eB2B Retail in India – Cruise Control Post COVID-19

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Unlocking the Indian EB2B Retail Opportunity” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Driven by consistent expected increase in private consumption, the Indian retail market is expected to grow at ~10% CAGR to reach ~$ 1.6 TN by FY 25. Despite the current economic slowdown and the expected normalized real GDP forecast of 6 to 7%, this report expects the private consumption expenditure to continue driving ~60% of the nominal GDP. This is predominantly going to be driven by consumer retail consumption of goods, which is expected to continue driving ~50% of the private consumption. Driven by the same, the consumer retail market will grow at 10% YoY from nearly $900 BN today to reach $1.6 TN by FY 25.

This huge retail market is facilitated through a long B2B retail supply chain between the brand/manufacturers, and the end consumer through multiple

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BioHiTech Receives Additional Food Waste Digester Order from Princess Cruises Valued at Approximately $300,000

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BHTG), a sustainable technology and services company, announced today it has received an additional purchase order for its Revolution Series™ food waste digesters from Princess Cruises, valued at approximately $300,000.

BioHiTech expects to deliver these digesters for installation on Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Enchanted Princess during the fourth quarter of 2020. Utilization of the Revolution Series digesters, equipped with BioHiTech’s proprietary data analytics platform, is part of Princess Cruises’ comprehensive plan to limit food waste, achieve safe onboard disposal, and improve associated environmental outcomes.

“We continue to see sales momentum for our digesters in the cruise industry and this latest order from Princess Cruises represents their consistent commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global.  “Each new ship installation further demonstrates our

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Cruises to nowhere: More than 6,000 bookings in five days, Singapore News & Top Stories

Phones have been ringing off the hook at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for next month and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced last Thursday that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

A spokesman said bookings are up 500 per cent compared with the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at about 1,000 guests,

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Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Miami And Port Canaveral Cruises For November 2020

MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line has notified guests and travel agents that it is cancelling the remaining cruises for the six total ships operating from PortMiami and Port Canaveral for November 2020. 

It has also cancelled five cruises scheduled to operate from Sydney, Australia from Jan. 16 – Feb. 8, 2021.

Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to extend its no-sail order for cruise operations until Oct. 31, Carnival cancelled all but PortMiami and Port Canaveral cruises for the rest of the year.  It has now determined that November 2020 operations will not be feasible.

Carnival continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating Miami and Port Canaveral as the first two homeports for embarkations.  Cruises currently scheduled for December from those two homeports remain in

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Cruises to nowhere: Genting Cruises gets more than 6,000 bookings in 5 days, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Phones have been ringing off the hooks at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for November and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board announced last Thursday (Oct 8) that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

According to a spokesman, bookings are up 500 per cent compared to the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at

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Fifty classic trucks and utes cruise around Southland

A 1947 International KB1with owner Graham Manson, left, and his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Colin Fraser, in Nightcaps on Monday during a Southland stage of the Southern Classic Commercials Southern Circuit.

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A 1947 International KB1with owner Graham Manson, left, and his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Colin Fraser, in Nightcaps on Monday during a Southland stage of the Southern Classic Commercials Southern Circuit.

The oldest participant on the Southern Classic Commercials Southern Circuit is travelling in the event’s oldest vehicle, a 1947 International KB1.

Rotorua truck restorer Graham Manson, 84, said his International had had multiple owners.

“The person I bought it off lived in Invercargill.

“I like the look of them [International], from seeing them as a kid. They were always a popular series of truck.”

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Manson’s International was among the 50 trucks or utes to travel through Nightcaps on Monday. Helping with

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Cook Strait: New cruise ship berth at Picton could raise pollution, says engineer

A view of Picton from the Tirohanga Track, Marlborough. Photo / Supplied

By Tracy Neal, of RNZ

Plans to expand Picton’s ferry terminal would place a heavy burden on its environment unless properly managed, a seagoing marine engineer says.

A major upgrade is planned to accommodate the new-generation of ferries which cross Cook Strait, and would include a new cruise ship berth almost right in front of the township.

Concern was brewing about the potential for more pollution to billow from larger ships docked at the wharf.

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Brent Yardley lives in the Marlborough Sounds, worked on ships’ engines, and studied atmospheric pollution as part of his engineering degree.

He said the air pollution produced by ships was often trapped in the surrounding hills, and

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New cruise ship berth at Picton could raise pollution



a palm tree with a mountain in the background


© RNZ / Tracy Neal


Plans to expand Picton’s ferry terminal would place a heavy burden on its environment unless properly managed, a seagoing marine engineer says.

A major upgrade is planned to accommodate the new-generation of ferries which cross Cook Strait, and would include a new cruise ship berth almost right in front of the township.




a large body of water with a city in the background


© RNZ / Tracy Neal


Concern was brewing about the potential for more pollution to billow from larger ships docked at the wharf.

Brent Yardley lives in the Marlborough Sounds, worked on ships’ engines, and studied atmospheric pollution as part of his engineering degree.

He said the air pollution produced by ships was often trapped in the surrounding hills, and was likely to get worse.

“Well what triggered my concern was what I was seeing with

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No luck needed as Rafael Nadal cruises to thirteenth French Open singles title

Rafael Nadal happily took his place alongside Roger Federer at the summit of men’s tennis after demolishing Novak Djokovic to win a 13th French Open title.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 10:31 pm

Paris Mis-match: Rafael Nadal claimed his thirteenth French Open singles title with a straight sets success over his old rival Novak Djokovic yesterday.Picture: AP Photo/Michel Euler
Paris Mis-match: Rafael Nadal claimed his thirteenth French Open singles title with a straight sets success over his old rival Novak Djokovic yesterday.Picture: AP Photo/Michel Euler

The Spaniard’s brilliant 6-0 6-2 7-5 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier brought him a 20th slam title, drawing him level for the first time with his old rival.

Nadal has been dominant for so long on the Parisian clay that it seemed nothing he did could surprise, but to produce such a performance against a man who had not lost a completed match all season was breath-taking.

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Nadal hit 31 winners and made only 14 unforced errors,

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Cruise ships dismantled for scrap metal as coronavirus pandemic sinks industry

Cruise ships are being dismantled and sold as scrap metal due to the coronavirus pandemic all but destroying the global cruise industry.

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast.

Three more ships are set to join five already being dismantled.

Chairman of a ship recycling industrialists’ association, Kamil Onal, said before the pandemic Turkey’s ship-breaking yards typically handled cargo and container ships.

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“But after the pandemic, cruise ships changed course towards Aliaga in a

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