zoom Monaco-based owner and operator of dry bulk vessels GoodBulk continues with fleet modernization efforts as it welcomes into the fleet two Capesize vessels. The two ships, delivered in January, are 2009-built Aquaproud and 2012-built Aquatonka. The delivery of the duo is part of agreements entered into with funds managed by CarVal Investors in October and December 2017 respectively.The 178,057 dwt Aquaproud, is expected to be employed in the spot market via the Capesize Revenue Sharing Agreement managed by C Transport Maritime SAM. The 179,004 dwt Aquatonka is on a fixed-rate charter with estimated redelivery in the first quarter of 2018.On the other hand, GoodBulk has also sold one of its older Capesizes-the 2003-built Aquabeauty. The bulker was sold to unidentified Greek buyers for USD 15 million and is scheduled to be handed over to its new owner between March and April 2018.The Aquabeauty was acquired by GoodBulk for USD 10 million and delivered into the company’s fleet on May 5, 2017.The latest fleet reshuffling will bring GoodBulk’s fleet to 14 Capesize vessels, 1 Panamax vessel, and 2 Supramax vessels on the water, with an additional 7 Capesize vessels expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.
Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In its 60th year of existence, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre has finally broken the glass proscenium.For the first time, Canada’s oldest English-speaking regional theatre has hired a woman to take on the position of artistic director. Kelly Thornton, 53, will leave her duties at Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre to come to Winnipeg to take the helm of one one of the country’s most important cultural institutions starting in June 2019.Thornton will be taking the position left vacant by Steven Schipper, who announced in March he will be retiring from his post on May 31, 2019, 30 years to the day from when he was hired..Thornton, 53, has herself maintained a long career in Canadian theatre. Born in Brockville, Ont., the youngest of four children, she moved with her family to Melbourne, Australia, at the age of nine before returning to Canada six years later. Ultimately, her post-secondary education found her studying theatre at the University of Guelph. After working as an actor and dramaturg, she took the reins of the feminist theatre Nightwood in 2001.. Login/Register With: Kelly Thornton has been named the new artistic director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Company. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement
Georgia: Coca-Cola Co beat estimates for quarterly sales and profit on Tuesday, as it sold more water and soft drinks, including its signature soda and Coke Zero, sending its shares up 4 percent before the bell. After facing years of declines in soda sales, beverage makers are attracting consumers with flavored waters, reformulated recipes, new fruity flavors and low-sugar drinks. Volumes, a key indicator of demand, grew 2 percent in the first quarter ended March 29, driven by strength in its Asian and European markets. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalOrganic sales, which exclude the impact of currency swings and acquisitions, rose 6 percent. Price hikes and stockpiling by its bottlers due to Brexit uncertainty also helped sales. Revenue rose 5 percent to $8.02 billion, and the company earned 48 cents per share on an adjusted basis. Analysts had forecast earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $7.88 billion, according to Refinitiv IBES. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.68 billion, or 39 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 29 from $1.37 billion, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier.
Marrakech- King Mohammed VI received on Friday at the Royal Palace of Marrakech, Egyptian foreign minister, Nabil Fahmi.The meeting, held on the sidelines of the 20th session of Al Quds Committee held in Marrakech this January 17-18, took place in the presence of Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, and Egypt’s ambassador in Morocco, Ahmed Ihab Abdelahad Jamaleddine.