Tortoise and Hare: Shipping’s slow race to a steady recovery

Faced with the ‘double whammy’ of the end of the China commodity demand boom and a Saudi contrived collapse of oil prices, it’s been a tough time for shipping over the past years. The obvious question of, “so what’s the future?”, is clearly on everyone’s mind. SeaBlog’s quest for the answer is often assisted by[…]

The ‘Titanic’ enquiry whitewash and the birth of SOLAS and the IMO.

Most of us have seen the ‘Titanic’ movie but many of us will not know of the tremendous impact this terrible tragedy had in creating an international system for the regulation of ship, crew and passenger safety. This short article will focus on some of the key features of the ‘Titanic’ incident as the principal[…]

Singapore: putting its training money where its maritime future is.

Singapore has no natural resources. Not even, apart from rain, its own supply of fresh water. But it does have a priceless location at the gate to the ‘over 100,000 ship transits per annum’ corridors of the Singapore and Malacca Straits. Singapore also benefits from a diligent, resourceful and well educated multi-cultural population. These key[…]

“The [Shipping] times, they are a-changing…”

So sang recent Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan several decades ago. SeaProf is quite sure that the world’s best known maritime economist, Martin Stopford, would endorse Dylan’s famous lyric in relation to shipping in 2016 and the future. The ‘gambling’ (buy low, sell high) strategies must stop, says Stopford, so as to prevent the recurring[…]

Key Elements of Shipping course participant complaint: “3 days is not enough, more please!”

Key Elements of Shipping course participant complaint: “3 days is not enough, more please!” Participant Sharon Cross, participant from IS Seacos Asia Lots of positive feedback from the KES Oct 2015 course participants was received once again. There was also lots of great networking and knowledge sharing as well between the course participants. Their employers[…]