A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]

Assessing automation’s impact

Transportation is the backbone of our globalised economy and it has been undergoing significant transformation because of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a period characterised by the integration of artificial intelligence and higher degrees of […]

Prioritise crew wellness

The year 2018 was a special year for Sailors’ Society, as we celebrated 200 years of supporting seafarers and their families. Needless to say, everyday working conditions and provision of welfare for those at sea […]

Investing in security

‘Buy cheap, buy twice’ is one expression that has followed me around all my life. From shoe purchases, where that all-important cost per wear can be used to justify an eye-watering price tag, to more […]

Frozen out of the Arctic

As Maersk was signing off in late July on final voyage plans for a historic transit of the North Sea Route – the first attempt by a large container ship to use the Arctic shortcut […]