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Daily Briefing 8 June, 2017


Trade disruption from Qatar blockade spreads


Middle East standoff may open opportunities for dry bulk shipments

Import substitution by Qatar should provide more employment for bulkers

Dry Bulk

Moodys warns of tough times ahead for German shipping lenders

Top five lenders see aggregate increase in non-performing loan share 
Europe Germany Finance

Is Frontline's faith in tanker scrapping misplaced?

Tanker giant has confidence scrapping will be big in 2017, but evidence thus far points to the contrary

Tankers and Gas Ship operations Frontline

ICS commits to maritime sustainability at United Nations

Chamber downplays impact of US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Regulation Ship operations Environment

Panama Canal mulls toll cuts for containerships

Proposed changes also revise tolls for LPG and LNG vessels and reclassify container/breakbulk vessels

Containers Tankers and Gas LNG

Gener8 offloads VLCC ahead of what could be a brighter future with Frontline

Two heads are better than one in an uncertain freight market

Tankers and Gas VLCC Frontline

London shipbroker raises funds for UK victims of terrorism

Campaign aims to raise £2,000 for those affected by terrorism in Britain

Piracy and Security People Ship operations

Handysize bulker earnings hit three-month low on seasonal slowdown

Port congestion in Indonesia could provide support to freight rates

Dry Bulk Handies China


Briefing: Middle East ports begin blocking Qatar-flagged vessels

Some ports, including Fujairah, extend ban to ships with planned or previous stops in a Qatar port






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