18 Nov

Valamar has launched an innovative online store service – Valfresco Direkt

first_imgValfresco Direkt is an online store that offers in one place the products of family farms, winemakers, olive growers and many other domestic producers with a long tradition in the production of healthy and quality food. Crucially, ValFresco Direkt offers partners year-round and continuous product placement, all-inclusive logistics and the ability to pick up products on the doorstep, as well as packaging and processing of products for the end consumer.  Valfresco Direkt services will also be available for guests in Valamar’s camps with the prospect of further expansion to other Valamar destinations. For Valfresco Direkt, Valamar has contracted cooperation with about two hundred selected family farms and local producers, so we offer top products from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia with the aim of expanding cooperation to partners from all parts of Croatia to support the development of local economy and domestic production. .    As part of the preparations for the restart of business, Valamar Riviera, the largest Croatian tourist company, in the past 60 days has designed and developed a new online store service called Valfresco Direkt, which is active since June 8 for Istria.  Cooperation with over 200 family farms from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia All interested family farms and small producers can get more information about the project and the conditions of cooperation HERElast_img read more

28 Sep

CMA CGM’s LNG-Fuelled Behemoths to Fly French Flag

first_imgWorld’s third biggest container shipping major CMA CGM announced plans to register four of its 20,000 TEU + size giants under the French flag.Namely, speaking at a recent Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM) event, the company’s CEO Rodolphe Saadé said that CMA CGM’s next flagship, featuring 20,600 TEU will fly the French flag and will be named CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.In addition, the company’s three LNG-powered newbuildings, belonging to the recently ordered 22,000 TEU batch, will also sail under the French flag.To remind, CMA CGM revealed its plans earlier this month to equip its nine future ships of 22,000 TEUs with engines using liquefied natural gas thus becoming the first shipping company in the world to equip giant containerships with this type of motorization.The company ordered the 22,000 TEU vessels from the Chinese CSSC Group spending around USD 1.2 billion. The first ships from the series are scheduled to come into service from the end of 2019.With these four ships, the company’s French-flagged fleet will reach 27 vessels in 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

20 Sep

Coast Guard: 3 Survive Crash of Miami-Bound Plane

first_imgThe pilot and two passengers aboard a twin-engine airplane were rescued from the water 20 miles east of Bimini in the Bahamas after their Piper PA-34 went down Thursday afternoon.The plane was headed for Miami Executive Airport near Kendall and had taken off Great Harbor Cay Airport south of Grand Bahama.Nearby fishermen witnessed the crashed and were able to rescue the trio from the water and transport them to nearby Cat Cay.Bahamian officials are investigating the accident, the names of the survivors were not immediately available.#UPDATE Footage of the downed aircraft after observers fly over the area after a fishing vessel crew rescued the 3 survivors from the water 20 miles east of Bimini. pic.twitter.com/LCik12nN7q— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) August 8, 2019last_img read more

12 Jan

US State Department issues alert on Pegasus

first_img…says American Govt workers movedThe United States State Department on Monday issued an alert on the Pegasus Hotel. The alert comes hours after a major fire was averted at the hotel on Sunday night. However, the State Department has announced that US Government personnel staying at the hotel have decided to move to other locations. This move was made after there were dysfunctional fire alarms and emergency exits were cloaked.Pegasus Hotel in GeorgetownOn Sunday evening, guests at the Pegasus Hotel had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the kitchen area at about 22:45h.The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was summoned to the scene; and upon arrival, the fire fighters were able to contain the fire to one area.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, GFS Station Officer with responsibility for fire prevention, Andrew Holder, told the media that the fire started as a result of a ‘deep-fry’ accidently or deliberately left on. This, he noted, caused the appliance to overheat, and it eventually ignited the installation for the extractor.This created a smoke-logged environment, but fire fighters were able to quickly put out the fire and create some form of ventilation.All efforts were made to ensure that everyone was out of the building. Holder noted that smoke would have reached at least the second and third floods, thus causing some panic among the guests who were staying at the hotel.The fire official noted that there were several safety breaches at the hotel. He said the emergency exit doors were chained and padlocked, there was no fire alarm, and staff were not trained to deal with such an occurrence.“This is a serious breach of safety, and it has severe consequences,” Holder added.Guest at the hotel expressed shock that there was no fire alarm. One guest recalled that he went to the emergency exit after his room was consumed by smoke, only to discover it locked.Pastor Ellsworth Chester of Brooklyn New York told <> that he is on vacation with his children, and as he was on the second floor he started to smell smoke, and quickly alerted them, and they made their way out of the building.He added that as he rushed to the emergency exit on the lower flat of the building, the doors were chained and locked. As he rushed to another exit, it was the same thing, and at that point in time he made up his mind that he had to go through the thick smoke. In addition, he reportedly went to all the doors on the second flood and alerted the occupants.He was nevertheless thankful that no one was severely hurt as a result of the smoke.An investigation has been launched into the incident by both the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Police Force.last_img read more