September 28

Top Six Largest Boxships

first_imgMOL Triumph, also a 2017-built ultra large containership has taken the number three position. With length of 400m, breadth 58.8m, and depth of 32.8m, the newbuilding is the first of four 20,150 teu containerships ordered by MOL in February 2015 from SHI. The sea giant is already halfway through its maiden voyage to Europe within THE Alliance’s FE2 service as it is currently in Hamburg. And last, but not least, is the behemoth 19,100 teu CSCL Globe. The megaship, also built by a South Korean shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), measures 400 m in length, 58.6 m in width and 30.5 m in depth. The vessel is as large as four soccer fields, and is deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop. The ship belongs to a batch of five same-sized ships owned by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).According to Alphaliner, a total of 54 units of 18,300-21,400 teu ships of 23 rows breadth and 24 bays length has been delivered to date, with a further 51 units due for delivery over the next two years.All the ships of above 18,000 teu share similar dimensions, each with a breadth of 58.60-59.00 m allowing to stow 23 rows of containers on deck and 21 rows in holds.  They also have a similar length of 395-400 m, that fits 24 bays of 40’ containers.However, each series can stow either 11 or 12 standard containers under deck (depending on hull depth), as well as a similar number of tiers on deck, with differing lashing bridge designs. Each also has different bay distributions due to the different placement of the deckhouse and engine room and funnel, Alphaliner added. The world’s fifth largest containership is the 2015-built MSC Oscar boasting 19,224 teus and 19,362 dwts. Built by DSME, the vessel’s size is the equivalent of four soccer fields, featuring 395.4 m in length. MSC Oscar is the first of the series of six ultra large container ships (ULCS) of Olympic Series. The boxship is 59m wide with a draft of 16m. Initially specified at 18,000 teus, the ship was expanded during the building phase to add an extra tier above decks. Starting with the latest addition to the global fleet of super-sized containerships, the recently-christened 21,413 teu OOCL Hong Kong has taken the title of the largest ship in the world based on its advertised nominal container intake.However, the sea giant features 191,317 in dwt capacity, considerably lower from some of its following counterparts. The behemoth was built by South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Boasting a length of 399.9 m and a width of 58.8 m, the boxship will serve the Asia-Europe trade lane as part of the LL1 service. Five more of its sister ships are being built for the company at SHI and they are scheduled for delivery later in 2017. The 20,568 teu Madrid Maersk has secured the second place on the list based on the teu capacity, however it still holds the crown when it comes to dwt as it features 210,009 dwt capacity. Built by SHI’s compatriot Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), the colossal boxship has a length of 399 m and a width of 58.6 m. Madrid Maersk belongs to the 2nd generation of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class of vessels and is the first of 11 ships ordered from DSME back in 2015. The latter part of our list continues with the 2015-built 19,870 teu Barzan, the container shipping industry’s first LNG-ready ultra-large container vessel, and the largest boxship in United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) fleet. Barzan has an overall length of 400 m, breadth of 58.68 m, depth of 30.6 m and a draught of 16 m. The Barzan is deployed on UASC’s AEC1 service between Asia and North Europe and is the first of a series of six 18,000+size teu ULCVs acquired by UASC for the Asia – Europe trade. World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: OOCL, Shipspotting: TARBATNESS; MOL; MSC; CSCL,last_img read more

September 17

Trial dates set for Operation Varsity Blues

first_img“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, will stand trial in October for their role in the Operation Varsity Blues admissions scandal, a judge ruled in federal court Thursday. Jury selection for the trial will begin Sept. 28, and the court proceedings will commence Oct. 5, Judge Nathaniel Gorton said in court Thursday. The defendants will be composed of all parents named in the case who paid for their children’s admission to the University, and the trial will last up to four weeks, Gorton said. Seven other parents named in the case will stand trial beginning Jan. 11, 2021. The hearing follows a motion Loughlin and Giannulli filed in court Wednesday requesting a postponement of the setting of their trial date after the federal government released additional evidence in the case to the couple’s defense. They also filed a document requesting specific groupings of parents named in the admissions case for trial based on the parents’ area of involvement in the scheme, with Loughlin, Giannulli, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane and Todd Blake and John Wilson — all of whom paid Singer to arrange their children’s fraudulent admission to USC as athletic recruits — in the first grouping. Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 between October 2016 and February 2018 for senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel to falsely designate their two daughters as crew recruits to secure admission to USC. They claim they believed the payments were legitimate donations, according to court documents.  Among the evidence the government released Wednesday was a note from scheme organizer William “Rick” Singer’s iPhone that he wrote following a phone call with FBI investigators. In the note, Singer stated that he deliberately tricked parents, including Loughlin and Giannulli, into believing the money they paid would be donated to University programs and that investigators asked him to testify that the parents knew their payments would be used as bribes. Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They are among 19 parents in the admissions case with ties to USC, nine of whom have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial this fall. “They continue to ask me to tell a fib and not restate what I told my clients as to where there money was going — to the program not the coach and that it was a donation and they want it to be a payment,” the note read.  The defense argued that the delay in the release of evidence cast doubt on the government’s motives in the case and stated that it violated the Brady law, which requires the prosecution to disclose evidence relevant to the defendant’s argument within 30 days of indictment. The Operation Varsity Blues charges were filed March 5, 2019. “This belated discovery … is devastating to the Government’s case and demonstrates that the Government has been improperly withholding core exculpatory information, employing a ‘win at all costs’ effort rather than following their obligation to do justice,” the defense stated in a motion filed Wednesday. The prosecution released the iPhone note Wednesday with a statement that it would disclose the remaining notes shortly.last_img read more

December 22

BLOWING SANDS CAUSING HAVOC AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTRE

first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig with Frances Boyle, manager of the centre.A local county councillor has hit out at the delay in addressing erosion affecting a local community centre.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said that it is a disgrace that it has taken so long to deal with the issue of erosion that is affecting the Maghery community and especially its community centre.Sand coming from the local sand dunes is blowing across towards the community centre.“I called out today again to Maghery to speak to some people within the community and to see how I can best support a resolution to this.“I have been in contact with the Donegal county council again today and have been informed that there is a number of meetings scheduled between roads section, environment and also the Maghey community.“As well as this I have been told that Coleraine University will conduct a study of the situation on Maghery Strand in conjunction with the community. I always believe that it is best to involve all parties affected to find the best solution.“In my capacity as local representative I will continue to support and work alongside the People of Maghery.” BLOWING SANDS CAUSING HAVOC AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more