Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Worse to come for shipping

The true state of the world economy was shown on August 1, with the release by JPMorgan of a series of indicators making up the global manufacturing purchasing managers’ indices (PMI). Continue reading

Stronger steps needed to clamp down on rogue ROs

Here is some good news, even if it isn’t very new: we now have the first MARPOL conviction in an American court of a “recognised organisation (RO) inspector” (I use the term loosely) for issuing fraudulent certificates. Continue reading

The cost of Catastrophic events

It seems sinful, in the face of the tragedy unfolding in Japan, to relate today’s news to commercial matters.

But as CMA Shipping 2011 kicks off in Stamford, there is, however, much to reflect on in the dramatic events of recent months. Continue reading

Shipping enters new risk era

You wouldn’t know it from reading our favorite trade journals, but the shipping industry is not immune to “country risk.” Continue reading

Integration is key for risk management

In February, I spoke about the purposes that led to the founding of NAMEPA. It is now three years since we were organised, in October, 2007. Continue reading

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