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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...

15 quotes on power for maritime folks

It is not money, as is commonly thought, that drives the maritime industry. It is power. It is the one thing that ultimately shapes and colours how maritime individuals and organisations act and relate to one another. Some, because of their work, position or status,...

A singular maritime wish for 2015

It's been our practice to share our dreams and wishes for the coming new year. For 2014, we listed a number of changes we hoped to see in shipping - from the way women in the maritime industry are treated by men to the way the maritime press conducts itself. We have...

CCTV cameras on ferries: why not?

Retired British teacher Marianne Fearnside has been waging a protracted battle for the mandatory installation of CCTV cameras on passenger decks. We understand her agony and have, upon her request, signed the online petition she launched last year. Mrs Fearnside's...

Maritime dreams and wishes for 2014

Flower Clouds, 1903 pastel work by Odilon Redon It must be the Don Quixote in us. For all the bad things we see, we continue to hope that the world of shipping will change for the better - not dramatically, but slowly and perhaps even subtly. As the American writer...

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