Free trade trumps the perfect storm

There was a time when most shipping conferences included at least one presenter with a set of data pointing to a sustained increase in demand for commodities, goods and services well into the middle of this century and beyond. From nearly a couple of decades in, the confidence in those assumptions looks shaky. Alongside potential [more…]

London delivers a new tech reality check

‘London can take it’ was the slogan designed to keep morale high during the dark days of bombardment in wartime. These days the threats to London’s survival are more economic and political, but nonetheless serious. The impact of the decision to leave the EU loomed large over London International Shipping Week, as the organisers sought [more…]