Oslo Set to Become Zero-Emission Port

first_imgMr. Ingvar M. Mathisen and Ms. Heidi Leander Neilson from Oslo PortBeing one of the leading maritime centers in the world, Norwegian Port of Oslo is looking to expand further, meeting at the same time its ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Clear targets are set for 2030, with an 85 percent reduction in current GHG emissions, and after that efforts will continue so that Oslo can become a zero-emission port in the long term.In order to reach its goal of a future zero-emission port, increased sea transport is an important contribution to this green shift. Over the past years, the Port of Oslo recorded a growth in its container volumes, leading to an all-time record in 2018 when the port handled a total of 238,000 TEUs. As the port is growing very rapidly, the port needs to make sure it doesn’t become a bottleneck in this development.With more lines and more vessels calling in Oslo, the port is going to the south, moving out of the city to expand further.Currently, the Port of Oslo is finalizing its Master Plan for the South Port, a new cargo port in Sydhavna, Ingvar M. Mathisen, CEO/Port Director, said in an interview with World Maritime News on the sidelines of Nor-Shipping 2019 event.The overall aim is to make the South Port a large energy ecosystem — to use the energy smarter but also to get smoother logistics between sea and land transport, as explained by Heidi Leander Neilson, Head of Environment at Oslo Port.Watch the full interview below to learn more about how the port wants to get the area effective with the help of clean fuels and all-electric equipment.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Specifically, the Oslo Port is responsible for around 55,000 tons of CO2 per year. The greatest sources of emissions at the port are foreign ferry routes, followed by shore activities such as cargo handling and transport at the port site and local ferries.The port has embarked on a number of initiatives that would help it cut its emissions. One of these is a new shore power facility at Vippetangen that opened in January 2019. The transformer contributes to lower climate gas emissions by providing ferries with shore power.In addition to Color Line ships, ferries operated by DFDS and Stena Line now also get power at the port when at berth.World Maritime News Staff; Images by WMN.last_img read more

Cricket News India’s pain in New Zealand gets prolonged after Hamilton loss – Stats round-up

first_img New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team was aiming to end the series against New Zealand on the ultimate high with a win in the third and final Twenty20 International in Hamilton. After winning the Auckland T20I, India was heading into the clash high on confidence but Colin Munro’s ninth fifty helped the hosts reach 212/4. In response, spirited knocks from Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya gave India a chance but they could manage only 208/6, losing the match by four runs and losing the three-match series 2-1. For Rohit and the side, the loss ended what has been a perfect four months in Australia and New Zealand on a slightly sour note.India’s loss reiterated that New Zealand was their ultimate bogey team in the shortest format of the game and during the loss in Hamilton, more records were created by New Zealand. Here is a list of some of the records broken during the match in Seddon Park, Hamilton.4 – The margin of victory for New Zealand against India in Hamilton which is their second-lowest in terms of runs. The Kiwis had defeated India by one run in 2012 during the Chennai Twenty20 game. Incidentally, in the first T20I played on the tour in Australia, India lost the Brisbane match by four runs.7 – New Zealand has won seven out of nine T20Is played in Seddon Park, Hamilton. They have lost to South Africa and in 2018, they lost to England by two runs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India have lost eight out of 11 T20Is against New Zealand.India have never won a T20I series in New Zealand.This is the first time Rohit Sharma has lost a series as Indian skipper. 8 – Number of wins by New Zealand against India in 11 T20Is against India. They now have the most wins against India by any nation in this format.0 – Number of series wins in T20Is by India in New Zealand. In 2009, they lost the two-match series 0-2 and in 2019, they have lost the three-match series 1-2.2 – Number of 200+ scores by New Zealand against India. South Africa is the other country to have hit two 200+ scores in this format.2 – Only twice have India chased a total of over 200+ successfully in ODIs. India chased down 207 against Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2009 while 202 was chased against Australia in Rajkot in 2013.1 – The first time Rohit Sharma has lost a T20I series as captain. Prior to the series, Rohit had never lost a game as skipper in this format.last_img read more

Nigeria Slips to 52nd, Iceland Hits All-time High 18th

first_imgFIFA RANKINGSDuro IkhazuagbeAs reported by THISDAY last week, Nigeria’s second place finish in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco early this month played no significant role as Super Eagles dropped to 52nd spot in the February rankings released by FIFA thursday. Nigeria’s cumulative point of 606 as against the 651 of January ensured that the three-times African champions failed to return to global top 50.However, it was not together all bad news as Eagles progressed from the ninth place in the African ranking of January to seventh ahead of Ghana (8th), Burkina Faso (9th) and Algeria (10th). Tunisia remained at the summit of African football with Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon in the Top Ten respectively.Interestingly, one of Nigeria’s group stage rival at the World Cup in Russia next summer, Iceland, chalked up one of the greatest moves of the February rankings.Iceland climbed to an all-time high position of 18th. The rise of the FIFA World Cup-bound Icelanders (18th, up 2) is one of the more notable changes in a February table left largely unaltered by a quiet period of international action.The Vikings of Iceland were the revelations of the last Euros in France and are to clash with Nigeria on June 21 in a World Cup Group D match.Nigeria’s other World Cup foes Argentina remain in fourth place in the global rankings, while Croatia did not also move from 15th position from the previous month.In all, 34 international friendlies, 28 of which were in Africa, came into the equation, resulting in a static top 15 that is still headed by Germany, Brazil and Portugal (1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, all unchanged).The entry of Venezuela (48th, up 4), Hungary (49th, up 5) and Jamaica (50th, up 5) to the Top 50 of global rankings at the expense of Cameroon (51st, down 6), Ghana (54th, down 4), and Burkina Faso (57th, down 13) was attributed both to results in the recent friendlies and to the devaluation of last year’s CAF African Cup of Nations calculating points tallies.The next FIFA ratings will be released on March 15, FIFA announced.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more