Britain’s newest port doubled its capacity as the second berth began operations in May. Five new shipping routes to North America, South America East Coast & West Coast, the Middle East, and Europe are starting. New rail, road and container services are also announced. The G6, one of the world’s largest shipping alliances, will start a new service at DP World London Gateway on Friday 16 May. The arrival of APL’s ‘Margrit Rickmers’ will signal the start-up of the PA2 (Pacific Atlantic) service, which will be a further boost to the growing geographic spread of shipping services on offer at DP World London Gateway port and logistics park. The New World Alliance (APL, HMM, and MOL), which previously operated a similar service to the PA2 previously called at Felixstowe port, however, through the G6 Alliance (APL, HMM, MOL, Hapag Lloyd, NYK, & OOCL) the service will now call at DP World London Gateway.Peter Ward, commercial director, DP World London Gateway, said, “We are very pleased to be welcoming the G6 to DP World London Gateway. It’s another milestone for the team. We are focused on delivering the best possible service for cargo owners and shippers and our connections are growing fast”. Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd services to South America and the Middle East have recently started. On Friday 2 May, DP World London Gateway received the ‘Santa Rosa’ starting the SAEC1 Service (South America East Coast). On Monday 5 May, the Hapag Lloyd ‘Dublin Express’ called at DP World London Gateway, which started the SAWC1 service (South America West Coast). On Tuesday 6 May the Hapag Lloyd ‘Tabea’ called, starting up the EPIC service (Europe Pakistan India Consortium and also known as Hapag Lloyd Indian Ocean Service). DP World London Gateway has signed a deal with X-Press Feeders Ltd, which is a weekly service linking London Gateway directly with Dublin and Rotterdam. The first call was on Sunday 11 May and will be calling weekly. Tabare Dominguez, port commercial manager, DP World London Gateway, said: “It’s an important step forward to continue increasing the geographical coverage of London Gateway, in this case to connect DP World London Gateway directly with the Irish market.” X-Press Feeders is one of the largest independent feeder carriers in the world.New services connecting DP World London Gateway to inland rail destinations were also recently announced. Freightliner and DB Schenker are now providing daily services to more inland rail destinations. DB Schenker is serving Manchester, Daventry, Wakefield and South Wales from London Gateway. Freightliner is now serving Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds & Glasgow. Maritime Transport, the country’s largest privately owned container transport operator, has announced a deal to set up a depot at London Gateway. Maritime will take on a site that gives plenty of room for expansion as it serves the growing needs of its customers at the UK’s new deep-water port. Pentalver, a leading inland container service operator, recently opened a new container facility at DP World London Gateway. Empty storage, dry repair and reefer services are provided at the new facility. All these new services come on top of the recently announced Prologis logistics hub on the London Gateway Logistics Park. dpworld, May 15, 2014 zoom New shipping services are being announced as the second berth at DP World London Gateway opens for business.
“These findings clearly demonstrate that stronger and more creative policies will be needed for accelerating the spread of climate-friendly technologies and persuading businesses, local governments and citizens to cut their greenhouse gas emissions,” said Joke Waller Hunter, Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Convention.The so-called transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe are also starting to increase their emissions again as their economies recover from their early- and mid-1990s nadir, according to the report, “Compilation and Synthesis of Third National Communications” and based on projections provided by the governments themselves. As a result, the developed world as a whole – highly industrialized plus transition countries – will see its emissions increase by 10 per cent from 2000 to 2010.Developed countries saw their combined emissions actually fall during the 1990s, by 3 per cent, due to a 37 per cent decline in transition country emissions. They thus met the Climate Change Convention’s intermediate aim of keeping the group’s overall emissions at 1990 levels by 2000.But greenhouse gas emissions in the highly industrialized countries rose by 8 per cent during that period. The European Union’s total emissions decreased by 3.5 per cent from 1990 to 2000, with individual member States varying between a decrease of 19 per cent and an increase of 35 per cent. Emissions increased in most other highly industrialized countries, including New Zealand (5 per cent), Japan (11 per cent), United States (14 per cent), Australia (18 per cent) and Canada (20 per cent).The report will be considered at a two-week meeting of the Convention’s 190 member governments that formally opens in Bonn, Germany, tomorrow. Its projections, based on data from 2000-2001, can help governments plan their future climate change strategies. With a very few exceptions, the reporting governments underlined the importance of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol in shaping their domestic climate policy responses. They reiterated that their Kyoto targets are a first step towards long-term and continued emission reductions.
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against Penn State on Jan. 31. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorNo one in the history of the Big Ten has scored quite like Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell.She surpassed former Minnesota star Rachel Banham’s 3,093-point total to become the conference’s all-time leading scorer with a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ win against Michigan State on Jan. 27. Just three people have scored more than Mitchell, who currently ranks as the fourth all-time NCAA career points leader with 3,264 points.Mitchell might surpass another legend in Sunday’s season finale against Penn State. Only 19 points separate her from former Baylor forward Brittney Griner, who scored the third-most points in NCAA history. However, she might not be able to reach the top of the list as her career nears its close.Griner, along with Missouri State’s Jackie Stiles (3,393 points) and Washington’s Kelsey Plum (3,527 points), sit above Mitchell. Entering her senior season, Mitchell needed to score 974 points to surpass Plum, who set the career points record last season. Mitchell had previously never scored more than 889 points. Before the season, because of the veteran-laden team’s potential and the maturity of Mitchell’s game, no one ruled her out as a threat to Plum’s recently set record.Now, with just one game remaining in Ohio State’s regular season and a deep run in the NCAA tournament seeming unlikely, Mitchell would require a near-impossible Herculean effort to reach Plum’s mark. She needs 129 points to become the second-highest scorer and 263 points to pass Plum to become the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer. Mitchell’s opportunities to rack up major scoring games continue to dwindle.The Buckeyes will play one more regular-season game and three more games if they advance to the championship game in the Big Ten tournament. Then, they will play between one and six NCAA tournament games. In Mitchell’s first three years, though, Ohio State has never advanced beyond the Sweet 16, which is just three games into the tournament.If Mitchell averages 24.5 points per game — her average this season — and the Buckeyes reach the Big Ten championship and are eliminated in the Sweet 16, she would end up with approximately 3,436 career points, 91 points away from Plum’s record. That would make her the second all-time leading scorer.Even if the Buckeyes made an improbable run to the NCAA championship, Mitchell would need to average 26.3 points during the 10-game stretch to pass Plum. Regardless of whether Mitchell lands first, second, third or fourth on the list of NCAA all-time scorers, she has already made a dent in history.She has drilled more than 1,000 shots, nailed 450-plus 3-pointers and hit more than 750 free throws. Mitchell became the fastest player in NCAA history to score 2,000 points and has made the most 3s in NCAA history.Mitchell also holds 16 program records. These include the highest career scoring average (24.5 points per game), most points in a season (889), points in a game (48), made 3s in a game (nine) and made free throws in a game (19).Only three women stand in the way of Mitchell becoming the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, but they will likely be just enough to the top spot out of reach. Either way, she is already the best scorer in the history of the Big Ten and Ohio State, which is not too bad of a consolation prize.