MCI Chile reefer factory finally opens its doors with deliveries to Maersk and CMA CGM

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 18/11/2015 Maersk’s new reefer container manufacturing plant in Chile has finally come on stream – almost two years later than planned.The $200m facility in San Antonio, built by group subsidiary Maersk Container Industry (MCI), officially opened its doors last week with delivery of the first tranche of Star Cool reefers to Maersk Line and CMA CGM.The opening was delayed several times, due in large part to a decision by Maersk a couple of years ago to suspend reefer investment while it sought to return its liner division to profitability.The factory was under construction for a number of years, and was planned to complement MCI’s production facility in Qingdao, China. The company decided to locate production in Latin America, closer to where reefer containers are most in demand, saving re-positioning costs after they come off the production line.According to trade data firm Seabury, around 100,000 reefer containers are needed in Chile to cater for its perishable export volumes and, if you include Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, that demand grows to 300,000 reefer boxes. In addition to South American fruit and flower exports, Chile is the world’s single largest exporter of fresh fish, including being a significant supplier of salmon.MCI chief executive Stig Hoffmeyer said: “In this sweet spot of fruit exporters, we have placed the factory right where the demand is. For the first time ever in South America, reefer containers can go straight ‘from factory to farm’.“Offering the Star Cool Integrated reefers locally to shipping lines, farmers, fruit distributors and leasing companies, will have a financial benefit counted in thousands of dollars per reefer, and millions for the industry in total.”Maersk Line chief operations officer Soren Toft added: “MCI is a strategic supplier for Maersk Line. The production of the Star Cool reefer containers out of Chile means that we can immediately employ them. It will help us create new business opportunities in the west coast of South America.”Mr Hoffmeyer said production in San Antonio would be “gradually ramped up” to 25,000 reefers a year, giving with a target of selling 40,00 by 2020.Last month, Maersk Line also placed an order with Carrier Transicold for 12,900 PrimeLINE container refrigeration units – among the largest ever placed for the units, which are to be installed on 40ft high-cube containers, part of the replacement and expansion of Maersk’s refrigerated container fleet.last_img read more

State gives several SWFL hospitals COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable patients

first_img“The State of Florida has asked DMH to participate in the vaccination of “extremely vulnerable” people ages 18-64. Only patients that meet the strict criteria of “extremely vulnerable” within this age group will be eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. We have reached out to all of the local providers and they have provided us a list of their most at risk patients. We kindly ask that you do not call our hospital or physician offices as there are no vaccine appointments available and it overwhelms the phone systems. We are very excited to be able to help enhance the health of our community and we hope we can continue to vaccinate more patients in the future.” Millennium Physician Group just received 1,000 vaccines from the state, where they will be vaccinating vulnerable patients aged 65 and older.Other hospital including Lee Health, DeSoto Memorial Hospital and NCH have received vaccines for vulnerable patients as well.Lee Health is using most of their 1,000 dose allocation for at risk patients between the ages of 18 to 65. The Department of Health in Collier County said they are providing NCH with 200 doses for next week, for people deemed extremely vulnerable. DeSoto Memorial Hospital will also be vaccinating patients who are extremely vulnerable between the ages of 18 and 64.“I understand that 1,000 doses throughout the state does not fulfill the need, but it certainly helps,” said Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio with Millennium Physician Group. Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Advertisement Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 AdvertisementIn a press conference Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to get the vaccines in more doctor’s offices, but said supply is still a struggle. He said when more become available, they will be in every office.If you are a patient at one of these places, the providers are asking that you do not contact them. They will contact you if you are eligible.A spokesperson from DeSoto Memorial Hospital released this statement about their vaccine distribution: AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccine Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Breaking: Global music star set to play intimate gig in Laois

first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest Breaking: Global music star set to play intimate gig in Laois Facebook TAGSApril FoolsEd SheeranWolfhill Pinterest Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun Breaking: Global music star set to play intimate gig in Laois We Are LaoisA Bit of FunLifestyleEntertainment Previous articleWired with Whelan: There are three sides to every storyNext articleProperty Watch: The top five most expensive residential properties currently on the market in Laois LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Ed Sheeran This is massive!LaoisToday can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that one of the world’s most popular musicians is set to play a gig in Laois.Global superstar Ed Sheeran will make a stop off in Wolfhill this summer as part of his World tour. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img In 2017, Ed announced that he would play nine shows at four venues across the country and they were sold out in record quick time.But LaoisToday can now reveal that in between his gigs in Galway on May 13 and Phoenix Park on May 16, Ed will stop off in Laois for what organisers are describing as ‘an intimate performance’.It is not unusual for Sheeran to perform in small venues like this as he has done it in the past, most notably in front of just 400 people in Whelan’s pub in Dublin in 2015.And Sheeran’s affinity with Laois goes back to last year when he released ‘Galway Girl’ which he originally wanted to call ‘Portlaoise Girl’.We understand that in order to host the event, organisers are planning to renovate the old mines that closed down in the late 1980s and create a venue capable of hosting around 500 people.A spokesperson behind the event said: “We have been drawn to the old coal mines and we discovered that the old train track that previously served them is easy enough to repair.“The plan is to set up a stage deep inside the mine and ferry the fans in on the old train track.“We are also exploring the possibility of cleaning out the area up in the quarry and turning it into some sort of water feature.“We are told there are old cars down at the bottom of it but we don’t believe it would be a big job to have it ready in time for people to have a swim in after the gig – it would really add to the overall experience.”Local CommunityThe local community have responded positively to the news.“We can’t believe it to be honest. The old mine used to be a source of massive employment up here, so it is great to see it being used again,” one well-placed source said.He continued: “Before now, most people would only know Wolfhill for a statue of Mary and our ball alley. So this will really put us on the map.“The phone signal up here is brutal most of the time though so maybe they will erect a few of those masts too like the ones Ratheniska got when they hosted the ploughing.”And just when you thought we couldn’t bring you anymore good news, well we can!We have teamed up with the promoters and have ten tickets to give away to the event.All you have to do to be in with a chance of getting you hands on one, is email [email protected] and tell us in 300 words or less why you deserve to go.Best of luck and stay tuned for more news on the upcoming event as we get it.SEE ALSO – EXCLUSIVE: Plans afoot to turn Rock of Dunamase into luxury resort and golf course Council Rugby Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st April 2018 WhatsApp Community last_img read more

Global Jam Celebration Returns To CU-Boulder Sept. 9

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 31, 2004 After a short hiatus, the University of Colorado at Boulder will once again hold its annual Global Jam smorgasbord of culturally diverse foods on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Farrand Field. Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Dining Services, Global Jam is a diversity program that showcases ethnic foods and music from people and places around the world. This year’s festival includes food and music from Southeast Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. “The goal of this program is to celebrate global diversity and at the same time build community at CU by highlighting cultural awareness through food and entertainment,” said Rebecca Flintoft, area coordinator in the Department of Housing and Dining Services. The menu includes ye miser wet (red lentil stew) and doro wat (chicken stew) from Africa; Jamaican jerk crusted pork loins with mango salsa and shrimp salad with mint from the Caribbean; and chicken satay and Thai green beans with tomato garlic salsa and seitan from Southeast Asia. Staff from the department’s dining services will prepare all of the menu items. Entertainment will include the reggae group Lion Soldier Band, a Zimbabwean marimba troupe and traditional music from Bali and Indonesia. Strolling artists also will entertain attendees with music from Japan, North Africa, Jamaica, West Africa and the Caribbean. The program was canceled in 2003 due to budget cuts, was moved indoors in 2002 because of rain and was canceled in 2001 due to the events of Sept. 11. The cost for the dinner is $5 for adults and children ages 7 and older, $3 for children ages 6 and under and free for CU-Boulder students who have a residence hall meal plan. Students will need to present their BuffOne cards. Attendance at the event, excluding food, is free and open to the public. For more information call Steve Weaver at (303) 735-2871 or Quinston Daugherty at (303) 492-6027.last_img read more

CU-Boulder's RiverWare Modeling Tool Played Key Role In Colorado River Negotiations

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Across the West this month, local newspapers reported that the seven Colorado River states finally reached an agreement on a consensus recommendation for managing the river under drought conditions, as directed by Secretary of Interior Gale Norton. This was especially exciting news to researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems or CADSWES, who developed and support RiverWare, the modeling tool that played a key role in this long and difficult negotiation. “This is a great example of the kind of water management activity that RiverWare is intended to support,” said Edie Zagona, director of CADSWES. “RiverWare empowers stakeholders such as the Colorado Basin states to develop and evaluate operational plans that previously could only be modeled by the water management agencies.” The Bureau of Reclamation, one of CADSWES’ largest research sponsors, used RiverWare to build a computer simulation model of the Colorado River. The model can be used to evaluate the effects of various operational strategies on the water supply to the seven states and Mexico during a range of hydrologic scenarios, including extreme droughts. The Bureau of Reclamation used RiverWare to provide technical modeling support to the Basin States Technical Modeling Work Group Committee over the past 18 months. RiverWare, which also is used by individual states and water districts, is provided by CADSWES through the CU Office of Technology Transfer. Carly Jerla, while a graduate student at CADSWES, developed a special version of the Bureau of Reclamation’s RiverWare model of the Colorado River as part of her research on new drought management strategies for the basin. Both the model and her research results have proven to be useful to the states in reaching a mutually agreeable proposal. Now a bureau employee, Jerla maintains an office at CADSWES where she continues to provide technical modeling support to interested stakeholders while maintaining close ties with the developers and support staff. “The Basin States discussions over the past 18 months were truly informed discussions all the way up through the final hours of negotiation,” Jerla said. “Our ability to quickly produce various model runs to inform their discussions kept the process moving forward on the technical front.” The Basin States committee’s proposal was sent to Norton on Feb. 3 and will be considered in the development of alternatives to be studied by the Bureau of Reclamation as provided by the National Environmental Policy Act. A draft Environmental Impact Statement is slated to be completed in December 2006. The final EIS is anticipated in September 2007 and a Record of Decision will be issued in December 2007. In addition to the Bureau of Reclamation, RiverWare research and development at CADSWES is supported by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers. RiverWare is used by more than 75 agencies, consultants, universities and research institutes and plays a key role in the management of several basins, including the Rio Grande, Pecos, Tennessee, Truckee-Carson and Yakima Rivers. CADSWES carries out research in many areas related to modeling and water management, develops computer tools to improve management and provides training and user support in the use of the tools. “We commend the Basin States in their ability to come together,” said Terry Fulp, manager of Bureau of Reclamation’s Boulder Canyon Operations Office on the Colorado River. “This model was key to the negotiation of their recommended plan of operation. This is a big first step, and there is lots of work still to do.” For more information about CADSWES visit Published: Feb. 13, 2006 last_img read more

Ligado Networks renews 5G, IoT spectrum call

first_imgHome Ligado Networks renews 5G, IoT spectrum call AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 APR 2018 Ligado Networks, the successor to failed network company LightSquared, urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to greenlight its plan to deploy a mid-band spectrum network for 5G and the IoT.After emerging from bankruptcy in 2015, Ligado Networks requested permission from the FCC to use its 40MHz of spectrum in the 1GHz to 2GHz range for terrestrial and satellite wireless deployments. But the company’s application languished due to continued concerns over interference with GPS users.As part of its proposal, Ligado Networks worked out an agreement with five of the largest GPS equipment vendors which would limit the parameters of its operations to protect GPS incumbents. The company also agreed to comply with Federal Aviation Administration requirements.However, it faced resistance from other users in the GPS community, along with satellite operator Iridium.In March, the government’s National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems Engineering Forum (NPEF) disputed the tests Ligado Networks used to prove its plan would be effective in preventing interference with GPS operations: the forum branded the tests “insufficient”.Ligado Networks attempted to bat down these challenges, quipping in one reply its proposal “would interfere not with Iridium’s devices but with Iridium’s business plans”. In another filing, Ligado Networks called NPEF’s standard for assessing interference “inapplicable and unworkable” and argued the forum “ventured far outside its area of expertise and authority” in making spectrum management recommendations.The company insisted its agreement with GPS providers and “thousands of hours” of testing conducted by the government’s National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network proved its proposal would protect incumbents.Eliminating uncertaintyWhile the FCC typically waits for interference disputes to resolve themselves, Ligado Networks, after years of waiting, pleaded with the commission to make a decision.It asked the agency to approve its applications so it can move ahead with deployment of a next-generation network it said will provide “billions” in consumer benefits, generate thousands of jobs and aid US leadership in the wireless space. Previous ArticleHK councillor says territory lags in smart mobilityNext ArticleCloud & AI Technologies Add Wings to Wireless Network Operation Related FCC approves $7 billion for emergency connectivity FCC commissioner eyes further Chinese vendor curbs Diana Goovaerts FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Author Tags Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more FCCLigado Networkslast_img read more

History in the Making

first_imgThe PGA of America makes history with the election of a new secretary, the LPGA ends a historic year and Tiger Woods resumes his historic march with a new “swing consultant.” Made Cut The right person. Suzy Whaley didn’t set out to make history. The Connecticut club professional never intended to be a trailblazer, but then pioneers rarely do. Whaley’s sweeping election to secretary of the PGA of America last Saturday made her the first female elected to serve as an officer for the association and puts her in line to become president in four years. For Whaley, however, her decision to run for office was a chance to take what she does every day at TPC River Highlands – everything from player development to her creative junior programs – to a national level. “For me it wasn’t about making history. For me it was about being a candidate that felt we could be a part of a team and part of a plan that could truly help us move forward,” Whaley told Cut Line. Regardless of gender, the PGA is better prepared to move forward then they were a week ago. That’s a wrap. Fitting that a day after Whaley broke through the PGA’s grass ceiling the LPGA wrapped up what many consider its best season. What already qualified as an embarrassment of riches for commissioner Michael Whan ended with a roar when rookie of the year Lydia Ko won the CME Group Tour Championship and Stacy Lewis claimed the Player of the Year title. Along the way Michelle Wie (U.S. Women’s Open) and Lexi Thompson (Kraft Nabisco Championship) joined the major championship club and Lewis and Inbee Park traded the top spot in the Rolex ranking with compelling regularity. It was a best-case scenario for Whan and Co. with equal parts parity and star power. The challenge now? Doing it all again in 2015. Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) No. 5 for Tiger. News late last week that Tiger Woods had teamed with a new set of eyes – in this case “swing consultant” Chris Como – was as surprising as it was sensational. While the jury is still out on Como, by most accounts the Texas-based coach is an intellectual and an idyllic fit for the former world No. 1. “He speaks Tiger’s language and his biomechanics background fits perfectly with what he is interested in,” said one longtime PGA Tour swing coach. But there was some concern that Como, who was virtually unknown in general golf circles before last week, may be a tad too technical for a player who has, by some accounts, become too technical in recent years. Still, the 37-year-old swing coach was saying all the right things and if he can keep Woods off the “DL” – he’s played a full season just three times in the last seven years – Tiger’s fifth different swing as a professional will be viewed as at least a step in the right direction. “The idea of having a person rely on a teacher is bad,” Como told Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte. “You have to know about yourself, rely on yourself.” Tweet of the week: There is only 1 coach Tiger could have hired that wouldn’t cause such scrutiny, Butch Harmon. TW is a different player now. More technical.— Steve Flesch (@Steve_Flesch) November 26, 2014 Missed Cut When a rookie is not a rookie. Brooks Koepka completed a memorable season on the European Tour by winning that circuit’s Rookie of the Year Award. Koepka, who won this month’s Turkish Airlines Open, now moves on to the PGA Tour where he begins his first full season in the United States, just not as a rookie year. Because of the Tour’s small print the young American will not be a rookie in 2015, a technicality that will keep him from sweeping the rookie of the year awards on both sides of the pond. It likely doesn’t matter to Koepka, but it is a shame when convoluted rules get in the way of a good story. Monday morning quarterback. PGA of America officials raised a few eyebrows last week when they revealed that had this year’s PGA Championship gone to a Monday finish it would have cost the association an estimated $750,000. Instead, officials rushed things along in diminishing light and the threat of poor weather by making the final two groups essentially play the final hole as a foursome. “It’s all about the competition first and foremost. If it goes into Monday, so be it,” PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua told Cut Line. “There’s always a possibility you are going to be playing into Monday. Was it rushed? Certainly. [But] we were happy with the ending.” Judging by Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler’s reaction to the finish, it’s likely they were even less pleased with the “rushed” finish. Cut Line is a fan of any move that speeds up play, but considering what was on the line at Valhalla the impromptu two-minute drill may have been a tad much.last_img read more

Whitefish Trail Aims to ‘Close the Loop’

first_imgAs the team at Whitefish Legacy Partners rolls out its plan to complete a sprawling network of community trails encircling Whitefish Lake and “close the loop” on the ambitious project, its earliest champions can’t help but look back at its humble beginnings.“I thought we were going to build a little trail around the lake and hope people used it,” Fred Jones, a WLP board member, said. “So to see the amount of recreational use, the educational opportunities and the level of conservation we have achieved, this has been incredibly rewarding.”The Whitefish Trail is the anchor project of Whitefish Legacy Partners, the upshot of a community collaborative to preserve clean water, public access, recreation, and working forests, and currently features 36 miles of trail, providing access at 10 trailheads in and around town.As the project’s co-founder in 2003, Whitefish attorney Diane Conradi recalls the tremendous developmental pressures bearing down on the mountain community as growth swept across the Flathead Valley and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation turned an eye toward real estate proposals for school trust lands in Whitefish.“When we started this, our goal was to protect 13,000 acres. That was the goal,” Conradi said. “We didn’t know the tools. We didn’t understand the legal pieces that would have to fall into place. Conservation was the priority. And out of that emerged the idea for this trail.”Some of the land in question had existing, user-built trail networks on it, and the prospect of losing prime recreation to development worried members of the Whitefish community.The notion of an expanded trail unified the community, and they took their concerns to the Land Board.In response, the Land Board chartered the 2004 Whitefish Area Trust Land Advisory Committee, which consisted of numerous stakeholders, including the DNRC.The committee drafted the Whitefish Area Trust Lands Neighborhood Plan and over the next year brainstormed possible uses for the land, eventually settling on the creation of a permanent public recreation corridor.The plan seeks out the best ways to manage and protect the lands while providing revenue for schools, and WLP formed to demonstrate that outdoor recreation could be both an environmentally sound and financially productive use of land.“It’s hard to believe what we have accomplished since then,” Conradi said.Turning an eye toward the future, WLP’s nine-member board of directors and two staff members have set the stage for the next round of trail development in Haskill Basin, where 5.5 miles of trail will connect downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain.If completed, 75 percent of the 55-mile loop will be complete, but it hinges on funding.The group has secured a $251,300 grant through the state Recreational Trails Program ($90,000), the Land and Water Conservation Fund ($150,000), and the Flathead National Forest’s Resource Advisory Council ($11,300). But the money is contingent on WLP raising an additional $200,000 in necessary matching funds in order to put shovels to the ground next spring.“So many people have already bought into this vision, and they’ve carried us this far,” Heidi Van Everen, executive director of WLP, said. “Now we are asking them to step up again because it is critical to maintain this momentum.”In the last decade, WLP has invested $19.4 million in the project, generating more than 65,000 user visits annually and conserving 5,500 acres of land.“Closing the loop is a tough nut to crack, but Haskill is the next piece of it,” Jones said.To achieve the project’s next phase in Haskill Basin, WLP is collaborating with the city of Whitefish, the Flathead Land Trust, Iron Horse subdivision, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Stoltze Land and Lumber Co.The goal is to have the trail open by next fall and to allow access for Nordic skiers by next winter.The group’s “2020: Close the Loop” plan doesn’t call for having every mile of trail built by 2020, but rather urges 20/20 vision in order to map out fundraising needs in order to roll out the phases in succession.The remaining phases following the completion of Haskill include connecting the Beaver Lakes section to the Swift Creek trailhead at the north end of Whitefish Lake. The third phase involves a new trailhead off Big Mountain Road at Holbrook Overlook, connecting to Smith Lake.The fourth phase includes a trail connecting the Swift Creek trailhead to the Lupfer trailhead.To donate, visit or call (406) 862-3880. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Pilots call for ban as Boeing warns airlines of carrying lithium-ion batteries as cargo

first_img By Alex Lennane 21/07/2015 Explosion of a lithium metal 123a cell: FAA Freighter operators could see increased numbers of shipments of lithium-ion batteries after Boeing issued a warning to passenger airlines over the risks.The planemaker has urged passenger airlines not to carry lithium-ion batteries as cargo until “safer methods of packaging and transport are established and implemented”, the company told Associated Press.Several airlines have already banned bulk battery shipments from the bellyhold, including Cathay Pacific, United, IAG Cargo and Qantas.And, despite being an all-cargo operator, Cargolux has also banned the bulk shipment of lithium ion batteries. There is an argument that a fire caused by the batteries would be easier to extinguish in the maindeck than in the belly, but pilot associations are keen to implement the same rules for freighters that are applied to passenger carriers.center_img The US FAA has also issued a statement noting that the batteries “present a risk”. The authority completed a series of tests which showed that when batteries short-circuit they emit gases that can cause explosions and extremely hot fires, which are hard to put out.A special working group at ICAO will be meeting this month to discuss new packaging for batteries which would contain a fire. However, if no decision can be reached on packaging, the UN agency is likely to ban battery shipments from passenger airlines at its next meeting in October.The Rechargeable Battery Association (PBRA) has lobbied hard against new restrictions on the shipment of batteries, but said in a statement that it “shared Boeing’s goal of improving the safe transport of bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries by air”.“Ongoing international regulatory initiatives, along with the development of innovative fire suppression technologies and more robust international enforcement efforts, are reducing risk and advancing battery safety,” said PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner. “Together, these ambitious efforts to improve transportation safety mitigate the need to prohibit air shipments of lithium-ion batteries.”However, the association indicated that it felt batteries were being unfairly targeted, particularly given that it had not been shown that fully-compliant shipments had caused any incidents.“PRBA also remains concerned that certification of aircraft fail to consider the unique hazards associated with the carriage of any dangerous goods, not just those associated with lithium batteries,” said Mr Kerchner.The Australian government has created posters to warn passengers of the dangers of poorly packed lithium ion batteriesBoeing’s warning was only issued to passenger airlines, suggesting that cargo airlines may pick up much of the business relinquished by belly carriers.Pilots, however, who are able to offload cargo they think is unsafe, are concerned about maindeck operations too. In a statement to some media, the Air Line Pilots Association called for a ban on freighters.“We hope this warning will encourage others to follow suit and discontinue the bulk shipment of lithium batteries on board passenger aircraft and on cargo aircraft until adequate safety procedures are developed.”last_img read more

EU journal spotlights trade case

first_imgEU journal spotlights trade caseThe EC has published details on the negotiated minimum import price it approved on Friday that settled the trade dispute over Chinese modules and cells, but several questions remain unanswered. August 5, 2013 Michael Fuhs Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The European Union published details of the EC’s negotiated compromise in the trade dispute, which goes into effect on Aug. 6, in its Official Journal on Saturday. The EU announced on Friday that it had accepted the compromise.In its decision the EC provides details on how it reached the negotiated minimum price at which the modules can be imported free of duty. The Commission first checked to see whether a minimum price could be linked to indexes of certain commodities. Photovoltaic modules offer no simple correlation between commodity prices and retail prices, however. The EC therefore used indexes compiled by Bloomberg and pvXchange.On the impact of the minimum price, the Commission writes: “In order to assess whether that price undertaking removes the injurious effect of dumping, the Commission has analysed, inter alia, the current export prices and the level of provisional duty. On that basis, it was concluded that the price undertaking removes the injurious effect of dumping.”As announced on Friday, specific minimum prices will not be made public, confirming that the process is not very transparent. 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The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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