Lehman Brothers

This retrospective on the past 10 years, since one of the largest financial failures in history, by Splash247 founder Sam Chambers, is by turns typically erudite and evocative as he looks at the impact of the global financial crisis on the shipping industry. A veteran maritime reporter, Mr Chambers has an enviable understanding of what is happening at both ends of the Silk Road. He was a reporter in China during the country’s soaring growth pre-crash for the best part of a decade, which was followed by relocating to Europe where he continues to cover the maritime industry – which today is almost unrecognisable from what it was.