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Your thoughts Every couple of weeks we pose a topical question on Maritime CEO’s LinkedIn page. With the votes tallied we show the results as well as some strident comments from voters Does the rise of social media mean shipping has to change its attitude about its public image?

Are quality and safety likely to drop in the offshore sector with too many new operators and yards?

The benefits of social media are as tools used internally in bringing together a diffuse company Yes 79

Yes, specifically in remote areas such as West Africa where many regulators are corrupt Yes 68 or incompetent No 32 allowing room for cowboys in the offshore industry to rise

No 21

Yes 79

Yes 68

No 21

No 32

When will private equity’s interest in shipping wane?

Can women plug the crewing gap?

“ 2014

13

2015

26

2016

21

2017

13

2018

27

Private equity is a razor sharp 2014 breed 13 who move 2015 26 their money either across 2016 21 2017 13 or markets organisations 2018 27 driven by the highest yield at a mitigated risk

As an industry we need to make more effort to attract, develop and retain No 39

Yes 61

Is LNG the ship fuel of the future?

“ No 26

64

Yes 61

No 39

Shipping is no longer a clear long-term investment as overcapacity hits any ‘hot’ sector within two years

Yes 74

It is said that a good salesman doesn’t sell the goods, but creates the market. Yes 74 a phony tiger balms Many No 26 have disappeared with this short-term mantra

There will be oddities, but in a future without heavy fuel oil, gas is the Yes 61 screamingly obvious No 39 choice Yes 61 No 39

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