Commentary

Ownership tie-ups can be good for the drive toward digitalisation but bad for cyber security.
Leading investment banks seem to be reallocating at least some resources away from ocean shipping analysis. That is not a good sign.
More than 60 companies sign up to Women in Maritime pledge within a week of its launch
It has been an eventful first half of the year. Key trends have emerged that have significant implications for the months to come.
Marine insurers can find the good, bad, and ugly when negotiating salvage operations with governments.
some believe that in the long run, carriers’ ability to continue cutting costs, at least unilaterally (that is, in the absence of collaborative cost cutting potentially achievable through blockchain), is hitting its limits.
Shipping needs to let go of outdated concepts of tough, impenetrable ‘iron’ crew and address mental health and wellbeing issues impacting seafarers
This is not the first time UK has been tested and survived significant geopolitical change. Far from damaging the UK’s maritime strengths, Brexit can provide the launchpad for a new phase in our international business relationship
Even if two businesses are cut from a similar cloth, switching them together presents challenges
While 2008–18 has been a ‘lost decade’ for freight rates and stock pricing, it has been a banner era for shipping transactions – and for those who earn fees from them.
Greek shipowners feel that all the regulations being introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are apparently aimed at them, and some say the cost is killing them.
Balancing conflicting career expectations boils down to compromise.
The growth in green bonds and performance incentive loans seems to indicate that environmental, social, and governance criteria (ESG) have become more prevalent in the ship finance sector.
Much to the chagrin of VLCC owners facing overcapacity, speculative orders in this tanker class continue to pile up. Is it time to get worried?