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Why innovation requires a platform in shipping

Richard Meade

Awards are necessary because they reward successful endeavour in the face of seemingly intractable problem

Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation

Lambros Papaeconomou

The fragmented shipping industry is ripe for consolidation; too bad that fleets are compatible, but not the people who run them


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Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation - June 23, 2017

Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation

The shipping industry is ripe for consolidation given its fragmented status. Too bad that fleets of various companies may be compatible, but not the people who run them

The battle for Scandinavia’s biggest port

Gothenburg’s container terminal runs risk of being left behind

New tech must not compromise ship safety, says Lloyd’s Register

Digitalisation is surrounded by hype, but will have far-reaching effects on shipping companies’ core assets

Yard Talk | Japan’s digitalisation

From eco ships to smart ships, Japanese yards seek to lead the pack in innovation again

Cosco poised to take over OOCL on July 1

The arrangement would make sense from a political standpoint

MPC Container Ships seeks 50-vessel fleet and US listing in short order

Constantin Baack outlines company’s go big or go home strategy

Bergeron: Cargo owners should pay more for shipping

Cargo interests may need to share the burden of costly environmental regulations

Up to 60 new LNG carriers needed to meet US export demand

Demand for US liquefied natural gas export cargoes could stimulate the need for as many as 60 new liquefied natural gas carriers, according to GasLog chief executive Paul Wogan

Hot Topics

From containers to tankers, from ship owning to ship management, market forces continue to incentivise mergers and acquisitions

Questions have arisen over the highest profile victory of piracy. The industry is in no position to increase its operating costs, but some indicators on land in Somalia suggest the region could incubate a piracy resurgence

All around the industry businesses are on the lookout for the disruptor. The ethereal threat of a tech-led business overturning the industry, rewriting its rules and shifting its balance of power

Containers Explore this Topic

Latest From Containers

Time for box shipping to get real, says professor

'If you base your projections on the relationship between GDP and volume growth you are screwed'

Containers Europe

Maersk suffers massive cyber attack

Updated: APM Terminals' Maasvlakte II closed
Europe Denmark

Future of Africa's hub ports in doubt

Falling volumes put new developments at risk

Middle East and Africa Angola

Latest From Dry Bulk

Supramax rates hit five-week high on US Gulf and Southeast Asia trades

Chinese firms busy fixing nickel ore shipments from Philippines

Ultra and supras Dry Bulk

Funding call for US waterways

Crumbling infrastructure is holding back bulk exports from US hinterland

North America United States

Box shortages hamper containerisation of commodities

Lack of equipment means exporters are failing to benefit from cheap container rates
United States Asia Pacific

Tankers & Gas Explore this Topic

Latest From Tankers and Gas

IMO thinking about thinking about Arctic fuel oil use

Issue moves up agenda at July MEPC
Antarctica International

January-May VLCC newbuilding activity highest in nine years

BIMCO warns shipowners to manage the supply side for crude oil tankers as demand is unable to provide support
International Tankers and Gas

VLCC rate rises but no elation

Caribbean outperforms other markets in otherwise tepid week for the industry’s biggest crude tankers

Frontline Tankers and Gas