Michael Grey

Maritime industry legend, and former long-term editor of Lloyds List, Michael Grey kicks off each month with topical issues affecting the maritime world at large.

Author: Michael Grey

Maritime industry legend, and former long-term editor of Lloyds List, Michael Grey kicks off each month with topical issues affecting the maritime world at large.

We are living in unprecedented times, in a situation where fear and uncertainty oscillate, even in the minds of practical people with heaps of common sense. And if is bad ..

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Some real progress is being made in the fight against corrupt practices in port; which range from the everlasting demand for bribes to provide services, to frightening ..

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We have a new decade, with the 21st century’s teenage years consigned to the history books and a new regime governing the supply and use of marine fuels. It hasn’t ..

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Wonderful stuff, oil, just as long as it stays in the right place. Half a century or so ago we tended to think like that, before the age of the superspill and well before ..

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As with any well-run ship, a regular task in port, for some responsible officer, was to read the draught marks on bow and stern. It was important, for several obvious ..

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I was reading a recent account of a lively time in a major European port, in one of the winter storms that are being blamed on climate change, but may also have something ..

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What on earth are people going to be pouring into their diesel engines to support combustion, when the last oil well is capped and hydrocarbons are finally prohibited? It ..

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You get the impression, talking to contemporary seafarers, that their voyages never actually end. I’m not suggesting that they are like the Flying Dutchman, doomed to ..

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