Crew retention is the tip of the digital iceberg

Almost 12 months ago an ambitious project began to take shape. Roger Adamson of Stark Moore Macmillan, Vizada (now Astrium Services) and two of the largest crewing agencies in the world, Philippine Transmarine Carriers and CF Sharp, joined forces to embark on the most comprehensive survey of crew and their attitudes towards and use of [more…]

A year has gone by…

…since I started MaritimeInsight and March again finds me in Stamford once again, where the Connecticut Maritime Association moves and shakes for the next three days. Over the last year I’ve tried to unpick the main issues impacting communications and technology. I probably haven’t always got it right but my guiding principle was to provide [more…]

Cold winds and tough times

Last week’s DigitalShip Hamburg conference was a living testament to the troubles that are threatening to wash away many shipping companies. Registration was strong but attendance was a little lower than previous years. Ask anyone about that and they would reply ‘these guys have other things to worry about’. They are right. The insolvency of [more…]