28 Sep

Spotted: Capesize Newbuild Joins Berge Bulk

first_imgImage Courtesy: Berge BulkSingapore-based dry bulk vessel owner and operator Berge Bulk has taken delivery of Berge Toubkal, a 210,000 dwt Capesize ship. Constructed at China’s Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry shipyard, the 222,000 cbm vessel was delivered on September 29, 2017.Berge Bulk has joined its sister vessels, Berge Zugspitze and Berge Grossglockner, which were handed over to the company in March 2016 and January 2017, respectively.The newbuilding is equipped with a super-long stroke main engine, optimized for low-fuel consumption. Other features include installed exhaust gas boilers for the generators and an upgraded anti-fouling system, according to the company.Flying the flag of the Isle of Man, Berge Toubkal features a length of 300 meters and a width of 49 meters.The newest delivery brings Berge Bulk’s fleet to a total of 54 carriers, with an aggregate fleet tonnage of 10.6 million dwt.last_img read more

10 Jan

Conte questions Hazard’s Belgium call-up

first_imgBut he has been called up by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez for next month’s World Cup qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Greece.“I only knew 20 minutes ago and for sure I’m a bit surprised by this decision,” Conte said.“I was a coach of the national team with Italy, so I respect the decision of the coach. If Hazard isn’t ready, he will not play. It’s why he doesn’t play with us.”Hazard was scheduled to play for Chelsea’s under-23 side on Friday as he nears a return to first-team action, but he is not expected to feature in Sunday’s home game with Everton.“I see him every day,” Conte told reporters at Chelsea’s Cobham training base southwest of London.“In this situation it’s very important to give the right time to players to recover. Also he is a very important player for us.“If someone thinks to accelerate the process, it is not the right way. It’s a big mistake. In this moment we must pay great attention and not make any mistakes.”Gary Cahill will miss the meeting with Everton through suspension following his opening-day dismissal against Burnley, but Cesc Fabregas returns after serving a one-game ban.Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to significantly strengthen his title-winning squad, but he said it would not be a problem if they make no further signings before next week’s transfer deadline.“For sure, the club is trying to strengthen our squad, our team. They are working very hard to do this,” said the Italian, whose side won 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.“We have to continue to work. Also if we continue to stay with these players, I am very happy.“My focus is only on the pitch, then there is the club. The club is working hard and we will see what happens at the end of the transfer market.”Meanwhile, the Football Association revealed on Friday that Chelsea wing-back Kenedy has been given a warning regarding social media posts he published during Chelsea’s pre-season tour of China.The Brazilian was sent home by Chelsea after posting two videos on Instagram, one containing a profanity and one showing a sleeping security guard along with the caption: “Wake up China. You idiot.”He subsequently apologised.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgium’s Eden Hazard has been called up for next month’s World Cup qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Greece © AFP / John ThysLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 25 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expressed surprise on Friday over Eden Hazard’s call-up by Belgium.Hazard, 26, has not yet played for Chelsea this season after fracturing his right ankle on international duty in June.last_img read more