Mike Grinter Mike Grinter is the Founder and Editor of Hong Kong Maritime Hub and Asia Maritime. Hongkongmaritimehub.com presents for the first time all the news, products and services in all the shipping and marine related businesses in Hong Kong. Asia Maritime provides regular, entertaining and provocative columns from staff and guest writers, together with country/industry and issue focused features.
  • Pragmatism key to sulphur cap adoption When discussing the impending global 0.5% sulphur cap and what will happen come 1 January 2020, it’s useful to recall that timing the introduction of new regulations has never been the forte of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Ballast Water Convention, for all intents and purposes to be in force from 2024 was originally […] 0 Comments June 27, 2018
  • Between a grounding and a collision There are signs that the 10-year shipping slump maybe coming to an end or, more realistically, a temporary halt. The same cannot be said for marine insurance. While there will always be some winners, marine hull business overall has lost money for 18 consecutive years – and there appears to be little in the way […] 0 Comments September 27, 2017
  • More seismic activity in the liner sector to come Anyone who heard Andy Tung reveal OOCL’s results earlier this year might not have been that surprised about the subsequent unveiling of the latest liner alliance unimaginatively labelled “OCEAN Alliance.” Mr Tung declared at the press conference that the company was always looking for new alliance opportunities. As for the others perhaps Evergreen was the […] 0 Comments May 5, 2016
  • Hong Kong Maritime Authority – body with teeth or talking shop? If 10-years ago you had asked any self-respecting Hong Kong shipowner if he wanted the government to get involved in his business, you would have got short shrift. But after seven years of downturn, and still counting, the bravado has diminished and the story has changed. After a protracted period of lobbying and a couple […] 0 Comments March 8, 2016