On the international scene, it seems like the media hasn't gone a day without reporting this or that about Donald Trump, I don't know about you, but it's starting to feel like they simply have nothing else to talk about. In my opinion, the world is bigger than any single individual, and although the US is important, the constant Trump bashing has become a bit boring.
For most people in the World, it is now back to normal, to work and try to improve the thickness of the wallet. In the western world especially we tend to buy a lot of stuff that we don't need during Xmas and then make empty new years resolutions... C'est la vie as the French say.
For the 1st issue of 2018, we start with interviewing a project freight forwarder based in California showing us that the state is much more than film stars, sun, and surf.
We then fly back to Europe to speak to a competent shipbroker and consultant in heavy lift shipping.
Finally, we talk with an experienced project forwarder who owns a company in the tiger economy that is Vietnam.
You are then pointed to an interesting article about the future of the Mekong River followed by a featured shipment, shipping news and the bright future of port development according to an international law firm. We finish off with a video, photo, proverb, and quote of the week.
Enjoy and welcome back!
Bo H. Drewsen