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Spate of bulker orders could derail hot market trend

Close to 21m dwt of new orders have been placed in 2021 and despite uncertainties, enthusiasm for new tonnage is showing no signs of dissipating. In deadweight terms, the orders are up 81.8% and 52.8% compared with the same period in 2020 and 2019 respectively

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Daily Briefing June 23 2021

Free to read: Hot shipping markets could pull banks back in | GoodBulk’s Radziwill says slow steaming should be mandatory | Supply chain change will take time

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Weekly Briefing: More container congestion | Active dry bulk market | How low can tankers go?

Yantian container terminal may have reopened to its full capacity but there’s still plenty of ports congestion in the system. Meanwhile, in the bulkers sector enthusiasm for new tonnage shows no sign of cooling and tankers are sailing on a sea of troubles

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Why technology training is best preparation for digital shipping

There are two schools of thought: one suggests technology aids mariners, the other argues that mariners aid technology. Best performance comes as mariners and technology complement each other

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Spate of bulker orders could derail hot market trend

Close to 21m dwt of new orders have been placed in 2021 and despite uncertainties, enthusiasm for new tonnage is showing no signs of dissipating. In deadweight terms, the orders are up 81.8% and 52.8% compared with the same period in 2020 and 2019 respectively

International Dry Bulk

Supply chain change will take time

Shorter supply chains offer a degree of resilience that appeals to cargo owners. But changing the habits of globalisation will not be easy

International Containers

Reinsurance exclusions limiting cyber cover from P&I clubs

Steamship sees combined ratio jump to 125% after big payouts to cruise operators in wake of pandemic

International Insurance

Would a master stop his ship if the crew are fatigued?

Masters must occasionally feel tempted to give a crew adequate rest, but dare not for fear of being disciplined. This fear is the reason why fatigue is ignored and will continue to be under-reported

International Crewing

Maritime Markets Outlook: Death and demand

A vaccine-led recovery is going to be a bumpy ride for the maritime markets, so we are looking at the leading indicators this month in tankers and predicting what happens now that the markets appear to have hit the bottom. Meanwhile, we are dismissing talk of a super-cycle and examining where the peaks really lie

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Special Report: Entrepreneurs

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.

What every entrepreneur should know — but is afraid to ask

Being agile and talented are not enough for an entrepreneur in maritime. A degree of commercial shrewdness is vital, plus an ability to see the long-term vision. A two-year time horizon will not cut it

How to get ahead in alt lending

Setting up as a shipping alt lender is easy. Round up some Cass buddies, rent desk space, raise a couple of hundred million bucks and farm it out to owners who cannot borrow elsewhere, right? Wrong

Is this the golden age for shipping entrepreneurs?

A post-Covid surge in start-ups is expected, fuelled by abundant tech funding and targeting an ample supply of industry problems with their innovative solutions. But is the shipping industry ready to open the door to new ideas and provide the collaboration needed to scale these entrepreneurial talents beyond the quickly burned seed capital stages? 

Roberto Coustas, DeepSea Technologies
The shipping industry is notoriously difficult to penetrate as an entrepreneur and traditional venture capital models do not fit, but attitudes and the pace of change are shifting and the decarbonisation revolution requires innovation


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Sabrina Chao
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping has an image problem

Shipping’s image problem is not a new issue, but the pandemic has exposed the industry’s invisible status at a political level and the lack of understanding among the general public and mainstream media. That is a problem, but it is one of the industry’s own making having opted to operate in the shadows for years. Joining the podcast this week is Sabrina Chao, the new president of BIMCO, who has pledged that the task of making shipping’s voice better heard by the outside world will be at the top of her agenda over the next two years.

Roger Strevens
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why sustainability needs digital solutions as well as decarbonisation

Shipping experts are calling for serious commitment on sustainability ‘NOW’ before it’s too late. What’s holding us back? Is the answer only to be found in zero carbon fuels, in which case how many years will it be until the right fuel or fuels have been trialled and tested under all conditions? What can be done while all this is going on, to reduce if not eliminate harmful emissions? And what has shipping discovered from several years of digitalisation to move us in the right direction? Roger Strevens, vice-president of global sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, explains why reducing carbon intensity by one-third since 2008 is not enough

Aoife O'Leary
The Lloyd’s List Shipping Podcast: A guide to the next chapter of shipping emissions negotiations

The IMO’s environmental negotiators meet next week with a priority to finalise short-term emissions measures. But their meeting is also the likely beginning of bigger and more difficult discussions for shipping’s future. Environmental Defense Fund Europe international climate director Aoife O’Leary talks to Lloyd’s List about what we should expect for the rest of this year and how a market-based measure should come in

Zeynep, Shaw
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why we shouldn’t dismiss shipping’s Black Trail

‘How shipping pollutes the planet, avoids taxes, dodges regulations, and gets away with it’ — is the eye-catching strapline to the recent documentary Black Trail which has caused a stir in shipping circles. The film may not have taught us anything new about emissions, policy-making or the business of shipping, but seeing an outsider’s view of shipping on display offers a revealing, and worrying, insight into how the industry is being portrayed. This week’s podcast features the two lead journalists behind the film Zeynep Sentek, and Craig Shaw.


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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