Clarksons: Shipowners Favor VLCCs

first_imgWith contracting this year only slightly less subdued than in 2016, there has been a welcome influx of activity in the very large crude carrier (VLCC) sector, Clarksons Research informed.In the first five months of 2017, there have been 27 VLCCs of a combined 8.5 million dwt reported ordered. This is a 366% increase year-on-year in dwt terms on extremely subdued 2016 levels and has provided a much needed boost for certain shipyards.VLCC orders account for 52% of year to date contracting in dwt terms as well as 11% of estimated year to date investment. If in the first 5 months of 2017 there had been as many VLCC orders as the same period last year, then total global ordering in the year to date would have suffered a 50% decrease year-on-year in dwt terms.“Shipowners have been placing orders in the VLCC sector against a backdrop of falling newbuild prices, with the guideline newbuild price for a c.320,000 dwt vessel dropping to USD 80 million in March this year, its lowest level since February 2004,” Clarksons said.These low prices have proved attractive to owners, though contracting in the other crude tanker sectors has remained muted, with only 2 Suezmaxes and 5 Aframax crude tankers reported ordered in the year to date.The majority of orders in the year to date, around 70%, have been placed in South Korea. This has provided much needed support for some yards, and has helped the Korean orderbook to eventually increase in dwt terms following 19 months of continuing decline.Korean yards currently account for 44% of the VLCC orderbook, while Chinese and Japanese yards clinched 30% and 19% of the VLCC orderbook, respectively.last_img read more

Photo: Ronaldo poses in his pants to celebrate Father’s Day

first_img Loading… He also has a girl, Alana Martina, two, with his girlfriend, model Georgina Rodriguez, 25. Discussing fatherhood Cristiano said: “Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely. Ronaldo is father to son Cristiano Jnr, nine, and twins Eva Maria and Mateo, two, and daughter Alana Martina, two Read Also: Coronavirus: Messi shows incredible skills in toilet roll challenge (Video) “It’s taught me things about love that I never knew existed. “It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Footie ace Cristiano Ronaldo has never been modest and the Portuguese star gives fans a glimpse into just how much he admires himself in new campaign images. Cristiano Ronaldo has left fans seeing double with his latest Yamamay campaign images To celebrate Fathers’ Day in Italy yesterday the Juventus striker, 35, teamed up with Yamamay lingerie brand to pose in his undies and show off his six pack and toned physique. The Juventus striker teamed up with the lingerie brand to show off his six pack and toned physique Ronaldo is something of a superdad himself. He is a father to son Cristiano Jnr, nine, and twins Eva Maria and Mateo, two, who were born via a surrogate. The images were released to celebrate Fathers’ Day in Italy yesterdayAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Elvedin Begić: ”We all have the same goal, to qualify for Brazil”

first_imgThe newly elected president of the Football Federation of B&H, Elvedin Begić is the first president whose mandate will last for four years. This will be the first time that a president will be presiding the Football Federation of B&H for such a long period. As the former deputy president of the Committee for normalization, he did a lot of memorable and positive things.The first man of the FFB&H talked to the press about the reality of our national team, our chances in the qualifications for the World Championship, the issues of infrastructure and the collaboration with UEFA and FIFA. He also stressed the priorities of this Football Federation, and those are the placement of the A team into the World Championship“We want to maintain the first place in the qualification group and fortunately qualify for Brazil. If we succeed in that, it would be a lot easier to work in the future. That is our main goal, there are no other goals. We have to work on the improvement of the working conditions of all our teams. We will make effort to take the U-21 team to the big competition. I think it is our time to shine, because we have a good team. We are also doing everything to help all our teams to achieve success. That is the basis of our work, and I believe that we will succeed in doing it right.”- said Begović.The President of the Football Federation of B&H emphasized how the current matches of the senior teams are already scheduled to be played on the ”Bilino Polje” stadium in Zenica.last_img read more