Qatars Bunkering Move Short of Displaced Fujairah Demand

first_imgzoom The move to launch ship-to-ship fuel bunkering at Qatari ports may not be sufficient to fulfill the marine fuel oil demand that has been displaced from Fujairah as a result of the Qatari crisis, Platts said citing undisclosed sources.Although some sources said that bunkering at the Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area (FOAA) was now possible for non-Qatari-flagged and/or non-Qatari-owned ships, suppliers informed they had still not started supplying bunkers to these ships that were sailing to and from Qatar, according to Platts.Earlier this week, state-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum launched a bunkering facility for all vessels calling Qatari ports “to ensure the continuous and reliable energy supplies.” The bunkering operations, available for all vessels lifting any Qatari seaborne imports or exports, started after meeting all international maritime and safety standards.“This temporary ship-to-ship fuel bunkering facility will meet our clients’ safety and commercial expectations, and will continue until a permanent solution is implemented,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said.Qatar’s bunkering move might have a few downsides, according to Platts’ sources, including the current weather conditions with winds at around 4 knots at Doha, which could make the operations difficult, a limited storage for fuel oil, as well as the availability of bunker barges in Qatar.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Read More »

Former Bahamas PM says unaware of hefty water bill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #WaterandSewerageCorporation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 28, 2017 – Nassau – The news of what former government leaders owed to the Water and Sewerage Corporation was a leak, described as illegal by the company after the breaking news from the Tribune newspaper on Tuesday.   The company is now promising to deal severely with whomever is responsible for exposing the information which at the very least has embarrassed a number of political leaders including former Prime Ministers Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham, former Deputy Prime Ministers Cynthia Mother Pratt, Philip Brave Davis and Frank Watson; even the former Central Bank Governor Julian Francis and the US Embassy.In a follow up, the Tribune reports that Perry Christie was amazed at the outstanding bill, adding that he only knew about it through the article in the paper and says, if the bill is indeed accurate, it will be paid.    Christie explained that staff would have been responsible for taking care of utility bills, and that he has already called the #WaterandSewerageCorporation about the bill which he believes he should have been alerted about.The exclusive list from WSC has Perry Christie owing over $23,000.    Mr. Christie added that, his declarations as a politician requires that he list his debt, the bill at Water & Sewerage he contends was never listed because he did not know it existed.    The MP for Cat Island, Philip Davis, who is said to over $22,000 said that he is paid up and that the bill is wrong.#MagneticMediaNews Audit now ongoing at Water and Sewerage Corporationlast_img read more

Read More »

Somalian community remembers woman allegedly murdered by her husband

first_img Posted: April 12, 2019 John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:08 PM Somalian community remembers woman allegedly murdered by her husbandcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  The murder of a local Somali woman is creating a bond between San Diego’s Somalian community and the San Diego Police Department.Police say 36-year-old Muna Keri was murdered by her husband was a case of fatal domestic violence.At a special meeting Friday, officers educated the Somali women about the need to report domestic violence something that probably would not happen in their native country because of cultural differences.The sisters of murder victim Keri say they view the SDPD as their brothers and sisters because of the way they handled the tragedy that the officers ‘Felt their pain.’ They are also grateful for the efforts of the SDPD and US Marshall’s in tracking down the suspect in Panama.Related story:Husband arrested on suspicion of killing wife at City Heights apartment John Soderman April 12, 2019last_img read more

Read More »

Aahar 2018 India feeding the world

first_img“There is an urgent need to explore the full-potential of processed food and hospitality sectors as these sectors are imperative, not only for India ‘s socio-economic progress but also for enhancing exports and employment in the country. The Government has geared up to launch a ‘pro-farmer based agri-policy’ to ensure farmers are encouraged to imbibe value addition of their produce and connect with the export activity directly. They can become an integral part of retail and supply chain globally. Events such as ‘AAHAR’ are vital in providing an excellent platform for all the stakeholders to have meaningful interaction, collaboration and investment opportunities,” asserted Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industries, Government of India, while inaugurating the 33rd edition of AAHAR – the international food and hospitality fair – on March 13 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn his inaugural speech, the Minister complimented the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and its associates for hosting Aahar 2018. Expressing his satisfaction with redevelopment project of Pragati Maidan he said that such an iconic infrastructure is imperative to fulfil “New India” aspiration.AAHAR is a one-stop solution for catering Indian delicacies to the international platter. It is a visionary of transforming India globally and is giving an international platform to Indian SME’s to the global market. The fair will go on till March 17, 2018. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHighlighting vast export potential of marine sector products, the Minister mentioned that there are 13 coastal states in India with abundant marine products. He indicated that a comprehensive roadmap is being prepared by the government to double the exports of marine products soon. Referring to the participation of Japan in the fair, he pointed out that India has to adopt Japanese innovations and technology to provide a fillip to the marine sector through value addition and preservation practices of marine products. Stressing on the need to vitalize the hospitality sectors, he indicated that the fair is devoted to ‘food’ and ‘hospitality’ which are an integral part of India’s ancient heritage and culture with the world-famed slogan ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’. “The country registered 17 to 20 percent increase in the aviation market last year, we have to prepare ourself in providing quality services in hospitality including conducive air travel and cargo facilities”, he further added. This edition of AAHAR has much to offer to the world with 18 foreign countries participating, who are masters of food export industry. USA, China, Italy, Japan, Tunisia, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Oman, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, Peru, Indonesia, Canada, Hongkong, Norway, Singapore brings their best techniques and products to share with the world. Present on the occasion were Jacek Bogucki, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland, Nejmeddine Lakhal, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, LC Goyal, CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), Narendra Kumar Singh, CMD, APEDA and Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO. LC Goyal in his key address said that the redevelopment project of Pragati Maidan as a world class ‘International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre’ is on the right track. “The next AAHAR edition will be organized with its enhanced scale as new halls would be available in February/March 2019”. An exclusive Culinary Art Competition would be organized by the Indian Culinary Forum in Lounge B (near Gate 1) while other major attractions are exclusive seminar in Hall 8 (Auditorium) on “The Role of R&D and Food Safety in the Development of Food Processing Sector” by AIFPA (at 9 am on March 14).The fair has been organized by the ITPO with the support of Ministry of Food Processing and Industries, Government of India, APEDA along with other apex bodies such as AIFPA, ARCHI, HOTERMAI, FHSAI and FIFI for the fair.AAHAR is open for the business visitors from 10 am to 6 pm every day until March 17. Visitors can park their vehicles at Bhairon Road parking.last_img read more

Read More »