Just reading the recent news on the Maersk ship Alabama, an American-flagged vessel hijacked off of Africa in an area known for pirates. GlobalSecurity.org has the ships being commissioned by the Maritime Administration. “It’s a very significant foreign policy challenge for the Obama administration,” said Graeme Gibbon Brooks, managing directorMORE HERE

LIVERPOOL – We recently ran across a press release from the American unit of Bibby Line Group, a British logistics, shipping and finance company. It reminded us. The company was founded in 1807 as a shipping company, and it survives to this day. The company has a storied history; itMORE HERE