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Lloyd’s List is the world’s leading source of news, analysis and data for shipping businesses and professionals. We help our customers make sound business decisions by highlighting key risks and opportunities via accurate and timely insights into their markets.

    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The nightmares before (and after) Christmas

    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The nightmares before (and after) Christmas

    The annual Lloyd’s List Outlook Forum and industry poll is a reliably insightful gauge of issues keeping businesses leaders awake at night and this year regulatory uncertainty, looming overcapacity, a workforces skills crisis and supply chain disruption emerged as the hot topics causing sleepless nights. The podcast this week offers a view from the Outlook Forum panellists, explaining why business leaders need to juggle short- and long-term risk management.

    • 17 min
    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Yet another missed opportunity to decarbonise shipping

    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Yet another missed opportunity to decarbonise shipping

    The pre-COP26 optimism that climate politics may finally being starting to move at pace has ended in a depressingly predictable cop-out inside the IMO this week. This week’s podcast looks at what happened, what didn’t happen and why multilateral negotiations are necessarily slow to deliver results, even amid a climate emergency

    • 17 min
    The Lloyd's List Podcast: Freight futures are having a moment. Here’s why

    The Lloyd's List Podcast: Freight futures are having a moment. Here’s why

    THE dry bulk derivatives market has nearly doubled in two years to become twice as large as the underlying physical market on which it is based.
    This week’s Lloyd’s List podcast examines this extraordinary and little-known evolution in commodities freight trading underway in the global shipping sector.
    John Banaszkiewicz, chair of the Baltic Exchange’s FFA Brokers’ Association and founder of Freight Investor Services, one of the biggest brokers of freight futures, gives an update on this often overlooked trade.
    Funds that speculated on freight futures made returns of 100%, he says as algorithmic and so-called black box or algo-trading are also helping to boost liquidity.
    “It’s just like buying stocks and shares,” Banaszkiewicz tells Lloyd’s List.
    You won’t find a more comprehensive and easy-to-understand overview of the dry bulk FFAs anywhere else.

    • 17 min
    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A new reality is evolving in maritime tech

    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A new reality is evolving in maritime tech

    SPONSORED CONTENT from Wärtsilä Voyage, in association with Lloyd’s List

    Five years ago, it all sounded pretty easy. Create a connected digital ecosystem onboard, gather a steady stream of data from sensors, send the required data via satellite to the operations centre ashore, enable ship to work with shore to optimise performance. Job done.

    But reality has kicked in. Apparently, shipping is a little more complex than we had thought. Some maritime businesses have invested in advanced technology – and in the specialist talent needed to get the technology to work efficiently and reliably. But others continue to regard smart shipping as a fantasy. Not quite smoke and mirrors, perhaps mist and reflections.

    Tech businesses are now much more aware of the need to do two things: listen to their customers’ expectations; and educate them about whether or not those expectations can be accommodated.

    Wärtsilä Voyage President Sean Fernback has responded to the industry’s slow journey to decarbonisation by going back to basics. The buzz words have been pushed aside, the focus has shifted from the innovation itself to the customer, and the dots are being connected between the ship, automation, navigation, and propulsion.

    In this podcast, which looks at the future of technology in maritime, Mr Fernback discusses why Wärtsilä has chosen to work in partnership with some players, while seeking opportunities to collaborate with others. He acknowledges that the business can’t build the entire ecosystem alone, so will likely focus on core expertise.

    He explains why the relatively limited number of ships, and limited amount of data available, will encourage tech businesses to share their resources in spite of the prevailing competitive spirit. And he addresses the tussle for tech talent in which shipping is losing the battle of the pay checks.

    “Marine is at the bottom of the digitalisation curve,” compared to other industries,” he says, and is likely to stay behind in the race for tech talent – with the shining exceptions of cruise shipping and the larger container lines – until the next generation of digital natives replaces the digital laggards.

    Finally, Mr Fernback reveals new thinking about the future. “We are moving away from the ideal that Asia has to align with Europe – probably the other way round.” Not before time, some would say.

    A fascinating insight into the potential and pitfalls in the rapidly evolving world of maritime tech.

    • 21 min
    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A fair COP? Where climate talks leave shipping

    The Lloyd’s List Podcast: A fair COP? Where climate talks leave shipping

    Those representing shipping at the COP26 climate talks have left broadly optimistic about some progress amid the hot air and greenwashing, but the litmus test will be what happens when the IMO begins its discussions on climate once the circus has moved on from Glasgow. Dissecting what COP26 has meant for shipping and what this means for IMO talks we have shipping’s Climate Champion within the COP26 talks Katharine Palmer and chief executive of the Global Maritime Forum Johannah Christensen joining the podcast this week.

    • 22 min
    The Lloyd's List Podcast: How hull coating technology is helping to save the oceans

    The Lloyd's List Podcast: How hull coating technology is helping to save the oceans

    SPONSORED CONTENT from I-Tech, in association with Lloyd's List

    Research into the level of vessel idling globally between 2009 and 2020 has shown a linear trend in the wrong direction. And as trade between developing countries grows, these ships are idling in biofouling hotspots.
    This is more than academically interesting, it has a significant impact on the amount of fuel being consumed, and therefore on the environment and on companies’ own bottom lines. Understanding the link between cleaner hulls and environmental protection, and between fouled hulls and emissions, is becoming business critical, says I-Tech Chief Executive Philip Chaabane in this sposnored edition of the Lloyd’s List podcast.
    Antifouling must be regarded as an investment, he says.
    “A coating that resists biofouling becomes an investment opportunity because the better it works, the more you save; the worse it works, the more terrible the fuel consumption will be.”
    Failure to invest in advanced hull coating technology will essentially negate much of the good work achieved in investing in other smart technologies.
    The Japanese take a longer-term view of vessel ownership and operations. There, ship owners running in domestic waters have long understood the benefits of spending more on hull coatings. That is becoming accepted around the world, says Mr Chaabane, with owners beginning to link coatings technology with emissions reduction, lower fuel consumption, and cost saving.
    Shipping should get over the hurdle of investing in a technology that’s unlikely to pay off in six months but will certainly pay dividends in the medium- and long-term.
    Mr Chaabane reminds shipping leaders focusing their attention on the COP26 gathering in Glasgow that there’s a lot of technology available today. “When combined, these technologies can make a big difference in achieving the future targets of CO2 emissions.”
    It is a complex challenge because all the world’s oceans have different biological characteristics, they are constantly changing, and shipping operates across them all. But the science has become compelling, and soon the economics will be just as convincing. The best coatings have the potential to save between 5% and 25% of a ship’s CO2 emissions, he advises.
    The industry must avoid painting itself into a corner.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

wayne dex ,

Great and interesting pod

very interesting pod on a topic where there is very little news or public knowledge.

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