News / Asia-Europe rates continue to frustrate shippers as alliance reshuffle looms

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 10/03/2017 Despite the high load factors on containerships sailing from Asia to North Europe, spot rates on the trade are failing to gain traction and are losing some of the increases from earlier in the year.However, fears that rates could slide back to the record lows of March and April last year appear unfounded.According to London Gateway-based forwarder Westbound Shipping Services, a two-tier rate system is emerging: prices for containers that get shipped; and “those that are designed to fish for business” and get rolled over.In a customer advisory, Westbound said carriers had maintained February rates by extending their validity until 14 March, ahead of scheduled rate increases the following day.It says: “Some freight rates are being presented to entice interest at low levels, knowing there is a freight increase to come on 15 March.”However, Westbound believes the mid-month rate increase will not be successful and rates will “simply remain the same (at true levels)”, with the suggestion of a “small reduction” towards the end of the month.Drewry agreed. It said rates from China to North Europe “continue to level off”, with average rates per 40ft showing at $1,643 yesterday on its World Container Index, compared with $1,756 the week before and $2,212 on 12 January.Meanwhile, rates from North Europe to Asia have rocketed in the past few weeks, due to capacity shortages caused by a large number of westbound sailings being cancelled during and after the Chinese new year.The situation has been compounded by the need to phase out ships from their current schedules in readiness for the launch of the new alliances next month.And according to one source, the imbalance and vessel disruptions have also caused shortages of some equipment, adding to eastbound shippers’ woes. Indeed, shippers told The Loadstar recently they have been increasingly critical of carriers over what they perceive as a “lack of customer focus and care”.One major European international shipper took to social media this week to vent his anger about the export capacity crunch. He wrote: “Not taking bookings Europe-Asia for next six weeks: hurting our business. Deliberately.”Carriers are not officially admitting to an export ‘booking stop’, but one Felixstowe-based carrier source told The Loadstar this week it had instructions to put export booking requests on a “wait list” until further notice.At the same time, freight rates have soared on the backhaul leg, and increases for April are being touted at “crazily high” levels, according to one major UK shipper.For example, in just over a week Maersk Line’s FAK (freight all kinds) rates, excluding scrap, from Rotterdam to Chinese main ports, effective 15 March, have been hiked to $1,840 per 20ft and $2,300 per 40ft, from $1,280 and $1,600 respectively.last_img read more

Marco Island first responders participate in holiday event for local families

first_imgMissing Marco Island man found safe May 26, 2021 Marco Island Police investigate string of car thefts May 11, 2021 Tour guides work to reduce trash on Dickman’s Point May 19, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – The Island County Club held the first annual Christmas First Responder Style holiday event on Saturday. Over 100 local families with children that attend Tommie Barfield Elementary, Marco Island Charter Middle School, and Marco Island Academy were at the event, according to Marco Island police. Each child was given the opportunity to select a gift such as a bike or clothing from a local business. The families will also receive a turkey, according to Marco Island police. Many personnel from the Marco Island Police Department and Fire Rescue were at the event to help foster and enhance community interaction and let families see the emergency equipment. AdvertisementThe Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Marco Island City Council were invited to provide assistance but ended up not attending since minimal participation was preferred based on social distancing consideration, according to the police department.The event was also held outdoors to follow coronavirus protocols and the families were scheduled in three groups that arrived at different hours of the event to reduce the number of people there at a time. WATCH: Plane caught on video getting very close to Marco Island beach May 19, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Holidaysmarco island RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Fort Myers woman seriously injured in Collier rollover crash

first_imgAdvertisementTags: collier countyfhprollover crash Advertisement Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Prevent flooding by clearing storm drains on your property June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers woman was seriously injured in a Collier County rollover crash early Saturday morning. Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the crash happened on US 41 and Shores Avenue. The 22-year-old woman driving the car was approaching Shores Avenue on US 41. Her car went off the road and hit a tree and a road sign, troopers said. The woman overcorrected, which caused the her car to overturn. Wounded Warriors organization accuses City of Naples of discrimination June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021last_img read more

Tribute to the Memory of Hwang Jang Yop

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tribute to the Memory of Hwang Jang Yop SHAREcenter_img [imText1] Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News By Daily NK – 2010.10.11 11:05am News Facebook Twitterlast_img

Iconic Ice Age species found in Ennerdale Water no longer on brink of extinction

first_imgIconic Ice Age species found in Ennerdale Water no longer on brink of extinction A recent survey of the Arctic Charr has found an increase in the population in Ennerdale Water in Cumbria.The Ennerdale Arctic Charr Restoration project, led by the Environment Agency with money from fishing licences and delivered in partnership with the Forestry Commission and Wild Ennerdale, was set up to boost numbers of the iconic Ice Age relic species in Ennerdale Water.The species was on the brink of extinction and the fish found in Ennerdale are thought to be the last spawning in an English river.During November, the spawning season, the Environment Agency monitors the unique English Charr as they migrate into nearby river tributaries. This year’s survey has shown that Charr numbers have increased significantly and the project is now in the monitoring phase.Peter McCollough, Fisheries Officer at the Environment Agency, said:We have been working hard to protect Arctic Charr which was a species sadly at the brink of extinction. This restoration project was set up to boost numbers and we are pleased to see this is making a real difference. This project is one of many ways in which money from fishing licence sales is used to protect and improve fisheries.While undertaking this year’s survey, the Cumbria and Lancashire Fisheries Operations teams collected 40 separate samples of Arctic Charr DNA for the University of Glasgow as part of wider research projects into UK Arctic Charr populations.This project has been part funded by money generated from fishing licence sales. All revenue generated from fishing licence sales is reinvested in maintaining, improving and developing fisheries. Work undertaken by the fisheries team includes tackling illegal fishing, protecting and restoring habitats for fish and improving facilities for anglers. /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:Commission, DNA, English, environment, extinction, Fisheries, fishing, Forestry, Government, licence, project, research, season, species, UK, UK Government, universitylast_img read more

MaxiVision Eye Hospitals group reopens free tele / video call primary eye care consultations

first_imgMaxiVision Eye Hospitals group reopens free tele / video call primary eye care consultations By EH News Bureau on May 5, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share COVID-19 pandemiceye-related ailmentslockdownMaxiVision Eye hospitals groupPrimary Eye Careteleconsultationvideo consultation Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Related Posts Add Comment This service will be available from May 7-17, 2020 for poor patients across IndiaWith requests pouring in from people across India, MaxiVision Eye hospitals group takes pride to announce the reopening of free tele / video call primary eye care consultations to poor patients. MaxiVision had earlier offered this service for two weeks from April 1-14. There are many patients who are indigent and can’t afford for online paid consultations as their earnings are zero for the last 40 days due to COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent announcement of lockdown by the Government of India. Many panic-stricken patients with eye-related complaints have been calling Maxi Vision for eye care advice regularly. Some people complain of redness in eye and allergies, while others complain of dryness, refractive and blurred vision problems, and so on. Few of them are unable to come out as they are staying in the containment / Red zone area. There are many patients who require regular checkups to safeguard their eyes and improve the vision, while few might be having eye-related ailments but unable to reach out to the doctors in the current situation. This initiative is to extend support to the government in its effort to curtail the spread of the virus by maintaining social distance for COVID-19 free India and offer services to patients staying at home. This service is available from May 7-17, 2020 for patients across India. Doctors available for consultations as per the time scheduled below.Following is the list of team of doctors from Maxivision Eye Hospital who offer telephonic / video call primary eye care consultation on cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive problems:Dr Rohini, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon, 12pm to 1pm Ph no +91 98665 89796Dr Bhanuprakash, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon, 4pm to 5pm Ph no +91 77028 69111Dr Nitin Seshachalam, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon, 3pm to 4pm Ph No +91 96764 21770Dr Anilkumar, Glaucoma & Cataract, 11am to 12pm Ph no +91 70328 21361Dr Thandav Krishna, Vitreo Retina & Diabetic Eye Care, 3pm to 5pm Ph no +91 94411 00988Dr Muralidhar Rao, Vitreo Retina & Diabetic Eye Care, 11am to 1pm Ph no +91 9848060773 Patients can contact 9390110000 for more details. News last_img read more

Montana Grown at White Raven Winery

first_imgIn a former auction house on U.S. Highway 2 in Columbia Falls, White Raven Winery co-owner Dan Murphy is making wines that most people have never heard of, with names like Marquette and Petit Pearl, out of Montana-grown grapes.While the most common grapes used in wines like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon come from temperate climates on the West Coast and Europe, there are around 30 small vineyards in the state that produce a more acidic Montana-branded wine flavor. After opening in late October, Murphy now has three Montana wines with grapes that came from Finley Point, Thompson Falls, Hamilton and Laurel.“We’re trying to make Montana wines,” Murphy said. “I want to make all of our wines and use as much Montana grapes as possible because I think that’s what’s really going to set us apart to the public.”The Montana grapes, which are in the vitis riparia category, are bred in Wisconsin and Minnesota to handle cold temperatures. Even though the grapes are meant to survive in Montana, Murphy says Columbia Falls is still a challenging climate for growing grapes because of the unpredictable late spring and early fall frosts. That’s why he also sources about 60% of his grapes from the West Coast.“We’ll source grapes from out of state,” Murphy said. “Being a major tourist ally, we want to make sure we have wines that people are comfortable with and some Montana wines that they get to try. It’ll be something new and different that they’ve never had.”Murphy will eventually produce more Montana wines and use his own grapes from his 18-acre vineyard just south of the business once the grapes are mature.While the grapes take three years to mature, Murphy says a proper vineyard needs poor soil to thrive. When grapes reach their peak, he takes the fertilizer, water and nutrients away to make them suffer.“The grape freaks out saying, ‘Oh my god, I need to make the best berries so I get the best seeds so I can procreate,’” Murphy said. “It puts all the flavor into the berries, then you give it back the water and nutrients and make it happy and it shuts down for winter. They need to suffer because it makes better wine.”Born and raised in Columbia Falls, Murphy and his wife and business partner, Rebecca, are in the process of returning home after running a wine-bottling business in California for nearly 10 years. “It’s always been the dream to come back home,” Murphy said. “But you need to bring jobs with you, so we did.”Murphy hired his childhood friend, Will Neiman, who just moved back to Columbia Falls last year. Now, he’s the winery’s self-described lab rat, doing everything from building furniture to creating the perfect wine formula.“This is a labor of love,” Neiman said. “I knew a little about wine coming in, but I’ve learned a lot about pairing wine with food and the process of taking a grape off the bush to pouring it into a glass.”Wine and food pairings will be a focal point for the business in the near future, Murphy said, with winemaker dinners and pairings in the works, and he plans to have specialty meals once a month where he’ll hire a caterer to develop a meal, like steak and smoked salmon, that pairs with specific wines.“I want people to experience the wine, and it’s totally different with food,” he said.Murphy plans to run the White Raven slightly different than other wineries, not only with Montana grapes but also with earlier hours.“The main focus is, come in do some tastings, buy a couple bottles, go home and cook a wonderful meal and share with friends,” Murphy said.White Raven Winery’s winter hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Summer hours aren’t official yet, but Murphy says the winery will likely be open seven days a week with extended hours.For more information, visit www.whiteravenwinery.com. White Raven Winery is located at 7451 U.S. Highway 2 East in Columbia [email protected] Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Concern grows over rise in consumption of alcohol at home

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook By News Highland – April 8, 2020 Previous articleCommissioner wants people in holiday homes to stay putNext articleCouncil announce restrictions of beach car parks News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Gardai in Donegal say that there is a concern that there may be a rise in the consumption of alcohol at home at this time and there is also concern about the impact this may have on the mental health of people and on their children.The Alcohol Forum has produced a resource “Don’t get locked in” to provide some key messages for people around drinking alcohol at home.This resource has been endorsed by the HSE.Gardai are urging anyone who may have concerns in relation to alcohol or those who may be worried about loved one to please check out the Alcohol Forum or the Community Action on alcohol Letterkenny on Facebook.Here you will find support and advice.You can also check out www.alcoholforum.org Concern grows over rise in consumption of alcohol at home Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Shot fired at house in Waterside area of Derry last night

first_img WhatsApp Shot fired at house in Waterside area of Derry last night By News Highland – October 21, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ An investigation has been launched after a shot was fired at a house in the Shearwater Way area of the Waterside last night.Its reported that at around 10pm, three masked men called to the property before firing a shot through the bedroom window.Detective Inspector Jack says an investigation into a shot being fired at a house in Derry last night is at an early stage but they are following a number of lines of enquiry into a motive for the attack.There are no reports of any injuries, however there were five children between the ages of three and eleven in the property at the time and they have been left traumatised by the incident having witnessed the attack.Detective Inspector Jack says they are working with partner agencies to ensure the children and the rest of the family in the home at the time, receive whatever support and assistance they need.Anyone who may have CCTV footage in Shearwater Way or the surrounding area and anyone who was driving in the area who has dash cam footage available is urged to contact detectives in Strand Road. Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCommercial rates revaluation to commence in Donegal next monthNext articleSame sex marriage & abortion set become legal in North News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

People / UPS appoints Cindy Miller president of global freight forwarding

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 07/04/2016 Cindy Miller has been promoted to president of the freight forwarding division of integrator UPS.A UPS veteran of some 28 years, Ms Miller began her career as a driver in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1988. After holding a variety of roles across the world, she was most recently president of the Europe region, during which UPS “achieved record growth and service levels”.The firm said: “Ms Miller also directed key expansions in the healthcare and retail/B2C sectors, including the rollout of UPS My Choice and the UPS Access Point network. In addition, she oversaw multiple acquisitions and the opening of new or expanded facilities across Europe.”Ms Miller said:  “The air freight industry is central to the development of trade and the global economy. With a senior management team with more than 1,200 combined years of experience, customers can rely on UPS to partner with them on their global logistics needs. “Customers can also benefit from the tracking capabilities offered by UPS Flex Global View and our world class brokerage services – tools that can help them expand with confidence into new markets globally.”last_img read more