Being agile and talented are not enough for an entrepreneur in maritime. A degree of commercial shrewdness is vital, plus an ability to see the long-term vision. A two-year time horizon will not cut it
The geopolitical fault lines are starting to show as the IMO’s climate change debate heads into diplomatic territory that is well outside of shipping’s influence. Division and distrust are hampering progress and the conversations are only going to get more difficult from here on
Free to read: Blankings rise as Yantian disruption continues | IMO adopts new emissions measures | MEPC adopts ‘toothless’ Arctic HFO ban | ITF points to flag failings in abandoned crew ordeal
MOL Chemical Tankers has equipped its vessels with spectrophotometers that allow seafarers to monitor all tank cleaning operations as they happen, without having to enter the confined spaces of the cargo tanks
As a founding member of the IMO, Australia will continue to champion organisational reform to strengthen the institution, while making it more balanced, fair and inclusive
As part of our Future of Shipping programme industry leaders and sector experts map the path to a sustainable and profitable future.
In this Expert Focus video, produced as part of Lloyd’s List’s Future of Shipping programme, RightShip chief executive Steen Lund, talks about how transparency and accounting can play a key role in shipping's sustainability push
In this Expert Focus video, produced as part of Lloyd’s List’s Future of Shipping programme, Bjørn-Johan Vartdal, Digital Director and head of Maritime Incubator at DNV, discusses the current state of digital transformation and innovation in the maritime industry
In this Expert Focus video, produced as part of Lloyd’s List’s Future of Shipping programme, OrbitMI chief executive officer Ali Riaz discusses how business models can play a role in shipping’s decarbonisation.
In this Expert Focus video, produced as part of Lloyd’s List’s Future of Shipping programme, Wärtsilä director of R&D and engineering Juha Kytölä talks about the potential of a dual-fuel transition for shipping
Trade and environment groups were left frustrated at delays over climate rulemaking after the International Maritime Organization’s environment talks ended with the adoption of already-agreed efficiency rules, but little hint of agreement on more divisive carbon measures
The week in charts: China-Australia iron ore trade | Transpacific boxship deployment | Yantian congestion
The frosty relationship between China and Australia has already affected trade in commodities such as coal, barley and cotton but Beijing will find it more difficult to find alternative suppliers of iron ore. Meanwhile, Lloyd’s List crunches the numbers on the boxship pile-up around China’s southern ports
Shipping’s image problem is not a new issue, but the pandemic has exposed the industry’s invisible status at a political level and the lack of understanding among the general public and mainstream media. That is a problem, but it is one of the industry’s own making having opted to operate in the shadows for years. Joining the podcast this week is Sabrina Chao, the new president of BIMCO, who has pledged that the task of making shipping’s voice better heard by the outside world will be at the top of her agenda over the next two years.
Nerijus Poskus, vice-president of ocean strategy and carrier development for digital freight forwarder Flexport, estimates the congestion in Yantian will take six to eight weeks to clear
With Yantian only slowly coming back to operation, carriers are still diverting vessels away from southern China. But a significant number of ships still remain at anchor
A vaccine-led recovery is going to be a bumpy ride for the maritime markets, so we are looking at the leading indicators this month in tankers and predicting what happens now that the markets appear to have hit the bottom. Meanwhile, we are dismissing talk of a super-cycle and examining where the peaks really lie
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The Shipping Podcast
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
The Lloyd’s List/Inmarsat joint publication Digitalisation Uncovered – What’s Next for Shipping? shows primary drivers for digitalisation are cost reduction and operational efficiencies, followed by regulatory compliance
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