Kaalbye Shipping refutes Syria claim

Kaalbye Shipping International has refuted reports by Washington-based think tank C4ADS and in the Washington Post that it had illegally shipped cargo to Syria and deliberately disabled ship transponder systems. The company, which operates a fleet of eight general cargo, ro ro and container vessels of around 8,000dwt, said that it had been vindicated by a correction in the 6 February Washington Post which stated the publication "incorrectly described details ... [+]

Syrian bypass

A new freight and passenger ro ro service has been started between Iskenderun in Turley to Port Said Egypt to help traffic bypass the unrest in Syria. Ro pax vessels have been chartered from Greece's Sisa Denizyolları. [+]

Plan now for Syria, urges air charter chief

Any future relief effort to Syria promises to be difficult and complicated and air operators would need as much early information as possible, said the boss of one of the world’s leading charter operators. Air Partner chief executive, Mark Briffa, said: “Significant aid and international support will be needed in Syria.  ... [+]

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