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British-flagged ships exit Gulf amid Iranian threats

Commercial shipping interests in the UK are working with the Ministry of Defence to defuse escalating tension in the Middle East as concerns grow for the safety and security of British vessels

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Daily Briefing July 17 2019

British-flagged ships avoid Gulf amid Iranian threats | Legal bid to block release of seized Iranian tanker | China LNG demand to slow on trade spat with the US | Fuel prices take volatile turn

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Iran says missing tanker was rescued and towed for repairs
Britain to send third warship to protect shipping in Gulf
Hapag-Lloyd and ONE expand African ocean freight connections
British-flagged ships exit Gulf amid Iranian threats
Between the Lines: Alliance reshuffle to shake up transpacific
US ‘shooting from hip’ on Iran sanctions, says IG head
Trafigura scraps third-party arrangements
Lack of standardisation hampering port automation
Fuel prices take another volatile turn
Turkish cargo ship crew abducted off Nigeria
MSC secures bail release of vessel seized by US in drugs raid
Odfjell sells Chinese terminal stake to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding
Legal bid to block release of Iranian tanker
Keppel seals contracts worth $96m
Inmarsat deal facing competition review
Bunker costs to rise by half on Asia-Europe trades
Enesel behind suezmax brace at Samsung
Total awards initial design contract for Oman LNG Bunkering project
China LNG demand to slow on trade spat with the US
ABS to class up to 14 new MOL gas carriers
Venezuela mimics Iranian sanction-evasion tactics
Inmarsat targets shipping’s data usage spike
Rising supply of crude and ships seen outpacing crude demand growth
Singapore’s yard merger faces a bumpy road
Safe Bulkers starts scrubber programme

 

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The industry’s growing ‘to do’ list

Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping joins the Lloyd’s List Podcast this week to talk us through the industry’s ever-growing agenda. The immediate issues of 2020, shipping security and training are just the tip of the iceberg – the big macro headwinds of digitisation, decarbonisation, regulatory and financially enforced transparency all require urgent attention from those seeking to represent shipping on the global stage.

  

 

 

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The Entrepreneurs

Why shipping needs to get better at matching good ideas with smart mone

Ideas to revolutionise shipping

Why the industry requires immediate innovation and urgent action to navigate its way from digitalisation to decarbonisation

In Focus - Smart Ports

Lloyd’s List explores the so-called ‘Smart Port’ concept, one that is rapidly evolving as ports embrace the digitised world

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The Entrepreneurs

Most start-up businesses are doomed to fail, but the process of collaborating, innovating and ingesting new ideas and companies into the fragmented and conservative shipping industry should be considered less a risky investment and more an essential strategy for survival, Richard Meade reports
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Boxship taking on bunkers
Bunker costs to rise by half on Asia-Europe trades

Bunker adjustment factor calculator shows bunker costs rising to $81 per teu on some trades

UK shipping emissions plan is an era-defining moment

The Clean Maritime Plan will be the UK’s route map to clean growth for the maritime sector and pathway to zero-emission shipping

The more focused a collaboration, the more it is likely to succeed

An admission by the President of Oshima Shipbuilding that his company could not have come up with an innovative ultramax design on its own is significant: collaboration works

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The industry’s growing 'to do' list

Guy Platten, secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping, joins the Lloyd’s List Podcast this week to talk us through the industry’s ever-growing agenda. The immediate issues of 2020, shipping security and training are just the tip of the iceberg — the big macro headwinds of digitalisation, decarbonisation, regulatory and financially enforced transparency all require urgent attention from those seeking to represent shipping on the global stage

 

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Britain to send third warship to protect shipping in Gulf

Britain will send a third warship and a military tanker to the Gulf as Iran’s supreme leader threatened the UK with retaliation over the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar

The Red Ensign
British-flagged ships exit Gulf amid Iranian threats

Commercial shipping interests in the UK are working with the Ministry of Defence to defuse escalating tension in the Middle East as concerns grow for the safety and security of British vessels

US ‘shooting from hip’ on Iran sanctions, says IG head

‘There are more curveballs, but we are there to engage with governments on behalf of owners, to make sure there is proper planning and proper warnings given,’ says Nick Shaw

Legal bid to block release of Iranian tanker

‘It is a judgment against the government of Iran, and it would appear that the government of Iran own at least the cargo’ — Jonathan Goldberg QC

 

Cyber

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Viewpoint: Reducing risk with tailored data
Maersk launches online spot booking system
Lloyd’s Register calls on IMO to bring forward cyber security timeline

 

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The industry’s growing 'to do' list

Guy Platten, secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping, joins the Lloyd’s List Podcast this week to talk us through the industry’s ever-growing agenda. The immediate issues of 2020, shipping security and training are just the tip of the iceberg — the big macro headwinds of digitalisation, decarbonisation, regulatory and financially enforced transparency all require urgent attention from those seeking to represent shipping on the global stage

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Sanctions busting, data integrity and shipping’s grey areas

We are talking sanctions busting, transparency and data integrity on this week’s podcast. In the wake of the latest tanker being caught carrying sanctioned cargo, we examine how deceptive patterns of behaviour are being tracked, why shipping’s grey areas are increasingly under scrutiny and what questions we should all be asking when it comes to data transparency and trustworthiness.

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A mid-year shipping outlook

Michael Webber, Wells Fargo’s superstar shipping and LNG research analyst, makes a welcome return to the podcast this week to offer his outlook on the second half of the year and talk LNG, industry leadership and why he’s not overly concerned about the recent exodus of equity analysts from Wall Street banks

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LNG burning too bright?

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 Intelligence

Shipping's start-up revolution takes off

Why helping entrepreneurs match good ideas with smart money could rescue the industry

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The Entrepreneurs
Most start-up businesses are doomed to fail, but the process of collaborating, innovating and ingesting new ideas and companies into the fragmented and conservative shipping industry should be considered less a risky investment and more an essential strategy for survival, Richard Meade reports
Boxship taking on bunkers
Ship operators face fuel compatibility questions

Fuel quality testing alone may not be enough to prevent engine damage from mixed blends

Can banking’s Poseidon adventure rewrite the script for shipping’s decarbonisation disaster?

By incorporating clean shipping criteria into ship finance covenants, banks have produced a tool to demonstrate that shipping’s key stakeholders are acting responsibly, but they come with likely consequences, winners and losers

The Interview: Lars Rhodin
His surname sounds more French than Scandinavian, and Swedish Club managing director Lars Rhodin sometimes claims to be related to the sculptor behind such statues as The Thinker and The Kiss, especially when that gets him reduced museum entry tickets

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

Box shipping’s jigsaw falling into place

 

 

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Hapag-Lloyd and ONE expand African ocean freight connections

New Middle East-India-Africa Express service part of plan to integrate growing African market more tightly into global networks

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Between the Lines: Alliance reshuffle to shake up transpacific

With roughly half of US imports from China now subject to a 25% tariff, and almost the entirety of Chinese imports from US subject to a 25% tariff, the transpacific trade is likely to be adversely affected this peak season

Lack of standardisation hampering port automation

Various equipment and IT systems that constitute the automated terminals are unable to exchange information in a meaningful and efficient way, as they are provided by different suppliers using their own technical standards

MSC secures bail release of vessel seized by US in drugs raid

But the ship remains subject to possible forfeiture if the investigation links senior crew members with the cocaine haul

Back on track

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

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