Category: Feature

ballast-water

Ballast water treatment systems at a glance

With the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention, shipowners are pressed to decide which treatment systems to choose. For manufacturers keen to be...

Which fleets are cross-traders in shipping?

Which fleets are cross-traders in shipping?

“Going where the work is” has been a familiar mantra for many generations across the world, and the shipping industry is no different, according to Clarksons...

Keeping seafarers sane

Keeping seafarers sane

By Michael Grey “Seafarers required – preference will be given to stolid, pragmatic anti-social candidates who can demonstrate a lack of imagination”. That’s...

The Qatar situation - assessing the impact on shipping

The Qatar situation – assessing the impact on shipping

By Barry Parker Geopolitical developments, politely called “exogenous factors” have a funny way of creeping up on shipping people, and, sometimes, but not always,...

Smooth sailing on the high seas

Smooth sailing on the high seas

A shipowner seeking finance in Hong Kong has a plethora of choices including debt financing from the many international banks with a shipping portfolio, leasing or, in...

Captain Francesco Schettino

Taking the blame

What is the worst thing that can possibly happen to you in your profession? How have you prepared for this eventuality, both technically and psychologically, so that you...

Shipping - Setting a course towards a cleaner future

Shipping: Setting a course towards a cleaner future

The introduction of new environmental regulations is leading the shipping industry to look for ways of reducing its emissions of harmful gases. This week we focus on two...

Maersk Line

18,000+ TEU megaships: Will they live up to the promise?

There are 56 container ships of 18,000 + TEU on order slated for delivery from April, 2017 till June, 2020. The mega boxships are intended predominantly to sail on...

Trump

Trump’s trade plans spell uncertainty for Mexican port

Latin America’s most technologically advanced shipping terminal opened in Mexico early this month, with a ceremony attended by heads of state and shipping industry...

DSME

Zombie companies (like DSME) threaten to eat Asia’s future

By Michael Schuman Any horror aficionado knows that the only good zombie is a dead zombie. Don’t risk trying to bring one back to life. It’ll just come back...

Dry-Cargo

Light at the end of the tunnel for the multipurpose shipping market

Following another poor year for multipurpose shipping with further erosion of rates making it the worst market in over 10 years, signs of recovery are now evident with...

The ‘ghost ship’ set to be the future of shipping

The ‘ghost ship’ set to be the future of shipping

By Lana Jacobs With self-driving motor vehicles poised to be a real prospect on our roads by 2020, it is no surprise that the shipping industry is faced with the...