Broekman explained that its name change is meant to emphasise the company’s focus on logistics. It aims to grow its business further both in the countries in which it already operates and beyond.The company’s restructuring has led to the formation of three clear business units for Broekman: forwarding and shipping; warehousing and distribution; and breakbulk terminals.Broekman says that there will also be a greater focus on the three niche markets of logistics for the energy and offshore industry; for packed chemical products; and for the trucking industry. The new name is also complemented by a new website – www.broekmanlogistics.com – which contains news on the latest trends in the logistics market, available in Dutch, English and Chinese.Raymond Riemen, ceo of Broekman, explained that the company logo will be retained, but ‘logistics’ will be added to the text.www.broekmanlogistics.com
A laser focused Brandon Bell on his return to competitive action, served his way to the “B” class title in the Forbes Burnham Memorial table tennis tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), late Friday evening. Bell, a former junior national player, defeated junior maestro Jonathan Van Lange 3-1 to lift the title.It was Van Lange who began the match with much intensity to take an early 8-3 lead. He fended off a late push from Bell to draw first blood by taking the first set 11-8. However, the match veered Bell’s way who appeared as though he invested the first set to get a feel of Van Lange’s playing style; dominating the second set, leading 9-3 before coasting home 11-6.It was tied at 5-5 in the third set before Bell took it 11-6 to earn a 2-1 lead. Bell, a southpaw, completed the championship run by winning the fourth set 11-7. The eventual winner, defeated Niran Bissu 11-8, 12-10, 13-11 in the semifinal. His most challenging match of the evening came against his fellow lefty Isiah Layne who pushed him to five sets before he clung on for a 3-2 win. Van Lange, on the other hand, had the better of his training partner Kirstian Sahadeo 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8 in his semi final win. Sahadeo, however, won the hearts of many after his spirited 3-2 quarterfinal win over an animated Devon Richmond.The 21-years-and-under title went to Van Lange who rebounded from his “B” class final loss the night before by stomping his way past the improving Layne 3-1It was a measured showing by the swiftly rising 12-year old who won took the first two sets 11-8, 11-3 before Layne won the third 12-10. His success, however, was prematurely ended as Van Lange took the fourth set and the match 11-4 to take the 2019 crown. Van Lange in his semi-final match, defeated Vicente Henry 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 while Layne downed Kaysan Ninvalle 11-7, 12-10, 11-4. Meanwhile, the “C” class title went to Abdool Akeem Rahim who defeated Isaiah Sahadeo 11-1, 11-8, 11-4 to clinch his title.
Francis Coquelin in action for Arsenal 1 Arsenal are set to be without midfielder Francis Coquelin until February because of a hamstring injury.Coquelin was replaced after just 28 minutes during the Gunners’ 3-3 draw against Bournemouth on Tuesday.Arsene Wenger said the Frenchman would be out for three to four weeks at his press conference on Thursday morning.He also said that the club were monitoring the fitness of Spanish forward Lucas Perez, who has an ankle injury.With Perez likely to be sidelined against Preston this Saturday, Wenger hinted that striker Danny Welbeck could return in the FA Cup third-round tie.Having not made a first-team appearance since May, the forward is likely to start from the bench rather than being thrown straight into the first XI.“Physically his fitness is at quite a good level but, of course, the ideal way is to give him two or three games in the under-23s,” Wenger revealed.“The situation is not always ideal sometimes you have to hurry up.”
Consequently, I wanted to see if it were still possible, and if the cost of flights had increased notably given many airlines decided to hedge their fuel prices when oil was selling at its peak last year, and had not anticipated it now being virtually free.Skyscanner provided all the information I needed, and so I set off around the planet once again for a six month trip leaving in March 2009:The JourneyFlight 1: London, Stansted – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This comes courtesy of Air Asia and I can fly this route for £202 .Distance: 6553 miles.Flight 2: Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok, Thailand.Air Asia provide this one too for the bargain price of £48.00.Distance: 736 miles.Flight 3: Bangkok – Perth, Western Australia.Tiger Airways come up with the goods this time with a price of £121.Distance: 3313 miles.Flight 4: Perth – Sydney, AustraliaA combination of Tiger Airways and Virgin Blue offer a flight for £56 – remarkable given the distance.Distance: 2045 miles.So far I have “travelled” a distance of 12,647 miles, been to 4 cities in 3 countries, only used low-cost airlines and spent just over £400.Flight 5: Sydney – Auckland, New Zealand.Virgin Blue again and this time the price is £86.Distance: 1338 miles.Flight 6: Auckland – Brisbane (Australia).I backtrack here which often you cannot do with a standard round-the-world ticket. Once again Virgin Blue is the carrier and charge £99.Distance: 1421 miles.Flight 7: Brisbane – Los Angeles, USA.Ouch! This one puts a bit of a dent in the wallet and I can’t find a budget way of getting across the Pacific unless I plan another Kon-Tiki expedition. Air Pacific is the carrier and the cost is £601.Distance: 7189 milesFlight 8: Los Angeles – Toronto, Canada.Another departure from the budget carriers; United Airlines go to Canada for £150.Distance: 2173 milesFlight 9: Toronto – London, Gatwick.The final flight and happily it is with another low-cost carrier. Flyglobespan can ferry me back to the UK for £222.Distance: 3550 miles.The total cost of flights for this 28,300 mile trip is £1585, and represents a £200 increase on last year’s trip (which also included a couple of extra destinations). What about the alliance tickets?I called a travel agent and asked for a quote for a similar journey and she came back with the following proposal:London – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok – Perth – overland to Sydney (not included in the price) – Christchurch – Auckland – Los Angeles – overland to Chicago (again not includd) – London. The price was £1500 including taxes which seemed pretty good. However, those two overland costs could mount up and if one flew I think £250 is the minimum one might pay. Some drawbacks thoughThere are some disadvantages to my low-cost idea: firstly, the budget airlines can often be less flexible with changes of flight, and altering your plans could see you being charged a substantial excess. Additionally, you don’t have the security of an airline “alliance” behind you, so if connecting flights are delayed, you might not get much sympathy from another carrier. Also, you are unlikely to be offered the same levels of comfort you might expect from the likes of Singapore Airlines or Virgin Atlantic. Finally, credit card booking fees and checked-in baggage could really ramp up the costs since let’s be honest, if you are off for six months, then your bag is not going to fit in the overhead lockers.So what’s the best idea?I think the solution to this round-the-world issue is, as with so many things in life, a compromise. I reckon, the cheapest way of seeing a lot of places is to mix and match between budget airlines and one of the alliance packages. Air New Zealand offer a London – Hong Kong – Auckland – Los Angeles – London ticket for about £700 which covers all the long haul bits of the trip. From there, you can add on some budget flights out of the cities: pop over to Sydney or Brisbane from Auckland or a trip to Fiji perhaps. There are numerous low-cost airlines going out of Hong Kong and Los Angeles International is hardly small. A good friend of mine in the travel industry (and probably the most well-travelled person I know) swears by this plan, and if it’s good enough for him, then that’s good enough for me.Read Nick’s article “Around the World in Thrifty Ways”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAround the World in Thrifty WaysWe researched a hypothetical trip with the aim of going to as many places of interest as we could, over the course of four months.Everything you need to know about booking a round the world ticketTrotting off around the globe sounds like a pricey business, especially when you consider all the flights you’ll need to get you from continent to continent. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re gearing up for a gap year or simply planning a multi-stop adventure, a round the world…Top tips to help you save for your dream holidayFar flung and exotic holidays may seem like an impossible dream, but give up that cup of coffee on the way to work and a few other favourite treats and you could save enough for the holiday of a lifetime. Find out how easy it is and how you could… Nick CarrI wrote a piece about this last year in happier financial times, but since then various airlines have gone bust which rather screwed up my hypothetical budget round-the-world adventure.