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Nov

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Update: We’re still plucking refugees from the sea.

Update: We’re still plucking refugees from the sea.

“No one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land.” “Home” by Warsan Shire. It seems all anyone can talk about lately is ISIS. Well, ISIS and Charlie Sheen. (It’s been a rough week news-wise.) The people were calling for revenge, the Pope was calling it the Third World […]

17
Oct

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The Highway To The Drone Zone

The Highway To The Drone Zone

A man stands alone in the desert, staring up at the sky. He holds his breathe and carefully takes aims his ray gun to shoot a plane out of the sky… A pilot flashes through the air, tearing the clouds at Mach 1. He is being tracked by multiple unmanned vehicles. Their reflection flashes across […]

14
Oct

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Fighting Climate Change with Pizza.

Fighting Climate Change with Pizza.

2 minute read. The OECD, ICOMIA and the IMO are calling for massive reductions in CO2 ASAP. LOL. But seriously folks, per capita the shipping industry produces more carbon dioxide than the Indy 500 and we need to do better. The International Maritime Organization is calling for the shipping industry to pay a tax on […]

08
Oct

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Marketing Climate Change: Selling the Apocalypse

Marketing Climate Change: Selling the Apocalypse

3 minute read. “The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning has begun.” This line, spoken by M. Gustave of the adultery of his beloved Grand Budapest Hotel, could aptly be applied to the switch away from fossil fuels. The era of fossil fuels is coming to an end…but it’s taking it’s […]

02
Oct

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The Rise of China: Everyone Panic!

The Rise of China: Everyone Panic!

The Rise Of China: Everyone Panic! Chinese economic growth is slowing. There’s a real estate bubble that’s likely to deflate. The bond and stock markets recently did a Jackie Chan-style face plant. O.k…Everybody panic! On second thought, let’s call that Plan B. There’s probably a better way to get our heads around the situation. One […]

29
Sep

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The Coffee Supply Chain.

The Coffee Supply Chain.

This National Coffee Day, I look at out over this busy seaport. Container ships coming and going, intermodal containers being loaded and unloaded, the tireless clanging of the global supply chain. Friends, let us take a moment to appreciate the intricate, expansive and unlikely system that brings us: coffee. Indeed, the cup of java in […]

23
Sep

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Oil Futures Rhapsody: Will you do the Contango?

Oil Futures Rhapsody: Will you do the Contango?

The Contango. A dance requiring dexterity, timing and especially nerve. And a lot of crude oil. No, the Contango is not a Spanish dance you do at the gas station. It’s an unusual scenario where the futures price for oil is higher than the expected future spot price. If you’re starting to have that nightmare […]

23
Sep

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Operational Resilience: 7 Lessons from The Walking Dead.

Operational Resilience: 7 Lessons from The Walking Dead.

  Earthquakes, intrusions, climate change super storms, Justin Bieber’s resurgence… Never has the port and marine industry faced more serious and diverse challenges than we do today and never has operational resilience in the face of crisis been more important. The question is: What lessons can we take from The Walking Dead? If you’re unfamiliar […]

11
Sep

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What Crazy Thing Have You Proposed Lately?

What Crazy Thing Have You Proposed Lately?

New York, New York. The city so nice they named it twice. Possibly the only place on Earth where you can see priceless works of art and a guy dressed up as Batman in the same afternoon. NYC is undoubtedly the most over-exposed city on Earth. If an alien species were to examine our movies […]

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