Inaugural transit of the expanded Panama Canal

27/06/2016 / Americas / canal / expansion / marine / news / panama / project / shipping

The expanded Panama Canal has been inaugurated with the first voyage along the route – a Neo-Panamax vessel owned by COSCO (China's largest integrated shipping company), which sailed through the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks on the morning of 26th June. In the afternoon, the vessel – carrying 9,472TEU – reached the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks, where the official inauguration ceremony took place.

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RIBA National Awards winners announced

23/06/2016 / Europe / RIBA / UK / architecture / awards / construction / news

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today announced the winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards, the most rigorous and prestigious awards for new buildings in the UK. RIBA National Award-winning buildings are seen as setting the standard for good architecture. The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of the year will be drawn from the 46 award-winning buildings announced today.

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ABB to power world’s largest electric ferries and deliver first automated shore-side charging station

21/06/2016 / charging / electric / ferries / marine / news / power / shipping / sustainability

ABB has been awarded the contract to power world’s largest emission-free electric ferries and deliver first automated shore-side charging station – in the process, reducing emissions, increasing the efficiency of battery charging, and minimising safety risk on HH Ferries' route between Helsingør (Denmark) and Helsingborg (Sweden).

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Poland boosts links with South Africa one of its 'most important trade partners’

20/06/2016 / AB7 / Africa / Africa's Big Seven / FMCG / Poland / South / drink / event / expo / food / news / trade

South Africa is one of Poland’s key trade partners with the agricultural sector alone worth more more than US$110 – and there’s more to come, according to its Deputy Minister of Agriculture who was in Johannesburg yesterday (Sunday 19th June), leading Poland's delegation at Africa's biggest food and drink expo – Africa's Big Seven (AB7) – which runs until Tuesday (21st).

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