Opinion

2019 predictions and beyond

November 16th, 20180 As is customary at this time of the year the editor tells me to stick my neck on the line and make my predictions for 2019. Let’s start with the hottest game in...

What’s killing our seafarers?

November 1st, 201818 It is easy to forget the strength and brute force that the ocean can render. Few appreciate this more than the seafarers that ply the world’s waterways in support of...

China’s clever tariff tiff with the US

October 1st, 20180 I am somewhat bemused by news headlines here in Australia and abroad that China’s response to the US shows a weakness, particularly pointing to the tariffs on LNG as...

Nanotechnology questions answered

September 6th, 20181 A couple of weeks ago Splash published my article titled, ‘Nanotechnology can cure shipping’s sulphur conundrum’. Since then, we have seen the following...

What should be on show at SMM

September 4th, 20180 Years ago, a young Chinese colleague summed up Russia – “Russia can sell you anything, except what you what you want. Nuclear missile – no problem. Toothbrush –...

Crewing demographic timebomb laid bare

August 20th, 20187 When you read and hear about life at sea, can you help but wonder where the future of our industry is headed? The themes and anecdotes are predominantly negative:...
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