior vice-president of finance at the utility.Companies in this story: (TSX:H)last_img read more

Rahul pays tribute to Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev on Shaheed Diwas

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday paid tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on their death anniversary observed as ‘Shaheed Diwas’ (Martyr’s Day), saying the spirit of revolution espoused by them is running in our veins. Gandhi said we will continue to fight the battle for their thoughts and ideals. “Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru are not mere names, they are the spirit of revolution running in our veins,” he tweeted in Hindi. “Their lives make us strong even today and make us free and human. On Martyrs Day, we bow our heads to our bravehearts. We will continue to fight the battle for their thoughts and ideals,” Gandhi wrote.last_img read more

Morocco Government council adopts 2014 finance bill

first_imgRabat- The government council, which met on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of head of the government, Abdelilah Benkirane, adopted the 2014 finance bill.The bill presented by economy and finance minister Mohamed Boussaid is an ambitious and realistic framework seeking to take on economic challenges associated with the external and internal contexts, in a delicate external economic juncture and meet the expectations of citizens and partners by scheduling a package of practical and financial measures, a release of the communication department said.The economy and finance minister stressed in his presentation that the project was developed on the basis of the Royal high instructions outlined in the Sovereign’s speeches on the occasions of the throne day, the Revolution of the King and the people and the opening of the parliament’s autumn session, the release goes on, explaining that the bill is a crucial step in implementing economic, social, political and structural reforms that are a vital element to succeed in facing the challenges of economic and social development. The bill was adopted after the various observations were taken into account, says the source which also notes that major measures include perfecting the institutional construction, speeding up the pace of structural reforms, restoring the public finance balances, preserving the stability of external assets, supporting investments and enterprises, developing employment mechanisms and supporting social cohesion mechanisms. The project was based on several hypotheses, particularly a  growth of 4.2pc and a deficit of 4.9 pc.last_img read more