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LNG shipping prospects brighten up

LNG shipping prospects brighten up

Athens - New LNG projects coming online are bound to improve the fortunes of LNG shipping carriers. In a recent market outlook, shipowner GasLog said that “with a growing number of new demand centers, the demand outlook for LNG carriers with long-term charters remains positive

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Italy’s black economy: a 400,000-strong army / FOCUS

Italy’s black economy: a 400,000-strong army / FOCUS

Rome - As Mafia infiltration of the agro-sector spreads throughout Italy,so the phenomenon of illicit agricultural labour contracting known as “caporalato” shows no sign of abating; just the opposite. The case of Paola Clemente, a 49-year old farm worker from San Giorgio Jonico whose life was cut short in 2015

Died of exhaustion, six “caporali” arrested

Died of exhaustion, six “caporali” arrested

Andria - On 13 July 2015 Paola Clemente,49, died from overwork in the fields around Andria (Puglia). She died from exhaustion: putting in twelve-hour days for a wage of less than thirty euro. Her death prompted Trani’s prosecutor to open an investigation that yesterday led to the arrest of six individuals

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North Africa

The African giant is in motion / ANALYSIS
281 ships transit the Suez Canal in 6 days carrying 15.8m tonnes
Egypt industry races to fill void as trade gap to narrow $11-12 bln in 2016
Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi
Goldman Sachs wins $1.2 bln dispute with Libyan sovereign fund

Middle East

First mega-ship calls at Israeli port

First mega-ship calls at Israeli port

Haifa - The largest ship ever to dock in an Israeli port arrived at the port of Haifaon Thursday. The 13,092-TEU “Maersk Elba” container ship arrived at the Carmel Terminal the morning of February 2. It was operated on by four STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour

The new Black Sea port / REPORTAGE

The new Black Sea port / REPORTAGE

IN 2016 container traffic in Black Sea, except Turkey, fell by 12,2 % year over year during the first nine months of the year to 1,72 million teus excluding transshipments.

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Black Sea

The new Black Sea port / REPORTAGE

The new Black Sea port / REPORTAGE

IN 2016 container traffic in Black Sea, except Turkey, fell by 12,2 % year over year during the first nine months of the year to 1,72 million teus excluding transshipments.

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ZIM and MSC introduce a new joint Black Sea service
Outlook for Vard Holdings remains dim

Outlook for Vard Holdings remains dim

Singapore - Vard has been diversifying away from the oil and gas sector to boost orderbook but OCBC Investment Research warns client restructuring remains a hassle. VARD Holdings has been hit hard by the downturn in oil prices

’Ndrangheta: nuclear waste trafficking

’Ndrangheta: nuclear waste trafficking

La Spezia - His contact was “an inspector from a nuclear power plant in Bulgaria”,the alleged plan was to import radioactive waste into Italy, with the complicity of organized crime; at the centre, Vittorio Petricciola, an accountant from La Spezia, who was arrested as part of an investigation