First International

Leave the casino and get back to shipping

PAUL Slater has never warmed to the title of shipping’s Cassandra-in-chief, so perhaps the knowledge that people are finally listening will provide him some comfort.


When the forthright chairman and chief executive of First International last dropped into Lloyd’s List for a casual chat, his prophecy that over half of all listed shipping companies were in danger of going bust garnered the level of internet hit rates more usually associated with news stories featuring teen pop idols or footballers’ wives.


Download full article by Richard Meade (Lloyds List , Tuesday 6 October 2009

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