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Coronavirus & Tankers

Daily news, analysis and updates from the Lloyd’s List team on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the tanker sector

How is the coronavirus affecting Tankers?

Lloyd’s List Coronavirus Webinar — Listen on demand here

Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence experts joined a special webinar examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipping sector and answered questions from a global industry audience. You can now access the webinar, featuring our data-led analysis of the key maritime markets, here

Coronavirus International

Coronavirus: Call to prioritise protection of UK port workers

Maritime industries reportedly struggling to access government emergency funds

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What shape will shipping’s coronavirus recovery take?

However horrific the disruption looks right now at a consumer level, we have to believe that coronavirus is not going to structurally change the shipping markets. Can we hope for a V-shaped recovery, or should we brace for a misshapen U? God forbid we even consider the prospect of an L-shaped non-recovery. Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade this week to discuss the shape of things to come is Shipping Strategy managing director and returning podcast pundit, Mark Williams

Coronavirus Dry Bulk

Shipping hopes it is a case of ‘V’ for victory

Even amid the cashflow crunch that will likely take some casualties, there are those preparing for the upside that will come once the global supply chain eventually unplugs its current bottlenecks and global trade returns. We have to believe that Covid-19 hasn’t structurally changed the shipping markets

Coronavirus Political and Trade

Thailand picking up cheap distressed LNG cargoes

The coronavirus outbreak has opened a window of opportunity for Thailand to import cheap LNG cargoes sourced from the spot market

Tankers and Gas LNG

Maersk Product Tankers says outlook is ‘uncertain’

The company boasted of its fleet renewal, emissions cuts and use of optimisation software in its annual results

Tankers and Gas Maersk Group

Tanker freight futures spike on floating storage sentiment

Oil trader Vitol’s chief executive Russell Hardy estimates lost crude demand to peak at 15m-20m barrels per day over the next few weeks

International Tankers and Gas

Virus lockdown sees force majeure at Indian ports

‘We are facing unprecedented odds to sustaining our business’ — Essar Shipping chief executive Ranjit Singh

India Ports and Logistics

Coronavirus and shipping briefing: Tanker rates collapse while the outlook weakens for containers

Tanker rates are falling dramatically as the coronavirus-led drop off in demand outweighs the oil price war. Elsewhere, crew change restrictions are slowly being lifted in China, but national lockdowns are causing concern for seafarers in other parts of the world. As regards the containers sector, the outlook is becoming increasingly pessimistic

Containers Dry Bulk

Coronavirus: Prominent maritime figures face measures

Diana and Performance Shipping’s Simos Palios falls ill with a coronavirus infection. Elsewhere, the owner of the Capital Maritime & Trading group, Evangelos Marinakis, makes full recovery

People Coronavirus

Join Lloyd’s List for a live coronavirus Q&A on Thursday

On Thursday March 26, reporters and analysts from across the Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence teams will join a special coronavirus-focused webinar to examine the latest shipping data, offer market insights and be available to answer your questions. Register now to join either the Asia Pacific edition at 8am GMT or the Europe, Middle East and Africa/US edition at 3pm GMT

Coronavirus International

India lockdown to slow Asia LNG demand

India, with its limited liquefied natural gas import and distribution infrastructure, is seen as a ‘swing buyer’. It was prompted to enter the market in the recent months when prices fell through the floor

India Tankers and Gas
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