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Daily Briefing March 20 2019

UK seafarer tickets will be invalid after Brexit | Ship-to-ship transfers obscure Venezuelan oil trades | Boxships blamed as primary contributor to GHG emissions | Sovcomflot targets continued growth

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Looking beyond Brexit with the new head of the UK’s MCA

Brian Johnson, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new chief executive, has taken over one of the toughest regulatory jobs in shipping just as the UK is teetering on the edge of Brexit, the UK flag is wilting under the political pressure and the fearsome pace of regulatory and technological change is disrupting established norms. Speaking to Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade on his inaugural podcast appearance, Mr Johnson sets out his stall and discusses the challenges that lie ahead

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Viewpoint: Facing green consequences

The perfect storm of environmental red tape engulfing the shipping industry looks likely to prove the maxim that the road to hell is paved with good intentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significance of leadership

Better leadership would help to cultivate the triumvirate of improvements in safety, environmental performance and the arrival of new technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of Korean shipbuilding merger

The marriage between South Korea’s two largest shipbuilders might not be able to push up the newbuilding price for liquefied natural gas carriers by much



 



 

 

 

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Fuels

Hot topic Fuels Company News

Bunkering
ExxonMobil preparing to supply IMO-compliant fuel

Company has named Antwerp, Rotterdam, Genoa, Marseilles, Singapore, Laem Chabang (Thailand) and Hong Kong where compliant fuels will initially be available, with locations in North America to follow

Spain backs Mediterranean emissions control area

Spain favours an emissions control area in the Mediterranean but warns against a unilateral move by the European Union

Stena Bulk to install scrubbers on 16 tankers

Stena Bulk has secured the payback time on its 16 scrubber installations by hedging the spread in fuel prices

Fuel and technology dominate box shipping conversation

Box carriers and their customers face tough negotiations this year about who will foot the bill for the IMO 2020 red tape

 

Sanctions

Hot Topic one stream Company News

Ship-to-ship transfers obscure Venezuelan oil trades

Venezuelan crude exports are now down to 350,000 barrels a day, according to latest Lloyd’s List Intelligence data

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro
Caribbean aframax market suffers from lack of Venezuelan cargoes

India could be willing to cut all imports of Venezuelan crude to satisfy US sanctions in return for further waivers on importing Iranian crude

PDVSA’s woes deepen

A legal source says PDVSA’s fleet is now in danger of being arrested beyond Venezuelan waters due to unpaid fees to various service providers

BSM mulls ending Venezuela shipmanagement

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement says after almost 25 years running ships under the ownership of numerous Venezuelan governments ‘we have now reached a point where managing assets has become an almost impossible task’

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

Ports sector failing to take cyber security seriously
Viewpoint: Future imperfect
Safety at sea is still a risk for shipping industry

 

Audio

The Shipping Podcast

Podcast Company News

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Looking beyond Brexit with the new head of the UK’s MCA

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

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Consolidation, costs and how to capitalise on shipping’s talent

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

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Our outlook from the US

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in the week ahead. The first episode in this trio, which covers Euope, can be listened to here. The second episode, which covers Asia, can be listened to here

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Our outlook from Asia

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in the week ahead. The first episode in this trio, which covers Euope, can be listened to here. The third episode, covering the US, can be listened to here.

 

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Lloyd's List Container Sector Outlook 2019 webinar

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Webinar: Future fuels

The Future fuels webinar, discover the 'big unknows' around the sulphur cap and how to avoid future fuel risk.

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The Intelligence

DOWN BUT NOT OUT:

Why New York is still the key to shipping's capital conundrum

The Intelligence HP Stream Company News

The Interview: John C Hadjipateras
John Hadjipateras, the chief executive of New York-listed Dorian LPG and the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2019 Commodore, talks about Scorpio’s orders, BW’s bid, LPG’s potential, and the power of the positive surprise
VLCC deck view
US Gulf-Asia VLCCs drive global tanker patterns
Some 89 tankers called in January 2019, more than double the 40 tankers that called back in the corresponding month three years ago, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump
Trump’s tariffs create uncertainty in US west coast ports

The latest throughput figures on the US west coast show that the surge to beat tariffs may have peaked and will soon turn into a decline, especially if the current 10% tariffs are increased to 25%

New law tackles division of authority between US regulators

Recent consolidations in the industry do not amount to enough concentration to justify greater antitrust concerns, according to FMC acting chairman Michael Khouri

 

 

Lloyd's List Containers

2019

Troubled waters or calm seas? 

 

Containers magazine HP stream Company News

Poland’s DCT Gdansk terminal sold

The new owners of the DCT Gdansk terminal, which is expected to reach full capacity utilisation in coming years, say they plan to explore the construction of a new expansion area and further increases in capacity

EU flags
Consortia block exemption battle heats up

Conflicting reports from the World Shipping Council and the ITF make differing claims over the benefits of alliances on service and competition

Singamas in agreement to sell assets

Deal comes after rumours that Cosco Shipping is behind the buying interest

California ports see steep drop-off in throughput

‘With an uneven trade flow, we will be closely evaluating next steps for enhancing supply chain efficiencies’ — Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles

Back on track

Linton Nightingale

 

Strong growth returns to the upper echelons of the container port premier league, with China leading the way

Port data

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The figures behind the rankings. Compare and contrast different ports across multiple years

Interactive rankings

 

View the interactive grid setting out the risers and fallers across the one hundred ports

 

 



 

 

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