The James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute and the Seychelles Maritime Academy hosted a talk called “An Introduction to Dry Bulk Shipping” on Thursday 23rd March. The presenter was a Shipping and Maritime Transport professional, Mr Slava Gornov. The talk provided an interesting introduction to the maritime students and other participants. It looked at the importance of shipping to global trade, types of cargo and major risks and restrictions in shipping (e.g. weather, international regulations, piracy, incidents and market).