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The Covid-19 effects

Moody's expects poor GDP numbers for the first quarter / ANALYSIS

London - Preliminary first -quarter GDP estimates for several euro zone member countries and for the currency area itself will make the coming week extremely busy. We expect the numbers to be awful. Whole swaths of the European economies were forced to shut down in March owing to the COVID -19 crisis

shipping

“Cargo theft has reached historic levels”

Copenaghen - According to Risk Intelligence, it “is affecting all modes of transport across the logistic supply chain.” The Danish company will partner with the Transported Asset Protection Association to enhance the visibility of cargo theft

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Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Aarhus (Denmark) - Denmark’s Unifeeder, part of the United Arab Emirates’s global port operator DP World, has acquired a 77% stake in The Feedertech Group, a Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator

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finance and politics

For Russian business, big dreams in Africa / FOCUS

Moscow - From diamonds and arms to nuclear power and oil, Russia has major business ambitions in Africa, even if it is coming late to the party. Western countries like France and the United States are deeply entrenched in African economies and in recent years China has emerged

shipyard and offshore

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

cruise and 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

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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