Commentary

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?
ABS’s new risk equation means a ship’s cyber vulnerability can be counted, computed, and modelled.
Last month, the shipping industry agreed to an initial path toward cutting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% by 2050, with a goal of eliminating them entirely by the end of the century.
Japan’s big three shipping companies are refocusing their business activities after merging their box operations
The saying goes, ‘all good things come to an end’ and, after nearly seven years with DPC, my time here
Despite rising global GDP, shipping demand growth could be hit by tariffs, a rebirth of domestic manufacturing, and fallout from new fuel rules and higher capital costs.
Many of the solutions to crew welfare challenges are not rocket science and if we can ensure safe and supportive work environments ashore, we can do the same at sea.
These are desperate times for South Korean shipbuilding, and it can only be hoped that enforced solutions to financial woes do not involve people turning a blind eye to safety.