By Ryan Skinner (email)
After a considerable nominations process and then voting, the first winner of Portfire40 was selected! Months ago, in fact.
Unfortunately, this first honoree is a shy man. Months of attempts to get him to talk manifestly failed. Finally, Peter Mello of Sea-Fever proposed we consider him as a little like the Banksy of shipping - a mysterious, influential figure.
You see, he calls himself HAUS. He seems to be a seafarer. And he edits Wikipedia articles.
Some of you may ask: "How does this qualify him for inclusion in Portfire40, which is about people who are having a lasting impact on the industry by the novelty and vigor of their thinking, the strength of their passion for improvement and the impact they have on the community?"