Shipping Heroes

Shipping is full of "larger than life" characters.  Indeed this is what gives the business its distinctive flavour.  No other business is so truly global, speaking the same language, travelling endlessly and always focusing single-mindedly on the three same issues — ships, cargo and money.  Since global navigation first started in the 16th century it required capital, guts and luck to play the shipping game.

Many fall by the wayside, but over the years a handful of great men have risen to prominence in the industry through their skill, foresight, and willingness to take heroic risks.  These were men who led the way forward and this section of Maritime Economics Website is dedicated to them.  They are the filling in the otherwise dry economics sandwich we have constructed.  Study them, seek inspiration and most of all enjoy and celebrate their lives in this wonderful business.