Patimban port slated to begin operation in September

first_img“The bridge will connect the autoterminal and the port in the middle of the sea. It will be 1 kilometer long and as the operation of the autoterminal is scheduled for September, the connecting bridge must be completed long before, hopefully in April or June,” Agus told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday. On Thursday, the ministry signed the third package of the contract for development of the port, which will be the base for the construction of the connecting bridge, with a contract value of Rp 524.1 billion (US$38.2 million). State-owned construction companies Wijaya Karya and PP will build the bridge. Patimban seaport is one of the government’s national strategic projects, funded by an official development assistance (ODA) loan from the Japanese government amounting Rp 14.2 trillion for the first development phase.Key details of the Patimban Port project (JP/File) Phase I of the development includes construction of the terminal, the breakwater, seawall, revetment, backup area, road access and connecting bridge.  The ministry reported that the vehicle and container terminals were 58 percent complete as of Jan. 26. The breakwater, seawall and revetment were 25 percent complete as of Feb. 11. In the first development phase, Patimban port is planned to serve 3.75 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and accommodate 600,000 complete built-up (CBU) vehicles. Meanwhile, in the second phase, Patimban’s capacity will increase to 5.5 million TEUs and it is expected to reach its final capacity of 7.5 million TEUs in phase 3.Patimban port is expected to be Indonesia’s primary export port. It is also expected to solve the overcapacity of Tanjung Priok Port and traffic congestion in Jakarta from the transport of cargo.Topics : Patimban port in Subang West Java, a strategic project expected to ease logistics in the busy industrial neighborhood, has been scheduled for partial operation in September, according to the Transportation Ministry.The ministry’s sea transportation director general, R. Agus H. Purnomo, said the autoterminal would be the first part of the port to be operational, opening in September. The port is located about 70 kilometers from the Karawang industrial estate in West Java, where many Japanese companies have built factories.The operation of the autoterminal is awaiting the completion of a connecting bridge that will be the main access that links the terminal with the backup area.last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta pinpoints the biggest improvement Bukayo Saka has made since he rejoined Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal star Bukayo Saka made his senior England debut in the midweek win over Wales (Picture: YouTube)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hailed the rapid progression of the club’s latest senior England international Bukayo Saka.The teenager committed his long-term future to the Gunners back in the summer after cementing his place as a regular first team player under Unai Emery’s successor.Saka’s versatility has rendered him a major asset to Arteta and his early season performances were rewarded with a first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior Three Lions squad last week.The 19-year-old subsequently made his debut in the 3-0 win over Wales in midweek and Arteta is confident the talented winger will not have been daunted at the prospect of playing alongside so many illustrious names.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIndeed, the Arsenal manager has noted a significant change in Saka’s maturity and personality over the course of the last couple of months and believes he is now fully at ease with his ever increasing status. Mikel Arteta pinpoints the biggest improvement Bukayo Saka has made since he rejoined Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 10 Oct 2020 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.8kShares Comment Bukayo Saka scored his first ever goal at the Emirates Stadium in last week’s win over Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)He told Arsenal’s official website: ‘Absolutely [it’s been crazy] and this is down to all the good work that is being done at Hale End with him, with all the coaches, all the education that he’s been through here and then the type of character and player that he is.‘The way he’s maturing, the way he’s assimilating everything that’s happened to him in the last few months is remarkable. ‘Physically he has evolved. He looks a little bit older. But then how he’s able to read the game, the situation that happens to him, how he resolves the situation, how long it takes to make those decisions.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘His communication has improved a lot towards his team-mates as well because he feels more part of the team, he’s integrated, he feels important in the team I think. ‘Then what he’s able to do with the ball in the final third when things get a little bit difficult, and how he approaches those moments is probably the biggest part of his game.“What I like about him is that he’s very versatile, he’s really intelligent and that he adapts and has a lot of courage to play the game.‘It doesn’t matter which position he plays, he acts exactly the same way. He’s so willing to learn and ask the right questions that he can set his own limits.’MORE: Paul Merson claims Manchester United should have signed Arsenal’s Thomas ParteyMORE: ‘It’s a very good PR stunt’ – Ray Parlour aims dig at Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil over Gunnersaurus pay gestureFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Varma warns exchange rate risk returning to euro

first_imgFinnish pensions insurance company Varma reported a 4.3% return on investments in the first half, down from 5.0% a year before, and warned that hidden exchange rate risk had returned to the euro following the crisis over Greece’s debt repayments.In its interim report, Varma said its investment return was €1.7bn in absolute terms from January to June this year, down from €1.9bn in the same period last year.Risto Murto, Varma’s chief executive, said: “A major change took place in principle in Finland this summer in relation to the shared currency area of the euro.”He said the exit of a single country — in this case Greece — from the euro was now considered a possibility.  “From an investor’s point of view, a hidden exchange rate risk has returned within the euro,” he said.“In Finland’s case, this risk is still very minute, but it’s not nil,” he warned.Varma said the equity and fixed income markets had been unsettled during the second quarter of the year, with the investment market plagued by three threats — rising interest rates, Greece and China.These had added to difficulties in the already-challenged investment markets, said Varma’s CIO Reima Rytsölä.Varma’s pension assets grew to €41.9bn at the end of June from €39.7bn, according to the report.Written premiums rose to €2.26bn in the period from €2.19bn in the same period a year earlier.Solvency capital increased to 35.3% of technical provisions at the end of June from 34.9% 12 months earlier.Within asset classes, equities generated the highest returns, at 8.3%, compared to 7.2% a year earlier, and fixed income investments produced 0.3%, after 3.4% in the first half of 2014.Property yielded 3.4%, up slightly from 3.2% in the comparable period, with other investments — including hedge funds — generating 4.0% compared with 5.2% in the same period last year.last_img read more

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Agreement Signed for Development of Fujairah Port

first_imgAbu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah have signed a 35 year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate the Fujairah facility, reports the Emirates News Agency.The agreement was signed Monday, June 19, by Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports and Captain Mousa Murad, General Manager of Port of Fujairah.As part of the agreement, the two parties have announced the establishment of “Fujairah Terminals”, a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports.Through the establishment of “Fujairah Terminals”, the agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure in addition to managing all Container, General Cargo, RoRo and Cruise Ships in the port. It further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business.The agreement also includes deepening of berths to enable the port, which already serves clients and companies in the entire Gulf Region, Indian Ocean and Indian Subcontinent, to cater to larger vessels. Development includes deepening of berths to -16.5 meters to allow bigger vessels to come to the Port of Fujairah, building an approximate 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1km quay to accommodate the expected growth in the number of ships arriving to the port, increasing shipping operations in the process.Abu Dhabi Ports will also work on equipping Fujairah Ports with new and advanced equipment such as STS post panama quay cranes, RTG’s as well as new IT systems, bringing efficiency to operations and better equipping it to meet the needs of global shipping companies and service operators in line with the highest international standards.The development of berths and yards is set to begin in 2018. The port will remain operational during this time to service existing and new clients. Additional capacity and new quay cranes will begin operations in 2021, including the post panama quay cranes.last_img read more

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Robertson Group Lands New Burbo Bank O&M Base Contract

first_imgDONG Energy has awarded Robertson Facilities Management a one-year contract for hard and soft facilities management services at the new O&M base in King’s Wharf, Birkenhead, which will serve both Burbo Bank and Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farms.This contract follows DONG Energy’s deal with Robertson North West, also part of the UK-based Robertson Group, who built the O&M base where Robertson Facilities Management will be carrying out their work.Robertson Facilities Management will be in charge of planned and reactive maintenance, property and building maintenance, minor works and project management, window cleaning and a number of other specialist services.Lee Rollason, Head of Burbo Bank Operations said: “We are extremely pleased with the work Robertson has delivered so far; having the new facility has had a really positive impact on our work and day-today activities. I am therefore happy to see we can continue to build on our relationship through facilities management and look forward to welcoming the team here.”The operation base, which was completed in August, will be used for the storage of materials and equipment required for the ongoing maintenance of the wind farms, as well as office facilities and parking for staff.Both offshore wind farms are fully operational. The 90MW Burbo Bank is up and running since 2007, while the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension was officially open in April 2017.last_img read more

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Keep Easter Sunday as family day, MPs told

first_imgRadio NZ 3 March 2016MPs considering whether shops should be open on Easter Sunday have been told it should be kept as a day for family.Councils, industry organistion Hospitality New Zealand and family groups appeared before MPs today to give their views on whether councils should be able to decide if shops can open on Easter Sunday.Family First New Zealand’s national director Bob McCoskrie told MPs Easter was an important time for families.Mr McCoskrie said employers would put pressure on staff to work, despite the bill containing provisions that would allow any staff who did not want to work on Easter Sunday to refuse to do so.The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill allows local councils to determine whether shops can trade on Easter Sunday. It passed its first reading in Parliament in November last year.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/297995/keep-easter-sunday-as-family-day,-mps-toldREAD Family First Submissionlast_img read more

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Klopp set to play 4-3-3 lineup

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Great Wall Of China: The Hidden StoryWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The first of those games comes tonight against Chris Wilder’s Blades, who visit Anfield nine points clear of the relegation zone up in eighth. They are without a win in their last two games, nevertheless, after drawing at home to Watford on Boxing Day and losing 2-0 away at Manchester City on Sunday. Klopp’s men, on the other hand, have claimed victory in each of their last 10 Premier League outings and will be hoping to keep their near-flawless record intact this evening. The Liverpool boss will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri, while Rhian Brewster is a doubt. In goal, Alisson will be aiming to keep his fifth consecutive clean sheet. The Brazilian shot-stopper is likely to sit behind a back four consisting of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson. Liverpool take on Sheffield United in the Premier League this evening – and Jurgen Klopp is expected to make three changes to his starting lineup. Following their Club World Cup exploits earlier this month, the Reds still have two games-in-hand to play in the league, meaning they could eventually move an astonishing 16 points clear at the top of the table. Klopp resisted changing his side in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves, so expect him to shuffle his pack slightly this evening. James Milner and Naby Keita should come in to form a midfield three with Jordan Henderson, sitting either side of the Reds captain. Loading… Read Also: Klopp seeks Liverpool improvement against Sheffield United There could also be a start for Divock Origi over on the left flank, with Mohamed Salah positioned on the right. And Roberto Firmino is expected to be leading the Liverpool line tonight. The Merseyside outfit have enjoyed the joint-best first half of a season in Premier League history, only slipping up so far in a 1-1 draw away at arch-rivals Manchester United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool expected 4-3-3 lineup vs Sheffield United – Jurgen Klopp to make three changes https://t.co/ksOkzpvalP pic.twitter.com/nlccASBx3a— SuFCNews2019 (@news_sufc) January 2, 2020last_img read more

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Okocha delighted with Iwobi’s progress

first_img Loading… “He played for England youth, captained Arsenal’s U19s and U23s. A lot of people went through that and couldn’t play for the first team. “He broke into the first team, stayed for a while, and had this big transfer, a massive transfer for me because the move to Everton made him more responsible for himself. “He moved away from the family to another city so that’s a bigger challenge and he’s taking it well.” Iwobi’s impressive performances for both country and club have seen him compared with former Super Eagles and Bolton Wanderers captain Jay-Jay, but the elder Okocha brother has dismissed such comparison, saying the mercurial midfielder can only be compared with the likes of Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. “Compare Jay-Jay with the likes of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Messi [not Iwobi],” he continued. “In this era don’t compare anybody with Messi, that would be unfair. That would put the young man under unnecessary pressure.” Iwobi has made 22 appearances across all competitions for Everton this campaign before the outbreak of the coronavirus, which is still wreaking havoc around the world. read also:I never condemned Iwobi’s style of play–Yobo The winger, who has 40 caps for the Super Eagles, played a key role as Gernot Rohr’s men qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Emmanuel Okocha is delighted with the career progress of his nephew and Everton winger Alex Iwobi, crediting it to his humility and hard work. Nigeria international and Everton forward Alex Iwobi The 24-year-old forward started his career with Arsenal, joining the Gunners while in primary school and went on to break into the first team. He made his senior appearance under former manager Arsene Wenger in a League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday in October 2015. The utility player made 149 appearances before leaving to join the Goodison Park outfit last summer for a fee of around £34 million, and has established himself as one of the key members of Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Okocha, who had 11 caps for the Super Eagles, reveals the forward’s success was not by accident, recalling how he rose through the ranks at the Emirates Stadium. “Alex getting to this point is not a surprise and I know he’ll do better. He broke into that level where people started asking questions, comparing him to Jay-Jay [Okocha] because of the relationship,” Okocha told the Super Eagles media team in an Instagram chat. “But they forget that he’s just another Nigerian like every other guy, playing for Nigeria, playing for Arsenal. “Playing for Arsenal built him up, people still appreciate that. They were about 24 when they were picked up at seven or eight.center_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveThe Story Of The Small Italy Windows In The Walls Is Rather Grim7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Countries Whose Technological Progress Amazes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Beautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromialast_img read more

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Green takes Dodge City checkers

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (June 13) – Scott Green battled into the lead on the third round and held off a closing Austin Allen in the closing stages of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified 20-lapper for his first Dodge City Raceway Park win of the year Saturday nightGreen worked past Nick Link for the point and after a rash of cautions in the opening five circuits was able to slip away from the field as the battle waged behind him.With Randy Wilson holding second, Allen and Joe Cleveland traded the third spot numerous times before Allen finally took command of the position on the 15th lap.  Allen disposed of Wilson one lap later and quickly began reeling in the leader.Allen closed to Green’s decklid with two laps to go but Green was flawless over the final pair of circuits to beat Allen to the stripe by a pair of car lengths.  Ryan Heger worked up to third in the closing laps with Wilson and William Nusser rounding out the top five.Austin Walker took full advantage of the pole starting position in the IMCA SportMod feature, lead­ing all the way in the non-stop affair and taking the win by mere feet over a rallying Mike Roach.Michael Pepper continued his mastery of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division by snaring his fourth win of the year.The 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature came down to the final round, with Matt O’Hair slipping under Cody Davis entering the final pair of corners and taking his second win of the year.last_img read more

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Downing relief at ending losing run

first_img Striker Vydra, who is on loan from Udinese, came off the bench and slotted in what was his maiden Baggies goal in the 86th minute to steer the hosts to their first point in five Barclays Premier League games. Reflecting on the strike and the result it secured, Downing – in charge on a match day for the first time since the dismissal of Clarke and his assistant Kevin Keen – said: “I just think, with the difficult week we have had, it is a big boost for us. He added: “The day I took over, I was prepared to try to enjoy it, but also get a response off the players, and I feel I have done that. “I would have liked three points, but under the circumstances, we can’t be too greedy. “The game fluctuated, we had to make decisions and thankfully they paid off.” As for his prospects of becoming a full-time boss, Downing said: “I don’t think it will be here. “I’m here to support. I’m just trying to pave the way for the new regime. “I don’t expect anything to be honest. I’m really just taking it on a daily basis. “I’m conscious that the club is looking for a new manager. “I’m planning for Christmas – we have the game against Tottenham (on Boxing Day) and then less than 48 hours later we play West Ham. “So I’m just really conscious of trying to get that right.” Hull had a good chance to make it 2-0 in the second half but were denied by goalkeeper Ben Foster – who was making his first appearance since sustaining a stress fracture in his foot in August – as he pulled off a smart double-save to keep out a Tom Huddlestone effort and follow-up by Ahmed Elmohamady. Tigers boss Steve Bruce admitted he had been left at the final whistle feeling like his side had been defeated. “The dressing room is devastated that we didn’t hold on,” Bruce said. “It (the goal) is the only time really in the game that Shane Long (who fed the ball to Gera) has got down the side of us. “It feels as if we have been beaten. “I think a big turning point in the game was the chance for Elmohamady, where Foster makes the double save. “It could have been a different scenario, but there you have it – that is where we find ourselves, and we will move on.” West Brom remain 16th in the table, three points above the relegation zone, while Hull stay 12th. West Brom caretaker boss Keith Downing felt Matej Vydra’s late equaliser in the 1-1 home draw with Hull was a “big boost” for Albion a week on from the sacking of their head coach Steve Clarke. Press Association “We have likened it to Gareth McAuley’s late goal against Fulham (in a 1-1 draw in September) after we had made a poor start to the season. “I think it was that sort of feeling in the dressing room. I wouldn’t say we were jumping (for joy), but certainly it stopped the rot, and that was important to do.” West Brom looked short of confidence in a first half that was low on entertainment and saw them fall behind in the 28th minute when Jake Livermore, on loan at Hull from Tottenham, finished off a counter-attack. But after leaving the field to the sound of boos from their own fans at half-time, Albion improved in the second half, with substitutes Saido Berahino, Vydra and Zoltan Gera – who teed up the equaliser – giving them fresh impetus. And asked what he had expected before the contest, Downing said: “I envisaged that it was going to be a tight game, and I envisaged that the team would be short on confidence a little bit, with a little bit of edginess and tension to them. “Obviously the crowd got like that as well in the first half, and rightly so, but I thought in the second half we got some sort of momentum to our game. “I don’t think we created a massive amount of chances, but we got some momentum, a lot of possession, worked the ball and showed perseverance. “I know from working with these boys for four or five years that they have big hearts and that they really want to do well, and they kept going right to the end.” last_img read more

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