zoom The Administracao dos Portos do Douro e Leixoes (APDL), the Port Authority for the Port of Leixões, has contracted ADELTE to handle the design, manufacture and installation of an innovative, HYDRA-model boarding bridge (SPBB).ADELTE SPBBConsisting of two tunnels, each measuring 26 meters in length and with a docking cabin capable of serving mega cruise ships at dock level, the first SPBB in the port of Leixões will be able to service vessels up to 300m in length by the end of 2014.An interesting design feature of the new HYDRA is that a mobile access ramp can be coupled directly to the connecting module of the bridge.This new fully custom-designed SPBB will include technology patented by ADELTE, ensuring optimum operating efficiency and total comfort and safety for passengers, including those with reduced mobility.The most recent project with a HYDRA boarding bridge was delivered this May to Costa Crociere for their new terminal in the Italian Port of Savona.The port of Leixões, beside the city of Porto, wants to boost its cruise passenger activity and is currently building new infrastructure which include a new terminal, a 340-meter dock, and a marina.June 24, 2014
The opposition today slammed the tax imposed on electric cars through the 2016 budget presented to Parliament last week.Sri Lanka Freedom Party opposition member Rohitha Abeygunawardena said that Sri Lanka has created history by becoming the only country to increase taxes on environmentally friendly vehicles. He said that the former Government imposed a low tax on electric cars to promote them as they are environmentally friendly but the current Government is doing the opposite. (Colombo Gazette) Speaking at an event in Kalutara today, the former Minister said that the price of a Nissan Leaf electric car which was sold for around Rs. 2.8 million has now increased to nearly Rs. 6 million as a result of the new tax.