Ignazio Messina Adds Capacity

first_imgzoom Ignazio Messina & C. has taken delivery of what the Italian shipping company claims to be world’s largest ro-ro container ship, Jolly Cobalto,  at the South Korean STX Offshore & Shipbuilding shipyard in Jinhae.The new vessel, flying under the flag of Italy, is starting its maiden voyage to Europe with a ro-ro cargo and is expected to start operating within the Messina regular liner services between the Mediterranean ports and the Red Sea and Middle Eastern destinations.This vessel is the sister vessel of the ro-ro Jolly Titanio, delivered from the same shipyard back in November 2014. Two more vessels from this series, Jolly Vanadio and Jolly Paladio are expected to join the fleet by mid 2015.The vessels are a part of the second stage of a USD 500 million development plan that the Genoa based shipping company is currently undertaking.M/V Jolly Cobalto is 240 metres long by 37,50 wide; with a 3.900 TEU and 6.350 metres of ro-ro cargo capacity, reaching the speed of 21.5 knots.The new ship, built by the Korean yard under the supervision of the Messina Technical office, has an 11.5 metres draft and a ramp designed to allow boarding heavy lift cargo.last_img read more

Poll Does a politicians age matter

first_img No, only performance matters (1916) Yes (1055) I don’t know (46) Poll Results: No, but time in power does (700) WITH A CABINET reshuffle seemingly imminent, calls are being made to remove some of the older members of cabinet.Speaking today on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte said that calls for the likes of himself and Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to step aside was “ageism”.But, does it matter? In sport, they say “if you good enough you’re old enough”. Is the reverse true in politics, that if you’re good enough, you’re young enough?Or is a call for fresh blood just a desire to see new faces?We’re asking: Does a politician’s age matter? YesNo, but time in power doesNo, only performance mattersI don’t knowVoteRead: Alan Kelly expects to be promoted if he becomes Labour’s deputy leader next weeklast_img read more