As the regular readers may have noticed, this blog hasn't been updated too frequently of the late. The simple reason for this is that I have been rather busy. Since January, I have started working as a regular contributor to Cruise Business Review, and a few weeks ago I received a research grant that will allow me to write a book on the history of Finnish shipbuilding that we have been planning together with my friend, the maritime historian Bruce Peter for some time. With these and my pre-existing commitments, there simply hasn't been time to maintain the one-per-week update schedule I have been aiming for (not always successfully).
And, as you maybe already figured out, this state of affairs is likely to continue. I have no intention of abandoning this blog, and there has been some talk with potential guest contributors, but at least for the time being you can expect the update schedule to remain sporadic at best. Thank you for understanding.