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A perfect storm for container shipping

A GIANT SHIP wedged across the Suez canal, record-breaking shipping rates, armadas of vessels waiting outside ports, covid-induced shutdowns: the business of container shipping has rarely been as dramatic as it has in 2021.

Arabs should find it easy to understand China

As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the most often repeated statement around the world, including the Arab region, about the Asian rising superpower is: ‘It is very difficult to understand China’.