HapagLloyd Cruises Gets Nod for 3rd Expedition Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises German TUI Group has given the green light to the construction of the third Hanseatic class expedition cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will shortly launch the planning and negotiation process for a further Hanseatic class ship, which is scheduled for delivery in 2021, TUI Group CEO Fritz Joussen said while presenting the group’s results for the first half of 2018 on board the new Mein Schiff 1 in Hamburg.“This market is growing strongly. Thanks to its experience, competence and high-quality standards, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers great potential to attract new international customer groups and deliver stronger growth in the expedition cruise segment,” Joussen added.The first two ships from the series were ordered in 2016 from Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard). The hulls of the vessels are being built by VARD’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, and delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in the first quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, respectively.The keel of the first expedition ship, Hanseatic Nature, was laid in Romania in January 2017, while the keel laying for the Hanseatic Inspiration, the second ship, followed in October 2017.The christening and maiden voyage of Hanseatic Nature are planned for April 2019. Hanseatic Inspiration is scheduled to launch six months later in October 2019.The 16,100 gross ton vessels, designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, feature a length of 138 meters and a width of 22 meters.Each vessel will have seven passenger decks, with accommodation for a total of 230 passengers.During the six months ending March 31, TUI Group increased its turnover by 7.2 percent to EUR 6.81 billion. Earnings growth reached 26 percent year-on-year driven by its hotel and cruise business segments.As informed, the cruises segment remains on a growth path, and due to the rise in demand TUI is planning to expand the segment through additional newbuilds.TUI’s cruise brands are TUI Cruises, Marella Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.last_img read more

Public Facilitation Kiosk at IGI Terminal2 inaugurated

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik inaugurated the Public Facilitation Kiosk having Interactive panel at Arrival Forecourt of T-2, IGI Airport on Wednesday. Praveer Ranjan, Special Commissioner of Police, Intelligence & Transport and Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL was also present on the occasion.After the successful commissioning of interactive panels at AIIMS, Khan Market and Terminal-3 IGI Airport, Interactive Panel having all online citizen services provided by Delhi Police started functioning on Wednesday at Terminal-2 of IGI Airport. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAfter positive response from the passengers at Terminal-3, Delhi Police Facilitation Kiosk and Interactive panel has been commissioned on Wednesday at Terminal-2 of IGI Airport. The refurbished Terminal-2 started its operation in 2017 and it has facilities similar to any world class Terminal. As Terminal-1 is currently under renovation, numbers of flight have been shifted to T-2 from T-1. At present, Terminal-2 handles as many as 220 flights daily resulting in a footfall of more than 50,000 persons per day. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn order to provide police services to the public at Terminal 2, Interactive panel has been installed. “The idea behind the commissioning of this kiosk is to provide better police-related services at one point without requiring the public to search and go to the police station and thereby saving vital time of the passengers. This interactive panel installed at Arrival Forecourt of T-2, IGI Airport is having the online citizen services provided by Delhi Police like Lost and Found Report, Missing Report, Registration of e-FIR, Police Clearance Certificate, Lodging of complaints. Character Verification Report, MV Theft e-FIR. Missing or Stolen Mobile Phone and Theft e-FIR,” said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP IGI.last_img read more

Good start but not enough to save newspapers media union says

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s largest media union says the Liberal budget announcement of $10 million per year for five years for community newspapers is on the right track, but not enough to rescue local news.“The money will do some good in small communities,” said Unifor national president Jerry Dias. “But the threat to local news exists in every one of 100 Canadian cities, big, middle and small. This budget commitment doesn’t rise to the challenge.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebookcenter_img “Google and Facebook own the advertising market that used to sustain Canadian news outlets,” said Dias. “The government can’t just watch while local newsrooms disappear.”Dias said the federal government should reconsider industry recommendations to align the tax rules on digital advertising with print and broadcast media.The government doesn’t have to write big cheques to Canadian newspaper companies if it treats Google and Facebook the same as American print and TV companies, Dias said.“We need more money to support frontline news, and we need a revamp of the federal tax laws that is fair to Canadian online journalism,” said Paul Morse, president of Unifor Local 87-M, which represents about 2,000 media workers across southern Ontario, primarily in newspapers.Canadian newsrooms have shrunk by 25 per cent since the Liberals took office in 2015. Dias said that the $10 million is a token commitment towards the $350 million that the news industry needs, and a fraction of the $150 million that the Liberal government acknowledged was necessary to revive the CBC. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more