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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: 10 predictions for 2022

In the final edition of the podcast for 2021, the Lloyd’s List editorial team take a look forward to 2022 and offer up their predictions for the stories that will be shaping the shipping markets next year covering everything from the core box, bulk and tanker markets to our view of regulatory inertia and marine insurance. 

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LPG: Strong fundamentals stoke hope of a cheerful 2022

Higher petrochemical demand from Asia is supporting long-haul trade from the fastest-growing exporting region in the US Gulf. Very large gas carriers are expected to be the main beneficiaries of the trade

Tankers and Gas International

A fine balance: 2022 looks positive but long-term risk looms large

As the world comes to terms with living with coronavirus, it is the uncertainties presented by regulation, inflation, a flagging Chinese economy and existential threats to established business models that should be keeping shipping executives awake at night

Annual Outlook Containers

Marine insurance: You’ll be paying more

All main marine classes will likely get more expensive in 2022, with P&I leading the way

Annual Outlook Insurance

Containers: Box bounty bounces into 2022

Freight rates may have peaked for now, and there are some signs of supply chains easing, though the disruption is not over yet. Shippers should see some easier conditions next year, but there are still potential threats on the horizon

Annual Outlook Containers

LNG: Energy crunch triggers record gas carrier rates

Volatility peaks, with spots rates rising more than 3,000% in nine months and arbitrage profits exceeding $100m for one cargo

Annual Outlook Tankers and Gas
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