zoom Port investor, developer and operator Hutchison Ports has entered into an agreement with Ports of Stockholm to operate the container terminal under construction at Stockholm Norvik Port.The new container terminal will boast 450 metres of quay with a depth of 16.5 metres alongside when it opens in 2020. Future expansion will lift capacity at the port to 450,000 TEUs per annum.Located near Nynäshamn, the new port will have better access, deeper water and greater capacity than the city-centre facilities it will replace, according to Hutchison Ports.“The new facility will be the nearest container terminal to the Greater Stockholm area which generates 45% of Swedish GDP,” Clemence Cheng, Managing Director Hutchison Ports Europe, said.“As the only deep-water container facility on the East Coast of Sweden, Norvik Port will deliver both economic and environmental benefits by reducing overland transport, bringing ships and cargo closer to the country’s largest market,” Cheng added.Hutchison Ports has operated Container Terminal Frihamnen in central Stockholm since 2009. The existing terminal will be redeveloped by Ports of Stockholm for residential and amenity purposes once the new facility opens.
zoom Due to lower tanker rates the crude oil tanker operator DHT Holdings saw a drop in its net income in the second quarter of 2017.DHT Holdings’ net income for the quarter plunged to USD 4.8 million, compared to a net income of USD 35.6 million seen in the same three-month period in 2016. The difference between the two periods reflects lower freight rates partly offset by a larger fleet.The company’s shipping revenues stood at USD 86.3 million in the period, down from USD 98.7 million reported in the second quarter of 2016.Lower freight rates in the tanker industry also affected the company’s first half of 2017 earnings, as DHT Holdings’ net income fell to USD 19.2 million in the period from USD 67.1 million reporeted in the first six months of 2016.The company’s shipping revenues for the period dropped to USD 178.4 million from USD 206.3 million reported in the first half of 2016.
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) celebrates with right fielder Craig Gentry (right) and left fielder Joey Rickard after defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing for fans at Fenway Park taunting Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones with racial slurs.Kennedy also apologized Tuesday for a fan throwing peanuts at Jones during Monday night’s game. He said the organization is “sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few.”Jones, who is Black, said he was “called the N-word a handful of times” in quotes reported by USA Today Sports and The Boston Globe.“It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being,” Jones said.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, in a tweet Tuesday, also called the behavior by fans “unacceptable and shameful.”Fenway fans behavior at the #RedSox game last night was unacceptable & shameful. This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about.— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) May 2, 2017“This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about,” the tweet said.Jones, a five-time All-Star, said he has been the subject of racist heckling in Boston’s ballpark before, but this was one of the worst cases of fan abuse he has heard in his 12-year career, according to USA Today Sports.USA Today Sports reported that Red Sox officials confirmed that a fan threw a bag of peanuts at Jones and was ejected from the stadium.“It’s pathetic,” Jones said. “It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody.”The Red Sox said they are reviewing what happened at the game, but that any spectator behaving poorly forfeits the right to be in the ballpark and could be subject to further action.The Orioles’ 5-2 victory marked the latest testy game between the AL East rivals this season, including a dustup in Baltimore a week ago.In the teams’ previous meeting at Camden Yards, Boston reliever Matt Barnes sent a pitch that whizzed behind Manny Machado’s head and hit the slugger’s bat. Barnes was suspended four games and fined.Machado had rankled the Red Sox with a hard slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s left leg two days earlier. Pedroia missed a handful of games.Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy hit Mookie Betts near the left hip with a fastball Monday night, prompting loud boos.
In body camera footage released from the fatal June car accident involving Venus Williams, an officer says he doesn’t “feel comfortable” citing the tennis star after the collision.Palm Beach Gardens Officer David Dowling initially approached Williams saying she was at fault after she was T-boned by Linda Barson, who was driving through an intersection as her husband, Jerome Barson, sat in the passenger seat. However, in the clip obtained by The Palm Beach Post Thursday, July 27, he later said he’s not entirely sure.“You just got stuck in a bad situation here,” he says. “Let the insurance companies work it out. I don’t feel comfortable writing you a citation when I’m not 100 percent sure, and I’m not 100 percent sure in this case. Because you had the right of way, you lost the right of way, they had the right of way, also. It’s just one of those awkward situations.”A security video released of the collision shows Williams exiting her gated community Sunday, June 9, and being forced to stop in the intersection when another vehicle turns left in front of her, according to a police report. Williams’ attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, issued a statement to TMZ after a wrongful death suit was filed against her, saying Williams entered the intersection on a green light. Linda Barson said in a police report obtained by the website that she T-boned Williams because she had no time to stop.Linda Barson, who is in shock in the footage as she speaks to a police officer, suffered broken bones while her husband’s injuries included head trauma, leading him to be transferred to a local hospital. He was placed in the intensive care unit, according to the lawsuit, and died two weeks later.