GL: ECO-Ships Are Here To Stay

first_imgAt a press conference at Nor-Shipping 2013, classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) said that the trend toward building and operating so called ECO-Ships, or highly energy efficient vessels, was irreversible, given the potential cost savings for the maritime industry.The rise of the ECO-Ship has been questioned, with some suggesting that this focus on efficiency would fade if bunker prices fell.In a presentation held at the press conference Christian von Oldershausen, GL’s Chief Commercial Officer, demonstrated how ECO-ships have substantial cost advantages over existing vessels, which has been borne out in a number of container vessel optimisation projects undertaken throughout the world by GL. These advantages are found primarily at the concept design stage by targeting a vessel’s real operating profile, wider beam and increased capacity. Another major driver lies in design optimisation which focuses on hull lines, propulsion, onboard systems and next generation engines.“Alongside lower yard prices, bunker will be a significant driver for cost savings in new vessels,” said Mr von Oldershausen after analysing the composition of slot costs, made up of capital, operating, port/canal and bunker costs.With fully optimized designs, savings are also stable across a whole range of operating speeds. Additionally, the new designs still generate substantial savings even setting aside the capital cost of an existing vessel. This meant that ECO container-ships offer benefits large enough to justify orders beyond that expected from the tonnage balance in the market.“We believe that ECO-ships are now the norm both today and for the future. With owners seeing the benefits from new tonnage being up to a third more efficient than average existing vessels and customers insisting on better performance, we won’t see many ships built that are not designed to minimise their fuel consumption and ecological impact,” said Mr von Oldershausen.[mappress]Press Release, June 5, 2013last_img read more

Seventeen say goodbye to Lead Institute

first_img Sharing is caring! Valedictorian of the 2018 Graduating Class of Lead University, Joanice GeorgeSeventeen students have officially completed their tenure at the Lead Institute with a graduate ceremony held last Friday under the theme ‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.’The students received their diplomas from the ceremony’s featured speaker, Dr. Tricia Lewis, and their awards from the Director of Lead Institute, David Vital.Joanice George was named valedictorian, going on to cop the Valedictorian Award and the outstanding Accounts Major as well as the subject prizes for Outstanding Accounting Student, Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student, Outstanding Management Student and Outstanding Integrated Math Student.Natalia Antoine took home the Leadership Award and the Outstanding Law Major Award, as well as subject awards for Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student, Outstanding Law Student, Outstanding Literature Student, and Outstanding Integrated Math Student.Janelle Antoine received subject prizes for Outstanding Literature Student, Outstanding Law Student, and Outstanding Communication Studies Student.Desra Eusell copped the awards for Outstanding Economics Major, and Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student, while Destiny Pascal picked up the award for Outstanding Law Student.During her valedictory address, Joanice George stated that the graduating class ability to embrace change is one of the reasons they were able to complete their college journey.“Our completion of this academic journey was not solely based on our ability but more so our adaptability. We were able to conform to change and make the best of our circumstances. Many of us had the opportunity to run away from the situation or just throw in the towel but you fellow graduates did otherwise,” George stated.She went on to tell her fellow graduates to use obstacles to strengthen themselves as they follow their dreams.“The fact that we are here todays simply shows our determination and drive to succeed despite the odds. I urge you fellow graduates to use any and every obstacle as a confidence booster in the direction of your dreams,” she noted.George went on to state that “instead of having a negative outlook on challenges, look at them as opportunities to strengthen your determination to achieve your dreams,” adding that “since it is your dream, be in control of your destination and your journey.”She warned her colleagues against unfairly comparing themselves and their success to that of others, stating that “your measure of success may not be mine, my dream is not your dream; thus be your own person.”George further urged the graduating class to continue to embrace the changes that they will encounter while following their dreams, noting that “whatever your future endeavors are, remember to be your own person and follow your dreams .“Change is inevitable, she noted, while urging the graduates to be ‘adaptable’ and encouraging them to “not allow your dreams to remain mere dreams.”“Transform these dreams into reality by taking precise steps, embellished with confidence. Graduating class of 2018, please put on your confident socks, strap up your adaptable sneakers and run confidently in the direction of your dreams,” George added.– / 87 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsTertiary Seventeen say goodbye to Lead Institute by: – August 20, 2018 Share 455 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

“Vanilla” all set for Mash 2019

first_img– launches “1Voice” music video“Vanilla”, as she is popularly referred to, is creating a storm on social media, especially Facebook, with her music video “1Voice”, which has received over 25,000 views in less than 48 hours of its online release.“1Voice”, written by Burchmore Simon, speaks of Guyanese working together to truly achieve the goal “One People, One Nation and One Destiny”, to eradicate racism and racial divisions.“Vanilla”, who was named Melissa Roberts by her parents, is a self-motivated individual who pushes herself to the extreme.She is heading into the Carib Soca Monarch Competition with her eyes set on the crown after placing second three times. She is encouraging her fans to come and support her and the competition.“Vanilla” is presently getting people fit and ready for the Mash season via Digicel’s Mash Fit workout session at the GCC Ground, Bourda.In addition, she is at Banks on the Avenue for a special Mash Party Fitness Session. When asked where she gets the energy, “Vanilla” smiles and simply says it comes naturally and “I’m generally a happy person”.The artiste notes that success is not an easy road and gives credit to her label Kross Kolor Records, Banks DIH, Eco Atlantic Investments International, Digicel, Cerulean Group Inc, the Public Telecommunications Ministry, radio stations and DJs, old and new fans, and family and friends, especially Phillycia Burke.She also encouraged everyone to support Mashramani, since it is one of the festivals that create opportunities for the creative industries as a whole.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Melissa “Vanilla” Robertslast_img read more