In a special edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast we discuss the legacy that legendary shipowner John Angelicoussis leaves the maritime industry. Our Greece correspondent Nigel Lowry and Citi chairman of Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Michael Parker discuss what made him so significant, and what his death means both for the business he leaves behind and the wider industry
The transition to zero-carbon shipping is riddled with uncertainties, most outside of the control of shipping companies and the industry itself, so why do so many shipping executives seem so certain about timelines and fuel strategy? ‘This is not a challenge where success is measured by the best soundbite or the best aspirational goal or date you set yourself,’ counters Bud Darr, MSC’s executive vice-president of maritime policy and government affairs in this week’s podcast.
For several years there have been warnings that the ballooning size of boxships has been outpacing the industry’s ability to deal with the growing risk of such large assets. This week, we ask whether the Suez crisis might just be the wake-up call that shipping needs to reassess its readiness when it comes to dealing with super-sized casualties. Joining the podcast is global head of marine risk consulting at Allianz, Capt Rahul Khanna
Sustainability is about more than carbon reduction, but we are currently evaluating the shift to new fuels on the basis of price, availability and technical feasibility. The ability to provide transportation infrastructure and services that are safe, socially inclusive, accessible, reliable, affordable, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, low-carbon and resilient to shocks and disruptions including those caused by climate change and natural disasters — that’s a much bigger conversation. Are we as an industry genuinely looking for real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or is this simply a question of tick box accounting? This week’s podcast looks for a more holistic discussion on shipping’s sustainability challenge with an international panel of experts from Lloyd’s Register, China Navigation and WWF.
ITOPF managing director Dr Karen Purnell joins the Lloyd’s List Sustainability Editor Anastassios Adamopoulos to explain why oil spills from tankers have declined so much and what impact all those containers that are lost at sea could really have
Nuclear power is back on the agenda in shipping. The atomic evangelists behind the new generation of molten salt reactor (MSR) technology believe it can kick-start a second atomic era, in which climate change is the main driver of powerful, inexpensive and safe new energy solutions. On the podcast this week we talk to Mikal Boe, founder and chief executive of London-based Core-Power, about why nuclear now needs to move from the fringes of the environmental debate to become a serious part of shipping’s decarbonisation strategy
As part of our continuing quest to assess the options for shipping’s carbon-free future we’re looking at the case for ammonia this week. Joining our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos to discuss why NH3 should be at the heart of any shipowner’s strategy is Milton Bevington and Stephen Crolius of Carbon Neutral Consulting
Ahead of the P&I renewals deadline we have been speaking to both sides of the annual battle. Clubs are seeking sharp increases in prices, while shipowners are trying their best not to end up paying more, sending their insurance brokers into bat to keep those rate hikes down. So who’s winning? This week we talk to: David Mahoney of Aon, Stephen Hawke of Ferrari, Gard’s chief underwriting officer Bjornar Andresen and Skuld’s executive vice-president Gregory Thomas.
The potential of Africa’s booming demographics are clear, but shipping has focused more on the risk than the rewards in recent years. That could be about to change with the US is increasingly looking like it wants to pivot to Africa and significant developments across several countries warranting a more optimistic looking at the near-term growth opportunities for maritime trade. Podcast regular Mark Williams, managing director of Shipping Strategy joins Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade this week to discuss the opportunities.
Despite significant efforts by international organisations, unions, companies and some governments to sort the crewing crisis, we are now starting to see the situation getting worse as governments bring in more travel bans in response to the new strains of coronavirus. On the podcast this week to discuss the implications is Graham Westgarth, chairman of V.Group, who warns that the crewing crisis yet to emerge will be when seafarers decide not to return to work
As part of a Lloyd’s List special report on digitalisation in shipping we are looking at shipping’s progress towards efficiency and integration on the podcast this week. Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade is Sean Fernback, president of Wärtsilä Voyage, who is a relative newcomer to the sector and offers an outsider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities that shipping has yet to face
With the help of BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst Peter Sand we’re taking a quick run through the key tipping points that will shape the shipping markets in 2021 on the podcast this week. Peter and Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade cast their eyes across box market buoyancy, tanker troubles and the bulk market’s optimistic expectations for the year that inevitably all hinge on China. The next 12 months of shipping markets — all in under 25 minutes!
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