Technology is aiding China’s fight against the virus and also helping people cope with the stresses of a quarantined life. Ananth Krishnan, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, gives his take on how China is deploying new Artificial Intelligence technologies in fighting the outbreak in his article in The Hindu. Read the passage and see what can be learned from China to fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world. In a fast changing situation, the pandemic’s impacts on the daily life of people, businesses and governments grows longer by the hour.

Media release. Published: 11-Mar-2020 01:12 pm
Lappeenrannan kaupunki

On 3 March 2020, the City of Lappeenranta and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT University) presented ways to manage climate change to EU decision-makers and international environmental organisations at the premises of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus situation, Finnair has already cancelled approximately 1,400 flights from its network and is now further adjusting its network to the decreased demand.

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Tech start-ups and entrepreneurs will wow Posidonia 2020’s visitors and delegates this summer with their latest, high tech, digitally-enabled and data-driven solutions to age-old legacy problems, as well as with a fresher perspective for a more sustainable and efficient future for the shipping industry.

Ryanair today (Tues10Mar) announced the suspension of its  full flight schedule to/from and  within Italy, following the decision of the Italian Government to “lock down”the entire country to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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According to research from IRU, the European road transport sector is facing a 13% increase in driver shortage in 2020.

IRU carried out research amongst small and medium transport and logistics companies in a number of European countries, calculating the commercial freight driver shortage on the continent to rise from 23% in 2019 to 36% in 2020.

Eviction, migration and violence within relationships are just some of the many reasons why young women find themselves homeless. An estimated 30 percent of the homeless in Germany are women.

Off the shelf ship designs have passed their sell by date, says Mohamed Zaitoun, the MD of Zaitoun Green Shipping. Nowadays a new generation of owners are building ships tailored to both their exact operational needs and environmental performance ambitions. The right approach to bio fouling, or rather to eradicating bio fouling, is one small yet vital ingredient in the mix.

Finnair has today revealed the most ambitious sustainability strategy in the aviation industry to banish carbon from its operations. Finnair intends to reduce its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025 from the 2019 baseline and achieve carbon neutrality latest by 2045. The plans clearly exceed the industry’s common targets.  

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Addinsight was developed by the South Australian Transport Department in 2012 and provides real-time and predictive updates on traffic movements and congestion by using beacons installed on the road network to identify movement of devices, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Finnair, the airline specialized in connecting Europe and Asia, and Neste, the world’s largest producer of sustainable aviation fuel from renewable waste and residues, have signed a new agreement which will gradually and considerably increase Finnair’s use of sustainable aviation fuel in its operations. The new partnership will be a key contributing factor in Finnair’s long-term target of carbon neutrality. Sustainable aviation fuels are a key part of the long-term solution for reducing the CO2 footprint of aviation, as they reduce the CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels.

Thursday 5th March – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 22-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies including:

 •    The World Health Organization (WHO)
•    The International Maritime Organization (IMO)
•    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
•    The International Maritime Health Association (IMHA)

Document produced in collaboration with international bodies; WHO, IMO, ECDC and IMHA.

Annual International LNG Congress has come to the end in Brussels, Belgium. As always, it gathered together key job titles: Research Director, Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Process Engineering, Managing partner, and so on.

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Following the first successful TIR pilot operation from Bandar Abbas (Iran) to Tajikistan via Afghanistan, the KTAI corridor is now open for TIR transports.


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