Commentary

Shipping still has a major image problem on Wall Street, and frankly, it deserves it. Its accounting is often at odds with reality and its insider deals stubbornly persist.
While technology has chipped away at some of the sector’s inefficiencies, a container’s journey from start to finish remains riddled with antiquated processes and, ultimately, cost.
Shipping must be on its guard as the Year of the Dog starts friendly, but may end with sharp teeth.
Cheap bulk transport is pivotal to globalisation. With newbuilding contracts already rising, shippers can rest assured that bargain rates are destined to continue.
With the advent of autonomous and unmanned vessels, shipping will soon have to tackle ethical dilemmas.
It may make you ‘wannacry’, but the issue of cyber security is firmly on the global agenda. Shipping take note: Business leaders have pinpointed cyber as the risk likely to get worse in 2018.
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.