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Norwegian maritime industry group Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and the Maryland Port Administration signed an agreement yesterday to continue their cooperation for another three decades.The agreement is expected to bring an increase in roll-on, roll-off cargo capacity at the US West Coast port of Baltimore, which already holds the record of 792,000 cars handled in 2014, more than any other US port, and a total of some 861,000 tons of roll-on, roll-off cargo in 2014.Starting in January 2016, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics expects to increase the frequency and capacity on the company’s service on the Atlantic Ocean, by offering a regular weekly service from key ports in Europe to the West Coast in the US.“Doubling the frequency and capacity for its Europe to U.S. West Coast service allows WWL to lead the market—by offering an unmatched frequency and reliability to effectively accommodate the growing needs of heavy equipment and breakbulk shippers and, in particular, demand by car manufacturers,” says Flavio Batista, EVP and Head of Commercial for EMEA at WWL.WWL said that it will deploy its 200 tonne capacity RoRo ships, and, once the new locks debut on the Panama Canal, it will introduce the Post-Panamax HERO class of vessels to the Americas trade markets.Under this agreement, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics will serve the port through 2045.The company and the port had an existing 20-year contract, which would have expired in 2021.World Maritime News Staff
Enyimba Football Club of Aba have communicated an apology to a Nigerian Sports journalist and photographer, Modo Victor Ekene for using his pictures without prior authorization.Ekene had taken to Twitter on Tuesday to air his grievance with the Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) side for erasing his logo from a picture he had taken of players during action between the club and MFM FC on matchday 1 of the 2018/2019 abridged NPFL season where the People’s Elephant beat the Adekoya Boys two-nil.Modo tweeted “Dear @EnyimbaFC I am very pissed off at the moment. I have no issue with your using an image I made for a banner(I know quality pictures no plenty) but the fact that you edited out my logo on his lap, that I can’t stomach.”The Sports photographer went ahead to point out that the photos were shared on a website controlled by his company, taking a swipe at “those that will come to lecture me on social media content sharing rights.”Much later, the Aba-based side responded to the tweet, apologized and promised to take down the image which it had used for a matchday 4 prematch cover ahead of their game against Lobi Stars.“Dear Victor, We apologize sincerely for the unauthorized use of your image. We work with multiple graphic designers who send in their designs before and after games.“What this designer has done is against everything that we stand for as regards image rights and we condemn it. The graphic will be taken down immediately and the designer cautioned severely,” the club replied.Users of the social media platform, who responded to the thread of tweets created in the process by both parties, expressed their views. While some expressed disappointment at the club’s inability to get a good photographer, one glowed with delight at the club’s response.Related