Opinion

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:...

Is seafaring really a dying art?

July 23rd, 20185 “I think that the best and most perfect arrangement of things that I ever saw was when I went to look at the great Phoenician sailing-vessel; for I saw the largest...

A short wish list for the IMO

July 2nd, 20185 Some recent sessions at the IMO have been quite exciting, attracting attention from the ‘mainstream’ (non-shipping) media and from Transparency International. Too...

Should HMM stay or go?

June 20th, 20180 On March 16 2017, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) inked a three-year strategic cooperation agreement with Maersk and MSC’s 2M alliance. Under that agreement, HMM...

Money for the masses

June 5th, 20180 So here we are at Posidonia once again and my, oh my how the mood of owners descending on Athens has changed since the last edition two years ago. I will be using the...

Mind the sulphur cap

June 4th, 20181 The shipowners of the world, with a handful of specific exceptions, are not going to be scrubbing their funnel flue gases to remove sulphur dioxide. The exceptions...

Social Media Performance: The Liners

May 31st, 20180 As some of the biggest shipping companies around, liners often take the spotlight in the shipping industry’s public profile. The larger players have led the way in...

Holding on

May 7th, 20180 One of the world’s foremost poets wrote in an unforgettable poem called If, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are...
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