Opinion

Myanmar emerging as China’s west coast

January 4th, 20182 A recent public speaking trip through Asia discussing the ongoing developments within the China Belt Road Initiative (BRI) exposed a number of interesting themes, one of...

A forgettable year is our best hope

January 3rd, 20182 By all accounts, 2017 was a forgettable year for shipping - which it may be the best characterisation the industry could possibly have at present. Recent memorable years...

China’s long game

November 20th, 20171 China’s maritime dominance is about to become all encompassing. National strategic long-term plans mapped out in the 1990s are now clear to see. China’s maritime...

Where pigs can swim

November 10th, 20170 The tit for tat between the republic of the Marshall Islands and the International Chamber of Shipping this week over the severity and timing of maritime emission cuts...

The global orderbook: fools rushing in?

October 5th, 20174 To order, or not to order - that is the question. This may be a poor misquote of Shakespeare, but the wrong decision by shipping managements may result in "the slings...
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