News / Dallas Fort Worth set to position itself as the US hub of Asia-Latin America trade

first_imgAsiana Cargo4 AirBridgeCargo4 Air China Cargo3 United Parcel Service55 Korean Air5 Air Trans Int’l (BAX Global)5 AMF33 He added that the airport would likely finance the development of the facility but leave its operation to a third party.“We are talking to possible developers and operators and would like to make a decision by late summer.”Last year, DFW handled 668,000 tonnes, 5% more than 2014, but Mr Ackerman said it was only in the past year that the airport had begun to formulate a genuine cargo strategy.“We were a successful cargo airport, but it hadn’t been our focus. It is now.”Following a strategic review, DFW has concluded that it could develop itself as a key hub between Asia and Latin America – especially given its proximity to the fast-growing industrial regions of northern Mexico, the business cluster around Monterrey within easy reach by truck.“At the moment, a lot of traffic on that route goes via Los Angeles or Chicago, or in some cases is flown from Asia to LA, and then trucked to Miami before being flown to Latin America. We think much of that should go via Dallas,” Mr Ackerman added.In a related development, Air Canada and Cargojet last month launched a joint Toronto-Dallas-Mexico City freighter, the first Dallas-hubbed service to make use of fifth freedom rights to carry cargo from Mexico into the US.Also in June, Qantas launched a freighter service into DFW, connecting it with Sydney, Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Chicago. It is aimed at “bringing electronics, e-commerce and general cargo into the US from China, and is also an established gateway to pick up a range of energy, mining and aerospace cargo in the USA bound for Australia”, DFW added in a statement.Mr Ackerman also said that the recently announced joint-venture between American Airlines and Lan-Tam was expected to boost traffic.“When you join those two up you are starting to stitch together a very strong tradelane,” he said. “The next step is for us to begin attracting forwarders, shippers and the cargo.”DFW is served by 20 integrators and cargo airlines, and sees just over 200 pure freighter flights a week, as the table below shows. Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) airport is preparing major investment in cold storage facilities as it looks to position itself as a key cargo hub on the route between Latin America and Asia.The tradelane carries around 670,000 tonnes a year.John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy & development at DFW, said building a new, state-of-the-art facility at the airport would help it secure northbound perishable volumes – particularly high-value pharma products – sourced in Latin America.“We have several cold storage facilities already, but we recognise that they are not world-class standard and we want to invest in that,” he said. Cargolux3 Martinaire25 Air Canada Cargo2 Airborne Express7center_img By Gavin van Marle 05/07/2016 Cathay Pacifc6 Carrier/IntegratorFrequency per week EVA Air5 Singapore Cargo3 Lufthansa6 China Airlines5 Qatar Cargo1 Qantas Freight1 NCA Cargo3 FedEx35last_img read more

Derwent London delights with dividend rise

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Tales of the textile industry

first_imgSome of the cast members of Mr Pannekoek and The Factory Girls, are Ikeraam Botha, from Ikie fame, Wadia Samuels, who plays Mo in Waffles and Mo, Abdul Aziz Schroeder, Aneesa Abrahams, Peter Meyer, and Soli Philander. Athlone entertainer Abdul Aziz Schroeder has teamed up with comedian Soli Philander to co-write and produce Mr Pannekoek and The Factory Girls, which recalls a time when clothing factories put food on the table for countless Cape Flats families.The production will run at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone, from Friday October 25 to Monday October 28.Schroeder hopes the musical will revive a textile industry that he says was all but destroyed by a flood of cheap Chinese imports that has costs jobs and struck a “devastating” blow to the economy.The musical follows the life of Mr Pannekoek, of Salt River. Over Sunday morning breakfast of pancakes and flapjacks, his mother shares her memories of the good old days in the factory.After her death, Mr Pannekoek inherits some money, and pursues his dream to start his own clothing factory, giving life to his mother’s memories. And so the adventures of Mr Pannekoek and The Factory Girls begins.Philander says he was able to explore his own culture and history by working on the production.“The garment industry was part of a very limited offering of opportunities at entrepreneurship for coloured people in the Western Cape – the major constituency of the labour force that comprised this sector. ‘Factory girls’ had a certain social standing that was boldly expressed in dress, behaviour and attitude, and assimilated into a popular cultural trend and inclination.“Families survived for generations on the earnings of especially mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters employed by the industry,” Philander says.The musical addresses those issues, he says, capturing the humour and pathos of that anxious time, a time when the industry started losing ground to the cheap imports.“A love story and the spirit of community among the staff and owner of the factory makes for a nostalgic, heartfelt celebration of a particular Capetonian energy, then and now. Sad, tragic even. But celebrating the ‘other’ that is ‘us’.”Among the cast are Ikie and Waffles and Mo, known for their comedic skits on social media, with more than 150 000 followers, and choreographer and songwriter Lamees Meyer. Meyer, who is a social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, says she feels honoured to be part of the production.“After years of performing in ballet, contemporary modern and hip hop productions, including drama during my youth days, I never thought I’d be back on stage. This may just be my final curtain call with my love for theatre and dance.”Ikeraam Botha, from Ikie fame, says he didn’t hesitate when offered the chance to be part of the cast. “This is a major stepping stone into the entertainment industry, and I am hopeful that it will open multiple doors.” Wadia Samuels, who plays Mo in Waffles and Mo, says it’s been an exciting journey. “Coming from a background of no formal training has made this experience even more exciting because of all the things we are learning. “We are very excited to be apart of such an amazing production and we are so ready to show everyone what we can do. Working with the cast has been so rewarding – and not to mention the fun we have together. We are about to show you a whole new side to us that you didn’t even know we had.”Tickets, at R150 each, are available from House of Rad, opposite Athlone Stadium, or call 021 696 6992 or 073 308 6758.last_img read more

Canggih! Italia Jadi yang Pertama Gunakan Helm Thermal Scanning di Bandara

first_imgDikutip dari venturebeat.com, helm yang disebut mirip helm ‘Robocop’ ini sangat fungsional dalam mendeteksi orang dengan suhu di atas normal. Cara kerjanya, kamera inframerah yang memindai suhu tubuh langsung dipindai dalam sebuah display (seperti kaca pelindung helm sepeda motor) dengan tampilan color waveguide atau tampilan berdasarkan suhu tubuh melalui warna, seperti merah, kuning, dan hijau.Selain itu, dalam display tersebut juga tertera suhu berbentuk angka. Jadi, begitu “smart helmet” buatan Cina itu mendeteksi suhu di atas batas normal, secara otomatis sensor akan mengaktifkan alarm visual dan sonik (bunyi) untuk mengingatkan adanya potensi bahaya. Dengan begitu, petugas tidak memerlukan titik fokus tingkat tinggi, cukup membagi pandangan ke segala penjuru dan helm tersebut akan mengingatkannya bila terdapat potensi bahaya.Menariknya, “smart helmet” ini juga tersedia dalam mode “kerumunan besar” yang dapat memudahkan proses pemindaian suhu saat crowded. Selain dikelola langsung dalam bentuk data real di display atau kaca depan helm, data juga diolah atau terhubung dengan ke database pengenal wajah untuk melacak identitas orang dinilai berpotensi membahayakan dengan suhu tertentu. Proses pengiriman data dapat dilakukan dengan secepat mungkin dengan teknologi 5G, Wi-Fi, dan bluetooth yang disematkan dalam “smart helmet”.Baca juga: Bandara Hong Kong Terapkan Teknologi Disinfeksi Canggih yang Mampu Sterilkan 99 Persen BakteriSaat ini, bandara Internasional Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino disebut baru memiliki tiga buah helm canggih buatan Kuang-Chi Technology, Cina tersebut. Namun, otoritas bandara berencana akan menambah kuantitas penggunaan saat lalu lintas udara perlahan pulih. Di samping itu, di tingkat nasional, opsi untuk menerapkan teknologi serupa di bandara lain juga terbuka, dengan bandara tersibuk di Italia itu (Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino) sebagai role modelnya.Sebelumnya, Cina dilaporkan telah menerapkan teknologi modern untuk mendeteksi warga yang terkena virus corona. Tidak lagi dengan thermal scanner gun atau thermal gun, namun dengan helm pintar. Dengan perangkat pintar ini, diharapkan mampu mengurangi penyebaran virus corona di tempat umum. Helm pintar dilengkapi dengan kamera inframerah yang mampu mendeteksi suhu seseorang. Di Cina sendiri, helm telah digunakan aparat kepolisian di Chengdu, Provinsi Sichuan, Cina, serta di beberapa titik vital publik di berbagai wilayah lainnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBerkat Check-in Tanpa Sentuhan, Changi Dinobatkan Jadi Bandara Teraman di Dunia17/09/2020In “Bandara”Mengenal Bandara Terbesar dan Tersibuk di Italia, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino12/03/2020In “Bandara”Yang Pertama, Bandara Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Raih Peringkat “Bintang Lima Covid-19” dari Skytrax11/09/2020In “Bandara” Helm thermal scanner dengan teknologi augmented reality (AR) dan thermal scanner, yang dapat memudahkan petugas berwenang mendeteksi suhu tubuh calon penumpang dalam jarak tiga hingga lima meter sehingga meminimalisir penerbangan dari orang sakit, dalam hal ini pengidap Covid-19. Foto: Kuang-Chi Technology via venturebeat.com Bandara Internasional Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino, Roma, Italia jadi bandara pertama yang menggunakan helm canggih buatan Cina. Dengan teknologi augmented reality (AR) dan thermal scanner, petugas berwenang dapat dengan mudah mendeteksi suhu tubuh calon penumpang dalam jarak tiga hingga lima meter sehingga meminimalisir penerbangan dari orang sakit, dalam hal ini pengidap Covid-19.Baca juga: Mengenal Bandara Terbesar dan Tersibuk di Italia, Leonardo da Vinci–FiumicinoHelm canggih N901 yang dibuat di Shenzhen, Cina ini dinilai lebih baik ketimbang teknologi serupa dari Jerman dan Amerika Serikat (AS), yakni kacamata M400 AR Vuzix dan Onsight Cube Librestream yang diluncurkan nyaris bersamaan dengan “smart helmet” keluaran Kuang-Chi Technology tersebut pada awal Maret lalu.last_img read more