It is Thursday and I am writing to you from the island of Malta in the Mediterrenean. This is our last issue before we take our summer break. We will be in touch with you again on Thursday the 3rd of August, 2017.
When Project Cargo Weekly was launched almost 9 months ago some people told me that it would be difficult to have content for a weekly edition given that we mainly do interviews and provide business intelligence, however it has proven whilst not easy, at least a manageable task. Although we are not journalists by trade we have striven to provide some news that instantly can be used, trusted and readers would like to continue receiving.
We have learned that we must always double check even "reliable" sources, but overall we are encouraged by the positive feedback and advertising support that we have received.
We will continue sticking to only 4 banner ads per newsletter, which means we are not slaves of advertisers and publish freely about anyone who has a contribution to make to project cargo business.
Networking is key these days and I suppose after some 18 years living in China the importance of "Guanxi" rubbed off on me. When I was living in China the business community valued networks much more than the western world. This may have been due to the simple reason that there was no "safety or security net" which seems to still hold true today.
Networking and personal networks these days run most of the world - just look at some political appointments as an example. The ability to network may not be apparent on a CV but it is the overriding factor in many hiring decisions.
Before boarding mv CMA CGM Andromeda on Saturday for the journey via the Suez Canal to South Korea I wish all our readers, interested parties and advertisers a very pleasant summer and do feel free to look up our older issues at www.projectcargo-weekly.com.
In todays final issue we have:
- A Q&A with Martin Bencher Group focusing on their renewable energy division
- An interview with Fleetline Shipping - handling projects to/from Iraq
- Project Logistics Alliance a new and interesting network of forwarders
- Sector news
- Shipping news and Featured shipments
- Video and Photo of the week
- Quote of the week
Enjoy and until early August,
Bo H. Drewsen