The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Ports, politics and procedure
The Lloyd’s List team are back in London this week reflecting on another busy week of market-shaping stories. Expect insights into why Robert Yildirim was so angry about losing his bid to buy Long Beach Container Terminal, what’s keeping the container industry power brokers awake at night and why the IMO is struggling to keep up with the regulatory agenda
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ON this week’s podcast Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade is joined by a panel of senior journalists to review the big stories shaping shipping.
• Janet Porter, our former chief correspondent and current chair of the Lloyd’s list Editorial board reflects on here recent conversations with the ambitious Turkish ports tycoon Robert Yildirim. A plain speaker who is not afraid to vent his anger in public, Mr Yildirim has made it clear to Janet that he is very upset about the way the Long Beach Container Terminal sale was handled, and how unfairly he thinks he was treated.
• James Baker, our containers editor, returned from Hamburg’s Global Liner Shipping event with a laptop filled with insightful reflections on the box sector, but it is still digitalisation and decarbonisation that are dominating the thoughts of the industry’s élite.
• Anastassios Adamopoulos, our regulatory reporter, left the International Maritime Organization last week with the overwhelming feeling that the 2050 decarbonisation targets might need a little more space in a very crowded agenda if real progress is going to be made within the very tight timelines set out for the UN body.
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