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The generation game
Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:00

By MICHAEL GREY MBE

Early in my journalistic career, I became the maritime editor for a new weekly magazine, which was called Speed & Power, designed for ten- to 14-year-olds, with some brilliant writers.
The aviation editor was, in real life, a famous aviator who popped up on the TV in the aftermath of every air crash, while the chap who wrote about road transport was normally test-driving supercars for the most prestigious motoring magazines. The greatest living expert on trains contributed columns on railways, although they were a bit stumped when it came to ships. I was technical editor of their little shipbuilding weekly and the nearest person to hand, so I got the job.


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Who will be the maritime disruptor?
Monday, 13 June 2016 12:24

With reservations for the new “Tesla Model 3” hitting 375,000 vehicles, it is fair to say that Elon Musk has been rather successful in his disruption of the car industry.


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Towards an integrated ASEAN maritime sector
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:59

Nazery Khalid discusses ASEAN’s efforts to develop an integrated maritime sector in South East Asia to realise the ASEAN Economic Community project

Members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are committed to realise the ambition of creating a single marketplace in South East Asia as inspired by the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).


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Bright future for Malaysia’s logistics sector
Monday, 30 September 2013 23:00

Logistics is a crucial facilitator of Malaysia’s trade and economic growth. Its importance as an enabler of the nation’s trade-dependent and export-oriented economy cannot be overemphasised.

The demand drivers for logistics services and facilities in Malaysia such as industrial parks, free zones, warehouses/depots and distri-parks are manifold. In essence, the demand stems from the need for companies to be competitive and thrive in their marketplace by delivering the right products, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, and at the lowest cost possible.


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ASEAN: All in the same boat
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:33

Nazery Khalid discusses the ASEAN Single Shipping Market, a key pillar of the ASEAN Economic Community project

“A man is never lost at sea” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Being a region surrounded by sea, Southeast Asia depends greatly on seaborne transport to facilitate much of its trade. In acknowledgment of this dependence, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is mindful of the need to have an efficient shipping sector in the region to ensure trade among member nations is conducted smoothly.


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