Week 40 is here and I am back on my traveling feet. I am actually in Kotor, which is a very scenic spot in Montenegro, ex Yugoslavia. I am visiting the captain of CMA CGM Andromeda who I met while onboard (as you may recall) in July. Interesting to see one of the countries outside the EU, but still in Europe and I suppose a country that is not too well known. Tourism here is the big draw and small wonder. Salaries are low, at 4-500 euros/month for many.
Here I am above the Bay of Kotor, in Montenrgro, standing below Mount Lovćen
I flew down here on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul, the service onboard was excellent, even in economy class where I spent my time. On Friday I head to Malta.
We conclude our newsletter with a bit of industrial and shipping news, plus our wise words and video/picture of the week. Lastly regards to the Chinese who are having their "golden week" and I am sure that more than a few UnionPay debit and credit cards are steaming at the moment there.
Wishing you a pleasant read and, until next week,
Bo H. Drewsen