Ports in the Mediterranean are attracting more deep-sea vessels than the ports in North Europe. One new trend in particular that emerged in 2015 has made the difference, according to a SeaIntel analysis.
Italy's new government this weekend refused port access to a ship carrying 629 migrants. And so has Malta. "When new political winds are blowing, as is the case in Italy now, we expect that a political solution will be found," says Director Maria Skipper Schwenn, Danish Shipping, to ShippingWatch.