Opinion

Shipowner forum

May 26th, 20150 We held one of our regular exclusive shipowner lunches in late April at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. Sponsored by Univan Ship Management, the event drew 12...

A more rational industry approaches

May 21st, 20151 I’ll be honest – this column was lucky to see the light of day, given how frantically busy the M3 team and I have been of late. It is a fact that everyone in...

Paper, paper, everywhere

May 20th, 20150 What is the point of issuing the master of a ship with bits of paper and requiring him to show them to people who turn up onboard and insist on their right to look at...

Shipping regulation in uncharted waters

May 12th, 20150 Never again, seems to be the consensus industry view on the Ballast Water Management Convention and the revision of Marpol Annex VI. The trouble is that shipping seems...

Event fatigue

April 27th, 20150 So another Singapore Maritime Week fades away. What a week it was – almost impossible for anyone to keep up with. Esben Poulsson, the honorary chairman of the...

Demographic danger facing Singapore

April 19th, 20150 On the face of it Singapore is doing a fine job in future proofing its transport infrastructure whether it be from developing a new maritime cluster in the west of the...

Austerity drive

April 15th, 20155 A year ago we were in a very different setting. Oil was hovering comfortably above $100 per barrel, new vessels a plenty were being ordered and delivered, China was...

Contrasting sentiments

April 13th, 20151 Dagfinn Lunde experiences a resurgent US economy and a downcast shipping mood while attending this year’s CMA. I have recently returned from the US where I was...

Strategy versus tactics

March 19th, 20152 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...

Corruption jackpot

March 16th, 20150 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...
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