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Dockland strife

So Malta’s General Workers Union, in seeking to obtain recognition from Malta Freeport that it represents the majority of the terminal’s workers, has ordered industrial action, been hit by a demand from the Freeport for damages, and is now threatening to get its sister unions in other countries to boycott CGM CMA (the Freeport operator) … Continue reading

Back to piracy

The recent series of pirate attacks of the Somali coast have brought the issue to the forefront again. It is not surprising: after months of relative quiet, it is now rare for a day to go by without reports of yet another hijacking attempt, successful or not. Military patrols of the admittedly pretty large patch … Continue reading

Whither shipping?

Ships avoiding the Suez Canal pose a threat to Malta’s transshipment business. Continue reading

Back to the water?

The 33rd Americas Cup will be a two-boat affair. At least it’s back on the water – but one hopes that with the delay, the other challenges aren’t forced to drop out. Continue reading

Going private

There are, we have been told, 14 bids for various parts of Malta Shipyards. None, however, for the whole business. It seems that no-one sees the value of keeping the parts together. A pity, really: the yacht yard and the superyacht facility both benefit from the availability of full shipyard facilities and skills within the … Continue reading