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Four tankers in subterfuge fleet scrapped

Three of the vessels were formerly owned by Greece’s Gotsis family before their sale to anonymous Emerati business, which used them to ship Venezuelan crude for several voyages before scrapping

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Daily Briefing May 18 2021

Free to read: Four tankers in subterfuge fleet scrapped | Transatlantic product tanker rates retreat as Colonial Pipeline reopens | Semi-virtual arbitration here to stay, says leading arbitrator

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Hapag-Lloyd unit reflags five ships for US fleet

The Maritime Security Program was established in 1996 for 47 vessels. It was reauthorised for 60 vessels in 2003 and under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 was extended through 2035

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Box terminals fail to reap gains from higher volumes

High freight rates and surging demand have led to a stock market bonanza for container lines. But consolidation and congestion are dimming the prospects for those handling the volumes

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The real reason why there are so few female seafarers

The transformation of shipping is likely to demand new skills for which women are much better suited. For this reason, it is expected that more women will be employed in a maritime career in future

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LNG is commercial pragmatism, not climate activism

LNG’s climate credentials are dividing the shipping industry into those who support a transitional switch and those who charge gas with little more than greenwashing shipping’s protracted decarbonistion efforts. But are we mistaking climate policy for commercial practicality?

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Shipping’s sustainability scorecard not measuring up

Reports varied in quality from disingenuous, to selective or comprehensive with absence of like-for-like numbers to show real progress

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is LNG really borderline greenwashing?

Opting for a generation of liquefied natural gas-fuelled ships today will delay climate action in shipping by 20 years, according to Maersk and those dismissing the current trend towards dual-fuelled tonnage as little more than ‘greenwashing’. Pragmatic commercial opportunity? Perhaps. But is gas a viable climate strategy for shipping? This week’s podcast sucks the hot air out of shipping’s most important debate and looks at why there is a schism developing in the industry

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The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

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Special Report: China

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.

Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping

Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other

Data utility aspiration for liner shipping

GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member

China’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations

The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes

China looks to Iran for secure oil supply

It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most

 

 

 

 

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is LNG really borderline greenwashing?

Opting for a generation of liquefied natural gas-fuelled ships today will delay climate action in shipping by 20 years, according to Maersk and those dismissing the current trend towards dual-fuelled tonnage as little more than ‘greenwashing’. Pragmatic commercial opportunity? Perhaps. But is gas a viable climate strategy for shipping? This week’s podcast sucks the hot air out of shipping’s most important debate and looks at why there is a schism developing in the industry

Guy Platten
The Lloyd’s List podcast: Is shipping about to be hit by a global crew shortage?

The crewing crisis never went away, the industry just worked around the problems, but with India now engulfed with a new coronavirus strain, Myanmar seafarers locked out due to sanctions at home and existing logjams getting worse, there is a very real possibility that shipping has a global crew shortage coming in the post. Joining the podcast this week to discuss the current crew changeover constraints and looming disaster scenarios is the International Chamber of Shipping secretary general, Guy Platten

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How will the Suez blockage impact marine insurance?

Lloyd’s List is teaming up with its sister publication Insurance Day this week for our first joint edition of the Podcast looking at the insurance implications and scenarios in the wake of the Ever Given casualty in the Suez Canal. Jonathan Humm, who leads the marine hull team at Aegis London, and Stephen Hawke, managing director of PL Ferrari, the P&I specialist broker, join the discussions this week as we examine the marine insurance fallout from shipping biggest traffic jam

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: It’s not easy (or cheap) being green

Governments and industry are jostling for position this week in the run up to a series of important decarbonisations meetings where shipping will be called to account, and likely a target. But amid the greenwashing and spin, companies are having to take real risks, incur some serious costs and make decisions based on few certainties. Joining the podcast this week is Stena chief executive Erik Hånell who talks us through the reality of what it takes to make a green stand and plan a pathway to 2050 without knowing enough about the detail of how to get there

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