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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Closing the loop on shipping’s circular economy
Shipping has focussed on fuels as the one factor it can control in the push to decarbonise, but the creation of a truly sustainable industry will require a more holistic ‘lifecycle’ approach. The concept of a circular economy requiring us to reduce, reuse, refurbish and recycle should be a sustainability slam dunk, but it requires cross sectoral collaboration, global regulation and business model innovation – all challenges this industry has traditionally struggled to overcome. So how do we close the loop on the circular economy for shipping?
Joining Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade this week:
Samantha Bramley, Executive Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank
Ginger Garte, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Environmental & Sustainability Director, Americas
Capt. Prashant S. Widge. Head of Responsible Ship Recycling at Maersk
Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, The Sustainable Shipping Initiative
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Emanuele Grimaldi sets out his stall
“The world is changing, and shipping must change with it, says Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group who took over chair of the International Chamber of Shipping this week. Mr Grimaldi joins the podcast this week to discuss his agenda, seafarers, decarbonization and why he is confident that shipping will remain a force for good on the international stage
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why does President Biden want to punch shipping CEOs?
President Biden claims to be “viscerally angry” about the container lines who he blames for inflation, soaring freight rates, supply chain congestion and much in between. The political theatre of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act was on show in the US this week, but to help explain what it really means for shipping this week’s Lloyd’s List Podcast features two people who really know what’s going on: Federal Maritime Commissioner chairman Daniel Maffei President and CEO of the World Shipping Council John Butler.
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The key takeaways from Posidonia 2022
The Lloyd’s List team have been out and about in Athens this week selflessly digesting canapés, gossip and debate to bring you the comprehensive view of a week at Posidonia in under23 minutes.
After a Covid-induced hiatus, the industry descended upon Athens this week to schmooze, gossip, test the water and in some cases actually do some business in between canapes and sweaty taxi rides.
While the headlines from the events reinforced well aired views rather than setting the agenda, it was interesting to see how those owners at the coal face of the industry’s biggest issues were fully focussed on the immediate, pragmatic decisions ahead of them rather than worrying too much about the looking carbon revolution of 2050 and beyond.
The fact that Posidonia fell in a week where the IMO was debating greenhouse gases was instructive in assessing the reality of shipping’s decarbonisation plans up close and in the flesh.
Posidonia is a party but it’s also about business and a few drinks tends to strip away the veneer of the more polished greenwash that has been spun over the past few years.
It was also interesting to see Greece at the centre of the other big theme of the moment – namely sanctions risk.
The inimitable Greek shipowner George Prokopiou used his platform this week to call on politicians to at least be clearer when it comes to imposing sanctions, which he described as generally being useless or counterproductive.
The fact that two of his ships have been caught up in a sanctions stand-off while two other Greek tankers have been seized by the Iranians in a related incident, has generally meant that the Greek shipping community’s preferred position as apolitical global taxi driver was a difficult line to be pushing this week.
So to discuss all this and more we drafted in two people who were in the thick of tit this week. Wide -eyed Posidonia first timer Declan Bush, our suitability editor and the old master of Posidonia’s going back through the ages to a time before record began - the voice of experience from our man in Athens Mr Nigel Lowry.
We also have a small cameo appearance from George Pateras, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why shipping’s green agenda is looking up
WE all know shipping needs to decarbonise, now the industry is confronting the detail.
Countries meeting at the IMO next week now have five plans for carbon price policies in front of them.
Island states and the International Chamber of Shipping are for carbon levies. Norway and European Union members prefer a cap-and-trade scheme, while China and Japan have proposed more complex rebates.
This is a huge change from the IMO’s usual technical fare, and the pressure on it has never been greater.
The sluggish, secretive IMO is set to tackle fundamental questions, including how to measure emissions cuts, and how steep the curve to zero-emissions shipping should be.
But while states are sure to argue over the best approach, and about how much to spend on helping developing countries, the work is in many ways just beginning.
Joining us this week to are:
Tristan Smith, the director of University Maritime Advisory Services
Edmund Hughes, a consultant and former IMO emissions chief
And Mads Peter Zacho, head of industry transition at the Maersk McKinney Moller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How to navigate sanctions risk
The landscape of sanctions and political risk has made the business of shipping significantly more complex, but not everyone is set up to deal with that complexity. This week’s podcast pulls in the sanctions experts to discuss how shipping is navigating the new world order of Russian sanctions and what the industry needs to understand about regulatory enforcement appetites and increasingly forensic surveilence of subterfuge shipping practices.
Th shipping industry’s essential weekly listen
Terrible Audio, decent content
Really need to invest in decent mics.
Great topics but poor sound quality
I have really enjoyed the discussions on these podcasts, I work in the shipping world and it’s great to hear all the different views.
The downside for me is the poor audio quality, I have to really turn the volume up to hear the guest speaker then get an ear drum blast part way through of the music!