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The bridge of Holland America's Westerdam
When it comes to sales and service of marine electronics for deep sea vessels around the world, one brand stands out, Furuno. The extensive global network of Furuno service centers, subsidiaries and distributors was one of the reasons that Holland Am...
Maersk's Triple E - Photo source: Maersk
Leasing v. Ownership is sometimes the source of problems of correct identification and understanding among the general public, including many in the investment field who shy away from the subject for want of a basic understanding. First, leasing is n...
  “Weighing in” is about to acquire new meaning for the global shipping industry — sort of! Despite long-sought changes to the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), achieved in November, some signatory...
The COSCO Prince Rupert
The Tiger Group of Hong Kong has been emerging since starting its business activities in the early years of this century. It’s growth has more or less paralleled the start-up and development of the Seaspan Corporation which first came to the at...
Bird's eye view of Centerm, operated by DP World Vancouver (photo by Dave Roels - www.daveroels.com)
To date, I have commented on the container shipping industry almost entirely from the viewpoint of the leasing companies led by Seaspan, Costamare, Danaos and some of their smaller brethren, all of whom, by virtue of their stock market affiliations,...