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Daily Briefing January 25 2021

Free to read: No hiding place for flags that don’t pull their weight | LNG trade needs greater liquidity to counter volatility | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What are the shipping market tipping points for 2021?

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What to watch


The International Chamber of Shipping’s annual performance assessment of open and national registers alike is an invaluable contribution to a century-old debate.

One leading liquefied natural gas price benchmark used to hedge cargo and freight positions, has faced renewed heat regarding its efficacy as a reference for pricing term supply deals.


Analysis


The Biden administration has wasted no time in putting the global shipping industry on notice in navigating towards a zero-emissions future.

The week in charts: Freight derivative trading at 12-year high and tanker scrapping rebound.


Opinion


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst Peter Sand takes us on a run through of the key tipping points that will shape the shipping markets in 2021. With Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade, he casts an eye across box market buoyancy, tanker troubles and the bulk market’s optimistic expectations for the year that inevitably all hinge on China.


Markets


Container shipping freight rates on the east-west majors remain sky-high with slot space on services still at a premium.


In other news


Orient Overseas International Ltd, now part of state conglomerate China Cosco Shipping Corp, is raising HK$923.7m ($119.2m) via a share offering.

V.Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Bjoern Sprotte as head of shipmanagement.

A green hydrogen production project in Hamburg that could be used by ships is being proposed by a group of leading multinationals

Vale, Brazil’s largest miner, said it does not expect any impact to shipping volumes from Ponta da Madeira following a fire on a shiploader.

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