All the top shipmanagers explored new technologies for vessel performance optimisation and streamlined business practices. However, the greatest concern for every manager in the coronavirus year was finding ways to get the seafarers home, and bringing fresh crews on board
Maritime lawyers continue to play a vital role in keeping the industry going, taking shipping-related cases to the Supreme Court in both the UK and the US this year, and playing an important representational role in Asia
ESG has gone from buzzword to mainstream this year, with more lending decisions factoring in environmental criteria
Marine insurance makes for one of the largest items of opcost for most owners, and is set to get more expensive in the year ahead, when outlays are likely to rise at least 5% for P&I and at least 10% for hull
The pandemic may have derailed the pace of regulatory proceedings, but efforts by the biggest players to shape those regulations did not stop
MAN Energy Solutions chief executive Uwe Lauber leads the rankings of our top 10 tech leaders as one of the industry stakeholders setting up the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and its leadership in developing a two-stroke ammonia-fuelled engine
Familiar faces were among the top in class as the anticipated transition to remote surveying was accelerated in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic; amid the disruption, shipping’s technical experts continued to provide much-needed support to the industry and to prepare for the future
While the rankings did not change in 2020 on the previous year, with Panama still leading, most flag states in the top 10 reported fleet growth amid a challenging coronavirus backdrop. Liberia led the growth story, followed by the Marshall Islands, while Greece recorded the steepest fall followed by Japan, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data show
PSA’s Peter Voser tops our regular rankings rundown of the global port operators. The Singaporean port operator stands head and shoulders above its competitors on an equity teu basis
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