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The 100 most influential people in shipping revealed

Friday 12 December 2014, 00:01
by Lloyd's List Editorial








TOP 100
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Lloyd's List's annual Top 100 ranking of power and influence explains why 2014 has been a year of big dreams and chutzpah for shipping




REMEMBER the Monty Python riff: “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition?”


Well, here we are.



Are containerships getting too big? Try 20,000 teu monsters.




Has peak oil ensured that the price of crude will stay high for ages? Enter the shale gas “revolution”.





And what about all those shipping giants that last year were saying offshore was the place to be?














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Now oil prices are down to where yo…

SABMiller Makes the Case for Confronting Water Scarcity at Lima Climate Conference

Leon Kaye


| Thursday December 11th, 2014 |


SABMiller facilities in Lima, Peru.












Latin America is relatively water rich compared to other regions in the world. But there are still plenty of areas in Central and South America feeling the effects of climate change, generally because the precipitation is occurring where there is low population density. 




For example, Lima, the host of last week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference and home to 8.5 million people, only receives about 6.4 millimeters (0.30 inches) of rain annually.




Ironically for beverage companies, they are often expanding their businesses into areas that are already struggling with water scarcity.





 To that end, one large global brewer, SABMiller, says businesses need to make the business case for addressing water stress and climate change throughout Latin America.




As with the case of many beverage companies and brewers, Latin America is a growth market as more citizens enter the middle class and can now easily afford a beer o…

MASHUMUS ES EL FUTURO DEL AGRO

Watch the video on youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPblWMCEo94






Published on Dec 6, 2014


Mashumus es una alianza internacional de profesionales que busca mejorar la calidad de vida en el medio rural.





Nos dedicamos a estudiar, decodificar, simplificar y difundir tecnología apropiada y apropiable contribuyendo a la rápida regeneración de las tierras agrícolas y al incremento de su fertilidad, lo cual redunda en la producción viable de alimentos sanos para todos.
Capacitamos agricultores, campesinos, técnicos, estudiantes y cualquier persona interesada en cuidar y mejorar el Capital Natural y el Patrimonio Biológico del planeta transformando paisajes y sistemas de producción alimentaria en hermosos lugares llenos de abundancia y salud.



A COSECHAR DE NOCHE : Las cosechadoras, una gran ayuda para los mangos Honey Gold

El productor de mangos Honey Gold, Piñata Farms Pty Ltd, ha lanzado la primera cosechadora hecha a medida del sector del mango australiano y ha introducido la recolección nocturna en sus plantaciones del Territorio del Norte de Australia.


El director gerente, Gavin Scurr, ha afirmado que tres cosechadoras hechas a medida y diseñadas para mantener la calidad de la fruta y prolongar su vida útil están funcionando en sus plantaciones de Katherine y Mataranka por primera vez esta temporada.






Las cosechadoras, que cuestan 190.000 dólares de fabricar cada una, fueron construidas según las especificaciones de Piñata Farms por Starkbilt, una empresa de ingeniería agrícola con sede en el valle de Lockyer. Estuvieron a prueba durante la temporada pasada y esta temporada están todas funcionando en el Territorio del Norte.




Cada cosechadora necesita una plantilla de recolección de entre 8 y 10 operarios, incluido el conductor. 




Las cosechadoras de dos caras trabajan a través de las filas, con recolecto…