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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










Tanker players brace for Sino-US trade war

China’s tariffs on US energy products are affecting trade lanes even though freight earnings are not affected much










Chinese tariffs threaten US LNG boom

But short-term shipping demand will likely remain unscathed









Will LNG newbuilding price recover?

More LNG carriers are good for South Korean builders, higher prices are better

Crude Tankers

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

Latest From VLCC & Suez and Aframax

VLCC earnings improve with further upside expected

VLCCs sustain uptrend on higher vessel demand across regions, supported by high activity in advance of China’s Golden Week holidays

International Tankers and Gas

Crude tanker market ‘now past the bottom’

Jefferies believes the 2020 sulphur cap, low crude inventories, higher Opec production volumes and spiking demand will drive tanker earnings upwards

International Finance

Unipec resumes VLCC bookings in US Gulf

Sinopec’s trading arm reportedly starts buying US crude again and longhaul VLCC rates recover from early August level

Asia Pacific North America
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Product Tankers

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

Latest From Products

US-Mexico product tanker trade unfazed by new president

Tonne-mile demand for the shorthaul trade remains robust despite political events, especially for MR2 vessels

Mexico US States

Hafnia Tankers confirms BW merger talks to create product tanker giant

BW Group raised its stakeholding in Hafnia to 43.5% in July

Denmark Norway

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

Latest From LPG

VLGC earnings rise close to three-year high

Freight earnings for very large gas carriers are at their highest for two years and seven months on the back of an increase in voyages, with fewer cancellations and more long-haul voyages

International Tankers and Gas

Rising gas export capacity to boost LPG tanker demand

New propane dehydrogenation plants in China to support demand for liquid petroleum gas

Tankers and Gas LPG

BW LPG eyes 'world-first' LPG-fuelled very large gas carriers

Oslo-listed company’s net losses widen on dismal market conditions and near-term outlook remains ‘cautious’

Asia Pacific Singapore
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Tankers and Gas :: LNG

Latest From LNG

Keppel obtains two additional LNG carrier orders from Stolt-Nielsen Gas

The two LNG carriers will each have a capacity of 7,500cbm and will be equipped with engines that can run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas
Singapore Ports and Logistics

LNG bunkering to grow with newbuild orders

The conditions required for LNG to be readily adopted as a marine fuel are already in place

International Fuels

Stolt-Nielsen, Golar and Höegh form $182m LNG venture

The investments aim to build up an LNG company, which was set up by Stolt-Nielsen, as small vessels and terminals are expected to be increasingly used in remote locations or to supply LNG as either vehicle or ship fuel

Golar Lng LNG
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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

Scorpio will outfit "substantially all" vessels with scrubbers

Each scrubber is seen costing between $1.5m to $2.2m and the company expects 60-70% of the costs to be financed

Scorpio Bulkers Scorpio Tankers

BW LPG withdraws offer for Dorian

Update: Dorian LPG responds to BW LPG saying it had "extensively engaged" with the company but that its proposal did not meet valuation parameters 

International BW firms

Industry leaders commit to IMO’s greenhouse gas vision

Maersk, Euronav, GasLog, Trafigura, Cargill and IRISL are among those who pledge to support the IMO in achieving at least 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050

Maersk Group IMO
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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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