During a gathering in Klaipeda, the members of the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT) have discussed the strategic roadmap of the organization for the three coming years.As key assets which require a more strategic approach from national and European policy makers and regulators, the port members also commented on the adoption of the Ports Regulation in February 2017 and the General Block Exemption Regulation in May 2017.“Both texts have mobilized our membership and organization because it was crucial to avoid that those pieces of legislation have counterproductive effects on private port investments. It was a also important to make sure that they are consistent to avoid confusion or legal uncertainty,” Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, said.“We are satisfied with the outcome and think that both above mentioned texts and the concession Directive, which applies to Greenfield port projects, form a consistent legal framework that will allow us to invest,” Bonz added.Furthermore, he informed that “it is essential” that these three pieces of legislation are now implemented in the same way everywhere and that no extensive interpretation of provisions, for instance regarding the prolongation of existing concessions, is made.
Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), on behalf of the OPIN project, will present the potential of marine energy during Europort 2019.Taking place in the world port city of Rotterdam from 5 – 8 November, Europort is setting up a series of high-profile masterclasses targeting a specific maritime sector.During this Europort Masterclass (November 6), frontrunners in the field of offshore renewables will present their newest solutions and share their vision on the future of offshore energy. What are the business opportunities for companies operating in the traditional oil and gas market today? And what technical innovations will reduce costs and increase efficiency? During the network lunch you will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and other attendees.The Europort Masterclasses are jointly organized by Rotterdam Ahoy and Netherlands Maritime Technology.DMEC Director, Britta Schaffmeister, will present on the topic ‘The future of generating energy offshore‘.Those interested in joining this workshop can send an e-mail expressing your interest to Astrid Groot from the Dutch Marine Energy Centre [email protected] attendance will be on a first come first serve basis for 15 OPIN members.
2018 GCB/CGI Jaguars 50-Over League R6Red-hot defending champs Georgetown will face a tough challenge when they face off against winning Essequibo side in today’s Round 6 main event of the Jaguars League.Leon JohnsonFresh off match-winning fifties, Georgetown Captain Leon Johnson and all-rounder Chris Barnwell will want to continue their form. Johnson has hit three consecutive fifties, two of which are unbeaten while Barnwell struck his second 80-plus score of the tourney. Both senior players will want to finish the League with a century given the form they have been in.Jonathan FooGeorgetown will also want opener Robin Bacchus to fire after his stars in the last game while Raymon Perez could also play a role in the middle. Bowling-wise, National U-19 pacer Qumar Torrington, fresh off his Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance with four wickets, will play a big role along with Barnwell and spinner Ramaal Lewis, who continues to take wickets.Essequibo, meanwhile, will feel confident given their form in both departments, Anthony Adams continues to shine with bat and ball while Kemol Savory with a ton to his name along with the likes of Ricardo Adams, Kevon Boodie, Chaitram Persaud and Parmesh Parsotam have been in good form. Windies pacer Ronsford Beaton has been effective with the bat while his skill as a pacer is known and coupled with Ricardo, Akinie and Anthony Adams in the spin department, the champs could be in for a fight at Bourda.Romario ShepherdIn other Round 6 matches, East Coast with Bhaskar Yadram, Rajendra Chandrika, Chandrapaul Hemraj and others will square off against West Berbice at the Bush Lot Ground. East Coast will want to rebound from their Round 5 loss while West Berbice will want to continue their winning streak.In-form spinner Gudakesh Motie, half-centurion in the last game with 58; national youth players Javid Karim and Kevin Sinclair along with Leon Andrews starred in the last win and will play more crucial roles.Jonathan Foo, with two MVP awards under his belt, will be hoping his Lower Corentyne franchise could overpower East Bank in their match at the Everest Ground. The core of the team – Junior Sinclair, Foo and Jason Sinclair – will lead the batting and are in good form while a variety of bowling options will pose a threat to a subtle East Bank order.Sherfane RutherfordDynamic all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford missed a ton in the last game while opener Trevon Griffith could be eying another ton with Vishaul Singh lending support in the stability department. Ronaldo Alimohamed, Rutherford and Griffith’s part-time but useful spin will suffice for the majority of the bowling.Port Mourant Ground will see West Demerara with Romario Shepherd and company facing Upper Corentyne who are seeking to rebound after being another victim of the Essequibians. Matches are expected to bowl off at 09:00h.