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Relax, reflect, refresh

Recent shipping gatherings have provided plenty of optimism, but our special correspondent feels uncertainties elsewhere suggest a quiet period of reflection over the summer might be in order.

It’s already a fading memory, but by all accounts, Posidonia was a blast. As expected, the return of shipping’s showpiece event after an enforced absence was like uncorking a champagne bottle- a lot of fizz as the pressure was released. The euphoria and sheer joy of this most sociable of industries getting back together has confirmed what we already knew - personal contact is how the best ideas and best deals are formulated.

There were the inevitable notes of caution, but overall the mood ...

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