Clarksons Bulk Carrier Fleet Expansion to Slow Down

first_imgzoom Due to depressed dry bulk market conditions, which triggered a slump in bulk carrier contracting and in turn led to the newly slim orderbook, which hit a nine year low at the start of September, the bulk carrier fleet expansion is expected to ease in the coming years, according to Clarksons’ Shipping Intelligence Network.A dearth in ordering has seen the bulk carrier orderbook shrink fairly consistently since mid-2014.By September 2016, the bulker orderbook had shrunk to 108.4 million dwt, down 19% since the start of the year. This was equivalent to 13.8% of the fleet, down from 17.2% at the start of 2016.Overall, the bulker orderbook is at its slimmest for almost a decade, despite a ‘non-delivery’ rate of over 50% in the year to date, Clarksons said.Capesize contracting had been in fairly steady decline since the start of 2014, until 30 Valemax 400,000 dwt orders were placed in early 2016, which units currently account for 11% of the total bulker orderbook in terms of capacity. Nevertheless, by the start of September 2016 the Capesize orderbook had contracted to a three year low of 47.1 million dwt, also supported by a 10% y-o-y rise in Capesize deliveries in January-August 2016.Meanwhile, by the start of September, the Panamax orderbook shrank to a nine year low of 21.4 million dwt, driven by the consistent slide in contracting activity in the sector, including for Kamsarmax designs, in recent years.In 2015, Panamax ordering totalled 6.6 million dwt, down 49% y-o-y. This was followed by a near total collapse in reported Panamax orders in the first eight months of 2016.Similarly, newbuild contracting activity has slumped in the smaller Handymax and Handysize sectors, in recent years, before dropping to an almost standstill in January-August 2016. This saw the Handymax and Handysize orderbooks shrink to 28.4 million and 11.5 million dwt respectively by the start of September 2016, representing a 10 year low in both cases.Clarksons added that, at the start of September, only 60 million dwt, or 55% of the bulk carrier orderbook, was scheduled to be delivered after the close of the current calendar year. This compares to 67% in September 2015.“The slim orderbook is currently expected to contribute to bulker fleet growth of 2% in full year 2016 followed by around 0.8% in 2017; this compares to average annual growth of around 9% in the period 2010-15,” Clarksons said.last_img read more

Conte believes Burnley is an easier job than Chelsea

first_imgAntonio Conte is certain that Sean Dyche enjoys an easier job at Burnley, than he currently has with ChelseaThe two sides will meet later today at Turf Moor with Chelsea looking to grab the necessary three points to maintain their slim hopes of making the top four alive.But Burnley are no pushovers and have emerged as the surprise of the season with Sean Dyche’s side currently challenging Arsenal for sixth place in the Premier League standings with just two points separating the pair.While hailing the achievements that his counterpart has managed this season, Conte admitted that he feels that Dyche has a “more simple” job than he does at Chelsea.“I think he is doing an important job,” said Conte, according to Football365.“He is doing a great job this season.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“But if you start the ­season to fight to avoid the relegation zone it is more simple. It is more simple also if you have a small budget because you can count on a team that in the past reached qualification to play again in the league.“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something because only one team wins. The others must see the other team win.“It is more simple because you have to avoid the last three places at the bottom and then you can stay between 10 teams. You can play only for this target.“Then, if you have a good base and in the previous season played very well, you can count on this. You have to fight only to avoid this.“It is difficult if you have to play to win because only one team wins and if the other doesn’t win you are the first to speak about a failed season. If you don’t win the FA Cup, the league, the Carabao Cup, the season is a failure and, for this ­reason, it is more difficult to play for this target.”last_img read more

Hazard claimed that the most important thing is to win games

first_imgBelgium managed to beat Panama 3-0 in their opening game of the ongoing World Cup in Russia and Eden Hazard claimed that the most important thing in such a tournament is just to win and advance.The Belgian star knows that the expectations on the national team are high and he is aware that it is not possible to fulfil them every single time – but he believes that winning is the most important thing as most of the games are really close.The Chelsea winger spoke about the ongoing tournament as he said, according to chelseafc.com:James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“People expect a lot but we have seen during this World Cup, except for the first match involving Russia, that almost all the matches have been won with either a one or two-goal difference.”“We won 3-0 [against Panama] so that’s not bad. Everyone always expects a lot from Belgium, that we always play perfect football, that we have 80 per cent possession, that we have 50 shots at goal and score 40 times, but it doesn’t work like that.”“Sometimes you have difficult matches and you only win 1-0. The most important thing is that we win our games. We have so much talent in the squad that it’s not surprising people expect a lot.”last_img read more

Alaska State Trooper Arrested For Attempted Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

first_imgPeronto subsequently contacted the 16-year-old female via social media, and began establishing a social relationship. According to a press release from AST, investigators learned that on April 8, Trooper Peronto conducted a traffic stop of a 16-year-old female for driving without her headlights on. No citation was issued. He was arrested and remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 2nd Degree (a Class C Felony). Investigators obtained consent from the 16-year-old and her family to retrieve electronic evidence pertinent to the case. Peronto attempted to rendezvous with the female at a hotel in Anchorage, but was instead contacted by Alaska State Troopers with the assistance of the Anchorage Police Department. AST was notified that Trooper Vance Peronto, a 16-year veteran of AST, may have had inappropriate contact with a minor, and began investigating immediately. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaska State Trooper in Anchorage was arrested on Thursday, April 26, for attempted sexual abuse of a minor. He is being held without bail, pending arraignment this afternoon. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

ZTE scrambles to get at root of phone flaw

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All latin and beat to me

first_imgLet the hip-shaking zumba and the energising rhythm of the conga jazz it up for you. Thanks to a clutch of Kolkata musicians and dancers, Latin music and dance forms have made a slow but steady start in India. Pioneers in introducing the Latin jazz genre in the country in 2006, city-based Los Amigos – a quintet of international and city-based musicians – is working hard to promote the relatively unknown version of jazz.‘Though we are really loved and appreciated in the city, we are yet to find a bigger audience across the country. There is not much awareness about Latin jazz in our country,’ Pradyumna Singh Manot aka Paddy, pianist and co-founder of Los Amigos, said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Besides Paddy, Los Amigos comprises co-founder Monojit Datta (congas), Premjit Dutta (timbales), French percussionist Emmanuel Simon and Latin American musician Sergio Dinarte. The ensemble kicked off its international career with the 2011 Java Jazz festival in Indonesia and has performed in prestigious concerts such as the Congo Square Jazz Festival, Kolkata, and the Kala Ghoda festival, Mumbai.Paddy rues the fact that while listeners in the west are eager to try out new music, Indians are ‘slow to move forward’ in embracing non-traditional forms like Latin jazz – a unique juxtaposition of jazz from the US and the Latin music of South America. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘People on the other side of the world are eager to listen to different kinds of music and when they search for Latin jazz in this part of the world, our band turns up. But Indians are not aware that such a genre exists,’ Paddy said. Moreover, a paradoxical attitude prevails. Music lovers are conscious about brands, but irreverent to quality.‘In India people recognise brands. So we are looking for a management which can make us a brand name, Paddy explained. Branding has indeed played a ‘huge role’ in making danseuse Satyaki Saha and partner Sovit Biswal household names. Fans may not connect with their outfit Mambo City, but the names Satyaki and Sovit are enough to evoke laudatory responses.The Kolkata couple were the only non-celeb participants in the fifth season of the Nach Baliye popular dance programme.‘People know our names though many have not heard of Mambo City, our team of two. Salsa plays a very important role in lifestyle, socialising and fitness for Indians in general. In Kolkata too it has grown to a large extent but still continues to be a niche market,’ Satyaki said.With the internet helping them grab maximum visibility, Satyaki feels things are looking up for those wanting to be professionals.‘The good news is that there are a lot of Salsa festival organisers in India who are doing a very good job of promoting this art,’ said Satyaki.last_img read more