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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

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