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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight on safety and security issues affecting shipping. From piracy activities to the latest safety measures to casualties

Nigeria offers hope of piracy progress at IMO

Nigeria told the IMO a state’s exclusive economic zones enjoyed the same status as the high seas when it came to suppressing piracy, comments likely to be welcomed by countries thinking of sending warships to help fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

International Middle East and Africa

Shipowners call for EU–India scrapping deal

European shipowners urged the EU to help lift living and working standards at South Asian beaches, rather than trying to force owners to use costlier European yards. They call for a bilateral deal so compliant yards can join the bloc’s green list

Asia Pacific India

UK government urged to step in as furore builds over LOF threat

Lloyd’s faces negative reaction to proposed closure of LOF’s supporting framework as concern over safety, the environment and London’s reputation spill over

United Kingdom Lloyds of London

Stakeholder self-interest is damaging industry progress

The dire situation for Indian seafarers has prompted charities and leading industry players to set up an emergency relief fund. This initiative reflects an urgent need for shipping to think as one

Crewing Environment

Mozambique security delay fuels uncertainty over status of 17 newbuilding LNG carriers

The Mozambique LNG project is Africa’s largest energy project with liquefied natural gas supposed to come online in 2024, but is already subject to delays

Mozambique Tankers and Gas

Paul Ioannidis, guardian of the Onassis legacy, dies at 97

His 33 years of training experience convinced him that human error was the ultimate cause of most accidents and of sea pollution, and that training and procedural culture were the keys to improved performance

Europe Greece

Class future lies in confidence, not certainty, says BV

Bureau Veritas is gathering expertise from across the business to explore safety and sustainability issues beyond the confines of maritime

Classification Bureau Veritas

Coronavirus outbreak on bulker off Canada

Thirteen crew have tested positive for coronavirus on a bulk carrier at Newfoundland. The local seafarers’ union said the case highlighted the difficulty of vaccinating crews

Canada Dry Bulk

It’s high time shipping listened to entrepreneurs

The next Lloyd’s List special report asks what entrepreneurs need to succeed in shipping and where the barriers to success lie. Future progress depends on our support for gazelles rather than unicorns

Technology and Innovation Safety

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How will the Suez blockage impact marine insurance?

Lloyd’s List is teaming up with its sister publication Insurance Day this week for our first joint edition of the Podcast looking at the insurance implications and scenarios in the wake of the Ever Given casualty in the Suez Canal. Jonathan Humm, who leads the marine hull team at Aegis London, and Stephen Hawke, managing director of PL Ferrari, the P&I specialist broker, join the discussions this week as we examine the marine insurance fallout from shipping biggest traffic jam

Egypt Containers

India’s worsening health crisis triggers fresh crew-change challenge

About 30% of an estimated 80,000 Indian seafarers are stuck at home without an income as owners and managers work to extend existing contracts for those at sea

International India

Mozambique and Russia-Ukraine tensions prompt security concerns

Security analysts are wary of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and of continued risks in the Middle East — but mainly for vessels caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. West Africa is still the biggest risk area, despite a recent lull in piracy

International Middle East and Africa