Asian Airgun Championship: India’s gold haul rises to 8 after Sarabjot, Esha win

first_img Press Trust of India TaipeiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 17:07 IST India’s gold medal haul rose to 8 Sarabjot and Esha’s respective wins in the 10m Air Pistol events. (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSSarabjot Singh and Esha Singh won the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events respectivelySarabjot also partnered Arjun Cheema and Vijayveer Sidhu to win the junior team gold.India’s overall gold medal haul in the Asian Airgun Championships went up to eightSarabjot Singh and Esha Singh won the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events respectively, to bolster India’s overall gold haul to eight at the end of day four of the 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Taipei.Sarabjot also partnered Arjun Cheema and Vijayveer Sidhu to win the junior team gold.India has so far won eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals with two days of competition left.Sarabjot topped the qualifier with a score of 579 and then shot 237.8 in the final to beat Korean Kim Woojong, who shot 236.6.Vijayveer won bronze with a score of 217.5, while Arjun Cheema, the third Indian in the final, finished fourth.The Indian trio’s combined qualification total of 1718 was way ahead of Taipei’s 1699.Esha also topped her qualifying round with a score of 576 in the junior women’s event and then shot 240.1 to win with consummate ease.Korea’s Yun Seonjeong won silver with a score of 235, 5.1 behind Esha.Other Indian women shooters also made it to the final but Harshada Nithave and Devanshi Dhama managed fifth and eighth places respectively.However, the three combined to win the team silver, behind Korea.It will be back to the senior shooters on Sunday as the Rifle exponents in the men and women categories line-up.Also Read | Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team gold Also Read | Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary bags first senior gold with world recordAlso Read | 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins 4th shooting gold in 4 monthsadvertisementAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Asian Airgun ChampionshipsFollow Sarabjot SinghFollow air pistolFollow gold medal tally Next Asian Airgun Championship: India’s gold haul rises to 8 after Sarabjot, Esha winWith their respective wins in the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events, Sarabjot Singh and Esha Singh added to India’s gold haul at the Asian Airgun Championships.advertisementlast_img read more

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 13:48 IST Maruti Suzuki India had recently launched the Vitara Brezza Sports Limited Edition.HIGHLIGHTSNearly 1.58 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza were sold in 2018-19.Vitara Brezza currently gets a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 diesel engine.Hyundai Venue has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Ever since Maruti Suzuki India announced that it will stop producing vehicles with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine from April 1, 2020, people have been wondering about the fate of the country’s largest selling compact SUV Vitara Brezza. A favourite among masses, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been one of the flag bearers of the carmaker and has helped the company strengthen its position in the domestic market.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. In February 2019, the carmaker had announced that it had sold 4 lakh units of the compact SUV since its debut. Earlier this month, Maruti Suzuki India had said that the sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark. In 2018-19 alone, nearly 1.58 lakh units of Vitara Brezza were sold.The news that there would not be Maruti Suzuki vehicles with present 1.3-litre diesel motor from next year when BS6 emission norms come into effect, had created quite a lot of stir. More so with regard to Vitara Brezza as the compact SUV is currently available only with a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 engine that makes 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift).It has already been reported that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza might get the K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine. The motor has a dual battery set-up that provides idle start-stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist functionality and it presently powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. This hybrid motor produces 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is an option for a 4-speed automatic transmission as well.advertisementA report by Moneycontrol has claimed that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1.5-litre hybrid petrol may be launched in India around September 2019. The introduction seems imminent keeping in mind the Hyundai Venue launch in India on May 21. Boasting of several impressive features and powerful technical specifications, Venue has been introduced at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Not only Hyundai Venue has been aggressively priced keeping in mind the cost of Vitara Brezza and other compact segment players like Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300, but it has also been garnering positive reviews. Hyundai has claimed that over 20,000 units of Venue have already been booked.Considering the current compact SUV segment scenario, Maruti Suzuki India will have to take immediate steps to keep intact the market share of Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza price starts at Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The company had recently launched the Sports Limited Edition of Vitara Brezza and it can be bought by paying only Rs 29,990 more over the standard variant.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: First drive reviewALSO READ | MG Hector bookings to start on June 4ALSO READ | Toyota Glanza pre-bookings start, launch on June 6Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza petrolFollow Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza priceFollow Hyundai VenueFollow Hyundai Venue launch Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. Earlier this month, the carmaker had said that Vitara Brezza sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Circle Gets The Square

first_img 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Pocket squares are a staple of the well-appointed man, and have been in use since the ancient Grecian era.  But it was not until the 20th century, however, that the pocket square became the sign of a man with style.  Now, pocket circles are making the pocket square far from the only option.  Metro Retro Apparel, of Brooklyn, New York, and designer Kamrul Hasan, are ushering in the statement of the pocket circle, and not just for the sartorially gifted.The designer studied graphic design in college, and started his accessories business first as a hobby. Due to very positive feedback, he’s turned his avocation into a career in 2009.  Hasan is inspired by English and Scottish woolen plaids, vintage design patterns, as well as 1980’s fashions.  Also inspired by New York City and the New York style, where everything is made, he selects only the finest silk, cottons, wools, and cashmere, all from local distributors.“Our accessories are carefully handpicked and sourced within a 20-mile radius from local distributors. Each piece is handcrafted right within the city limits from the finest material and style directly from fashion’s pulse” noted Hasan.The distinctive pocket circles with their pal marrow stitched edge, create a elegant look that is both subtle and sophisticated, with an elegant, yet versatile flair. In addition to pocket circles, the brand offers scarves, neckties, bowties and pocket squares.So, be it with your favorite suit, sport coat or blazer, a pocket circle makes a great statement, that can be dressed for work, dinner, or night on the town, a pocket circle is a new staple. How to Score Discounted Tickets to the Best After-Party in NYC this Weekend Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man last_img read more

Clarins Rolls Out New Clarins Men Skincare Line

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations Let’s just call it how it is: the French know what’s up. From mandatory month-long vacations, to luxury goods, to fragrances, the French not only know how to live, but how to live pretty damn well. They also know bread, mistresses, wine, and skincare. Amazing skincare. And now, the venerable Clarins Group has released their latest line for the American market, Clarins Men. We took a few weeks to try out some of Clarins’ new products so we could bring you this primer on French Skincare and also to find out whether or not the French really do live up to their reputation for excellence in everything Lifestyle.2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, $24All men need an exfoliating product in their skincare regime. Whether it’s a physical sponge, brush, or cleansing gel like this one, exfoliating your skin once or twice a week removes dead skin cells and impurities all while cleansing. Clarins 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser combines the deep cleaning and purifying powers of wintergreen extract to lift off dead skin cells a eliminate dullness, all the while smelling pleasant and fresh.  This particular exfoliating cleanser did a great job at brightening and toning the skin’s appearance without feeling like you’ve taken a piece of sandpaper to your face. Use first in your daily skincare ritual.Anti-Aging Revitalizing Gel, $40When trying out this product, what was immediately noticeable after application was how the skin felt much tighter. You could almost hear the nascent jowls being pulled back into the neck. And after a few days, there really did seem to be some visible improvement in fine lines and wrinkles as well. The clarity of our skin also improved after a week of testing. Made with a combination of Goji Berry to boost cell performance and Bison Grass to fight off the first signs of aging, this product provides a new can’t-miss-step in your skincare regime. This is not a moisturizer and it does contain alcohol (which could explain the tightening skin), so remember to lotion up after the gel has time to absorb into your skin, otherwise you might wind up a little dry by mid-day. The bottle of this gel is also pretty bad-ass: simply twist the bottle in the opposite direction of the cap to reveal a rising pump and spout. Turn the other way to lock it all away. Very NASA.Super Moisture Balm, $32This was hands down our favorite product out of the bunch. When Clarins says ‘super moisture’ they mean: Super. Moisture. This balm was like applying a much needed drink to our thirsty face. And it should be. Clarins has done their research. Using an innovative new derivative of hyaluronic acid (which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture), Calcium Hyaluronate, the Super Moisture Balm penetrates deeply into the skin, hydrating and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier. The balm also includes natural plant extracts such as Alpine Sea Holly for reduction in redness and razor irritation, Bison Grass for toning, and Sunflower Auxins which moisturizes and energizes. This balm is the perfect bookend to your day without getting gloopy. Apply once before you leave the house in the morning and once before going to bed at night. Repeat for twenty years and you’ll look relatively young forever.Shave Ease Oil, $28Like most shave oils, this one did a great job at softening facial hair and readying the skins for its date with the blade. Altogether though, there was nothing particularly special about this shave oil. We’ve reviewed products that perform just as well and smell a little better. Clarins Shave Ease Oil is perhaps the only product from this bunch that you can feel confident in taking a pass on.Smooth Shave Foaming Gel, $20We at The Manual are big fans of traditional, thick shaving cream. So we were pleasantly surprised to discover that a tiny, dime-sized amount of Clarins Smooth Shave foaming shave gel in the palm of our hand would, with the addition of a little water and some lathering, result in one of the richest, most luxurious shaving creams we’ve had the privilege to test out. Clarins has formulated this shave gel with “active surface texture,” ensuring optimum razor performance and Grindelia extract to prevent bacterial growth (read: razor burn and ingrown hairs) and, unlike most shave gels, this one is alcohol-free, so it won’t dry you out.HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $24I know what you’re thinking. $24 for lip balm? Really? Yes. Really. And it’s worth it. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way. The tiniest of drops of this super thick, super hydrating, super rich lip balm will leave your poor chapped lips soft and smooth for an entire day. Meant to “recreate lips’ perfect climate,” Clarins HydraQuench lip balm contains essential rose wax, a natural way to smooth and protect the lips, as well as Ceramide 3 to repair chapped and dried lips by balance the skin’s natural barriers, and natural rice oil, which boost microcirculation and will make your lips look pinker. But don’t worry, this is a subtle healthy pink–not a rose red lipstick situation we’re talking about here.The TakeawayOn the whole, Clarins Men products get the thumbs up from us. While you may not want to go out and buy the whole line yourself, a few of these products could work well as a compliment to your pre-existing skincare cache. Your best best are the shaving cream and super moisture balm. But you can’t go wrong with the lip balm. Seriously. 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Sustained Growth Lies in Strength of MSME Sector – Minister Hylton

first_imgStory Highlights The Government continues to place significant emphasis on reforming the sector in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and remove barriers hindering the establishment of small businesses. The Minister was speaking at the Magna Rewards 10th Anniversary celebration dinner on October 15 at the Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew. The Security of Interest in Personal Property Act will increase access to credit by allowing businesses to use assets such as intellectual property for collateral. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the sustained growth and development of the local economy lies in the strength of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) sector.He notes that, as such, the Government continues to place significant emphasis on reforming the sector in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and remove barriers hindering the establishment of small businesses.The Minister, who was speaking at the Magna Rewards 10th Anniversary celebration dinner on October 15 at the Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew, said the recently passed MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy aims to establish the framework for addressing some of the impediments to small enterprise development.“Entrepreneurship and innovation will play a critical role in transforming the local economy into one that is significantly more dynamic and robust, and one which offers growth opportunities for business enterprises,” he stated.Other key policies, as part of the Government’s support for the sector, include the Security of Interest in Personal Property Act, which will increase access to credit by allowing businesses to use assets such as intellectual property for collateral.Other notable improvements scheduled to come on stream include: the Insolvency Act, which will result in a reduction in the cost of failure in business, by absorbing much of the start-up risk; and the Trade Marks Act, geared at improving the business and commercial environments for the growth of creative industries.In the meantime, the Minister congratulated Magna Rewards on its 10th anniversary, noting that “10 years in business and 10 years of providing service to the Jamaican consumer is a solid and noteworthy milestone”.“(I commend you for being) Jamaica’s first loyalty programme, for being a trailblazer on the Jamaican business landscape and for adding value to the (spending power) of the Jamaican consumer,” he stated.Executive Vice President at the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited., Wayne Powell, said while he was a “doubting Thomas” when Magna first approached the bank 10 years ago, he must now admit that the partnership “is the greatest thing to happen to Scotia Bank for many years”.“When we examine the benefits that Magna has passed on to our customers, we are extremely proud of our relations with Magna,” he stated.Chief Operating Officer, Bashco Trading Company, Elias Azan, also added to the praises, noting that collaboration with Magna was a good decision for his company. “Our customers absolutely love it, as it makes such a big difference to them, especially in today’s economy,” he said.General Manager, Magna Rewards Caribbean, Trevor Clarke, said over the years, he has seen many loyalty programmes come and go, but the sustained success of Magna “is a testament to the strong team and partners that we have on the programme”.He noted that the company started in Jamaica in 2003, with only a handful of partners, but 10 years later, that number has grown to over 70 partners with more than 200 locations islandwide.“Today, Magna has over 500,000 customers and card holders in Jamaica, who annually swipe their Magna cards five million times, and that equates to sales of over $20 billion here in Jamaica, every year,” he informed.He said the company issued over $227 million in vouchers to card holders in 2012 and, as it looks forward to the next 10 years, the team will continue to look for ways to improve the programme, to enhance the value to its customers and merchants.Magna Rewards is a Barbadian-based electronic loyalty programme designed to reward loyal customers for shopping at partnering companies. The programme enlists retail partners from a number of industries, including finance, insurance, supermarkets, pharmacies, security and services, and motor vehicle services.last_img read more

USAID Grants $67 Million for Youth Component of School Safety Programme

first_imgStory Highlights The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET).Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones.“Using a multilayered, multisectoral approach, which includes schools, communities, parents, and the general public, the programme is intended to reduce the incidence of violence among students and ensure that Jamaica improves and maintains a quality education system that benefits all learners,” she noted.She pointed out that under the youth component, two Youth Information Centres (YICs) in Westmoreland and St. Catherine were rebranded as Youth Innovation Homework Centres in May and June 2018 respectively.These centres provide a safe, structured, supervised and supportive after-school environment for young people to receive homework assistance and tutorial services. A total of 18,571 youth benefited from the resources at these centres between September and December 2018.In addition, members of marching bands have been trained and empowered. This is in keeping with objective four of the programme to provide co-curricular support for uniformed groups and youth clubs, Mrs. Blair told JIS News.She said that engagement of marching bands is seen as one avenue to reach students and young people who are out of school.Since May 2018, members of 25 bands have been exposed to training in leadership and resource mobilisation.Others have been trained in Music Theory One through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, equipping them with the requisite skills to read basic music.Ninety per cent of the participants have been recommended to sit the Royal School of Music Theory Grade One examination in June 2019.A series of day camps will be hosted for band members where they will receive training in conflict management skills, interpersonal relations, communications and emotional intelligence, and child rights and protection. Mrs. Blair commended the USAID for supporting these initiatives, which seek to engage, empower and provide positive alternatives for the youth, particularly those unattached and are at risk. The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET). Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones. last_img read more

FGS ‘Hessen’ Assists ‘Yemeni …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom On Friday 10 January, EU Naval Force warship FGS Hessen gave assistance to a Yemeni Dhow that was adrift and suffering from technical problems off the coast of Yemen.FGS Hessen, who was conducting EU counter piracy patrols, was alerted by the Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconaissance Aircraft (MPRA) that the dhow was drifting and surrounded by an oil slick. FGS Hessen was tasked to provide assistance on completion of a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with UK ship, RFA Wave RulerFGS Hessen was able to reach the stranded dhow within a couple of hours, having already dispatched its Lynx helicopter to investigate en route. The Yemini crew was very happy when the Navy frigate appeared over the horizon and they told the German sailors that they had been adrift for a total of five days. FGS Hessen’s chefs provided much-needed food and water for the fishermen and within two hours the German engineers had repaired the dhow’s engines, allowing them to proceed on their way.Before the German warship returned to counter-piracy patrols, the dhow’s master expressed his heartfelt thanks for helping his crew.This incident at sea once again showed the close cooperation between the different international missions within the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia, as well as the ability of EU Naval Force units to respond to requests for assistance whilst conducting counter-piracy operations. Print  Close EU NAVFOR, January 14, 2014last_img read more

AMT Explorer Sinks with Prysmian’s Cargo

first_imgCable barge AMT Explorer sank on Thursday, July 3 around 50 miles southwest of Sardinia while carrying Prysmian’s power cables to the North Sea.The barge, owned by Augustea Anchor Marine Transportation, was under tow by Red Husky from Naples to Bremerhaven when it lost stability and flipped over, however all crew members managed to abandon the vessel and are safe.The sinking will incur a loss worth USD $38 million, according to initial estimates.As explained by Prysmian, the cables were intended for connection of Butendiek and Deutsche Bucht wind farms located offshore Germany’s coast.Smit Salvage has been hired for the vessel’s salvage.The cause of the accident has not been revealed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Alaskans Building Alaska Ferries

first_imgzoom Governor Parnell (right) at the signing ceremonyThe State of Alaska and Vigor Industrial have reached a final agreement to construct two Alaska Class Ferries at Vigor Alaska in Ketchikan. The vessels will be the first Alaska Marine Highway System ferries built in Alaska. Press Release; September 22, 2014 Alaska’s Governor Sean Parnell made the announcement at a community event held by Vigor Alaska at the Ketchikan Shipyard.Employing the Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) process, the State worked with Vigor Industrial to negotiate a guaranteed maximum price to construct both vessels. The construction contract and costs to build both ferries in Ketchikan will be at the USD 120 million budgeted amount.”These vessels will be the largest ships ever built in Alaska,” Governor Parnell said. ”Building these ferries in state will be a major boost for Alaska’s economy. This has been our intent during the entire process and will help create hundreds of new year-round jobs at the Ketchikan shipyard, while helping Ketchikan develop a highly capable workforce, not only for the growing marine economy of Southeast Alaska, but with skills that can translate into work across the state.”The State was able to incorporate public input into the final design of the ferries while keeping the project within budget. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2018.The ferries will be 280 feet long, seat up to 300 passengers and carry 53 standard vehicles. Each ferry will feature bow and stern doors for quicker loading and unloading, fully enclosed car decks, and controllable pitch propellers to maximize maneuverability and efficiency. A modified hull design will greatly improve traveler comfort during rough weather.last_img read more

Rosmorport Signs Multiple Agreements

first_imgzoom Russia’s FSUE Rosmorport is using the ”Transport Week-2014”, specifically VIII Forum and Exhibition “Transport of Russia” held at Gostiny Dvor exhibition centre in Moscow,  to sign several new agreements aimed at further developing the company’s seaport capacities, shipbuilding potential, as well as maritime and ferry navigation.  During the first day of the Transport of Russia exhibition which started on December 4, Rosmorport signed an agreement with China’s Bestway Development Group Co., Ltd on collaboration during realization of investment project on container terminal construction in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport. The company also signed a memorandum of collaboration with Dutch Damen Shipyards Group to cooperate in the sphere of the Russian shipbuilding development, including resumption of Onezhsky shipbuilding plant operation.Rosmorport used the first day of the exhibition to sign two more maritime-related agreements, one with  LLC Inflot Worldwide Rus on cooperation in the sphere of maritime cruise and ferry navigation development in the Russian Federation;and the other with LLC Eastern stevedore company covering intentions for ”Reconstruction of an approach canal to berths No. 5 and 6 and berths No. 5 and 6 in Vostochny seaport” project realization;Moreover, representatives of OJSC Lenmorniiproekt, with Rosmorport being the majority shareholder, concluded an agreement with Austria’s STC-Swiss Town Consult Development GmbH for mutual collaboration in the sphere of river and seaports development, communication of experience and also interchange of technological developments in river and marine transport infrastructure, and in realization of projects for reconstruction/renovation of hydro-technical facilities (berths with a terminal) in Saint-Petersburg.Lenmorniiproekt representatives also signed agreements with LLC Mordraga and Moscow State University of Railway Engineering on collaboration during designing, investigation and research in the sea transport sphere.Press releaselast_img read more

Keel Laid for Crowley’s First LNG-Powered Ship

first_imgzoom The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime’s liner services group was laid yesterday at VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss. The vessel is the first Commitment Class ship, which will exclusively serve the US-Puerto Rico trade lane.The Commitment Class, Jones Act ships will replace Crowley’s towed triple-deck barge fleet in the South Atlantic trade. These new ships, which will be named El Coquí (ko-kee) and Taíno (tahy-noh),  are scheduled for delivery during the second and fourth quarter 2017 respectively.VT Halter Marine and Crowley entered into a contract for the pair of ships in November 2013 and construction began with the first steel plate cutting in Pascagoula on October 22, 2014.“This keel laying is a major milestone event in the construction schedule for the Crowley Commitment-Class program,” said Bill Skinner, chief executive officer, VT Halter Marine.The Commitment Class ships have been designed to maximize the carriage of 53-foot, 102-inch-wide containers, which offer the most cubic cargo capacity in the trade.The ships will be 219.5 meters long, 32.3 meters wide (beam), have a deep draft of 10 meters, and an approximate deadweight capacity of 26,500 metric tons.Cargo capacity will be approximately 2,400 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent-units), with additional space for nearly 400 vehicles in an enclosed Roll-on/Roll-off garage.The ship design is provided by Wartsila Ship Design in conjunction with Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime, a leading Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm.last_img read more

Port of Virginia Sets September Cargo Record

first_imgzoom The Virginia Port Authority (VPA), based in Norfolk, US, handled 215,520 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in September, an increase of 7.2 percent compared with the same month last year.With this, VPA marked the seventh consecutive month of TEU volumes exceeding 210,000 units.In the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, The Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are 6 percent ahead of the results reported in the corresponding period from the last fiscal year. This growth was pushed ahead by a record-setting September which marked the best cargo performance for this month in the port’s history.John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, said that the port’s capital reinvestment program is underway, adding: “In the coming decade, we will need to reinvest $2 billion in The Port of Virginia to increase its capacity and ensure its competitive position on the US East Coast. The overall performance and result of fiscal year 2015 has cleared the way for this process to begin.”In comparison with last year’s September, rail units were up 16 percent, Virginia Inland Port (VIP) volume up 43 percent, truck volume up 2 percent and vehicle units up 133 percent.The port said that its consolidated financial performance in the first two months of the fiscal year (July/August) is positive as well. Total operating revenues amounted to USD 80.5 million and the operating income is USD 3.5 million. The audited fiscal year 2015 results confirmed operating income of USD 13.6 million, which is an improvement of USD 30.1 million when compared with the results from the previous fiscal year. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationcenter_img Print  Closelast_img read more

DHT Holdings Takes Delivery of VLCC Jaguar

first_imgzoom Bermuda-based crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings took delivery of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) newbuilding on November 23 from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.The new 299,900 dwt VLCC vessel, named DHT Jaguar, has already entered the spot market.DHT Jaguar is the first of a series of six VLCC newbuildings to be delivered to the company over the coming year, all of which will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries.The second VLCC is scheduled for delivery in January 2016.According to DHT Holdings, the newbuildings are all fully funded.With this delivery, DHT Holdings now operates a fleet of nineteen vessels, fifteen of which are VLCCs, two are Suezmax and another two Aframax vessels.last_img read more

Diana Finds Work for Crystalia

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk ship owner and operator Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services S.A. for one of its Ice Class Panamax vessels, the M/V Crystalia. The gross charter rate for the 2014-built bulker is USD 6,250 per day for a period of minimum 11 months to maximum 14 months. The charter is expected to commence on June 28.The employment is anticipated to generate approximately USD 2.06 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter, the company said.The 77,525 dwt Crystalia was previously deployed under a time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam.When compared to the previous charter rate that amounted to USD 9,000 per day, the charter rate is now much lower.Diana’s fleet currently consists of 46 dry bulk vessels. The company also expects to take delivery of one newbuilding Newcastlemax vessel during the third quarter of this year, as as well as one newbuilding Newcastlemax and one newbuilding Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel during the fourth quarter of 2016.last_img read more

KOTC Looking to Order Eight New Vessels

first_imgzoom Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has opened a shipyard pre-qualification process for the design, construction and delivery of up to eight vessels.Namely, the company, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, said that the pre-qualification process is for three Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC), one Very large Crude Carrier (VLCC) and four Medium Range (MR) tankers.KOTC informed that the VLCGs should have a volume of 82,000 to 84,000 m3 and a maximum length of 230 meters. The VLCC is to feature around 317,000 dwt, while the MRs should feature some 50,000 dwt.Shipyards interested in taking part in the process have been invited to register by filling in the applications and forms for the pre-qualification process, according to KOTC.Yards have until December 20 to submit their applications.last_img read more

K Line Strengthens Its China Vietnam Indonesia Service

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has unveiled plans to launch a new containership service of China Saigon Indonesia (CSI) services.The company said that the service will have direct port coverage from China to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Indonesia.“This ensures faster transit time especially to Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Semarang compared with current transship product and expanded service network,” K Line said, adding that it would deploy a vessel by itself on the service.A total of four boxships, with a carrying capacity of 2500 TEUs, will be deployed on the new containership service.K Line said that the port rotation will be Qingdao (China) – Shanghai – Ningbo – Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) – Jakarta (Indonesia) – Semarang – Xiamen (China) – Qingdao.The service is scheduled to start on December 26 from Qingdao.last_img read more

Mexico Fines Shipping Firms for Antitrust Law Violation

first_imgzoom Mexican antitrust authorities have fined seven shipping companies for a number of collusions which led to a rise in prices on Ro-Ro shipping routes in Mexico.The companies in question are the Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), K Line America, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping (MOBUSA), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).Mexican antitrust commission COFECE informed that the fines amounted to about MXN 582 million (USD 32 million).Under the agreements, the parties assigned transport routes to shippers between five Mexican ports, including Altamira, Veracruz, Manzanillo, Mazatlán and Lázaro Cárdenas, and between Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Belgium.The companies were involved in nine separate agreements, covering a period from 2009 to 2015, related to shipping of cars, and farm and construction machinery, which “reduced the competitive pressure and increased the costs of services provided to companies in the automotive sector.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Embattled DryShips Presses On with Reverse Stock Split

first_imgzoom Nasdaq-listed shipowner DryShips said on Tuesday its Board of Directors signed off a 1-for-7 reverse stock split of the company’s issued common shares.As disclosed, under the reverse stock split, the company’s common shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market as of July 21, 2017 under the existing trading symbol “DRYS”.When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every seven shares of the company’s issued common stock will be automatically combined into one share of common stock.DryShips said that it had 36,296,095 common shares issued and outstanding. Effecting of the reverse stock split will reduce the number of issued and outstanding common shares to approximately 5.2 million shares.No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split of the issued common shares, the shipowner added.The latest issuance of shares comes in the aftermath of a legal action launched against the company by some of its shareholders.To remind, on July 14, 2017, a purported class action complaint was filed in the New York District Court by Maxime Hodges and other investors against the company and two of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that the company and two of its executive officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are claiming damages.However, DryShips said that the complaint is without merit, adding that, together with its management, it plans to “vigorously defend” against the allegations.last_img read more

JES Placed under Judicial Management

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Chinese shipyard operator JES International Holdings has filed an application in the High Court of Singapore to place the company under judicial management.The JM application was filed on February 11, while the date for the hearing of the application is yet to be fixed by the court.JES added that the trading halt in respect of the shares of the company called on March 4, 2015 continues.The development was made after China’s Jiangsu Jingjiang Court ordered for JES’ seven shipbuilding subsidiaries to cease operation and to be wound up in October 2018.At the time, the company informed that the court decision was made after its judicial managers failed to submit a draft of a revival plan according to schedule.Earlier in 2018, JES’ intentions to sell its shipbuilding subsidiaries fell through. The company was considering disposals after the group encountered commercial uncertainty from bank debts and delays in its restructuring process.last_img read more

Solutions Outlined to Ease Strain at Capital Health

first_imgPatients and health care workers will soon see more long-termcare beds, faster home support for discharged emergency room (ER)patients and expansion of the QEII emergency room. These are some of the solutions outlined to nurses today, Jan.15, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac and Don Ford, president andCEO of Capital Health, to relieve emergency room pressures in thedistrict. “I have never been so impressed by a group seeking my help as Iwas by the nurses who visited me last Thursday,” said Mr.MacIsaac. “Their genuine concern for the patients they are askedto serve under extreme conditions was important for me to hear. In turn, I learned from my discussions with the administration atCapital Health that many of the solutions were in hand, indevelopment by the internal team that had been working on thissince October. Together with some longer term solutions, we’removing it all into high gear.” “These issues are not new. Certainly the number of very sickpeople that were treated in our emergency rooms over the holidayperiod focused everyone’s attention on a serious and longstandingproblem,” said Mr. Ford. “The passion of our staff inrepresenting their patients will be a powerful asset as we worktogether to implement the solutions announced in today’s plan. “We all know the problems in emergency rooms are the result ofpressures throughout the health system. The solutions todayinvolve hospitals and long-term care facilities and theDepartment of Health. But over the long term, it is so importantthat we continue to invest time and energy in solutions thatprevent disease and promote health,” he said. “Our health statistics are among the worst in the country andthat, combined with our aging population, places more pressure onour hospitals than is viable or sustainable over the long term.The public and community health parts of our system now, morethan ever, need our support so that the next generation of NovaScotians will enjoy, in all respects, a healthier province. Withthe collaboration we experienced with the Department of Healthover the past week, we can go forward with confidence,” said Mr.Ford. The solutions announced today range from changes in CapitalHealth’s policy and processes that can be implemented immediatelyas well as system-wide measures. For instance, the Department ofHealth has committed to act on the recommendations for orthopedicsurgery that will come out of its Wait Time Report, expected tobe presented to the minister soon. The minister and Mr. Ford said the nurses had many practicalsuggestions from their direct experience with the ER bottlenecks.Many of the suggestions can be implemented quickly and withinexisting budgets. For example, Capital Health has committed to ensuring thatphysician consultations take place by specialists within an hourand a half of a patient being seen by the emergency roomphysician. The district will also move forward with a request for proposalsto design an expanded emergency room at the QEII. The ER wasoriginally built to accommodate 35,000 visits per year. This yearmore than 70,000 patients are expected. When the Robie Street parking garage at the Halifax Infirmary wasconstructed last year, a shelled-in space was also built toenable future expansion. The design costs are contained in thecurrent business plan. The time between design of the expansionand opening is about 16 to 18 months. The minister agreed to move forward to this fiscal year acommitment for more long-term care beds in the district. Thatcommitment had been part of next year’s Health budget. “We are keenly aware that long-term care beds are part of thesolution,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “I’m happy that government hasagreed that this district needs to be made an immediate priorityfor these beds in the same way we have made additional long-termcare beds a priority for the Annapolis Valley district.” The minister emphasized that the problems that have come to ahead in the QEII emergency department are ones that are beingaddressed through the system-wide long-term planning contained in Nova Scotia’s plan for health care, Your Health Matters. He also noted that, last year, Nova Scotia became the firstprovince in Canada to guarantee new funding to hospitals over thecoming years.last_img read more