In the second part of a special extended edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast, sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos speaks with Faig Abbasov from the Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment, and Sotiris Raptis of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, about the European Commission’s new environmental proposals for shipping
International Chamber of Shipping secretary-general Guy Platten joins Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade to discuss the release of the new BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report and what is says about the current situation for those working at sea
In the first of this two-part special edition of the Lloyd's List Podcast, our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos spoke at length with Faig Abbasov of the Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment and Sotiris Raptis, of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, on the European Commission’s new environmental proposals for shipping
Our sustainability editor Anastassios Adamopoulos caught up with Johannah Christensen, the new chief executive of the Global Maritime Forum this week. They discuss where she sees the international NGO heading, why the global crewing crisis is likely to worsen and how this sector is still doing so little to decarbonise
Don’t mistake the anticipated lifting of Iranian sanctions for an easing of compliance risk. For those banks and insurers seeking to apply transparency to the opaquest end of seaborne trade, many are only just realising how far they still need to go in order to mitigate the risk that the Trump era in some way helped expose. For shipping, this means more investment in due diligence and surveillance. Amalie Korning Wedege, head of sanctions compliance at Danske Bank, and Leigh Hansson, a partner at the law firm Reed Smith specialising in sanctions compliance for shipping, tell Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade how shipping can navigate the murky waters of sanctions risk and compliance
Container shipping is not going to return to normal, according to Otto Schacht, the head of sea logistics at Kuehne+Nagel. The lines have a unique opportunity to permanently end the boom and bust cycles that have destroyed so much shareholder value over the years, and create an industry able to make decent money in bad times as well as good
IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim joins the podcast this week to reflect on why the industry has struggled to resolve the crew change crisis that has left seafarers globally dealing with overly harsh, inappropriate, even unlawful restrictions on seafarers’ freedom of movement. He also talks openly about the growing problem of crew abandonment, missing casualty investigations and responds to public image concerns raised in recent media coverage.
Shipping’s image problem is not a new issue, but the pandemic has exposed the industry’s invisible status at a political level and the lack of understanding among the general public and mainstream media. That is a problem, but it is one of the industry’s own making having opted to operate in the shadows for years. Joining the podcast this week is Sabrina Chao, the new president of BIMCO, who has pledged that the task of making shipping’s voice better heard by the outside world will be at the top of her agenda over the next two years.
Shipping experts are calling for serious commitment on sustainability ‘NOW’ before it’s too late. What’s holding us back? Is the answer only to be found in zero carbon fuels, in which case how many years will it be until the right fuel or fuels have been trialled and tested under all conditions? What can be done while all this is going on, to reduce if not eliminate harmful emissions? And what has shipping discovered from several years of digitalisation to move us in the right direction? Roger Strevens, vice-president of global sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, explains why reducing carbon intensity by one-third since 2008 is not enough
The IMO’s environmental negotiators meet next week with a priority to finalise short-term emissions measures. But their meeting is also the likely beginning of bigger and more difficult discussions for shipping’s future. Environmental Defense Fund Europe international climate director Aoife O’Leary talks to Lloyd’s List about what we should expect for the rest of this year and how a market-based measure should come in
‘How shipping pollutes the planet, avoids taxes, dodges regulations, and gets away with it’ — is the eye-catching strapline to the recent documentary Black Trail which has caused a stir in shipping circles. The film may not have taught us anything new about emissions, policy-making or the business of shipping, but seeing an outsider’s view of shipping on display offers a revealing, and worrying, insight into how the industry is being portrayed. This week’s podcast features the two lead journalists behind the film Zeynep Sentek, and Craig Shaw.
Despite its reputation for opaque business practice, the shipping industry has, over the past decade, been going through a quietly effective anti-corruption revolution. The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network now represents over 50% of the global fleet and commands serious leverage when tackling systemic corruption wherever it finds it. Joining the podcast this week is MACN’s chief executive Cecilia Müller Torbrand
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