Wisdom Marine Orders Two More Bulkers at Imabari

first_imgTaiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine has returned to the Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding for two more bulker newbuildings.The company said that it has earmarked around USD 49 million for the two 37,800 dwt bulk carriers.The two ships will be bought for up to USD 24.5 million apiece.The financing will be carried out in installments until the delivery of the ships. However, the exact delivery dates have not been specified.The order comes on the heels of a buying spree from the end of last year which saw Wisdom Marine order two 61,000 dwt bulkers from Tokyo-based builder Kawasaki Heavy Industries and buy a 63,700 dwt bulk carrier from Chijing Shipping.Wisdom Marine kicked off the year by welcoming two newbuilds into the fleet, the 61,950 dwt Amis Miracle, built at Oshima shipyard, and the 37,600 dwt Bunun Kalon, built at Imabari.The latest fleet additions bring the company’s fleet to 126 vessels.Four more newbuildings are set to join Wisdom Marine’s fleet this year, according to the company’s website data.Six additional bulkers, taking shape at Imabari, Namura and Tsuneishi, are set to follow suit in 2019 and 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Patrick Beverley says training with Kawhi Leonard ‘changed my whole life’

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 You might have noticed, Patrick Beverley is serious about winning. Like, ravenously so.Or … so he thought.Beverley recently described the three weeks he spent working out with Kawhi Leonard during the NBA hiatus as life-changing. And Leonard suggested Tuesday that, after the two spent that time training together, Beverley has come back from the break better than he was.The Clippers could benefit from such a development when play resumes this month, starting with a glimpse Wednesday during the team’s first scrimmage game, a friendly against the Orlando Magic (noon, Fox Sports Prime Ticket). “When I left there, working hard was a very different mindset than what I thought I had,” said Beverley, who was averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and shooting 42.8% from the field this season when the league left off.“I’m 31, 32, seeing that man working out, working out with that man (that) was a whole different level,” he added. “Changed my whole life, changed my whole game. And it’s all because of repetition. Simple as that.”Leonard confirmed Beverley’s description of events.“He came up wanting to work,” said this season’s All-Star Game MVP via Zoom before practice Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort. “Just pretty much showed him what I did, my routine.“Already knew he was a hard worker. Just meeting him this season, wanting to get better every day. And when we worked on stuff, pretty much told him some tips here and there, on what to do or what to look for. And it was up to him to grasp that, or suck it in like a sponge, and I think that’s what he did and he came back better.” Last week on the JJ Redick Podcast, Beverley told the New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter and former Clipper that he wanted to stay locked in during the break.And that he had an idea for how to it: “All right, cool, call Kawhi,” he said.“What was supposed to be a one-week trip turned into three weeks,” said Beverley, who was struck by Leonard’s commitment to repetition, calling the two-time NBA Finals MVP a “human machine.”“And I thought I was a guy who worked hard — I know I’m a guy who worked hard!” said Beverley, who last offseason worked out on the sand at the beach — in Timberland boots.  Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers Coach Doc Rivers – who’d described Leonard’s work habits as “maniacal” in October before the season began – hasn’t changed his tune on his superstar’s commitment.“His work ethic is unbelievable,” Rivers said from Orlando. “I think it gets mired when you talk about the game (load) management stuff; people lose sight of how serious he is about the game and how hard he works.“I thought it was great for Pat going down to San Diego and seeing what he does. He came back with a whole new appreciation for what Kawhi puts into daily work to get ready for a season.”And the season – the conclusion of it, anyway – is imminent, even if the first live game action Wednesday won’t be all that serious. It’s unclear who will take the floor for the Clippers, but they welcomed Marcus Morris Sr. to practice Tuesday, the first time he was documented with the team in Orlando. Neither Landry Shamet nor Ivica Zubac has been spotted yet, and Montrezl Harrell left last week to tend to a family matter, per sources.“Next scrimmage is just getting in shape, getting our team chemistry together, getting a flow, a rhythm,” Leonard said.In fact, said Rivers, he and Magic Coach Steve Clifford have exchanged notes, happy to help each other’s team find its footing in this most unusual pre-restart in the bubble.Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ “I can tell you right now I know what they’re going to do,” Rivers said. “They know what we’re going to do. (Clifford) and I shared exactly. We’re looking at this as an opportunity to get better for both teams, so coaches are absolutely sharing things.“We’re asking them in this quarter can you do this, on-side, out-of-bounds, can you do this defense, then what do you want me to do? I think it’s been great in that way. Right now I think most of the coaches are in the ‘get better’ mode, not exactly the ‘win a preseason game’ mode.“But you do that all the time in preseason games,” Rivers added, “that’s not nothing new.”last_img read more

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