Inauguration Date Set for New Suez Canal

first_imgzoom The New Suez Canal is to be inaugurated on August 6th, according to Suez Canal Authority (SCA).SCA requested all shipping agencies to notify it about their vessels’ manes and tonnages by 10 July at the latest, if they are arriving at Port Said and Suez outer anchorage on August 5 in order to prepare for the inauguration event.Details regarding the event itself have not been revealed except for the information that it will be attended by high-ranking officials including President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.The expansion work has reached 85 percent completion, with 43 dredging machines working round the clock to meet the deadline for excavation completion set for July 15, canal authority chief Mohab Mameesh is quoted as saying by the Associated Press.Once the two-way highway is completed, Egypt expects that up to 20,000 ships will transit the route on a yearly basis.  It is estimated that around 10% of all global maritime trade passes through the Suez Canal, equaling to 18,000 ships per year.The expansion project will pave the way for a transit of ships of up to 20 meters in draft, thus increasing the revenue of the canal to up to USD 17 billion a year.In addition, over the next five years Egypt plans to invest into construction of an industrial and logistical zone along the canal in order to attract further investment into the area.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Hamilton traffic operations

There are more eyes on Hamilton streets than you may realize. About 80 cameras are watching the traffic moving through the city. It’s an entire system that is designed to ease traffic headaches and collect data.They collect information like how fast someone is going and from there the control room operators are able to make adjustments, like how long a light stays green for, all in a matter of seconds.A few clicks of a mouse is all it takes to adjust the time of an advanced green light.There are about a hundred signals online right now. Each of the dots show intersections they can communicate with and you can tell which light is red and which is green by arrows.Hamilton’s automated traffic management system gives these operators a birds eye view of the traffic moving around the city and lets them pinpoint things that may be wrong and allows them to make adjustments.In 2014 when the Burlington Skyway was closed after a dump truck crashed into it there was traffic chaos. Thousands of cars were diverted from the QEW clogging Hamilton streets. It took staff all day to get to each intersection and reprogram the timing of the lights.Now they are able to do it within minutes.They can also collect real time information, like how fast cars are going on the Red Hill Valley Parkway and the Linc.The cameras are similar to the MTO Compass system but they aren’t available to the public just yet.It costs about $15 000 per intersection for the camera and software and the whole system cost about $2.5 million to implement. read more

Police ranks slapped with 38 fraud charges

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice Sergeant slapped with 12 fraud chargesAugust 13, 2018In “Court”Guyana Gold Board employees slapped with fraud chargesAugust 6, 2018In “Court”Mechanic facing armed robbery charge granted bailSeptember 11, 2018In “Crime” Police Corporals, Shanice Fraser and Ryan GreyTwo members of the Guyana Police Force were on Friday slapped with a total of 38 fraud charges when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Police Corporals, Shanice Fraser, 31, and Ryan Grey, 25, were not required to plead to the charges when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The Court heard that on the August 12, 2017 while in Georgetown with the intent to defraud the public, the two colluded to forge 38 examination papers for persons who allegedly paid to acquire a driver’s license.According to facts presented to the court, Grey is allegedly responsible for forging 20 of the examination papers while Fraser was suspected of forging 18 of them.Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield, made no objections to bail being granted but requested that conditions be applied. The two were ordered to report to the CID Headquarters every Friday.Fraser was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 while Grey was released on $160,000 bail and the matter was adjourned for August 17, 2018.In April last an investigation was launched by the Guyana Police Force which unveiled that there was a total of 207 pass papers for persons writing the examination for a drivers license while only about 61 persons attended and wrote the examinations. read more