Millennials and Gen Z impact strategies at the board level

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details One of the latest topics around board governance is oversight of ESG, which stands for Environment, Social, and Governance.  Strategies that create financial value and are socially and environmentally responsible, are now being seriously driven by both Millennials and Gen Z consumers who are impacting the boardroom.  Millennials and Gen Z, those born after 1990, are now at more than 2 billion people who have significant influencing roles and buying power.  Gen Z, who know nothing except the digital age, want engagement in the products they buy and authenticity.  Values are important to them, and their loyalty stays only when they feel engaged and can trust the brand. This is a huge opportunity for credit unions who have built their reputations on member focus and truly serving the underserved.  Credit unions should take advantage of this history and relationships with their members to engage these new groups at the deepest levels.  Technology is a must to reach them, so strategically focusing on their needs and wants from an online and digital perspective is key.  Authenticity, brands that can be trusted, and speed should be the focus. Gen Z is not strongly swayed by marketing campaigns and they can navigate between real and fake claims.  They are inherently skeptical and seek transparency. How well do you know these potential new members?  Is your brand perceived by them vs. the banks?  What are your strategies to capture both the Millennials and Gen Z?  What capabilities do you have in place to meet their high expectations?   These are questions raised by IBM Institute for Business Value in their Executive Report, “Gen Z brand relationships.” Leaders need to begin to think strategically about the issues of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG).  They need to communicate these issues clearly, as well as possess knowledge and judgment around these areas.   Issues such as climate change and social inequality are now coming front and center for the private sector.   In September 2015, Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by world leaders recognizing that without the private sector, significant progress will not be made towards sustainable economic development.  Millennials not only are drawn toward purchasing products from socially conscious and purpose-driven companies, but they want to work for them as well.  Doing good and creating value has always been the focus of the credit union industry.  Let’s capitalize on this foundation now, and earn the trust of these new demographics, who are people and markets waiting to be cultivated.  Take a look at who your directors are.  Do you have a knowledge and understanding of these new groups and trends.  Are you studying these emerging issues and collaborating to address them?   Turning ESG into a competitive advantage should be on the agendas for all credit union boards.  last_img read more

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Ex-Nassau Pol David Mejias’ Theft Charges Dropped

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County judge dismissed Monday charges that had been filed against a former lawmaker who was accused of stealing a pocketbook from his ex-girlfriend’s East Garden City home three months ago.David Mejias, a county legislator and one-time congressional candidate, had initially pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.Prosecutors said that the 35-year-old woman did not want to pursue the case, prompting Judge Douglas Lerose to reduce the felony charges to misdemeanors and then dismiss them, according to reports and court documents. The judge also vacated a restraining order for Mejias to stay away from the woman.“I am grateful that these outlandish charges have been dismissed,” Mejias said in a statement. “There was never any truth to the charges and as an attorney I appreciate that the legal system worked and the truth has prevailed.”Police had arrested the 44-year-old Glen Cove-based attorney after he was accused of stealing the woman’s Louis Vuitton pocket book and bracelet from her home before the woman called 911, but hung up before the call was completed.The complainant said that Mejias had a key to her home, was allowed to take the items after the two had a non-violent argument and that police had responded after the uncompleted 911 call, the documents said. After the officers arrived and she told them Mejias was involved, she said they became more aggressive in having her fill out a Domestic Incident Report even though she said she didn’t want Mejias arrested, the documents said. Authorities later tracked Mejias down at his Farmingdale home and arrested him.Mejias, who has served in the county legislature from 2003 to 2009 and unsuccessfully tried to unseat U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) in 2006, was previously charged with stalking another ex-girlfriend while running for a state Senate seat in 2010. Those charges were also dropped.last_img read more

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Weitsman to turn former Davis College property into elite basketball academy

first_imgWeitsman told 12 News he plans to build an elite basketball academy on the grounds that will not only retain local talent, but attract top players from across the country to attend. He said Boeheim and Anthony have given him advice as to what the academy should actually look like and what programs should be offered. On Thursday, Weitsman finalized a deal to buy the 13-acre property once home to Davis College for $3.7M, and he has high hopes for its future. Weitsman said he is also seeking input from the public as to what they think of the idea, and says he wants to do what’s best for the village and the surrounding area. He said the industry will continue to grow at a fast rate in the future. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — When Carmelo Anthony, Jim Boeheim, and Adam Weitsman team up, you can be sure big things will follow.center_img There is no definitive timeline for the project moving forward. In addition to the basketball facilities, Weitsman said he plans to dedicate much of the campus to training kids for e-sports, an exploding industry revolving around the world of competitive video games. “The e-sports industry and the gaming world is a lot bigger than people realize,” Weitsman said. “All the professional athletes are playing, these kids have huge platforms of people following them so I think a training facility… would be a good fit for the youth here.”last_img read more

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Weis sponsors 11th annual Healthy Heart Day

first_img“Don’t make it an individual effort, it’s a way to not only get those of us who are older more active but to start ingraining better lessons in our youth,” said Franklin Fry of the American Heart Association “Dietitians are people’s guide to learning how to eat better, if for example they have high cholesterol an they don’t know what to eat,” said Lyndie Weiand, a Dietitian for Weis. Something that Weis Market dietitians were on hand to help out with. “It’s important to get out and to exercise and eat healthy and to encourage others around us to do the same,” Farmer said. Organizers from the American Heart Association say exercise is even better to do as a family. Organizers say you can still make those adjustments even if you haven’t always had the healthiest eating habits Weiand saying that it’s best to make adjustments sooner rather than later. “By changing your diet to be more heart healthy you can decrease your risk of heart disease by 80 percent,” she said. “The narrative is that If I’ve spent forty years working to die by not taking care of my body, now I’m spending the next forty years making sure I’m working to live,” Fry said. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Weis Market’s annual Healthy Heart Day returned to the Oakdale Mall Saturday, an event that WBNG is proud to sponsor. “Today we are here to raise awareness about heart health,” said Megan Farmer, Stay Healthy Coordinator for UHS. “Whether it is about how to prevent heart issues or if you already have heart issues what to do after that,” she said. Organizers say the event is part of heart season which will culminate with UHS’s heart walk in April. Organizers say diet and exercise are a big part of keeping your heart healthy.last_img read more

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Tourist offer of Riviera Crikvenica presented to travel agencies

first_imgThe 37th Assembly of the UHPA Professional Association and the 32nd Assembly of the UHPA Employers’ Association were held at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. , enjoy, repeat ”and eno-gastronomic offer of Crikvenica.Apart from the film shown, the Riviera was also presented through a series of autochthonous dishes made by the famous chef Dragan Visković and the offer of the “Pavlomir” Winery. UHPA recognized the intensive development of new tourist products and exceptional results and growth of other tourist indicators of the destination and chose Crikvenica as the domestic destination of the year 2017/2018. which was just another reason to present the tourist offer to travel agencies.During the year, the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica, but also the entire Crikvenica Riviera, as a UHPA destination, receives a number of marketing and consulting activities, such as online destination promotion, promotion in UHPA publications (UHPA Directory and UHPA Professional Review), a separate brochure ( magazine “Way to Croatia” dedicated to the destination of the year) and in public appearances (for example, at workshops, assemblies and various events, the annual meeting “Days of UHPA”, etc.). In addition, representatives of the Crikvenica Riviera will have the opportunity to hold special presentations of the destination at various UHPA events. In addition to the two held, at the beginning of the year, two more educational workshops will be held for travel agencies in the Crikvenica Riviera, whose main goals will be to create new package deals and develop selective forms of tourism.Thanks to this project, Crikvenica will host the “UHPA Day 22” from March 24 to 2018, 2018, a multi-day annual meeting of travel agencies and other stakeholders in tourism. This largest gathering of travel agencies in Croatia with over 100 representatives of travel agencies and representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board is certainly an opportunity for additional promotion of the destination, but also strengthening cooperation with Croatian and foreign travel agencies.UHPA Assembly held The Assembly adopted the Financial Plan for the implementation of the work program of UHPA for 2018 and the election of members of the Management Board was held.Three new members are: Silvana Turčić, Obzor putovanja doo, Zagreb (representative of regular members from continental Croatia), Mile Uroda, Škver tours – Navale turizam jdoo, Biograd na Moru (representative of regular members from Northern Dalmatia) and Emina Marušić, Kompas Zagreb dd , Zagreb (representative of regular members with the largest number of point votes).Related news:CRIKVENICA GOT CITY BOAT – CITY SEA LINE CONNECTING ALL PLACESCRIKVENICA NAMED THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DESTINATION OF HEALTH TOURISMlast_img read more

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dr.sc. Božo Skoko: How will we use the Croatian presidency of the EU and the opportunities that 2020 brings?

first_imgBack in the spring of 2016, the European portal Political wrote that Croatia is the least influential member of the European Union. In the meantime, significant strides have been made, as evidenced by the growing influence of Croats in European political institutions. After all, Croatian Marija Pejčinović Burić, former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, has been elected the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe, MEP Dubravka Šuica is the new Vice President of the European Commission… The Croatian President Central European countries through the “Three Seas” initiative, which was wholeheartedly supported by US President Trump, warmed relations with the world’s most influential countries and raised a number of topics in global forums, such as the UN. This year, Croatia will present itself in great style at the World Exhibition in Dubai through the creative and innovative potential of its people through history and today. And the whole year marks the 1600th anniversary of the death of St. Jerome, one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church, a great church teacher, a great Christian culture and European civilization, a translator of the Bible into Latin and certainly one of the greatest greats born in our area. Guests expect excellent organization and cordial hospitality, but only a factor of surprise and enthusiasm bring changes. It should be taken into account that politicians, diplomats and journalists who will stay in Zagreb will be interested not only in technical information about the presidency, but also in life in Croatia, its possibilities and potentials, history and contributions to Europe. All these officials and media workers in their free time are consumers, tourists and consumers of cultural content… That is why Zagreb and other Croatian cities, where meetings of European ministers will be held, must prepare to not only host them, but truly delight them. So, we have a number of opportunities and challenges, thanks to which Croatia would could and should be in the center of European and world attention. Therefore, we have the attention, and it is up to us to tell the world our story, by which they will recognize us, remember us and respect us even more. In marketing terms – attention is there, and now we have to arouse interest and desire and encourage action, or turn observers into an interested audience, fans, guests, customers, admirers and lobbyists…   “In the world of traditional power politics, it was about whose army or economy would win. In today’s information age, politics is also about whose “story” will win. National stories are really a kind of currency. Governments compete with each other and with other organizations to improve their credibility and weaken that of their rivals.”- writes American diplomat and professor Joseph Nye, author of the concept of” soft power “, who claims that the 21st century belongs to small countries, if they have the strength of charisma and values ​​that will affect others. Dubrovnik hosted a significant summit between China and the countries of Central and Southeast Europe, and politicians from the influential European People’s Party also chose Zagreb for their election congress. So, the combination of diplomats at the head of the state – Andrej Plenković at the position of Prime Minister and Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, at the head of the state, gave results. Croatia is becoming an increasingly visible player in European affairs, but also on the global stage. However, the competition is great, just like the needs of modern Croatia, so this is an opportunity for our country to build additional and lasting recognition through its policies and initiatives, ie the values ​​it brings to common institutions and to impose itself as an EU member without which it is impossible. to decide.  And Croatia definitely has the potential for that. The only question is whether she has become aware of this wealth of hers and is using it in the right way. That is why the presidency of the European Union seems to us to be an excellent opportunity to present ourselves to the world, not only as a tourist destination, which we have mostly done so far, but also as a political or economic brand.  Clearly, Croatia can ensure global media visibility if Zagreb is a place for making / sending strong political decisions / messages, and this is very possible given important topics such as Brexit and EU enlargement to Southeast Europe. But also with interesting and lesser-known stories about their identity, way of life, contributions to civilization and Europe… And there is progress. You just need to know how to bring them to life and tell them in the right way. “Croatia’s presidency of the European Union is a political chance to position and strengthen Croatia’s role in Europe and to further sensitize the Croatian public that Croatia is part of that Europe”, Said the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković at the conference of the Večernji list” Croatia as we need it “dedicated to the EU presidency. Truly this is a chance because the presidency does not automatically bring global visibility, popularity, or promotion… It brings the desired media attention and attention of opinion makers, but respect and free promotion should be earned by quality housekeeping, wise steering of common interests and concrete projects, messages and stories. Let us remind you that in the first half of the year, Croatia holds the presidency of the European Union, and for half a year, Zagreb, together with Brussels, will be the capital of a united Europe. Rijeka is the European Capital of Culture. The Croatian national football team, the world runner-up, is participating in the European Football Championship, and the most successful athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The year 2020 has a special symbolism in the life of the Croatian state, because it represents a year of great potentials and opportunities in terms of attracting global attention. Author: dr.sc. Božo Skoko Cover photo: European Union, Illustration HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

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Venezuelan indigenous baby tests positive for coronavirus in Brazil

first_imgA two-month-old baby born to Warao indigenous refugees from Venezuela has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the mayor’s office in the Brazilian city of Manaus said on Wednesday.Some 600 Warao, a tribe from the delta of the Orinoco river, live in shelters in Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, where they started arriving in 2018 after escaping the economic crisis in Venezuela.Municipal social workers who were moving families to new shelters to avoid crowding during the coronavirus epidemic found the baby had a cold and took her and the mother to a hospital 12 days ago. The baby tested positive for the virus on Monday. Health experts and anthropologists have warned of the danger of the pandemic decimating Brazil’s 850,000 indigenous people because they have no immunity to external diseases and live in communal homes where social distancing is not possible.So far, the indigenous health service Sesai has reported three deaths from the coronavirus among indigenous people, including a Yanomami youth aged 15 in the northern state of Roraima, bordering Venezuela.The Manaus mayor’s office said in a statement it was not known where the baby contracted the virus. The father has been isolated and other Warao in the shelter are being monitored, it said.At one of the shelters, seen from outside the fence by a Reuters photographer on Wednesday, Warao men played volleyball in the gymnasium and families gathered in an open area to chat while not wearing masks. Manaus, a city of 2 million in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, has been particularly hard hit by the epidemic. Deaths in the state doubled in five days to 106 by Wednesday, Brazil’s Health Ministry said.Amazonas state’s health system has been overwhelmed by the epidemic, with all intensive care beds and ventilators already taken as a result of the outbreak.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Five police shot during protests after Trump vows to bring in US military

first_imgTrump has condemned the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, and has promised justice.But, with anti-police brutality marches and rallies having turned violent after dark each day in the past week, he said rightful protests could not be drowned out by an “angry mob”.”Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled,” Trump said. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”Floyd’s death has reignited simmering racial tensions in a politically divided country that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with African Americans accounting for a disproportionately high number of cases.Criticism of church visitFollowing his address, Trump walked through an area that had been cleared by police to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he posed for pictures with his daughter, Ivanka, and US Attorney General William Barr.The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church diocese in Washington D. C., Michael Curry, was among those who criticized Trump’s use of the historic church for a photo opportunity.”In so doing, he used a church building and the Holy Bible for partisan political purposes,” he said on Twitter. The church suffered minor fire damage during protests on Monday night.The White House said it was clearing the area before a curfew.A few hours later, thousands of people marched through Brooklyn, shouting “Justice now!” while some passing drivers honked in support.Television images showed crowds smashing windows and looting luxury stores along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan before the city’s 11 p.m. curfew. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the curfew would be moved to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.Two police officers were struck by a car at a demonstration in Buffalo, New York, on Monday night. Officials said the driver and passengers were believed to be in custody. It was not clear whether the incident was intentional.In Hollywood, dozens of people were shown in television images looting a drug store. Windows were shattered at a nearby Starbucks and two restaurants.AutopsiesA second autopsy ordered by Floyd’s family and released on Monday found his death was homicide by “mechanical asphyxiation,” or physical force that interfered with his oxygen supply. The report says three officers contributed to his death.The Hennepin County Medical Examiner later released autopsy findings that also called Floyd’s death homicide by asphyxiation. The county report said Floyd suffered cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by police and that he had arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd, was arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Three other officers involved in the arrest have not been charged.Floyd’s death was the latest case of police brutality against black men that was caught on videotape and prompted an outcry over racism in US law enforcement.Dozens of cities are under curfews not seen since riots after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The National Guard deployed in 23 states and Washington, D.C.Most Americans were just emerging from weeks of strict “stay-at-home” orders imposed over the pandemic. At least five US police were hit by gunfire during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the military to halt the unrest.Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church clutching a bible after law enforcement officers used teargas and rubber bullets to clear the way for him to walk there after he made his remarks in the White House Rose Garden.Demonstrators set fire to a strip mall in Los Angeles, looted stores in New York City and clashed with police in St Louis, Missouri, where four officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. “Officers are still taking gunfire downtown & we will share more info as it available,” St Louis Police said on Twitter.A police officer was also shot during protests in the Las Vegas Strip area, AP news agency said, quoting police. Another officer was “involved in a shooting” in the same area, the agency said without giving details.It did not give details of the shootings or the officers’ condition. Police declined to comment to Reuters.Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said in a tweet his office had been notified of two separate incidents in Las Vegas. “The State is in contact with local law enforcement and continues to monitor the situation,” he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Townsville’s top 10 streets

first_imgTownsville generic images. Picture: Megan MacKinnonWE asked residential real estate agents in Townsville to vote for the best street in town and in the end 10 came out on top.The streets that made the top 10 range from exclusive areas with high-end homes and ocean views, to suburban neighbourhoods perfect for raising a family and streets that have you living footsteps from the beach. All the top 10 streets offered great lifestyles, whether it’s being close to the city, or being able to live on a large block of land. Many of the streets were easy picks such as Yarrawonga Drv which has long been heralded as one of Townsville’s most exclusive places to live, while others were little known idyllic neighbourhoods in the suburbs. But, all the streets chosen have one thing in common and that’s that they’re a great place to call home. Yarrawonga Drv, Castle Hill It encapsulates everything that is Townsville and it has very high quality homes. It has a myriad of view from the city across to the Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island and then at night the view is a carnival of lights.Smith and Elliott principal Sally Elliott 15 Alexandra St, North Ward Aspley Drv, Kirwan In its true form, Aspley Drive, Kirwan is certainly one of Townsville’s most prestige dress circles. It has it all, impressive master built homes overlooking the fairways, of the Tropics Golf Course. The Golf course itself has its own backdrop of the neighbouring Bohle River with beautiful native trees as its border and with sweeping views of The Pinnacles silhouette in the distance. This quiet area of Kirwan, is a hidden secret to most who stumble upon it. Explore Property Townsville principal Dean Dank 37 Yarrawonga Drv, Castle Hill. Stanton Tce, North Ward Having grown up in North Ward and lived in Stanton Terrace for my school age and university life I still regard this as one of the best streets in Townsville. Some parts of the street have better views than others but it is so close to The Strand and the CBD it is very hard to beat from a lifestyle point of view. The street also has a lot of character with some houses dating back 100 years or so and others that are very modernKingsberry Harcourts Townsville sales consultant Malcolm Thompson. Alexandra St, North Ward Alexandra Street has a real sense of community and on top of this, it is tree lined and full of beautiful character homes. There is an excess of 17 children under 12 with friendship gates dividing the properties and also an active neighbourhood book club.Ray White Julie Mahoney owner Julie Mahoney 29 Aspley Drv, KirwanMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 Palm St, Rowes Bay Residents really seem to get the best out of life. In the afternoons, you can see many of them enjoying the view and sea breezes from their front deck or veranda. They look out for each other, children play in the street, running from house to house. Sometimes we’ll see a bike or scooter sitting on the grassy verge because someone’s had an offer to play. Residents are generally active with many taking advantage of the running and walking tracks along the beach or just walking along the beach itself.M Property Townsville agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrowcenter_img 28 Chelsea Drv, Condon is for sale. Haughton St, Mundingburra One of my favourite streets is Haughton St in Mundingburra. I just think it’s stunning. It’s a good central location with proximity to some very good schools. It’s got beautiful rain trees that give a lot of shade and just make it feel like you’re living in a nature reserve. It’s just across the road from Anderson Gardens too.Ray White Geaney Property Group sales and marketing consultant Sean Breitkreutz Macadamia Court, Bushland Beach The winner of a Tidy Town Street award in 2005 (the sign is still up on the street post) this court has traditional large allotment and is still one of the neatest streets in Townsville. The gardens on just about all of the properties are meticulously kept, there are established trees, tropical inspired gardens and most properties have access to groundwater so the court is always green and lush. The court has direct access to the beach and beach front hotel through walk ways rather than roadways. Explore Property Townsville agent Allison Gough 30 Palm Street in Rowes Bay. The Esplanade, Pallarenda This street has it all. Excellent views of Magnetic Island and hearing the ocean every day most certainly has a soothing mood. For those who still like the city life, you are still five to 10 minutes away but far enough from the hustle and bustle.The older homes are slowly transforming into Resort style homes offering great value and lifestyle. This street feels like you are on holidays every day.About Town Real Estate agent Frank Fabris The Strand via Cleveland Tce, North Ward (Melton Hill) It has one of the best, if not the best the best views in Townsville. Where it’s situated you get views right around to Mount Louisa. Where it’s located you have easy access to everything Townsville has to offer.Janice Gallgher Real Estate owner Janice Gallagher Chelsea PLC, Condon This street has great sized home and blocks but it’s still really close to 1300 SMILES Stadium and shopping centres.North Ward Realty agent Clint Wallislast_img read more

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Teekay’s first LNG-powered shuttle tanker launched

first_imgImage courtesy of TeekayTeekay Offshore said its first LNG-powered E-Shuttle tanker Aurora Spirit was launched from the G3 floating dock at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. Next steps are to install the LNG tank, various VOC equipment and the BLS module, and then commence sea trials later this year, Teekay said in a statement.The new shuttle tanker design will significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption.The 130,000-dwt vessels will operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, and a mixture of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a secondary fuel.The E-Shuttle has battery packs for flexible power distribution and blackout prevention.It is the first of four vessels that will be operating in the North Sea and are expected to be delivered from the yard in from October 2019 through to 2020.last_img read more

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