The f-word

The f-word blog aims to offer a personal opinion, from the Fathom Editorial team, of events and trends in the developing transformation of the shipping industry.

Do we need transparency in class? »

THERE’S often a caution about policy and rule making in any sector or country. The temptation to be self serving are often high and when i...

The best capsize ever? »

ONE of my favourite maritime museums in the world is the Vasa Museum, coincidentally  here in Stockholm where I live. If offers a wonder...

Forcing the door open »

A ship just went through the North-West Passage in July. That's the earliest transit of the northern route across the top of Canada in hi...

10 risks of digital transformation »

Going through digital transformation in your maritime operation?  Looking to achieve digitalisation success? Make sure you avoid the most c...

Foul play is good for business »

THE number of aquatic species that are already known to have been transferred to new habitats by ships is staggering. I once heard that ther...

Working together, listening »

THE fact that 13 companies in the maritime sector have formed a so called 'global industry alliance' with three UN agencies could be a usef...

Beat the buzz »

Buzzword ˈbʌzwəːd a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context. ...

Go get pushed »

[video width="640" height="480" mp4="http://www.fathom-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Craigs-Tesla-question.mp4"][/video] A conversati...

Get the buzz »

WRITING  about an industry trend inevitably means using "buzzwords". They have their place, for sure, but it is all too easy for these...

Content is King »

During Nor-Shipping last week, fathom-news noticed there was a change in the way journalists were structuring their time at the event.  Rat...

It’s not disruption »

THERE'S a lot of talk about disruption, but is this really what's happening in an industry that relies on heavy multi-million dollar assets,...

And now for something different »

ON 25th April in Hamburg, I am going to spend the day interviewing and talking to 13 key names that can shed light on how our maritime indus...