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Viewpoint: When we used to make things

Logic confirms there are still too many shipyards in the world, scratching around for a living is a world where demand is hugely cyclical, desperately penetrated by politics, with even the world’s biggest finding themselves struggling

Europe United Kingdom

Viewpoint: The happy seafarer

A new index measuring the happiness of seafarers is a welcome innovation, even if happiness is a relative yardstick

International Crewing

Viewpoint: No summer holidays here

The spotlight on the Strait of Hormuz has exposed the severe limitations on the Royal Navy’s ability to protect merchant shipping and the vulnerability of ships on passage in this important waterway

International Piracy and Security

Viewpoint: Enter the maritime micromanager

The rise of automation on ships is leading to a culture of micromanaging, undermining seafarers’ confidence, sidelining their decision-making skills and leaving them wondering what they are there for

International Safety

Viewpoint: Towards the self-parking ship

You can have all the electronics, clever sensors and automatic aids you like, but you will, from time to time, still be dependent upon somebody who knows what to do when it all goes pear-shaped

International Containers

Viewpoint: Why shipping matters

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, with its long record of education, will be just the sort of developer we need for some useful lessons on maritime matters

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