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Salty Seventy Five: Dominion Dominates NZ salt

CK Life Sciences’ Dominion Salt has been a pioneer and industry leader in providing high-quality salt products to customers worldwide for the past seven and a half decades. Dominion Salt started salt production at Lake Grassmere on the northern end of South Island and never looked back. Its Lake Grassmere salt field was New Zealand’s first and remains its only salt field today. Dominion Salt’s diamond anniversary sees it providing a wide range of salt products, from table salt for people and salt licks for animals to pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride.

To the fleet go the spoils

3 Ireland has been named the fastest in Ireland! It has won the fastest mobile service for a fourth year in a row and the fastest 5G network for a third year in a row. Ookla, the award-bestowing body, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis and conducted speed tests in the first half of 2023.

Shanghai hits 50 million

The Shanghai Pudong International Container Terminal (SPICT) marked an important milestone as it moved its 50 millionth container. Hutchison Ports staff were joined by contractors and friends to mark this special event in SPICT’s history.

Wind Tre is keeping Italian companies cyber-safe in the RADdest way

Wind Tre has acquired 70% of RAD, an Italian cybersecurity firm that serves large and small enterprises. This will help Wind Tre in their objective to offer increasingly advanced and diversified services in the B2B sector to support the digitisation of businesses and public administrations.

Hardcore committed to constantly upgrading

Hutchison Ports is constantly making major capital expenditure (CapEx) investments to create safer, greener and more efficient operations at its ports. Hutchison Ports Thailand is beefing up its electric vehicle (EV) fleet and welcomed nine new autonomous trucks that deliver on efficiency and the environment at Terminal D, Laem Chabang Port.

Hutchison Ports HIT in Hong Kong launched the city’s first quay cranes equipped with solar panels on top of the machinery house. It is also expanding its fleet of remote control rail-mounted gantry cranes. Hutchison Ports Pakistan is also investing in new electric remote control quay cranes and remote control rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RCRTGCs).

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of the first six of seventeen semi-automated remote control electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RCRTGs) as part of its upgrade path. It has also signed a deal for 100 new autonomous trucks – all EVs. New EVs in ports around the world will result in quieter, safer and cleaner yards for staff, from Hong Kong to the UK.

Let sustainability advance apace!

In alignment with A.S. Watson’s Greener Store Global Framework, Superdrug plans to refit 70 existing stores this year by using environmentally friendly materials to replace its shop front, flooring and ceiling with biosoluble mineral, clay and starch. The new design will also improve energy conservation and waste management, and the signage will be fully recyclable.

In Malaysia, Watsons has launched its first greener store: the Tropika at Bukit Jalil. The store has over 700 sustainable choices products. They’re also piloting Watsons Malaysia’s first in-store recycling platform where customers can recycle packaging materials from products bought at Watsons.

One brand to rule them all

It is all Enviro NZ now! The constituent companies have been brought under the Enviro NZ brand. EnviroWaste, ChemWaste, EnviroEarth and the parent company Enviro NZ all now bear one moniker and look, simplifying and strengthening the brand in the public eye. Popular apps such as the EnviroEarth app will still work and will be updated with the new style in time. Enviro NZ employs around 1,100 New Zealanders who provide essential waste and recycling solutions for a third of all local councils, and more than half a million business and household customers.

The first rays of the sun

Hutchison Ports KICT is installing solar panel energy systems to harness the power of the sun. KICT will expand its solar energy generation in the future, but the first iteration will save over 110 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere and generate 140,000KWh a year of energy.


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