Norwegian shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has signed a concession agreement with Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares of land known as the Bastenaken West property located in the inner port. With this concession, in place until 2043, the company will nearly double its terminal footprint. WWL plans to invest about USD 20 million during the next two to three years.“The agreement marks the next step in WWL’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo port in the world, and positions the company for continued growth and expansion all across Northern Europe,” Ray Fitzgerald, President & COO WWL Landbased, commented.“Both WWL and the Port of Zeebrugge have experienced significant growth together over the last two decades, and this expansion paves the way for an exciting future,” Hendrik Sohier, terminal manager, WWL Zeebrugge, said.The Port of Zeebrugge, which handled 2.8 million units of cargo in 2017, serves as an important hub for WWL with a network of deep-sea, short-sea and inland transportation connections.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: All Assam Football Players Association (AAFPA) will take a series of steps to develop football in the state. The decision was taken in the Annual General Meeting of the association which was held at the AOA Conference Hall in the city.The meeting also constituted new executive committee with Hem Das as president and Durga Boro as secretary.Talking to The Sentinel the new secretary Durga Boro today said, “A series of resolution were taken in the meeting with aim to develop football in Assam. We need good programme in the grass root level and also sufficient number of good coaches. We will give special thrust in these two areas.”The association will also introduce player of the year and coach of the year awards from the next year and will also felicitate one former international footballer in the programme.The meeting feels, constitute of one football association in each district is now very essential as there was instance that many people, who didn’t have proper knowledge of the game, had become the member of the Assam Football Association. It is one of the factors that hinder the development of football in the State. A team from the association will soon meet with the AFA officials and place the request in this regard.Meanwhile AAFPA will organize 3-4 charity matches in the coming months to raise fund for the family members of former footballer Apurba Phukan who recently died in a road accident. Boro said, “Apurba was from our fraternity and it would be nice if we do something for his family. We will soon organize 3-4 charity matches in different parts of the state and the entire amount would be handed over to his family.” Also Read: Sports News
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Beth Griffin, Rep. Bronna Kahle, Rep. Annette Glenn, Dawn Crandall, Rep. Mary Whiteford and Rep. Julie Alexander.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, was sworn in today for her second term as representative of the 66th District. Administering the Ceremonial Oath of Office was Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman. Today also marks the Opening Day of the 100th Michigan Legislature. 09Jan Rep. Griffin takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor Categories: Griffin News ###