De genocidio sindical en Colombia, empresariado exitoso, coca y democracias secuestradas

De genocidio sindical en Colombia, empresariado exitoso, coca y democracias secuestradas

 

 

Artículos de Opinión |      
 
Javier Orozco Peñaranda |
 
20-08-2014 |          

Va de mal a peor la situación de los derechos humanos en Colombia. En el primer semestre de este año fueron  asesinadas 30 sindicalistas y personas que defienden los derechos humanos y la cosa podría ser peor sin los esquemas de protección que reciben algunas de las personas en riesgo. Las organizaciones sindicales cuestionan el que no se investiguen las amenazas de muerte, ni se prevengan los atentados.

Luis Plaza Vélez, Secretario General de la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores en el departamento de Bolívar, una región del Caribe con más de 2 millones de habitantes, sobrevivió a un atentado en Cartagena de Indias el

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Vale Looks for More Ships as China Sales Seen Doubling

 

Vale SA (VALE5), still facing restrictions inChina on its giant Valemax vessel, is looking to expand its shipping fleet as it seeks to boost sales to the Asian nation.

The world’s largest iron-ore producer plans to double its shipments in the next five years to China, where it now supplies 12 percent to 14 percent of the country’s iron ore consumption, said Jose Carlos Martins, Vale’s head of ferrous metals.

While the Rio de Janeiro-based company’s iron-ore output so far this year is ahead of expectations, it’s maintaining its 2014 output target of 312 million metric tons as operations could still be affected by rains or conflicts with Brazil’s indigenous population, Martins told reporters in Rio yesterday.

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Freight Agreements Get More Confusing Every Year

 

With Alliances Forged and Foundered Australia Reviews Anti-Trust Regulation

AUSTRALIA – UK – WORLDWIDE – The London based International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted at the request of the Australian Government, which is looking at ways to ‘reinvigorate Australia’s competition culture’. In its submission, the ICS makes a firm point to support the maintenance of what it calls ‘important’ antitrust exemptions that currently apply to international maritime transport, particularly the container shipping sector, exemptions which it argues support the ocean freight industry in a myriad of ways, and the Chamber also draws attention to the practices and recent rulings of other countries that Australia has trade ties with. 

The

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Ship Demand to Surge as Ore Cargoes Bust 1.3 Billion Tons

 

Photographer: Sergio Dionisio/
 
Bloomberg

Bulk carriers are loaded with iron ore at the ship loading facility at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Close

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Photographer: Sergio Dionisio/Bloomberg

Bulk carriers are loaded with iron ore at the ship loading facility at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

 

Australia’s plans to export more iron ore this year than any nation ever is driving up shipping costs by 80 percent. Increased sales from Brazil before year-end means freight rates could go higher still.

Rio Tinto Group and

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Atlantic Panamax freight rates improve on tight prompt tonnage, better sentiment

London (Platts)--25Jul2014/324 pm EDT/1924 GMT


Platts

Freight rates ticked up for trans-Atlantic Panamax runs as prompt tonnage was met with a fair volume of inquiry, but the long-term outlook remained uncertain, shipping sources said Friday.
     The Hampton Roads, Virginia-Rotterdam coal route, basis 70,000 mt improved to $9.25/mt on Friday, up from $9/mt the day before. SVS was heard fixing on subs at $11/mt on its 70,000/10 mt cargo with 2-port load from Baltimore and Norfolk with discharge at Redcar for August 8 laycan.            According to shipping sources, stems with one port load would be achieving $9.25-9.5/mt for similar dates. ArcelorMittal was heard fixing its Port Cartier, Canada-Ghent, Belgium 75,000/10 mt iron ore cargo at $8.5/mt level for August 7 laycan. The cheaper rate can be

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