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The Interview: Tan Soo Koong

Having built an illustrious career in the oil and petrochemical trade, SLNG chief executive Tan Soo Koong has moved on to invest time in boosting LNG adoption in maritime and other sectors aside from power generation. He is confident the lack of gas resources would not hold back Singapore from asserting its claim as Asia’s LNG trading hub

Singapore Asia Pacific Big Interview

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: All eyes on Doha

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Middle East and Africa Qatar Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

Top Stories

Yard Talk | No end to state subsidy seen

Shipbuilding nations advocating market-based rules, such as Japan, have been disappointed by continuing government handouts from competitors, but the frustration is unlikely to go away anytime soon

CSSC Shipbuilding

Daily Briefing January 24 2020

Free to read: Scrubber premiums spike tanker earnings boost as fuel prices erode profits | Shipping said to be failing to attract institutional investors | Questions over environmental benefits of tanker age restrictions | Exclusive interview with SLNG chief Tan Soo Koong

Daily Briefing

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Analysis and Comment

Pressure mounts for shipping to do the right thing

While shipping has, and is, responding to environmental challenges, the industry also needs to turn its attention to social governance

Evolution of maritime sector is closely aligned to Qatar National Vision

Qatar’s vision of a diversified economy combined with environmental protection will form the backdrop to the most significant maritime event to be held in the Gulf state for many years.

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: All eyes on Doha

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Yard Talk | No end to state subsidy seen

Shipbuilding nations advocating market-based rules, such as Japan, have been disappointed by continuing government handouts from competitors, but the frustration is unlikely to go away anytime soon

FSO off Yemen presents explosion threat

‘The risk of explosion increases by the day, and if that were to happen, not only would it damage or sink any ships in the vicinity, but it would create an environmental crisis roughly four and a half times the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill,’ the report says

Scrubber premiums spike tanker earnings boost as fuel prices erode profits

Crude tankers fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers appear to be benefiting from the technology in the first month of 2020 as fuel price rises add a jolt of volatility to the market

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The Interview: Andrew Yeoman

Insurtech Concirrus has gone from a standing start in 2016 to build a customer roster that includes some of the biggest names in marine insurance. Chief executive Andrew Yeoman explains how he came to shake up an entire sector

International Big Interview Insurance

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Gothenburg

The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Executive Meeting is an annual Gothenburg gathering of shipping leaders and analysts who share views on how best to navigate the turbulent waters that lie ahead. While this is generally a pretty exclusive affair the podcast team were granted an access all areas pass and headed off to Gothenburg in search of insight. Featuring on this week’s edition with our Markets Editor Michelle Wiese Bockmann we have LLI’s lead analyst Christopher Palsson talking tanker numbers, ABB’s marine and ports head Jorgen Karlsoon talking tech and Stena Bulk chief Erik Hanell talking security and Stena Impero.      

 


Tankers

Evolution of maritime sector is closely aligned to Qatar National Vision

Qatar’s vision of a diversified economy combined with environmental protection will form the backdrop to the most significant maritime event to be held in the Gulf state for many years.

Oil and chemicals experience brings tanker benefits

The chemicals industry has evolved rapidly over the past 30 years, and today there are more than 1,000 different types of chemicals being shipped by sea. Fleet Management works closely with the chemicals industry in sharing specifications

Yard Talk | No end to state subsidy seen

Shipbuilding nations advocating market-based rules, such as Japan, have been disappointed by continuing government handouts from competitors, but the frustration is unlikely to go away anytime soon

Coronavirus could adversely impact tanker market

Goldman Sachs warns that the outbreak could cut global oil demand by 260,000 barrels per day

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Sanctions

US tightens sanctions net on Iran's petrochemical sector

The US has been tightening the sanctions net on the Islamic Republic since April 2019 when President Donald Trump announced the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organisation

Flag registries drop Iran-linked ships amid sanctions scrutiny

Flag-shopping is one strategy to evade scrutiny used by about 40 tankers and gas carriers shuttling crude, fuel oil and LPG to China and Syria via ship-to-ship transfers and off-the-radar shipments

Iran’s flag-shopping fleet drags registries into sanctions net

Registries and flag administrations can expect the US authorities to pay close attention to anything that gives off the impression of circumventing the Trump administration’s attempt to strangle Iran’s trading power

Russian diluent heads for Venezuela via Gibraltar STS

Vessel tracking shows that state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft is supplying diluent via multiple ship-to-ship transfer shipments and voyages in which vessels ‘go dark’

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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

The Interview: Tan Soo Koong

Having built an illustrious career in the oil and petrochemical trade, SLNG chief executive Tan Soo Koong has moved on to invest time in boosting LNG adoption in maritime and other sectors aside from power generation. He is confident the lack of gas resources would not hold back Singapore from asserting its claim as Asia’s LNG trading hub

Off-spec VLSFO detected at six key ports

Compliant fuel oil blends at six ports are found to contain off-specification sediments, according to one fuel-testing firm

Trade wars and regulation remain a challenge, says Habben Jansen

Europe’s Green Deal and continuing trade tensions remain high on the agenda for 2020 at Hapag-Lloyd

Maersk hikes bunker adjustment factor after VLSFO price surge in Singapore

Maersk expects the change in the average bunker price to be more than $50 per tonne in January, triggering a fee review

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Audio

The Shipping Podcast

Podcast Company News

Chris Pålsson, Linton Nightingale, Richard Clayton, Shammi_Mohan
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: All eyes on Doha

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

From left: Christopher Palsson, Jorgen Karlsson, Erik Hanell
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Gothenburg

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Cormac Mc Garry, left, and Jakob Larsen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is shipping at risk from Iran?

Shipping has once again been left with the threat of getting caught in the crossfire of escalating tensions in the wake of the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Joining the Podcast this week to discuss the risk assessment for shipping in the Strait of Hormuz are Bimco’s head of safety and security Jakob Larsen and Senior Maritime Analyst at Control Risks, Cormac Mc Garry

The Lloyd's List Podcast: That was the year that was

The London editorial team review the top stories of 2019 and make a few forecasts for 2020

Webinars


A tale of tension, transition and trade wars

Linton Nightingale

 

Geopolitical tension and trade hostility were among the overriding themes of 2019; the Lloyd's List Top 100 People seeks to add clarity to the narrative

A decade of maritime’s most influential players

Linton Nightingale

 

Documenting shipping’s trials and tribulations over the past decade, the rankings have also charted the rise and fall of shipping kingpins, while springing a few surprises along the way

Interactive rankings

 


View the interactive grid setting out the risers and fallers across the most influential people in the shipping industry

 

 

 

 




The Intelligence

Shipping heads hesitantly into a year of uncertainty

 

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

Qatar flag at harbour
Evolution of maritime sector is closely aligned to Qatar National Vision

Qatar’s vision of a diversified economy combined with environmental protection will form the backdrop to the most significant maritime event to be held in the Gulf state for many years.

Hamburg
Hamburg defends service losses

Volumes are expected to remain the same as containers are moved to other services

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Yard Talk | No end to state subsidy seen

Shipbuilding nations advocating market-based rules, such as Japan, have been disappointed by continuing government handouts from competitors, but the frustration is unlikely to go away anytime soon

Danaos buys second post-panamax in return to growth

The Greek owner’s most recent previous acquisitions were in 2014 and the new purchases underline the company’s rehabilitation

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