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Tonnage tightness leads to higher dry bulk rates

Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows 262 bulkers and ore carriers of more than 10,000 dwt totalling 20.2m dwt at anchor outside ports waiting to discharge at coal, grain, minerals and ore terminals in northern China

Dry Bulk China

Daily Briefing December 8 2021

Tonnage tightness leads to higher dry bulk rates | Tankers: Back in black? | Global shipping earnings forecast to retreat from peak

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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.





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Tonnage tightness leads to higher dry bulk rates

Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows 262 bulkers and ore carriers of more than 10,000 dwt totalling 20.2m dwt at anchor outside ports waiting to discharge at coal, grain, minerals and ore terminals in northern China

Dry Bulk China

Pandemic is not an excuse to let shipping safety enforcement slip

Ratings union leader pledges to continue campaign for onboard safety representatives to have greater involvement in safety inspections, risk assessments and training

Safety Crewing

Tankers: Back in black?

Third-quarter earnings for the fleet of some 15,000 tankers over 10,000 dwt averaged the lowest in three decades for many sizes and routes

Annual Outlook Tankers and Gas

Pandemic forces maritime universities to adapt

Restrictions imposed in reaction to the health crisis have been eased. Almost one-third of universities are operating fully, and only 4% of those responding to the survey continue to suspend teaching

International Crewing

Global shipping earnings forecast to retreat from peak

Growth downtrend in 2022 and 2023 across the world will dampen prospects for the shipping industry, but record high earnings are likely to encourage containership owners to make more acquisitions and capital investments

International Containers

Largest operator of VLCCs sees tough start but positive 2022 for tankers

New variant dents market sentiment as world’s biggest VLCC pool relaunches fixtures app after three-month hiatus

International Tankers and Gas

The five steps to zero-carbon shipping

In this exclusive video, shipping industry leaders from across the value chain set out the essential elements of the transition ahead: the political, technical, economic and commercial requirements, and the actions needed from the sector to deliver on them

Future of Shipping Sustainability Fuels

One Hundred People 2021: Top 10s

Every year, Lloyd’s List publishes its Top 10 for the various shipping sectors in conjunction with our One Hundred People annual ranking of the industry's most influential players. Does your company feature? Click here to review our 2021 top 10s


Top 10 maritime lawyers 2021

London remains the international centre for shipping litigation, thanks to the English law settlement clauses built into many contracts

Zhao Jiong, Bocomm Financial Leasing
Top 10 in ship finance 2021

Zhao Jiong, chairman of Bocomm Leasing, remains at the top seat in the Lloyd’s List finance ranking. He has pledged to set the fast-growing bank-backed lessor on the path of green finance, with innovative products to carter for decarbonisation

Bjornar Andresen, Gard
Top 10 in marine insurance 2021

Non-Britons take the top three slots in this year’s rundown, reflecting the rise of the Nordic and Chinese and the decline of Lloyd’s

Håkan Agnevall, Wärtsilä
Top 10 technology leaders 2021

Maritime technology leaders range from a 40-year veteran who continues to think with a start-up mentality, to established entrepreneurs rebuilding their businesses, to innovators from outside shipping who have brought in ideas from the communications and energy sectors



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The Shipping Podcast

From left: Parker, Kaptanoglou, Olsen, Giese and Wiernicki
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The nightmares before (and after) Christmas

The annual Lloyd’s List Outlook Forum and industry poll is a reliably insightful gauge of issues keeping business chiefs awake at night and this year regulatory uncertainty, looming overcapacity, a workforces skills crisis and supply chain disruption emerged as the hot topics causing sleepless nights. The podcast this week offers a view from the Outlook Forum panellists, explaining why business leaders need to juggle short- and long-term risk management

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Yet another missed opportunity to decarbonise shipping

The pre-COP26 optimism that climate politics may finally being starting to move at pace has ended in a depressingly predictable cop-out inside the IMO this week. This week’s podcast looks at what happened, what didn’t happen and why multilateral negotiations are necessarily slow to deliver results, even amid a climate emergency

John Banaszkiewicz (commonly known as John B) co-founder of Freight Investor Services
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Freight futures are having a moment. Here’s why

The industry has been missing a comprehensive and easy-to-understand overview of the dry bulk FFA, but no more! John Banaszkiewicz, one of the founding fathers of freight futures in shipping, joins the podcast this week to explain why the risk management tool had its best year ever in 2021

From left: Katharine Palmer, Johannah Christensen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A fair COP? Where climate talks leave shipping

Those representing shipping at the COP26 climate talks have left broadly optimistic about some progress amid the hot air and greenwashing, but the litmus test will be what happens when the IMO begins its discussions on climate once the circus has moved on from Glasgow. Dissecting what COP26 has meant for shipping and what this means for IMO talks, we have shipping’s Climate Champion within the COP26 talks Katharine Palmer and chief executive of the Global Maritime Forum Johannah Christensen joining the podcast this week


Smart tech set to divide shipping like never before

A Lloyd’s List webinar hears how digital technology has shone a bright light on traditional ways of working. Silo mentality and an obsession with cost rather than value must be countered quickly

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