Greene King and Drive Energi ink major EV charging rollout deal 2020/08/19 03:05:26 BusinessGreen
The deal will see Drive Energi install a rapid charging network across hundreds of Greene King pubs and restaurants Hundreds of Greene King pubs across the UK could soon offer access to electric vehicle drivers looking to charge up their car while they dine and drink, after the pub chain yesterday announced a deal with EV charge point operator Drive Energi to install chargers at its sites right across the UK. The partnership will see Drive Energi build, own and operate a rapid charging network across the pub chain's sites, including its Farmhouse Inn, Chef and Brewer and Hungry Horse brands, the firm said. The initial deployment will focus on locations in the North-West, the firms said, with sites in the region expected to be fully operational by 2021, before a wider rollout takes place across the UK over the following three years. The Tritium 50kW DC charge points have been designed to enable contactless payment via a 'Pay As You Go' tariff with no subscription required, Drive Energi said. "This is a significant milestone for Drive Energi and we are proud to be working in partnership with Greene King on this exciting project as the UK's EV charging sector will play major role in leading a green recovery post-Covid-19," said James Moat, CEO at Drive Energi. "We are committed to the roll-out of accessible public charging across the UK and drivers can expect to charge from over 300 Drive Energi locations by the end of 2021." The partnership will continue until 2040, the firms said, potentially seeing all 2,700 of Greene King's sites have EV chargers installed.
Joint statement concerning local lockdown measures in Greater Manchester 2020/08/17 09:58:06 MarketScreener
Joint statement on behalf of Admiral Taverns, Greene King, Hydes, Joseph Holt Brewery, JW Lees, Marston's PLC, Punch Pubs & Co., Robinsons Brewery, Star Pubs & Bars and Stonegate Pub…
Electric vehicle charging points to be available in most Greene King pubs - Hospitality & Catering News 2020/08/08 14:06:34 Hospitality & Catering News
Electric vehicle charging pubs: Greene King has confirmed that it will install electric vehicle charging points across its 2,700 managed and tenanted pubs.
Genco Shipping changed crew on 70% of its ships despite COVID-19 restrictions - Offshore Energy 2020/08/07 09:56:21 Offshore Energy
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has managed to carry out crew rotations on approximately 70% of its fleet in recent months despite travel restrictions.
Greene King to install charging points in pub car parks nationwide 2020/08/07 08:34:00 Bury Free Press
Greene King has embarked on a project to install electric vehicle charging points in suitable sites across its pubs.
Dry Bulk Shipping Rates Slashed In Half 2020/07/28 16:05:06 Zero Hedge
Dry Bulk Shipping Rates Slashed In Half Tyler Durden Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:05 By Greg Miller of Freightwaves, Fortunes rise and fall fast in ocean shipping. Easy come, easy go. Case in point: Dry bulk spot rates were surging throughout June and the first week of July. Today, they’re on a steep slide. “Levels for the big ships are spiraling downward,” brokerage Fearnleys wrote in its weekly report. “Every rally is followed by a correction, something that is currently taking place following one of the strongest rallies in recent memory,” commented Breakwave Advisors, creator of the BreakWave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF . Rates for Capesize bulkers (ships with capacity for around 180,000 deadweight tons or DWT) were down to $17,300 per day on Friday, according to Clarksons Platou Securities. That’s about half the recent peak of $33,800 per day on July 6 and down 39% year-on-year. Listed owners of Capesizes include Star Bulk, Golden Ocean, Genco Shipping & Trading and Seanergy. Rates for Panamaxes (65,000-90,000 DWT), the vessel type used to transport bulk U.S. farm exports, are down to $11,400 per day, 40% below where they were a year ago.
Country pubs thrive, but city boozers left crying into their pints 2020/07/25 15:06:02 The Guardian
VAT cuts and meal discounts boost larger rural places but are no help for ‘ye olde’ city spots – now left out and often still shut It has been three weeks since pubs, bars and restaurants in England were allowed to reopen and the hospitality business is – if not exactly booming – taking its first shaky steps on the road to recovery. Data from chains including Pizza Express and Greene King show that sales in reopened venues had reached 70% of 2019 levels within two weeks of restrictions being lifted. And yet, beneath the improving overall trend, a picture is emerging of a patchy recovery that is leaving some cherished venues behind. Continue reading…
£2m support pledged to Greene King independent pubs 2020/07/23 12:09:00 The Morning Advertiser
Greene King has made Â2m in support loans available to its 6,500 independent free-trade pubs as part of its 'Bounce-Back' measures.
A pint with Nick Mackenzie: The Greene King boss on reopening pubs 2020/07/09 11:09:00 Evening Standard
Greene King’s chief executive Nick Mackenzie spoke to the Evening Standard about the work that has gone into reopening pubs, and the latest government measures to help the hospitality sector. The interview took place at The Wilmington in Clerkenwell, and Mackenzie had a Ice Breaker pale ale.