PSA International Wants to Grow DCT Gdansk’s Capacity to 7 Mn TEUs

first_imgTerminal operator PSA International, a co-owner of Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk, has unveiled an ambition to increase the TEU capacity at the Polish terminal to 7 million a year eventually from 2.2 million in 2018.During a recent visit of a maritime and business delegation from Poland to Singapore, Laurent Spiessens, DCT Gdansk deputy CEO, said at a conference that PSA International has “major ambitions” for Poland, positioning Gdansk as the “gateway to the Baltic”.Ealier this year, Singapore’s PSA, together with the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) completed the acquisition of DCT Gdansk.“Gdansk’s unique location makes it the ideal gateway port to Central Eastern Europe and transhipment hub for the Baltic. This is why it is the fastest growing port in Europe,” he explained.“We are determined to drive growth further and we have already invested in new cranes and infrastructure that has helped increase TEU capacity from 2.2 million (m) in 2018 to an estimated 2.8m in 2019. We can continue to grow and increase this capacity to 3m TEU by 2020 and eventually 7m TEU.”He added that key to these plans will be a EUR 20 million (USD 22.1 million) investment in the rail network and equipment including increasing the port’s railway tracks from four to seven.Meanwhile, Marcin Osowski, the Port of Gdansk Authority vice-president for infrastructure, outlined plans to build a new EUR 2.8 billion Euro Central Port as “the biggest maritime investment project in Europe”, which will complement DCT Gdansk’s operations.“The Port of Gdansk grew by 20pc in 2018 and 9pc already this year and we are on target to exceed 50m tonnes of cargo for the first time, up from 40m in 2017,” he noted.“But our ultimate ambition is to grow cargo to 100m tonnes. Critical to that is our current infrastructure investment programme of EUR 591m and our plans for the new Central Port.”last_img read more

Men’s basketball need to know: No. 5 Wisconsin at Penn State

first_imgThe No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s season keeps rolling along with only six games left in the regular season and less than a month until the 2015 Big Ten tournament.The Badgers’ next game is Wednesday where they’ll travel to State College, Pennsylvania to take on the Nittany Lions. Wisconsin and Penn State met earlier this season in Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener — a game in which the Badgers won 89-72.Here’s what you need to know before Wednesday’s matchup:Wisconsin (23-2, 11-1 Big Ten)The Badgers notched yet another double-digit conference win Sunday — their ninth of the season — this time taking down Illinois at the Kohl Center. National Player of the Year front-runner Frank Kaminsky paced Wisconsin with 23 points and 11 rebounds while sophomore guard Bronson Koenig (15), sophomore forward Nigel Hayes (14) and junior forward Sam Dekker (10) rounded out the Badgers in double figures for scoring Sunday.Four players — Hayes (21), Kaminsky (18), Dekker (17) and currently-sidelined senior guard Traevon Jackson (16) — hit double figures for the Badgers in their first meeting against the Nittany Lions this season. Kaminsky also grabbed 12 rebounds to lead UW. Overall, Wisconsin shot 63.8 percent which included a 70 percent-mark in the second half to outlast Penn State.Big Ten: 11-1, 1st place, 2.5 games over Purdue and MarylandLast Game: Defeated Illinois at home, 68-49Probable Starters: G – Bronson Koenig (6-4, 7.5 ppg), G – Josh Gasser (6-4, 7.3 ppg), F – Nigel Hayes (6-8, 12.4 ppg), F – Sam Dekker (6-9, 13.0 ppg), F – Frank Kaminsky (7-0, 17.6 ppg)Key Reserves: F – Duje Dukan, F – Vitto Brown, G – Zak ShowalterPenn State (15-11, 3-10 Big Ten)The Nittany Lions have lost four of their last five Big Ten games including their last two games against No. 23 Ohio State and No. 17 Maryland.Against Maryland Saturday, Penn State held tough with the Terrapins, falling by only three points at home 76-73. Senior guard D.J. Newbill had a game-high 25 points for the Nittany Lions in the loss.Newbill is the Big Ten’s leading scorer, averaging 20.8 points per game. The 6-foot-4 guard is also hauling in 4.8 rebounds a game and dishing out 3.1 assists per game. Against Wisconsin Dec. 28, Newbill dropped a game-high 29 points, going 11-for-18 from the floor.As a team, Penn State ranks toward the bottom of the Big Ten in both scoring offense and defense, ranking 10th in the conference in offense (68.1) and second-to-last in defense (65.9).Big Ten: 3-10, 12th placeLast Game: Loss to Maryland at home, 76-73Probable Starters: G – D.J. Newbill (6-4, 20.8 ppg) G – Geno Thorpe (6-3, 8.3 ppg), G – Shep Garner (6-1, 9.2 ppg), F – Brandon Taylor (6-6, 10.0 ppg), C – Jordan Dickerson (7-1, 2.3 ppg)Key Reserves: F – Ross Travis, F – Payton Banks, F – Donovon JackGame VitalsWho: No. 5 Wisconsin at Penn StateWhen: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.Where: State College, Pennsylvania; Bryce Jordan Center (15,261)TV: Big Ten Networklast_img read more

Iowa Democratic Party approves 99 ‘satellite’ caucus locations

first_imgDES MOINES — If Iowa voters cannot make it to their neighborhood precinct meeting site on Caucus Night, the Iowa Democratic Party is sanctioning 99 “satellite” locations for caucusing on February 3, including three locations for Iowans who are outside the country.Registered Iowa voters who are overseas have the option of Caucusing in a student housing building in Paris, France or at homes in Scotland or the country of Georgia.Seventy-one of the satellite caucus locations are in Iowa at places like college campuses, senior living facilities and churches and religious centers. All locations were evaluated and approved by a site selection committee.Iowa Democrats are establishing caucus sites in Arizona, California and Florida for Iowa voters who retreat to warmer states during the winter. And Iowans working in Washington, D.C. will be able to Caucus at a Marriott hotel.Here’s the list of satellite locations, plus information from the Iowa Democratic Party about “early bird” registration to will speed up the process of Caucusing on February 3, 2020.Iowa Republicans intend to have caucuses at precincts around the state on February 3rd, but have not taken steps to sanction other sites and there are no early registration options for participating in the GOP’s Caucuses.last_img read more