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Daily Briefing February 22 2019

Maersk outlook points to volatile year ahead | The Interview: John Wobensmith | Viewpoint: Hunting Stellar Daisy | Contships buys seven more feeders

Daily Briefing

Latest Articles

Contships buys seven more feeders for about $44m
Teekay expects higher US crude exports to boost tanker demand
UK Club gains 5.4m gt in 2019 renewal round
Japan’s first LNG-fuelled tug completes maiden bunkering operation
Wan Hai cancellation highlights caution in feeder market
Maersk outlook points to volatile year ahead
Freight bodies welcome post-Brexit security waiver
Viewpoint: Hunting Stellar Daisy
HMM president CK Yoo to resign
Maersk revenues rise despite slow demand growth
MOL set to seal LNG bunker vessel charter deal with Singapore’s Pavilion Energy
Samsung Heavy clinches $775m LNG newbuild quartet
Indonesia signs long-term LNG deal to take Mozambique gas
DNV GL’s sustainability chief joins climate network to drive low-emission transition
Ports sector failing to take cyber security seriously
Steamship Mutual’s Rotterdam subsidiary ‘not done deal’ just weeks before Brexit, Rynsard admits
Scrubber lobby lashes out at European Commission criticism over open-loop scrubbers
Ports warned to mind the supply-chain skills gap
Gard and North claim gains as P&I renewal round closes
UAE lifts ban on Qatar trade links
Lower dry bulk fleet growth needed to lift rates
IMO calls for more pollution research on open-loop scrubbers
Tilbury2 passes final hurdle
SembMarine developing new LNG bunker vessel designs
Shippers eye Liverpool as alternative to congested southern UK hubs

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The most influential person in shipping

On this week’s podcast we sit down with the International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim as he reflects on the considerable challenges that lie ahead for the industry and his position at the top of the Lloyd’s List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping ranking.

Opinion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewpoint: A flag for your convenience

Cost — above all — is what is driving how companies are making the decision upon which they pick a flag authority with whom to register their ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The strange death of shipping England

National resilience is not just military but civil, and Britain’s inability to guarantee sufficient ro-ro capacity following departure from the EU has left it found wanting. This should not be allowed to happen again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blame today’s congestion on tomorrow’s tariffs

Today’s congestion is just an algorithmic function of tomorrow’s tariffs, but nobody knows what the future holds or what impact it will have  



 



 

 

 

Hot Topics

Making complex issues simple

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

 

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Fuels

Hot topic Fuels Company News

The 18,340 teu Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
Maersk outlook points to volatile year ahead

Trade tensions, slowing growth and rising fuel costs all threaten to derail container shipping’s recovery in 2019

Bunkering
MOL set to seal LNG bunker vessel charter deal with Singapore’s Pavilion Energy

The vessel will also be the biggest of its type to be used for LNG bunkering in Singapore port waters

European Commission
Scrubber lobby lashes out at European Commission criticism over open-loop scrubbers

Scrubber lobbying group the Clean Shipping Alliance has doubled down on its arguments against the European Commission, saying that it is ‘needlessly creating baseless concerns’ about the technology

Scrubber from Wärtsilä
IMO calls for more pollution research on open-loop scrubbers

Most countries agree that more studies on the contentious technology are needed, but some delegations have decried what they argue is ‘unfortunate’ timing

 

Sanctions

Hot Topic one stream Company News

Sanctions on Venezuela start to bite

Shipowners are less exposed to sanctions if they are not dealing with PDVSA directly, but there can be operational and legal risks

Sanctioned Venezuelan crude starts flowing into US

Lloyd’s List has tracked at least $319m worth of Venezuelan crude cargoes currently heading to US-Gulf on five tankers, intensifying pressure on PDSVA

Oil tanker deck view
Tankers stalling amid uncertainty over US sanctions on PDVSA

A number of tanker vessels appear to be stalling en route to and from Venezuela as US sanctions start to bite

Podast - Bakhsh, Osler, Adamopoulos
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Disaster and political turmoil in South America

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

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

Ports sector failing to take cyber security seriously
Viewpoint: Future imperfect
Safety at sea is still a risk for shipping industry

 

Audio

The Shipping Podcast

Podcast Company News

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The most influential person in shipping

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

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: IUMI leaders set out stall for 2019
Podast - Bakhsh, Osler, Adamopoulos
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Disaster and political turmoil in South America

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

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Data is an opportunity, not a cost

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

 

Webinars

Lloyd's List Container Sector Outlook 2019 webinar

Webinars Containers BIMCO

Webinar: Future fuels

The Future fuels webinar, discover the 'big unknows' around the sulphur cap and how to avoid future fuel risk.

Listen on demand.

Fuels Webinars

The Intelligence

Cyber risk:

Time to exit sleep mode

The Intelligence HP Stream Company News

2020 sulphur cap enters final stretch

The next few months could prove to be the most consequential for the sulphur cap’s implementation

Mark Milford, vice-president of cyber security at Wärtsilä
Learn from the past, then adapt to the future

The International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in Singapore is envisaged to be a cyber service solution for the shipping industry

Needed: Innovation for cyber risk cover

Lack of claims data makes pricing difficult, while marine insurers debate the pros and cons of institute cyber attack exclusion clause 380

Maritime wakes up to cyber security threat

A study published by the GMF, Marsh and IUMI concluded cyber attacks and data theft remain as maritime’s Achilles’ heel

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

2019

Troubled waters or calm seas? 

 

Containers magazine HP stream Company News

Contships buys seven more feeders for about $44m

Latest acquisitions include five from Hartmann group and two from ICL Holdings

Wan Hai cancellation highlights caution in feeder market

With a generally lacklustre market in 2018 weighing down corporate earnings, extra newbuildings could provide an unnecessary financial burden

The 18,340 teu Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
Maersk outlook points to volatile year ahead

Trade tensions, slowing growth and rising fuel costs all threaten to derail container shipping’s recovery in 2019

Dover lorries embarking at evening
Freight bodies welcome post-Brexit security waiver

The measure is designed to give businesses more time to prepare for changes to EU-UK trade arrangements in the event that the UK leaves on WTO terms

Back on track

Linton Nightingale

 

Strong growth returns to the upper echelons of the container port premier league, with China leading the way

Port data

Interactive

 

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

Interactive rankings

 

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

 

 



 

 

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