Lloyd's List is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call UK support at +44 (0)20 3377 3996 / APAC support at +65 6508 2430

Printed By


Daily Briefing April 27 2021

Free to read: More than 200 tankers could flood tanker market if Iran sanctions lifted | Yard Talk: Should a green ship be produced by a green yard? | Demand boom drives box spot rates to new highs

Good morning. Here’s our quick view of everything you need to know today.

The Lloyd’s List Daily Briefing is brought to you by the Lloyd’s List News Desk.

What to watch   |   Analysis   |   Opinion   |   Markets   |   In other news

Print this briefing

What to watch

Any lifting of US sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping sector would release as many as 218 tankers, totalling 37.8m dwt, into regular trading over a three-month period, analysis by Lloyd’s List shows.

Chinese yards face challenges from South Korean competitors, which have pledged to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. They are expected to be burdened with extra technical requirements and financial costs driven by China’s decarbonisation strategy, writes Cichen Shen.


Container spot freight rates continued their northerly ascent over the past week, with sustained strong demand and capacity constraints pushing prices up to more index highs.


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Governments and industry are jostling for position in the run up to a series of important decarbonisations meetings where shipping will be called to account, and likely a target. Stena chief executive Erik Hånell talks us through the reality of what it takes to make a green stand and plan a pathway to 2050 without knowing enough about the detail of how to get there.


Shippers are braced for disruption from last month’s Suez Canal blockage as ships held up by the closure fight for berth space at destination ports in both Europe and Asia.

Costamare has taken over full ownership of five 11,010 teu vessels previously co-owned with joint venture partner York Capital Management.

In other news

A new group of class societies and flag states has been launched to help the shipping industry to decarbonise.

The European Union definition of what constitutes a green ship has disappointed one of the bloc’s most influential environmental groups.

While overall happiness rose slightly among seafarers, concerns about the impact of coronavirus on crew changes remain, according to the quarterly index published by the Mission to Seafarers.

Orient Overseas Container Line, a unit of state conglomerate Cosco Shipping, saw revenue and cargo volume remain bullish in the first quarter of the year.

The Philippines has approved another liquefied natural gas project for the country’s most populated island, Luzon.

Kuehne + Nagel expects another ‘challenging and unpredictable’ year ahead, despite announcing a strong start to the year.

A fire and explosion reported on a tanker carrying Iranian oil to Syria is believed to have been the cause of an accident.





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts