Petroecuador renta un buque para almacenar combustibles



El buque Odessa de la compañía griega Dynacon fue contratado en octubre del año pasado para almacenar. Foto cortesía
31 de January de 2015 20:08

Al costo de la rehabilitación de la Refinería de Esmeraldas se sumó un rubro adicional desde el pasado 25 de octubre del 2014. La petrolera estatal dedicada al transporte y refinación de petróleo pidió la contratación, a través de la Flota Petrolera Ecuatoriana (Flopec), de un buque tipo Suezmax con una capacidad cercana a un millón de barriles, con el nombre de Odessa.

Este buque pertenece a la empresa griega Dynacon y está fondeado frente al puerto de Balao desde el año pasado.

Mediante un correo electrónico,Flopec indicó a este Diario que el arrendamiento de este buque fue un requerimiento de Petroecuador, “en razón

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Is Malaga the new Barcelona?



By Adam Neale (Terra Meridiana) - PUBLISHED -

LAST UPDATED: 3 Feb, 2015 @ 23:05
INTERNATIONAL airport? Check. High-speed rail line? Check. Mediterranean lifestyle? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Picasso museum? Check. Almost 1,000 kilometres apart, the two cities are closer than they seem.

In the (top) right-hand corner, Barcelona, Spain’s (apologies to those who want independence for Catalunya) capital of cool, home to Antoni Gaudi, Las Ramblas, and cava. And, ahem, at the bottom, Malaga, Spain’s capital of… hot, home to Antonio Banderas, Calle Larios, and pescaito frito. At first glance, they couldn’t be more different. But, when you take a closer look, Malaga bears a stronger resemblance to Barcelona than you might think.

Take that, Messi

Both have ports, Gothic cathedrals

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Back by popular demand, Market Realist’s weekly market recap – US GDP growth misses…

This Friday was a difficult one for global equity markets. U.S. equities finished lower for the fourth week of the last five, suffering their largest drop since 2014. Lower GDP growth in the U.S. and negative earnings revisions only fueled the fire of global deflation. Geopolitical unrest in Russia and Greece’s new anti-austerity stance didn’t help either, and Spain could be next…

Rates collapsing on U.S. GDP miss. The 10-year treasury dipped to to 1.7% on Friday, and 30-year rate fell to all time lows of 2.7%. This was partially driven by the fact that U.S. GDP growth missed expectations on a 2.6% print. Our team at Market Realist has been calling for slowing growth since November, due to the strengthening U.S. dollar,

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The top 10 cruise holidays in Spain

Our expert's pick of the top 10 cruise holidays to Spain in 2015, including luxury cruises, river cruises and no-fly cruises to Barceolna, Menorca, Madeira, Malaga and Ibiza


Explore Seville's old town on a cruise journey with Shearings  

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Spain, see our Spain summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for cities, beach, villa, culture, food and drinkand activity holidays.

1. Saga Saphire to a spectrum of Spanish ports

Fancy a no-fly late autumn sojourn to Spain? Saga has a 15-night journey from

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Baltic Dry Index down to 608 points



On January 30, 2014, the Baltic Dry Index fell to 608 points, down 24points (3.3%) against the level of January 29.

BDI is a number issued daily by the London-based Baltic Exchange. Not restricted to Baltic Sea countries, the index provides "an assessment of the price of moving the major raw materials by sea. Taking in 23 shipping routes measured on a timecharter basis, the index covers Handysize, Supramax, Panamax, and Capesize dry bulk carriers carrying a range of commodities including coal, iron ore and grain. Because dry bulk primarily consists of materials that function as raw material inputs to the production of intermediate or finished goods, the index is also seen as an efficient economic indicator of future economic growth and production.

On 20 May 2008, the index reached its record high level since its introduction in 1985, reaching 11,793 points. On 3 February 2012, the index had dropped 647 points, the lowest since 1986.