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Fast charging with up to 400 kW: new Porsche Charging Lounge in Ingolstadt

On the premises of the Porsche Centre Ingolstadt, which is directly located on the important north-south connection A9, all electric and plug-in hybrid models from the sports car manufacturer can now be charged using certified green electricity at the four high-performance chargers that are available around the clock at the Porsche Charging Lounge Ingolstadt. Drivers of the Taycan, which was extensively updated at the beginning of the year, benefit in particular from the increase of the DC charging capacity to 400 kW: the new models can be charged with up to 320 kW. With the increased charging stability, charging capacities of more than 300 kW are possible for up to five minutes. The new all-electric Macan can also be conveniently charged from 10 to 80 per cent in around 21 minutes. To ensure a pleasant visit, the lounge area in Ingolstadt features modern sanitary facilities as well as a well-stocked selection of soft drinks and snacks. Analogue and digital media and high-performance WiFi are also available. - Convenient access to charging stations and lounge At the new Porsche Charging Lounge Ingolstadt, Porsche drivers are currently able to use four of the brand‘s own fast-charging stations. More are planned. The Porsche Charging Lounges are displayed in the navigation system and in the My Porsche App. Billing after a charging stop is managed centrally via the Porsche Charging Service. At €0.39 per kilowatt hour, the charging costs are at the same favourable level as with all other fast-charging stations in the Porsche network. A Porsche ID is required to access the charging stations and the lounge area. This ID must be linked to the car. If the number plate is also linked to the Porsche ID, the barrier opens for you thanks to automatic number plate recognition. The car’s registration number can be stored conveniently in the My Porsche app. Alternatively, the customer can use their Porsche Charging Card or a QR code from the My Porsche app to easily access both the site and the lounge. - Nearly 700,000 charging points in 24 countries Porsche’s own fast-charging stations complement the extensive investments that the sports car manufacturer has made in recent years to electrify its product portfolio and expand the charging network. The Porsche Charging Service enables access to the charging points of a range of providers all over the world. Currently, almost 700,000 charging points are connected in Europe in 24 countries. These include approximately 45,000 charging points with up to 150 kW and 30,000 points with an even higher charging capacity. In addition, more than 845 Porsche dealer locations have made a tangible contribution to the expansion of the global charging infrastructure. So far, more than 1,500 high-performance charging points have been put into operation for customers at these sites worldwide. A special Charge Box is installed there, which enables a charging capacity of up to 320 kW even in places where grid connections are power-limited.

100 days to go until Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup

With 100 days to go until the first Homeless World Cup to be held in Asia, Big Issue Korea and the Seoul 2024 Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced today that former Korea Republic footballer Lee Keun-Ho will take up the role of Chairman ahead of the Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup in September. Lee Keun-Ho who has played 84 times for his country and scored at the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, will lead the LOC with their preparations and delivery of the much-loved tournament, an 8-day festival of football, culture and celebration for Seoul, Korea and the rest of the world. 64 teams from 49 countries will take part in the 19th edition of the Homeless World Cup at Hanyang University, Seoul in September (Saturday 21st September – Saturday 28th September). Over 500 players who have experienced homelessness will represent their country on the global stage, competing to be crowned Women’s and Men’s Homeless World Cup Champions. Lee Keun-Ho, a two-time AFC Champions League winner with Ulsan Hyundai finished his playing career with K-League outfit Daegu in 2023. Keun-Ho, also had spells with Incheon United in Korea as well as with J1 League sides Jubilo Iwata and Gamba Osaka in Japan having made his international debut for Korea Republic in 2007. Thanks to his leading attitude both on and off the pitch and his charity activities whilst playing and now in retirement, Lee was nominated for the 2020 FIFPro Merit Awards for his social work. The Asian Footballer of the year in 2012 is also the co-president of the Korea Pro-Footballers Association (KPFA). The Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup is the first tournament since this year’s release (March 29th) of Netflix’s The Beautiful Game, which introduced the Homeless World Cup and the tournament’s global impact to a worldwide audience. Commenting on his appointment as Chairman of the Seoul 2024 LOC, Lee Keun-Ho, said: “Since retiring in 2023, I have continued my role as co-president at the KPFA and I’m thoroughly enjoying being part of the commentary team for Coupang Play. Being able to play a part in activities like this since my playing days has been a valuable and rewarding experience. I’m excited and honoured to be working as the Chairman of the Seoul 2024 LOC, alongside Big Issue Korea and the Homeless World Cup Foundation ahead of the tournament’s debut in Asia in September. Seoul and Korea will be a wonderful and grateful host to more than 500 inspirational players coming from all over the globe to compete across 8-days at Hanyang University, representing their country on the biggest stage in a world-class competition. Homelessness often carries a negative perception amongst the public, the Homeless World Cup has been changing this viewpoint worldwide since 2003, by using the universal language of football. By hosting this prestigious tournament, we will use football as a common interest to many across Korea and the world, raising awareness of the importance of housing rights, calling for change, and to expand social empathy around the global issue of homelessness. Seoul and Korea can’t wait to welcome the world in September.” Welcoming the announcement, Homeless World Cup President and co-founder, Mel Young said: “As we mark the 100 days to go milestone to the Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup, being played in South Korea’s capital and for the first time in Asia, the announcement of Lee Keun-Ho as Chairman of the Seoul 2024 LOC is a dynamic and welcome appointment by Big Issue Korea and local organisers. Lee has played football at the highest level, winning major trophies and representing his country for many years. He is a born leader and his attitude and performances throughout his career has led to several well-deserved accolades. However, he has carried on and implemented this can-do attitude away from the pitch as well, supporting those who need it the most, most recently offering his support to those affected by the 2019 Gangwon Province wildfires and the Covid-19 outbreak. Having played at the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil for his country, we have no doubt that Lee will bring a huge amount of experience from his career to support preparations ahead of the Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup, offering expertise and value to the Seoul 2024 LOC and Big Issue Korea but also the Homeless World Cup Federation.” From the beaches in Rio to under the lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Homeless World Cup has been played in some exceptional cities and venues globally since 2003 to bring awareness and understanding to this global issue – homelessness. Mexico are the current reigning Women’s Homeless World Cup champions, and Chile won the Men’s Homeless World Cup at last year’s tournament in Sacramento, California. With 100 days to go, the 64 teams taking part in the Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup will be eagerly looking ahead to September and their chance for glory, telling their story and representing their nation on the global stage.

Liebherr Transforms Port Liberty STS cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. is pleased to announce the conclusion of a major upgrade project at Port Liberty (formerly Global Container Terminals) in New York. We have increased the lift height and extended the boom tip on three of the four Liebherr ship to shore container cranes (STS) at the port, with work on the fourth crane being completed in the coming weeks. Liebherr’s cameras were on hand to record the process and the dramatic footage is now available on Liebherr Maritime’s social media channels. Liebherr’s team of expert engineers increased the lift height of the STS cranes by 8.6 m and extended the outreach by 5 m. This substantial enhancement enables the cranes to efficiently handle larger vessels and allows Port Liberty to offer an improved service to their customers. Thanks to Liebherr’s innovative jacking system, the entire lift height extension can be completed in several weeks. The patented system, uses the crane’s end carriage as a stable base for jacking, eliminating the need for additional equipment. The process is exceptionally quick and efficient, ensuring minimal disruption to terminal operations. Liebherr Transform is the dedicated upgrade and modification service designed to make cranes stronger, faster, smarter, greener, and ultimately better. By employing cutting-edge technology, Liebherr Transform helps ports and terminals around the world boost productivity, reduce equipment downtime, and achieve faster turnarounds.