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Spring Outlook 2018

In our Spring Outlook market series, we find most participants are taking a glass half-full approach. Read the previous outlook 2018 series here

 

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 Containers

Five things to watch: LNG shipping

US exports and Chinese imports are driving up tonne-mile demand, boosting earnings outlook despite high fleet growth
International Tankers and Gas Arctic shipping

Five things to watch: LPG shipping

LPG shipping markets may gradually recover this year on US exports and slowing fleet growth

Asia Pacific North America China

Five things to watch: Product tankers

Market sentiment in the product tanker spectrum has been firming even as a sustainable earnings recovery still seems months away

International Tankers and Gas Political Risk and Trade

Five things to watch: Regulation

Environmental regulation is the long-term trend, but shipping must first contend with a wide-reaching transparency regulation coming soon

International Regulation Environment

Five things to watch: Marine insurance

Technology and industry consolidation are making the marine insurance sector stir up historically high levels of interest

International Insurance Ship operations

Five Things to Watch: Containers

Recovery ground remains shaky on potential regulatory changes and continued newbuilding orders

Asia Pacific Europe North America

Five things to watch: Dry bulk shipping

Forecast earnings in Lloyd's List survey rise as supply-demand balance continues to improve

China Dry Bulk Capes

Five things to watch: Crude tankers

Most market players hold a dim view over earnings prospects this year even as rising scrapping volume could pave way to recovery

International Tankers and Gas VLCC

Five things to watch: Law

Several cases before the London courts are tied up with the actions of some of the world’s more controversial regimes

International Law Ship operations

Five things to watch: Ship finance

Say goodbye to your banker next door. Say hello to a global array of new lending products

International Finance Ship operations

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast Live: 2019 Outlook Forum

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in the week ahead

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Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Finance

Near term, banks are lending less to shipping and sources of capital are getting tighter. Long term, shipping finance as we know it will disappear into corporate finance

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Volcafe ruling switches burden of proof for cargo damage

‘Carriers and shipowners are going to find life much more difficult in defending cargo claims going forward. Where cargo had to show what they did wrong, the carriers have now got to show they did everything right,’ says Clyde & Co partner Andrew Nicholas

International Law

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Law

Understanding key legal developments and cases is an essential component of risk management

International United Kingdom

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Insurance

Marine insurers are heading into the uncharted waters of changing risk

International Insurance

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: LPG

The market is just past the cyclical nadir and on an upswing

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