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Shipping shakes off short-term Saudi disruption but awaits detail on energy trade outlook

A squeeze in long-term supplies is not the issue given well-stocked oil reserves, even with the repair timeline likely to drift into months. The detail of alternative energy sourcing arrangements, bunker price implications and the security risk yet to emerge as retaliations beckon are the pressure points for shipping.

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Daily Briefing September 16 2019

Free to read: Shipping’s future lies beyond Brexit and beyond shipping | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The key takeaways from London shipping week | Maersk customers absorb IMO 2020 bunker surcharges | From the News Desk: 2050 is the new 2020

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 5 – Our key takeaways from the week

The Lloyd’s List team have squeezed into their finest formal attire, popped a cork and gathered round the microphone to give you a prosecco-fuelled reflection on the blur that was London International Shipping Week. From zero carbon politics and 2050 targets to training and of course Brexit - we’re not short of an opinion or five on the biggest issues of the day. Consider this the digestif after the full fiver course tasting menu we’ve been serving you up all week in audio form.

Special Reports

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

The Entrepreneurs

Why shipping needs to get better at matching good ideas with smart money

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Linton Nightingale

 

Robust volume growth across China, backed by other strong regional performances, beefed up global throughput figures in 2018. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for the elite box facilities

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The figures behind the rankings. Compare and contrast different ports across multiple years

Port rankings

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View the interactive grid setting out the risers and fallers across the one hundred ports

 

 



 

 

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Indonesia’s nickel ore export ban to hit supramaxes

The recent ban could mean the market will lose 2m tonnes a month of supramax cargo

Indonesia Dry Bulk Ultra and supras

 

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Making complex issues simple

Focusing on what matters to the market, understanding the forces that are shaping the industry

 

 

 



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Fuels

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Monjasa chief operating officer Svend Stenberg Molholt
2020 sulphur cap complicating bunker effect of Saudi oil output cut

Denmark-based supplier Monjasa sees supply for bunker market largely unaffected as Okeanis Eco Tankers expects Singapore bunkering to increase at expense of Fujairah

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Between Abqaiq and a hard place

While immediate attention is being paid to oil price rises, the eventual timing of a restoration of Saudi Arabia’s production and the intervening rejig of global energy supply routes will inevitably influence multiple key factors for shipping over the coming weeks

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Aramco pleads for flexibility on crude grades and delivery schedules

The drone attacks on Saturday hit output from the Abqaiq crude processing facility and a second plant at the Khurais field that pumps out Saudi Arabia's flagship Arab Light and Arab Extra Light crude grades

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Maersk customers absorb IMO 2020 bunker surcharges

Despite initial resistance from shipper groups, liner customers are coming to accept they will foot the bill for low-sulphur fuel

 

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A worker refuels a car at a gas station in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday
Between Abqaiq and a hard place

While immediate attention is being paid to oil price rises, the eventual timing of a restoration of Saudi Arabia’s production and the intervening rejig of global energy supply routes will inevitably influence multiple key factors for shipping over the coming weeks

Stena Impero to be released by Iran ‘in days’

Iran claims the British-flagged tanker and 16 seafarers still held will be released once legal proceeding are completed

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Cut in Saudi output to hit tanker rates, but prospects may brighten

If the Saudis can reduce the fall in output to 2m barrels per day, additional long-haul crude flows from the US and West Africa should then be able to support tonne-mile demand and shore up rates,says Shenwan Hongyuan Securities analyst Yan Hai

Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq refinery on 15 September 2019 after drone strike: false-colour image from European Union Sentinel-2 satellite
Asian importers confident of Saudi supply but cast wary eye on outage duration

The drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq refinery and the kingdom’s second biggest oilfield, Khurais, have resulted in a loss of 5.7m barrels per day in supply, according to analysts’ estimates

 

Cyber

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Maersk cyber attack sparked genesis of Digital Container Shipping Association
Maritime industry must open up about cyber crime
Viewpoint: Enter the maritime micromanager

 

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From the News Desk: 2050 is the new 2020 — an overview of London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week was dominated by discussions about the acceleration in the climate change agenda and how the shipping industry must deal with the ever-increasing spotlight on sanctions

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 5 – Our key takeaways from the week

The Lloyd’s List team have squeezed into their finest formal attire, popped a cork and gathered round the microphone to give you a prosecco-fuelled reflection on the blur that was London International Shipping Week. From zero carbon politics and 2050 targets to training and of course Brexit — we’re not short of an opinion or five on the biggest issues of the day. Consider this the digestif after the full fiver course tasting menu we’ve been serving you up all week in audio form.

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 4 — How to change the shipping industry

As we near the final mile of the London International Shipping Week marathon, we join two of the race leaders to reflect on the major themes of the week’s debate, including: political backing for shipping, financing the fourth industrial revolution and the benefit of robust debate, along with a little hirsute finance leadership. Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade from the LISW conference today are Harry Theochari, global head of transport at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and chair of Maritime UK, and Michael Parker, chairman of Citi’s shipping and logistics business.

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 3 — The cost of zero-carbon shipping

How do we fund zero-carbon shipping and accelerate it beyond the current IMO targets? Double freight rates and use the IMO seems to be the message from today’s panel. Joining us on today’s edition from around London International Shipping Week we have a stellar panel of experts: businessman, academic and former chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority, Lord Adair Turner; Director of the Environmental Defense Fund (and former podcast guest) Baroness Bryony Worthington; and Grimaldi Group managing director Emanuele Grimaldi

The Intelligence

Maritime Cities

Building the connected cluster

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Tokyo: Japan’s mega city punches below its weight

Surveys of Tokyo’s relative status among its peers suggest it ranks lower than it should on a world scale 

London: Legacy of maritime expertise

Britannia no longer rules the waves, but London's world-beating cluster of white-collar shipping services leaves the UK capital with fair claim to be one of the world's major maritime centres

Hamburg: Bowed but not broken

With an enviable talent pool, Hamburg is diversifying to ensure it keeps its role as Germany’s premier shipping centre

P&I clubs warned over vessels bypassing sanctions on Iran

Shipping insurers put on alert after Lloyd’s List Intelligence data reveals suspicious patterns of behaviour by vessels in relation to trading with Iran in breach of US sanctions

 

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

Søren Skou: Transforming Maersk

 

 

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Cosco Shipping names Feng as ports chairman

Cosco Shipping Ports also appointed Zhang Dayu as its managing director

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Between the lines: Blank sailing into the void

All but three of the major main lane service offerings have suffered from blank sailings since their inception

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Maersk customers absorb IMO 2020 bunker surcharges

Despite initial resistance from shipper groups, liner customers are coming to accept they will foot the bill for low-sulphur fuel

CMA CGM appoints Olivier Casanova as deputy financial chief

His appointment comes after CMA CGM reported a net loss of $109m in April-June this year, despite a net profit of $2.3m from its maritime segment

 

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