As a rule, anything in excess is bad. Overtonnage can wreak havoc on the shipping market, particularly for ship operators. Too many players in the field (e.g., ship manning) can lead to cutthroat competition. Too much red tape can slow down the processing of seafarer documents. There are other things in the world of shipping the excess of which, although seldom or never talked about, is undesirable.

1. Training requirements imposed on seafarers

2. Maritime rules and regulations

3. Desire for money and power

4. Self-declared maritime experts

5. Maritime bleeding hearts

6. Narcissism, as evidenced by the proliferation of selfies

7. Empty slogans praising those who work at sea

“Whenever there is excess, an axe remedies it!” says an ancient Sumerian proverb. Who can and is willing to wield the axe?

~ Barista Uno

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