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Jan

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Some Pirates Don’t Need Guns: Seaports and Cyber-security.

Some Pirates Don’t Need Guns: Seaports and Cyber-security.

“We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face real threats to security and our economy.” President Barack Obama, 2013 State of the Union Address. Recently, Congress was asked “What do you think of port and terminal cybersecurity protocols?” They answered, “That would be nice.” With that in […]

18
Jan

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Zen and the Art of Shipping: An Inquiry into the Value of Cargo.

Zen and the Art of Shipping: An Inquiry into the Value of Cargo.

3 Minute Read. (Apologies to Robert M. Pirsig.) Note: What follows should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on shipping, either. The shipping industry: We live in a constant swirl of figures, estimates and predictions. Lately a lot of […]

07
Jan

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It Just Wasn’t Your Year, Shipping Industry.

It Just Wasn’t Your Year, Shipping Industry.

3 minute read. People everywhere are saying that the Shipping Industry is depressed. Yes, you have been a little depressed, haven’t you Shipping Industry? Feeling a little low in the water? Let’s be honest: Last year wasn’t great, was it? It just wasn’t your year. Yes, positivity has been in short supply lately, hasn’t it […]