Sai Maritime say operators face delays at majority of Indian ports

first_imgSai Maritime reports that the ports with no waiting time at present are Krishnapatnam, New Mangalore and Cochin.A number of reasons for the delays at the remaining ports are being put forward by port managers. At Nhava Sheva, the reduction of the quayside to 285 m caused by the relocation of two Rail Mounted Quayside Cranes (RMQC) from the main berths at the port has caused the slowdown. Ships with low drafts can berth earlier.Chennai’s waiting time is around two days but fluctuates and can increase or decrease depending on weather conditions and arrivals while Mumbai Port is also slightly congested due to heavy rains but is improving now.The port of Mundra was highly congested last week’s but is expected to improve in the near future. Operations have commenced at berth 9 and are anticipated to start at berth 10 by next month.The remaining ports split into moderate and heavy delays. The ports of Kakinada, Gangavaram, Tuticorin and Goa are expected to see delays of under four days. At the remaining five ports, serious delays are being reported.Haldia is experiencing delays of around a week, while waiting time for imports is about 15 days and about 10/12 days for export loadings at Kandla. Delays of two weeks are being experience at Vizag while operators are finding delays of almost three weeks at Paradip. In the next edition of HLPFI, we look at port and terminal operations. If you are interested in provided editorial material for this feature, contact [email protected] For advertising opportunities, [email protected]last_img read more

Amherst and Lakewood will face off tomorrow to begin SWC play

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 LAKEWOOD, OHIO– Tomorrow night, the Amherst Comets and Lakewood Rangers will face off in the first conference game for both teams.Lakewood will look to get their first win of the year, after falling to the Medina Bees last Friday, 30-14. Lakewood struggled early and often and was shutout for the first three quarters.The Comets will look to roll to their second straight win. Last week, Amherst defeated Clearview 41-6, thanks to a high-octane offensive run game led by junior running back Khennedy Scagliozzo.Scagliozzo finished the game with 183 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries.“Once we were able to establish some things up front with our offensive line, we were able to see what Khennedy is capable of, and he’s a special football player,” Amherst head coach Mike Passerrello told NEOSI after last Friday’s game.Expect a lot more running from Amherst this week, and Scagliozzo specifically. In order to stifle the Comets, Lakeview will need to rely on their defense wearing down Amherst’s offensive line if they want to walk away with the “W”.The Southwestern Conference is always a tough one, so be sure to check back with NEOSI for scores from around the league on Friday. Related TopicsAmherst CometsAmherst Steele CometsLakewood FootballLakewood High SchoolLakewood Rangerscenter_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Penske to his NASCAR team: Avoid tire controversy

first_imgTeam owner Roger Penske watches his cars during practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The race takes place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Team owner Roger Penske watches his cars during practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The race takes place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.The team owner is aware of rampant industry speculation that some crews are drilling tiny holes in tires to allow air to escape during a race, a process known as “bleeding tires.” NASCAR has confiscated tires the last two weeks, including those of Team Penske driver Joey Logano following the race at Phoenix.Logano and Kevin Harvick’s tires both cleared a second inspection. NASCAR took tires from four other drivers after last week’s race at California, but results of an independent inspection haven’t been released.“It’s my understanding that there could be ways to have the tires lose pressure over a stint,” Penske said Saturday at the IndyCar Series event at St. Petersburg.“Obviously with softer tires, you are going to have better grip and better performance. I’ve told our guys ‘Hey, let’s stay out of this.’ I can tell you this: we are not making any adjustments to our tires for that type of activity.”NASCAR: Logano wins pole at MartinsvillePenske didn’t know what NASCAR was looking for when it took Logano’s tires after the March 15 race at Phoenix. He also doesn’t know if anyone in the Sprint Cup Series garage is actually bleeding tires.“I can’t ever point my finger at anyone else. At the end of the day, guys go fast for different reasons, and someone has an idea that that’s going on,” Penske said. “I’ve seen no evidence at this point, at least it hasn’t been show to me, to say ‘this is happening.’“The only finger I’m pointing is at my own guys to make sure we’re not involved in anything like that.”NASCAR on Friday reminded crew chiefs that deliberately altering tires will receive a harsh penalty.NASCAR has called the inspection of tires the last two weeks a “routine audit,” but the tires taken from Harvick, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard last Sunday were sent to an independent facility for testing after they were first examined at NASCAR’s R&D Center in North Carolina. That third party test has not been revealed.According to the NASCAR rule book, a tire violation would likely be subject to a P5 penalty that warrants the loss of 50 points, a fine between $75,000 and $125,000, and a six-race suspension.Many competitors argued manipulating tires should be subject to one of the stiffest penalties in NASCAR history, and Penske didn’t disagree that it’s unwritten code not to mess with tires.“That’s one of the conditions, you talk about fuel, you talk about engine (being) oversized, you talk about fooling around with the tires — I would assume that’s pretty much they kick you out (of NASCAR),” Penske said. “We all want to be competitive and we are all working on the edge all the time, but I think there are a few areas which are definitely over the line.”last_img read more