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DVB quits shipping finance

Despite the wider retrenchment of European ship finance, DVB was a Top 10 ship financier as recently as two years ago. Its shipping book currently stands at about $7.5bn, so the decision end lending to shipping will come as a surprise to many

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Daily Briefing December 10 2019

Free to read: DVB quits shipping finance | MSC listed among Europe’s top 10 polluters | Liquefaction experts join forces to combat losses | Shipping’s Top 10 most influential figures in regulation

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Lloyd's List Events

Economou and Hadjieleftheriadis among winners at Greek Shipping Awards

George Economou, who has interests spread acrosss shipping, most notably in DryShips’ modern fleet of 32 ships including 20 bulkers, six tankers and six offshore support vessels, walked away with the title of Greek Shipping Personality of the Year

Lloyd’s List Gothenburg summit will map a volatile 2020

Programme will include geopolitics, sanctions implications, the impact on trade patterns of shifting political balance, energy realignment, technological advances and fleet and fuel developments

The Lloyd’s List Outlook 2020 Survey

We want your views on the big questions that will determine the shipping market outlook for 2020

Sustainable shipping leads the debate for the Lloyd’s List Outlook 2020 webinar

Shipping stands at the threshold of another year, but rather than trying to guess what might happen in 2020, it's important to understand the present

Analysis and Comment

Top 10 in regulation 2019

Year after year, regulation is becoming an increasingly more important part of this industry. These are the 10 most significant actors in regulation that affect shipping

Liquefaction experts join forces to combat losses

Southampton University’s Marine and Maritime Institute has embarked on a three-year funded project to come up with good practice guidelines for the industry

Carriers slow to remove capacity ahead of Chinese New Year

Fears grow of slew of late blankings as container lines react to seasonal slowdown

The customer should pay for cleaner shipping

The basic flaw in the maritime business model is that the aim of the game is to control costs. That puts the onus on elements of the supply chain that can’t or won’t dig their heels in. The customer should instead pay more for a cleaner shipping industry, not expect shipowners to pay for it on their own

Free trade does little to boost India’s exports

India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership comes on the back of weak results from previous FTAs

Top 10 maritime lawyers 2019

As part of our 2019 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at the very best legal minds across maritime law, including arbitration, major and/or novel transactions, and M&As

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The Interview: Hugo De Stoop

Mr De Stoop leads one of the largest crude oil tanker companies in the world. Over the past couple of years, Euronav has positioned itself as an environmentally conscious company that wants to help the wider industry combat its emissions. Mr De Stoop talks to Lloyd's List about what the future has in store and what the company learned in preparing for the global sulphur cap

Big Interview Euronav People

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The View from Athens

How do the Greek shipowners feel this year has gone and what’s keeping them up at night when they look to 2020? The podcast lands in Athens this week for the annual sequined festival of camp showbiz excess and shipping excellence that is the Greek Shipping Awards. Joining Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade to dissect for the fortunes of shipping’s most vibrant of markets are our two resident Greeks, Athens correspondent Nigel Lowry and London-based reporter Anastassios Adamopoulos

 


Tankers

Freeport LNG starts commercial operations in Texas

Freeport's three trains are expected to produce more than 15m tonnes a year of LNG, with a projected fourth train to bring the total to 20m tonnes a year

China Merchants Group names Hu as new president

Mr Hu is said to be a strong contender for CMG’s top seat as the current chairman Li Jianhong is reaching his retirement age

Angelicoussis inks new tanker and LNG ‘package’ at DSME

The tankers are scheduled for delivery in summer of 2021 while the 174,000 cu m gas carrier is due in early 2022

BW LPG chief Martin Ackermann steps down

Ackerman cites family reasons for going after more than four years at the helm

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Sanctions

Lloyd’s List Gothenburg summit will map a volatile 2020

Programme will include geopolitics, sanctions implications, the impact on trade patterns of shifting political balance, energy realignment, technological advances and fleet and fuel developments

US sanctions six tankers linked to PDVSA

Washington has said that it recognises opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president. It is using sanctions to force Nicolás Maduro from office

Shipping used to police sanctions, forum hears

Unilateral US bans on Iranian shipping, oil and petrochemical exports in place throughout 2019 have placed global shipping at the forefront of geopolitical unrest as companies and owners grapple with the trading and commercial implications

US sanctions Cuban firm for facilitating Venezuela’s oil trade

Washington has imposed sanctions on a number of Cuban companies for doing business with Caracas as part of its efforts to force Venezeula's president Nicolas Maduro out of office

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Special Reports

In focus: Greece & Cyprus

This special report combines reports on Greece and Cyprus at landmark moments for both shipping communities

Maritime Cities: Building the connected cluster

Maritime cities must adapt to a changing landscape to maintain their hub status

Lloyd’s List Containers: Big interviews & big data

The latest magazine contains a trio of big-name interviews, including Maersk CEO Søren Skou, plus more on box shipping’s digitalisation journey

Future Fuels

A 0.1% sulphur cap in the Mediterranean Sea is coming closer

The governments involved have agreed on the next steps, but their roadmap leaves the possibility open that they will not ask for a Mediterranean Sea sulphur emission control area

MSC listed among Europe's top 10 polluters

UPDATED: MSC hits back at criticism of its environmental performance. It argues that its ratio of CO2 emissions per tonne of cargo moved is among the lowest in the industry

Bunker sales reveal progress in sulphur cap transition and compliance

Large bunkering ports are reportedly well-stocked and shifting smoothly into the new era of global sulphur rules. However, shortages of high-sulphur fuel oil have emerged in smaller ports

Titan LNG to expand fleet for rising ARA bunker demand

Titan LNG’s third bunker barge ‘will be ideal for servicing larger tankers, cruise, container and offshore vessels’, says chief technical officer Ronald van Selm

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The View from Athens

How do the Greek shipowners feel this year has gone and what’s keeping them up at night when they look to 2020? The podcast lands in Athens this week for the annual sequined festival of camp showbiz excess and shipping excellence that is the Greek Shipping Awards. Joining Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade to dissect the fortunes of shipping’s most vibrant of markets are our two resident Greeks, Athens correspondent Nigel Lowry and London-based reporter Anastassios Adamopoulos

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The outlook for 2020 and beyond

This week, we’re crunching the numbers and offering up a market forecast with Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s analytical oracle Christopher Pålsson and our own Editor and regular Podcast host Richard Meade. The pair talk through everything from growth trends to regulatory risk in their consideration of the dynamic trends that will be shaping shipping markets in 2020

Cichen Shen, Vincent Wee and Richard Clayton
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Hong Kong and Dubai

The Lloyd’s List team have continued their world tour this week hosting events in the Middle East and Asia. In this week’s audio dispatch our chief correspondent Richard Clayton offers up his view from Dubai, where he has been talking smart ports, while our China editor Cichen Shen and Asia news editor Vincent Wee give us the insider’s view from Hong Kong maritime week, and more importantly the Lloyd’s List’s eagerly anticipated Innovation Forum

Podcast 15 Nov 2019
The Lloyd's List Podcast: Have mandatory speed limits hit a road block?

The campaign for mandatory speed limits for shipping suffered a blow during technical talks at IMO this week. For some that is crucial mistake and a missed opportunity. For others it is an effective strategy to reduce emissions. In this week's podcast we get the view from both sides: Danish Shipping director Maria Skipper Schwenn and Transport & Environment shipping analyst Faig Abbasov explain what the future is for decarbonisation

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The Intelligence

Future Fuels

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

The Intelligence HP Stream Company News

Fuel change likely to generate insurance claims, say clubs

The wrong kind of bunkers can do serious damage to hull and machinery, thereby leading to insurance claims

Container shipping goes big on transition fuel

Emission control regulations have forced container lines to consider LNG as an alternative to scrubbers and low-sulphur fuel, with several carriers mulling conversions and newbuildings

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

Shipping is going to require clean, cheap energy to completely transition to zero-emission fuel options — and much depends on how quickly the cost of renewables can outpace carbon in the global economy

Newbuilding hiatus could be just the ticket

Whereas before size, durability and trade suitability would pre-empt the sign-off for newbuildings, adding fuel choice to the mix has brought a new layer of complexity for those responsible for vessel procurement

 

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

Top container lines

Box carriers move into a new decade with a fresh set of challenges

 

Containers magazine HP stream Company News

China Merchants Group names Hu as new president

Mr Hu is said to be a strong contender for CMG’s top seat as the current chairman Li Jianhong is reaching his retirement age

Shanghai container port
Carriers slow to remove capacity ahead of Chinese New Year

Fears grow of slew of late blankings as container lines react to seasonal slowdown

Free trade does little to boost India’s exports

India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership comes on the back of weak results from previous FTAs

APMT container terminal, Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam
MSC listed among Europe's top 10 polluters

UPDATED: MSC hits back at criticism of its environmental performance. It argues that its ratio of CO2 emissions per tonne of cargo moved is among the lowest in the industry

 

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