F-Word: A blog with Fathom

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At any one time there are about 10,000 passenger airplanes in the sky, yet they all take off and land on time (well, mostly). So, when yo...

The oceans are dead, long live the ocean

Is the economic model that sustained the shipping industry dying? and if so, is a new one based around the ocean economy emerging in its pla...

How to build the vessel for shipping 4.0

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom World. THERE are a growing number of companies providing vessel, route and fleet performance so...

This is why I come to Singapore to get smarter

In full disclosure this is a rather unashamed plug for our Smart Operations event in Singapore on November 29th. It's a free event, but I wa...

Do we need transparency in class?

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom World THERE’S often a caution about policy and rule making in any sector or country. The tempt...

The best capsize ever

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom.World ONE of my favourite maritime museums in the world is the Vasa Museum, coincidentally  h...

Forcing the Arctic door open earlier

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom.World A ship just went through the North-West Passage in July. That’s the earliest transi...

On autonomy, crews, reliability and liability

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom.World CUT out the human from human error then you may just be left with the error. There’...

10 risks of digital transformation

By Alison Jarabo, Managing editor, Fathom.World Going through digital transformation in your maritime operation?  Looking to achieve dig...

Don’t forget the environment as we talk digital

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom.World The IMO has agreed to proposals to make the Baltic and North Seas a NECA. (That’s a ni...

Taking a bite at buzzwords

WRITING  about an industry trend inevitably means using “buzzwords”. They have their place, for sure, but it is all too easy for t...

Dont be daft, it ain’t disruption

By Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom World THERE’S a lot of talk about disruption, but is this really what’s happening in an in...