Commentary

Maritime UK's Maritime Masters scheme focuses on strengthening links with British universities that offer maritime-related courses, putting forward Masters students to partner with industry on research proposals connected to contemporary issues for the UK maritime sector.
Those carriers that have been lusting after the biggest container ships might want to rethink their desires.
Shipping stockholders have long been characterised as innocent victims of self-dealing management. That view may be overly simplistic.
As the 2020 sulphur cap nears, access to credit could be the crunch point for shipowners.
Some in shipping focus on getting cargo from point A to B, while others are all about buying ships low and selling them high. Each side needs the other.
A street band once roamed central London with a key element to its set to
Will Lloyd’s jettison its marine roots as drive for efficiencies continues in face of international competition?
Fairplay survey results shows that shipping is discounting the cost of a cyber incident
US equity investors have correctly realised that they can make far higher returns by putting their money to work in industries other than shipping.
Foreign investors always have plans for Africa, but why doesn’t Africa get behind its own vision for the future?
Two recent events - Maersk signing off on final voyage plans for a historic transit of the North Sea Route and lawmakers in Washington, DC, readying the deletion of the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) heavy icebreaker programme from the 2019 federal budget - illustrate the opposite direction the United States is heading with respect to other world powers in navigating the future of Arctic shipping.
There is no denying that seafaring is a tough job and crew are required to be highly resilient individuals to deal with long hours, tiring work and months on end away from home.
Zero tolerance on bullying needs to be more than a mantra, and companies must be seen to be taking action
As shipping faces continuous challenges over climate change and renewable energies, there are signs that the innovators are picking up the gauntlet and accepting the challenge.