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Daily Briefing October 25 2021

Nobody ever won an argument with a customer. Especially not when he’s Jeff Bezos | West of England chief defends robust and decisive rate hike | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Should shipping be singing the GI blues?

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Future of Shipping: Expert Focus Videos

As part of our Future of Shipping programme industry leaders and sector experts map the path to a sustainable and profitable future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and Comment

Nobody ever won an argument with a customer. Especially not when he’s Jeff Bezos

LNG is increasingly being written off as a fossil fuel without a scalable pathway to genuine zero-emissions fuels, and that should give pause to those with their pen hovering over the orderbook

International Containers

Ruling out LNG from shipping’s green path is ‘incredibly short-sighted’, say backers

Amazon and other important retailers have joined Maersk and the World Bank in refusing to support liquefied natural gas as a ship fuel, and methane is also increasingly portrayed as a climate villain. But how much does this sway owners looking to buy LNG ships?

Sustainability Tankers and Gas

China port congestion crucial to dry bulk rates direction as demand slows

Port congestion that has help propel bulk carrier rates to 13-year highs appears to be unwinding as China’s demand for bulk commodities slows

Asia Pacific China

West of England chief defends ‘robust and decisive’ rate hike

‘I don’t think we’ll be one of the smaller general increases, but my prediction is there will be other clubs in and around where we are,’ says marine mutual chief

International London

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Should shipping be singing the GI blues?

On this week’s podcast, we are assessing the outlook for general increases, or GIs to those in the know, at the next P&I renewal round. The past two renewal rounds have seen most clubs ask for mid to high single-digit rises and early indications suggest we should brace for more, but significantly, a handful have explicitly rejected the notion of GIs altogether. We get the expert analysis from Mark Cracknell, head of cargo and marine at megabroker Marsh JLT Specialty, Stephen Hawke, managing director of Lockton’s P&I broker affiliate PL Ferrari and West of England’s chief executive Tom Bowsher.

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Insurance

Reefer sector loses its allure

Reefer cargoes, with their more expensive freight rates, used to be the darlings of the container sector. But the battle for capacity has relegated them to poor relations

Europe Germany

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The evolving risk of subterfuge shipping

As scrutiny of the subterfuge shipping fleet skirting sanctions to deliver blocked cargoes has intensified, the tactics being deployed by the murkier end of the maritime sector have rapidly evolved. This week’s edition of the podcast peers behind the increasingly complicated network of opaque tactic and institutions being set up to obfuscate sanctions evasion at sea. Featuring insights from: BIMCO, Lloyd’s List Intelligence, sanctions expert Michelle Wiese Bockmann and C4ADS, a non-profit group that investigates how data impacts security and international conflicts

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Sanctions Tankers and Gas

 

Special Report: Greece & Cyprus 2021

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.

Greece & Cyprus 2021: The new temple of maritime tech?

The Greek capital has a number of advantages that are fuelling its emergence as a hub for companies at the cutting edge of digital technology solutions for shipping

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Shipping and independence celebrate their kinship

The 200-year anniversary of the outbreak of the war of independence provides yet another reminder that Greek shipping’s adaptability has been baked into it historically

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Prime movers answer the call

Exclusive Lloyd’s List Intelligence data underlines that, despite the coronavirus shock, Greek shipping’s contribution to serving the needs of global seaborne trade was undiminished in 2020 as it answered a surge in demand in Asia

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Making leadership look easy

Greek shipping remains as ready and resilient as ever in adapting to whatever the markets throw at it, but appears to have put political turbulence in its homeland well behind it

 

 

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The Shipping Podcast

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Should shipping be singing the GI blues?

On this week’s podcast, we are assessing the outlook for general increases, or GIs to those in the know, at the next P&I renewal round. The past two renewal rounds have seen most clubs ask for mid to high single-digit rises and early indications suggest we should brace for more, but significantly, a handful have explicitly rejected the notion of GIs altogether. We get the expert analysis from Mark Cracknell, head of cargo and marine at megabroker Marsh JLT Specialty, Stephen Hawke, managing director of Lockton’s P&I broker affiliate PL Ferrari and West of England’s chief executive Tom Bowsher.


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The evolving risk of subterfuge shipping

As scrutiny of the subterfuge shipping fleet skirting sanctions to deliver blocked cargoes has intensified, the tactics being deployed by the murkier end of the maritime sector have rapidly evolved. This week’s edition of the podcast peers behind the increasingly complicated network of opaque tactic and institutions being set up to obfuscate sanctions evasion at sea. Featuring insights from: BIMCO, Lloyd’s List Intelligence, sanctions expert Michelle Wiese Bockmann and C4ADS, a non-profit group that investigates how data impacts security and international conflicts

From left: Neil Bennett, Business Development Director for Global Simulation at Wärtsilä Voyage, and James Lee, Digital Learning Solutions manager, also at Wärtsilä Voyage
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why training the next generation requires next-generation training

Wärtsilä Voyage’s Cloud Simulation capability has been made available on Ocean Technologies Group’s Ocean Learning Platform only six months after the two companies formed a partnership

The Lloyd’s List podcast: Why shipping needs more people

In a week when there weren’t enough truck drivers to deliver petrol across England, and crops rotted in the field because of a labour shortage, the Lloyd’s List podcast asks: How is shipping planning for the future?

Webinars

Webinar: How to decarbonise shipping

Shipping heavyweights DNV, Wärtsilä and Maersk joined Lloyd’s List to discuss the industry’s decarbonisation trajectory, the role of regulation and the contentious issue of whether LNG is a viable option for the sector. Registration to sign up for our next webinar ‘How to innovate in shipping’ is now open

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