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Daily Briefing March 20 2020

Free to read: Shipping forecasts fall as coronavirus effects hit | Seafarers must be exempt from travel bans | MSC attributes sulphur violation to coronavirus-related scrubber delays | Exclusive interview with John Denholm

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Daily Briefing March 19 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus: Who can rescue 20,000 stranded seafarers? | Intercargo urges port states to assist crew changes despite restrictions | Shipping demands EU support to combat outbreak impact | Coronavirus: Shippers face ‘triple shock’

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Daily Briefing March 18 2020

Free to read: Record tanker paper volumes indicates rates spike could be short-lived | Posidonia pushed back to October as coronavirus concerns mount | Pools prove popular as shippers share the load | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Getting ready for the awards 

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Daily Briefing March 17 2020

Free to read: Jet fuel arbitrage trades keep tanker earnings steady | Fresh tanker record as VLCC chartered for over $411,000 per day | Stena Line to cut 950 jobs | Frontline seals deal to buy 10 suezmax tankers

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Daily Briefing March 16 2020

Free to read: Turbo-charged tanker rates | Box lines face $17bn shortfall | European gas price crash looms | Air freight soars as shipping suffers | Interview with Rodolphe Saadé 

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Daily Briefing March 13 2020

Free to read: Greek shipowners lead lucrative VLCC charter market | China ship calls return to previous levels | Singapore bunker fleet will expand despite oil price plunge | EU ministers welcome Green Deal

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Daily Briefing March 12 2020

Free to read: Daily tanker earnings reach $300,000  | IMO planning postponement of latest environmental talks | Scrubber economics weaken | OOCL confirms super-sized newbuilds  

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Daily Briefing March 11 2020

Free to read: Saudis in VLCC chartering spree as oil war escalates | Extended oil price war could stifle tanker shipping prospects | Italian ports exempted from coronavirus lockdown | Evangelos Marinakis struck by coronavirus

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Daily Briefing March 10 2020

Free to read: Floating storage economics improve as oil contango widens | Terminals axe shore leave as coronavirus alarm mounts | Saadé defends CEVA acquisition as central to CMA CGM's growth prospects | Maritime fingers on the economic pulse

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Daily Briefing March 9 2020

Free to read: Cashflow critical to liner shipping carriers | EU commissioner wants to abolish bunker tax exemptions | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How is shipping coping with coronavirus? 

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Daily Briefing March 6 2020

Free to read: Tiger Group linked with large boxship order at Yangzijiang | Industry pushes for a gradual CO2-cutting measure | ICS issues coronavirus guidance

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Daily Briefing March 5 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus disrupts scrubber retrofits | Habben Jansen: Extraordinary uncertainty surrounds 2020 | PIL sells more assets to shore up liquidity | China cuts port charges to support shipping sector 

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Daily Briefing March 4 2020

Free to read: Shrinking fuel oil spread cuts scrubber earnings premiums | Forwarders count the cost of coronavirus impact | Equipment shortages hit shippers 

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Daily Briefing March 3 2020

Free to read: Rosneft sanctions leave oil trader’s Venezuela VLCC fleet stranded | Coronavirus fear persists despite slowed blank sailings by carriers | The bet that failed: Kurt Zech unravels Zeaborn

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Daily Briefing March 2 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus casts shadow across dry bulk market | UK Club hails ‘strong’ renewal despite tonnage outflux | IMO urged to consider market-based measures for emissions | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Qatar brings a fresh perspective for the Middle East Gulf 

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Daily Briefing February 28 2020

Free to read: Pessimistic short-term outlook for container shipping over coronavirus | Pricier P&I cover in 2020 may prove a tipping point | Open for business: Shipping’s transparency revolution 

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Daily Briefing February 27 2020

Free to read: Sanctioned Iranian fuel oil shipping from Iraq | Shipping struggles with exposure to coronavirus | Box shipping will face long-lasting effects from outbreak

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Daily Briefing February 26 2020

Free to read: Maersk credit facility linked to environmental performance | American Club gains 10% on per-tonne pricing at cost of losing tonnage | Hafnia says low-sulphur fuels sustainable choice | Chinese buyers cut April crude purchases as refinery runs collapse

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Daily Briefing February 25 2020

Free to read: February oil demand plunges on coronavirus | Rapid growth of US Gulf crude exports ‘nearly over’ | New marine fuel oil arbitrage routes opening for tankers

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Daily Briefing February 24 2020

Free to read: Major carriers signal a shift in mindset to tackle emissions | Coronavirus: Shippers allowed shipside loading and pickup amid packed port storage yards | Tonne-mile demand for US gulf crude shipments contracted last year| IMO group backs Arctic HFO ban

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Daily Briefing February 21 2020

Free to read: Maersk sets sights on recovery after lowering expectations over coronavirus | Polemis company leaves American Club as P&I providers confirm firmer pricing | German official pitches for EU Maritime Co-ordinator to raise sector’s profile | Coronavirus: Chinese owners seek sulphur cap reprieve

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Daily Briefing February 20 2020

Free to read: P&I renewal round sees 7.5% ‘going rate’ fail to stick | Venezuela crude exports going ‘dark’ as US imposes sanctions on Rosneft | EU chiefs warned that green rules hinge on global co-operation | Korea vs Japan at the WTO — who will blink first?

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Daily Briefing February 19 2020

Free to read: Ships poised for new CO2 measures in 2022 | EU competition watchdog eyes shipping consolidation tipping point | Coronavirus latest sees port calls drop and P&I clarify cover | DP World delisting addresses investor disconnect, but debt action and deleveraging is demanded

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Daily Briefing February 18 2020

Free to read: EU shipowners nervously eye growing Chinese ownership | Tanker at centre of Venezuela power struggle over crude cargo sails | Carrier results will give insight to coronavirus impact | DP World delists

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Daily Briefing February 17 2020

Free to read: Chinese owners and leasing banks dominate scrubber investment | PIL transpacific exit raises vessel deployment questions | Sellers challenged to find destinations for LNG cargoes hit by coronavirus

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Daily Briefing February 14 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus-hit China leads crude and product tanker demand lower | Ghani loses UK shipping brief in Cabinet reshuffle | Greek owners say European ETS push must be thwarted

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Daily Briefing February 13 2020

Free to read: Euronav buys first scrubber-fitted VLCCs | Insurers prepare for damage claims linked to sulphur cap | Chinese yards braced for ‘heavy blow’ from coronavirus 

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Daily Briefing February 12 2020

Free to read: Gabon deflags Iranian tanker | Chinese ports bunged up due to lack of trucks | TT Club warns of potential for claims linked to outbreak | LNG-fuelled fleet almost tripled last year

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Daily Briefing February 11 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus: Tanker markets feeling the impact | Forecast crude tanker demand slump adds to bearish outlook | Australian LNG feels brunt of China’s force majeure declarations

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Daily Briefing February 10 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus: Shipping prepares for the worst but hopes for a swift bounce back | Cosco VLCCs attract charterer interest after sanctions lifted | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping infected by coronavirus

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Daily Briefing February 7 2020

Free to read: China to halve tariffs on US goods amid coronavirus fears | Carriers could feel impact of virus for many months | Bottiglieri said to be eyeing bulker sales 

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Daily Briefing February 6 2020

Free to read: Full-year global box growth forecast to be 0.7% lower | Chinese box rate recovery on hold because of virus | Philippines rejects ban on vessels from China 

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Daily Briefing February 5 2020

Free to read: Shipping faces mandatory emissions cuts and caps from the EU in 2021 | VLCCs lead tanker earnings freefall as coronavirus cuts crude demand growth | Coronavirus crew change headache seen as ports tighten controls

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Daily Briefing February 4 2020

Free to read: Cosco VLCCs head to Singapore and Fujairah after sanctions lifting | Secondhand tanker values stall on coronavirus-led demand downturn | Australia to quarantine vessels from China

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Daily Briefing February 3 2020

Free to read: Should shipowners be investing in zero-carbon fuel production? | Baltic Capesize Index drops to all-time low| Refiners and industry hit back at accusations of VLSFO blend impact on black carbon emissions

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Daily Briefing January 31 2020

Free to read: Yangtze river port calls fall following coronavirus outbreak | Euronav signals tanker market recovery keeping momentum into new year | Vale confirms expiry of COAs linked to converted VLOCs

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Daily Briefing January 30 2020

Free to read: Converted VLOCs exit fleet as Brazil said to step up checks | Dry bulk market faces uncertainty | Box shipping feels coronavirus impact

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Daily Briefing January 29 2020

Free to read: Bulkers snub refuelling delays at Singapore as new fuel rules take effect | Heidmar and Signal claim successful start for new tanker pool deal | Coronavirus: Guidelines issued to shipping

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Daily Briefing January 28 2020

Free to read: Box shipping monitoring China virus outbreak | Coronavirus could raise charterparty issues | Banks pump tanker stocks after bumper December | Cosco tankers resume Atlantic Basin trading

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Daily Briefing January 27 2020

Free to read: Coronavirus could adversely impact tanker market | Yard Talk: No end to state subsidy seen | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: All eyes on Doha | Pressure mounts for shipping to do the right thing

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Daily Briefing January 24 2020

Free to read: Scrubber premiums spike tanker earnings boost as fuel prices erode profits | Shipping said to be failing to attract institutional investors | Questions over environmental benefits of tanker age restrictions | Exclusive interview with SLNG chief Tan Soo Koong

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Daily Briefing January 23 2020

Free to read: More banks pledge to align shipping lending to climate goals | Fafalios urges care over RD fund scheme | Dry bulk market remains challenging, says 2020 Bulkers chief | Cosco Shipping units cheered by profit surge

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Daily Briefing January 22 2020

Free to read: West African pirates hijacking larger vessels to maximise ransom returns | Marubeni and Klaveness merge panamax pool activities | Port of Karachi bans open loop scrubbers | China could start exporting VLSFO as domestic output perks up

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Daily Briefing January 21 2020

Free to read: Libyan crude exports paralysis deals blow to aframax tankers | Sludge risk may rise as bunker stream lightens up | Shell endorses carbon pricing for shipping | Zeamarine to clarify fleet status

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Daily Briefing January 20 2020

Free to read: Don’t mess with Chinese inspectors on sulphur cap | Benefits to LNG from Sino-US trade pact remain unclear | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from Gothenburg | Shipowners reject VLSFO blends ban

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Daily Briefing January 17 2020

Free to read: VLSFO blends face a prohibition push after black carbon emissions study | Tankers and LNG carriers will gain most from trade war truce | Exclusive interview with Concirrus chief Andrew Yeoman | Dry bulk market sheds more value

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Daily Briefing January 16 2020

Free to read: Shipowners remain confident over PIL payments | Call for improved security in Singapore Straits amid crime spike | Gulf of Guinea accounts for more than 90% of crew kidnappings

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Daily Briefing January 15 2020

Free to read: Flag registries drop Iran-linked ships amid sanctions scrutiny | IMO facing call to adopt HFO ban in Arctic | Softbank deal boosts shipping technology investment

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Daily Briefing January 14 2020

Free to read: Iran’s flag-shopping subterfuge fleet drags registries into sanctions net | Russian diluent heads for Venezuela via Gibraltar STS | UK ports expect smooth Brexit, as volumes decline after stockpiling spike

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Daily Briefing January 13 2020

Free to read: Bunker bills a bitter pill for PIL | Is shipping at risk from Iran? | Saudis switch off AIS for Hormuz transits | Port congestion risk rises as US LNG exports ramp up

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Daily Briefing January 10 2020

Free to read: Economou sees Signal alliance as game-changer for tanker pool | VLCC rates keep most tankers transiting Hormuz | Exclusive interview with Kitack Lim

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Daily Briefing January 9 2020

Free to read: Greek owners take top S&P spot in 2019 | Star Bulk set to benefit from scrubber advantage | Qatar and Kuwait agree new contract to supply the Al-Zour LNG project | Asia to Indian subcontinent box trade set for recovery

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Daily Briefing January 8 2020

Free to read: Insurers’ risk body meets amid Middle East tensions | US warns of the possibility of Iranian attacks on shipping | Australia overtakes Qatar as top LNG exporter

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Daily Briefing January 7 2020

Free to read: Four killed in attack near Nigeria coast | US-Iran tensions spark return of Hormuz naval escorts for UK-flagged ships | Grains trades at risk from US-Iran conflict

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Daily Briefing January 6 2020

Free to read: Minor infringements as sulphur cap rolls out smoothly | Fresh highs seen for compliant fuel prices | UK ports face pivotal year | Baltic Exchange drops fading dry bulk routes

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Daily Briefing January 3 2020

Free to read: Oil trader begins West Africa STS route for Venezuelan cargoes | Crew kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea hit 57 last month | HMM warns of ‘considerable’ uncertainty | The Dry Bulk Outlook

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Daily Briefing December 31 2019

Free to read: Mothership identified for Gulf of Guinea pirates | Japan reports suspected illegal North Korean oil transfer | Maersk close to logistics acquisitions, Skou says | The Container Outlook

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Daily Briefing December 30 2019

Free to read: The complete energy shipping outlook — the five S’s of tankers, a strong year for LPG and tighter capacity for LNG | A strategic re-think at Ardent | Japan deploys warship to protect shipping in Middle East

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Daily Briefing December 24 2019

Free to read: Ship scrapping plunges to 11-year low | The Finance Outlook | LR chief supports R&D fund and carbon levy in shipping’s green transition | Piracy alert in Singapore Strait after spate of attacks

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Daily Briefing December 23 2019

Free to read: Shipping heads hesitantly into a year of uncertainty | IMO chief pledges to reverse casualty reporting deficit | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: That was the year that was | BIMCO addresses $5bn fund ‘misunderstandings’

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Daily Briefing December 20 2019

Free to read: Greek owners back R&D fund with call for ‘paradigm shift’ | Cargill and Trafigura offer mixed reaction to $5bn clean fuel research fund | Exclusive interview with Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero

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Daily Briefing December 19 2019

Free to read: LNG seaborne trade soars as crude tonne miles set to plunge 30% by 2050 | South Korea frustrates OECD’s efforts in new shipbuilding competition regime | Yard Talk — How to endure a lengthy winter? | US amends rules to allow sale of 0.5% sulphur marine fuel

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Daily Briefing December 18 2019

Free to read: Industry proposes mandatory $5bn decarbonisation research and development fund | Cartel fears behind block exemption disquiet | Coal demand to be stable to 2024, IEA says

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Daily Briefing December 17 2019

Free to read: Block exemption extension gives carriers clarity and confidence | Have Brussels and container lines called a truce? | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping’s biggest questions answered by the experts | Iranian STS off Malaysia challenged after coastguard interception

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Daily Briefing December 16 2019

Free to read: The Top 100: a tale of tension, transition and trade wars | Shipping remains cautious on US-China trade deal | The Lloyds List Podcast: The big questions facing shipping

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Daily Briefing December 13 2019

Free to read: IMO responds to EU emissions push | Ventspils port calls risk breaching US sanctions | National Bank of Greece set to complete sale of bad ship loans | 10 influential women in shipping

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Daily Briefing December 12 2019

Free to read: European Commission unveils plan to regulate shipping emissions | Saudis in tender for first ships to feed LNG ambition | Chile’s electrofuel push to unleash over $90bn investments

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Daily Briefing December 11 2019

Free to read: Decarbonisation delay ‘poses shipping’s biggest threat’ | IMO 2020 transition faces obstacles to bunkering | Outlook offers few hopes for box shipping | Shipping’s Top 10 most influential figures in finance

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Daily Briefing December 10 2019

Free to read: DVB quits shipping finance | MSC listed among Europe’s top 10 polluters | Liquefaction experts join forces to combat losses | Shipping’s Top 10 most influential figures in regulation

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Daily Briefing December 9 2019

Free to read: Bunker sales reveal progress in sulphur cap transition and compliance | Rising US LNG activity supports Atlantic shipping rates | Economou and Hadjieleftheriadis among winners Greek Shipping Awards | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The View from Athens

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Daily Briefing December 6 2019

Free to read: Premium rises not linked to IMO 2020, North Club says | Viewpoint: Logistics log-jam | ‘Winning’: the most overrated word in a trade war | Exclusive interview with Hugo De Stoop

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Daily Briefing December 5 2019

Free to read: Ethane to feed China’s gas shipbuilding ambition | Salvage industry said to be in ‘decline phase’ | ISU accepts realities of salvage sector | Top 10: Marine Insurance

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Daily Briefing December 4 2019

Free to read: National Bank of Greece in talks to unload more shipping loans to Cross Ocean | Chinese ownership of foreign ports concerns are ‘overstated’ | Top 10 flag states 2019 | Supply chain braces for the next revolution

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Daily Briefing December 3 2019

Free to read: Scrubber payback seen within a year as fuel oil spreads stay wide | Biofuels approaching commercial use | Top Ten: Technology

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Daily Briefing December 2 2019

Free to read: Price spikes and delivery delays seen in Singapore ahead of IMO 2020 | South African operator rejects criticism of LNG | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The outlook for 2020 and beyond | A decade of maritime's most influential players

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Daily Briefing November 29 2019

Free to read: Shipping used to police sanctions, forum hears | Investor shuns Qatar newbuilding investment on governance concerns | ‘Rebooted’ Ince seeks Asian partnerships | The Lloyd’s List Outlook 2020 Survey

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Daily Briefing November 28 2019

Free to read: Greece’s National Bank sells impaired shipping loans | Frontline secures funding from China for 10 tankers | SSY invests in shipping analytics to keep control of data | Panama flag focuses on improving image

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Daily Briefing November 27 2019

Free to read: Qatar goes it alone with diversification plans | Greece urges IMO to consider delaying sulphur cap | Seaspan’s $750m acquisition: Diversification or diversion?

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Daily Briefing November 26 2019

Free to read: Global tanker tonne-mile demand falls on US energy independence | CMA CGM to raise $2bn in asset sales | Maersk finance chief quits to join General Electric

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Daily Briefing November 25 2019

Free to read: International Group told to slim down | Podcast: The view from Hong Kong and Dubai | IMO opens up | Beyond the tear gas in Hong Kong | Chinese coal import restrictions hurt bulk carrier demand | Fuel price spread hit record this month

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Daily Briefing November 22 2019

Free to read: Fredriksen’s Seadrill decision signals billionaire’s exit strategy preparations in play | Choice of digitalisation routes open to shipping | Shipping should shape its own path to decarbonisation | India ratifies Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling

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Daily Briefing November 21 2019

Free to read: Ports should focus on value over throughput | Competition fears delay moves to prevent cargo misdeclarations | Improved visibility a key driver for smart port development | Carriers eye strong year-end for fraught freight rate market

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Daily Briefing November 20 2019

Free to read: EU shipping emissions regulations: A sweet spot or a bureaucratic monster? | VLGC spot rates rise to five-year high | VLCCs and Japanese-built handysizes best bet for asset plays | UK chamber says political demands will pay for themselves

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Daily Briefing November 19 2019

Free to read: Hong Kong to remove profit tax for shipping lessors | MSC names Søren Toft head of container businesses | Cash buyer signals scrapping ‘deluge’ after ship recycling falls 35% | Toft’s surprise move makes good sense for both sides

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Daily Briefing November 18 2019

Free to read: Søren Toft linked to key role in MSC management shake-up | Maersk lowers container growth outlook | The Lloyd's List Podcast: Have mandatory speed limits hit a road block? | Exclusive interview with Bronson Hsieh

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Daily Briefing November 15 2019

Free to read: Russia key to global seaborne coal market | Viewpoint: A life of crime | Lack of confidence among exporters hitting air and ocean freight | Epic Gas sees positive fundamentals in LPG sector

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Daily Briefing November 14 2019

Free to read: Global oil and LNG trades ‘transformed’ by moving supply and demand geography | More work needed before a carbon levy, says Platten | International Group moves to boost competition

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Daily Briefing November 13 2019

Free to read: Main shipping lobbies edging closer to mandatory R&D fund | Rosneft grapples with unsold Venezuelan crude as exports slow to trickle | Ports detail the impact of climate change

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Daily Briefing November 12 2019

Free to read: Greek owners call for industry discipline on green agenda | Who pays for shipping’s carbon tax? | Multi-fuel future calls for team work in advocacy | Maersk’s Søren Toft steps down

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Daily Briefing November 11 2019

Free to read: Livanos calls on LNG owners to cut back on newbuilds | Gard turns losses around | Exclusive interview with George Economou | Reprieve for Cosco tankers may unnerve some investors

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Daily Briefing November 8 2019

Free to read: Winter transatlantic boost seen for MR tankers | Lack of finance demand leads to more leasing orders | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Trade, Trump and Chinese leasing | Shipping’s low emission drive should follow the auto lead

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Daily Briefing November 7 2019

Free to read: Tanker owners delay scrubber retrofits to cash in on rate rises | Shipping’s future relies on industry chain unity, says Cosco Shipping chairman | Greek shipping minister urges ‘practical solutions’ to 2020 implementation issues

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Daily Briefing November 6 2019

Free to read: ‘Shipping cannot meet 2050 emissions goal’ | Opec forecasts ‘less severe’ IMO 2020 implementation | Xi pledges to expand China’s import market | Samskip open to further M&A activity

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Daily Briefing November 5 2019

Free to read: Scrubbers are tried, tested and still getting better | BW Group reverses position on Hafnia | World boxship fleet update: Slowing growth | Carriers hope for trade war truce before next round of tariffs

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Daily Briefing November 4 2019

Free to read: Liquid market for LNG still looks some way off | LNG progress offers lessons for future fuels | Exclusive interview with Lord Mountevans | The Lloyd's List Podcast: Why environmental protection will trump trade

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Daily Briefing November 1 2019

Free to read: Fuel change likely to generate insurance claims, say clubs | Viewpoint: Getting what you pay for | Container shipping goes big on transition fuel | Improved tanker market strengthens China state oil shipping firms

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Daily Briefing October 31 2019

Free to read: Maritime trade forecast to see 3.4% annual growth to 2024 | The search for shipping’s green tipping point | Shipping ill-prepared to deal with future challenges

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Daily Briefing October 30 2019

Free to read: Manufacturing shift in Asia poses a conundrum for carriers and ports | Will good times ever return for VLCCs after the mid-October madness? | Cyber attack on Asia Pacific ports could cost $110bn

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Daily Briefing October 29 2019

Free to read: China approves merger of shipbuilding giants | Trade war still denting confidence on transpacific trade | Shipping summit sets sights on safety, sustainability and skills

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Daily Briefing October 28 2019

Free to read: Baltic Exchange eyes new revenue model | The Interview: Michael Khouri | US-sanctioned Cosco tankers granted grace period

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Daily Briefing October 25 2019

Free to read: Maersk calls for focused future fuel development | Fuel price spreads show signs of IMO 2020 impact | Standard Club chief forecasts general increases across the board | Cosco restructures LNG business to avoid US sanctions

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Daily Briefing October 24 2019

Free to read: Speculation rife over possible Singapore yard merger | More large ships in layup for scrubber retrofits | Standard Club announces 7.5% general increases | Lloyd's List Europe Awards finalists revealed

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Daily Briefing October 23 2019

Free to read: Activity in tanker FFA trades soars on heated spot market | Novatek claims ice-classed LNG tankers cleared of Cosco sanctions fallout | Yard Talk: Another rough year ahead?

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Daily Briefing October 22 2019

Free to read: Temasek’s Keppel Corp offer renews yard merger speculation | LNG carrier spot rates poised for surge as market tightens | Maersk raises earnings expectation | Brussels battles Beijing’s Belt and Road

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Daily Briefing October 21 2019

Free to read: DNV GL thinking said to be too ‘fossil-centric’ | LNG marine fuel ‘no better than gasoil or fuel oil’ | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Asia’s trade outlook | Minor bulk forecast to be a hotspot in the dry bulk market

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Daily Briefing October 18 2019

Free to read: Cosco VLCCs wait for US waivers to discharge cargoes | Tanker rates retreat as eastbound routes cool | Ships will be fined for non-compliance with IMO 2020 | Brexit deal proposes ‘border in the Irish Sea’ arrangement

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Daily Briefing October 17 2019

Free to read: Cosco Shipping’s tanker unit denies vessels are ‘going dark’ | A lesson for China tanker investors | Scrubber installations could reverse slow steaming 

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Daily Briefing October 16 2019

Free to read: Lower West Africa ship charters trigger tanker earnings collapse | MSC confirms options for five new ultra-large boxships at DSME | Changing perceptions from the inside out | Japan-EU trade agreement boosts Italian exports

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Daily Briefing October 15 2019

Free to read: Tanker rates hit fresh 15-year high | Iranian oil tanker freed by Gibraltar offloads cargo in Syrian Waters | Iranian tanker continues to spill oil after Red Sea ‘attack’

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Daily Briefing October 14 2019

Free to read: VLCC spot charter breaks key level on market disruption | Supply tightness prompts upgrade on forecast LNG shipping rates | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Containers, shipmanagement and the casualty code | Iran probes ‘cowardly attack’ on tanker

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Daily Briefing October 11 2019

Free to read: Unipec joins ExxonMobil embargo on vessels linked to Venezuela | LNG oversupply forcing floating storage, says Poten | DryShips to de-list from Nasdaq after Economou buyout approval

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Daily Briefing October 10 2019

Free to read: Cosco Shipping woos forwarders as it clarifies end-to-end strategy | Registry calls for review of IMO’s casualty code | Innocent passage seen under threat | Boxship upsizing continues apace

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Daily Briefing October 9 2019

Free to read: Gasoil demand linked to IMO 2020 to push oil prices higher | Weak box peak season laid bare | China-built jack-ups find work in a recovering market

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Daily Briefing October 8 2019

Free to read: Eastern Pacific supersized its dual-fuel LNG boxship order to 22 ships | Tanker rates soar as two-tier market evolves over sanctions exposure fears | VLCC earnings hit $100,000 as sanctions bite

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Daily Briefing October 7 2019

Free to read: Thailand eyes LNG bunker possibilities | Golden Week holidays cast shadow over capesize chartering | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about LPG | Maersk and Cargill aim for 100 tankers in MR pool

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Daily Briefing October 4 2019

Free to read: Shrinking fleet may aid smaller dry bulk segment | Singapore stockpiling IMO-compliant fuel in floating storage | Viewpoint: Credit where it’s due | Independent fleet that ‘follows the cargo’

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Daily Briefing October 3 2019

Free to read: Brexit plan calls for customs clearance on intra-UK trade | Novatek ramping up LNG shipments via NSR to Asia | Maersk said to be considering sale of Rotterdam terminal | Greek-owned fleet continues to dominate

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Daily Briefing October 2 2019

Free to read: Cosco parent begins marine insurance exit from London as sanctions bite | Veniamis: ‘It’s not too late to avoid anarchy on the oceans’ | Pacific Radiance’s revamp tests Singapore’s debt restructuring aims | Dover faces 60% drop in trade under no-deal Brexit

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Daily Briefing October 1 2019

Free to read: Shipping industry moves to mitigate sanctions risks | Sanctions spark short-term bullishness for VLCCs | Teekay tanker joint venture ‘blocked’ by US sanctions on Cosco

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Daily Briefing September 30 2019

Free to read: The Interview: Xu Lirong | Cosco caught offguard in Huawei headwinds | The Lloyd’s List Podcast | Seized tanker departs Iranian port

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Daily Briefing September 27 2019

Free to read: Cosco sanctions send ‘shockwave’ through tanker markets as charterers reject Chinese tonnage | Maersk Tankers buys seven AET vessels | Bunker tax exemptions cost EU $26.3bn | Viewpoint: Are you feeling vulnerable?

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Daily Briefing September 26 2019

Free to read: Cosco sanctioned by the US | Uncertain green ship rules slow newbuild investments | CMA CGM stands firm on LNG fuel with new vessel | Outlook seen improving for bulkers and tankers

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Daily Briefing September 25 2019

Free to read: Scorpio Tankers buys 19 product tankers from Trafigura | Leasing companies poised to grow tonnage with BSM China | Stena Impero still in Iran, says owner | Hafnia bets on spot market as rates soar

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Daily Briefing September 24 2019

Free to read: Coalition of the willing is another warning for regulators | Shipping launches ‘moon-shot’ initiative to develop zero emission vessels | Pacific Islands seek $500m in green shipping financing | Stena Impero is free to leave, Iran says

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Daily Briefing September 23 2019

Free to read: Shipping’s deadly liquefaction casualty crisis continues | MSC bids to boost Liverpool | The Middle East bet that paid off | The Lloyd’s List Podcast live from IUMI

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Daily Briefing September 20 2019

Free to read: DP World eyes further offshore expansion | Insurers raise box fires as shipping’s hot topic | Reefer industry braces for equipment shortage | Michael Grey’s Viewpoint: Stability before speed

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Daily Briefing September 19 2019

Free to read: Insurers investigate scrubber risk and expect 2020 engine damage claims| Owners want a level playing field come 2020 | Oil supply is fine says IEA, but security is a concern | Market outlooks on capes, containers and VLGCs

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Daily Briefing September 18 2019

Free to read: ECSA sets out the European shipping agenda | Why maritime subsidies don’t work | 2020 tanker upside could be wiped out | Why FONAR is not a get out of jail free card | All the latest from IUMI

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Daily Briefing September 17 2019

Free to read: Shipping shakes off short-term Saudi disruption but awaits detail on energy trade outlook | Between Abqaiq and a hard place | Cut in Saudi output to hit tanker rates | 2020 sulphur cap complicating bunker effect of Saudi oil output cut

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Daily Briefing September 16 2019

Free to read: Shipping’s future lies beyond Brexit and beyond shipping | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The key takeaways from London shipping week | Maersk customers absorb IMO 2020 bunker surcharges | From the News Desk: 2050 is the new 2020

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Daily Briefing September 13 2019

Scrubber corrosion repairs required less than six months after installation | UK Flag shakes off ‘Brexodus’ with new vision to become top performer | Digitalise or die, warns futurist | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 4

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Daily Briefing September 12 2019

Zero-carbon shipping to double freight costs | Carbon fund and cargo collaboration can fund zero emission shipping| IMO 2020 refining gains to give way as economies slow | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 3

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Daily Briefing September 11 2019

Owners open to fuel carbon pricing to curb emissions | Shell urged to share GHG emission savings | Former UK defence minister claims Stena Impero did not follow security guidance | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 2

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Daily Briefing September 10 2019

Free to read: States must do more on sanctions compliance | Blockchain: Believe the hype |Shipyards losing race to retrofit scrubbers | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LISW Day 1 Sanctions

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Daily Briefing September 9 2019

Free to read: London calling: Forget the Brexit bluster, let’s focus on the international itinerary | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Your insider’s guide to London International Shipping Week | Hunter agrees deal with Fredriksen’s Ship Finance for VLCCs | Capital lines up orders for 10 LNG-fuelled VLCCs

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Daily Briefing September 6 2019

Free to read: Total readies for low-sulphur transition | Euronav gets funding for compliant fuel deal | Alternative fuel is the answer to decarbonisation goal | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Your insider’s guide to London International Shipping Week

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Daily Briefing September 5 2019

Free to read: Iran to release seven Stena Impero crew | Maersk vessel at centre of UK’s biggest heroin seizure | Novatek and Sovcomflot agree joint shipping venture

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Daily Briefing September 4 2019

Free to read: World boxship fleet update: A mood of caution | Cosco Shipping quashes 25,000 teu newbuild speculation | Capesizes experiencing ‘fragile spike’ | Sulphur cap to drive up marine fuel market value by 30%

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Daily Briefing September 3 2019

Free to read: Why the Adrian Darya 1 saga is an issue for the whole industry | US ports on high alert as Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas | Tanker market faces uncertain future in a no-deal Brexit | Shippers prepare for sharp fuel price rises

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Daily Briefing September 2 2019

Free to read: China Merchants Port woos carriers facing low growth | Cosco Shipping reshuffles container management | EU may extend maritime security trial to Strait of Hormuz | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Ports beyond Brexit

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Daily Briefing August 30 2019

Free to read: BDI continues upward momentum | Iran to expedite legal process against seized British tanker | Exclusive interview with HFW’s Paul Dean

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Daily Briefing August 29 2019

Free to read: Yard merger reignites talk of Samsung's shipbuilding exit | World's largest VLCC owner warns of crude shipping risks | Sanctions are ‘extremely challenging’ despite transparency tools | Shipping’s Arctic sea route concerns? Hold the applause

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Daily Briefing August 28 2019

Venezuela-China oil flows fail to stem plunging tanker demand | Carrier results demonstrate benefits of consolidation | Carriers failing to address trade imbalance | Swedish Club first half combined ratio hits 108%

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Daily Briefing August 27 2019

The worst may be over for LNG shipping | Tariffs on US crude imports will shake up VLCC market | Iranian tanker diverts again as cargo reportedly sold

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Daily Briefing August 26 2019

P&I clubs warned over bypassing sanctions on Iran | Frontline to buy suezmax tankers in Trafigura deal | CMA CGM makes green pledge over Arctic route | The Lloyd's List Podcast: Iranian sanctions prove complicated for shipping

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Daily Briefing August 23 2019

Stena Impero owner meets Iran to urge release of tanker | Exclusive interview with Rod Riseborough | Viewpoint: When we used to make things | More owners may opt for methanol

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Daily Briefing August 22 2019

Greece rules out assisting Iranian tanker | Dry bulk edges towards rebalance | Extra Brexit funding for ports gets lukewarm welcome | US west coast ports’ throughput defies tariffs

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Daily Briefing August 21 2019

Focus shifts to release of Stena Impero after Iranian tanker freed | Yard Talk: Life is unpredictable | Maritime cities and the advantages of cluster thinking | LNG market poised for a positive end to 2019

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Daily Briefing August 20 2019

Iran warns US not to seize freed tanker headed towards Greece | Economou clinches DryShips deal | Cosmoship and MC-Schiffahrt concern over vessel attacks | Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards finalists announced

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Daily Briefing August 19 2019

Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar after US legal move is rejected | Seized UK tanker likely 'spoofed' by Iran | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping’s hydrogen future | Maritime Cities: Building the connected cluster

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Daily Briefing August 16 2019

Gibraltar orders release of Iranian tanker | Maersk chief says trade war threatens global growth | Viewpoint: The happy seafarer | Soyabean trade weakness persists

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Daily Briefing August 15 2019

Shipping and Brexit: Johnson’s prosecco politics lacks sparkle | Epic urges LPG discipline, Capital orders LNG | Yard outlook toughens, particularly for Yangzijiang | Global uncertainties continue to weigh on ocean freight markets

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Daily Briefing August 14 2019

Stena chief seeks diplomatic support for stricken crew | Sanctions-busting tanker de-flagged by St Kitts & Nevis registry | Iran says UK may release Grace 1 | Freight forwarders hit back on cargo misdeclaration fines

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Daily Briefing August 13 2019

Box: China’s Asian rivals begin to take up the slack | Tankers: Aframax Earnings Under Pressure | Dry: Grains offer some support to dry bulk market | Yards: Merger with CSSC won’t create a monopoly

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Daily Briefing August 12 2019

Iran responsible for 70% of misrepresented bills of lading | Global box volume growth is braking sharply | The Lloyd’s List Weekly Podcast

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Daily Briefing August 9 2019

Box majors clamp down on cargo misdeclaration | Yangzijiang requests trading halt amid rumours about missing chairman | The Interview: Caroline Yang | Correction: Ships have not exited UK flag

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Daily Briefing August 08 2019

EU urged to take more global view on shipping  |  China mulls opening of coastal trade to foreign carriers  |  Hapag-Lloyd chief calls for increased boxship scrapping

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Daily Briefing August 7 2019

Venezuela beats US sanctions via ship-to-ship network off Malta | Greek owners issue rally cry for policy makers to up their game

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Daily Briefing August 6 2019

UK to join US-led international maritime security mission | ‘Ships for shares’ deals set to boost shipping M&A activity | New Greek government looks to turbo-charge investment in Greek ports | Demolition rates have hit their lowest point for nearly two years

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Daily Briefing August 5 2019

UK freeport plans to ‘turbo-charge’ economy receive underwhelming reception | Latest tariffs in US-China trade war unlikely to boost box rates | The Lloyd’s List Podcast examines Strait of Hormuz latest | Scrubber scramble | Coal still finds home in China

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Daily Briefing August 2 2019

UK reopens controversial Brexit ferry tender | Indonesian 2020 cabotage waiver could create unfair competition and legal risk | Global box port volumes edging up to 1bn teu  | How unpaid bills led to grounding

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Daily Briefing August 1 2019

Swedish Club doubles war risk premiums as Hellenic trims rates | Royal Navy reports 85 Iranian ‘interactions’ in Hormuz | US leads talks on international naval effort to protect Hormuz

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Daily Briefing July 31 2019

Clock ticking to avoid Brexit shambles | Singapore yards on recovery path despite tougher climate | EIA earmarks Europe as ‘preferred destination’ for US LNG exports

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Daily Briefing July 30 2019

War risk market drops higher pricing for UK-flag tankers | Iran-China crude flows up, along with opaque practice | The Top 100 box ports report has launched | No-deal Brexit could mean hundredfold increase in customs declarations

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Daily Briefing July 29 2019

Doubts over legality of tanker seizure | Looking east from the Middle East | Stena Bulk in talks for release of seized vessel and crew | Iran releases nine crew from detained ship Riah | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why the bulk bull run could last to 2021

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Daily Briefing July 26 2019

Royal Navy to escort UK shipping through Strait of Hormuz | Boris Johnson pledges to back free ports | Low-sulphur transition target for November | Red ensign is not a target

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Daily Briefing July 25 2019

British flag tankers facing six-figure extra hit on war risk premiums | GasLog halts Hormuz passages | UK-flagged tankers tracked through Hormuz Strait | Teaching change for an era of transformation

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Daily Briefing July 24 2019

UK-flagged ship makes first Hormuz transit since tanker seizure | When can a state seize a vessel? | Beijing accuses US of ‘wrongdoing’ over sanctions | Two-tier box charter market extends through mid-year

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Daily Briefing July 23 2019

Owners seek UK flag switch as Iran threat strands ships in Gulf | UK parliament told tanker seizure was ‘an act of piracy’ | Capesize bulker revenues climb to 14-year high | War risk rates steady despite Gulf shipping threat

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Daily Briefing July 22 2019

All the latest on the Iran tanker seizure | Plus – Why shipping is keeping quiet on Brexit and an exclusive interview with Maersk chief Søren Skou 

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Daily Briefing July 19 2019

Wärtsilä sees weakening of demand in marine business | Fall in diesel demand seen changing IMO 2020 fuel mix | Seized tanker presents a dilemma for Gibraltar | Viewpoint: Why shipping matters

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Daily Briefing July 18 2019

Diverted Iranian tanker’s trading patterns raise suspicion | HSFO bunker demand to more than halve after 2020 | Oil tanker investments at risk from decarbonisation

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Daily Briefing July 17 2019

British-flagged ships avoid Gulf amid Iranian threats | Legal bid to block release of seized Iranian tanker | China LNG demand to slow on trade spat with the US | Fuel prices take volatile turn

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Daily Briefing July 16 2019

Venezuela mimics Iranian sanction-evasion tactics | Cosco Shipping may join digital standardisation group | UK prepared to released Grace 1 with Syria guarantees | Singapore’s yard merger faces a bumpy road

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Daily Briefing July 15 2019

Capesize gains spread to other segments | UK shipping emissions plan is an era-defining moment | Maritime safety in focus amid Iran threats | Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping’s growing `to do’ list

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Daily Briefing July 12 2019

Gulf tensions rise over threat to shipping | UK targets post-2025 newbuilds to be zero-emissions capable | Viewpoint: Reducing risk with tailored data | IMO facing renewed transparency calls

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Daily Briefing July 11 2019

BIMCO backs coalition plan to protect Gulf shipping | UK risks leaving Brexit freight decisions ‘too late’ | EU says CO2 database is work in progress

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Daily Briefing July 10 2019

UK tanker gets military escort after Iranian threats | Gibraltar extended ship-seizure powers day before tanker interception | Fujairah struggles to claw back bunker losses | Focus on maritime’s entrepreneurs

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Daily Briefing July 9 2019

Shipping offers new Greek government challenges and opportunity | Iran says seizure of oil tanker was ‘threatening act’ | Japan trials low-sulphur fuel on coastal routes

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Daily Briefing July 8 2019

Gibraltar extends detention period for seized tanker | Tanker seizure could face legal challenge | More leading carriers add war risk charges | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Sanctions busting, data integrity and shipping’s grey areas

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Daily Briefing July 5 2019

Gibraltar tanker seizure triggers Iran-UK diplomatic row | Shipping emissions data has to be reliable | Steamship Mutual defends 116% combined ratio

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Daily Briefing July 4 2019

China raises attack alert in Malacca Strait to highest level | EU overestimates shipping's CO2 emissions by 18m tonnes | Capesize rallies on tonnage tightness in the Atlantic

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Daily Briefing July 3 2019

Iranian crude nears EU after start of trading mechanism | Unipec in ‘league of its own’ to lead tanker charters | CSSC to merge with rival Chinese shipbuilder CSIC

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Daily Briefing July 2 2019

Maersk’s Skou applauds ordering discipline as boxship sizes peak | Containerships are maritime’s biggest polluters | How to shine a light on shipping’s grey areas

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Daily Briefing July 1 2019

Skuld only IG club with underwriting surplus | Data and technology herald ‘sea change’ in marine insurance | CSIC strikes aggressive newbuilding deals | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Mid-year shipping outlook

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Daily Briefing June 28 2019

New maritime fund on investment trail | War risk clauses don’t apply in the Gulf, but they soon might | Morocco’s Tangier port set to become Mediterranean’s largest

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Daily Briefing June 27 2019

China’s Kunlun Shipping linked to imports of sanctioned Iranian LPG | India expands tanker escort operations in Hormuz Strait | Scrubber retrofits boost charter rates | Transpacific ocean freight in line for big July rate rise

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Daily Briefing June 26 2019

Electrofuels will drive shipping’s decarbonisation | Trump urges naval protection for Hormuz Strait | Call for more women in shipping | Bauxite leads dry bulk trade growth

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Daily Briefing June 25 2019

Major shipping companies unprepared for low-carbon future | Maersk and Bolloré Logistics commit to 20% CO2 cut by 2025 | Contship Italia confirms Cagliari closure | Day of the Seafarer

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Daily Briefing June 24 2019

Carriers head to yards for ULC orders | Weakness in soyabean trade returns | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: LNG burning too bright?

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Daily Briefing June 21 2019

Middle East crude shipping costs surge on higher freight rates and insurance premiums | MSC loses ‘low-risk’ carrier status after US drugs raid | Ocean Network Express pins hopes on peak season revival | Exclusive interview with Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello

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Daily Briefing June 20 2019

UK flag abandons growth targets as Brexit wipes out 30% of tonnage | Cyprus shipping community grows steadily amid EU uncertainty | Open-loop scrubbers in ports — what’s all the fuss about?

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Daily Briefing June 19 2019

‘Dark ship’ detection exposes sanction-busting ships | LNG supply may outstrip demand by 2025 | Dry bulk fleet faces struggle to pass on sulphur cap costs | Greek owners welcome IMO fuel safety step

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Daily Briefing June 18 2019

Shipping banks align lending decisions to decarbonisation targets | War risk marine rates ‘rise tenfold’ | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why shipping is now leading the way in green finance

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Daily Briefing June 17 2019

Iran adds another layer of tension in the stand-off over US-China LNG trade deals  | Gulf attacks may lift tanker rates | Warnings to shipping as Iran rejects US claims | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Tanker sector is now on a war footing

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Daily Briefing June 14 2019

Maritime risk at 16-year high after tankers targeted again | Oil tankers ‘attacked’ in Gulf of Oman | Economou tables offer to take DryShips private | Exclusive interview with Lars Rhodin

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Daily Briefing June 13 2019

UK’s upcoming 2050 net zero emission law leaves shipping untouched — for now | Cargill cuts shipping emissions on chartered fleet | Data is driving all-sector refocus for maritime | Lloyd's List Americas Awards nominations open

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Daily Briefing June 12 2019

Baltic tanker earnings slump even as Russian exports climb | Southeast Asia OSV players living off scraps | Iran condemns attack on tankers off UAE

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Daily Briefing June 11 2019

Credit Suisse remains top lender to Greek shipping | DryShips takes control of Heidmar | China export tariffs will have widespread impact on carriers | The Lloyd’s List Podcasts: Recap

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Daily Briefing June 10 2019

Tanker attack report highlights risks to Gulf tanker fleet | Ship finance faces unsustainable paradox | Reducing GHG should be tailored to shipping’s different sectors | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Key takeaways from Nor-Shipping 2019

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Daily Briefing June 7 2019

Greeks bemoan ‘chaotic’ sulphur cap implementation | Japan looks to unmanned ships to offset labour shortage | K Line sails into the future with Airseas tie-up | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why shipping can’t solve its problems alone

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Daily Briefing June 6 2019

IMO in race to develop autonomous shipping guidelines | Scrubber use could lead to ‘long-term pain’ | From tankers to the Cutty Sark

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Daily Briefing June 5 2019

Sustainable finance tightening will cut off ship financing for smaller companies | Allianz ship total losses at record low | Nigeria aims to make seafarer kidnappings ‘history’ | Wilhelmsen in NorSea Wind deal

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Daily Briefing June 4 2019

Autonomous ship pioneers to reap rewards | Liberia deregisters tanker carrying Iran crude | LNG seen to be transitional fuel for 2030 | Insurance claims over 2020 sulphur cap spike

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Daily Briefing June 3 2019

The half a trillion dollar cost of Strait of Hormuz closure | Australia faces importing LNG amid supply shortfall | Vancouver shutdown averted

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Daily Briefing May 31 2019

China open to scrubber exclusion zone extension | CSSC Shipping IPO overvalued? | Exclusive interview: Saskia Groen-in't-Woud

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Daily Briefing May 30 2019

CMA CGM's cost-cutting intensifies | Opec oil shipments fall 21% | Blank sailings signal transpacific weakness  | Australia LNG battles high-cost history

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Daily Briefing May 29 2019

War risk premiums surge on Middle East tension | Iran oil heads to Syria | Australia LNG looks to capitalise on US-China tariff tiff advantage

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Daily Briefing May 28 2019

Star Bulk supersizes takeover tally | CSSC looks for $250m in IPO | LNG to dominate gas trade | Methanol trials launched

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Daily Briefing May 27 2019

Maersk warns trade tensions threaten shipping growth | Shipping sector faces ‘huge challenge’ to tackle emissions | Star Bulk sees little risk to scrubber strategy from ban | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Ports, politics and procedure

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Daily Briefing May 24 2019

US monthly Russian crude imports to surpass Saudi shipments | Xiradakis aiming to fight shipping cause in Brussels | Exclusive interview with Robert Yildirim

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Daily Briefing May 23 2019

Box port growth forecasts set lower over trade war | Saudi Aramco agrees LNG deal with Sempra | US Midwest exports hampered by weather, tariffs and disease

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Daily Briefing May 22 2019

Trade war seen as significant as emission cuts and digitalisation push | Hamburg Commercial Bank still seeking industry deals | Fincantieri may reconsider UK support vessels decision | Contaminated Urals cargoes stranded in Europe head for Asia

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Daily Briefing May 21 2019

Container shipping’s debt dilemma exposed | Crude tanker rates forecast to strengthen | Braemar will return to black, pledges Kidwell | Yildirim blames failed LBCT bid on geopolitics

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Daily Briefing May 20 2019

IMO to assess the future of open-loop scrubbers | Push for immediate fuel switch in the Arctic rejected | Appeals for greater cargo controls after vessel blaze | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Live from Global Liner Shipping

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Daily Briefing May 17 2019

Trade spat with China slows FIDS on new US LNG capacity | Marine insurers defer war risk premium decision over tanker attacks | Shippers brace for further US-China tariffs| Chiefs blame large claims for P&I deficits

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Daily Briefing May 16 2019

How to decarbonise shipping | West African ports slow on the low-sulphur uptake | IMO sees sluggish emissions measures negotiations| Time to step back from Tanker War Two

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Daily Briefing May 15 2019

Shipping security tightens as investigations probe Iran links to tanker attacks | Sanctions paralyse Iran oil exports | IMO balks at mandatory bunker licensing schemes

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Daily Briefing May 14 2019

Tanker 'sabotage' off UAE puts shipping on alert | Shippers call for bunker bill clarity | Low-sulphur quality concerns still unresolved | Worldviews on shipping emissions collide at IMO

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Daily Briefing May 13 2019

Final decisions and new beginnings at MEPC 74 | Don’t turn a blind eye to 2020 problems, IMO urged | US move on tariffs concerns owners and financiers | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Clean shipping, dirty tankers and blue ocean hot air

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Daily Briefing May 10 2019

China tests sniffers to inspect vessel sulphur emissions | Ports are key to 2050 emissions targets, says IMO chief | Euronav chief sees speed limits as short-term emissions solutions | Ruling confirms vessels held by pirates go off-hire

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Daily Briefing May 9 2019

VLCC rates tank on sanctions | Maersk warns speed limits will slow decarbonisation progress| Spotlight on salvage

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Daily Briefing May 8 2019

Scrubber lobby sees pendulum swinging their way | Clipper Bulk sheds jobs amid depressed market | Barakah Offshore ties up with Minsheng Financial Leasing | IMO cap could save northeast Asian LNG buyers $2.5bn

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Daily Briefing May 7 2019

IMO 2020 could save northeast Asian LNG buyers $2.5bn | Barakah Offshore ties up with Minsheng Financial Leasing | Hazardous cargo issue needs multi-pronged approach

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Daily Briefing May 6 2019

Is Qatar biting off more than its LNG sector can chew? | UK may extend emissions control area | Lloyd’s List Podcast: Time to engage in ocean sustainability | Exclusive interview with Ye Cheng

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Daily Briefing May 3 2019

We'll maintain autonomy from BW, says Epic Gas chief | Shipping has a range of autonomous solutions | V.Group and the art of management

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Daily Briefing May 2 2019

Demand uncertainty halts Japan’s LNG charge | UK scraps remaining Brexit ferry contracts | Brexit debate has highlighted crucial role of UK ports minister says

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Daily Briefing May 1 2019

Time to get serious over reporting casualties | Macquarie buys OOCL's Long Beach terminal for $1.78bn | Shipping industry calls for speed limits to cut emissions | China creates offshore asset management company

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Daily Briefing April 30 2019

China-Iran crude imports slump as cargo tracking opacity rises | Chinese yard set to delivery dual-fuel VLCC by 2021 | Ports must be part of global digital network

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Daily Briefing April 29 2019

Iran-China crude flow is moving via ship-to-ship transfer network | Will Stellar Daisy lessons be learned too late? | From the News Desk: Businesses are also a cyber risk | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Here’s how we decarbonise shipping

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Daily Briefing April 26 2019

LNG capacity expecting approval hits new high | Russia starts new plant to supply LNG bunker | Exclusive interview with IUMI’s Richard Turner | Viewpoint: Slow boats to disaster

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Daily Briefing April 25 2019

Idle boxship fleet falls as scrubber installations increase | Container freight rates tracking 10% ahead of last year | Who will be the winners from the IMO global sulphur cap? | Speed reduction regulation will slow low-carbon transition

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Daily Briefing April 24 2019

US oil waivers end as Iranian crude exports slump in April | Mandatory e-charts cut risk of CMA CGM Libra re-run | Wallenius and SOL form shipping company | High US retail inventories threaten to dampen transpacific growth

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Daily Briefing April 23 2019

Stellar Daisy loss due to 'catastrophic' structural failure | Danaos opts for reverse stock split | Qatar seeks to build as many as 100 LNG carriers

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Daily Briefing April 19 2019

What should Kitack Lim tell the Extinction Rebellion kids? | Offshore assets still living out their golden years | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Sanctions, safety reports and talent | Exclusive interview with Dagfinn Lunde

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Daily Briefing April 18 2019

Sulphur cap compliance linked to HFO supplies | Marine insurance will feel pain before things get better | OSV market future rests on consolidation | Shipowners weigh options over new EU ship recycling rules

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Daily Briefing April 17 2019

Tankers stars set to align by third quarter | Shipowner ‘shocked’ by US sanctions listing | Box lines launch Digital Container Shipping Association | A race to the wire in Vancouver

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Daily Briefing April 16 2019

Venezuela ‘false berthings’ off Trinidad further obscure oil exports | HHI wins another LNG carrier order from Capital Gas | Tougher action urged on misdeclaration of cargoes

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Daily Briefing April 15 2019

Governments home in on shipping’s GHG goals | UK port state control unmoved by Brexit  | Exclusive interview with Lloyd’s Register’s Nick Brown | Lloyd’s List Podcast: SMW wrap-up

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Daily Briefing April 12 2019

LNG leads the way to emission goals | Charterers snub dry bulk acquisitions | Scrubber investments in the spotlight

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Daily Briefing April 11 2019

Sulphur switch spotlights fuel quality | Sinopec eyes bunkering role | Beware smart ports hype

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Daily Briefing April 10 2019

Terrorist tag incentivises greater due diligence on Iran | ONE reluctantly joins scrubber ranks | Singapore must ‘adapt to survive’

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Daily Briefing April 9 2019

Libyan crude exports hit buffers | Financiers in shipping ‘limbo’ | Gulf of Guinea dominates piracy count | US renews Venezuelan sanction efforts

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Daily Briefing April 8 2019

Indian elections: Riding the LPG wave | Bang to rights | Exclusive interview with Khalid Hashim | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What makes a port ‘smart’?

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Daily Briefing April 5 2019

Fallen high-flyer Nobu Su jailed | The Tung family: Dealmakers par excellence | Scrubbers and new fuels changing the business landscape | NordLB to exit ship finance

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Daily Briefing April 4 2019

Protectionist politics could yet plague LNG deals | China super-sizes LNG design | Cosco expands logistics reach | Brexit boost to shortsea trades

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Daily Briefing April 3 2019

Venezuela relies on Greek fleet to move crude | Panama mulls de-flagging Venezuela tankers | Singapore unfazed by China’s bunker ambition | Container terminals face uncertain times

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Daily Briefing April 2 2019

Cosco Shipping manager says scale is key for carriers | Carriers’ capacity discipline keeps rates in check | DSV seals $4.6bn deal for Panalpina | Coal to gas switch: another bitter pill for dry bulk owners

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Daily Briefing April 1 2019

US urges marine insurers to adopt North Korea AIS switch-off clauses | Chinese rival challenges Singapore for bunkering business | European Shippers’ Council defends survey results | The Lloyd's List Podcast Total talks 2020

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Daily Briefing March 29 2019

Two years on from Stellar Daisy sinking and we are none the wiser | Key question facing ‘small but strong’ PIL | Valero facing claims of bad bunker fuel sales | Viking Sky passenger claim unlikely to hit International Group pool threshold

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Daily Briefing March 28 2019

Baltic Exchange could face fallout from 2020 index decision | Nakilat in second LNG venture with Maran | Liberian-flagged bulk carrier detained after crew complaints | Viking Sky engine blackout link to low oil pressure

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Daily Briefing March 27 2019

VLCCs reshape crude flows as US Gulf becomes net exporter | World Shipping Council attacks ‘flawed’ ITF report on BER | Insurers await outcome of Viking Sky inquiries | Box traffic may further slow in 2019

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Daily Briefing March 26 2019

Yildirim shortlisted for Long Beach Container Terminal | Viking Sky: Questions are raised over engine failure | Clean trading dries up for newbuilding VLCCs | Why a privatised Inmarsat could be good news for maritime

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Daily Briefing March 25 2019

Polish register defies US sanctions to class Iranian tankers | Marine can ‘return to forefront’ at Lloyd’s | London marine business already hurt by Brexit, IUMI says | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Has the green agenda overtaken safety?

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Daily Briefing March 22 2019

Iran oil exports on the rise as national tanker fleet reflags | Exclusive interview with Brian Johnson | Euronav says 2019 will be ‘turning point in the freight market’

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Daily Briefing March 21 2019

IMO under pressure to tighten 2020 reporting | EU challenges governments to prove sulphur cap enforcement | PSA’s Polish project ticks all the boxes | Asia-Europe transit times set to rise

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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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Daily Briefing March 19 2019

Cosco’s ‘strategic’ ship plan faces commercial challenges | Sulphur cap could spur transhipment and slow steaming | Transpacific rate misery marches on | Caribbean aframax market suffers from lack of Venezuelan cargoes

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Daily Briefing March 18 2019

Is the US west coast big-ship ready? | First shipping blockchain ‘IPO 2.0’ forecast for 2019 | Idle numbers keep box charter market in check | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Beyond Brexit with the MCA

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Daily Briefing March 15 2019

Maersk to set own hull pricing as more insurance switched to captive | PDVSA’s woes deepen | Exclusive interview with Dorian LPG’s John C Hajipateras | Automation is changing the fortunes of ports

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Daily Briefing March 14 2019

IMO confronts fraudulent vessel registrations | Seaspan rules out Long Beach Container Terminal purchase | Schedule reliability plagues shippers and carriers

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Daily Briefing March 13 2019

CMA CGM to trial biofuels for containerships | Compared with airlines, shipping gets off lightly | Newbuilds breathe life into conventional reefer shipping | UK coastal shipping back on the agenda

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Daily Briefing March 12 2019

Marine gasoil demand to double on IMO rules | Blockchain faces hurdles before widespread adoption | Shipyard consolidation slowly removes excess capacity | Pacific Basin chief wants to expand

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Daily Briefing March 11 2019

Box shipping told to focus on real issues | Hyundai Heavy signs deal for DSME takeover | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Consolidation, costs and how to capitalise on shipping’s talent | Greek-owned fleet sees first contraction in a decade

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Daily Briefing March 8 2019

‘Broken’ banking system leaves gap for new ship finance crowd | Liner carriers warned of cheap Chinese leasing funds | Exclusive interview with James Kidwell | US trade policy turns its sights on India

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Daily Briefing March 7 2019

FFA trading giant slams Baltic’s IMO 2020 plan | China leasing giants linked to CMA CGM megaship orders | Maersk chief warns low-sulphur rules could force more consolidation | China’s economic agenda sends mixed signals for dry bulk shipping

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Daily Briefing March 6 2019

Fuel price rises are unavoidable, says Hapag-Lloyd chief | Carriers face testing time in pushing through fuel charges | IMO 2020 warning: ‘It will not go smoothly’ | Lloyd’s List Podcast: The outlook from Asia and the US

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Daily Briefing March 5 2019

Sulphur cap is example of ‘shallow’ regulation, Platsidakis says | Index-linked contracts open the door for container freight derivatives | Shell’s Henderson stresses significance of leadership | Woodside to push hydrogen as transport fuel in South Korea

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Daily Briefing March 4 2019

A third of scrubber orders will not meet IMO cap deadline | Shipowners holding off on switch to low-sulphur | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Our outlook from Europe | Much to consider as containers community gathers for TPM

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Daily Briefing March 1 2019

Capesizes continue to suffer earnings erosion | LNG carriers remain bullish | Fuels and finances to dominate carrier concerns | Viewpoint: No place like home

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Daily Briefing February 28 2019

Open-loop scrubbers raise concerns in Europe | Scrubberless tankers may face accelerated fleet exit | Industry leaders warn on no-deal Brexit as clock ticks down | Maersk Tankers goes digital to gain competitive advantage

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Daily Briefing February 27 2019

US Gulf-Asia VLCCs drive global tanker patterns | US investigation clears Box Club lines of wrongdoing | IMO makes progress on sulphur cap non-compliance | Landmark year for US LNG

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Daily Briefing February 26 2019

New scrubber regulations must be convincing | Shipping Act revisions revitalise FMC | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The IEA’s head of oil markets Neil Atkinson on the outlook for shipping and refineries | Skuld and American Club join list of P&I renewal gainers

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Daily Briefing February 25 2019

The scrubber fightback begins | Seaspan and HMM eye Long Beach terminal | IEA talks down 2020 concerns | More marine casualties expected at Lloyd’s

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Daily Briefing February 22 2019

Maersk outlook points to volatile year ahead | The Interview: John Wobensmith | Viewpoint: Hunting Stellar Daisy | Contships buys seven more feeders

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Daily Briefing February 21 2019

Calls for scrubber research as lobby lays into EU | Mixed fortunes for P&I Brexit strategy | UAE lifts ban on Qatar trade links | Owners bemoan Malaysian U-turn on bauxite mining

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Daily Briefing February 20 2019

‘Smarter’ ports can help cut emissions | Panama-backed study adds to open-loop scrubbers concern | P&I leaders forecast rate rises after quiet renewal season | Guardian Navigation switches to Skuld

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Daily Briefing February 19 2019

Japan rejects ban on open-loop scrubbers | Lloyd’s List Podcast: The most influential person in shipping | Cargill targets male-only panels | Clock is ticking towards sulphur cap, IMO head warns

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Daily Briefing February 18 2019

IMO chief pledges to improve casualty reporting record | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The most influential person in shipping | Sanctions on Venezuela start to bite | Communication failures behind MSC Flaminia casualty

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Daily Briefing February 15 2019

‘Cool Company’ launch stalled due to LNG spot market slump | The Interview: Anastasios Papagiannopoulos | Viewpoint: A flag for your convenience | South Korean shipbuilding tie-up could consolidate LNG orderbook

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Daily Briefing February 14 2019

Box ports braced for challenging 2019 | Container shipping’s cautious outlook | The strange death of shipping England | Uncertainty grips charter market

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Daily Briefing February 13 2019

NAO: UK’s post-Brexit ferry provision lacks adequate capacity | Grayling contradicted on use of public funds for Ramsgate contract | Blame today’s congestion on tomorrow’s tariffs | CMA CGM thinks inside the box with CEVA deal

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Daily Briefing February 12 2019

UK government offers ports cheap loans for Brexit upgrades | UK ferry fiasco continues as Seaborne backer reveals it had no contract | Sanctioned Venezuelan crude starts flowing into US

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Daily Briefing February 11 2019

EU rejects anonymity for ship emissions data | Marine insurers’ future in doubt unless owners foot rate rise | Lloyd’s List Podcast: IUMI leaders set out stall for 2019 | Global scrubber rules should not hurt early movers, lobbies argue

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Daily Briefing February 8 2019

Brexodus: Movement of UKSR people? | UK braced for EU safety programmes exit | Carriers could face freight surge ahead of IMO 2020 | Blockchain needs standards for full adoption | Exclusive interview with Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

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Daily Briefing February 7 2019

Dry bulk finds positive in US soyabean sales | UN Security Council turns spotlight on maritime crime | IUMI’s Turner prepares to ‘confront the chaos’ | Europe’s standalone operators face ominous future  

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Daily Briefing February 6 2019

Tankers stalling amid uncertainty over US sanctions on PDVSA | Pericles Panagopulos, founder of Greek ferry group Attica, dies aged 83 | Drewry paints positive outlook for ocean freight rates 

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Daily Briefing February 5 2019

Shipping Act revisions and new commissioners revitalise FMC | Euronav chief executive Paddy Rodgers stepping down | Shipping body calls on UK government to end `Brexit in-fighting’ | Stable crews might be a better way forward

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Daily Briefing February 4 2019

Maersk to reduce UK and South Africa cadet intake | Baltic delays final decision on 2020 index changes | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Disaster and political turmoil in South America | China’s bearish demand set to hit bulker earnings

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Daily Briefing February 1 2019

Hyundai Heavy to acquire DSME from Korea Development Bank | The Interview: Gary Vogel | Viewpoint: Endorse the port | UK haulage rates facing a perfect storm

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Daily Briefing January 31 2019

PDVSA sanctions threat could curb tanker upside | American Club urges caution over Venezuela sanctions | DSME gets approach from Hyundai Heavy | Evalend orders three VLCCs at HHI

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Daily Briefing January 30 2019

Venezuela crisis could give boost to tanker demand  | Venezuelan ports operating ‘normally’ after US action  | Shipping urged to work together to solve bunker issues | Rally was too late for 2018 box freight rates

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Daily Briefing January 29 2019

Chinese New Year: Reasons to be cheerful | Those who fail to prepare might not be alone | Brexit: Crisis? What crisis? | Scrubber anxieties point to further port bans

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Daily Briefing January 28 2019

‘Size matters’ is the watchword for bunkering choices in a low-sulphur future | Cansi calls on China to back domestic yards on LNG carriers | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Data is an opportunity, not a cost | Strategic challenges for port leaders

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Daily Briefing January 25 2019

Closed-loop scrubbers are not feasible in international shipping, says PIL | Greek shipping interests raise concerns over compliant fuel | Scrubber group calls on ports to ignore fiction | Exclusive interview with Alexander Oetker

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Daily Briefing January 24 2019

Faulty pumps link to Kerch Strait LPG blast | China and Brexit dominate shipping leaders gathering | Commitment to quality pays off for Bahamas Maritime | IMF global growth numbers sound alarm for shipping

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Daily Briefing January 23 2019

Kerch Strait vessels blast death toll rises to 14 | Win or lose in the bunker shake-up | Jury out on benefits from Hong Kong port alliance | Box carriers facing old challenges in new year

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Daily Briefing January 22 2019

Brightoil leaves investors in the dark | Brightoil grappling with $250m creditor claims | Maersk sells Hamburg Süd’s bulk unit | Keep calm (and prepare for change)

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Daily Briefing January 21 2019

Indonesia to break through with its second mini LNG | Gap between potential and reality for LNG | OOIL poised to order 23,000 teu LNG-ready sextet | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Breaking down the silos

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Daily Briefing January 18 2019

Maersk said to be close to sale of Hamburg Süd’s bulker and tanker unit | Spotlight falls on cargo inaccuracies after spate of incidents | Exclusive interview with Dimitris Fafalios | IBM announces new blockchain initiatives

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Daily Briefing January 17 2019

Fuel testing promises positive 2020 fuel quality | P&I Clubs issue North Korea sanctions ‘reminder’ amid increased surveillance on shipping | Geopolitical confrontation still worries WEF | Dockers and crane drivers will be obsolete by 2040

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Daily Briefing January 16 2019

Stena agrees car carrier venture with Hyundai Glovis | SDTR signs 10 kamsarmaxes at Dalian Shipbuilding | Better late than never when it comes to container shipping | Ultra large tonnage impacts Asia-Europe trade

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Daily Briefing January 15 2019

What the latest China trade data tells shipping | Trade war threatens US box terminals after record year | Gender biased shipping panels risk boycott | South Korea offers sale-and-leaseback package to shipping

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Daily Briefing January 14 2019

Unexpected bunker price moves point to post-2020 volatility | A year on, have Sanchi lessons been learned? | Competition authorities probe Hong Kong port alliance | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The persistent problem of piracy

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Daily Briefing January 11 2019

Shipowners call for naval support as hijack risk returns to Gulf of Guinea | Coast Guard feels the effect of US government shutdown | Exclusive interview with Despina Theodosiou

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Daily Briefing January 10 2019

Hong Kong terminal operators agree to collaborate | Idan Ofer finalises BW chemical tanker fleet acquisition | US box imports level off after rush to beat tariffs

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Daily Briefing January 9 2019

MOL Chemical Tankers acquires Nordic Tankers | Singapore to pilot methanol as ship fuel | London Gateway turns up Brexit heat to gas mark 5 | Shipper survey reveals openness to rate premiums

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Daily Briefing January 8 2019

China bans open-loop scrubbers in ports | Green sheen dulls ship safety warns ICS | Lloyd’s List Weekly Podcast | London marine market ‘chaotic and undisciplined’

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Daily Briefing January 7 2019

All eyes on US-China trade talks | Little new year cheer for shipbuilders | Japan shipping majors pledge to be forward-looking | PSA puts itself at the vanguard of digitalisation

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Daily Briefing January 4 2019

Holiday cheer for capesize market | Pre-tariff rush link to drop in key China manufacturing index | Exclusive interview with Marsh’s Marcus Baker | Deferrals and demolitions to keep boxship growth in check

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Daily Briefing January 3 2019

Seaborne and UK have point to prove over Brexit ferry contracts | Fortunes turn for West African box trade | Shipping stocks tipped to prosper from IMO 2020 | India cuts import duty on palm oil

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Daily Briefing January 2 2019

India seeks bunker suppliers and cuts palm oil duty | UK minister defends Brexit contracts | Brightoil secures financing | Evergreen orders feeders

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Daily Briefing December 31 2018

Seaborne Freight defends £14m UK government Brexit contract | Iranian crude exports slump below 1m bpd mark | Chemical tanker fire near Cyprus | California ports eye boost in rice exports to China 

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Daily Briefing December 28 2018

Qingdao Port firms up $300m IPO in Shanghai | Maersk set to expand logistics activities, says Skou | FMC closed amid US government shutdown | DSME wins another LNG carrier order | Viewpoint: Green thoughts for the year

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Daily Briefing December 27 2018

Sinopec suspends two top officials at trading arm | Keppel O&M wins its first newbuild Arctic class LNG bunker tanker | Cofco jumps on agri-shipping digitalisation bandwagon| NSB founder Helmut Ponath hands over to son | Viewpoint: Trade war trumps green issues at Port of Kalama, Washington

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Daily Briefing December 24 2018

Vessels face ‘early warning system’ ahead of IMO deadline | Paris MOU delays ruling on exemptions to data restrictions | Greeks back IMO move to tackle sulphur cap safety issues | Maersk Line seeks to avoid transpacific rate slump | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Top 100 People

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Daily Briefing December 21 2018

Exclusive interview with Christine Mavromichalis | Box shipping faces turbulent start to new year | Greeks lead the league in secondhand deals | Indonesia CPO exports get boost from levy relief

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Daily Briefing December 20 2018

Greeks head 2018’s LNG order binge | 2M alliance revamps Asia-Europe network | Iran fuels boxship idle fleet

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Daily Briefing December 19 2018

Seaspan linked to Long Beach Container Terminal bid | International Group cuts reinsurance rates | Shipping is facing safety challenges | MSI sees ‘renewed upside’ for box charter market 

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Daily Briefing December 18 2018

Long Beach terminal attracts more than 50 potential bidders | DP World unveils ‘revolutionary’ box storage system | Moby-CIN reverse merger plan challenged by creditors | China’s move on US soyabeans is a relief for dry bulk market 

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Daily Briefing December 17 2018

Chinese brokers call for joint research platform | Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation restructures business | Euroseas in talks with potential partners | The Lloyd’s List Podcast Live: 2019 Outlook Forum

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Daily Briefing December 14 2018

Lloyd’s List Top 100 People: Calm before the storm | Abu Dhabi Ports eyes overseas expansion | Denmark to name sulphur cap violators | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Finance

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Daily Briefing December 13 2018

The Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2018: Winners | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Law | Volcafe ruling switches burden of proof for cargo damage | Australia ponders open-loop scrubber ban

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Daily Briefing December 12 2018

Shipping braced for a year of disruption | Safety at sea is still a risk for shipping industry | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Insurance | Top 10 box port operators 2018

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Daily Briefing December 11 2018

Hansa Heavy Lift files for insolvency | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Regulation | Greek Shipping Awards 2018 winners | Top 10 in regulation 2018

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Daily Briefing December 10 2018

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: LPG | Top 10 flag states 2018 | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The future of salvage | Autonomous shipping set for next step on the journey

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Daily Briefing December 7 2018

LNG trio plot new ‘Cool Company’ fleet of 16 vessels|MSC recommits to IMO targets as Maersk raises emissions bar | Eastern Pacific Shipping wins green loan for scrubbers | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: LNG

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Daily Briefing December 6 2018

Maersk throws down the gauntlet on emissions | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Product tankers | Transpacific trade truce could prompt new year frontloading | Top 10 in ship finance 2018

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Daily Briefing December 5 2018

Scrubber providers downplay impact of Singapore ban | Salvage must avoid clinging to the past with LOF | Top 10 in marine insurance | Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Crude tankers

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Daily Briefing December 4 2018

Trade truce buoys shipping outlook | Scrubber lobby responds to Singapore ban | 2019 Dry Bulk Outlook | Top 10 Lawyers of the year

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Daily Briefing December 3 2018

Containers outlook 2019 | Singapore bans open loop scrubbers in port | Top 10 technology leaders of the year | Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is shipping getting a good Brexit deal?

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Daily Briefing November 30 2018

This time, it’s different? | Exclusive interview with Signal Group’s Ioannis Martinos | Ukraine accuses Russia of blocking key ports | Laskaridis eyes foray into tankers

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Daily Briefing November 29 2018

Diamond S agrees $1.65bn merger with Capital Product Partners | Warning of ports chaos under ‘no deal’ Brexit | Maersk joins feeder frenzy | Our SAMEA award winners announced

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Daily Briefing November 28 2018

Laggards could pay more for ballast water systems | Trump threatens to raise existing tariffs on China | Capes rebound as market fears abate 

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Daily Briefing November 27 2018

Russia reopens Kerch Strait to shipping after vessels seized | Chinese leasing orders seen as drag on dry bulker prospects | Front loading props up transpacific rates

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Daily Briefing November 26 2018

2020 sparks box charter spike speculation, 2020 prompts contract caution, 2020 fuels Baltic review, 2020 see Hapag hedge, but if you want a solution, how about AI?

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Daily Briefing November 23 2018

South Korea unveils $1.5bn fund for LNG-powered ships | Port leaders in Hong Kong prepared for ‘monumental challenges’ | Exclusive interview with Tim Huxley | Viewpoint: The importance of mental health

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Daily Briefing November 22 2018

Hapag-Lloyd sets out Strategy 2023 vision | Lines urged to digitalise or risk being marginalised | Seafarers win a better basic wage as shipowners seek to limit rise | BIMCO develops clause dealing with cyber security risks

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Daily Briefing November 21 2018

Weak fundamentals cloud tanker market | Hong Kong forum hears upbeat assessment for 2019 | BIMCO sees fragile dry bulk recovery stalling | From the newsdesk — five things to watch this week

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Daily Briefing November 20 2018

Union pushes for increase in seafarer minimum wage | Brexit deal may not be pretty, but it just about works for shipping | Hong Kong urged not to rest on its maritime laurels | Brexit is shipping industry’s ‘next big challenge’, says minister

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