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Airmar Cargo offers sea freight forwarding services from Columbia to Central America and the Caribbean. It was founded in 1997 in Bogota and has since expanded into Medellin, Cali and Cartagena. Airmar Cargo has been DSV’s exclusive Columbia agent since 2009; achieving a gross turnover of USD8 million in 2012.The transaction is subject to approval from Columbian competition authorities, although it is expected to be passed during September 2013.DSV has made a number of moves to improve its coverage in the Latin American market following the incorporation of its fully owned subsidiary in Brazil in early 2012; it also completed the acquisition of its joint venture partners in Chile, Peru and Argentina during November 2012. www.dsv.com
USA: ‘With great sadness’, CSX announced on December 16 that its President & Chief Executive Officer E Hunter Harrison had died at the age of 73, ‘of unexpectedly severe complications following a short illness’.Other reports suggested that he had been unwell for some time. James M Foote, who joined CSX in October as Chief Operating Officer, had earlier been named interim President while Harrison was on medical leave.Widely regarded as one of the most influential North American railroaders in recent years, Harrison forged a long career at Illinois Central and Canadian National before being coaxed out of retirement in 2012 to turn around Canadian Pacific Railway at the behest of activist shareholders. He joined CSX in April 2017 with a remit to do the same. CSX said ‘Hunter was a larger-than-life figure who brought his remarkable passion, experience and energy in railroading to CSX’.Harrison’s methods had proved controversial, particularly his relentless pursuit of operating efficiencies and service improvements through the concept of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Transition problems had led to CSX being closely monitored by the Surface Transportation Board.Current CPR President Keith Creele, who worked with Harrison for more than 25 years, said he had lost ‘a friend and a mentor’, describing him as ‘a tremendous visionary leader who always challenged the status quo’.
Ru dismissed seven of the queens to leave six as the tops and bottoms of the week; Dahlia, Heidi, Jackie, Crystal, Sherry and Nicky. It soon became clear that Heidi, Jackie and Sherry had impressed in both the improv challenge and the catwalk. Sherry was declared the week’s winner leaving Dahlia, Crystal and Nicky wondering which two of them would be bottom two.Crystal teared up and explained that make up is her shield as she has trouble opening up to people, it saved her – she was the queen that escaped by the skin of her teeth and the other two prepared to lip sync to Ariana Grande’s Problem. Dahlia looked fuming that she was bottom two and never really seemed to get out of her head in the lip sync delivering a rather boring, trying-to-be-sexy performance. Nicky was slightly more animated and her lip sync was more on point than Dahlia, however she needs to up the entertainment factor.Nicky was declared the lip sync winner and a moody Dahlia stomped off the cat walk. She really doesn’t have a great attitude and I think it was obvious from day one that she wouldn’t make it far in the competition.Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 12 is available on Netflix in the UK with new episodes landing each Saturday.Read my Episode 1 and Episode 2 recaps. She’s a FIERCE broc-ally! 🥦🌈🥦🌈 #DragRace pic.twitter.com/bER7mdzfT9— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) March 14, 2020The final group was Widow’s girl scouts with Crystal and Nicky; a drunk, a studious scout and a sexy scout. Widow held a strong character throughout and Crystal tried hard but ultimately struggled, but it was perhaps Nicky who was the weakest as she barely said a word. They didn’t really manage any decent repartee with Ross or Charo who were the fake show’s hosts.Overall, it wasn’t a challenge that I enjoyed so I was happy to move on to the catwalk where category was Bows and Buttons and the special guest judge was American actress Olivia Munn.Highlights included Sherry and Jan serving scary realness, the former with button glasses removed to reveal a black-eyed fiend. Heidi gave us Pinochi-ho and later revealed that as a child she was mistaken for a girl at a sports practise and ended up being mocked with ‘I’m a real boy’. Gigi was bringing the fashion in a totally button covered jacket and thigh length boots, complete with matching cases. Aidan’s look was too simple with lots of bows in her hair and a few on the shoulders of a plain short jumper dress and Crystal’s make up dominated his look (and face) in a bad way. It’s week three of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 12 and in case you missed it, I’m bringing you a handy recap of the goings on.If you want to avoid spoilers for Rupaul’s Drag Race, stop reading now.Following the split season 12 premieres, the thirteen queens all came together for the first time this week. After a staged stand off, it was clear there’s no real hard feelings and actually many of the queens know each other already.The two winners of the previous episodes, Widow and Jaida, were set the task of ranking their opposite groups from Top to Bottom in terms of threat. Shade! Widow set about ordering the girls from group two, putting Sherry at the top and Aidan at the bottom. Jaida wasted no time in putting Gigi top and a slightly miffed Heidi at the bottom, although he was quite happy to be stood next to the pit crew’s Jason , telling him ‘I’ve been watching you on TV for a long time.’Credit: Youtube/VH1Ru then announced the maxi challenge and threw a little twist with both Widow, Jaida and the two queens they voted bottom (Heidi and Aidan) all becoming team captains for the challenge and having to pick in turn from the remaining queens to make up their group for the task. Poor old Rock was left last in line and as all the other teams had three members he was allowed to decide which group he wanted to join, opting to join Jadia’s group.The maxi challenge this week was World’s Worst and was an improv task based on a Britain’s Got Talent format but the world’s worst talent rather than best. For me, the whole thing didn’t work unfortunately. The girls had been given something of a script or storyline and characters ranging from elderly triplets to fruits, three girls with one brain to girl scouts. Trouble is that despite some good efforts, it just wasn’t funny and was cringey viewing.Kicking off, Heidi, Jackie and Gigi played the aging Del Rio triplets with Gigi not saying much because her character had a heart attack and died during the interview before the audition. Something that Jackie and Heidi didn’t want made clear so they propped her up and played it as a threesome moving the corpse to animate her. It didn’t really give Gigi anywhere to go but Heidi came through strong against a solid Jackie.Aidan picked Sherry and Brita and was soon talked over and dominated by the pair. Aidan is a really intriguing queen but definitely lacks experience and I felt sorry for him as he was belittled by the other two constantly in the work room. Their challenge was to speak in perfect timing as if one brain was controlling them all and they managed to pull it off through verrrry slooooow ennnnunication. All three delivered.Jaida’s group had some internal tension with Rock asking a number of times if he could switch roles but Jaida was having none of it. The ‘gag’ here was they were a group of gays, dressed as fruits (you get it?) but the bad apple had been ousted for Brocolli. The latter was played by Dahlia, who looked to the others alot as if nervous and seems to only do ‘sexy’. She was definitely the weakest of the group. Category is: BUTTONS AND BOWS! 🧵🎀Whose lewk was your favorite of the night? #DragRace pic.twitter.com/NBAy9tKQbr— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) March 14, 2020
Mmusi Maimane, the newly elected leader of South Africa’s main opposition partySouth Africa’s main opposition party has files papers with the Constitutional Court to challenge the government’s decision to pull out of the International Criminal Court, it said on Monday.After formally declaring its departure last week, South Africa will become the first country to quit the International Criminal court. The country said that the ICC membership conflicted with its diplomatic immunity laws.The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) hopes the Constitutional Court, the final arbiter on constitutional issues, can intervene.“The notice of withdrawal is in breach … of the Constitution, as it was delivered without first securing a resolution of Parliament authorising South Africa’s withdrawal,” the party said in a statement setting out its legal argument, Reuters reportsSouth Africa last year announced its intention to leave after the ICC criticised it for disregarding an order to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide and war crimes, when he visited the country. Bashir denies the accusations.
Tunisian government agencies are grappling with increased traffic congestion in the capital Tunis, with worries mounting that the situation could get worse as more people continue to acquire cars.According to the technical agency for Terrestrial Transport, there are over 2 million cars in Tunisia including at least 1 million vehicles circulating in the capital city Tunis.Residents of the capital are forced to endure long periods on the roads, making it difficult to reach destinations in time.The situation is now also affecting pedestrians.“Walking is unsafe because cars are everywhere. Pedestrians face enormous difficulties. The street belongs to car drivers,” Karim, a Tunis resident lamented.The increased number of vehicles also means the environment is polluted more.The North African country’s Environment Commission has discussed ways of financing public transport while limiting the quotas for vehicles import. Parliamentary groups are still divided on the project.Some MPs maintain that building new infrastructure like highways and bridges will not resolve the traffic jams in the capital while others believe the solution lies in developing public transport systems — expanding bus lanes and extending Metro’s to connect the Central Business District with the suburbs.Many road safety associations have called on the government to implement Road Space Rationing. This regulation aims to reduce traffic in the capital city Tunis. However, the parliament described the project as unconstitutional.Before a solution is found however, millions of Tunisians will continue to be frustrated by the constant presence of traffic snarl-ups each day.
Author: Baibhav Mishra Jacques R Saade, the founding president of shipping conglomerate CMA CGM Group, has died on 24 June at age 81. The entrepreneur had developed the company in more than 160 countries, positioning it as a world leader in the field of maritime container transport.Saadé, a visionary and entrepreneur, made the Group into a world leader in the maritime transport of containers, developing the company in more than 160 countries.After having left Lebanon to protect his family for Civil War, Jacques R Saadé founded the Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) 40 years ago, on 13 September 1978, anticipating major developments in world trade and convinced that the container would have a determining role in world maritime transport.He began with 4 employees, a single ship and only one maritime service between Marseilles and Beirut. In 1983, he sent his first ships beyond the Mediterranean and had them cross the Suez Canal. In 1986 he launched a service linking North Europe to Asia. In 1992 he opened CMA’s first office in Shanghai, persuaded that China would become the world’s factory.He combined vigorous internal growth with strategic acquisitions allowing him to strengthen the company’s presence on key markets : CGM in 1986, ANL in 1998 and Delmas in 2005. In 2006, the company became the third largest container shipping company in the world.With strong ties to the city of Marseilles, where the Group was founded,he built the CMA CGM Tower in 2006, the new headquarters of the Group and now a symbol of the city of Marseilles. He was always attentive to strengthening the ties between France and Lebanon.In 2013 he received one of the highest decorations of the City of Hamburg, the Admiralitäts-Portugaleser. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the American University in Lebanon, as well as Lebanon’s National Order of the Cedar.In 2014 Jacques R. Saadé received an award from the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) for encouraging the economic development and conveying a positive image of the Mediterranean Basin.In 2015, he is conferred the title of Commander of the French Legion of Honor by the President of France. The following year he was named Commander of the Ordre National du Mérite Maritime.On 7 February 2017, on his 80th birthday, Jacques R. Saadé, appointed Rodolphe Saadé to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group and then appointed him Chairman of the Board of Directors on the 24th of November, the same year.Sea News, June 25
Euronav NV today announced that the Company has again been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (“GEI”). Background to Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) The 2020 Index was launched yesterday in the USA. The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. (Image Courtesy: Euronav) For the third consecutive time, Euronav is delighted to have made inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index – an area which is very important within the Company. Throughout its organisation Euronav continues to look to make progress and provide an inclusive environment for all its employees. This Bloomberg GEI continues to gain important traction with itself with a record 325 companies included in this year’s Index – up from 230 companies last year. Euronav embraces the initiative wholeheartedly. Sea News, January 22 Author: Baibhav Mishra The 2020 GEI expands globally to represent 42 countries (compared to 36 countries in 2019) and a combined market capitalisation of USD 12 Trillion. Companies range from a variety of eleven industrial sectors, including communications, consumer staples, energy, financials, transportation, materials and technology. Euronav submitted a social survey created by Bloomberg in partnership with third-party experts, including Women’s World Banking, Catalyst, and Working Mother Media. Those included on this year’s index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies. Both the survey and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. The index is not ranked.