Working for equality

Claiming ignorance or turning a blind eye is no longer an excuse. In the past 12 months, revelations about unfair treatment of women in the workplace have found their way into the headlines – from […]

Security in the spotlight

When IHS Markit launched its inaugural maritime cyber security survey in 2016, few in the industry were ready to accept that a cyber breach could wreak havoc on an unprepared shipping industry, let alone that […]

Billion-dollar decisions

Next week the world’s shipowners will be front row to a stage where the decisions of government could significantly alter how they choose to run their business over the next half decade. The stage will […]

Beating a breast for women in shipping

It’s that time again when the great and good in maritime head to Oslo for Nor-Shipping 2017. This biennial event celebrates innovation and progress within the industry – five halls full of nearly 1,000 exhibitors […]

In shipping, people come before data

When he heard the news about the sinking of the ore carrier Stellar Daisy, my lunch guest tells me, he felt his heart ache. There was a sadness that went back more than 30 years […]

A new proposal for ballast water

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediment was adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in London, the day before Valentine’s Day in 2004. It has been so unloved […]