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Registration Open for SHIPPINGInsight 2019

North America’s Premier Shipping Technology Event Convenes in Stamford October 15-17 STAMFORD, Conn., June 24, 2019 – Registration for the 8th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – North America’s premier maritime technology event – is now…

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A tale of two cities…

In the last two weeks it has been my pleasure to travel to both Athens (Hellenic American Maritime Forum) and Oslo (NorShipping) and meet with maritime stakeholders.  While all carry the passion for shipping, they are often diametrically opposed when…

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A Cup of Kindness

At last week’s Hellenic American Maritime Forum in Athens, there was a presentation by Captain Apostolos Skempes of Arcadia Shipmanagement entitled “Preventing offensive or hurtful behavior in the maritime workplace”.  He outlined various strategies and policies employed by Arcadia to…

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Shipping Faces Some Grim Realities

What if the predictions of economic recovery are wrong? Clay Maitland takes a hard look at the prospects for the future, and it's not necessarily a pretty picture.  I commend to your attention the article posted earlier this month by…

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Korean Yards Hold Fire Sale

Further proof that the glut of overtonnage is not going away anytime soon.  MarineLink.com reported today that Korean shipowners are struggling to rid themselves of unsold ships at substantially lower than market prices. Daewoo is trying to sell a pair of 320,100…

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The Relentless Law of Supply and Demand

Even China's go-go shipbuilding industry is feeling the effects of the slowdown in international trade and shipping overcapacity, which shows no signs of easing in the short term. Shipping fleets will need to trim operating costs to survive in this…

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