Opinion

Italy’s belt road embrace

April 1st, 20190 With Italy becoming the first G7 country to enter an MOU with China and its Belt Road Initiative (BRI), there are claims that the sky is about to fall in. Despite...

Shipping’s Y2K bug?

March 25th, 20191 Do you remember the fear mongering as the clocks ticked down to the dawn of the new millennium? The Y2K bug was meant to be Armageddon for computers as it was feared...

ONE too many?

March 12th, 20191 When the three Japanese carriers announced to the world that their containerlines will be united under one brand, the world of maritime shipping didn’t blink. It was,...

Peak container

February 7th, 20193 “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” I thought I’d just drop that line of Wittgenstein in here to explain my failure to write anything to...

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...
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