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New set-up for Caribbean feeder services
EU deadlocked over Albania membership

EU deadlocked over Albania membership

Brussels - Bitterly divided EU leaders failed Friday to reach agreement on allowing Albania and North Macedonia to start talks to join the bloc, dealing a fresh blow to their membership hopes. Summit talks ended without a decision despite seven hours of backroom haggling

“Made in Italy loses 20% in US market as result of tariffs”

“Made in Italy loses 20% in US market as result of tariffs”

Coldiretti reports. The benefit from the situation is for the lobby linked to the US dairy industry (CCFN) which has explicitly asked with a letter to impose taxes on imports of European cheeses to favor the fake Made in Italy industry and force the Union European to open the borders to the fake Italian food made in US

U.S. shipping sanctions deal European refiners an unexpected boost
Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less

North Africa

Libyan oil firm unable to pay salaries at eastern unit with parallel board
Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya’s divisions
Egypt’s Sisi appoints new Suez Canal Authority chairman
Morocco’s BMCE Bank looks to build on China ties to deliver $11 bln tech city
Hapag-Lloyd offers new African service

Middle East

Japan won’t join U.S. coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force
Lebanese government faces calls to resign

Lebanese government faces calls to resign

Beirut - The Lebanese government faced calls to resign Thursday after thousands of furious demonstrators took to the streets across the country to protest dire economic conditions. Public anger has simmered since parliament passed an austerity budget in July to help trim a ballooning deficit

Saudi Arabia opens new logistic zone
Iran decries “cowardly attack” on oil tanker
Abu Dhabi Airports: a MoU with Beijing Daxing

Abu Dhabi Airports: a MoU with Beijing Daxing

Beijing - In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yao Yabo, President of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Black Sea

For Russian business, big dreams in Africa / FOCUS
Turkey boasts vessel exports

Turkey boasts vessel exports

Istanbul - Data compiled from the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry reveal that Turkey has taken significant, eye-catching steps in maritime transport, a strategic sector for global trade. One of the important initiatives was the revival of maritime transport with the removal of excise duty

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

Mangalia - Canadian transport provider Seaspan Ferries will be adding two new liquid natural gas (LNG) – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The 149-meter-long vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Mangalia - On 15 May 2019,Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia participated in a special steel cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new offshore vessel. In February 2019, De Beers Marine Namibia awarded a contract to Damen to build a new crawler diamond recovery vessel

“Nothing wrong giving Russian passports to East Ukraine residents”