ZIM Unveils Upgraded Transpacific Network

first_imgIsrael’s shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has launched a new service linking Asia and the Pacific Northwest and presented a revised coverage on the Transpacific route, scheduled to start in April 2017.The ZIM North Pacific (ZNP) service will connect major ports in South East Asia and China to the Vancouver gateway, according to the company. Additionally, the new service will offer expanded coverage of Asian ports in terms of both export and import.Port rotation of the ZNP service will be as follows:  Port Kelang (Malaysia), Cai Mep (Vietnam), Da Chan Bay,  Yantian, Xiamen, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Vancouver (Canada), Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Da Chan Bay, Port Kelang.The company said that the ZNP service joins ZIM’s Transpacific network, which also includes ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP) and ZIM Seven Star Service (Z7S).The ZCP links Shanghai and Busan to US South Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean clusters.The upgraded port rotation of the ZCP service will be as follows: Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Rodman, Panama Canal (Panama), Kingston, Savannah, Norfolk, New York (USA), Halifax (Canada), Kingston, Qingdao.In addition, ZIM said that its Z7S service will resume full-scale activity, connecting South China, South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent to the US East Coast main ports, including Maher terminal in New Year.The Z7S service will link the following ports: Da Chan Bay, Yantian (China), Cai Mep (Vietnam), Port Kelang (Malaysia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), New York, Norfolk, Savannah (USA), Port Kelang, Da Chan Bay.ZIM did not indicate that the latest changes are linked to any vessel sharing agreements (VSAs).last_img read more

Autumn fog

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International Women’s Day: is partnership a postcode lottery?

first_imgBlacklaws: long journey remains to gender equality. Society president Christina Blacklaws said the profession had made ‘great strides’ in the century since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which allowed women to train as solicitors, became law, ‘but there is still a long journey to gender equality, particularly senior levels in certain regions of England and Wales’.Today’s report contains 15 recommendations for firms to adopt based on the roundtable discussions.Male leaders are encouraged to ‘take their own concrete, inpactful and measurable action’ to address gender inequality, including refusing to participate in all-male panels, conferences and boards.Organisations should have coaching, mentoring and sponsorship initiatives to empower women to achieve leadership roles. An ‘open and honest’ culture should be embedded, ‘where it is normal to challenge negative gender stereotypes’.Blacklaws said: ‘To create a more diverse senior leadership, diversity and gender equality must be placed at the heart of business decisions. The profession needs to come together to combat unconscious bias, encourage flexible working and meet both men and women’s working needs.’The Society plans to follow up today’s report with further insights from roundtables with men. Blacklaws said she wanted to share the data so far to ‘provoke further discussion, consideration and, I hope, positive change’.In June the Society will hold an international symposium entitled ‘the power of gender equality to transform the business of law’ in London. Unconscious bias is the greatest barrier to career progression for women solicitors, according to Law Society research released today to mark International Women’s Day. Where they live is also revealed to be a factor.Chancery Lane surveyed 7,781 people on key issues affecting women working in the law. Just over half (52%) said unconscious bias was the biggest obstacle. However, only 11% said their organisation consistently carried out unconscious bias training.The finding is contained in the Society’s Women in Leadership in Law report, Influencing for impact: the need for gender equality in the legal profession. The report also contains feedback from the 40 roundtables it hosted, where attendees were asked to focus on the key perceived issues identified in the survey and provide examples of best practice to help women overcome career progression barriers.Last year women comprised 62% of new solicitors, but only 30% of partners in private practice.According to the Society’s research, firms in the East Midlands, Wales, east and south-east have a higher than average proportion of women partners. London has the lowest proportion.last_img read more

World rolling stock market – December 2018

first_imgAzerbaijan: ŽOS Zvolen has completed work on the first two of five ČKD-built CME3 Co-Co diesel-electric locos which are being refurbished for ADY with the complete renewal of all equipment except bodyshells to extend their service life by 15 years. Canada: Montréal metro operator STM has ordered a further 17 nine-car trainsets from a consortium of Bombardier Transportation (€188m) and Alstom (€112m). Europe: Leasing company Akiem has placed two firm orders for Bombardier to supply a total of 33 Traxx MS2, AC3 and DC3 locomotives in 2019-21. EP Cargo has ordered a further three Siemens Vectron MS locomotives equipped for use in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, with an option for seven more. They are to be delivered in spring 2019 and initially used in Poland. France: On behalf of the Hauts-de-France region, SNCF has awarded Bombardier a €256m firm order to supply 19 Omneo Premium double-deck inter-city EMUs for use on the Paris – Amiens and Paris – Saint Quentin – Maubeuge/Cambrai routes from 2022. Germany: On October 19 Hamburger Hochbahn gave notice that it intends to directly award the Alstom-led DT5 Hamburg consortium a contract to supply a further 13 DT5 metro trainsets compatible with the existing DT5 fleet, in a contract which would also have two options each for the supply of a further 16 sets. Indonesia: CAF subsidiaries are to supply traction and control systems and wheelsets and gears for 31 LRVs that PT Inka is to supply to Jakarta. International: RM Rail has won orders to supply Russia’s Gazprombank Leasing and VEB-Leasing and Kazakhstan’s largest cement manufacturer with more than 1 000 Type 19-1217 cement hopper wagons by September 2019. The teardrop-shaped body offers a capacity of 73 tonnes and volume of 60 m3, taking into account the density of bulk cement. Kazakhstan: Hyundai Rotem has signed an 80·8bn won contract to supply 32 metro cars to Almaty in time for the opening of an extension in 2020. Representatives of Kamkor Locomotive, GE Transportation and Škoda Transportation met last month to discuss co-operation to maintain KTZ TEP33A passenger locomotive wheelsets at the Shar depot. Moldova: CFM has named GE Transportation as the winner of an EBRD-financed €45m contract to supply 12 mixed traffic locomotives from early 2020 and modernise Chișinău depot. Poland: PKP Cargo signed a 45·3m złoty contract for the purchase of three Dragon 2 E6ACTa six-axle electric locomotives from Newag on October 25. They have already been produced and are awaiting regulatory approval for operation, which is expected by the end of this year. Russia: RZD has awarded TMH’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply one six-car and two four-car EP3D AC EMUs to its Far Eastern Railway by the end of the year. Fertiliser producer MCC EuroChem has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 700 Type 19-9835-01 hopper cars by mid-2019. The wagons have a 25 tonne axleload and a lightweight design to offer a capacity of 101 m3 and 76·7 tonnes, 6 tonnes more than older designs. The body is designed with a low centre of gravity to lower the risk of overturning, while a two-part internal coating based on a vinyl copolymer will provide protection against explosion. Under a 3·7bn rouble contract TMH’s Tver plant is supplying 83 Type 61-4505 and 24 Type 61-4504 postal vans to Russian Post, which will lease them from VTB Leasing before taking ownership after seven years. Some of the vehicles will be suitable for 1 435 mm gauge bogies and equipped with a device for lowering the height of the couplers to permit their operation in China. Yekaterinburg municipality has selected Fobos-TS as preferred bidder for a 77m rouble contract to supply four partly low-floor single-section trams. Fobos-TS acts as a trading company for Uraltransmash, and it is expected that the trams supplied will be UTM’s 36% low-floor Type 71-412. Senegal: Indonesian company PT Inka has won a contract to supply locomotives to Senegal. Switzerland: On November 8 SBB ordered seven Stadler Flirt EMUs for the Bern – Neuchâtel – La Chaux des Fonds route where it is to replace BLS as the operator, with an option for seven more. Investment group Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz’s leasing business LokRoll 2 has awarded Alstom a €40m contract to supply 12 Prima H3 diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives, which it will lease to SBB Cargo for 10 years from October 2020. Alstom will be responsible for maintenance, to be undertaken in partnership with SBB Cargo. Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has awarded SBB’s Bellinzona works a SFr35·4m contract to modernise nine HGe4/4II electric locomotives and three BDt driving trailers by the end of 2022. The work will include installing more energy efficient IGBT converters and asynchronous motors and replacing electronic equipment. The cabs will be modernised and fitted with new displays and diagnostic systems, and new train protection and a fire alarm systems. Turkey: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has signed a US$500m contract with CRRC Zhuzhou for the supply of four-car light metro vehicles. UK: Arriva and Eversholt Rail have ordered a further three Class 195 DMUs from CAF to increase capacity on the Northern network, taking the total order to 58 DMUs and 43 Class 331 EMUs. On November 20 Transport for London confirmed it had signed the £1·5bn contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 94 trainsets for the Piaccadilly Line and support then for 40 years (RG 7.18 p13). USA: On November 12 GATX announced an agreement to acquire a fleet of up to 3 100 wagons from ECN Capital Corp for $229m.last_img read more

Level crossing safety ‘the most important stop of the day’

first_imgINTERNATIONAL: ‘The most important stop of the day!’ is the slogan for this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day on June 6, which is targeting professional drivers of lorries, buses, coaches, farm, industry and emergency vehicles with the message that a brief stop is always preferable to a serious accident with potential loss of life. This year 40 countries are participating in ILCAD, which is being marked with a conference at Amersfoort organised jointly by the International Union of Railways and Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail.Level crossings would not exist in an ideal world, UIC said. However, there are half a million worldwide and it is vital that users respect the rules and pay attention to barriers, signs and signals.UIC data shows there were 439 collisions at level crossings in Europe in 2017, of which 75% involved road vehicles. Crossing incidents accounted for 25% of all significant railway accidents. The 282 fatalities and 240 severe injuries represented 29% of all fatalities and 32% of severe injuries on Europe’s railways. Lorries were involved in 23% of all collisions at level crossings in the USA during 2018, accounting for 7·7% of fatalities and 19·8% of injuriesUIC said 98% of collisions with vehicles at level crossings in the EU were caused by a failure to comply with the rules of the road, either deliberately or accidentally. Driving errors may be caused by routine, stress, fatigue, inattention, consumption of psychoactive substances or speeding, as well as inappropriate use of electronic devices. Drivers of long, oversized and heavy vehicles may also cause collisions through a lack of training or information on potential risks. Studies are currently underway to develop technology to help road users cross railways safely, including the geolocation of level crossings on GPS and communications between road and rail vehicles.last_img read more

Super Rugby: Sharks win to top table, Bulls pick up first…

first_imgDURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 07: Try time Andre Esterhuizen of the Cell C Sharks during the Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Jaguares at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on March 07, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images) DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 07: Andre Esterhuizen of the Cell C Sharks during the Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Jaguares at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on March 07, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)South Africa’s Cell C Sharks made it five wins from six games in this year’s Super Rugby edition after defeating last year’s finalists the Jaguares of Argentina 33-19 at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday.The Sharks outscored their opponents by four tries to two with flyhalf Curwin Bosch kicking 13 points.Tries from Hyron Andrews and Sikumbuzo Notshe and a conversion from Bosch saw the Sharks take an early 12-0 lead. The Jaguares responded with a try of their own through Santaigo Carreras in the 18th minute to make it 12-5.A penalty from Bosch and a converted try from Andre Esterhuizen shortly thereafter made it 22-5. However, the Jaguares hit back with a try from Joaquín Tuculet which was converted by Joaquín Díaz Bonilla as the first half ended 22-12.Two penalties from Bosch early in the second half and a try from Kerron van Vuuren stretched the Sharks’ lead to 33-12.The visitors would have the last say in the game after Sebastián Cancelliere crossed the whitewash and Domingo Miotti added the extras.The Sharks top the South African Conference with 20 points, three clear of the DHL Stormers who had a bye this weekend. The Sharks also top the overall standings and are two points clear of the Chiefs of New Zealand.Meanwhile, the Vodacom Bulls secured their first win of the season after defeating the Highlanders of New Zealand 38-13 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.Rosko Specman scored a hat-trick of tries as the South Africans overturned a 5-10 deficit at halftime and outscored the visitors 33-3 in the second half for a thumping win.Jaco Visagie, Warrick Gelant and Cornal Hendricks also dotted down for the home side while Manie Libbok (3) and Morne Steyn (1) kicked their conversions. Josh Ioane’s haul of 13 points for the visitors included one converted try and two penalties.Following the result, the Bulls moved above the Emirates Lions into fourth place in the South Africa Conference and are up to 11th in the overall standings.Related Zamalek defeats Espérance 3-1 to win CAF Super Cup Stormers stay perfect with late win against Lions in Super Rugbycenter_img Super Rugby: Stormers beat Jaguares for fourth straight winlast_img read more

Martinique: accused terrorist recaptured

first_imgNewsRegional Martinique: accused terrorist recaptured by: – August 24, 2016 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 258 Views   no discussions By Caroline Popovic for the TimesThe accused terrorist who escaped house arrest in Martinique is now in prison.After twenty-six days hiding out in the rain forest, Rachid Rafaa was arrested by the police on Sunday, August 21.He was found near the bungalow where he had been held under house arrest for the last two years.Rafaa had never left Martinique since his disappearance ion July 27.According to police sources, they received a tip off that Rafaa returned regularly to get food from the small bungalow situated in the northern town of Morne Rouge, where he had been placed under house arrest.No explanation was given for the escape of the accused terrorist.However, this is the first crime that he has committed on French soil.He appeared in court on Monday, August 22 and has been remanded in custody in Martinique’s jail.An inquiry is underway to find out why Rafaa escaped and what he was doing for the past twenty-six days.The inquiry is expected to determine whether he had any accomplices and why he returned to Morne Rouge.For escaping house arrest, Rafaa could spend up to three years in jail.A trial date has not been set.Rachid Rafaa is accused by Moroccan authorities of being a member of the terrorist group – al Qaida.He escaped to France where he was picked up by the police who then prepared to extradite him.He appealed to the European Human Rights Tribunal, saying he would be tortured if he were returned to Morocco.The Judge believed him and his extradition was overturned.For the last three years, Rachid Rafaa has been under house arrest, first in the north of France and since 2014, in Martinique. Sharelast_img read more

FCC Authorizes Commercial Deployment of CBRS in the US

first_imgThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the commercial deployment of Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band in the U.S. It is an extremely important milestone in utilizing dynamic spectrum access for next-generation technologies.CBRS is the most advanced commercially available technology in dynamic spectrum sharing and is essential for enabling the most efficient and intensive commercial use of the 3.5 GHz mid-band spectrum that is critical for 5G. The use of dynamic sharing technology in CBRS increases spectrum efficiency and maximizes spectrum access by enabling a wide variety of users and innovative use cases while protecting governmental and other incumbent users of the band.Martha Suarez, President of Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is excited to see the full commercial deployment of CBRS become a reality after many years of the DSA advocating for this technology. This development will go a long way to making more efficient use of spectrum for next-generation technologies like 5G and fostering investment and wireless innovation.’Using a three-tiered system, the CBRS framework creates abundant spectrum for 5G and innovative use cases. The Spectrum Access System (SAS) enables this abundance by assigning priority levels to different tiers of spectrum users, from Incumbents – top-priority governmental and commercial licensees – to Priority Access License (PAL), and General Authorized Access (GAA) users, a tier generally available to any commercial entity. Using database and location identification technologies, the SAS protects incumbent services whilst managing and deconflicting PAL and GAA access, which enables large and small entities to achieve greater network deployment and connect the unconnected.DSA members, including CommScope, Google, and Federated Wireless, have worked towards CBRS commercialization for years and are now fully FCC-certified SAS providers. The DSA is a strong advocate for developments such as these which contribute to the fair and effective utilization of the spectrum. Not only will this impact urban areas of the US by easing spectrum constraints and meeting the expectations of 5G, but it will also revolutionize accessibility in rural and underserved locations.Having explored CBRS development in previous years, the 2020 DSA Global Summit (Paris, France, 2-4 June) will celebrate and discuss what CBRS commercial deployment will mean for the future of telecommunications. The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization. The DSA’s membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world, all working to create innovative solutions that will increase the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.last_img read more

Kios Cek Suhu Tubuh Mandiri Hadir di Stasiun dan Pertukaran Bus Singapura

first_imgalat pengecek suhu tubuh (www.straitstimes.com) Banyak cara untuk mencegah seseorang terinfeksi virus corona salah satunya dengan mencuci tangan dengan sabun dan membasuhnya di air mengalir atau menggunakan pembersih tangan atau handsanitiser. Namun bagaimana dengan moda transportasi yang banyak digunakan oleh masyrakat, apakah sudah ada pencegahan yang dilakukan seperti ketersediaan handsanitiser atau pengecekan suhu tubuh?Baca juga: Cegah Virus Corona di Kabin, Inilah Sejumlah Langkah yang Dilakukan Maskapai PenerbanganDi Singapura sebagai salah satu negara yang terdampak virus corona, di beberapa stasiun MRT dan halte transit bus disediakan alat pengecekan tubuh yang bisa memeriksa sendiri. Menteri Transportasi Singapura, Khaw Boon Wan yang mengunjungi Stasiun MRT Toa Payoh dan pertukaran bus pada Minggu (1/3/2020) melakukan pemeriksaan suhu tubuh di kios yang bisa memeriksa sendiri. Kios ini ada dua dan berada di stasiun tersebut hingga tangal 2 Maret kemarin. Kios prototipe pemeriksa suhu tubuh mandiri tersebut merupakan inisiatif dari beberapa lembaga pemerintah dan perusahaan lokal untuk mendorong orang untuk memeriksa suhu tubuh mereka secara teratur di tengah wabah virus corona yang masih menyebar hingga saat ini.Setiap kios mandiri ini, KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman straitstimes.com (1/3/2020), dilengkapi dengan sensor yang akan mendeteksi suhu tubuh orang yang berdiri didepan dan menggunakannya. Jika lampu kuning menyala di layar artinya orang tersebut dalam kondisi melebihi batas tertentu atau mengalami demam.Namun jika suhu orang yang mengecek dibawah ambang batas maka layar lampu kios akan berwarna hijau. Kios ketiga saat ini sedang dicoba di Chong Pang Community Club. Khaw saatmenggunakan kios pengecekan suhu tubuh tengah mendistribusikan pembersih tangan kepada para pekerja angkutan umum yakni kereta dan bus bersama dengan ketua kelompok Yayasan Temasek Cares Richard Magnus.Temasek Foundation, berupaya meningkatkan daya tahan masyarakat Singapura untuk mengatasi keadaan darurat. Melalui inisiatif ini, Temasek Foundation berencana untuk mendistribusikan 100 ribu botol sanitiser kepada para pekerja transportasi di garis depan termasuk pengemudi taksi dan layanan ride hailing.Baca juga: 130 Kasus Virus Corona di Perancis, Museum Louvre DitutupBaru-baru ini mereka juga mendistribusikan sanitiser tangan ke 17 klinik independen yang dikelola amal, rumah sakit, dan organisasi layanan kesehatan, seperti NKF Integrated Renal Center dan Tzu Chi Day Rehabilitation Center. Memperhatikan bahwa pekerja transportasi garis depan hanya memiliki sedikit akses ke fasilitas mencuci sabun dan air ketika mereka bekerja, Magnus mengatakan pada hari Minggu bahwa sanitiser tangan akan memungkinkan mereka untuk membersihkan tangan sambil tetap melakukan tugas mereka secara efisien.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTaipei Hadirkan Sistem Inframerah untuk Cek Suhu Tubuh Penumpang MRT06/03/2020In “Darat”Thermal Scanner di Stasiun MRT Jakarta, Selain Deteksi Suhu Tubuh Juga Bisa Kenali Rentang Usia Calon Penumpang02/07/2020In “Darat”PT MRT Jakarta Gunakan Thermal Scanner di Lima Stasiun Besar11/06/2020In “Darat”last_img read more

Federer shocked by Anderson at Wimbledon

first_imgTennis LONDON: Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, surrendering a two-sets lead and a match point at the hands of South African giant Kevin Anderson. Defending champion Federer, chasing a 21st Grand Slam title, lost a Court One epic, 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 as 32-year-old Anderson became the first South African in the Wimbledon semi-finals since Kevin Curren in 1983. “Down two sets to love I tried my best to keep fighting. Beating Roger Federer here at Wimbledon will be one I remember, especially in such a close match,” Anderson said. “I kept telling myself to keep believing. I said today is going to be my day.” In a nail-biting four hour and 13 minute classic, it was 36-year-old Federer’s earliest exit at the All England Club since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013. “Sometimes you don’t feel good, and you try your best. Today was one of those days. I didn’t see it coming,” said Federer. “I think it went in spells a bit also, how I was able to return his serve. “I had moments where I was great, I felt like I was reading his serve, other moments where I don’t know where the hell I was moving to.” Eighth seed Anderson will play 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final. Three-time champion Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, reached his first semi-final at the majors in more than two years by seeing off Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. The 12-time Slam champion will face either world number one Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the final. For the only the second time at Wimbledon, Federer was beaten after holding a two-set lead, with his previous loss from that position coming against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2011 quarter-finals. The 20-time Grand Slam champion appeared to be moving towards his fifth successive Wimbledon semi-final after taking the opening two sets. That initial burst gave Federer 34 successive sets won at Wimbledon, equalling his own record set between 2005 and 2006. But, playing on Court One for the first time in three years, Federer was unusually error-prone. Anderson had failed to take a single set off Federer in their previous four meetings. Yet once he had ended Federer’s run of holding serve for 85 consecutive games – a streak dating back to last year’s semi-final – Anderson’s confidence soared. Only once before had Federer played more games at a Grand Slam and on that occasion, he prevailed 16-14 in the 2009 Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick. But this time Federer cracked, serving his first double fault at 11-11 in the decider to give Anderson the crucial break that ushered the Swiss to the exit door. Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final and 32nd at the majors after a stormy Centre Court clash against Nishikori. It will be the 31-year-old Serb’s first semi-final at a Slam since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam. The 12-time major winner prevailed despite picking up two code violations and accusing umpire Carlos Ramos of “double standards”. “I think the first warning was unnecessary,” said Djokovic, who was sanctioned in the second set for spearing his racquet into the court. It didn’t harm the grass. Kei did the same in the fourth set but wasn’t warned. “The umpire said he didn’t see it. I don’t think it’s fair but it is what it is.” Despite his anger – and picking up a time violation in the fourth set –12th seed Djokovic still reeled off 10 of the last 12 games. Nishikori was bidding to become the first Japanese man to make the semi-finals in 85 years. “Well, maybe wasn’t my best, but I thought I was playing good enough,” said Nishikori. “But he was making me run all the time. Especially with his backhand, he can go both ways. That gave me real trouble.” Nadal, who has made the quarter-finals without dropping a set, takes a 10-5 winning record over Del Potro into his quarter-final. Two-time Wimbledon champion Nadal, who is chasing an 18th Grand Slam title, won the pair’s most recent clash in the semi-finals of the French Open last month. He allowed the giant Argentine just seven games in Paris. The 32-year-old is playing in the last eight at the All England Club for the first time since finishing runner-up to Djokovic in 2011. Nadal is bidding to reach a sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is trying to reach the semi-finals for the second time, five years after losing to Djokovic in the longest last-four match ever played at the tournament.last_img read more