What happens next? Rob Trevor’s reforecast for 2020 and beyond

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Czechs look to hydrogen technology

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Shanghai reveals plans for fuel cell vehicles

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UMW-OG provides jack-up drilling rig to Petronas

first_imgMalaysian company UMW Oil & Gas will provide a jack-up drilling rig to its compatriot oil and gas major Petronas.The jack-up rig assigned for the contract is UMW Naga 7. It will be provided by UMW Offshore Drilling Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of UMW-OG-owned UMW Malaysian Ventures Sdn Bhd.According to the UMW-OG’s statement from Wednesday, the rig has been contracted for drilling seven firm wells with an extension option for one plus one well.The estimated duration for the contract is a minimum of 7 months, one month for each well. The contract started on October 15, 2015.UMW Naga 7 jack-up rig has a drilling depth capability of 30,000 feet, and a rated operating water depth of 375 feet.The rig was built by Chinese CHMI shipyard in Shenzhen, and it was delivered to UMW-OG in January 2015. The rig’s first work was offshore Phillippines, as it was hired by Frontier Oil Corporation while it was still under construction.[mappress mapid=”2834″]last_img read more

Remember the Egan report

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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

first_imgSince these seminars began in May last year, there have been more than 680 attendees and a two-day seminar on the 30th and 31st of October 2009 is now sold out.On the 22nd and 23rd November, at the World Crane & Transport Summit in Amsterdam, Krabbendam will give a presentation on trailer stability. Another heavy lift seminar will also take place in Rio de Janeiro on November 6th.For more information on seminars planned for 2010 visit: http://www.heavyliftspecialist.com/heavylift-seminar/last_img read more

Air Partner increases global presence

first_imgThe office began trading on February 1 and forms part of Air Partner’s global strategy of opening in key business centres. It is the company’s 20th office worldwide and its fourth in the USA, joining those on the east coast in Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC and New York.Air Partner has a policy of employing local specialists with global expertise and has appointed Tana Lantry to head up the LA operation as director of sales. Lantry has an extensive background in aviation and learnt to fly before learning to drive. She joins from PrimeJet where she was a charter sales coordinator.last_img read more

Charter rates drop in multipurpose shipping

first_imgThe average daily time charter rate for a 12,500 dwt/F-type heavy lift vessel stands at USD7,221 for March 2020. In February 2020, the rate was USD7,415.The drop in freight rates is not surprising. The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is weighing heavily on international shipping. Drewry expects that the pandemic will lead to weaker than expected full-year cargo demand growth for multipurpose and heavy lift vessels and has downgraded its outlook for the sector.A rebound in rates appears to be on reliant on containment – the longer and more widespread the Covid-19 outbreak becomes, the more damage it will cause.www.toepfer-transport.comlast_img read more

Belgrano to be split

first_imgARGENTINA: The federal government has begun the process of returning the metre-gauge Belgrano network to public ownership, by means of a decree published on October 31. The concession awarded to Belgrano Cargas SA in 1999 was to be terminated within 90 days, while the ‘state of emergency’ under which the railway has been operated by SOE since 2006 (RG 9.06 p490) was extended until December 31.The Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment & Services has been directed to transfer train operations to Operadora Ferroviaria, the state-owned company created under legislation passed earlier this year (RG 4.08 p206). Infrastructure will become the responsibility of Administración de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, created at the same time.Under the first phase of a government-funded programme costing a total of 45m pesos to restore long-disused sections of the Belgrano network to operating condition, the route between Avia Terai and the river port of Barranqueras in Chaco province was due to re-open to traffic this month. Facilities for handling export cargoes including grain and fruit at Barranqueras are to be developed under a separate programme costing 70m pesos.last_img read more

Shibuya Hikarie EMU enters service

first_imgJAPAN: Tokyu Railway has started putting into service a new generation of 1067 mm gauge commuter EMUs designed for through running onto neighbouring networks. This follows the transfer of operations at its Tokyo Shibuya station from the former elevated terminus to a low-level station allowing through running with Tokyo Metro Line 13. Branded as Shibuya Hikarie, the Series 4000 is derived from Tokyu’s earlier Series 5050; the two classes are set to become the railway’s standard designs for the next few years. Each 10-car set has five motor cars, two driving trailers and three intermediate trailers, offering a total capacity for 1478 passengers. The cars are 20 m long and 2800 mm wide, which is slightly narrower than the Series 5050 to allow the units to operate on the Den’entoshi Line as well as Line 13. With a stainless steel body, carried on bolsterless bogies with secondary air suspensions, the cars weigh between 25·4 and 33·7 tonnes each. Taking power from the overhead line at 1·5 kV, the units are powered by four 190 kW asynchronous traction motors on each of the motor cars, driving through parallel cardan shafts. Maximum speed is 120 km/h. The Shibuya Hikarie EMUs have a gold livery to celebrate the opening of the new station, and three interior colour schemes designated Active, Chic and Clear. Tokyu Railway’s 102·9 km network has two main lines: the Toyoko Line linking Shibuya with Yokohama and the Den’entoshi Line connecting Shibuya with Churinkan; together these handle more than 2·9 million passengers a day.last_img read more