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Why ships are called “she”…

The Blog is indebted to an industry friend for pointing out that Unigas formerly had a ship called the Lady Barbara, and a whole fleet of prettily named vessels like the Pretty Lady and the Happy Bride.   The convention of using feminine pronouns when referring to ships may be fading away in public usage, […]

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Eisbeinessen – pork and more pork

You can forget fixing a ship on Friday 7 November, because every chemical shipbroker in Europe will be heading for Hamburg for “Eisbeinessen“, a culinary feast of Eisbein (knuckle of pork boiled and served with sauerkraut) or Kassler (lightly smoked pork loin served with sauerkraut). Clearly there are no vegetarian shipbrokers.   After various individual brokers’ parties on […]

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