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Real monsters in the shipping industry

In a previous post, I spoke of monsters in the shipping industry. I used the term, of course, in the metaphorical sense. Believe it or not, however, maritime monsters do exist. They can be as hideous and dreadful as the mythical creatures found in art and literature,...

Seven maritime wishes for 2017

Figuratively speaking, there are monsters in the shipping industry. Some are offshore like those depicted in J.M.W. Turner's 1845 painting “Sunrise with Sea Monsters” (shown above). Many more can be found on land. Although the monsters are not easily quelled, we...

Sayings of the Buddha for maritime folks

It's a frenetic industry madly chasing after money. For maritime professionals who want to pause awhile and seek some inspiration and enlightenment, we recommend the Dhammapada, a collection of teachings believed to have been originally spoken by the Buddha...