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Shipping keeping cool in turbulent times

Terrorism and piracy, along with protectionist measures blocking free trade, plague the industry, but confidence levels have, surprisingly, dippled just a tad

LAST week, I wrote about the danger of terrorist and piracy attacks on shipping. It is an unsettling scourge for the maritime industry.

At this time, however, the fundamentals which have underpinned several decades of growth in international trade are also coming under threat. A month or...