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Daily Briefing October 21 2020

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Analysis and Comment

From the News Desk: Regionalisation row exposes shipping’s green divide

A surprising declaration by some shipping leaders backing the implementation of regional decarbonisation measures has further highlighted the divisions in the industry on the pace, scale and regulatory framework needed to achieve the aim of being carbon neutral by 2050

International EU

Posidonia Forum: Priorities for an industry in the spotlight

Besieged by external and internal challenges, shipping needs to decide on its priorities. The Lloyd's List Posidonia Forum discusses what must be tackled now

Posidonia Digitalisation

Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific forum panels available on demand

Two Lloyd’s List’s digital forums — focusing on shipping in the Asia Pacific region, the adoption and use of new technology and assessing what happens next — are now available to watch on demand

Digitalisation Technology

Achieving shipping's green targets requires whole industry

Shipowners and operators are seeking support from class, flags, banks, ports, and regulators to try to meet the IMO’s environmental targets, a DNV GL conference is told

DNV GL Group Fuels

Supply constraints to boost post-pandemic prospects for product tankers

Executives from Hafnia, Scorpio Tankers, Ardmore Shipping and d’Amico talk up the sector at a Capital Link forum

International Tankers and Gas

Clouds on the horizon for box shipping’s outlook

The pandemic was initially seen as an existential threat to container shipping, which has survived and thrived. But with economic and regulatory headwinds approaching, will carriers be able to repeat the trick in the future?

International Containers

Pandemic will be a turning point for shipping, predicts Synergy chief

The industry requires the vision and leadership to talk with a more unified voice that can reach the decision makers who are determining our collective fates, argues Synergy Group chief executive Rajesh Unni in an interview

Coronavirus Fuels Digitalisation

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Financial tools are key to shipping’s decarbonisation push

The Baltic Exchange believes that risk management and mitigation tools in the form of carbon markets, taxation and offsetting schemes will be essential, both to meet the targets and to enable shipping companies to continue to operate and service global trade

The Lloyd's List Top 100 2019
One Hundred People 2020: Reader recommendations invited

With the deadline for our ‘One Hundred People 2020’ fast approaching, our editorial team is busy compiling and comparing notes: reflecting on the year that was; pinpointing shipping’s main protagonists; and making a case for who will be setting the agenda heading in 2021. However, we are also calling on readers for their input on who warrants an entry

Ask the Analyst: Data is crucial in crisis response

The Beirut port explosion, storage of hazardous goods, and the pandemic impact on seafarers’ health and rights exposes wider issues about regulatory weaknesses, accountability and the need for transparency in the shipping industry

Crunch time for shipping’s green finance credentials

Shipping’s biggest lenders are due to open up their portfolios to disclose decarbonisation trajectories, while criteria for green shipping bonds will soon emerge





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Chris Wiernicki
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Can shipping future proof shipbuilding decisions now?

ABS chief Christopher Wiernicki is our return guest this week, covering decarbonisation pathways, shipbuilding decisions, the threat of regionalism in climate change policy and why a rapid mindset shift is required from the shipping industry to keep up with the pace and scope of changes afoot

DNV GL second podcast 2020
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The road to future fuels

Listen to the second of three special edition podcasts produced in association with DNV GL examining the tectonic shift shaping shipping’s future: decarbonisation, alternative fuels and digitalisation

Rasmus Bach Nielsen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Trafigura wants to add $300 per tonne of CO2 to its bunker bill, here’s why

Commodities trader Trafigura is calling for ‘drastic’ measures to speed up the decarbonisation of shipping through a bunker levy charge as well as pushing for measures that include enforced slow steaming. Without urgent action, the industry risks costly regional confusion, slow update of zero-emission fuels and the inevitability of having decisions forced upon them. A level playing field is essential, argues this week’s podcast guest, Trafigura’s global head of fuel decarbonisation, Rasmus Bach Nielsen — the industry cannot afford not to take action

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Two weeks of IUMI in under 15 minutes

The International Union of Marine Insurance offers an essential snapshot of maritime risk every year via its globe-trotting annual get together, but for obvious reasons this year was a virtual event over two weeks. We offer a condensed canter through the key takeaways courtesy of IUMI’s secretary general Lars Lange