Eurogate Reports 13.3% Increase in Net Profit, Germany

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Eurogate, April 9, 2014 zoom In fiscal 2013, the EUROGATE Group successfully navigated the challenges that continue to be characterised by a difficult market and industry environment and increased group annual net profit by 13.3% to EUR 61.9 million.center_img Container handling volumes exceeded the peak value of 14 million TEUs. With a rise of 7.3% year-on-year, the EUROGATE Group handled a total of 14.2 million TEUs.This number is a record since the foundation of the company 15 years ago. At EUR 657.2 million, revenue actually exceeded the previous year’s level. Investments in 2013 amounted to only around one quarter of the previous year’s volume at EUR 38 million.Thomas Eckelmann, Chairman of the EUROGATE Group Management Board: “Our year-end results and our sound balance sheet structure encourage us to feel confident. The economic environment and the startup losses incurred as a result of the start of operations of the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven were difficult hurdles to be overcome on the way to achieving this good result. Our international corporate strategy with its calculated risk is what determines our path to success.” “It is decisive in enabling us to summon up the necessary staying power for the long lead times on our greenfield projects. I believe we are well-positioned for the future, despite the infrastructure challenges at a number of locations. As service providers, we are in a position to offer our customers service that meets their expectations in terms of productivity and quality at all times. The proof of this is that EUROGATE in Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven are the only terminal locations in Germany where 18,000-TEU vessels are handled,” added Mr. Eckelmann.Continuing difficult market and industry environmentThe general economic situation in 2013 was more encouraging than in 2012 and there are positive signs that transported container load volumes will continue to grow. On the other hand the terminal overcapacities in the North Range harbour certain risks, as well as opportunities resulting from the ongoing trend towards ever larger vessels. There is a continued consolidation trend among shipping lines, which presents opportunities and risks in equal measure.(read more) My locationlast_img read more

Winter Cleanup Continues

first_imgNova Scotians are asked to remain patient and drive with caution as clean-up continues after the latest winter storm. Most of the province experienced record single-day snowfalls, on top of snow from the previous storm. Several areas have reported ongoing high winds and whiteout conditions. “Our staff and gear have been flat out across the province, 24/7 since the storm started. First and foremost I want to thank our hard-working crews for their ongoing efforts,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “We do not hold anything back when it comes to clearing our roads and keeping drivers safe. With this level of snow falling in such a short period of time, it will take more time than usual to clear what has built up. “We understand the frustration, but ask that Nova Scotians continue to be patient as our crews continue their work.” Most main highways are open, though some are down to one lane. Crews anticipate it will be at least 24 to 36 hours before all local and gravel roads are open. “The extraordinary amount of snowfall throughout the province brought with it a lot of challenges,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, who is responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “I want to thank everyone for their patience and a special thanks to the snow plow operators and first responders for their efforts to help keep Nova Scotians safe. “We urge people to check in on their neighbours, especially seniors and those with special needs, to help ensure they are safe.” The Office of the Fire Marshal encourages residents to: For more information, go to . In case of emergency, residents should call 911 as dispatchers co-ordinate with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal area offices to ensure first responders can access roads. Follow Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on Twitter @NS_TIR for road condition or closure updates. shovel two exits from their home in case of fire clear snow from air exchangers, dryer vents and furnace exhausts clear a fire hydrant near their home remove snow and ice from storm drains be aware of the amount of snow on their roof. Excess amounts can be dangerous. Hire professionals to clear snow off roofs.last_img read more

CVS Delta Air Lines rise Fastenal Grubhub fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:CVS Health Corp., up $2.59 to $57.97.The White House withdrew a plan that would have allowed patients to receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and distributors.Delta Air Lines Inc., up 69 cents to $60.16.The airline reported record revenue and a big increase in profits as it benefited from strong demand for air travel.Grubhub Inc., down $3.06 to $74.The New York Post reported that New York State regulators could restrict the fees that food-ordering companies can charge.Fastenal Co., down 89 cents to $30.36.The maker of industrial and construction fasteners reported lower profit margins as its costs increased.Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., down 35 cents to $11.17.The home goods retailer reported revenue that fell short of forecasts.AAR Corp., up $3.41 to $42.62.The airplane maintenance company reported earnings and revenue that came in well ahead of analysts’ estimates.Vishay Intertechnology Inc., down 73 cents to $15.35.The semiconductor maker said it now expects its second-quarter results to come in below its previous forecasts because of weak demand.Digital Realty Trust Inc., down $1.09 to $121.03.Real estate companies and other safe-play stocks lagged the rest of the market.The Associated Press read more

Gay man in fight for equal pension rights for husband confident of Supreme

first_imgLiberty points out that his husband would receive a pension of only a few hundred pounds a year – but if he was married to a woman, she would be entitled to receive around £45,000 a year for life.Before the hearing, Liberty lawyer Emma Norton said “many, many others will be suffering the same injustice”, adding: “We hope the Supreme Court will drive the law into the 21st century and take a huge step towards equal pension rights for same-sex spouses and civil partners.” Liberty said the case “challenges an exemption in the Equality Act that lets employers exclude same-sex partners from spousal benefits paid into a pension fund before December 2005, when civil partnerships became legal”.It will be argued that the exemption is “discriminatory”. Mr Walker wants to ensure that, should he die first, his husband, 52, will be adequately provided for.Mr Walker earlier said: “The Government should be ashamed that, in 2017, I and so many others are being forced to live with the worry that our loved ones won’t be provided for when we’re gone, solely because of our sexuality.”My husband and I have been together for 24 years. During that time, I also gave more than two decades of my life to Innospec, paying in exactly the same amount into the company pension fund as my heterosexual colleagues.”How can it be right that my husband will get practically nothing but, if I were to divorce him and marry the very first woman I see, she would be immediately entitled to the full spousal pension? It’s not just unfair – it’s absurd.” Winning the case would be the “icing on the cake” after being able to enter into a civil partnership and then “upgrade” to marriage.He said: “It would give us total equality with our heterosexually married friends, and complete security.”A ruling in his favour would not only be important on a personal level, but it would also be “incredibly important” for many others in same-sex relationships in a similar position, some of whom had already lost partners.Mr Walker suffered a defeat at the Court of Appeal in 2015, when judges ruled that his claim failed because it applied to a period before gay civil partnerships were recognised by the law.He retired from chemicals group Innospec Ltd in 2003 after working for the company for more than 20 years. He had made the same contributions to the pension scheme as his heterosexual colleagues.Mr Walker and his husband, a former computer executive, have been together since 1993. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. I and so many others are being forced to live with the worry that our loved ones won’t be provided for when we’re gone, solely because of our sexualityJohn Walker John Walker suffered a defeat at the Court of Appeal in 2015 Credit:Martin Keene/PA The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force on December 5 2005. Mr Walker and his partner entered into a civil partnership in January 2006, which was later converted into a marriage. A gay man fighting to win his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy in a heterosexual relationship described feeling “confident” as he began the final round of his legal battle.Ex-cavalry officer John Walker, 65, is hoping that five justices at the Supreme Court in London will overturn an earlier ruling against him.Human rights organisation Liberty, which is representing Mr Walker, says a successful outcome could “dramatically change the lives of thousands of same-sex couples”.As Mr Walker arrived at the UK’s highest court on Wednesday, he said: “I am feeling confident. I think common sense will prevail.” John Walker suffered a defeat at the Court of Appeal in 2015last_img read more