* 1. Should the IMO’s EEDI targets be tightened?

* 2. Has the offshore market bottomed out?

* 3. Do you think technology vendors understand the challenges that shipowners (and crew) face?

* 4. Have we become too dependent on weather routing to avoid heavy weather?

* 5. Has shipping thought enough about the increasing severity and frequency of storms with global warming?

* 6. 2017 is set to be a record year for S&P deals. Do the markets justify this exuberance?

* 7. China’s closures of ore and coal mines will have little effect on ton/miles; they were only marginal capacity.

* 8. Blockchain will be as ubiquitous as smartphones in 10 years.

* 9. No liner company with less than 1.5m slots will be operating on the main east-west trades by the start of the next decade.