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Ryan Skinner
Industrial PR specialist - Oslo, Norway
Interests: new media, corporate communications, industrial policy, conventional media, innovation and public relations
Recent Activity
An ambitious effort, to define and share shipping's core skill, begins. Join it. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Finally, an event dedicated to preaching the beauties of big data to big shipping! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at ShipCrunch
If you've got original thoughts about shipping, this may be a place where you can share them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at ShipCrunch
The person deemed most worthy of inclusion in the Portfire40 is a man (or woman) of mystery. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at ShipCrunch
What news do shipping professionals really want? What do they really need? Two answers? Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at ShipCrunch
DNV published a nifty book on technology recently. Here are shipping's outtakes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Could a ferocious supranational arm of justice for shipping, solve all of shipping's problems? Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Monetizing what's most important for shipping's buyers. Your product? No! Compliance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at ShipCrunch
What it takes to put an issue like piracy on the high seas, higher on the public agenda Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at ShipCrunch
They say everyone chooses their own kind of hell. For shipping, it just might be the rules. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Is the Internet, and the jolly nook of it inhabited by shipping, in serious need of an arsonist? Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Online marketplaces are not anonymous. You will be judged on your performance. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at ShipCrunch
They're famous for it: Innovators and frustration with "how things are". Here's one. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at ShipCrunch
A new guide to marine efficiency technologies is out. It's called "The Guide". Is it "The Answer"? Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at ShipCrunch
Does more efficient shipping equal more ships and more pollution and emissions? The Jevons Paradox. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at ShipCrunch
The guy who's made space tourism a reality is pit against the homeland of IKEA index. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at ShipCrunch
In the wake of a mini-tussle on the LinkedIn Marine Media group, I ask: How are lists of powerful people linked to the revenue streams of those publications who push them? Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2010 at ShipCrunch
12 zippy articles to give any shipping professional the ultimate social media head-start Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at ShipCrunch
Is the Richard Branson-magic the stuff of industrial progress, or the stuff of smoke and mirrors? Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at ShipCrunch
Probably 70% of marketing efforts in this industry are box-checking exercises. Who are you talking to? Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at ShipCrunch
An irresistible force is running into an immovable object so slowly it's like continents colliding, earthquakes ensue Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at ShipCrunch
Not exactly a start-up but in full commercial ramp-up mode, this little outfit's got big potential Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at ShipCrunch
If you thought it was all about environment, price or partnerships, you'd be wrong. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at ShipCrunch
Has shipping finally gotten a decent yardstick to beat itself (senseless) with? It might. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at ShipCrunch
Whining about the paucity of new maritime recruits shows results: A headache and no medicine. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at ShipCrunch