If Shipping Were Chocolates…

June 30th, 2020|

Some flavours are perfectly acceptable, palatable to nearly everyone.  Some are a bit nasty and are always left behind.  And some are worth fighting for. In Shipping, just like Revels chocolates there are always [...]

Could US-Iran tensions increase tanker tonne-miles?

January 8th, 2020|

Following the killing of the Iranian military general Soleimani, tension between the US and Iran are running high. Retaliation by Iran for the attack has taken place but how vulnerable is the Strait of [...]

Where has the Chinese trade data gone?

October 24th, 2018|

Something very odd happened in June this year. The Chinese customs authority stopped publishing their detailed trade statistics, citing a ‘technical problem’. Commentators believe its one of the retaliatory measures against the US caused [...]

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Shipping

September 6th, 2018|

AI, as it’s usually called, can be defined as the ability of machines to mimic cognitive functions, such as learning and problem-solving, that humans associate with other human minds. Computers can detect problems and [...]