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Five risks to check: Ship finance

Regulation and higher interest rates are resulting in more risks for owners and lenders despite freight market recovery

Asia Pacific China Finance










MOL focuses on ‘value-added’ LNG shipping business

Japanese carrier seeks to take advantage of its long-time expertise amid increasing new entrants










Chinese tariffs threaten US LNG boom

But short-term shipping demand will likely remain unscathed









Political forces curb tanker trades with Iran again

Recurring scenes for both crude and product tanker owners as sanctions hit Iran trades, while booming LPG trade could also suffer a blow

Crude Tankers

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

Latest From VLCC & Suez and Aframax

McQuilling predicts lower earnings for most tanker trades in 2018

Weakest performer is forecast to be the Middle East Gulf-US Gulf VLCC trade amid rising US crude output

International Tankers and Gas

NAT in wider losses amid low earnings and ship sales

Net losses of suezmax specialist nearly double on year as earnings dip below breakeven level

Norway Tankers and Gas

Navios Midstream improves amid merger talks

Time-chartered VLCC fleet delivers increased revenues and profits in latest quarter

Navios Group Finance
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Product Tankers

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

Latest From Products

Torm’s net losses widen on weak earnings

Danish owner remains a strong performer but is not immune from general spot market weakness

Denmark Tankers and Gas

McQuilling predicts lower earnings for most tanker trades in 2018

Weakest performer is forecast to be the Middle East Gulf-US Gulf VLCC trade amid rising US crude output

International Tankers and Gas

Product tankers find strength in Pacific but stay listless in Atlantic

Pacific MR basket rate stays above $10,000 per day while Atlantic trades are weak on both European and US Gulf fronts

Asia Pacific Europe
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Tankers and Gas :: LPG

Latest From LPG

China’s tariff alters LPG flows, but earnings remain unscathed

Daily earnings of very large gas carriers stay above $20,000 with bullish demand from Asian countries

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

China spares crude in latest skirmish of trade war

Even if tariffs on US crude are to go ahead eventually, the overall impact on tanker markets could be negligible, according to DHT

China US States

VLGC earnings at highest level since early 2016

TCE of VLGCs have risen above $21,000 per day with further upside in the US Gulf expected

Middle East and Africa US States
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Tankers and Gas :: LNG

Latest From LNG

MISC’s first-half profits sharply down with weak offshore and tanker earnings

Malaysian owner encounters ‘volatile and challenging’ market conditions but will continue business development, says chief executive Yee Yang Chien

Asia Pacific Malaysia

GasLog’s second quarter falls short on softer spot rates

Chief executive Paul Wogan says rates have rebounded since April trough and he sees improved earnings from spot vessels in future quarters

Europe Monaco

LNG orderbook worth $22bn

By the start of June, the 2018 orderbook stood at $6bn, according to Clarksons

Asia Pacific Europe
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Equity Watch

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Tankers and Gas :: Equity Watch

Latest From DHT, Euronav, Frontline, Gener8, Nordic American Tankers, Scorpio Tankers, Dorian Lpg, Gaslog & Golar Lng

Dorian to fit seven more vessels with scrubbers

Dorian has selected Clean Marine to supply the seven hybrid all-stream exhaust gas cleaning systems

International Europe

Dorian LPG posts higher loss as VLGC rates drop

Chief executive John Hadjipateras says market may not rebalance until end-2020 but company is equipped for ‘any rate environment’

International Dorian Lpg

Euronav beats forecast and expects benefits from Gener8 merger

Update: Chief executive Paddy Rodgers describes scrubber installation as a rush to mine gold in the hills for some tanker owners, but not for Euronav just yet

Europe North America
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Tankers and Gas :: Outlook

Latest From Market Outlooks & Tankers and Gas

The power of externalities

With strong supply-demand signals, external factors such as Washington’s policy preferences have become the strongest risks to shipping markets

North America United States

Five risks to check: LPG shipping

Owners face obstacles on the journey to freight recovery as trade growth remains lacklustre

North America Asia Pacific

Five risks to check: LNG shipping

Bullishness is justified for the most part, but trade risks and supply worries could prove obstacles

US States China

Five risks to check: Product tankers

Crunch time for owners as newbuilding interest has recovered even before product restocking occurs

Tankers and Gas Products

Five risks to check: Crude tankers

The down cycle has turned out longer and deeper than originally thought amid oversupply of tonnage

Tankers and Gas Mid-Year outlook

Owners hope sunshine can win the day

Supply-demand balances are improving in box, dry bulk, oil and gas shipping sectors as shipping confidence index rises further

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas
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