Are you familiar with the important work done by bioreactors in shipping?

(Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash) As you probably know, modern cruise ships have a complicated wastewater purification system and a larger number of older ships have installed a retrofitted one. Even though these systems include various different types of processes from mechanical separation to adding polymers, the most important process happens within the bioreactor. Its cleansing power is based on bacterial purification, in which a variety of different bacterial floras con

How a non-intrusive test & trace regime can be effective & implemented in shipping

(Photo by Diego F. Parra from Pexels) During this spring large cruise ships were in the news headlines almost daily as vessels weren’t able to dock due to positive coronavirus cases. Being locked down without the possibility to dismebark passengers, the number of coronavirus infections started to rise. In the world we used to know, hopping on a cruise for a week or two was thought of as one of the safest ways to travel. Now that tables have turned and the need for winning cus

Maritime convergence, or how COVID-19 pulled the future forward

Maritim e convergenc Remember not so long ago, when the most compelling issues occupying the maritime industry were IMO 2020 compliance, emissions and then sustainability? Back then, sustainability only seemed like a problem for corporate communications and the compliance departments. Remote working? Business continued to be transacted mainly through brokers and at physical trade events - let someone else worry about things like the “transformation of the workforce.”  As for

If you facilitate 90% of the world's trade, would you influence change?

The shipping industry is a well-oiled machinery for moving global trade. To understand its staggering size and impact, one must know what it's transportation market share is. It is estimated that roughly 90% of cargo around the planet is moved on ships. So significant is its contribution to the world, that many do not realise if the shipping industry were to stop suddenly, supermarkets shelves would be empty in 3 days. In comparison if one looks at aviation, air-cargo account

Mastering Linkedin - 'art or 'science'?

My LinkedIn journey did not start as a conscious attempt to build a brand or establish a presence online. It all started when I joined Linkedin and began to build a network as an MBA student. A group for like-minded classmates was formed. There were about 60 of us sharing thoughts, ideas and research information. Then people started asking if they could join us – first juniors, then seniors. Now this same group has over 5000 members. Today, the profile is amongst the most c