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Did You Know ...? 1 November 2022

Did you know ...? Rotterdam, Europe's biggest port, plans to make mass flow meters, which can measure fuel supplies more accurately, compulsory for ship refuelling, a spokesperson for the port told Reuters on Thursday. The move aims to boost transparency and efficiency to avoid disputes over fuel volumes that sometimes occur during refuelling, a process known as bunkering. Singapore, the world's largest bunkering hub, made mass flow meters compulsory for ship refuelling in 2017 and is the only port to have done so until now. "The Port of Rotterdam Authority has indeed conducted research into quantity issues in the Rotterdam bunker port. It intends to make the use of mass flow meters mandatory in Rotterdam on behalf of bunkering fuel for maritime shipping," the spokesperson from the port of Rotterdam said.

Did you know ...? Waterford will host the tenth annual Winterval festival. Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, will be transformed into a magical Winterval wonderland from Friday, 18 November until Friday, 23 December. Brought to you by Waterford City and County Council, a total of 38 events are on offer, with 25 of those being free of charge. One of the highlights is the Winterval light show, which will be on offer every half-hour, will be projected onto the purpose-built Winterval Castle, placed as the entry point to the festival. The festive festival will also feature an European-style food and craft market.

Did you know ...? Subway has announced it is expanding its trial of its hot SubMelts range, after a successful trial earlier this year. SubMelts were initially available in just 40 stores, but they are now available in almost 500 stores across the UK and Ireland. Subway’s SubMelts is available in four new flavours: The Big Cheese-Steak, SubMelts The Supremo, Pizziola B.M.T. and V.I.Brie. New SubMelts™️ are pressed and toasted Subs, filled with melted cheese and a range of flavours – and are available as either a six-inch or a Footlong. SubMelts can also be enjoyed as a meal deal (which includes either a six-inch or Footlong SubMelt, drink and crisps or cookie).

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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