News / Alliance reshuffle gives containership charter market a welcome boost

first_img Chartering activity by member lines of the Ocean and THE alliances to plug network gaps ahead of their launch next month, has given the very large container vessel (VLCS) sector a welcome boost.Greek shipowner Danaos, which had three 10,100 teu vessels on long-term charter to Hanjin when the South Korean carrier slid into receivership last August, has found new charters for them: one with Yang Ming and two with OOCL.However, the fixed rate hire is said by one broker source to be “only in the low teens”, compared with Hanjin’s $54,000 per day.Danaos said during its results conference recently that it had submitted an unsecured claim to the Seoul Bankruptcy Court of $598m to cover unpaid charter hire and compensation for the early termination of the charter party contracts on the three ships, together with five 3,400 teu vessels also on charter to Hanjin. Despite the substantial drop in revenue, Danaos has struck a positive note now that the vessels are re-chartered, and the market is showing signs of firming as a result of a new wave of enquiries by carriers.According to Alphaliner, the increased activity has reduced the number of available 7,500-11,000 teu VLCS, down from 17 to eight in the past two weeks, thus boosting rates and improving fixture conditions for owners.However, the panamax market remains in the doldrums, with 54 ships of 4,000- 5,300 teu still seeking employment, according to the latest data, with some 34 vessels in hot or cold lay-up.Recent fixtures in the sector include the ‘classic panamax’ 4,253 teu Beatrice Schulte, chartered by South Korean intra-Asia carrier Heung-A at $4,250 per day for two months, with options.It follows that with an abundance of supply in the panamax sector, daily hire rates are unlikely to improve significantly anytime soon.But for owners that cannot afford the $2m-$3m expense of dry-docking ships coming out of cold lay-up – required to meet tougher ship operating environmental regulations – there is better news on the scrapping front.Scrapping rates are continuing to improve as the price of steel goes up around the world, with current rates at around $350 / LDT, and are expected to rise further.London broker, Braemar ACM, describes the demolition market for containerships as “positive”.According to Braemar, capacity demolished so far this year has already reached 219,500 teu for 66 vessels, compared with 64,500 teu for 21 ships at the same time last year.Analysts predict that the final amount of cellular tonnage dispatched to breakers’ yards this year will exceed 700,000 teu, beating the record of 658,000 teu set last year. © Pindiyath100 center_img By Mike Wackett 07/03/2017last_img read more

Affinia Appoints Josh Russell to Director of Sales and Marketing for Online/Internet, Performance and Racing

first_imgMCHENRY, Ill. — As a lifelong hotrodder and amateur racer, Josh Russell has always had an affinity for squealing tires and fire suits. He will now have an opportunity to utilize his penchant for racing and performance in his new role as director of sales and marketing for online, performance & racing for Affinia Global Brake & Chassis.      In his new position, Russell will be responsible for developing new business models, introducing new product lines and generating sales across the online, performance and enthusiast markets.        “Since joining Affinia in 2007 Josh has been instrumental in improving our Raybestos marketing and promotional programs, motorsports initiatives, sales strategies and Web site enhancements,” said Jeff Stauffer, senior vice president marketing, Affinia Global Brake & Chassis. “We look forward to similar results as he concentrates on these critical markets that each offer great growth potential.”      In addition to developing Affinia’s online efforts, Russell will also oversee Affinia’s motorsports relationships, which include current partnerships with NASCAR, the Indy Racing League and several race team technical partners, such as NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). In 2009, JGR Sprint Cup Toyotas collected nine wins, two poles and 40 top 10 finishes on Raybestos brand braking systems. Under Russell’s direction Affinia intends to grow Raybestos sales among professional race teams, club racers and grassroots motorsports enthusiasts.      “I am very excited to help drive Affinia’s growth online, as well in the performance and racing markets,” said Russell. “Not only are these segments I’ve worked in previously, I’m also both personally involved and passionate about them.”      Russell has an impressive history of developing national marketing campaigns. Before joining Affinia he served as director of marketing for Old World Industries in Northbrook, Ill., where he handled national brands such as PEAK Antifreeze and Mr. Clean. At Old World, Russell spearheaded a campaign that partnered with IndyCar driver Danica Patrick to bolster the PEAK brand. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

One agreement or two?

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Former Pitt WR Boyd tries to leave impression at Pro Day

first_imgWide receiver Tyler Boyd runs the 40-yard dash for NFL scouts at a Pro Day college football workout at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Tyler Boyd shook out his legs, put his hands on the goal line and tried not think about the most important 4.5ish seconds of his football life.The former Pittsburgh wide receiver took off in a flash, his white compression shirt, gray shorts and green-and-orange cleats a blur as two dozen NFL scouts looked on, thumbs hovering over stopwatches. Boyd powered his way through the end of his 40-yard dash, the scouts hitting the “stop” button in near unison.You’d think Boyd’s school-record 254 catches during his three years with the Panthers would have been enough. Or his 22 career touchdowns. Or the way he glided through opposing defenses like a Ferrari amid a pack of minivans. Yet there Boyd was on Wednesday, his draft prospects hinging in part on getting the scouts and the teams they work for to hit “erase” on his forgettable 40 time at the NFL combine last month.Admittedly a little too amped up in Indianapolis, Boyd trudged to a 4.58, a glacial pace by NFL wide receiver standards. It’s the main reason Boyd _ projected as high as a second-round selection _ joined several of his lesser heralded former college teammates during Pitt’s Pro Day.Boyd seemed at ease with his performance on familiar turf at the UMPC Sports Complex, saying he was told he finished in the 4.46-4.47 range, the kind of speed he hopes will allay any fears about his ability to run away from defenders.“I knew I had 4.4 in me,” Boyd said. “I didn’t like my 40 at the combine, I knew I could improve.”Which is why Boyd didn’t bother to join the rest of the former Panthers _ including defensive linemen Khaynin Moseley-Smith and Darryl Render and defensive back Lafayette Pitts _ for the bench press, vertical leap, shuttle runs or most of the other drills. The 40 is all that mattered.“My main focus was just showing them my tools, especially in the 40 area,” Boyd said. “In the field I knew my craft was pretty much legit, it was sharp.”It certainly looked it while dazzling with his footwork during a brief session running routes before heading outside to field a few punts, all of which came after the 40-time that he hopes solidified his spot in the pecking order when the 2016 draft descends on Chicago from April 28-30. Boyd looked like a world-class sprinter as he prepped himself for the most important part of a very public job interview.“The big thing is to just go up to the line and just relax, be yourself,” Boyd said. “Don’t be anxious with all the anxiety built up in you because you’re nervous to run.”Boyd certainly looked comfortable in front of a large crowd that included former Panther and current Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Pitt running back James Conner, who is undergoing cancer treatment. In a way, Boyd’s decision to run may have helped out Moseley-Smith, Render and others. Render watched Boyd at the combine and was a little surprised Boyd would put himself out there again at Pro Day. After spending three years watching Boyd do his thing, Render figured the last thing Boyd needed to do is prove how fast he is.“That game speed is going to be different,” Render said. “You know he’s going to do what he’s got to do on the field.”___AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.orglast_img read more

Photos: The Soo Yeon Lee Story.

first_imgAdvertisement i88gf3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse1a3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec74( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) es2x8Would you ever consider trying this?😱zCan your students do this? 🌚mmwzluRoller skating! b030See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morebxdw1Body tricks that only special people can do pt-182kvkHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiessxgA visualization of how Karma works 5kq7faj3Powered by Firework Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, where she began playing table tennis at the age of nine and was competing six months after that.Advertisement  Advertisement She won her first National Junior Championship at the age of 12.Advertisement  Soon after Lee left home to receive extensive training under the world champion Lee Ailesa, at the Korean National Training Center.She later trained under the supervision of Olympic Gold Medalist Hyun Jung-hwa.Lee won 5 more Korean National Junior championships, followed by three wins in Korean national tournaments.Lee enrolled in Korea National Sports University where she was coached by Ahn Jae-Hyung and joined the national team.In 2000, Lee won a silver medal at the World University Championships in Shanghai. While studying at the university, Lee earned degrees in sports psychology and physical education.In 2004, Lee decided to move to New Zealand to learn English.Lee won the New Zealand Women’s Singles Championship and she was named New Zealand Female Sportsperson of the Year.After 5 months in New Zealand, Lee returned to South Korea. Lee’s next move was to the United States in 2007 while her sister was studying in Chicago, Illinois.Lee moved to Los Angeles, California where she enrolled in UCLA. She won several tournaments in the United States, including the US Open in 2007, and Killerspin Invitational in 2009. Advertisementlast_img read more

Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

first_img Peewee Girls — Maya Abraham won the gold. Masters B Women — Louise Poole of Nelson won the gold medal. Masters B Men — Jay McKim of Nelson Nordic Club was second. Midget Boys — Ronald White and Samson Berkeley finished second and third, respectively. Juvenile Boys — Ira McKimm was first and Quinn Barron second. Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points. Masters A Women — Doris Hausleitner took the gold medal.center_img Peewee Boys — Ollie Gyr finished first with Xavier Machado third and Oscar Willems fourth. Elijah Brown was sixth, Kaelum Smith eighth and Fyn Taylor ninth. Masters A Men — Travis Hauck of Nelson was first with Greg Munby third, Aric Bishop sixth, Jakob Dulisse seventh and Jon Francis eighth. Bantam Boys — Dylan Gyr won the gold with Felix Barron second and Nico Bucher 10th. Atom Girls — Khloe Walsh of Nelson was third in Atom Girls with Aleah Smith and Neve Rawson fifth and sixth, respectively. Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.Nelson’s individual results: Atom Boys — Dawson Abraham of Nelson took home top spot in Atom Boys with teammate Tuzo Sevigny third.last_img read more

All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/ALL-IRELAND+UNDER+21+HURLING+SEMI-FINAL+2016.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Scorers for Galway: B Molloy 0-10 (5fs, 165), T Monaghan 0-3, D Nevin 0-3 (1 sideline), C Whelan 0-2, E Burke 0-2, D Dolan 0-1.Scorers for Dublin: R McBride 0-3, C Boland 0-3, C Bennett 0-3 (3fs), A Jamieson-Murphy 0-2, S Treacy 0-2 (2fs), S Barrett 0-1, J Madden 0-1, F O’Riain Broin 0-1, E Conroy 0-1, C MacGabhann 0-1, E McHugh 0-1.Galway: C Tuohy; C Jennings, D O’Donoghue, D Cronin; F Burke, S Cooney, S Loftus; D Dolan, D Nevin; K McHugo, B Molloy, E Burke; T Monaghan, C Whelan, C Burke.Subs: B Concannon for McHugo (40 mins), J Mannion for C Burke (45 mins), E Brannigan for Whelan (49-51 mins), E Brannigan for Dolan (53 mins), S Linnane for Whelan (64 mins), J Grealish for Mannion (71 mins), A Morrissey for Monaghan (76 mins).Dublin: J Treacy; J Bellew, E O’Donnell, J Madden; F O’Riain Broin, C MacGabhann, S Barrett; R McBride, J Malone; C Boland, A Jamieson-Murphy, E Conroy; S Treacy, S O’Riain, C Bennett.Subs: P O’Dea for O’Riain (43 mins), C O’Neill for Bennett (46 mins), E McHugh for Conroy (55 mins), B Bolger for O Riain Broin, S O’Riain for Jamieson-Murphy (69 mins), C Bennett for McBride (72 mins).Referee: D Kirwan (Cork).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway captain Brian Molloy inspired his side to a narrow victory over Dublin at Semple Stadium in the Under 21 Semi-Final that took extra time to decide.Final score: Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19 20 August 2016; Darrahg O’Donoghue of Galway in action against Séan Ó Riain, left, and Andrew Jamieson-Murphy of Dublin during the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin v Galway at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfilecenter_img Commentary from Sean Walsh, Niall Canavan and Conor Hayes.last_img read more

Gaelic Football results

first_imgIntermediate Championship Quarter FinalsAthenry 0-10 Clareaglway 0-8Headford 0-16 Dunmore MacHales 1-10 A E TCounty Leagues:Division 1Corofin 3-12 Killannin 1-12Division 2Caltra 1-6 An Cheathru Rua 0-7Division 3Williamstown 0-9 Glenamaddy 1-6An Spideal 1-12 Oileain Árainn 1-7West GPC Championships:Junior Semi-Finals:Oranmore/Maree 3-14 Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-12Moycullen 2-14 Clonbur 1-9Oranmore/Maree and Moycullen contest the West Junior Final!Junior “A”St. Michaels 2-11 Barna 1-12North GPC Championships:Junior: Semi-FinalMountbellew/Moylough 0-11 Tuam Stars 0-9Mountbellew/Moylough and St. Gabriels contest the North Junior Final!Junior “A”Kilkerrin/Clonberne 0-9 Athenry 0-8Meelick/Eyrecourt Glinsk PostponedMinor:“A” Monivea/Abbey Oranmore/Maree“B” Glenamaddy 1-11 St. Brendan’s 1-8“C” Williamstown 2-22 Cortoon Shamrocks 1-3print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email All Galway GAA Gaelic Football Results to hand… Senior Championship Relegation Play-offKilconly 6-5 Annaghdown 0-16last_img read more

Eduard Folayang is ONE Championship Fighter of the Year

first_imgHardaway powers Hawks to long-awaited OT win over Spurs The 32-year-old Folayang topped women’s champion Angela Lee, featherweight king Marat Gafurov, bantamweight titleholder Bibano Fernandes and Ev Ting for the recognition.A fast-rising star, the 20-year-old Lee won the atomweight title after outlasting Mei Yamaguchi last May. Lee totes a perfect 6-0 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA READ: Worth the wait: Folayang cops ONE lightweight title, stops AokiThe three-time SEA Games gold medalist in Wushu went 3-0 last year, scoring unanimous decision victories over Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang before a second-round stoppage of Aoki.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngIt was a bounce back year for Folayang, who, prior to his unbeaten streak, suffered a brutal knockout loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in December 2014.READ: Written off at first, Folayang pens own story with ONE title win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity PLAY LIST 02:58Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity01:44One Championship Fire & Fury Open workout02:17Eduard Folayang hopes to leave lasting legacy01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino MMA champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang was named ONE Championship’s Fighter of the Year just a month after celebrating his first world title.Folayang won the ONE lightweight belt, stopping Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in spectacular fashion in Singapore that capped the Baguio City native’s undefeated campaign in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

Disney Comes to Hulu

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This morning, Hulu and Disneyannounced that Disney will join NBC Universal, News Corp., and Providence Equity Partners as a joint venture partner and equity holder of Hulu. Thanks to this, Hulu will now be able to feature shows from ABC’s prime-time lineup like “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Private Practice,” as well as shows from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. Hulu will also now feature a select number of programs from the Disney Channel and library titles from Disney. We heard a number of rumors about this deal in the last few days, so this announcement doesn’t come as a great surprise. Neither Hulu nor Disney disclosed the financial terms of the arrangement, but according to most reports, Disney will take a 30% stake in the joint venture. Disney will also get three seats on the Hulu board.Hulu = Online TV? Hulu was already on the brink of becoming the de facto standard for watching TV shows online, and adding Disney to its line-up only consolidates this position. Advertisers have been flocking to Hulu, and while it is getting some serious competition from TV.com, which is owned by CBS (which doesn’t have a deal with Hulu), this new deal should give it a nice boost in the next few months.It should be noted that ABC’s own online player features 720p HD versions of all its major prime-time shows, something that Hulu currently doesn’t offer, so to get the best quality, users will still have to go to ABC.com. CC-licensed image used courtesy of Flickr user Raymond Brown.center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more