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Daily Briefing December 5 2019

Free to read: Ethane to feed China’s gas shipbuilding ambition | Salvage industry said to be in ‘decline phase’ | ISU accepts realities of salvage sector | Top 10: Marine Insurance

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Lloyd's List Events

Lloyd’s List Gothenburg summit will map a volatile 2020

Programme will include geopolitics, sanctions implications, the impact on trade patterns of shifting political balance, energy realignment, technological advances and fleet and fuel developments

The Lloyd’s List Outlook 2020 Survey

We want your views on the big questions that will determine the shipping market outlook for 2020

Sustainable shipping leads the debate for the Lloyd’s List Outlook 2020 webinar

Shipping stands at the threshold of another year, but rather than trying to guess what might happen in 2020, it's important to understand the present

Munich Re Syndicate wins Insurer of the Year

BPL Global, Brit and Clifford Chance among other winners at 2019 London Market Awards

Analysis and Comment

‘Winning’: the most overrated word in a trade war

The current trade figures suggest that Donald Trump may be losing the upper hand in the US-China trade conflict

World boxship fleet update: Scrubbing out capacity

Idle fleet hits new highs as ships return to yards for scrubbers, but supply still outweighs demand

Viewpoint: Logistics log-jam

At a time of heightened environmental consciousness, big diesel-engined ships and truck fleets have become perceived as a public enemy by a substantial part of the population

Top 10 in marine insurance 2019

As part of our 2019 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at the very best global insurance power-brokers

Salvage industry said to be in ‘decline phase’

‘On the basis of the research I have done, I can definitely say the salvage industry is definitely in the decline phase’ — Southampton Solent’s Nicola Pryce-Roberts

Box shipping outlook remains challenging

After an ‘extremely dull’ year, container carriers have little to look forward to in the new year, BIMCO says

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The Interview: Tom Crowley

The head of the US marine solutions, energy and logistics company Crowley Maritime says it shines most brightly when there’s a big challenge, whether it be an earthquake, a hurricane or a huge salvage job such as the Costa Concordia.  Such challenges, he says, bring everyone together, creating a very resilient and capable organisation

Big Interview Containers Ports and Logistics

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The outlook for 2020 and beyond

This week we’re crunching the numbers and offering up a market forecast with Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s analytical oracle Christopher Pålsson and our own Editor and regular Podcast host Richard Meade. The pair talk through everything from growth trends to regulatory risk in their consideration of the dynamic trends that will be shaping shipping markets in 2020.   

 


Tankers

Norden to test biofuel bunkers

The Danish shipowner Norden want to pilot a plant material-to-liquid fuels technology

Pirates abduct seafarers from tanker off Nigeria

Pirates boarded the Hong Kong-flagged Nave Constellation on Tuesday after it had departed Bonny Offshore Terminal, Lloyd’s List Intelligence reports

Ethane to feed China’s gas shipbuilding ambition

Chinese shipbuilding content is an expected feature of bilateral ethanol and LNG trade talks

US sanctions six tankers linked to PDVSA

Washington has said that it recognises opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president. It is using sanctions to force Nicolás Maduro from office

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Sanctions

Lloyd’s List Gothenburg summit will map a volatile 2020

Programme will include geopolitics, sanctions implications, the impact on trade patterns of shifting political balance, energy realignment, technological advances and fleet and fuel developments

US sanctions six tankers linked to PDVSA

Washington has said that it recognises opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president. It is using sanctions to force Nicolás Maduro from office

Shipping used to police sanctions, forum hears

Unilateral US bans on Iranian shipping, oil and petrochemical exports in place throughout 2019 have placed global shipping at the forefront of geopolitical unrest as companies and owners grapple with the trading and commercial implications

US sanctions Cuban firm for facilitating Venezuela’s oil trade

Washington has imposed sanctions on a number of Cuban companies for doing business with Caracas as part of its efforts to force Venezeula's president Nicolas Maduro out of office

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Special Reports

In focus: Greece & Cyprus

This special report combines reports on Greece and Cyprus at landmark moments for both shipping communities

Maritime Cities: Building the connected cluster

Maritime cities must adapt to a changing landscape to maintain their hub status

Lloyd’s List Containers: Big interviews & big data

The latest magazine contains a trio of big-name interviews, including Maersk CEO Søren Skou, plus more on box shipping’s digitalisation journey

Future Fuels

CMA CGM and Total sign LNG supply deal

French companies take lead in Mediterranean LNG supply as CMA CGM pushes for global environmental collaboration

Forecasting the effects of world fleet decarbonisation options

Applying the GHG Pathway Model based on long-term trends, the report projects possible pathways for the world fleet size, fuel mix and CO2 emissions towards 2050 for the expected transport demand

DNV GL introduces class rules for using LPG as an alternative fuel

The new rules cover internal combustion engines, boilers and gas turbines for both gas-only and dual-fuel operations

CSSC and LR team up on marine decarbonisation research

The two parties will explore the use of blockchain and digital technologies. They will evaluate various clean energy sources and draw up ideas for their certification

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Audio

The Shipping Podcast

Podcast Company News

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The outlook for 2020 and beyond

This week, we’re crunching the numbers and offering up a market forecast with Lloyd’s List Intelligence’s analytical oracle Christopher Pålsson and our own Editor and regular Podcast host Richard Meade. The pair talk through everything from growth trends to regulatory risk in their consideration of the dynamic trends that will be shaping shipping markets in 2020

Cichen Shen, Vincent Wee and Richard Clayton
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Hong Kong and Dubai

The Lloyd’s List team have continued their world tour this week hosting events in the Middle East and Asia. In this week’s audio dispatch our chief correspondent Richard Clayton offers up his view from Dubai, where he has been talking smart ports, while our China editor Cichen Shen and Asia news editor Vincent Wee give us the insider’s view from Hong Kong maritime week, and more importantly the Lloyd’s List’s eagerly anticipated Innovation Forum

Podcast 15 Nov 2019
The Lloyd's List Podcast: Have mandatory speed limits hit a road block?

The campaign for mandatory speed limits for shipping suffered a blow during technical talks at IMO this week. For some that is crucial mistake and a missed opportunity. For others it is an effective strategy to reduce emissions. In this week's podcast we get the view from both sides: Danish Shipping director Maria Skipper Schwenn and Transport & Environment shipping analyst Faig Abbasov explain what the future is for decarbonisation

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Trade, Trump bashing and the unstoppable rise of Chinese leasing

The Lloyd’s List Podcast is in Shanghai this week where President Xi Jinping has been leading the discussions around trade policy and Chinese shipping giant Cosco has been talking up the value of a multi-lateral, value-added approach to supply chains. Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade to discuss everything from trade policy and Trump bashing to Chinese leasing and why cargo interests are leapfrogging shipowners in news deals are China Editor Cichen Shen and special guest Bill Guo, executive director of leasing giant ICBC. 

Webinars

The Intelligence

Future Fuels

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

The Intelligence HP Stream Company News

Fuel change likely to generate insurance claims, say clubs

The wrong kind of bunkers can do serious damage to hull and machinery, thereby leading to insurance claims

Container shipping goes big on transition fuel

Emission control regulations have forced container lines to consider LNG as an alternative to scrubbers and low-sulphur fuel, with several carriers mulling conversions and newbuildings

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

Shipping is going to require clean, cheap energy to completely transition to zero-emission fuel options — and much depends on how quickly the cost of renewables can outpace carbon in the global economy

Newbuilding hiatus could be just the ticket

Whereas before size, durability and trade suitability would pre-empt the sign-off for newbuildings, adding fuel choice to the mix has brought a new layer of complexity for those responsible for vessel procurement

 

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

Top container lines

Box carriers move into a new decade with a fresh set of challenges

 

Containers magazine HP stream Company News

Donald Trump
‘Winning’: the most overrated word in a trade war

The current trade figures suggest that Donald Trump may be losing the upper hand in the US-China trade conflict

World boxship fleet update: Scrubbing out capacity

Idle fleet hits new highs as ships return to yards for scrubbers, but supply still outweighs demand

Shipping Container Cranes and Trucks
Viewpoint: Logistics log-jam

At a time of heightened environmental consciousness, big diesel-engined ships and truck fleets have become perceived as a public enemy by a substantial part of the population

CSSC unveils LNG-powered 25,000 teu ship project

Newly unveiled design comes despite scepticism about whether the size of the current largest boxship of 23,000 teu class should increase further

 

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