Dispatches

Transportation is intertwined with energy and patterns of consumption and trade are dynamic, with early July offering two vivid examples: the Canadian oil train tragedy and plans for a floating…
As a shipping journalist it was with some sadness that I read email update number 24 from Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) on the MOL Comfort casualty on Thursday morning. It…
Greek shipowners committed at least $5.5bn to ship newbuilding projects in the first six months of 2013. Some $3.634bn has been invested in signed projects with $1.3bn committed to options…
Perspective is a curious thing. Over the years, when properly equipped with security pass, notebook, pen and head full of questions, I have negotiated my way around the most contorted…
First Ship Lease Trust (FSL) Trust has been suspended from trading on the Singapore Exchange for over a week, and last week saw its senior management resign enmasse. It is…
Many Private Equity (PE) investors have been busy plotting the optimal structure and timing for their entrance into shipping. However, one highly successful transportation- savvy investor is already plotting the…
Without doubt one of the most talked about ships of recent times, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, the first of Maersk Line’s giant Triple-E containerships set sail from Daewoo Shipbuilding &…
Product trades look set fair for development in the years to come. Interviews with leading product carrier owners in Denmark recently suggest that a 3% growth in product carrier trade…
Where the overall shipping markets play a large role in the fortunes of individual shipping companies, for some the smartest guys in the room are quite often equity analysts. These…
The maritime industry does not need to speak with one voice so much as to deliver one message. To achieve this all sectors of the shipping industry have to improve…
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