The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Pan Americas, the second one constructed for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, was handed over to its owners.Jointly owned by Teekay LNG Partners, China LNG Shipping International, and China’s CNOOC Limited, the 174,000 cbm vessel was constructed by China’s shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.Following delivery, Pan Americas commenced a long-term charter contract with oil major Shell.Featuring 98,500 dwt and a length of 290 meters, the carrier was named and completed at the shipyard on January 12.The vessel is part of a batch of four LNG carriers ordered for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project in 2014.According to data provided by VesselsValue, Pan Americas has a market value of around USD 180 million.World Maritime News Staff, Image Courtesy: Teekay Corporation/Colin Beall
November 5, 2008 The Sept. 28. workshop participants graduated last Friday, October 31. 2008. Congratulations to: [from left] Amy Bunker, Asako Kitazawa, Hortense Sestito, Elvire Callaghan, Giorgio Bologna, Alyssa Blumstein and Aarthi Janakiraman. [Photo & text: sa]
Amazon-owned video platform for gaming enthusiasts, Twitch, has launched as a channel on Roku devices in Europe and North America. The free-to-view channel is available for all current-generation Roku players in the UK, Ireland, US and Canada, and Roku TV models in the US and Canada.Viewers can tune into the channel to watch live videogame broadcasts, just like on the web. They can also browse live channels and games and follow broadcasters, adding them to their home screen.“At any given time you’ll find hundreds of live broadcasts from popular games including League of Legends, Counter Strike, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Minecraft and many others,” said Roku’s vice-president, content acquisition, Ed Lee, in a blog post.Amazon agreed to buy Twitch for US$970 million (€847 million) in cash in August 2014. The service launched in June 2011 and is used by gamers to live-broadcast, watch and chat about videogames, with users able stream their gameplay direct from their connected Xbox or PlayStation consoles.As well as individual gamers, the site is also used by publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and e-sports organisations.