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Daily Briefing May 12 2021

Free to read: Chinese crew invokes contract clause after order to call at India | V.Group wants vaccine-shunning nations to donate to seafarer countries | Grimaldi praises UK flag as ships switch to Malta after Brexit

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Eneti goes greener with offshore wind vessel order

`We are laying the groundwork for a Jones-Act compliant WTIV to address the American mandate for offshore wind development,' said Eneti chief executive Emanuele Lauro

US States United States

New build VLGC orders already double 2020 total

A combination of factors underpins the recent ordering spree, but a key feature of recent contracting is the focus on LPG-fueled vessels and their relative efficiency

Tankers and Gas Freight rates

Maersk transformation gathers pace

It is four years since Maersk began its corporate transition. It has now set targets for its logistics business to grow by 10% a year while increasing the company’s profitability

Europe Denmark

Minor change in charterparty left arrested vessel on hire

Minor change to contract, made in light of Supreme Court ruling from 2016, left French trader with responsibility to post guarantee on ship dragged into an earlier dispute

International London

Chinese crew invokes contract clause after order to call at India

Seafarers are trying to cite the ‘epidemic area-related’ clauses in their employment contracts to back their objection, but a shipping dispute lawyer said a lack of clear definition of the term may lead to a tug of war between the two sides

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

Off-peak LNG stages dramatic comeback

Gas trading platform data showed prices more than tripled year on year to reach their highest average in April since 2014

International Tankers and Gas

The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

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Special Report: China

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.

Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping

Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other

Data utility aspiration for liner shipping

GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member

China’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations

The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes

China looks to Iran for secure oil supply

It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most

 

 

 

 

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Guy Platten
The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

Jonathan Humm, left, and Stephen Hawke
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How will the Suez blockage impact marine insurance?

Lloyd’s List is teaming up with its sister publication Insurance Day this week for our first joint edition of the Podcast looking at the insurance implications and scenarios in the wake of the Ever Given casualty in the Suez Canal. Jonathan Humm, who leads the marine hull team at Aegis London, and Stephen Hawke, managing director of PL Ferrari, the P&I specialist broker, join the discussions this week as we examine the marine insurance fallout from shipping biggest traffic jam

Erik Hanell
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: It’s not easy (or cheap) being green

Governments and industry are jostling for position this week in the run up to a series of important decarbonisations meetings where shipping will be called to account, and likely a target. But amid the greenwashing and spin, companies are having to take real risks, incur some serious costs and make decisions based on few certainties. Joining the podcast this week is Stena chief executive Erik Hånell who talks us through the reality of what it takes to make a green stand and plan a pathway to 2050 without knowing enough about the detail of how to get there

John Angelicoussis
The Lloyd's List Podcast: John Angelicoussis - the shipowner's shipowner

In a special edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast we discuss the legacy that legendary shipowner John Angelicoussis leaves the maritime industry. Our Greece correspondent Nigel Lowry and Citi chairman of Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Michael Parker discuss what made him so significant, and what his death means both for the business he leaves behind and the wider industry

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