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Daily Briefing January 23 2019

Kerch Strait vessels blast death toll rises to 14 | Win or lose in the bunker shake-up | Jury out on benefits from Hong Kong port alliance | Box carriers facing old challenges in new year

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Breaking down the silos

On this week’s podcast we are joining the dots between the new technology that promises ever greater collaboration and efficiency, and the practical problem of how to break down the silos of a traditional industry. Joining Lloyd’s List editor to debate the issues are the esteemed economist Martin Stopford, BMT’s Richard Westgarth, DNVGL’s Magnus Lande and Silje Barekseten from Nor-Shipping.










A year on, have Sanchi lessons been learned?

A spate of fires on vessels ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster calls into question whether safety has taken a backseat in an industry focused on environment deadlines.









Keep calm (and prepare for change)

Shipping must learn lessons for the global sulphur cap from preparations being made to minimise the risks of Brexit 









Viewpoint: Pirates' progress

A lethal form of piracy that threatens extreme violence against seafarers, rather than the seizure of ships, is becoming commonplace in the Gulf of Guinea  


Mind the Cap: How to avoid future fuel risk is an in-depth report on IMO 2020. Inside you will find unique Lloyd’s List Intelligence scenario modelling of low-sulphur fuel solutions, insight into legal and insured risk and the cost of compliance.

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Making complex issues simple

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




Hot topic Fuels Company News

Eagle Bulk CEO Gary Vogel
Vogel and Rodgers clash on scrubbers

Marine Money conference in London hears opposing views ahead of introduction of IMO sulphur cap in less than a year’s time

Port of Fujairah bans open-loop scrubbers

Brief notice does not give a date for the ban to take effect or say whether closed-loop scrubbers are allowed

Study pushes business case for LNG newbuildings

By looking at net present value of an investment in a 14,000 teu newbuilding, research group finds LNG offers the best results in the majority of scenarios

Kerch Strait blast investigation shifts to sanctioned vessel operations

UPDATE: The blaze reportedly spread following an explosion as a gas tanker was refuelling another ship, but reports suggest at least one of the vessels had been recently barred from Russian ports due to US sanctions scrutiny



Hot Topic one stream Company News

Iranian crude exports slump below 1m bpd mark

Tehran is likely to seeks ways to circumvent the restrictions causing the fall in exports

IRISL vessels drive up idle containership fleet

Three of IRISL’s 14,508 teu newbuilds have joined the idle pool, with the remaining fourth vessel set to join them imminently

Iran threatens to shut the Strait of Hormuz

Iranian President has also pledged that the United States would not be able to prevent Iran from exporting its crude

US indicts two Iranians for cyber attacks on national infrastructure

Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri allegedly launched cyber attacks using malware known as SamSam to lock data on computers, then demanded payment in bitcoin to unlock the data



Market Commentary

Safety at sea is still a risk for shipping industry
US indicts two Iranians for cyber attacks on national infrastructure



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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The persistent problem of piracy

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Outlook for 2019

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Top 100 People

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Webinar: Future fuels

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

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Fuels Webinars

Webinar: The future of ship management

However, the past decade has probably seen the greatest challenges, and the next decade will test ship managers more than ever.
Webinars Ship Management Digitalisation

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

The Pacific paradox

Is the trade war finally about to hit transpacific carriers?


Containers magazine HP stream Company News

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Container Terminal, UAE
UAE tightens grip on Middle East Gulf transhipment business

Khalifa port expects to double its throughput levels in 2019 to about 3m teu, but provisions are in place to increase capacity to more than 9m teu over the next five years

Commitment to quality pays off for Bahamas Maritime

Bahamas Maritime Authority has reported the lowest number of detentions ever recorded. This is the result of a commitment to monitoring performance of both vessels and management, CEO Capt Dwain Hutchinson explained

Dover lorries embarking at evening
UK shortsea capacity grows ahead of Brexit

Even short delays for customs clearances could have a major impact on shortsea shipping, forcing importers and exporters to consider alternative routes

Brexit: 80% of UK ports unprepared, survey finds

Nearly 60% of respondents now expecting negative impact, according to Odgers Berndtson, with only one in four of the opinion that they can handle the changes well

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



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