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Opinion

April 13th, 2017 | 0 comments Like spring, the snow is beginning to melt at German banks – the thaw is finally here. In the year to date, for my money, the single most interesting development on...

April 6th, 2017 | 3 comments Michael Grey, my mentor as a commentator on our industry, tells me that he recalls interviewing the late Pao YueKong, shortly after a particularly well-publicised report...

March 28th, 2017 | 1 comments Brexit is the mess that wasn't supposed to be. To understand the effects of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, one must first take a quick look...

March 24th, 2017 | 0 comments The very real risk of contagion spreading across already battered offshore-related stocks on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) probably explains why out of the 110-plus...

March 14th, 2017 | 0 comments Container shipowners have been through a very rough patch. Danaos has been under a microscope among listed shares. And Seaspan has been the bigger disappointment given...

March 9th, 2017 | 3 comments In my last article, I suggested that ways of looking at ship operating costs have not changed very much since the 1970s. If we cast our minds back thus far, we find that...

February 17th, 2017 | 1 comments Hanjin Shipping, a global container carrier of note, was born in 1977 and passed away on 17 February 2017, a few years earlier than expected and much longer than it...

January 25th, 2017 | 1 comments Shipowners are in the default condition of the shipowning trade – no money. This is the normal state of the business. An Ancient Greek shipowning proverb has it...

January 10th, 2017 | 19 comments I am inclined to think that there may be less to Maersk’s deal with Alibaba than meets the eye. Yes, very big online platform ties up with very big liner shipping...
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