Höegh Delhi First to Use New Mumbai Terminal

first_imgzoom Höegh Delhi, the 200m long and 6 000-vehicle-capacity pure car and truck carrier, was the first call to the new Indira Container Terminal (ICT) in Mumbai on November 26.The successful trial berthing opens opportunities for the commencement of regular vessel calls at the terminal. The automobile manufacturers can benefit from more calls and expeditious loading, accommodating their consistent growth in exports whereas the shipping line would be able to offer dedicated scheduled services with faster turnarounds, simultaneously relieving the pressure of congestion at Mumbai Port Trust’s other berths.“The trial berthing at the ICT was successfully performed by MV Höegh Delhi thanks to close coordination between Mumbai Port, ICTPL , Höegh Autoliners and Merchant shipping Services Pvt ltd. The berth is a 700 metre long and 58 metre wide quay that provides ideal space for vehicles prior loading. The berth matches up well with international standards of a Ro-Ro terminal,” said Karolath Gopinath, Head of Area, Indian Subcontinent at Höegh Autoliners.Press Releaselast_img read more

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Honda launches the low emissions Civic Hybrid

Honda has today (28 March) launched the new Civic Hybrid 1.4 IMA in London.The new Civic combines super-low CO2 emissions of 109 g/km with excellent fuel economy of 61.4 mpg. The four door saloon uses Honda’s petrol-electric hybrid system, Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) . The integrated electric motor assists the engine by giving it a boost during acceleration to improve fuel economy. It also runs the car when idle to reduce emissions, so when a driver stops in traffic the engine falls silent, and uses no petrol. The battery that powers the electric motor charges itself up with regenerative energy from deceleration and braking, meaning it never needs to be recharged from an external power supply. Honda has already sold 130,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide. In Europe it has sold over 2,000 hybrid vehicles – the majority of those in the UK.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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