Commentary

The benefits of connectivity are clear, but we still have to navigate the digital divide.
Tanker consolidation is a rare event, not the norm. Outsized egos of tanker bosses have long been blamed for the lack of transactions – but the effect of personalities may be overstated.
In its Maritime Forecast to 2050, classification society DNV GL has gone down the track of modelling a ‘most likely’ future, not a collection of scenarios
2017 has highlighted the many hurdles women have to face, from wage disparity to sexual harassment    
The shipping industry must get better at sharing information to face fast-moving modern safety and security risks.
The circa-1970s saga of Greek shipping magnates at work and play, The Bourlotas Fortune, is back in print. Four decades later, it still rings true.
Belt and Road is expected to generate USD2.5 trillion in the next decade in additional trade between China and more than 60 countries connected by a sprawling network of roads, railways, air, and sea trade links.
Norwegian Maritime Competence Center powers ahead with purpose as tenants buy into shared learning.
Despite recent consolidation in the container carrier sector, there is scant evidence thus far that these basic economics are fundamentally changing the market.
Data dependency is a key driver in the digital age, and any moves that challenge the supply of information or data transparency will be closely scrutinised.
Too many accidents are occurring during lifeboat drills, but simulation training could provide a safe solution.
As shipowners brace for a rise in operating costs, others seek the silver lining that things are not as bad as first feared
After a very strong start, how much room does the expanded Panama Canal have to grow cargo volumes before it needs to build even larger locks? 
My editorial comment from the November 2017 issue of Dredging and Port Construction magazine...