Zanzibar plans construction of sea bridges linking its islands

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in its ‘new vision 2050, plans the construction of sea bridges to link its main islands i.e. Unguja and Pemba, with its inhabited islets which are Tumbatu, Fundo, Kojani, Kisiwapanza, Kokota, and Makoongwe. The objective of the plan is to increase human activities such as food, fish production, and trade in the […]

Vessel spotlight of the week is Armada Olombendo FPSO

  Armada Olombendo FPSO is a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel located on Eni’s Block 15/06 offshore Angola. The vessel originally built in 1999 was converted by Keppel’s shipyard in Singapore for the Malaysian FPSO operator Bumi Armada in 2016 and chartered to the Italian oil company Eni. The FPSO Armada Olombendo is […]

China wants to be carbon neutral by 2060. Is that possible?

President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement that China plans to go carbon-neutral by 2060 has left many questions, none more important than: “How?” China is the world’s largest energy user and greenhouse gas emitter, mines and burns half the world’s coal, and is the top importer of oil and natural gas. Transitioning that economic behemoth to carbon-neutrality […]

World Jewellery Confederation welcomes new ISO diamond grading standard

The World Jewellery Confederation (Cibjo) has welcomed the new publication by nongovernmental body International Standards Organisation (ISO) of the internationally recognised diamond grading standard and says it is a historic moment for the global diamond industry. The confederation explains that the standard is the first-ever that has been approved by the body that specifies the […]