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Containers

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Latest From Containers

US market fears tariff pinch

Retailers, shippers and carriers are on tenterhooks as the 90-day trade truce reaches its climax

Containers Asia Pacific

US shippers voice anger at new street turn fees

Shippers report that fees have been introduced by three lines and that they fear other shipping lines will join them in introducing fees

North America Containers

CMA CGM unites shortsea operations under single brand

CMA CGM seeks to provide a single entry point for European shortsea and logistics operation under its recently acquired Containerships brand

Europe France

OOIL poised to order 23,000 teu LNG-ready sextet

The orders, if they materialise, will send OOIL’s 20,000-teu class fleet to 12 units, enough to allow the company to independently form a loop on Asia-Europe trade

Asia Pacific Containers

Qingdao Port joins blockchain consortium GSBN

QPG chairman Li Fengli says GSBN will allow the largest port in northern China to establish closer co-operation with global carriers and broader clients

International China

Spotlight on cargo inaccuracies after spate of incidents

Change in behaviour and mentality might take a decade, says UK-based insurer TT Club

Containers Safety

Dry Bulk

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Algoma funds bulker deal with newbuilding cancellation refund

Algoma looks for extension to decide on replacement contracts at the Yanzijiang shipyard in China

Dry Bulk Ship operations

Polish port tops BIMCO’s dry bulk terminal vetting report

Shipping association vetting report notes improved communication but highlights persistent problems, including inadequate waste reception facilities and restricted ganagways at some terminals around the world

Dry Bulk Ports and Logistics

Maersk said to be close to sale of Hamburg Süd’s dry bulk and tanker unit

Lloyd’s List understands that an official announcement is imminent

Dry Bulk Sale and Purchase

IBM announces new blockchain initiatives for supply chain transparency

It is not just about securing supplies of minerals these days, it is about securing them in a transparently ethical manner

Congo (Democratic Republic) Mexico

Geopolitical confrontation still a major concern for World Economic Forum

While environmental issues have moved to the top of the risk agenda for the World Economic Forum, geopolitical risk remains worrying
International Containers

BPA calls on UK to clarify ‘alternative’ Brexit plan

BPA wants UK to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to avoid a disorderly exit from the EU. Separately, Kuehne + Nagel chief Detlef Trefzger warns that such a Brexit would be the worst solution

United Kingdom EU

Tankers & Gas

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Markets :: Tankers and Gas

Latest From Tankers and Gas

Gap between potential and reality for LNG

There is an urgency to get these projects off the ground as power stations need to be fed and local piped gas supply starts to run out

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

China’s purchases of US crude fell on trade war jitters

Chinese purchases of US crude amounted to an average of 260,000 barrels per day in in the latter two months, down from 360,000 bpd for the month of July

Asia Pacific North America

Indonesia to break through with its second mini LNG

PLN Geothermal is aiming to have the regas unit up and running in the third quarter of this year as it pushes to replace higher cost oil-based feedstock

Indonesia Tankers and Gas

First cargo of US LPG shipped to China in six months

Despite some signs of progress in trade talks, most traders remain sceptical that the situation will change in the short term

China US States

Maersk said to be close to sale of Hamburg Süd’s dry bulk and tanker unit

Lloyd’s List understands that an official announcement is imminent

Dry Bulk Sale and Purchase

Fears of an LNG bunkering demand spike pre-2020 could be misplaced

Installing LNG propulsion during the construction of a new vessel is far cheaper than retrofitting an existing vessel, the study finds

International Tankers and Gas

Finance

Latest From Finance

Fairfax closes second tranche of $1bn Seaspan investment

Fairfax's aggregate shareholdings in Seaspan now total about 36% of shares outstanding

North America United States

Kim Heng keen on M&A in bunker play

Kim Heng is serious about diversifying into the marine fuel business despite recently flipping a bunker barge for a good profit

Asia Pacific Singapore

Court approves Aegean Marine restructuring

Mercuria improved its offer in December, heading off a rival bid and gaining support from a critical group of creditors

North America United States

HHIC-Phil secures court approval for rehabilitation

HHIC-Phil reportedly had $1.3bn of outstanding debts, borrowed from Filipino banks and South Korean lenders

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

South Korea offers sale-and-leaseback package to shipping

The year is starting out quite well for South Korean companies with DSME also announcing an order for four VLCC newbuildings from an Oceanian shipper

Asia Pacific South Korea

Coastal Oil’s woes cast doubt on Cosco bunkering joint venture

Costank venture has supplied bunkers to Cosco’s fleet for many years

Singapore COSCO

Insurance

Latest From Insurance

North P&I wins post-Brexit approval to trade in Irish Republic

From February 20, members and policyholders with a European Economic Area place of management will be insured by Dublin-based North of England P&I DAC

EU Ireland

Geopolitical confrontation still a major concern for World Economic Forum

While environmental issues have moved to the top of the risk agenda for the World Economic Forum, geopolitical risk remains worrying
International Containers

P&I Clubs issue North Korea sanctions ‘reminder’ as surveillance scrutiny on shipping is stepped up

Government agencies focusing on shipping and insurance to police sanctions regime and searching for unusual shipping activity including AIS switch-off as a leading indicator for investigations

Asia Pacific North Korea

Former Ezra pipelayer in serious collision off Bintan

DBS has taken receivership of Star Centurion, the stricken pipelayer, since October 2018, months after Ezra turned insolvent although lawyers suggest insurance will cover the asset's value

Singapore Insurance

North’s Dybedal to chair NSOCC

Europe Insurance

London marine market ‘chaotic and undisciplined’

January 1 reinsurance renewals reveal a mixed picture for marine programmes

International Insurance
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