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Being among the best takes hard work

Felicity Landon reports on Singapore’s strengths in an increasingly competitive region

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) describes Singapore as ‘the Asian gateway for global leaders in ship financing, ship broking, risk management and marine insurance’.

Singapore is the fifth largest ship registry in the world. It is home to more than 130 international shipping groups, as well as leading players in shipmanagement, Read More…

Cover Story: Marine & Offshore Travel Debate

Six crew travel representatives give SMI their views on the latest developments and issues facing the Marine & Offshore travel market. With questions from SMI Editorial Director Sean Moloney, participants included: John Harding, Managing Director, V.Travel; Nikos Gazelidis, Head of Shipping Sales and Managing Director, Greece & Cyprus, ATPI Group; Brian Potter, Managing Director, Clyde Travel Management; Jason Barreto, Managing Director, G Travel UK; Dave Thompson, Managing Director, Marine Travel; Read More…

The smart way for owners and managers to cut down their costs

As a flurry of big data and high-speed bandwidth technology is fitted to the global fleet, a group of internet specialists has produced a series of cutting edge platforms and portals to improve performance and combat fraud

Frustrated owners and managers struggling to find foolproof formulas and canny ways to shave their start-of-the-year costs, improve their vessels’ ship-to-shore connectivity and protect their online networks from cyber fraud Read More…

First Person: Mark Jackson CEO of The Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange is entering a new era in its 270 plus year history. New owners in the Singapore Exchange (SGX); new price discovery opportunities in established as well as new markets as a result of the acquisition; an opportunity to build on important synergies in the products offered by the Baltic and by SGX; as well as a new way of working that will see Read More…

Vancouver: City of a thousand causes

The vibrant Canadian city is a versatile mixture of the dynamic, the pioneering, the progressive, the sustainable and the environmental. Its movie set style scenery has earned it the nickname ‘Hollywood North’

If the Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was asked to make a movie about Vancouver he would set it among the city’s sumptuous mountain scenery, feature shots of its striking Aboriginal carvings and totem parks, Read More…