Richard Clayton

Shipping must avoid falling into the trap of thinking Daisy or any of the casualties listed by Intercargo in its 2016 report into bulker accidents and incidents is just another number in a table.

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I once asked the CEO of a major classification society what he understood by the word ‘Smart’, which was the buzz phrase
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Seafarer leaning against railings. Mission to Seafarers
A predicted shortfall in officer numbers and competence has implications that should worry the industry
OPEC Secretary-General Mohamed Sanusi Barkindo told delegates at International Petroleum Week in London that the oil industry cannot afford to see investment levels fall for a third year in a row.
Tthe greatest opportunity for ship management in future – as well as its sternest challenge – will be handling the inevitable application of technology at every level of vessel and human performance.
The maritime industry has still has some way to go in digital innovation.
It’s tempting to see Maersk Line’s almost USD2.7 billion slide in profit from 2014-2016 as merely the result of external factors but that isn’t the case. Skou’s determination to invest in “more...
Shipping is a servant of trade, and so is the port sector. None of the British port operators are in a position to invest in their future until there is much greater clarity about what that trade...
It's time to focus more on the ever-present scourge of corruption afflicting the shipping industry.
Shipping is safer than it used to be, and the facts bear this out, despite what some Twitter uses may say.