Opinion

A spooky lunch

June 19th, 20150 To the American Club, high up in Exchange Square, Hong Kong, for one of the more surreal lunches of my life a number of years back. A week prior, the naval attaché...

Is your organisation seaworthy?

June 18th, 20150 This is a question for traditional shipowners in East Asia – “How is your office organised?” And is it organised in the best way? Is it, in fact, organised in a...

‘Big data, big muddle’

June 5th, 20154 Nor-Shipping is coming to a close. The 50-year-old show does a fantastic job at identifying future trends for our industry. One of the buzz themes at this year’s show...

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...
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