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Opinion

March 19th, 2015 | 2 comments Recently various approaches to deal with the prolonged downturn in the dry bulk sector of shipping are being tried. For example, pooling is being adopted by several...

March 16th, 2015 | 0 comments Although I’m no gambler I’ve always had a soft spot for Macau. The city bares no resemblance to its pre-Vegas days, say, 15 years ago, but still there’s a unique...

March 12th, 2015 | 2 comments An annual growth rate of 2.8%. That is not a figure for a nation’s rate of GDP growth, although it might be. Nor is it a figure for a nation’s population growth,...

December 7th, 2014 | 0 comments I dare say most of us know that the concept of ‘CRM’ - cockpit, or crew, resource management - is applied in three fields - aviation (where it developed), ship...

December 5th, 2014 | 0 comments So here we are at the end of another tumultuous year for shipping, one finishing with much talk of overcapacity concerns and consolidation across every segment of...

August 26th, 2014 | 0 comments When I was six, I lived with my parents in Mogadishu. It was a delightful place to be a little boy. One day a man with a big black beard and tattoos came to stay in the...

August 25th, 2014 | 0 comments So here we are about to mark six years since Lehman Brothers fell and shipping remains in the doldrums. I get the feeling that many speculative investors will look...

November 20th, 2013 | 0 comments Over 100,000 merchant vessels carry 90% of the world’s trade, yet the shipping sector rarely gets good press. Actually, it rarely gets any press, unless something goes...

September 11th, 2013 | 0 comments It was only a matter of time before Maersk EEE would lose its crown as “the biggest” container ship. Orders by China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab...
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