HERE are two links that are well worth a look:
THE first is a report on a talk given by business coach Darren Shirlaw. He recently gave a similar talk at a recruitment industry conference about this being a W-shaped recession with a plateau in the middle. Very interesting stuff. Take a look.
DRY bulk shipping is enjoying a reprieve from the car crash market of the last 12 months. But it ain’t over yet folks. Our very good friend, maritime economist Fred Doll, gave a hugely interesting speech which he somehow managed heroically to pack into 15 minutes at the ISF conference. “The Economic Downturn – Weathering The Storm” reminded us (because some people seem to have forgotten) that shipping is indeed cyclical, that oil and container demand are down and that fleet growth has barely started (ouch!). See Fred’s slides at: