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Daily Briefing August 3 2021

Shipping reviews security links in wake of fatal tanker attack | Smaller-sized bulker daily rates exceed $30,000 | China export quota vacuum not a threat for tankers

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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.

 

Analysis and Comment

Container carriers face rising operational costs

Box lines are basking in record earnings. But while these may not last forever, costs will continue to rise even after the party is over

Containers Sustainability

Container lines fighting losing battle on capacity

Nominal capacity has been injected into key trade lanes. But with delays occurring throughout the supply chain, the amount of capacity in use has fallen

International Containers

Smaller-sized bulker daily rates exceed $30,000

Fixtures were heard of at the $50,000 per day level in the ultramax segment on some routes as tonnage tightness forced charterers to pay up

Dry Bulk Ultra and supras

China export quota vacuum not a threat for tankers

The bearish factor for the tanker market is China’s policy decision to reduce the output of independent refiners, such as the imposition of taxes on key products used by the teapots for blending or as a feedstocks including light cycle oil, mixed aromatics and bitumen mixture

China Tankers and Gas

P&I clubs face up to the Micawber dilemma

The entire club ethos is to do the best they can by their members. If they turn around to shipowners and say they need more money, chances are they really do need more money

International Insurance

Inmarsat sets tone for shipping’s digital decade

Interest in digitalisation has grown so fast over the past year that adding a few more satellites will not satisfy demand for long. Inmarsat’s newly unveiled Orchestra, an integrated capability, will avoid the need to continually reinvent the wheel

Imarsat Technology and Innovation

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Dissecting the EU's climate offensive on shipping

In the first of this two-part special edition of the Lloyd's List Podcast, our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos spoke at length with Faig Abbasov of the Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment and Sotiris Raptis, of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, on the European Commission’s new environmental proposals for shipping

International Environment Regulation

 

Special Report: Marine Insurance

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.

Insurance finds grey area for tankers in US-sanctioned oil trades

P&I coverage for more than 160 tankers shipping billions of dollars of sanctioned crude through some of the world’s busiest waterways ranges from a company with a GoDaddy website in Bulgaria to a Dubai-based club that retrospectively cancelled cover for one of its entered tankers involved in a serious oil spill

Cyber insurance struggles to find purchase

Uptake of marine cyber insurance is at an impasse, with specialist cover available but too few shipowners willing to buy it. Parallels with piracy insurance offer hints as to how the deadlock may be broken

Ever Given: And now for the aftermath

The Ever Given casualty will leave its mark on marine insurance and attitudes towards risk, as well as on the Suez Canal, say leading figures in the sector

Marine insurance is leaving cheap-as-chips era behind

Even though insurance is a substantial chunk of opcost for most owners, underwriters have successfully made the case for higher rates in the past two years, and will likely do so again in the year ahead

 

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The Shipping Podcast

From left: Sotiris Raptis, Ecsa and Faig Abbasov of Transport & Environment
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What the EU’s climate goals mean for shipping

In the second part of a special extended edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast, sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos speaks with Faig Abbasov from the Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment, and Sotiris Raptis of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, about the European Commission’s new environmental proposals for shipping

Guy Platten
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why the world is about to run out of seafarers

International Chamber of Shipping secretary-general Guy Platten joins Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade to discuss the release of the new BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report and what is says about the current situation for those working at sea

From left: Sotiris Raptis, Ecsa and Faig Abbasov of Transport & Environment
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Dissecting the EU's climate offensive on shipping

In the first of this two-part special edition of the Lloyd's List Podcast, our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos spoke at length with Faig Abbasov of the Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment and Sotiris Raptis, of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, on the European Commission’s new environmental proposals for shipping

Johannah Christensen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping’s coalition of the willing

Our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos caught up with Johannah Christensen, the new chief executive of the Global Maritime Forum this week. They discuss where she sees the international NGO heading, why the global crewing crisis is likely to worsen and how this sector is still doing so little to decarbonise

Webinars

Webinar: How to decarbonise shipping

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

International Future of Shipping Fuels
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