zoom Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo and Germany-based BBC Chartering are joining forces in a strategic co-operation, the Global Project Alliance, effective immediately.Under the agreement, the parties would combine heavy-lift expertise and fleet capacity in an effort to “provide comprehensive solutions to customers on a global scale.”The partners will focus on offering their combined solutions by jointly bidding on specific projects. While both partners have agreed to an exclusive co-operation, they will continue to operate as separate entities.“Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call ‘the biggest and the best’. We look forward to forge this alliance and intensify our collaboration on commercial, operational and strategic levels,” Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, said.“We realize that the world of project shipping is changing rapidly, and that our organizations need to focus on building strategic assets that will enable them to create value in the future,” Andersen added.
One of Canada’s largest Christian denominations is considering whether to change its governance structure after a motion to recognize same-sex marriage across the Church failed by just two bishops’ votes.Some in the Anglican Church of Canada say the current system to change doctrine and policy — which requires a two-thirds majority from three classes of delegates — unfairly gives the most voting power to a smaller class of bishops.The demonimation’s senior officers in charge of its tri-annual meeting discussing policy say the Church will look at ways it can change its governance structure between now and the next General Synod in 2022.Cynthia Haines Turner and Rev. Peter Wall did not specify what changes will be considered, but acknowledged that many at this year’s synod felt the deliberation process was hurtful and alienating.Rev. Kevin George of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church in London, Ont., who watched synod proceedings online, says he believes delegates should vote as one body, rather than in three separate classes.He says that would give lay members of the church, as well as the clergy, more of a voice in determining the direction of the church.The Canadian Press