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Daily Briefing March 1 2021

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Shipping’s future requires 20/20 vision

Transparency creates an opportunity to improve the efficiency of shipping via digitalisation and decarbonisation. But those projects alone do not create value — the next phase of shipping’s evolution requires innovation and new business models to drive value and that could be truly revolutionary

Digital Disruption Technology

Maritime interest grows for sustainability-linked bonds

Transition bonds are also garnering interest as a bridge between green bonds and sustainability bonds, a Marine Money event heard

Finance Environment

From the News Desk: Seafarers in crisis

Seafarer abandonment cases continue to climb, while suicides are going uncounted. Meanwhile calls are growing to ensure crews are not denied coronavirus vaccines, and for the industry take better care of its workforce

International From the News Desk

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The case for ammonia as shipping’s fuel of the future

As part of our continuing quest to assess the options for shipping’s carbon-free future we’re looking at the case for ammonia this week. Joining our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos to discuss why NH3 should be at the heart of any shipowner’s strategy is Milton Bevington and Stephen Crolius of Carbon Neutral Consulting

International Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

Globalisation is switching from goods to services

The development of artificial intelligence and robotics favours the richer economies, while weaker regions and countries will lose out unless international solidarity replaces nationalism

International Political Risk and Trade

EU database shows higher emissions than initially reported

The landmark database continues to change, resulting in a significant increase in recorded shipping emissions for 2019 and raising familiar questions about its reliability and future use as the bedrock of EU emissions regulations

EU Environment

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about P&I, but were afraid to ask

Ahead of the P&I renewals deadline we have been speaking to both sides of the annual battle. Clubs are seeking sharp increases in prices, while shipowners are trying their best not to end up paying more, sending their insurance brokers into bat to keep those rate hikes down. So who’s winning? This week we talk to: David Mahoney of Aon, Stephen Hawke of Ferrari, Gard’s chief underwriting officer Bjornar Andresen and Skuld’s executive vice-president Gregory Thomas.

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Special Report: Digitalisation & data

Lloyd’s List special reports take a deep dive into the issues that matter. With in-depth reporting from our team of experts from across the globe offering an insight into the opportunities and threats driving the industry agenda. Subscribers can access and download the latest edition by clicking here.

Data whizzes are winners in shipping’s digitalisation next phase

While the low-hanging fruits have already been taken, the next phase will see the integration and application of more disruptive technologies, such as data integration and analytics, and increasing use of automation and autonomous operations

Remote working: Shipping feels the absence of direct contact

The positives of lockdowns include more phone and video communications with customers as business travel slumps, but shipping companies in the container sector are finding it harder to win new accounts because of shipper preference to stay with familiar carriers, while other activities such as contract negotiations or staff recruitment have become more complicated

Flexible working to become the norm as shipping companies accept office life has changed forever

The benefits of remote working are likely to be offset by the loss of team spirit, fewer networking opportunities, and less chance for business travel and overseas postings that have helped shape the careers of today’s maritime industry leaders

Digital shipping moves to the next level

Digitalisation of processes was under discussion before Covid-19 struck, although there was a lack of urgency. Now, however, shipowners no longer ask tech companies about cost but about keeping ships running

 




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Milton Bevington, left, and Stephen Crolius
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The case for ammonia as shipping’s fuel of the future

As part of our continuing quest to assess the options for shipping’s carbon-free future we’re looking at the case for ammonia this week. Joining our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos to discuss why NH3 should be at the heart of any shipowner’s strategy is Milton Bevington and Stephen Crolius of Carbon Neutral Consulting

From left: Stephen Hawke of PIFerrari; Gregory Thomas of Skuld; Bjornar Andresen of Gard; David Mahoney of Aon Risk Solutions
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about P&I, but were afraid to ask

Ahead of the P&I renewals deadline we have been speaking to both sides of the annual battle. Clubs are seeking sharp increases in prices, while shipowners are trying their best not to end up paying more, sending their insurance brokers into bat to keep those rate hikes down. So who’s winning? This week we talk to: David Mahoney of Aon, Stephen Hawke of Ferrari, Gard’s chief underwriting officer Bjornar Andresen and Skuld’s executive vice-president Gregory Thomas.

Mark Williams of Shipping Strategy
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why Africa should be higher up shipping’s investment agenda

The potential of Africa’s booming demographics are clear, but shipping has focused more on the risk than the rewards in recent years. That could be about to change with the US is increasingly looking like it wants to pivot to Africa and significant developments across several countries warranting a more optimistic looking at the near-term growth opportunities for maritime trade. Podcast regular Mark Williams, managing director of Shipping Strategy joins Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade this week to discuss the opportunities.

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is the crewing crisis getting worse?

Despite significant efforts by international organisations, unions, companies and some governments to sort the crewing crisis, we are now starting to see the situation getting worse as governments bring in more travel bans in response to the new strains of coronavirus. On the podcast this week to discuss the implications is Graham Westgarth, chairman of V.Group, who warns that the crewing crisis yet to emerge will be when seafarers decide not to return to work

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