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Summer outlook 2018

In our latest Quarterly Outlook series, we highlight the most significant risks in the main market sectors for the coming year. Read the previous outlook 2018 series here.

 

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 Containers

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 Tankers and Gas

Five risks to check: LPG shipping

Owners face obstacles on the journey to freight recovery as trade growth remains lacklustre

North America Asia Pacific India

Five risks to check: Product tankers

Crunch time for owners as newbuilding interest has recovered even before product restocking occurs

Tankers and Gas Products Mid-Year outlook

Quarterly Outlook: Regulation

A year and a half before the sulphur cap, attention needs to focus on enforcement

International EU IMO

Quarterly Outlook: Law

New rulings on the Hague Rules and time-barring of claims for awaiting orders could have profound implications in future shipping operations

Mid-Year outlook Law Political and Trade

Five risks to check: Container shipping

Oversupply worries persists with large newbuilding tonnage, while high bunker bills erode earnings of carriers

Containers Mid-Year outlook Bunkers

Five risks to check: Dry bulk shipping

Trade tensions, Chinese policies and supply disruptions may continue to affect market landscape even as fleet growth remains low

Asia Pacific China Europe

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 VLCC

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

Quarterly Outlook: Insurance

Blockchain and broker consolidation in London may bring changes to the marine insurance industry in the coming quarters

United Kingdom Lloyds Mid-Year outlook

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast Live: 2019 Outlook Forum

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International Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

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

International Finance

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

International Tankers and Gas
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