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Diana Shipping newcastlemax gets pay rise from Koch
Danaos seals $2.2bn debt refinancing
Wilhelmsen Ship Management adds UK office, targets ambitious growth
Angelicoussis back at DSME for another LNG carrier
Negligent homicide charge dropped against commander of USS Fitzgerald
Yangzijiang wins more newcastlemax orders
Cox Oil agrees on $322m buyout of EGC
Generator fire doused on Great Lakes bulker, USCG to investigate
GMS adds to its growing operational fleet
Shelf Drilling to list in Oslo on Monday
Shelf Drilling IPO oversubscribed
Rowan jackup gets three-year Saudi Aramco contract
Hyundai Heavy runs out of offshore work
Korea’s largest steel mill gets shipping partners to install scrubbers
Sungdong Shipbuilding seeks new owners
Ocean Network Express shifts from road to rail in the UK
COSL secures jackup contracts from Aramco
Worker dies after falling off ship at Beihai Shipbuilding
Cosco’s huge swathe of boxships still to deliver this year puts liners on edge
Cosco offers US authorities Long Beach terminal solution to solve OOCL takeover
BLUE Communications: Trust, transparency, brands and shipping
Pillarstone: Premuda’s back in the market in buying mood
Confitarma: Traditional shipping companies at risk in Italy
Dorian LPG: The case for an alternative ship fuel
Posidonia: Records tumble as 50th anniversary approaches
This is why jackup rig dayrates will double
The Great Reversal: US crude and the diverse forces shaping tanker markets
Could ship finance help resolve crew abandonment?
Are we nearing peak container?
Drilling into human data at sea
Dreams, delusions or fantasies: Making sense of the G7, SCO and China’s BRI
Should HMM stay or go?
How to approach the rebound in container vessel owner values
Buoyant Posidonia paints its own picture of the markets
Money for the masses
Take the offshore current when it serves
Where pigs can swim
November 10th, 2017
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...
Can we be honest about the damage we are all doing?
October 26th, 2017
Amongst this week’s contributions to the gaiety of nations we may include the attempt by our industry’s lobbying bodies to tell the world that they do not do what we...
China’s Belt Road Initiative and supply chains in Asia
October 18th, 2017
The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) is an industry wide phenomenon that all in the logistics and supply chain sector needs to be aware of. As highlighted previously, the BRI...
Digital disruption or social media distribution?
October 12th, 2017
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half. - John Wanamaker (attributed) Unknown marketing effectiveness is a problem...
Abandonment issue gives shipmanagers a chance to shed ‘spiv’ image
October 11th, 2017
The announcement by the eight big shipmanagers that they propose not to do business with owners who have a history of abandoning crew is a good start, but now let’s...
Digital tsunami threatens to wipe many out
October 9th, 2017
I am afraid to tell you that I think too many shipowners and ship financiers have little or no understanding of what the future holds for our industry. Whether its...
The global orderbook: fools rushing in?
October 5th, 2017
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...
One Belt, One Road and the Old Man and the Sea
September 22nd, 2017
On a recent trip to China to attend a summit and meetings regarding the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) I was reminded of the Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea....
When London had international shipping, it didn’t need a Week
September 13th, 2017
I started work in the City in 1974; within walking distance of my office in St Mary Axe were three Admiralty chart agents – Kelvin Hughes, Brown and Perring and JD...
Shipping can learn from the Korean mess
September 7th, 2017
When one looks at the current problems between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America along with the Republic of Korea, dismay...
And then there were three: Musical chairs and containerships
September 5th, 2017
This column contains speculation. I hope that it is speculation based on the principle that, to a certain extent, the past may provide, if not a guide, then at least a...
Post-Hanjin reality, one year on
August 31st, 2017
Does anyone still remember the excitement of Maersk’s EEE (18,340 teu) coming into service in 2015? Any passion still left in you about the 2017 arrival of the MOL...
Issuing shares helps loosen the shipping finance conundrum
August 14th, 2017
While most of the debate in shipping is focused on any recovery of the freight markets, the small world of shipping finance keeps living one day at a time, one long day...
The intriguing marriage dance of OOCL and Cosco
July 17th, 2017
The container shipping consolidation claimed another mid-size player and, if approved, will catapult the buyer into the small group of the largest container lines in the...
Myanmar and the chase for the new Silk Road
July 13th, 2017
Myanmar is a very interesting country to visit, particularly when one wants to get a feel for what is taking place with key infrastructure / connectivity initiatives...
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