In this issue

issue 60   |   November 2018

This issue’s

opening article reignites the debate surrounding the Jones Act: is it is indeed time to scrap this old law, leaving American shipping to sink or swim in the aftermath? 

Further afield, we speak to an ingenuous entrepreneur who set out to build an ethical, clean cargo vessel that will transport locally-produced goods from small Senegalese communities to the shores of Scotland.

In technology, we ask voyage intelligence specialist StratumFive why shippers should pay more attention to weather prediction when it comes to voyage optimisation, while brand-new digital logistics company Zencargo talks to us about their disruptive solution in the area of marine logistics.

Finally, we look at sounding as important, cutting-edge solutions are cropping up to solve an age-old problem, and investigate whether auto-berthing tech could be the answer that puts a stop to errors that account for 80% of marine accidents.

Eva Grey, editor