Trade Technologies Opens in Stuttgart

Technology and Services to Streamline and Digitize European Exports

STUTTGART, GERMANY, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trade Technologies Inc., the global leader for international trade document solutions, has opened its first location in Germany. The Stuttgart office will host experienced trade documentation experts to manage letter of credit and other complex trade documents for European exporters. The Stuttgart office is Trade Technologies’ second operations Europe and 13th operations office worldwide.

Trade Technologies provides patented cloud-based software and outsourced letter of credit and trade document management services to over 1500 exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks worldwide. The Company’s TradeSharp Platform seamlessly connects exporters with their suppliers, buyers and banks globally for secure trade data and document exchange. TradeSharp also automates the creation and digitizes the delivery of original letter of credit and open account documents to banks and buyers globally. Trade Technologies outsourced trade document services provide local trade experts to manage letter of credit and other export transactions in real time while providing exporters with global transparency and control through TradeSharp.
The opening of the Stuttgart office follows the announcement of a cooperation agreement between Trade Technologies and Deutsche Bank in October. The cooperation agreement provides European, and particularly German exporters, with access to Trade Technologies suite of technology and outsourced services to simplify, digitize and automate the processing of trade documents.

“Europe is home to sophisticated and fast-growing exporters and Germany is the export engine of Europe,” said Kirk Lundburg, CEO of Trade Technologies. “We expect high demand for both our outsourced letter of credit services and our patented TradeSharp Platform."

About Trade Technologies

Founded in 1999, Trade Technologies is the largest global provider of trade document services and software. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Trade Technologies provides leading exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks with trade document solutions, training and consulting.

The Company’s web-based TradeSharp platform and outsourced services enable customers to streamline their operations, save money, accelerate payments, and eliminate discrepancies traditionally involved in international letter of credit, documentary collections and open account transactions. More than 1,500 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders depend on Trade Technologies’ services to process almost $10 billion in international trade transactions each year. Globally, Trade Technologies is presenting original letter of credit and other trade documents online to 72 examination offices of 24 banks in 14 countries.

Trade Technologies was named by Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.” In 2015, Trade Technologies was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Export Services by the U.S. Department of Commerce and was selected by CIO Review Magazine for its annual list of the 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers. Trade Technologies was voted the “Best Trade Tech Solutions Company” in 2012 by readers of Trade Finance Magazine. In 2011, Trade Technologies won the Presidential “E” Award for Exports through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export growth. In 2010, the Company was awarded a patent on the TradeSharp software platform and process.

Trade Technologies has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul,
London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seattle,Singapore, and Stuttgart.

Lilio Camere
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Burlington Based Encore Renewable Energy Ranks in Top 20 of Inaugural “100 Top Impact Companies” of 2019

Real Leaders 100 (RL100) list ranks companies based on “Company’s Force for Good Score”

Encore’s mission has always been to build an organization that makes a positive impact to our environment, the communities in which we operate and to the lives of our employees.”

— Chad Farrell, CEO of Encore Renewable Energy

BURLINGTON, VT, USA, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Encore Renewable Energy has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Impact Companies” of 2019. This first of its kind ranking was developed by Real Leaders, Big Path Capital, and B Lab, the organization leading the global movement of people using business as a force for good and overseeing the B CorpⓇ certification process. The RL100, in its inaugural year, recognizes and ranks the positive impact companies in North America that are leveraging the engine of capitalism for the greater good.

The ranking is based on the formula for force – that is mass times acceleration: Three-year growth rate (acceleration) x Revenue (mass) x B Impact assessment score = A Company’s Force for Good score.

“We are honored to be included on this list alongside dynamic companies driving a new segment of the economy.” said Chad Farrell, CEO of Encore Renewable Energy. “Encore’s mission has always been to build an organization that makes a positive impact to our environment, the communities in which we operate and to the lives of our employees, while also creating vibrant economic value. As the RL100 has recognized, these objectives are not mutually exclusive – there are many great companies across a wide number of industries that are doing business better – growing rapidly and making a positive impact. Encore is thrilled to be one of them.”

Encore Renewable Energy is a leading integrated clean energy services company focused on community-scale solar PV systems and 21st century solutions for the redevelopment of underutilized property. In 2018, the Company was recognized by Solar Power World as a top 25 solar development company in the US, with a ranking of 23, up from 35 in 2016. Additionally, Encore achieved a rank of 123 out of 500 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.

In 2018, Encore’s B Corp status was recertified, following an extensive audit, with a higher score than what the Company originally received upon initially becoming a B Corp in 2016. Given the importance that Encore places on the positive impact that it makes on the environment and lives of people it interacts with, this was particularly noteworthy in the midst of one of the strongest years to date with respect to project activity.

“The Real Leaders 100 list is the first ranking of positive impact companies in North America and leverages the engine of capitalism for great profit and great good,” said Michael Whelchel, Managing Partner, Big Path Capital. “Because of high demand, we are expanding the list globally in 2020,” added Whelchel.

A complete list of the “100 Top Impact Companies” can be found here.

Learn more about Encore Renewable Energy.

About Encore Renewable Energy
Encore Renewable Energy is a leading integrated clean energy services company focused on community-scale solar PV systems and 21st century solutions for the redevelopment of underutilized property, including landfills, brownfields and rooftops. Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment, Encore specializes in the design, development, financing and construction of renewable energy projects. For more information about Encore, please visit EncoreRenewableEnergy.com

About Real Leaders:
Real Leaders magazine has been in circulation since 2010 and is the world’s first sustainable business & leadership publication. It aims to inspire better leaders for a better world.

About Big Path Capital:
Big Path Capital has been called “Impact Investing’s investment bank” and works with the top sustainable and impact companies and funds.

About B Lab:
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.
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Lauren Glickman
RenewComm LLC
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Nanyang Technological University brings Methanol power to Singapore waters

The project will see the Methanol-powered engine employed in the GreenPilot evaluation programme in Gothenburg, Sweden, bench tested before being shipped to Singapore for installation onboard a harbour craft vessel for service within a fleet for a six-mon

Project will see proven marine engine installed in a harbour craft with testing for fuel efficiency and viability as low emission, potentially future-proof fuel

The maritime industry is increasingly looking for more sustainable solutions to help deliver targeted emissions reductions and the prospect of renewable methanol offers a future proof answer”

— Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore which will be the first evaluation of Methanol as a marine fuel in Asia.

The project consists of two phases, with the first consisting of desktop and bench-testing the Methanol-powered engine employed in the GreenPilot evaluation programme in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the second phase, the engine will be shipped to Singapore for installation onboard a harbour craft vessel for service within a fleet for a six-month sea trial, followed by an engine ‘teardown’ to test clearances and material compatibility.

The costs of the pilot project are estimated at S$200,000 and will cover the installation of the engine, bunkering, training and subsequent sea trials. The data collected will be shared with a number of official observers to help to fill some of the knowledge gaps on Methanol, including its level of fuel efficiency and viability as marine fuel.

“For maritime players in Singapore, the project will be a useful demonstration of the benefits of Methanol as a marine fuel, encouraging them to consider it as an alternative fuel once they gain a better understanding,” says Methanol Institute Chief Operating Officer Chris Chatterton. “The GreenPilot project together with others such as the SUMMETH (Sweden) and Methaship (Germany) projects, have shown that Methanol can be easily adopted as a marine fuel at reasonable cost and without the complexity of other low emission alternatives.”

A team from NTU recently returned from Gothenburg, Sweden, where they spent a week assessing the technical and safety merits of methanol-fuelled engines in commercial applications with ScandiNAOS, Stena Line and Lund Technical University.

The GreenPilot project demonstrated that it is feasible to convert a pilot boat to methanol operation using available technology. Spark-ignited engines with port-injected methanol were found to have engine efficiency similar to diesel engines. Emissions reductions were substantial compared to conventional fuel oil: there is no sulphur in methanol and NOx emissions were reduced so that the engine could meet Tier III NOx emission standards.

Particulate emissions from combustion were 99% lower than those from conventional fuel oil and when methanol from fossil-free feedstock is used, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced significantly. The results and findings from the GreenPilot project are considered to be applicable for many other types of smaller vessels, which could achieve similar emissions reductions from using methanol as fuel.

“The maritime industry is increasingly looking for more sustainable solutions to help deliver targeted emissions reductions and the prospect of renewable methanol offers a future proof answer,” adds Chatterton. “Methanol fuelled ships can already use existing fuel tanks or even ballast water tanks for storage, thereby lowering the investment risks of newbuilding or conversion, and the regulatory landscape is also moving in Methanol’s direction.”

The regulatory environment governing Methanol as marine fuel took a further step forward in December 2018 when the 100th meeting of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee instructed its sub-committees to consider relevant parts of the draft interim guidelines prepared by the CCC 5 sub-committee for the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel.

The sub-committees will provide their feedback to CCC6 in September 2019 and the interim guidelines should be ready for formal approval by MSC in the first half of 2020. The guidelines provide requirements for the arrangement, installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel to minimize the risk to the ship, its crew and the environment, taking into account to the nature of the fuels involved.

Neville Smith
Mariner Communications
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Why Solar Power is the Obvious Solution for South Africa

Out of all the renewable energy options, why is solar the best solution?

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As South Africa kicks off the New Year with a lower petrol price and hopes for a constructive 2019, there are some looming problems that hinder the great spirit of the country. For example, Eskom is maintaining that load-shedding is still a possibility, in spite of the maintenance over the holidays and the currently stable coal supply. In other words, it cannot be established for how long load-shedding will be avoided.

But in light of finding solutions, as supposed to topping over everything that is wrong, why not focus on the renewable energy sources South Africans can utilise? Solar, biomass, hydro, and wind power are valid options to look at, although solar tends to stand out above the rest. This is not necessarily because solar is more effective. Instead, it is about practicality.

Firstly, this country has an abundance of sun. In fact, the African content carries a stigma for hosting the sunniest skies, and it can be witnessed as far south as Cape Town. This means the power source for solar is the most dependable considering the climate and location.

Then the matter of finding equipment comes into play, and there is no lack of solar power systems or important advice on how to use it when looking at sites like Solar Advice. In addition to connecting South Africans with high-quality solar brands, they provide relevant information and support to help implement these systems.

At the same time, solar equipment is becoming more and more affordable, while improving efficiency. Given that there are no moving parts necessary for a solar panel to harvest sunrays, the simplicity of the technology makes it the front-runner in terms of affordability.

Lastly, installations are typically quick and not very complicated. For example, individuals with DIY skills can opt to install basics like solar geysers themselves and still retain the warranty. But professionals are available, just in case.

What about hydro and wind power?

Many of the reasons why solar power is gaining traction in South Africa speaks to the challenges of using alternatives like hydro and wind energy. For instance, both options require very strategic and specific locations before they prove to be effective. They also consist of moving parts, which require regular maintenance and increases costs. Lastly, these systems have yet to develop towards a point of affordability, but this is not bound to happen any time soon.

Until then, solar power is the most practical, affordable, and functional choice for South Africans. It can provide enough independence from Eskom, and arrays can power a home or business for years to come.

A Da Silva
Solar Advice
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Mountz Inc. Announces Bob Little as International Sales Director

Mountz Inc. Announces Bob Little as International Sales Director

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, January 4, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mountz Inc., a specialist in providing precision torque and fastening solutions, is pleased to announce that Bob Little has joined our team as International Sales Director. The appointment is in line with the company's strategy to grow and develop our international footprint and build a strong presence outside North America.

"We are delighted to welcome Bob to our management team: his knowledge and previous experience will be invaluable to us as we look to build our brand presence outside North America," said Brad Mountz, President & CEO of Mountz Inc.

At Mountz Inc., Bob will take responsibility for managing and developing our international sales strategies. Along with managing our international team, identifying new market opportunities and defining a multi channeled approach to support our international network ensuring our customers stay at the heart of our business.

Since 1965, Mountz has proven its in-depth knowledge of torque solutions by consistently developing, producing, marketing and servicing highly sophisticated precision torque tools. Every year, over 15,000 of the world's leading manufacturers trust Mountz to provide their precision torque solutions. Mountz tools comply with ISO standards and are constructed from high quality materials, engineered for superior reliability and safety and backed by an industry leading warranty. Making a safer world through accuracy and precision is the core purpose of Mountz, Inc.

Chris Morris
Mountz Inc.
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Reliablityweb.com joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System

Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System

Digitalization Strategy Framework and IoT Knowledge Domain

Digitalization Strategy Framework and IoT Knowledge Domain

Rapid growth in cloud asset condition management drives technology diffusion

Regardless of how large and capable they are, no one solution provider can do it all when it comes to the digitalization journey”

— Terrence O'Hanlon

FORT MYERS, FL, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reliabilityweb.com, the creators of Uptime® Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System and more recently the patent pending Digitalization Strategy FrameworkTM, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Many Industrial Internet Consortium members are participating in advanced testbeds for new digitalization approaches across many different industries. The Reliabilityweb.com team is eager to discover new ideas about digitalization as well as to share its expertise about IIoT, Asset Performance, Asset Lifecycle Information Management, Diversity, Leadership, Change Management and Culture with IIC members as part of the consortium.

“Regardless of how large and capable they are, no one solution provider can do it all when it comes to the digitalization journey” states Reliabilityweb.com CEO Terrence O'Hanlon. “Reliabilityweb.com and its Reliability PartnersTM have created an aligned ecosystem based on Uptime Elements as the common language. This accelerates project deployment in a way no single company can achieve on its own.”

“The three big benefits of the industrial internet reported by Reliabilityweb.com members include critical asset condition management, better decision making and lower costs” continued O'Hanlon. “As our Community of Practice is showing signs of rapid technology diffusion, we are ensuring we have access to the latest case studies and frameworks, especially in terms of security. The Industrial Internet Consortium is the perfect collaboration partner for our ecosystem.”

"Industrial IoT is the core technology supporting digital transformation today," said Richard Soley, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. "We are pleased that Reliabilityweb.com has brought its expertise in digitalization to the Consortium's active testbed and architecture activities, an expertise valued by firms undergoing the difficult path to digitalization."

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

It’s mission is to deliver a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes.

About Reliabilityweb.com
Since 1999, Reliabilityweb.com discovers and delivers information on approaches that make the people we serve safer and more successful. With three lines of business including
Publishing: Digital and Print including Uptime® Magazine, Reliabilityweb Publishing with over 150 Book titles and Reliabilityweb.com online in English and Spanish, ReliabilitywebTV.com and ReliabilityRadio.com
Conferences: The RELIABILITY® Conference, Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum, The International Maintenance Conference, MaximoWorld
Training and Certification: Certified Reliability Leader Workshops and Certification based on Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System
More information at www.reliabilityweb.com

Terrence O'Hanlon
Reliabilityweb.com
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Tyrus Wings Becomes SunStar Jets

As of January 1st, 2019 Tyrus Wings is Now SunStar Jets

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA, USA, January 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — We are honored to announce that Tyrus Wings is now Sunstar Jets, Inc.

SunStar Jets will Focus on the Acquisition & Management of Private Jets & Helicopters

Buying an aircraft is not like buying a car, many aspects are involved, and we have the knowledge to guide you through the process to a successful purchase, which includes:

*A detailed analysis of your mission profile
*Market analysis of what is on and off market
*Be with you on every viewing
*Create the Letters of Intent (LOI's)
*Negotiate the transaction on your behalf
*Full line by line breakdown of your operating costs
*Complete analysis of your tax situation as it relates to the aircraft in conjunction with our partner aviation tax consultants
*We have partnered with aviation attorneys to make sure all legal aspects are covered
*Set-up of trust or SPE (if needed)
*Pre-buy inspections to include engine and APU borescope inspections, full record review – AD/MSB statements, repairs, STC's, detailed exterior and interior survey, full system function checks, pressurization checks, fuel leak checks, etc.
*De-registration and re-registration of the aircraft
*Closing documents
*White glove delivery service that starts 48 hours prior to the final delivery of your aircraft Full management service for your aircraft, for as long as you own it

A client's peace of mind is the key to our success.

May you have a happy and prosperous New Year.

Website: www.sunstarjets.com
General Inquiries
+1 386-872-5014
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Geoff Andrews
SunStar Jets, Inc.
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