Press Release; September 22, 2014 zoom Port of AntwerpThe Antwerp Port Authority has launched a brief survey for potential LNG users in order to inform the future constructor about the facilities that the station must offer. The Port Authority hopes to get input on questions such as which types of customer the facility must serve, and whether the user/operator has a preference for particular technologies. Based on the answers received, the Port authority will refine the specifications for construction of the LNG bunkering and filling station.By the beginning of 2016 the port of Antwerp will have an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. The project is being partly financed by the European Commission as part of the LNG Master Plan, a project to promote the use of LNG by European barges. The procedure for construction of the station is currently under way.In July 2014 the Port Authority issued a European call for candidates to build an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. Various candidates put themselves forward in the month that followed. The next step will be for the Port Authority to supply the selected candidates with the contract specifications.In a parallel process another call has been launched with the aim of appointing a candidate to operate the facility in the form of a concession.In the technical specifications for the facility the Port Authority wants to take into account the preferences of potential customers/operators of the installation. The questionnaire drawn up for this can be completed up until 11:00 hours, October 9, 2014. On the basis of the answers received, the Port Authority will consider the possibility of organising a round table discussion with the interested respondents on Tuesday, October 14.Arjen Littooij (right), general director of Safety Region Rotterdam Area, opened Falck-LNG-training facility on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte.Port of Rotterdam, an official coordinator for the Rhine Corridor in the EU’s LNG Masterplan project, is playing host to the latest inland LNG safety study. Falck Risc, an international provider of safety training and consultancy for both high risk and low risk industrial companies, and the United Fire Department, won the tender for a LNG safety study which was commissioned by the European Union (TEN-T) as an important part of the LNG Masterplan. As part of the LNG safety programme, Falck has opened the very first northwest European training facility for liquefied natural gas on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte.Robbert van der Veen, manager at Falck Risc, said: “Falck Risc supports the Port of Rotterdam and other relations in handling LNG safely. Falck Risc enables this by combining LNG practice and theory. The new hightech training facility at the Maasvlakte will greatly contribute to this.”Here firecrews, employees and members of company emergency response teams in the chemical and petrochemical industries will be able to train in a realistic environment in anticipating and dealing with the risks involved in LNG.“Fighting LNG incident is no everyday occurrence. And what you rarely do, you will rarely do well. That is why I am happy with this facility where LNG is available for training any possible incident,” saidvan der Veen.
by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Apr 2, 2017 9:21 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 3, 2017 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Global markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by positive reports on manufacturing, as players awaited talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart later in the week.KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 0.2 per cent to 12,342, while France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.2 per cent to 5,112. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged up 0.1 per cent to 7,326. U.S. shares were on track for a subdued open, with Dow and S&P 500 futures flat.FACTORIES: Japanese manufacturers are feeling slightly more upbeat than they were late last year, according to a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan. The survey’s findings fell slightly below economists’ forecasts, but were seen as a sign exports are underpinning growth in the world’s No. 3 economy. Separate reports showed strong manufacturing activity in Germany, France and Italy in March.U.S.-CHINA: Markets are closely watching for the outcome of a summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida later this week. The two are expected to discuss various contentious issues including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their talks on Thursday and Friday.ANALYST’S TAKE: “The start of the week marks the first trading day of the month and quarter, also kick-starting an action-packed week with various items to keep watch on. U.S. non-farm payrolls, the meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and China, and the U.S. central bank March meeting minutes are some of the few items lined up ahead,” said Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG.ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.4 per cent to finish at 18,983.23, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1 per cent to 5,872.70. India’s Sensex jumped 0.9 per cent to 29,882.27 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 per cent to 2,167.51. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.5 per cent to 24,236.10. Shanghai’s bourse was closed for a holiday.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 2 cents to $50.62 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It added 25 cents on Friday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, slipped 4 cents to $53.49 a barrel.CURRENCIES: In currency trading, the euro weakened to $1.0653 from $1.0737 and the dollar rose to 111.44 yen from 111.30 yen late Friday.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/yuri-kageyama People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 3, 2017. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a positive report on the Japanese economy, as players awaited a meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders later in the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) Global stock markets mostly rise on manufacturing data read more