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Daily Briefing May 17 2021

Free to read: Shipping’s sustainability scorecard not measuring up | Nations step up vaccinations to boost crew change programmes | LNG is commercial pragmatism not climate activism | Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is LNG really borderline greenwashing?

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LNG is commercial pragmatism, not climate activism

LNG’s climate credentials are dividing the shipping industry into those who support a transitional switch and those who charge gas with little more than greenwashing shipping’s protracted decarbonistion efforts. But are we mistaking climate policy for commercial practicality?

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Shipping’s sustainability scorecard not measuring up

Reports varied in quality from disingenuous, to selective or comprehensive with absence of like-for-like numbers to show real progress

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is LNG really borderline greenwashing?

Opting for a generation of liquefied natural gas-fuelled ships today will delay climate action in shipping by 20 years, according to Maersk and those dismissing the current trend towards dual-fuelled tonnage as little more than ‘greenwashing’. Pragmatic commercial opportunity? Perhaps. But is gas a viable climate strategy for shipping? This week’s podcast sucks the hot air out of shipping’s most important debate and looks at why there is a schism developing in the industry

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The week in charts: Transpacific surge boosts global box tally| Moribund tanker rates rally | Special Report: China infographic

March proved a record month for global container traffic new data shows, but the figures masked a wider market slowdown in the first quarter of the year and growth dependent on buoyant transpacific trade. Meanwhile, the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency suggest tanker rates should rebound in the second half of 2021 as oil refineries ramp up output and production

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Californian ports continue record-breaking throughput trend

‘The cargo surge that began last fall doesn’t show any sign of stopping,’ says the US National Retail Federation’s vice-president for supply chain and customs policy, Jonathan Gold

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Why Alfa Laval paid over the odds for StormGeo

Alfa Laval considered recruiting digital natives but found they don’t stay long. It also considered investing in a start-up but saw the risks involved of employing ambitious but commercially naïve techies

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The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

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Special Report: China

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 report by clicking here.

Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping

Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other

Data utility aspiration for liner shipping

GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member

China’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations

The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes

China looks to Iran for secure oil supply

It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most

 

 

 

 

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is LNG really borderline greenwashing?

Opting for a generation of liquefied natural gas-fuelled ships today will delay climate action in shipping by 20 years, according to Maersk and those dismissing the current trend towards dual-fuelled tonnage as little more than ‘greenwashing’. Pragmatic commercial opportunity? Perhaps. But is gas a viable climate strategy for shipping? This week’s podcast sucks the hot air out of shipping’s most important debate and looks at why there is a schism developing in the industry

Guy Platten
The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How will the Suez blockage impact marine insurance?

Lloyd’s List is teaming up with its sister publication Insurance Day this week for our first joint edition of the Podcast looking at the insurance implications and scenarios in the wake of the Ever Given casualty in the Suez Canal. Jonathan Humm, who leads the marine hull team at Aegis London, and Stephen Hawke, managing director of PL Ferrari, the P&I specialist broker, join the discussions this week as we examine the marine insurance fallout from shipping biggest traffic jam

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: It’s not easy (or cheap) being green

Governments and industry are jostling for position this week in the run up to a series of important decarbonisations meetings where shipping will be called to account, and likely a target. But amid the greenwashing and spin, companies are having to take real risks, incur some serious costs and make decisions based on few certainties. Joining the podcast this week is Stena chief executive Erik Hånell who talks us through the reality of what it takes to make a green stand and plan a pathway to 2050 without knowing enough about the detail of how to get there

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