Economy / Foreign relations / Politics / Tourism / Transport

The race to demolish Costa Concordia in Italy

As it was already written on this webzine, Italy is characteristically trying to turn the Costa Concordia disaster into an opportunity.

Now that the Italian and US contractors look successful in their efforts to remove the wreck, the race to demolish it has begun. The scrapping of Costa Concordia is worth much money, and the possibility to create desperately needed jobs. Therefore, many Italian ports are loudly offering their candidature.

All this competition could prove futile, however. Italian ports are indeed relatively small, and perhaps unfit for the job. Even if an adequate site is found, moreover, it could be shut down by the pressure of other ports and their political sponsors. In the end, the wreck could end abroad, with Turkey rumored to be a top tier candidate.

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