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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Unwinding the supply chain crunch

Supply chain resilience is now a mainstream topic with headlines regularly featuring queues of ships backed up outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the car industry running short of semiconductors. But is this really a rupture in our global trading system or something altogether more temporary? This week we ask whether shipping will see a return to ‘normal’ after the current crunch unwinds

International Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

Malta Maritime Summit eyes 2022 comeback

Organisers say flagship maritime event will cleave to its successful model, but also offer industry awards for the first time

Malta Cyprus

Liner shipping needs to stay on the right side of regulators

The benefits of regulatory even-handedness should be apparent to all. But keeping things that way entails good behaviour — or at least not egregiously bad behaviour — on the part of the regulated

International Containers

Pandemic uncertainty spurs V.Group to grow Chinese crews

V.Group aims to hire, train and deploy seafarers directly from China to fill the gap that has constrained its ability to grow

Asia Pacific Dry Bulk

Crew-change issues likely to persist amid travel restrictions

While UN agencies support the easing of travel restrictions on seafarers, various governments pay more attention to local pressure groups, especially voters

International Containers

Dry Bulk

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Malta Maritime Summit eyes 2022 comeback

Organisers say flagship maritime event will cleave to its successful model, but also offer industry awards for the first time

Malta Cyprus

Pandemic uncertainty spurs V.Group to grow Chinese crews

V.Group aims to hire, train and deploy seafarers directly from China to fill the gap that has constrained its ability to grow

Asia Pacific Dry Bulk

Crew-change issues likely to persist amid travel restrictions

While UN agencies support the easing of travel restrictions on seafarers, various governments pay more attention to local pressure groups, especially voters

International Containers

Spot capesize rates slump to below operating costs

Capesize value continues to erode given Brazilian iron ore shipment issues in what is traditionally a weak quarter, exacerbated by the upcoming Chinese New Year and Winter Olympics

Dry Bulk Capes

China bulker congestion stabilises

Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows 610 bulk carriers at anchor waiting to discharge at key ports. Northern China accounts for 40% of vessels waiting for berths

China Dry Bulk

Tankers & Gas

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Shipping’s zero-carbon voyage begins as hydrogen carrier loads first cargo

Tanker now at Melbourne, Australia, to load hydrogen produced from brown coal

Australia Japan

Vafias-led tanker owner readies first fundraiser

New company was launched last December by separating four tankers from StealthGas’ LPG fleet

International Tankers and Gas

Malta Maritime Summit eyes 2022 comeback

Organisers say flagship maritime event will cleave to its successful model, but also offer industry awards for the first time

Malta Cyprus

Pandemic uncertainty spurs V.Group to grow Chinese crews

V.Group aims to hire, train and deploy seafarers directly from China to fill the gap that has constrained its ability to grow

Asia Pacific Dry Bulk

Owner says tanker linked to Peru oil spill is undamaged

It is believed strong tides caused by the volcanic eruption on the Pacific island of Tonga affected the offloading of an Italian-owned crude tanker at Repsol's La Pampilla refinery near Lima

Tankers and Gas Casualty

Finance

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Vafias-led tanker owner readies first fundraiser

New company was launched last December by separating four tankers from StealthGas’ LPG fleet

International Tankers and Gas

Stena and ABP sign up for new terminal

Stena Line has seen increased demand for North Sea services. It is now investing in a 50-year concession at the port of Immingham

Europe United Kingdom

Aviation slump opens new ship finance pathway for boxships

Landmark deal to open up opportunities as ‘people know it’s possible,’ say lawyers linked to deal

International Containers

Shipbuilding orders in China rose in 2021 as profits declined

‘The international shipping markets were in a strong uptrend in 2021, leading to a better-than-expected recovery in newbuilding markets,’ says shipbuilding association

Asia Pacific Containers

Alantra launches maritime and offshore team

Plan to establish global maritime practice focused initially on Greece, Scandinavia, Germany and the Middle East

Europe Middle East and Africa

Signs of life detected among European shipping banks

A recent tabulation by Athens-based consultancy Petrofin identifies the new market leader as Banque Nationale de Paris, with a book worth $21.5bn

Europe Finance

Insurance

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Swedish Club sticks to guns on double-digit renewal price hike

‘You could have a poor performance that justifies a higher increase. You can have exceptional performance that justifies a reduction from the general increase. You need to tailor pricing to performance and risk profiles,’ says chief executive

International Sweden

TT Club warns of cargo theft risk

Delayed cargoes kept in temporary storage facilities are changing the nature of theft risk. Robberies from these facilities has grown significantly

North America United States

Pandemic speeding up renewal round quotes at Shipowners’ Club

‘We are ahead of the game compared with previous years because we are not getting distracted by lunches, meetings in the office and by travel,’ argues Simon Swallow

International Insurance

No marine liability premium reductions this year, says broker

Car carriers still a concern after Golden Ray grounding in 2019, but focus has switched to boxships in wake of Ever Given casualty

International Insurance

P&I cashbacks unsustainable as losses top $1bn in two years, Gallagher warns

Underwriting discipline will be severely tested in the run-up to renewal deadline, as clubs seek to hold the line on double-digit premium hikes

International Insurance

IG’s captive fell below statutory capitalisation requirements

A $240m emergency cash shot is not an issue for P&I clubs, as ‘all we are doing is holding capital in their left hand as opposed to the right hand’, says Gard executive running segregated accounts company

International Insurance
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