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Maersk Group Announce Expansion Of Break Bulk And Container Freight Carrier Fleet

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller Maersk has released details of the direction being taken by subsidiary Safmarine which it believes will open up an expanding market between Asia and Africa. With the recent delivery of the MV Safmarine Samba, the first of the six new Multi Purpose Vessels (MPV’s) that it ordered in August 2008, […]


Can US economy thrive as China rises?

China’s growth rate isn’t remarkable compared with that of other East Asian nations. But its huge population makes China more important – and its government has used that marketplace leverage to lure multinational firms and to arrange for the transfer of valuable know-how in joint ventures. That raises the prospect that China may catch up […]


Marseilles records growth despite multiple strikes

In April, about a third of the workers at the Port of Marseille will be transferred to private terminal operators.

The port of Marseilles recorded impressive 2010 cargo-handling figures, despite being subject to a series of strikes throughout the year.

Interestingly, the port authority stated that it was on course for an 8% increase […]