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Tuesday, November 24, 2020


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More than bananas and rum

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on February 28, 2013

And there you go. Those critics who claim the World Bank steers clear of maritime investment should note that the bank is looking at Kingston, Jamaica. Details are vague so far, but the government wants to expand the port into the major Caribbean…

End of the voyage for FastShip?

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 28, 2012

FastShip has been an idea whose time has never come. In September, 2010 I reported that the ultra high-speed service to Europe was still waiting at the dockside for more money to get going. Matters were made worse by congress wanting to shift…

Cross-currents show up in the Harbor Maintenance Tax uproar

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 29, 2011

That proposal to apply the Harbor Maintenance Tax to imports taking the long way round through Canada and Mexico is stirring up considerable debate that exposes sharply different viewpoints. So much so that the Shipping Federation of Canada…

Change of Course in US Commercial Thinking

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 1, 2010

The industry in the US is always keen to accept, if not develop, technological advances, but is slow to adapt its thinking and management style. Recent events, not least the recent Great Recession, have forced a change of outlook and brought about fresh ideas.