From New RoPax Ferries to an Historic Air Fly Over Agreement - This Week's Industry Snippets

ARABIAN GULF – RED SEA – GULFS' OF ADEN and OMAN – INDIAN OCEAN – It is strangely comforting to know, even on the high seas and when speaking of elite naval forces, Covid-19 is ensuring conferences are being held virtually. Such was the case when Rear Admiral Nejat Inanir of the Turkish Navy, the Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces' CTF 151, discussed handing over command to the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ops) of the Pakistan Navy.

Pakistan will assume command of CTF 151, responsible for mutual cooperation and security in the region, in December for a record ninth time, the international alliance providing the force needed to suppress pirate activity in the region. The Rear Admiral said there has been increased small vessel activity as monsoon season passes and the role of CTF 151 remains vital.

FINLAND – In line with company policy to expand its interests around the Baltic Sea Greencarrier Freight Services has acquired logistics business operations in the Baltics and the CEE countries from VR Group’s subsidiary Transpoint International (FI) Oy. The road traffic business operations in the Baltics and the CEE countries will become fully owned by Greencarrier Freight Services.

Approximately 40 people working in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will transfer to the new employer. Transpoint International (FI) will retain VR Transpoint International road traffic and the transaction will not concern the Finnish parent company Transpoint International (FI) owned b....

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