At 98 years old, Mærsk Mc-Kinnery Møller has passed away. One of the greatest. R.I.P.
We are all aware of the rift between sailors and powerboaters (we even know who’s right – RIGHT?), but isnt’t this a little bit too much?
Don’t worry: no animal was harmed in the making of this film.
The theme is “Shipping markets, port devolution and a changing geography of world maritime transport” and, despite the call for papers is already closed, registrations are still accepted.
I was at last year’s conference, right here in Portugal (in Carcavelos and Estoril), and it was an excellent event. This time I don’t believe I can make it, unfortunately.
As it was widely reported on the news, Maersk released recently its The New Normal manifesto, where emphasis is placed on reliability, automation and environmental awareness, the supposed keys to the future, according to the Danish company. There’s no doubt it will be on the radar for the coming times, and it will be interesting listening to the opinions of shippers and Maersk competitors.
Here is Eiving Kolding’s statement, Maersk Line CEO.
In 2007, I was granted a three-month internship at UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in Geneva, during which I should write my master’s thesis. In order to help me keeping track of time and sharing my days with friends & strangers, I decided to start a blog. Now that I’m beginning my PhD research, I thought about commiting the same mistake.
At this point, I’m still working on my research proposal and no definitive topic is set. Nevertheless, the thrust area will be ports and maritime transport, and the starting point is “Port Competition: Drivers and Boundaries of Integration for Shipping Lines and Terminal Operators”. Let’s see how this develops.
This blog is intended to serve as a diary of my research and day-to-day life during the forthcoming months. I’ll try to update it regularly and to post information about the progresses, doubts, and questions of my work. I will also post the nitty-gritty of living, working and looking at the Atlantic from the westernmost country of mainland Europe (and hopefully, from some other countries I’ll visit along the way). I don’t intend to lie.
My e-mail address is somewhere at the top-right corner of the blog and all messages are most welcome. Have fun.