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Belt and suspenders

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 1, 2013

Following the grounding of the conical drill unit (CDU) Kulluk on Sitkalidak Island, a number of environmental advocates have called for a ban on oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters. The argument is that such offshore drilling in a harsh environment…

Laissez faire or just plain blasé

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 20, 2012

Hong Kong and Singapore have developed into fierce rivals over the last two decades. During that time, both iconic cities have become transportation hubs, Hong Kong as a gateway to China and Singapore as the transshipment point between East and West.

China factories being pushed over the edge

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 8, 2011

We asked the question last week that retailers in the US and Europe must surely be ready to put in last minute orders to restock their inventories before the Christmas buying season starts in earnest. Yesterday we received the answer, from the US, at least.

A PR Opportunity Wasted

Posted to Observations (by Charmaine Berina) on January 14, 2011

Did you know that 2010 was designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London as the “Year of the Seafarer?” No? Don’t feel lonely. No one else knew it either. The idea of focusing the attention of the maritime industry and…

Hail the New Trading Era

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 2, 2010

Maersk, the Wal Mart of the ocean, has been at the forefront of critics of the fledgling container derivatives market. (In March, boss Eivind Kolding called the business "a casino.") This week a UK retailer sued Maersk for alleged breaches of contract on price and services.