Alphaliner HMMs Vessel Capacity Shrinks by 24 Pct in 2017

first_imgzoom South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has seen its capacity decrease by 23.9 percent amid a rise in total vessel capacity operated by the top 15 carriers in 2017.The carrier’s vessel capacity fell from 456,000 TEU in 2017 to 347,000 TEU at the beginning of 2018, according to Alphaliner.The reduction was mainly due to the withdrawal of numerous HMM ships from the Asia – Europe and Asia – East Coast of North America routes. The ships were chartered out to Maersk and MSC under a strategic cooperation agreement, known as 2M+HMM, that took effect on April 1, 2017.Over the course of 2017, the top 15 carriers’ combined share of the global container ship capacity increased from 78.6 percent to 85.1 percent, as their grip of the global container trades continued to strengthen.The total vessel capacity operated by the top 15 container carriers grew by 12.6 percent in 2017, rising from 16.27 million TEU to 18.32 million TEU on January 1, 2018, data from Alphaliner shows. This figure includes capacity operated by companies that were acquired during the period.Over the same period, the global liner capacity increased by 3.9 percent from 20.69 million TEU to 21.51 million TEU. However, not all of the carriers recorded gains, as two carriers posted reductions in their operated capacity.The main gainer last year was the Maersk Group, whose operated capacity grew by 26.8 percent to reach 1.8 million TEU on January 1, 2018, up from 1.62 million TEU twelve months earlier.In case of Maersk, the recent takeover of the German carrier Hamburg Süd contributed to the increase, however, even without the purchase Maersk would still have grown by some 10%.last_img read more

MOVIECOIN PARTNERS WITH TVTWO TO OPTIMIZE FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT ADVERTISING

first_img Twitter Advertisement VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 23, 2018 — MovieCoin, a leading next-generation financial technology company that is leveraging blockchain technology and cryptographic tokens to revolutionize entertainment industry financing and transactions, today announced that it has entered a partnership with TV-TWO, a blockchain-based content discovery channel that is adapting the Ethereum blockchain for tokenized video entertainment consumption.As part of the agreement, films that are financed via MovieCoin and its Smart Fund will be considered for advertisement on TV-TWO’s platform. By automating the resource-intensive manual process of distributing content to highly-targeted audiences for maximum return on investment, MovieCoin and TV-TWO are making marketing cycle control more efficient and effective for all film financing stakeholders. TV-TWO recently partnered with 20th Century Fox of Germanyahead of the latter’s release of Deadpool 2, playing trailers and behind-the-scenes clips as commercials for TV-TWO users in order to boost movie ticket sales and digital downloads.“The addition of TV-TWO to MovieCoin’s extended ecosystem reinforces our goal to bring improved time and cost efficiencies to entertainment industry stakeholders who drive the production and distribution of motion pictures and other media,” said Christopher Woodrow, MovieCoin Chairman and CEO. “By working together, we will not only refine legacy marketing, personalize audience engagement and help entertainment investors recoup more capital from their investments, we will also improve the liquidity of entertainment assets at fair-value.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Steelers Emmanuel Sanders Fined 50K For Faking Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was fined $50,000 by the NFL for faking an injury during a game in Cincinnati on Oct. 21.Sanders initially played coy in public comments about the incident, but in recent weeks has said the matter was being handled internally.Also fined on Friday by the league were Panthers safety Haruki Nakamura and Packers tight end Ryan Taylor, $21,000 each; Titans safety Michael Griffin, $20,000; Raiders cornerback Tyvon Branch, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, and Cardinals linebacker Quentin Groves, $15,750 each; Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe, $10,000; Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn, and Steelers safety Will Allen, $7,875 apiece.During the Steelers-Bengals game, NBC announcers openly discussed their belief Sanders apparently was deliberately feigning an injury for the purpose of saving a timeout.Anderson said it found no evidence the Steelers, on an organization-wide basis, were instructing or condoning the faking of injuries for competitive purposes.“If I believed that to be the case, the discipline would be substantially more,” Anderson said. “Instead, it reflects the commissioner’s strong view that it is the responsibility of the club to insure that its players are familiar with and in compliance with the league’s competitive rules.”In an open letter to Sanders and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, Anderson cited video evidence to the contrary of Sanders’ contention that he was in severe pain while lying on the ground, before or after the play.Sanders sat out one play — a team trainer attended to him — and then returned to the game for the next play, a Pittsburgh punt. Anderson noted that Sanders outran his teammates and downed the ball.“The video of the play shows Sanders running swiftly and effortlessly toward the punted ball, and then leaving the field with no sign of discomfort,” Anderson wrote. “Sanders also played the rest of the game without difficulty.”The NFL sent out a memo to team general managers and coaches in September that said, “The Competition Committee deprecates feigning injuries.” The league reiterated it had the power to fine players, coaches or teams or even take away draft picks.This is the first punishment the league has handed out for faking an injury.When asked two days before his meeting with the league if he thought the NFL had a problem with faking, Sanders said “Not that I know of.” read more

GROWING MEDICAL GANJA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – Does the TCI want to enter the Agri-business industry with this controversial crop.  Speaker, Felicia Persuad, an award winning journalist says it’s a multi billion dollar industry.Persuad said this product, like the coconut is hijacked by the rest of the world, when it’s roots are in the Caribbean.  Said TCIG should also move in ‘timeliness’ when serving the country and must promote investment advantages as we do Tourism; same vigor. Related Items:Medical Ganja, TCI and medical ganja?last_img read more

Health Alert Hand Foot Mouth and Lice cases recorded among children

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 10, 2016 – Some health warnings now for children in particular as there are cases of lice and hand food and mouth disease confirmed by the Ministry of Health in the TCI.   An outbreak of lice at at least two Provo schools has prompted notice and when it comes to HFMD, there are cases in Provo mainly, Grand Turk and North Caicos also.Surveillance and education are among the ways the ministry says it is coping with the children’s illnesses.  In the case of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is spread by youngsters under 5 and passes on through coughing or sneezing, also from saliva, fluid from blisters and infected stool.Child care institutions have to be most careful as this is where HFMD spreads most.  Symptoms are rashes, fever, headache, runny nose and sore throat.  Tylenol or Panadol can be used in medical treatment says the Ministry and care givers and parents must increase in fluids to avoid dehydration.  When it comes to lice; wash wash and more washing.  In both cases you should keep children at home until they are better. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Street signs to be installed in three Jamaican parishes  in January 2018

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 13, 2017 – Montego Bay – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will commence a street-signage programme in three parishes in January 2018, which will herald the start of a nationwide beautification and community development initiative.“We will be rolling out the project in Manchester, Westmoreland and St. Thomas, and then get the necessary funds to take the street signs right across the country,” the Minister said, as he addressed a property tax town hall meeting on November 8 in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.He said this programme will address concerns that many communities across the island are hard to identify, as there are no signs.“Some of the work of the municipal corporations, when it comes to beautification, includes identifying communities.   There are many communities in Westmoreland (that) when you drive in them, you don’t even know the name of the roads because the street signs don’t exist,” the Minister noted.The Minister said the signage programme was conceptualised based on data gathered by the 2,700 youngsters across the island who were employed by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development last summer to undertake audits of street lights and street signs.Mr. McKenzie appealed to citizens to pay their property taxes, as this is the only way the local authorities will be able to provide them with the basic services, amenities and infrastructure for modern-day living.   He reminded the audience that taxes are collected in all countries of the world, and Jamaica is no different.He said that while the Government has a responsibility to serve the nation, the citizens themselves “have to become partners with us in this mission”, adding that in excess of $16 billion is owed in arrears for property taxes island-wide.He congratulated landowners in Westmoreland, who have demonstrated an “encouraging level of compliance” over the last three years by making concerted efforts to pay the requisite taxes.   He said of the $607 million that was set as the Westmoreland target for the 2017/2018 financial year, more than $291 million has already been paid.“I find it difficult when people say they are not getting any benefit out of the taxes.   While there may be weaknesses in some of what we do, there has been significant improvement in service delivery in this country.   We are working hard to make a difference, but we can only do that if you buy into the reality that taxes are necessary in order for you to live in a decent and a clean country,” he said.last_img read more