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MSC eyes majority stake in Italian airline

Plans to expand into the aviation business follow a takeover offer for a large logistics company and a huge newbuilding programme as MSC takes advantage of the record profits that the container shipping industry has earned over the past year

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Daily Briefing January 25 2022

Liner lobby opposes EU bid to make charterers pay for carbon | Shipping emissions rise 4.9% in 2021 | Logistics and freight providers charter own ships to guarantee slots | MSC linked to $1bn LNG-fuelled boxship orders at DSIC

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Future of Shipping: Expert Focus Videos

As part of our Future of Shipping programme industry leaders and sector experts map the path to a sustainable and profitable future.

 

 

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Analysis and Comment

Shipping emissions rise 4.9% in 2021

Rise to 833m tonnes in CO2 emissions seen despite intensifying regulatory landscape and reduction targets

International Environment

The week in charts: Capesize rates slump | Bulkers face China logjam | Dirty and clean trading below pre-pandemic levels

Capesize spot market rates continue to drop, while bulk carrier congestion in China has stabilised 

Asia Pacific China

Container lines to maintain capacity through Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year usually marks an increase in blankings. This year, carriers are deploying nearly all their available capacity

International China

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Unwinding the supply chain crunch

Supply chain resilience is now a mainstream topic with headlines regularly featuring queues of ships backed up outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the car industry running short of semiconductors. But is this really a rupture in our global trading system or something altogether more temporary? This week we ask whether shipping will see a return to ‘normal’ after the current crunch unwinds

International Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

Shipping’s zero-carbon voyage begins as hydrogen carrier loads first cargo

Tanker now at Melbourne, Australia, to load hydrogen produced from brown coal

Australia Japan

Liner shipping needs to stay on the right side of regulators

The benefits of regulatory even-handedness should be apparent to all. But keeping things that way entails good behaviour — or at least not egregiously bad behaviour — on the part of the regulated

International Containers

Why shipping is about to get bigger, less opaque and more expensive

The twin tectonic shifts of digitalisation and decarbonisation will require the next generation of shipping leaders to rewrite the rulebook and redesign many aspects of global maritime supply chain. According to several of today’s leading industry executives, the gravitational pull towards scale and transparency is now an inevitable shift that will define the future of the industry

International Future of Shipping Sustainability

 

  

Special Report: Outlook 2022

The coming year promises a rare period of balance for shipping markets, but beware the short-lived stability this implies because risks loom large on the horizon. Click here to view Lloyd's List's 2022 shipping outlook

 

Outlook balance
A fine balance: 2022 looks positive but long-term risk looms large

As the world comes to terms with living with coronavirus, it is the uncertainties presented by regulation, inflation, a flagging Chinese economy and existential threats to established business models that should be keeping shipping executives awake at night

Containers outlook
Containers: Box bounty bounces into 2022

Freight rates may have peaked for now, and there are some signs of supply chains easing, though the disruption is not over yet. Shippers should see some easier conditions next year, but there are still potential threats on the horizon

Dry bulk outlook
Dry bulk: Can this spectacular year be repeated in 2022?

Continued demand growth  albeit at lower levels to 2021  combined with low fleet growth could keep rates buoyant, though volatility will likely persist

Tankers outlook 2022
Tankers: Back in black?

Third-quarter earnings for the fleet of some 15,000 tankers over 10,000 dwt averaged the lowest in three decades for many sizes and routes

 

 

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The Shipping Podcast

From left: Dr Jan Hoffman and Peter Sand
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Unwinding the supply chain crunch

Supply chain resilience is now a mainstream topic with headlines regularly featuring queues of ships backed up outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the car industry running short of semiconductors. But is this really a rupture in our global trading system or something altogether more temporary? This week we ask whether shipping will see a return to ‘normal’ after the current crunch unwinds

From left: (top row) Cichen Shen, Nidaa Bakhsh, Nigel Lowry, Michelle Wiese Bockman, Chris Palsson (bottom row) Richard Clayton, David Osler, Linton Nightingale, James Baker, Declan Bush
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: 10 predictions for 2022

In the final edition of the podcast for 2021, the Lloyd’s List editorial team take a look forward to 2022 and offer up their predictions for the stories that will be shaping the shipping markets next year covering everything from the core box, bulk and tanker markets to our view of regulatory inertia and marine insurance. 

From left: Stephen Cotton, David Hammond, Mark O'Neill and Guy Platten
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Omicron offers shipping an unwelcome sense of déjà vu

Pandemics don’t die, they fade away. At least that’s what governments are currently hoping will happen in 2022, but in the meantime, there is an immediate threat to deal with in shipping and the emergence of Omicron has been accompanied by a familiar set of knee-jerk responses from governments and a marked deterioration in business sentiment. This week’s edition of the podcast analyses the impact of the latest coronavirus variant and asks whether any lessons have been learned to deal with this latest wave.

From left: Parker, Kaptanoglou, Olsen, Giese and Wiernicki
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The nightmares before (and after) Christmas

The annual Lloyd’s List Outlook Forum and industry poll is a reliably insightful gauge of issues keeping business chiefs awake at night and this year regulatory uncertainty, looming overcapacity, a workforces skills crisis and supply chain disruption emerged as the hot topics causing sleepless nights. The podcast this week offers a view from the Outlook Forum panellists, explaining why business leaders need to juggle short- and long-term risk management

Webinars

Smart tech set to divide shipping like never before

A Lloyd’s List webinar hears how digital technology has shone a bright light on traditional ways of working. Silo mentality and an obsession with cost rather than value must be countered quickly

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