• COVID-19 makes waves for international shipping

    Sam Bateman     |      May 24, 2020

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cruise ship industry has attracted much attention in recent weeks. But the associated global economic slowdown means that the impact of the crisis on other parts of international shipping will be even more severe.

  • Does Australia need a merchant shipping fleet?

    Sam Bateman     |      March 6, 2019

    Arguments that Australia needs a merchant fleet to safeguard national security and build a domestic source of skilled Australian seafarers should be carefully considered.

  • China tightens its grip on the South China Sea

    Sam Bateman     |      June 10, 2018

    China continues to develop denial-of-access capabilities, while the United States is focussing on offensively oriented concepts to assert access. But these strategies only add to the security dilemma for both Washington and Beijing.