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World’s top three betting heavily on P3 tie-up

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 1, 2013

Earlier this year, the world’s three top carriers announced they would put their rivalry aside on the east-west trades and combine services in a gigantic container shipping alliance. Switzerland-based MSC and France’s CMA CGM plan to link up with Maersk on the P3…

Seafarers and Shore Leave:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 16, 2011

The romance is gone. By 1986, it was all but missing from (my) equation of going to sea for a living. That said, and when I joined my first seagoing assignment in the steamy summer of 1980 at the tender age of 21, equipped only with an untested…

China buys Greece, adds it to growing country portfolio

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 17, 2010

No purchase price was given, but Chinese officials said they had paid “billions of dollars” for the debt-stricken Mediterranean country earlier this week. Okay, that’s not exactly how it went down, but it may as well have been. Bad jokes aside…