People / Daniel Hegwin named new Belgium and Netherlands managing director for Kerry Logistics

first_imgThomas Blank, Kerry’s managing director of Europe, said: “Mr Hegwein is well versed in the operations and processes of air and ocean logistics. His broad international experience makes him an expert with unique market insights and enable him to consolidate the wide range of European and Asian services that Kerry Logistics offers in the Benelux region.“We thank Mr Hegwein’s predecessor, John Warmenhoven, for his commitment and long-standing dedication and wish him success for the future,” he added. Leading Asian 3PL Kerry Logistics Network has appointed Daniel Hegwein as its new managing director for Belgium and the Netherlands.From the Kerry Logistics office at Brussels Airport in Zavantem, Mr Hegwein will oversee its air and ocean freight logistics, warehousing services and fiscal representation.Mr Hegwein will also focus on streamlining the operations and sales activities throughout the Benelux region.He has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics sector, having worked for international logistics providers in Hong Kong, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan and, most recently, Belgium. By Gavin van Marle 27/05/2016last_img read more

News / With scrapping rates on the up, containership owners weigh anchors in lay-up

first_img The containership demolition market has started this year as it ended the last – with an abundance of candidates looking to take advantage of robust scrapping rates.According to the latest report from shipbroker Braemar ACM, 35 container vessels, equating to 119,500 teu, have been scrapped in 2017 already; there were just nine, 27,000 teu, by the same time last year.2016 was a record for containership demolition. Braemar estimates 658,000 teu scrapped, although previous reports have suggested that the figure was nearer to 700,000 teu.The Indian government’s decision in November to ban the use of the country’s most widely used banknotes in a crackdown on corruption could have had some impact on what is a cash-based industry, causing delays to transactions.Last year also saw the youngest containership ever to be sent to a breakers’ yard for demolition. The seven-year-old, 2009-built, 4,250 teu classic panamax India Rickmers arrived at a ship-breaking yard at Alang, India on 31 December.It was reportedly sold at $305/LDT (light displacement tonnage), but there is some evidence of a firming of rates recently, which will encourage owners of redundant container tonnage to look at the scrapping option.Indeed, Braemar reports that the 4,500 teu Al Enterprise, built in 2003, was sold last week in Davao (Philippines) for $336/LDT, with sufficient bunkers to reach the Indian subcontinent.And 2016 was a disastrous year for the charter market, especially for the panamax sector of 4,000-5,100 teu, with ship values plunging some 60% over the year as a consequence of extremely weak demand.By the end of December, hire rates for panamax ships that could find charters were down to some $4,000 a day – a figure below vessel operating levels, even before finance costs are taken into account.Notwithstanding the 52 panamax ships scrapped in 2016, according to Alphaliner, 88 more were idled as at 31 December, with 37 of these in long-term lay-up in Asia, eyeing scrapping as seemingly the only viable option.Meanwhile, Alphaliner reports, flexible charters now “reign supreme” with time periods of one-to-six months and two-to-12 months becoming the norm in many containership sectors.As a consequence, ocean carriers are phasing-out many of their long-term fixed-rate charters and returning these ships to owners, as and when newbuilds are delivered, and or picking up replacement ships at much cheaper rates on more flexible terms.While the market remains over-tonnaged, the non-operating owners of containerships are at a greater risk than carriers, which are in a more flexible position than hitherto to adjust supply to demand. © Joe Myerscough By Mike Wackett 17/01/2017last_img read more

Premium / Analysis: DSV vs AutoZone – where eagles dare

first_img Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 11/02/2020 LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Reset Your Password Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* If I had written a column today based on the attractiveness of the information in the conference call after the record annual results released by DSV Panalpina (DSV PAN) last week, I would have stopped here.Luckily, there is more meat on the bone when considering the huge buyback deployment and a nifty corporate parallel, although on a preliminary basis the key takeaways from the exchange between DSV PAN management and the analysts were:a) As management acknowledged, some reported metrics (cash ... Email* Resetlast_img read more

Here’s why Johnson & Johnson won the bidding for Actelion — and Sanofi didn’t

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Ed Silverman What is it? Jacques Brinon/AP As big-game hunting goes, Sanofi chief executive Olivier Brandicourt is 0-for-2.Two months ago, Sanofi appeared to be on the verge of acquiring Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which would have been a notable accomplishment for a couple of reasons: Johnson & Johnson had just backed out of negotiations to acquire Actelion and Sanofi had recently lost out on bidding for Medivation, a stinging defeat in a growth strategy that relies on big deals. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Here’s why Johnson & Johnson won the bidding for Actelion — and Sanofi didn’t center_img About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman Feb. 16, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED What’s included? @Pharmalot [email protected] Tags Mergers & AcquisitionspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

118 HSC students achieve top marks

first_img118 HSC students achieve top marks The PremierThe students who have obtained first place in a 2020 Higher School Certificate course will be acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said students studying the HSC this year have endured one of the most challenging years in a generation, experiencing bushfires, drought and a pandemic.“In a normal year finishing first in an HSC course is an outstanding achievement, and to do so in a year like 2020, is a credit to the dedication and talent of the students being recognised today,” Ms Berejiklian said.“Congratulations to the exceptional young people who achieved top marks this year, I am sure your teachers, family and friends are incredibly proud of you.”More than 69,000 students completed their HSC this year. Another 7500 students studied one or more HSC courses throughout the school year.Ms Mitchell said 126 awards will be announced today, with seven of the recipients topping more than one course.“This is an inspiring cohort of students and I congratulate them for rising to the occasion. The First in Course award recognises student’s intellect, perseverance and a passion for learning that will hold them in good stead for the future,” Ms Mitchell said.“Thank you to the experienced and dedicated NSW teachers who, along with family and friends have supported and encouraged these young people to achieve at the top of their class in a year like no other.”2020 HSC students who sat at least one exam will receive their results by SMS, email and online on Friday, 18 December from 6am.All Round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers will be published on the NESA website after 12pm on Friday.The prestigious First in Course celebration will be broadcast this year so schools, families and friends can join the see students recognised. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Award, Berejiklian, bushfires, drought, email, Family, future, Gladys, Government, HSC, Internet, Mitchell, New South Wales, NSW, Premier, school, students, websitelast_img read more

Progress being made on second stage of Haughton pipeline

first_imgProgress being made on second stage of Haughton pipeline Work on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline is progressing with a number of milestones achieved in recent weeks.Mayor Jenny Hill said Council had a team managing the project, which was being funded by the Queensland Government.Cr Hill said Council had also engaged a number of specialist external consultants to undertake front end engineering and design principals addressing pipe alignment, materials and pump station requirements.“Detailed capital and operational costs continue to be validated against independent cost estimates prior to making a recommendation to council,” Cr Hill said.“Private and commercial landowners have been consulted on the options for the pipe alignment and three landowner access agreement have already been agreed.“The project team has also engaged with the traditional custodians of the land along the proposed pipe alignment options and entered into a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement.“After a series of information sessions and tender briefings in Townsville and Ayr during 2020, five local construction contractors have been appointed to participate in an interactive tender process to assist with project design and costings.“Suppliers and manufacturers of long lead materials and equipment have also been engaged to participate in the tender process for pipes, pumps and fittings supplies.”Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said providing funding for water security for the city was essential.“The State Government has invested more than $400 million in stages one and two of the Haughton Pipeline because we know it will set Townsville up for the future,” he said.“I’m excited about the opportunities that are out there for Townsville’s economy moving forward and that’s what this government is focused on.”Cr Hill said stage 1 of the Haughton pipeline project had provided a tremendous boost to the local economy, with around 95 per cent of the construction work delivered by locally-based contractors.“We want to repeat that with stage 2. That’s why council will package the works into smaller parcels of work to give local businesses the opportunity to tender for it,” she said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Ayr, council, cultural heritage, Economy, Engineering, future, Government, pipeline, project, QLD, Queensland, security, Townsville, Townsville City Council, Waterlast_img read more

Waymo CEO says self-driving cars won’t be ubiquitious for decades

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Waymo celebrates its 10-year anniversary next year. Bloomberg News reported this week that Waymo plans to launch a paid autonomous vehicle service in December under a new name. The rollout will be slow. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSChryslerPacificaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › advertisement The executive also said he intends for Waymo to make a “material impact” on the trucking and logistics industry in the next couple of years. The head of Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle unit gave a cautious outlook for the nascent industry this week, saying the technology won’t be ubiquitous for decades and that driverless vehicles will always have constraints.Waymo CEO John Krafcik said self-driving cars will require driver assistance for many years to come, and that he doesn’t envision a day when the technology operates in all weather conditions and without some sort of “user interaction.”The technology is “really, really hard,” he said during a Wall Street Journal conference. Waymo took seven years to put its first driverless cars on the road, another couple of years to iterate on that design and send out a small fleet, and then another year to put 100 cars on the road in fully autonomous mode, he added. last_img read more

Airbnb to remove illegal listings under settlement agreement with Santa Monica

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilAirbnb to remove illegal listings under settlement agreement with Santa Monica Dec. 10, 2019 at 12:13 pmCity CouncilFeaturedNewsAirbnb to remove illegal listings under settlement agreement with Santa MonicaMadeleine Pauker2 years agoairbnbcity councilHomeAwayhomesharingKevin McKeownLane DilgThe City Council tightened the home-sharing ordinance after discovering that a five-bedroom home, pictured, was listed for up to 36 guests. (Airbnb) Airbnb will remove listings that violate the city of Santa Monica’s home-sharing law under a settlement it reached with the city Tuesday.The settlement requires all listings to display a city license number, which are provided to hosts who register with the city and obtain a business permit and license. Starting Jan. 20, Airbnb will only allow each host to list one home and no more than two listings per residence. Airbnb will also pay the city $2 per night for each listing in Santa Monica to support the development of affordable housing.The settlement marks the end of a three-year legal dispute between Airbnb and the city. In September 2016, Airbnb and Homeaway challenged the city’s recently adopted home-sharing ordinance, which allows residents to rent out their homes for up to a month as long as they remain on the premises. “When Santa Monica adopted its home-sharing ordinance, it struck a balance,” said City Attorney Lane Dilg. “There were concerns that vacation rentals could decrease our housing supply in the midst of a housing crisis. The City Council adopted an ordinance that allows community members to supplement their incomes by legally inviting residents into their homes.”A federal appeals court rejected the challenge to the ordinance in March and the City Council tightened the ordinance in September after it became aware that some hosts were operating de facto hostels in single-family homes. The new rules prohibit hosts from accepting more than two bookings at a time and from acting as the host for more than one listing.Dilg said the settlement will ensure those rules are enforced. “The win for us is the ability to regulate the platform’s conduct,” she said. “Going after the hosts is very inefficient when the company is still allowing them to post listings. Now, when we provide Airbnb with notice that a listing violates the ordinance, they will take down that listing for us.”She added that the court decision and the settlement give the city the ability to enforce the rules on other home-sharing platforms or negotiate similar settlements.Councilmember Kevin McKeown said the settlement will help preserve the city’s limited housing stock.“We now can better protect real permanent homes, especially our affordable rent-controlled apartments, from being used as de facto hotel rooms, displacing our neighbors,” McKeown said.The city and Airbnb entered into the settlement while the company’s appeal of the March court ruling was pending. The parties agreed to temporarily stay the appeal and negotiate the settlement.“After years of uncertainty for our host community in Santa Monica, the new settlement agreement provides our hosts the clarity they need to continue sharing their homes,” said Matt Middlebrook, Airbnb’s California head of public policy. “We are proud to support Santa Monica’s efforts to build and maintain affordable housing and look forward to continuing to work with city leaders on policies that strengthen the communities our hosts call home, just as we’ve done in jurisdictions around the world.” [email protected] :airbnbcity councilHomeAwayhomesharingKevin McKeownLane Dilgshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentOverpaid lawyersPolice arrest man in connection with violent attack on elderly womanYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Rakuten Mobile gets 5G up and running

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore9 30 SEP 2020 Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile unveiled its long-awaited 5G service, highlighting the low price of unlimited plans and a new company-branded smartphone running on both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum, though network coverage is limited to parts of six prefectures.Under its new Un-limit V plan, the operator introduced free 5G and 4G service for one year to the first 3 million subscribers who sign up. After this it costs JPY2,980 ($28.22) a month, which chairman and CEO Mickey Mikitani (pictured) claimed is 71 per cent lower than rivals’ next-generation offerings.Mikitani pointed to the high cost of existing mobile tariffs in Japan and maintaining a simple offering as the main drivers for keeping the price of 5G the same as its 4G service.He said it is making “great progress on base stations, more than we initially planned”, and would likely achieve nationwide coverage “by the middle of 2021”.It is targeting some availability in all 47 prefectures by end-March 2021 and aims to launch standalone (SA) 5G in Q2.Rakuten Mobile originally aimed to launch the 5G service in June, but pushed it back due to Covid-19 (coronavirus).UsersMikitani said applications for the free offer are gradually increasing, but provided no update from the 1 million stated in July.The company claimed daily data usage of its 4G service is twice the average of domestic rivals.CTO Tareq Amin said 5G download rates are at 870Mb/s and is confident of surpassing 1Gb/s after a forthcoming software enhancement.The Rakuten Big handset features a 6.8-inch OLED display and 64MP camera, and retails for JPY69,800. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Author Home Rakuten Mobile gets 5G up and running Previous ArticleMicron braces for Huawei hitNext ArticleIntelligence Brief: Do manufacturers really need 5G, IoT? last_img read more

Peace, Europe, Future: What does Peace in Europe mean to you? Contest

first_img Share 0 November 16, 2012 Published by iwona Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Pocket Tweet LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 25 November, 2012Open to:   nationals of an EU country, an acceding country or candidate country to the EU, 8-24 years oldPrizes:  The four winners will be invited to Oslo for the ceremony of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.On the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU), the European Council, together with the European Commission and the European Parliament, and in partnership with the European Youth Forum, launches a drawing contest and a tweet contest on the theme: “Peace, Europe, Future: what does Peace in Europe mean to you?”.EligibilityThis contest is open to children of the 8-12 years age group (Group 1), teenagers of the  13-17 years age group (Group 2) and young adults of the 18-24 age group (Group 3) who are  nationals of an EU country, an acceding country or candidate country to the EU.How to enter?“Peace, Europe, Future: What does Peace in Europe mean to you?” This is the question of the contest. Children aged 8 to 12 should express their answer in a drawing, young people aged 13 to 24 in a short text of maximum 120 characters, in any of the 23 EU official languages.Participants can take part in the contest and propose entries on the official website.The contest will be open until 25 November, midnight CET. The European Youth Forum will pre-select the 16 best entries for each age group (8-12, 13-17, and 18-24). A jury will select three of the final winners (one per age group) who will win a trip to Oslo.The 16 pre-selected entries from the categories 18-24 will also be posted on Facebook for a vote by the public. The candidate with the most votes will be invited to Oslo. This winner will also be invited to come to Strasbourg for a special event around the Nobel prize on 12 December, and so will the 9 runners-up.The names of the winners will be announced during the week of the 3rd of December. Winners will attend the official ceremony on 10 December as well as the Nobel Peace Prize concert on 11 December.Read the rules of the contest +1center_img Mitrovica Winter University → Reddit The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge 212 Photography Istanbul Peace, Europe, Future: What does Peace in Europe mean to you? Contest ← Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship in Chicago, USAlast_img read more