Ranveer Singh on copying Kapil Dev’s mannerisms in 83: I have changed my body mechanics for it

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 12:21 IST Ranveer Singh will be seen as Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83Ranveer Singh is all set to play former captain Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83, which tells the story of the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup in 1983. The cricketer was known for his signature run-up, which ended with a majestic jump, followed by an outswinger.On the sidelines of India Today’s Salaam Cricket 2019 in London, Ranveer told us that it is “very tough to emulate” Kapil’s signature move. “Mushkil hai. There’s a lot of neck and back in it. His body mechanics are very unique to him. Only his body, the way it is genetically structured, can execute that action. It is very tough to emulate. But I have been at it. I have changed my own body mechanics around to be able to do it,” he said.The actor added that the cricket portions will be shot in August, so he still has time to get the move right. “Sandhu (Balvinder Singh Sandhu) sir is training us and he is saying I am progressing with the bowling. Batting ki report card, I have got a thumbs up. My technique is really good, apparently. Whoever I have shown those videos to, have said, ‘Yeh toh theek hai. You must have played,'” he revealed about his training.While Ranveer has played cricket in school, playing in Lord’s is an altogether different experience. “This is the Mecca of cricket. Lords mein aana matlab yeh hoti hai life. Aap subah utho, Lords aao aur 3-4 ghante batting, bowling aur fielding karo, legends ko milo… Overall, this entire experience has been so rewarding and joyous,” he said.advertisementRanveer said that he was drawn to the “incredible” story of 83. “The kind of underdogs that these guys were, koi believe nahi karta tha ki yeh ladke kuch karenge. And they went and achieved the ultimate glory, beating back-to-back World Cup champions! West Indies was almost invincible then,” he said, adding that the event “changed sports in India forever”.Talking about living with Kapil to prep for 83, Ranveer said, “Main unke ghar gaya Delhi mein. 10 days unke saath raha. Achche se rakha unhone mujhe, he was so warm and welcoming. It was very generous and large-hearted of him to help me in this process.””He coached me in cricket, we would play golf together, have meals together, chat endlessly. Unki videos nikaalta tha main aur phir baad mein unko dekhta tha to try to absorb a little bit of his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies,” he added.83, which also features Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu and Chirag Patil in pivotal roles, is set to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh takes his 83 team to London as India gears up for ICC World Cup 2019ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow 83 Ranveer Singh on copying Kapil Dev’s mannerisms in 83: I have changed my body mechanics for itRanveer Singh said that it was extremely difficult to copy Kapil Dev’s signature moves but he was working on it.advertisementlast_img read more

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First ride review: Avan Xero+

first_img Next Pratik Rakshit New DelhiJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 17:09 IST The Avan Xero+ comes in two variants, a single battery and a double battery version. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)HIGHLIGHTSThe styling and design is quite modern with its sharp lines giving the Xero+ an attractive look.The most notable feature is the simple instrument cluster which displays the odometre, speedometer and a battery level indicator.The Xero+ has a high positioned floorboard resulting in the handlebar hitting the knee everytime you want to turn.Using electric vehicles is a growing trend and is here to stay. Avan Motors is one of the several electric vehicle manufacturers that is helping to push this electric trend in the country with the launch of the Xero and Xero+ electric scooters earlier this year, but we have the more premium Xero+ with us. The instrument panel is simple with just odo, speedo and battery level on display. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The styling and design is quite modern with its sharp lines giving it an attractive look. Gone are the days when electric scooters were unattractive and unappealing. It has a slim and slender profile when viewed from any angle while the headlamp cluster up front is mounted on the visor unit with fox intake on the front apron makes the Xero+ look good. It sports 5-spoke 12-inch alloy wheels whereas the chrome crash guards run from the front to the rear with a 3-litre capacity luggage box mounted at the rear section for either a full-sized helmet or an additional storage space. We would’ve liked a rubber strap along the edges of the box to cut down on the rattling noise it makes whenever it goes over a bump. The tail lamp and rear indicators have been integrated into one unit and look good too. The most notable feature is the simple instrument cluster which displays the odometre, speedometer and a battery level indicator. Switch to toggle between ride modes. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The Avan Xero+ comes in two variants, a single battery and a double battery version. The one we have is the double battery version which comes powered by a detachable 48V battery located below the floorboard, keeping the centre of gravity low for the scooter. The disadvantage we see here is that the battery cradle is at its lowest point and is susceptible to scrapping on large speed bumps. The battery pack is paired to an 800 watt brushless DC motor that powers the rear wheel, however, only one battery can be used at a time which can be toggled between the switches situated in the under seat compartment. When equipped with two batteries, the Xero+ has a combined travel range of 110km, while a single battery covers up to 55-60km depending on riding style. The charge time is about 4-5 hours for a single battery and comes with an onboard charger which can charge the unit without actually removing it. However, the scooter comes with a single charger allowing one battery to be charged at any given point of time. Nevertheless, the batteries are detachable and can be charged remotely as well and is a fairly easy process but does take some effort to do so.advertisement Storage space for a full-faced helmet. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The Xero+ has a high positioned floorboard resulting in the handlebar hitting the knee every time you want to turn. However, position yourself comfortably on the seat and you are good to go. Once throttled, the scooter quickly picks up speed but getting to its top speed of 47kmph takes some time. Overtaking is out of the question and it is advisable to stick to the side of the road. The suspension setup of telescopic at the front and coil spring unit at the rear is good enough to make for a comfortable ride to the office. It soaks up the undulations and bumps on the roads quite well. Braking is handled by a disc at the front and drum at the rear but it does lack in power and bite. The three riding modes or gears as Avan Motors calls it, can be toggled by a switch on the right handlebar that ranges from an economical ride to a more performance-based result, for a young rider that is. Once throttled, the scooter quickly picks up speed but getting to its top speed of 47kmph takes some time. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)VerdictThe electric two-wheeler market is expanding at a rapid pace and Avan Motors is placed at the lower end of this spectrum with increasing sales. At a price of Rs 47,000 (ex-showroom, India) for a single battery and Rs 66,500 (ex-showroom India) for double battery unit, the Xero+ takes the fight directly to Hero Electric’s Optima e-scooter. Avan claims that the running cost is about 85 per cent cheaper than a conventional petrol-powered scooter, but the company needs to step up its game and become a popular brand. With rising fuel cost and the damage done to our environment, it may be a very good idea to go green.advertisementALSO READ | Fourth-generation Mahindra Scorpio spied testingALSO READ | Aston Martin Valhalla, DB5, V8 to feature in upcoming James Bond movieALSO READ | Next-gen Hyundai Xcent spied testing, India launch expected in 2020Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Avan Xero+Follow Avan Xero+ featuresFollow Avan Xero+ speed First ride review: Avan Xero+Avan Motors forayed in to the Indian market last year with a promise of introducing stylish, futuristic but eco-friendly electric scooters and the first one to enter is the Xero+advertisementlast_img read more

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If Rohit Sharma can do in Tests what he did in ODIs, it will be great for India: Virat Kohli

first_imgIf Rohit Sharma can do in Tests what he did in ODIs, it will be great for India: Virat KohliIndia vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma will partner Mayank Agarwal at the top of the batting order for India in the 1st Test, starting October 2 in Visakhapatnam.advertisement India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 14:38 IST Rohit sharma during practice session (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma is all set to open for 1st time in TestsRohit’s career transformed after he was promoted to open in ODIs in 2013Virat Kohli believes Rohit can emulate his ODI exploits as opener in TestsIndia captain Virat Kohli doesn’t expect Rohit Sharma to follow a certain style and wants the seasoned campaigner to use his natural instincts much like Virender Sehwag in his new role as Test opener.Virat Kohli said Rohit Sharma understands what he needs to do and said the transition from the middle-order to opening spot is more mental adjustment than anything else.Ahead of the 1st Test between India and South Africa, starting October 2, Virat Kohli confirmed Rohit Sharma would open along with Mayank Agarwal. In fact, India named the playing XI for the 1st Test on its eve after captain Kohli addressed the press conference in Visakhapatnam.”We are looking forward to Rohit playing his natural game at the top” – @imVkohli #TeamIndia #INDvSA @paytm pic.twitter.com/yCKPxhwSsuBCCI (@BCCI) October 1, 2019″In Test cricket I started at (number) six then came up to four. It was more of a mental thing. If you can convince yourself you can do it. Test cricket is about finding your game in different conditions,” Virat Kohli said on Tuesday.”We are not looking at a certain kind of display of batting from Rohit. It is about him finding his game at the top. Yes, his strength is to take the game forward. Like what Viru bhai used to do for the team for a long period.”So, it is not as if someone would have told Viru bhai to attack and get a hundred before lunch. His natural instinct took over and he could demolish attacks once he felt comfortable.advertisement”He definitely has the ability. If the wicket is challenging and then obviously you won’t see him smashing the ball, he knows what to do.”Meanwhile, Virat Kohli expects Rohit Sharma to emulate his ODI route to opening success in Tests.Rohit Sharma had played in the middle-order for 81 ODIs before the then India captain, MS Dhoni came up with the idea of promoting him to the opener’s slot. Rohit found instant success and his career changed for good after the promotion.Rohit has scored 25 hundreds, including 3 double hundreds, ever since his promotion to the opener’s slot in 2013.”For Rohit as well, clarity of role knowing that you have to play in a certain way, is very crucial for a player and for us the communication happened long ago,” Virat Kohli said.”But we could not see a situation but now there is a situation and it is an ideal time to go ahead with it because we have spoken about it. ODIs was same with him.”He was batting in the middle order and then suddenly opening conversations happened and within 6-8 months he was opening and we all know what happened after that. If he can do what he did in ODIs, it will be great for Indian cricket.”Also Read | Wriddhiman Saha to replace Rishabh Pant in Vizag Test vs South AfricaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Virat Kohli Nextlast_img read more

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Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal requests External Affairs Minister to help get visas for her and coach

first_img Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 13:21 IST Saina Nehwal Twitter PhotoAce shuttler Saina Nehwal has appealed to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, seeking his help in processing her and her trainer’s visa a week ahead of the Denmark Open.Saina wrote in a tweet tagging Jaishankar that she is yet to get her visa processed for the tournament which will be played in Odense between October 15 and October 20.”I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet. Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week,” Saina tweeted.I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet . Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week . @DrSJaishankar @MEAQuery @DenmarkinIndia #danisadenmarkopen2019Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 7, 2019I’m working on it & in touch with @NSaina. Problem has come up due to a new instruction by @DenmarkinIndia requiring personal presence of applicant at @VFSGlobal I believe that Articles 10.1 & 10.2 of #Schengen Visa Code must be read together @parupallik @callmearsh @arun_sainaSanjeev Gupta (@sanjg2k1) October 7, 2019Saina, ranked 8th in the world, had finished runner-up at the Denmark Open last year, losing to China’s Tai Tzu Ying in the final.She is set to face Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in the first round in Odense.Saina last played in the Korean Open, losing to South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun in the first round.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow Denmark OpenFollow S Jaishankar Next Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal requests External Affairs Minister to help get visas for her and coachSaina Nehwal wrote in a tweet tagging External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar that she is yet to get her visa processed for the Denmark Open which will start from October 15.advertisementlast_img read more

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These Black Friday New Balances are literally built like tanks

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Here at The Manual, we love to hear the words “limited edition” because it almost always implies premium materials and construction, and when it comes to sneakers, it usually means a special design you won’t find on a normal pair of shoes. These New Balance US574s are handmade right here in America, and you’ll only find them for sale in shops in Boston and New York. If you’re in one of those two cities and like a fresh pair of sneakers, you should make it a point to grab a pair.It gets rainy and snowy in the Northeast this time of year, so New Balance made sure you would be ready to hit the streets no matter the weather. Military green suede with weatherproofing is a nod to the durable vehicles the military uses, with a white reflective ‘N’ logo gracing the sides for an added pop.The shoes are only available in limited quantity from New Balance Boston and New Balance New York, and only as part of the Mobilize Your Winter package. This special bundle includes an awesome Titan water bottle, a special pair of Varsity socks, and a custom messenger bag, and of course the sneakers.There aren’t many pairs to go around, but if you’re in New York or Boston you should hike over to your local New Balance shop to grab one. If you get it, post a picture to Instagram with #MobilizeYourWinter and tag us @TheManual so we can see them on foot. How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentialslast_img read more

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Unearthing the World’s Best Dressed Men in We Are Dandy

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn When I am Dandy was published in 2013 (yours truly was honored to be included), most American men were scratching their head asking, ‘WTF is a Dandy?”. These days you can hardly get away from the term!For the record, a Dandy is a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance. If you really want to go deep listen to this NPR segment about Yankee Doodle Dandy.We see the term bandied about all over the menswear (and even womenswear – can we please just own this one ladies?) worlds. There are nearly 1 million #Dandy tags on Instagram and there have been museum shows from RISD in Rhode Island to the Petit Palais in Paris dedicated to them.Clearly it is a huge, glorious backlash to the ill fitting, sweatshirt culture men have stewed in for so long and we are very glad to see it alive and well (although enough with the selfies vain men!).Surely photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel “Natty” Adams struck a fine silk cord when they published their first book so it is with much pleasure that we find they have worked so hard to publish a second tome.As they explained to us, “From America to Africa to Asia, dandyism is a way of life. It is fashion in the best sense, self-esteem through style. And in every country, it takes a unique form as dandies draw on the local context and fashion culture to shape their looks. We are Dandy throws open the doors of the wardrobe and explores the dandy as a global phenomenon. With texts as witty as the subjects are stylish, the book pokes between the folds to let us know these exceptional individuals. For them, their dandy fashion is more than a trend or a phase, it is who they are, the outer expression of their inner selves.”You could really spend hours on each page, observing every waxed whisker combed into place, the perfect fold of a scarf and the tie of a tassel. What is refreshing about this book compared to the last is how far  they flew to find more Dandies. While Tokyo may be expected to stock quite a few flamboyant gents, Africa was even more fascinating. Rose and Natty jetted to Johannesburg where the group met some key players thanks to the help of Daniele Tamagni, author of Gentleman of Bacongo, and Shantrelle Patrice Lewis, who is behind the Dandy Lion project about global black dandyism.What was so fascinating was the rise of Instagram since the last book only four years ago. Now ‘influencers’ and ‘tastemakers’ were clamoring to be in the book but the authors were careful. You need to speak the speak more than just walk the walk. As Natty explained, “Dandies often describe the joy of finding rare items in unlikely places; these men were our hidden gems, practicing their dandyism for its own pleasurable sake, and — as I mentioned in the introduction to the first book — doing it even when nobody is looking.”We Are Dandy can be purchased here.Photography by Rose Callahan, from We are Dandy, Copyright Gestalten 2016last_img read more

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Overwhelming Support for National Debt Exchange

first_imgMinister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says there is almost a 100 per cent take up by bondholders in the National Debt Exchange (NDX). He said that while the Ministry has not finished tallying the numbers, indications are that “we have met the bar and the target”, in regard to the NDX prior action, as stipulated in the staff-level agreement reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Minister was addressing the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Parish Forum, held at the St. Mary High School on Thursday, February 21.                                                                                      Under the NDX, Government bond holders are being asked to exchange their existing bonds for bonds with longer maturities and at lower interest rates. The principal will not be affected. Dr. Phillips hailed the commitment and patriotism of the participants, and noted that discussions are also going well between the Finance Ministry and the unions representing public sector employees. He thanked the workers for their sacrifice and demonstrated patriotism.  Addressing the intention to use $11 billion annually, for four years, from the National Housing Trust (NHT), to assist in the economic programme, Dr. Phillips emphasized that the Government will not do anything to impair the operations of the agency. He noted that if the money did not come from the NHT, it would have had to come from somewhere else. He stated that in light of a possible legal challenge to prevent the Government’s use of the NHT’s funds, the Cabinet is prepared to take the necessary legislative action to make it happen. The Minister said the Government will not have the programme derailed, as there is too much at stake for the development of the country. Dr. Phillips also explained to the St. Mary residents, that as part of the IMF agreement the country needs to cut its debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio down to 95 per cent by 2020. He reiterated the need for the revenue enhancement measures announced, which will be effective as of April 1.last_img read more

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Education Ministry and Universities to Review Programmes

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the Government will be working with tertiary institutions to which it provides funding, to ensure that their programmes are most geared towards the evolving Jamaican economy.Speaking at a post-Sectoral Debate press briefing at Jamaica House, on Thursday, May 16, Minister Thwaites explained that he and other officials of the Ministry had met with the Heads of the University of Technology (UTech) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), to have dialogue on which programmes are of particular relevance, not just for the sector, but to the workforce.“We (said) these are the ones that we are expecting you to carry out, and for which we are able to direct the levels of funding that have been prepared. There are some issues that we in education have to ask our universities to assist with,” he stated.Citing examples of how the various disciplines can target areas that affect the overall society and economy, the Minister said the UWI has been asked to bring together the competencies to provide guidance on how to deal with the chronic underperformance of boys in the education system.Meanwhile, he emphasised that UTech has an important focused role in helping the Ministry to articulate technical and vocational education, into the school system.“The students will have much wider and much more applicable career choices (and) when they get to UTech, they will have a far better foundation, and the likelihood is that when they graduate from there, they will have a much higher level of competence to serve industry and to start their own businesses,” the Minister explained.Rev. Thwaites stressed that he is not suggesting that other programmes of study be diminished.“The Government’s support for UWI and UTech is only a part of their revenue…we are not devaluing any element of education. All we are saying is please show us how you are using the money that the taxpayer is putting in, for purposes that offer focused value added to the people of Jamaica,” the Minister said.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

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Houses for the Homeless in St. Thomas

first_imgThe St. Thomas Parish Council is to build three houses for three families at a cost of just over $400,000 this Labour Day (May 23).They will be constructed in the communities of Spring Garden and Botany Bay, and will benefit persons who are homeless, including a mother of four, who had to give up two of her children to the State, because of her inability to provide a home for them.Speaking with JIS News, Co-ordinator of the Parish Council’s Labour Day Project Committee, Custos Marcia Bennett, pointed out that this project was chosen in light of this year’s theme for Labour Day and Workers Week: ‘Lend a hand….Build our Land’.“This year the focus of our project is on helping the indigent and vulnerable. We are really pleased that we can build three units to take persons off the street,” she said.The beneficiaries were recommended by the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Poor Relief Department.“One person is a fire victim who lost his home and was living in a bus shed, while another is a mother of four, who had two of her children taken by the State as she was unable to provide proper housing for them. The third person lost her home during Hurricane Sandy last October,” she noted.The Labour Day Project Committee received $160,000 from the Ministry of Youth and Culture toward the construction of the houses. However, in an effort to ensure the success of the project, the team decided to “lend a hand” by personally contributing the balance required to build the houses.Custos Bennett said the team is mindful of the tight fiscal space within which the Government is operating and were strategic in selecting their project.The Custos said members of the community will also be lending a hand with the construction of the houses on Labour Day.Contact: Sanasha Pearsonlast_img read more

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InterManager Welcomes Hollywood’s Focus on Seafarers

first_imgzoom As the new Hollywood blockbuster Captain Phillips premiers around the globe, InterManager has welcomed the focus the movie brings to the role of the seafarer.Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in the title role, retells the story of the kidnapping by Somali pirates of the US-flagged containership Maersk Alabama.InterManager, the international trade association which represents the world’s ship and crew managers, says the movie’s worldwide appeal will raise the profile of seafaring and help broaden understanding of what a life at sea is like.Hanks has said in interviews that he had little understanding of what seafarers did until he took part in the filming of this movie.He told Maritime TV: “You see these ships all over the world and you don’t think much of them, you don’t realise how many people are on board or how difficult they are to run. It doesn’t look like a glamorous job and it’s not but it’s an important one and there’s stresses that you can’t even begin to believe or fathom.”Speaking of the world’s seafarers, he said: “They have a lot of pressure on them. It’s a very dangerous job as well as a very important one and you have to be accomplished in order to get it done. I was very impressed with how hard it is and how much is involved.”Secretary General Kuba Szymanski said: “Seafarers are a hard-working and brave group of people who risk their lives ensuring goods are transported around the world. I am heartened to hear high-profile people like Tom Hanks explaining how this movie has helped them to better understand the importance of shipping and seafaring.”InterManager, October 9, 2013last_img read more

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Scorpio Bulkers to Purchase Five Vessels for USD 157 Million

first_imgzoom  Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced yesterday that it has entered into agreements to purchase five Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels currently under construction as listed below: My location Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., LTD.82,000Q1-16 YardDWTDelivery 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., LTD.82,000Q1-16center_img Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., LTD.82,000Q3-15 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., LTD.82,000Q4-15 The total purchase price for the vessels is approximately $157 million. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., LTD.82,000Q3-15 Scorpio Bulkers, December 6, 2013last_img read more

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Great Future Plans for Luka Koper (Slovenia)

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Luka Koper’s Management Board President Gašpar Mišič hosted LI Yong, Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on 9th April 2014.Following the presentation of the port and its development plans Mr LI Yong concluded that Luka Koper is well organised and not important only for Slovenia but also a wider Central European region.“My attention was in particular attracted by the fact that you work 24/7, throughout the year which enhances your competitive advantage. After what I have seen, I feel confident that you have a bright future,” said Director General LI Yong who is of Chinese origin.In December last year Mr. Mišič visited Ningbo. During his tour, he explained the guest the importance of Chinese market to Luka Koper; all key investments in port infrastructure that are currently underway or in the company’s short-term plans are intended to increase cargo throughput between Far East and Koper.Indeed, north Adriatic provides the shortest logistics route for ships connecting Far East and Central Europe. “Our plans are very ambitious but feasible. Luka Koper doesn’t have problems but just challenges. In the next month, the depth of Basin I will reach 14 metres which will allow the arrival of large container vessels. By 2018, our Container Terminal will handle over a million containers a year. We are focused on the development and growth whilst expecting the state to invest in transport infrastructure, in particular the construction of the second railway track Divača-Koper,” was clear Management Board President Gašpar Mišič.During his visit to Luka Koper, UNIDO’s Director General LI Yong was accompanied by his close associates as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development headed by Marjan Hribar, Director General of Tourism and Internationalisation Directorate, and Blanka Jamnišek, the Ambassador of Slovenia and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the International Organisations in Vienna. Luka Koper, April 10, 2014 My locationlast_img read more

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MCTAYS Marks 40 Years in Business

first_imgzoom MCTAYS, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Holdings (HSOH) is hosting the open day on Friday, June 13, at its yard in Birkenhead on the banks of the River Mersey.Peter Breslin, Managing Director of MCTAYS, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of MCTAYS this year at a time when the shipyard is going from strength to strength.”MCTAYS recently signed an agreement to act as agent for Doosan Marine Diesel Engines in the UK, Nigeria, Gabon and Congo. It has also built the Multi-Role Vessel (MRV) Vital for Carmet Tugs, which was fitted with a Doosan marine diesel engine.The company has secured a contract with waste management company Cory Environmental to build four barges which will operate on the River Thames. The contract will underpin 60 jobs within the shipyard for 12 months and will benefit the local supply chain. MCTAYS specialises in ship repairs, the design, build and delivery of ships and workboats as well as voyage repairs.Guests will be welcomed at the 6-acre site in Merseyside which includes a fully equipped build hall and engineering workshop opening directly onto a newly upgraded slipway capable of accommodating vessels up to 2,000 tonnes.Breslin said: “MCTAYS customers include fishing fleets operating off the UK coast, as well as tugs, crew transfer vessels, passenger ferries and offshore supply and support vessels. Our Open Day will provide dignitaries with a flavour of the range and the calibre of projects we deliver and we look forward to opening our doors to the shipping fraternity in the UK.”In addition to MCTAYS, the HS Ocean Group of companies includes HSOG which is a provider of specialist services to the oil and gas, marine, power and utilities industries worldwide. The company has a network of offices in the Caribbean, Congo, Gabon, Western India, mainland Europe, Malta, South Africa, UK and USA.The Maritime and Shipping Innovation event is part of the International Festival of Business taking place in Liverpool during June and July. June 11, 2014last_img read more

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Bahri Lands Financing for VLCC Trio

first_imgzoom The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a loan facility with Alinma Bank worth 700 million riyal (USD 186.7 million).The loan will be used to finance acquisition of three Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Bahri said in a filing.As disclosed, the loan would cover 80 percent of the value of the ships and would be repaid in semi-annual installments with a six-month grace period. Under the terms of the loan, the facility would run for ten years and the final payment would consist of 30 percent of the loan amount.Bahri said that the ships in question are two second hand VLCCs, Voss Spirit & Hemesdal Spirit, built in 2010, bought in December 2015 from Alpha and Beta VLCC LLC, a subsidiary of Tanker Investment at a total purchase price of USD 155 million.The third ship, is 2011-built Hanjin Ras Tanura, acquired in February this year for USD 75 million.The trio was slated for delivery to Bahri in Q1 of 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgCOSCO Vessel Sets Sail to Make History in PanamaThe Neopanamax container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama has set sail from the Greek Port of Piraeus on its way to Panama where it will make the inaugural transit of the Expanded Panama Canal… Read More South Korea to Consider Merging HMM and Hanjin ShippingSouth Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and its compatriot Hanjin Shipping could be merged if they succeed in normalizing their management… Read More World Maritime News Staff Auditors Reveal USD 1.28 Bn Accounting Fraud at DSMEAn accounting probe launched into the financials of the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) has found an accounting fraud in the amount of some KRW 1.5 trillion… Read More DSME Workers Vote for WalkoutThe unionized workers at the financially troubled South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) are planning to launch a strike as the majority of the workers voted in favor of a walkout… Read More Interview: Clamping Down on US Port EmissionsAs the world tries to set up targets to cut emissions we look at what shipping sectors are doing. World Maritime News spoke with AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle to find out what is currently being done in the US on the matter… Read More last_img read more

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Stena Line to Deploy Bigger Ships on RotterdamHarwich Route

first_imgzoom Swedish ferry company Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships in response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich.The current RoRo ships Capucine and Severine, which operate twice daily between Europoort and Harwich, will be replaced by larger ships, the RoRo ships MV Misida and MV Misana, when their present charter contracts expire in January 2018.The new vessels will be chartered on a time-charter contract and will consequently be fully manned, the company said.“Unfortunately this will impact our onboard staff. As a company we want to avoid as many redundancies from happening as reasonably possible and we will be looking at all available options including redeployment to other vessels within Stena Line,” Annika Hult, Trade Director at Stena Line North Sea, said.Following the increase in capacity, Stena Line said it expects its overall freight volume of the route to rise by some 20 percent. The change coincides with the expected completion of a second berth in Europoort, part of an investment program in the port in an effort to develop it into a multipurpose freight transport hub.“We have seen a strong growth in the transport market to the UK over the past several years and we are currently trading at very high utilization on this route,” Hult said.“With this tonnage change and capacity increase we clearly show that we will be keep on providing a reliable service where we can meet future demands. Europoort continues to develop as a key freight hub for Stena Line and we are confident our customers will react positively to our further expansion.”last_img read more

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Update Maersk Pembroke Engine Fire Put Out

first_imgzoom The fire that broke out on Tuesday, August 22 in an auxiliary engine of Maersk Pembroke containership while en route to Montreal, Canada has been extinguished.“It (the fire) has been contained and extinguished and power has now been restored to the vessel, including power to the reefer units,” a spokesperson of Maersk Line, owner of the ship, told World Maritime News in an update.The ship’s crew reported the fire while some 125 nautical miles South West of Ireland.As reported earlier, the crew of the ship are safe and accounted for, and the incident did not cause any pollution to the environment.Activities remain to be underway on a contingency plan to make the vessel operational again simultaneously with an emergency tow plan.The Dutch-flagged 2,902 TEU container vessel is deployed on Maersk Line’s Canada Atlantic Express Service.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Euroseas Adds Boxship Sells Feeder Oldie

first_imgGreek shipowner Euroseas has reshuffled its fleet as it took delivery of a 2001-built Post-Panamax vessel and sold a 1998-built feeder.The company added the 5,600 TEU containership, M/V Akinada Bridge, which it had previously agreed to acquire.Following the delivery, the South Korea constructed ship will commence a 50-120 day charter at a gross daily rate of USD 11,250 starting from the first week of January.The sale of this vessel concludes the disposition of the vessels of Euromar LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euroseas that was previously partially owned by the company.Furthermore, Euroseas sold one of its oldies, the 2,008 TEU container feeder vessels M/V Aggeliki P, for a gross price of about USD 4.6 million. The ship, which has already been delivered to its new owners, was due for its special survey.“We are very pleased to complete the present phase of our fleet growth and renewal program which, we believe, has positioned Euroseas to take advantage of the recovering shipping markets,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.Maintenance of the present market levels “should return Euroseas to profitability while any strengthening of the charter rates should provide significant upside to our shareholders and, we hope, also reduce the significant discount to net asset value our stock trades at.”“We continue to pursue accretive growth opportunities and, as we have stated, consider mergers with other fleets either on a combined fleet basis or separately for the drybulk or container vessels of our fleet,” Pittas concluded.last_img read more

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AntiTrust Body Fines Moby and Tirrenia

first_imgzoom Italian Anti-Trust Authority has fined two Italian ferry operators, Moby Spa and Tirrenia Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione, for abusing their dominant position in Sardinia. The EUR 29 million (USD 36.1 million) fine is being imposed following an investigation which found that the two shipping companies, part of Onorato Group, had been involved in aggressive anti-competitive conduct aimed at hindering the growth of its competitors, the anti-trust body said.The investigation followed a complaint filed by Trans-Isole, Grimaldi, Grendi and Lucianu.It has been determined that Tirrenia and Moby penalized and retaliated against logistics companies that used the competitors’ services on three maritime lines linking Sardinia and continental Italy and granted competitive advantages to those who remained loyal to the duo.Thus, the Onorato Group restricted competition, hindering the entry of new competitors in the maritime transport services in question, damaging at the same time the consumers’ interests, the anti-trust authority added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Trafigura Names 1st of 35 New Tankers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Trafigura Singaporean commodity trader Trafigura today named the first of its 35 crude oil and product tankers being built in South Korea and China.The tanker, a 150,000 dwt Suezmax vessel, was christened Mt Marlin Singapore at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Jeolanam-do, in the southwest of South Korea. The second vessel from the batch, also a Suezmax, will be named Mt Marlin Siena, Trafigura revealed.The order for the 35 newbuild vessels that includes Medium Range (MR) tankers, LR2s and Suezmax tankers has been placed by an unidentified “close Asian financial partner” of Trafigura and the vessels are being leased on delivery to Trafigura with options to purchase at a later stage. As disclosed earlier, the newbuildings will be hired for a period of 10 years bringing the contract value to USD 1.5 billion.The vessels are being constructed by Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and China’s New Times Shipbuilding.The ships are being delivered from today and throughout 2019, with the majority of vessels being delivered in the first quarter of 2019. All the ships from the series will be registered in Singapore.“The super eco-efficient vessels are being built to the highest technical specifications which also meet the upcoming IMO 2020 regulations,” said Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Global Head of Wet Freight Shipping for Trafigura. “We’re looking forward to employing the vessels within our trading division.”last_img read more

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