Middle East transhipment business set to change after Abu Dhabi signs MSC deal
The future shape of transhipment hub patterns in the Middle East Gulf looks set to ...
As the war in Syria continues, supply chains in to the country are coming under increasing strain. Shipping volumes into the country’s main ports of Tartous and Latakia have fallen precipitously, and despite the threat of western strikes on the Assad regime retreating, insurers are nervous about underwriting vessels calling there. Some general cargo is still moving, but on vessels that are among the oldest in the world. In all, it is a desperate picture.
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