Commissioner: EU maritime industry has found global balance
The EU Commissioner of transport, Siim Kallas, does not fear the competition from the dynamic Asian growth centres such as Singapore. The EU plays a leading role within shipping, for example as a supplier of high quality products to the shipyards in Asia, he says to ShippingWatch.
BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN
The EU Commissioner of transport, Siim Kallas, will not describe the EU maritime industry’s relationship with countries like China, Singapore or South Kores as filled with “threats” or “unfair competition”.
While Russia has turned off gas supply to some EU countries, LNG carriers report of a basically sold-out market. And according to an analyst, activity on the gas market may endure for a long time. ShippingWatch has interviewed Øystein Kalleklev, CEO of Flex LNG, on the outlook.