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Dry bulk market faces uncertainty

The average weighted capesize time charter on the Baltic Exchange is being assessed at $4,631 per day, well below operating costs. Of all the dry bulk segments, handysizes are faring the best

Dry Bulk Asia Pacific

Daily Briefing January 29 2020

Free to read: Bulkers snub refuelling delays at Singapore as new fuel rules take effect | Heidmar and Signal claim successful start for new tanker pool deal | Coronavirus: Guidelines issued to shipping

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Analysis and Comment

The transition to autonomy must be handled sensitively

A conference on AI in the maritime environment has heard that the path to autonomy is paved with good intentions. While no challenge is a deal-breaker, any of them might be painful

Converted VLOCs exit fleet amid increased scrutiny

Brazil Port State Control is said to be carrying out extra checks as a safety measure as the country continues to heal from the fatal tailings dam disaster in January last year

Shipping overcoming obstacles to digitalisation

The technology behind digital shipping is achievable in the short term but human interaction must not be overlooked, conference speakers counselled yesterday 

Green groups push for emissions targets on LNG-fuelled ships

Lobby groups have called for methane emission targets for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas

Chinese New Year demand surge disappoints

Rush to ship goods ahead of factory closures was not comparable to the years before the China-US trade war started in 2018

Incoherent bafs baffle shippers

Rates show that carriers may have difficulty maintaining surcharges when seasonal demand returns to normal

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The Interview: Tan Soo Koong

Having built an illustrious career in the oil and petrochemical trade, SLNG chief executive Tan Soo Koong has moved on to invest time in boosting LNG adoption in maritime and other sectors aside from power generation. He is confident the lack of gas resources would not hold back Singapore from asserting its claim as Asia’s LNG trading hub

Singapore Asia Pacific Big Interview

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Gothenburg

The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Executive Meeting is an annual Gothenburg gathering of shipping leaders and analysts who share views on how best to navigate the turbulent waters that lie ahead. While this is generally a pretty exclusive affair the podcast team were granted an access all areas pass and headed off to Gothenburg in search of insight. Featuring on this week’s edition with our Markets Editor Michelle Wiese Bockmann we have LLI’s lead analyst Christopher Palsson talking tanker numbers, ABB’s marine and ports head Jorgen Karlsoon talking tech and Stena Bulk chief Erik Hanell talking security and Stena Impero.      

 


Tankers

US-China ‘managed trade deal’ is net positive for shipping

Analysts see boost for dry bulks including soyabeans and metallurgical coal, as well as crude shipments, but the jury is still out on LNG

Teekay Tankers sells suezmaxes and refinances debts

Vancouver-based Teekay Tankers said the asset sales would raise about $83m, while the refinancing would be used to pay down about $455m of debt

Tankers lead Performance Shipping back towards profit

Aframax acquisitions have already boosted results for the Greece-based owner, but write-downs on boxship sales burden bottom line

Heidmar and Signal claim successful start for new tanker pool deal

Sources say virtually the entire aframax fleet from Heidmar’s Sigma Pool is joining the much-vaunted Signal pool, brainchild of Ioannis Martinos

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Sanctions

Cosco tankers resume Atlantic Basin trading

The Chinese company has picked up its first cargoes off the off the west coast of Africa since September of last year when US sanctions derailed its regular trading patterns

US tightens sanctions net on Iran's petrochemical sector

The US has been tightening the sanctions net on the Islamic Republic since April 2019 when President Donald Trump announced the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organisation

Flag registries drop Iran-linked ships amid sanctions scrutiny

Flag-shopping is one strategy to evade scrutiny used by about 40 tankers and gas carriers shuttling crude, fuel oil and LPG to China and Syria via ship-to-ship transfers and off-the-radar shipments

Iran’s flag-shopping fleet drags registries into sanctions net

Registries and flag administrations can expect the US authorities to pay close attention to anything that gives off the impression of circumventing the Trump administration’s attempt to strangle Iran’s trading power

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Special Reports

In focus: Greece & Cyprus

This special report combines reports on Greece and Cyprus at landmark moments for both shipping communities

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

Future Fuels

PetroChina leads Singapore bunker suppliers

The Chinese oil and gas provider becomes the largest bunkering port’s biggest ship fuel supplier

International Seaways agrees refinancing deal

The tanker owner revealed a pricing mechanism in new loans that will be related to the carbon efficiency of its fleet and global decarbonisation targets

Green groups push for emissions targets on LNG-fuelled ships

Lobby groups have called for methane emission targets for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas

Owners may have recourse against timecharterers for off-spec bunkers

Alerts issued in Singapore, Piraeus, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Miami and San Vincente in the four weeks since the introduction of the IMO sulphur cap

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The Shipping Podcast

Podcast Company News

Chris Pålsson, Linton Nightingale, Richard Clayton, Shammi_Mohan
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: All eyes on Doha

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

From left: Christopher Palsson, Jorgen Karlsson, Erik Hanell
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Gothenburg

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Cormac Mc Garry, left, and Jakob Larsen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is shipping at risk from Iran?

Shipping has once again been left with the threat of getting caught in the crossfire of escalating tensions in the wake of the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Joining the Podcast this week to discuss the risk assessment for shipping in the Strait of Hormuz are Bimco’s head of safety and security Jakob Larsen and Senior Maritime Analyst at Control Risks, Cormac Mc Garry

The Lloyd's List Podcast: That was the year that was

The London editorial team review the top stories of 2019 and make a few forecasts for 2020

Webinars


A tale of tension, transition and trade wars

Linton Nightingale

 

Geopolitical tension and trade hostility were among the overriding themes of 2019; the Lloyd's List Top 100 People seeks to add clarity to the narrative

A decade of maritime’s most influential players

Linton Nightingale

 

Documenting shipping’s trials and tribulations over the past decade, the rankings have also charted the rise and fall of shipping kingpins, while springing a few surprises along the way

Interactive rankings

 


View the interactive grid setting out the risers and fallers across the most influential people in the shipping industry

 

 

 

 




The Intelligence

Shipping heads hesitantly into a year of uncertainty

 

The Intelligence HP Stream Company News

Fuel change likely to generate insurance claims, say clubs

The wrong kind of bunkers can do serious damage to hull and machinery, thereby leading to insurance claims

Container shipping goes big on transition fuel

Emission control regulations have forced container lines to consider LNG as an alternative to scrubbers and low-sulphur fuel, with several carriers mulling conversions and newbuildings

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

Shipping is going to require clean, cheap energy to completely transition to zero-emission fuel options — and much depends on how quickly the cost of renewables can outpace carbon in the global economy

Newbuilding hiatus could be just the ticket

Whereas before size, durability and trade suitability would pre-empt the sign-off for newbuildings, adding fuel choice to the mix has brought a new layer of complexity for those responsible for vessel procurement

 

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

Top container lines

Box carriers move into a new decade with a fresh set of challenges

 

Containers magazine HP stream Company News

President Trump and China
US-China ‘managed trade deal’ is net positive for shipping

Analysts see boost for dry bulks including soyabeans and metallurgical coal, as well as crude shipments, but the jury is still out on LNG

Shanghai, China
Box shipping feels coronavirus impact

As equipment begins to build up in Chinese ports, layup figures indicate more increased blankings following Chinese New Year closures

Costamare HQ Greece
Costamare acquires four panamaxes as earnings soar

Greece-based owner says better market for larger ships as well as fleet expansion contributed to strong results in last quarter and full-year 2019

CMA CGM moves Sartini to head port operations

Sartini's new role comes after CMA CGM said he was stepping down as chief executive of CEVA Logistics

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