Magazine Editorials

Record low ferry fatality figure

Workboat World Editorial - February 2017

Our preliminary figure for passenger vessel fatalities in 2016 has come out at an estimated 550 deaths. It comprises 369 known deaths plus an allowance, based on long experience, of an additional 50 per cent for unknown fatalities.

Do you depend on the sea? Don’t miss SOS.

Ausmarine Editorial - September 2016

I do apologise for running two promotions for conferences with which I am connected in two consecutive months but that is the way the calendar fell.
First, to declare an interest: I am the current chairman of the World Ocean Council. It is a combination of a “think tank” and an industry association for the international ocean business community. It is the only organisation working for the wider ocean business community on a global basis.

Expanding the commuter ferry market

Workboat World Editorial - July 2016

With most major, and even minor, cities around the world suffering ever worsening commuter traffic congestion, it seems the time is becoming right to introduce more local ferry services in an attempt to reduce the problem.

Some encouraging news

AUSMARINE - EDITORIAL JULY 2016

The last couple of months have seen some good and encouraging news coming through for the maritime industry. The news has been technical, political and economic.

Expanding the commuter ferry market

Ausmarine Editorial - June 2016

With most major, and even minor, cities around the world suffering ever worsening commuter traffic congestion, it seems the time is becoming right to introduce more local ferry services in an attempt to reduce the problem.

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