SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (IX)

1.- SPANISH MERCHANT FLEET: GT INCREASE  

According to the last figures provided by the Spanish Shipowners Association (ANAVE), the merchant fleet controlled by Spanish shipowners is expected to increase by 27% in the next two years, up to 5,2 million GT, thanks to investments in 18 ships for a value of 1.730 million euros. 

WORLDWIDE MARITIME NEWS XII

1.- SHIPPING CONFIDENCE: HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008
According to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for almost six years in the three-month period to February 2014.