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Seanergy Maritime Buys 7 Dry Bulk Carriers

first_imgAthens-based Seanergy Maritime Holdings has entered into a purchase agreement to buy seven secondhand dry bulk vessels, consisting of five Capesize and two Supramax vessels, for a gross purchase price of approximately USD 183 million.Seaenergy said that the sellers of the vessels are entities affiliated with certain of the company’s major shareholders, identified by media as members of the Restis family.The bulkers range from 56,819 dwt to 179,238 dwt in capacity, and were built between 2001 and 2011.The vessels are expected to be delivered to Seaenergy between September 1 and November 30, 2015.After the deliveries, Seaenergy will own and operate a fleet of eight dry bulk carriers, consisting of six Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1.1 million DWT and an average fleet age of about 7.1 years. The vessels are expected to be employed in the spot market.The transaction is subject to standard closing conditions and legal documentation and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015.“We are very pleased to announce a transformational transaction for Seanergy that significantly increases our fleet size from one to eight vessels, exceeding 1.1 million DWT of combined cargo-carrying capacity,” Stamatis Tsantanis, Seaenergy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.”We also believe that the timing of this acquisition is optimal given the positive long term fundamentals of the dry bulk sector and, in particular, of the Capesize segment. Additionally, we have achieved advantageous terms with our lenders that will enable us to materially improve our cash flow at a time when the dry bulk markets are still recovering. Seanergy will continue to cautiously pursue acquisition opportunities that we believe can further enhance value for our shareholders.”last_img read more


Sepura and Vissim Renewables to Provide Communications Kit to German Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgDigital radio products designer and supplier Sepura has been selected to provide a complete communications solution for an undisclosed offshore wind farm located off the coast of Germany.The wind farm will be equipped with a TETRA system, featuring a number of base stations, Sepura’s SC20 series hand-portable radios with accessories, and SRG3900 mobile radios.The newly launched SC20 hand-portables have been specifically developed to provide optimal performance in challenging conditions, and feature water-porting technology which expels liquid, protecting the earpiece, speaker and both microphones to maintain clear communications, even in torrential rain, Sepura said.The marine-hardened radios hold IP66, 67 and 68 environmental protection ratings, and feature 2W audio with enhanced fidelity to provide operational consistency in high-noise environments.The SRG3900 mobile radios, used in conjunction with the Vessel and Personnel Tracking and Management suite provided by solutions partner Vissim Renewables, will deliver a real-time overview of personnel location.“Construction and routine maintenance of equipment on wind farms requires a powerful and reliable digital radio system. The environment can be extremely demanding; both infrastructure and terminals must meet the highest standards in all areas, from ease of use to durability and performance. Operators and developers can have complete confidence in this robust solution – particularly the SC20 series radios, whose superb audio quality, along with their salt-resistance, make them the natural choice for engineers who often operate in driving rain and sea spray,” Nick Dent, Commercial Director for Vissim Renewables, said.Gary Maughan, Sepura’s Regional Director for UK and North/Central Europe, said: “This contract is a robust endorsement of both Sepura and Vissim Renewables’ experience and expertise in the complex communications requirements of the utilities sector. The SC20 is ideal for this type of deployment, not only in terms of durability, but also due to its unique ability to offer an optional second high-speed data bearer capability, allowing data access via a broadband data network. This win also inaugurates our working relationship with Vissim Renewables, and we look forward to more successful collaborations with them in the future.”last_img read more


Atlas Air’s fourth quarter high

first_imgWilliam Flynn, president and ceo AAWW, said: “2016 was a historic year for Atlas, and we finished it on a strong note.”We acquired Southern Air, expanding the array of aircraft and services that we provide, especially to the fast-growing express market. We entered into strategic, long-term agreements with Amazon to serve its rapidly growing e-commerce business. And we generated strong sequential and year-over-year improvements in our block-hour volumes, revenue, profitability and margins in the fourth quarter. In addition to record revenues in the quarter, we delivered a significant increase in reported earnings and record adjusted earnings for the period.”Our performance in the fourth quarter was driven by the additional seasonal flying we did for express operators, growing e-commerce demand, and a lower level of maintenance expense. It also reflected a solid peak season and a seasonal improvement in commercial airfreight yields.”AAWW believes the current demand, the initial accretion from its Amazon operations, and the first full-year contribution from Southern Air will provide a strong foundation for earnings growth in 2017. www.atlasair.comlast_img read more


Reed Smith cuts 19 London jobs

first_imgInternational firm Reed Smith has cut 19 jobs in its London office following a ‘targeted redundancy consultation’.Some 13 lawyers and six professional staff have lost their jobs. According to the firm, eight of these redundancies are voluntary.A Reed Smith spokesperson said: ‘Like all well-run businesses, during the normal course of managing the firm we continually evaluate the size and shape of our global organisation to ensure that it matches the needs of our clients. Their requirements have evolved as a result of the pandemic and unfortunately this has led to a small number of redundancies.’Several City firms have announced redundancy rounds in recent months in the wake of coronavirus. In July, Freeths announced that up to 80 jobs could be lost, while Irwin Mitchell warned that 110 roles are at risk as the business prepares to emerge from lockdown.Meanwhile, international firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is to lay off around 40 employees and to close its Beijing office.last_img read more


Linköping high speed line planning contract awarded

first_imgSWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Atkins and Ramboll a five-year contract to plan the Linköping city section of the proposed Ostlänken high speed line between Stockholm and the city.This is the first of three proposed high speed routes, which would form a 440 km Y-shaped network linking the major cities of Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö.The contract scope includes planning, environmental impact assessment and outline design work. ‘We will find a good solution for how the railway will run through Linköping and ensure a good interaction with the city of Linköping’s development plans’, said Anna Forslund, client director at Ramboll, on April 10. ‘Integration with the surrounding environment is an important piece of the puzzle’.The SKr54bn Ostlänken line running 160 km from Järna to Linköping is now planned for completion in 2035. It is intended to reduce journey times, increase capacity across the network and support regional economic growth.last_img read more


Police Probe Theft Of Toyota Pickup Near Moffat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE in Moffat are appealing for witnesses after a dark grey coloured Toyota Hilux was stolen from Capplegill near Moffat in the early hours of Tuesday morning (15th October 2019).A police spokesperson said “The registration number of the stolen vehicle is PY64 KKO and it has an aluminium cab on the back. Any sightings or information please call Police Scotland on 101 quoting the reference 0556 15/10.”last_img read more


Fire Service Looks to Secure Isolation Housing for Officers

first_imgFire Chief, Josiah Dupuis (file photo)The Fire and Ambulance Service has initiated a proposal to establish housing for emergency responders who require isolation or quarantine.The Fire and Ambulance Service says its operational policies related to Covid19 in Dominica continue to be adjusted based on day to day work.Chief Josiah Dupuis says a few close calls have highlighted the need to continually adapt.He says in one case two officers had their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compromised while providing service to a suspected COVID19 case.“This particular case was negative but for a period of time, the two fire officers were extremely concerned,” Chief Dupuis said.In another case two officers transported a suspected COVID19 patient who died subsequently.“In the end, the person was negative for Covid19, but the two officers had to be isolated initially at the fire station and then at their homes.”He says those incidents have brought to the fore the need for a dedicated housing facility for emergency responders during the Covid19 outbreak “For persons who have either been compromised…or just by virtue by the number of Covid-related calls to which the officer may have responded and their easing concern about having to return home.”Chief Dupuis says in paying attention to the welfare of those officers, “We continue to have discussions about this. Some of those ideas have been submitted for consideration.” CoronavirusLocalNews Fire Service Looks to Secure Isolation Housing for Officers by: – April 26, 2020 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet 137 Views   no discussionslast_img read more


Ultra-scalable Phase and Time Sync Solution for the 5G Era

first_imgFrequency source manufacturer, Oscilloquartz, has introduced a new tool for fixed, mobile and cable network operators looking to prepare for 5G while maximizing the value of their frequency synchronization infrastructure. The new OSA 5440 solution delivers highly precise, phase and time-of-day synchronization with unbeatable resilience and scale.The solution offers full hardware redundancy, line rates up to 10Gbit/s and an unprecedented number of fan-out options. Its modular design makes it customizable for all requirements through in-service swapping of pluggable components. It supports legacy applications with up to 160 BITS interfaces, making it an ideal SSU solution. The OSA 5440 also has capacity for up to 48 1/10GbE ports supporting PTP, NTP and SyncE. As well as distributing highly accurate frequency synchronization, the device meets the stringent phase and time demands of LTE-TDD, LTE-A and 5G RAN networks. It has already been deployed by one of Europe’s leading Tier 1 operators.What today’s operators need is a synchronization solution that is cost-effective, robust and scalable. Already being leveraged by a major network service provider, the OSA 5440 is the perfect technology for smoothly migrating legacy networks to packet-based timing with no costly upgrades or interruptions to services. It meets an unprecedentedly wide range of requirements from fixed to mobile networks and from 2G to 5G in a single device, dramatically reducing operating costs. It can accommodate 10Gbit/s as well as 1Gbit/s interfaces with hardware time-stamping and supports PTP, NTP and SyncE with 48 Ethernet ports. Network operators can maintain their legacy SSU networks and evolve ultra-precise, incredibly reliable timing, safe in the knowledge that their synchronization network will meet emerging requirements all the way to 5G connectivity.Oscilloquartz’s OSA 5440 and its 1RU equivalent, the OSA 5430, are the only technologies available to offer the space and energy savings of hardware redundancy together with the scale needed for today’s expanding and evolving radio access networks. They are both fully customizable and feature a dual multi-GNSS receiver for highest availability. Integrated Syncjack technology enables in-service synchronization monitoring and assurance without the need for expensive test equipment, and all functions are supported by ADVA’s FSP Sync Manager. Like other Oscilloquartz core grandmaster clocks, the OSA 5440 can be combined with Oscilloquartz’s advanced cesium clocks to create an ePRTC system for unprecedented stability, precision and reliability even in the case of GNSS failure. It also provides a direct fan-out from ePRTC into the network using multiple PTP and SyncE interfaces, enabling ultimate phase and time delivery with the lowest energy and smallest form factor. According to Oscilloquartz, the OSA 5440 provides the crucial link between legacy and emerging technologies. It addresses the urgent synchronization needs of mission-critical infrastructure across all industries from radio access to utility to government networks. With its unrivalled capacity and abundance of fan-out options, the OSA 5440 is the ultimate route to next-generation timing for the 5G era.With support for up to 10Gbit/s interfaces, Oscilloquartz is taking phenomenally accurate network synchronization to the next level. The OSA 5440 also features completely redundant hardware architecture so if one module fails, another is on standby, ensuring no interruption to services and no impact on end users. It provides a smooth migration from legacy to next-generation timing by supporting precise PTP as well as SyncE, BITS and NTP interfaces in the same product.last_img read more


Selain Manjakan Penumpang, Layanan Virtual Reality Buka Peluang Peningkatan Laba Maskapai

first_imgLalu, poin-poin apa saja yang dapat meningkatkan dividen maskapai pengguna IFE berbasis VR ini? Berikut himpun sejumlah keuntungan, sebagaimana yang dikutip dari laman (27/2/2019).Meningkatkan Kepuasan PelangganJika penumpang sudah puas dengan pelayanan prima dari sebuah maskapai, maka bukan tidak mungkin jika ia akan kembali menggunakan layanan tersebut bersama dengan kerabat terdekat dan keluarganya. Asa inilah yang tercipta jika sebuah maskapai menerapkan IFE berbasis VR, dimana seperti yang kita ketahui bersama, VR kini tengah naik daun dan digandrungi oleh berbagai kalangan.Pendapatan Tambahan dari Penumpang “Baru”Sebagaimana yang sudah disebutkan di atas, harapan yang tercipta ini akan terus diperjuangkan oleh pihak maskapai. Sudah bukan rahasia lagi jika pihak maskapai akan terus memperjuangkan margin keuntungan walaupun hanya setipis ‘kue wafer’. Dengan biasa pemasangan yang terbilang lebih hemat ketimbang IFE seatback biasa, maka sudah sewajarnya jika pihak maskapai akan terus memperjuangkan margin tersebut.Baca Juga: Inilah Para Pengguna Augmented Reality di Industri DirgantaraPendapatan Tambahan dari IklanJika ada sarana hiburan baru, maka sudah barang tentu ini akan menjadi celah baru bagi para pebisnis untuk memasangkan iklan produk mereka di sarana tersebut. Tinggal pihak maskapai menyeleksi saja, mana perusahaan yang berani mematok harga tinggi, mana yang tidak. Pendapatan tambahan lagi, bukan? Sumber: istimewa Perkembangan zaman yang semakin menggiring setiap orang untuk jadi pribadi yang serba digital ternyata dapat dimanfaatkan oleh sejumlah sektor usaha guna meraup keuntungan lebih dalam lagi, seperti digitalisasi di pasar aviasi global ini tidak hanya menyasar zona pengoperasian saja, melainkan juga di sistem hiburan untuk penumpang (in-flight entertainment/IFE). Salah satu digitalisasi yang kini tengah ramai diperbincangkan adalah adopsi teknologi Virtual Reality (VR).Baca Juga: Virtual dan Augmented Reality Ubah Pengalaman Penumpang di UdaraPerusahaan periset pasar yang bermarkas di San Antonio, Texas, Amerika Serikat, Frost & Sullivan menganalisis bahwa investasi di IFE akan meningkatkan dividen yang cukup signifikan bagi maskapai penumpang. Bagi mereka yang berada di luar industri, peningkatan sistem hiburan VR ke dalam penerbangan mungkin tampak seperti pengeluaran modal yang signifikan, tapi pada kenyataannya, itu jauh lebih murah ketimbang meningkatkan sistem IFE seatback yang ada. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more


Archer Kembangkan Taksi Udara eVTOL dengan Baling-baling ‘Tersembunyi’

first_imgTaksi udara all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Archer. Foto: Archer Salah satu startup yang berkantor di Silicon Valley, Archer belum lama ini muncul ke publik dengan membawa desain taksi udara all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) dengan desain unik. Saat lanching beberapa waktu lalu, pihak Archer menyebut taksi udara besutan mereka bakal memiliki 12 baling-baling. Padahal, desain yang dirilis perusahaan menunjukkan hanya ada enam baling-baling (rotor).Baca juga: Jaunt’s ROSA Gyrodyne – Rancangan Taksi Udara eVTOL Paling Aman di DuniaTerkait hal ini, melaporkan, Archer sengaja merahasiakan posisi enam rotor lainnya untuk mendukung taksi udara Archer (belum ada nama) melakukan pendaratan atau lepas landas secara vertikal. Adapun yang sudah ditampilkan hanya enam rotor, tiga di sayap kanan dan kiri bertugas menghasilkan daya dorong saat di udara. Dalam pemaparannya, Brett Adcock dan Adam Goldstein, founder dan co-founder Archer menyebut, enam rotor dengan lima bilah di masing-masing rotornya itu nantinya akan mengantar taksi udara eVTOL Archer melaju hingga 241 km per jam, dengan kapasitas satu pilot dan empat penumpang. Kemampuan tersebut juga tak lepas dari desainnya yang ramping serta ekor berbentuk V-tail yang dinilai mampu membuat taksi udara lebih berkarakter aerodinamik.Soal spesifikasi, taksi udara eVTOL dibekali dengan tiga paket baterai dengan kapasitas 143-kWh, termasuk di dalamnya 37 kWh untuk cadangan. Paket baterai seberat 3.000 kg itu disebut mampu membawa taksi udara sejauh sekitar 100 km. Berat lepas landas maksimum (MTOW) taksi udara Archer juga tergolong mumpuni, mencapai 3,175 kg. Yang menarik dari taksi udara ini adalah, faktor safety dan desain pesawat.Desain pesawat yang ramping, selain menambah aerodinamika pesawat, rupanya juga berkontribusi dalam meningkatkan keselamatan penumpang. Tak hanya itu, dengan teknologi Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), taksi udara Archer dimungkinkan untuk tetap terus terbang sejauh puluhan kilometer sekalipun beberapa rotor mati. Sebab, masing-masing rotor mempunyai sumber tenaga sendiri, tak seperti rotor pada umumnya dengan sistem sentral, jika sistem rotor utama mati, maka pesawat atau taksi udara hanya menunggu waktu untuk terjun ke daratan.Dengan spesifikasi di atas, taksi udara Archer diharapkan mampu membentuk kembali ekosistem mobilitas udara perkotaan (UAM), dengan fokus utama pada mengantar penumpang dengan cepat dan efisien di wilayah perkotaan yang padat.Baca juga: Investasi di Taksi Terbang Joby Aviation, Toyota Gelontorkan Rp5,3 TriliunGuna mengejar target tersebut, perusahaan akan menggelontorkan dana besar untuk pengembangan. Sejauh ini, Archer mungkin dapat dipastikan tak khawatir soal pendanaan, sebab, mereka seperti sudah mendapat jaminan pendanaan dengan masuknya Walmart, perusahaan publik terbesar di dunia asal AS berdasarkan pendapatan, sebagai investor.Dengan dana besar itu pula, selain melakukan pengembang, Archer juga membajak tokoh-tokoh intelektual dari perusahaan taksi udara eVTOL ternama di dunia yang sudah lebih dahulu ada, seperti Tom Muniz dan Alan Chen dari Wisk, Geoff Bower dari Airbus Vahana, hingga Ben Goldman dari Joby.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJaunt’s ROSA Gyrodyne – Rancangan Taksi Udara eVTOL Paling Aman di Dunia06/04/2020In “Featured”Terlalu Sesumbar, Peluncuran Taksi Udara eVTOL Skai Bertenaga Hidrogen Akhirnya Molor10/07/2020In “Featured”[Video] Taksi Drone 282 Karya Anak Bangsa Berhasil Terbang Sebelum Dipamerkan di Jerman13/03/2020In “Destinasi Udara”last_img read more