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Piracy is an increasing threat to trade routes
Piracy is an increasing threat to trade routes
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • This week MME takes a look at how piracy is affecting trade routes
  • Plus Facetime with Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World
  • Counter-piracy methods explored by businesses

(CNN) -- IN FOCUS: Price of piracy

Piracy is a lucrative trade with a total income as high as $238 million in 2010. With an annual increase of 2-400 pirates each year, it's a risk that poses a threat to African, Pacific rim and Middle Eastern trade routes. MME takes a closer look.

FACETIME: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World

The Gulf of Aden is a lucrative corridor for maritime trade, but with the threat of piracy, businesses are looking to give governments a helping hand in counter-piracy measures.

With facilities in Djibouti, Mozambique and Senegal, MME talks to the Chairman of port operator DP World to find out about their efforts.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Fridays: 9:45am, 17:45pm
Saturdays: 7:15am
Sundays: 6:15am, 17:45pm
Mondays: 1:45am

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