Clearly a labour of love and great passion, this book is extensively researched, carefully written, brilliantly illustrated (mostly by the author), and beautifully presented. It is a big, heavy book that is worth every penny of its quite considerable price. England’s King Charles II was one of those unfortunately rare ..
In the first quarter of each year the Clarksons Registers appear. Their arrival is a great occasion for anyone interested in the wider shipping market, in individual ships, in ship owners and in ship statistics. Befitting the world’s biggest shipbroker, Clarksons also boasts the world’s biggest and undoubtedly best ..
Tugs fascinate me. In the more than fifty years I have been connected with the maritime business they have been practically continually launched and, most importantly, continually improved and developed. When I think of the tugs of my youth, many of which were still steam-powered and some even coal-fuelled, and compare them ..
The small port town of Gwadar, in the south-west of Pakistan, is the centre stage of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the Pakistan component of their Belt and Road Initiative. Under CPEC, Gwadar is to be developed into a smart port city, and will be not only a major commercial port but also a ..
It surely won’t last forever, but the scars from this contagion upon the maritime world seem likely to persist. They don’t like to admit that their forecasts generally contain a liberal sprinkling of guesswork, but if you demand answers from even the cleverest analyst as to the pace of economic recovery, they will be ..
Over the past two years, the container shipping industry has faced several challenges, many of which were felt on the Far East to US West Coast (USWC) route. This route has taken the biggest direct hit from the trade war that started in 2018 and which, despite the signing of the Phase One Agreement between the US and China, ..
Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to ..
China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding has completed sea trials of a new all-aluminium patrol boat. The vessel is one in a series being built by Jianglong for the ..
Uzmar Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build two emergency response and escort tugs in a series for use by the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety ..