Growing outsize airfreight activity at Dubai

first_imgA recent highlight saw a purpose-built gas turbine being flown to Nigeria. With a total weight of 95 tonnes, it was the heaviest single piece of cargo ever handled by any of the dnata FreightGatecargo terminals and ramp teams.Other examples of over-sized cargo recently handled by the dnata team include a 25 tonne turbine generator, heavy vehicles weighing up to 30 tonnes per piece and pieces of cargo that exceed 15 m in length.In response to the growing volume, dnata has steadily been increasing and improving its fleet of equipment to service the Dubai World Cargo (DWC) operation. In addition to the standard cargo-handling equipment, dnata has also invested in specialised equipment to help handle the out-sized loads, including a specially fabricated ’40 foot dolly’ engineered by dnata’s ground support equipment (GSE) team which allows for the safe and easy transportation of loads up to 12.2 m in length.The GSE team has also modified a standard aircraft loader to enable it to interface seamlessly with bulk-loaded aircraft and added a crane able to handle loads above 14 tonnes.Stuart Hayman, vice president of cargo operations for dnata, says: “It has been a year of records being set and then just as quickly being exceeded. We measure our volumes for each shift and we often handle volumes in excess of 1,000 tonnes in these 12 hour shifts.”dnata currently handles a wide variety of freighter aircraft types at DWC, including: Ilyushin IL76s, Antonov AN124s,Hercules C130s, Airbus A300Fs, Boeing 747Fs, Boeing 777Fs and the newest freighter in the skies, the Boeing 747-8F which can carry a payload of up to 134 tonnes.www.dnata.comlast_img read more

Riot Games to cut back Oceanic Pro League support

first_imgRiot Games Oceania has reportedly downsized the Oceanic Pro League ahead of its 2020 season.Kotaku Australia has reported that teams in the league will no longer receive an operating subsidy.Photo credit: Riot GamesRELATED: Riot Games and 4Entertainment to launch Belgian and Dutch leagues“We can confirm we have removed the operating subsidy for the upcoming season in accordance with the plan teams were made aware of when they entered the league,” Riot Games Oceania told Kotaku Australia. The operating subsidy was distributed each week over the course of the league’s two splits.The report also explains that minimum player salary requirements will be being removed for the league moving forward. “We can also confirm we have agreed as a concession with team owners to waive OPL’s minimum salary requirement. This decision wasn’t taken lightly – but with a view to sustainability – and was communicated to OPL players on October 23,” Riot Games Oceania confirmed.RELATED: Splyce rebrands to MAD Lions in Riot Games’ LECIt’s reported that the previous minimum player salary requirement was $10,000 (£7,694.45) per year. The new rule now means that there is no guarantee that players will receive a salary at all going into 2020.Esports Insider says: The lack of a guaranteed salary for players will, likely, see them move across to another regional league or stop playing altogether – balancing practice and competition alongside a full-time job to sustain the profession is a tall task and would, in some cases, lead to a downgrade in performance by nature.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more