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Death toll from Maersk Honam fire rises to five, shipping line says

DANISH shipping giant Maersk Line say four seafarers are now confirmed to have died in the fire onboard the Maersk Honam as the remains of three of four crew missing are found onboard the vessel. The shipping line said that the three bodies found on the vessel were as yet to be identified. Given the severe fire damage to the 15,252 TEU containership Maersk said: “We must conclude by now that we have lost all four colleagues who have been [...]

How to keep the proper tire pressure?

The tire valves and tire valve stem caps play very important role in helping to maintain the pressure of your tires. They are intricately linked to one of the four components of your tire maintenance. There are primarily four important areas to your tire maintenance: Tire Pressure, Vehicle Alignment, Tire Rotation and Tire Tread. This article focuses on tire pressure and the importance of having good tire valves and tire valve stem cap. Tire Pressure Why and how does tire lose pressure? Tire basically [...]

Auto care in winter

The winter season can cause a lot of damage to your car. During the cold winter months, the car’s plastic, glass, tires and paint work are at the mercy of the elements. Let’s take a look at a few things to keep your car protected for the winter: Seal the paint work A paint sealant like a synthetic wax is a practical option to apply to your car if it is likely to be left exposed to the extreme winter conditions. [...]

Needful tire chains on tires in winter

We can never deny that it is recommended for drivers that they should drive cautiously especially in winters. Snow and ice can spell problems, especially for those drivers who do not have experience driving in such conditions. One of the most essential features of winter car preparation is tire care. The most important feature of tire care in winter is a tire or snow chain. These products are purposely designed to wrap around the tread of the tires on [...]

Quick fix for a puncture tire

The kit I bring with me is from Genuine Innovations, the set includes tire repair sticky plugs, with installation tools for tubeless tires, patches, and adhesive for inner tubes, a couple of 45 gm CO2 cartridges, an air chuck, together with a bag. The pack is sufficiently small to fit within your coat and yes it really finishes the task quickly and relatively easy. The kit comes with the essentials for both tubeless and tube wheels. The screw appeared to [...]

New mega automated box shipping terminal at Shanghai port enters testing phase

TRIAL operations have commenced at the Shanghai Yangshan deep water port, the biggest automated container shipping terminal globally that will initially handle four million TEU. Located at the south of Donghai Bridge, phase four of the Yangshan port covers 2.667 million square yards and has a 2,569-yard shoreline. Its annual box handling capacity will soon be raised to 6.3 million TEU through the deployment of 26 bridge cranes and 120 rail-mounted gantry cranes. “The automated terminal not only increases the port’s [...]

The essential tools for bike repair kits

What does it take exactly to repair a flat bicycle tire? You should have a repair kit that is handy at all times. This repair kit is specialized for repairing your flat or punctured tires. The cost of repairing with this repair kit is definitely much cheaper than buying an aerosol can that might not work. Get at least 2 tubes Are these tubes the same type? The answer is no. There are two types of tire valves in the market [...]

To inflate a correct air amount

What is tire pressure and why is it important? Short and simple, it is the amount of air, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) that fills a vehicle’s tires. The right amount of pressure in car tires is important for safety. Tires are a key safety factor in all vehicles, second in importance only to car’s brakes. Correct tire pressure manages stability, braking and the capacity to take corners safely – all critical aspects of driving safety. On top of [...]

Tire repair services

It is never a good feeling when you get a flat tire on your car while driving, or get home and realize one of your tires is losing air fast. Driving on a flat or a tire that is consistently losing air is not only dangerous, but can make the rest of your tires wear unevenly, and it also makes your car handle unevenly. One of the key components to your car’s drivability is obviously your tires, the only [...]

Tire plug, repair kit, can inflator, ways for tire repair

Any professional repair shop will not merely use a plug because they feel it has the potential to separate from the tire due to heat expansion and centrifugal force. Heat expansion comes from rotational speed. The faster you drive, the hotter the rubber will become and the plug may separate at this faster speed. Plugs and Patches Proper repair requires the item to be taken off the rim, and a glue-like substance is used in conjunction with a rubber patch and [...]

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