MSC’ Terminal Investment, Contship Agree on Sale of MCT Share

first_imgMediterranean Shipping Company’s Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) has reached an agreement to take over control of Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A. from Italian terminal operator Contship Italia.Contship Italia and TIL’s subsidiary Itaterminaux S.à.r.l. have executed a share purchase agreement related to the sale of 50% of CSM Italia Gate, which owns 100% of MCT.The parties did not disclose the terms of the transaction, for which the regulatory approvals are still pending. The companies launched negotiations on the sale in mid-March 2019.MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro and TIL already owned 50% of CSM Italia Gate S.p.A. At closing, TIL will own 100% of CSM Italia Gate S.p.A. and will indirectly control all the shares of MCT.Contship Italia Group started and has been running the now largest Italian container terminal for over 24 years.last_img read more

Tipp clubs down to business end of the championship

first_imgThey’ll face Loughmore Castleiney, who by the time the final whistle blows in that match, will have played five senior championship games in just 17 days.Loughmore Castleiney coach Alan O’ Connor says dual clubs in particular just have to get on with it. Tipperary senior clubs are down to the business end of the championship, however for dual clubs in particular, this means playing a lot of games in a short timeframe.Eire Og Annacarthy are one of those clubs – last night their senior footballers lost to Arravale Rovers in the West semi-final.Come next Tuesday their senior hurlers and footballers will have played four championship games in 13 days across both codes.last_img

Lance Armstrong ends fight against doping charges

first_imgUS cycling star Lance Armstrong has announced he will no longer fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency, ahead of a Friday deadline.In a statement, the 40-year-old maintains he is innocent, but says he is weary of the “nonsense” accusations.The US anti-doping agency (USADA) now says it will ban Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles.Armstrong retired from professional sport in 2011.USADA alleges he used banned substances as far back as 1996, including the blood-booster EPO, steroid and blood transfusions.Armstrong sued in federal court to block the charges but lost. ‘Heartbreaking’ case“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough.’ For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said in the statement.“I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.“Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart’s [USADA’s chief executive] unconstitutional witch hunt.“The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.” Armstrong had been given until 06:00 GMT on Friday to decide whether to continue fighting the USADA charges.The agency has said that 10 of Armstrong’s former teammates are prepared to testify against him.The cyclist has accused USADA of offering “corrupt inducements” to other riders.USADA also accuses Armstrong of being a “ring-leader” of systematic doping on his Tour de France winning teams.Mr Tygart said shortly after Armstrong’s statement that his agency would ban Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his titles, according to AP. The chief executive described the case as a “heartbreaking” example of a win-at-all costs approach to sports.However, Armstrong disputed that the USADA has the power to take away his titles.“USADA lacks jurisdiction even to bring these charges,” his statement said.The cycling governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) – which had backed Armstrong’s challenge to challenge USADA’s authority – has so far made no public comments on the latest developments.Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer prior to his record-breaking Tour wins, retired after the 2005 Tour de France but made a comeback in 2009. He retired for a second time in February 2011.He now says he will be focusing on the work with his cancer charity.last_img read more