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Daily Briefing October 19 2021

Boxships ‘cheaper to buy than charter’ | Maersk acts to clear empty boxes at clogged European ports | Decarbonisation proceeds should fund developing countries' ports

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Future of Shipping: Expert Focus Videos

As part of our Future of Shipping programme industry leaders and sector experts map the path to a sustainable and profitable future.







Analysis and Comment

No relief in sight for struggling US supply chains

Carriers have laid on all available capacity to serve the US market. But congested terminals and shortages elsewhere in the system will take time to resolve

North America United States

Boxships ‘cheaper to buy than charter’

Two-year chartering rates equate to 73% of the price that container line CMA-CGM paid for its latest acquisition

International Mediterranean Shipping Co

Shippers warned to brace for bafs

The lower fuel prices in the early phases of the pandemic have been reversed. Shippers will now have further costs with which to contend

International Containers

FrontNav — a tanker giant 20 years in the making?

By purchasing shares ahead of any potential merger, Mr Fredriksen’s strategy looks like a familiar play of creating volatility around the share price. It remains to be seen whether he will follow through on his previous tactic of pulling out at a profit and then wait to see what happens between now and the next Euronav AGM, or push ahead with another round of M&A discussions

Tankers and Gas Finance

Container rates suppressed, but not depressed

Whether freight rates continue to head south or find their way back, investors in container shipping stocks will need to think carefully about their next moves

Asia Pacific US States

Don’t scapegoat shipping for the world’s just-in-time jitters

Shipping — which usually moves more than 200m teu from A to B each year — is suddenly in the news because consumers may not get what they want for Christmas on time

International Containers

Maritime Markets Outlook: Decarbonising shipping by the numbers

Getting shipping to zero carbon is not just a matter of political willpower — the industry must figure out how best to bridge the difference in cost between conventional fuels and zero carbon options while managing the transition of the existing fleet amid myriad regulatory and market uncertainties. That requires hard decisions to be made quickly amid rapidly rising carbon prices. The Markets Outlook discussion this month looks at the numbers informing the decisions around costs, uncertainties and fuel prices.

Maritime Markets Outlook Sustainability Tankers and Gas


Special Report: Greece & Cyprus 2021

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.

Greece & Cyprus 2021: The new temple of maritime tech?

The Greek capital has a number of advantages that are fuelling its emergence as a hub for companies at the cutting edge of digital technology solutions for shipping

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Shipping and independence celebrate their kinship

The 200-year anniversary of the outbreak of the war of independence provides yet another reminder that Greek shipping’s adaptability has been baked into it historically

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Prime movers answer the call

Exclusive Lloyd’s List Intelligence data underlines that, despite the coronavirus shock, Greek shipping’s contribution to serving the needs of global seaborne trade was undiminished in 2020 as it answered a surge in demand in Asia

Greece & Cyprus 2021: Making leadership look easy

Greek shipping remains as ready and resilient as ever in adapting to whatever the markets throw at it, but appears to have put political turbulence in its homeland well behind it



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The Shipping Podcast

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The evolving risk of subterfuge shipping

As scrutiny of the subterfuge shipping fleet skirting sanctions to deliver blocked cargoes has intensified, the tactics being deployed by the murkier end of the maritime sector have rapidly evolved. This week’s edition of the podcast peers behind the increasingly complicated network of opaque tactic and institutions being set up to obfuscate sanctions evasion at sea. Featuring insights from: BIMCO, Lloyd’s List Intelligence, sanctions expert Michelle Wiese Bockmann and C4ADS, a non-profit group that investigates how data impacts security and international conflicts

From left: Neil Bennett, Business Development Director for Global Simulation at Wärtsilä Voyage, and James Lee, Digital Learning Solutions manager, also at Wärtsilä Voyage
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why training the next generation requires next-generation training

Wärtsilä Voyage’s Cloud Simulation capability has been made available on Ocean Technologies Group’s Ocean Learning Platform only six months after the two companies formed a partnership

The Lloyd’s List podcast: Why shipping needs more people

In a week when there weren’t enough truck drivers to deliver petrol across England, and crops rotted in the field because of a labour shortage, the Lloyd’s List podcast asks: How is shipping planning for the future?

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Let’s address the real issues this World Maritime Day

It’s a special World Maritime Day edition of the podcast this week and International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim joins us to offer his view, not only on the future vision for seafarers, but also the immediate problems that industry, institutions and governments have seemingly been unable to resolve


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

International Future of Shipping Fuels