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Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy 2010 to you all..

I thought I would start of 2010 with a philisophical question. It is not shipping related perse' however I am sure some of you can relate.


If a man speaks in the forest, and there are no women around to hear, is he still wrong?

According to my wife the answer is yes..


  1. Good question. I agree with your wife. I too feel that the answer is yes :)

  2. One for the Ladies! Thanks KC....

    Makes me think that maybe the man entered the forest (in the first place) to get some peace from his wife!

    Plenty of western men up here in the himalayas (im in Bhutan remember) for that very reason!


  3. question regarding brokerage: can you pls advise when brokerage normally must be paid to broker?? along with freight, or, if not, so when? I had some experience on that, and it is vary from fixture to fixture.. but frankly speaking I failed to find the answer somewhere in professional literature.. Where is this deadline, when brokerage must be paid by owner?? thanks, in advance. rgds, NP

  4. Good Question. I will write a new post on this for everyone to see.