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Daily Briefing October 4 2023

Shipping urged to unify search for decarbonisation solutions | Russian accusations of IMO politicisation point to longer-term divisions | MSC adds to active and idle fleets

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about marine insurance, but were afraid to ask

The International Union of Marine Insurance conference is an annual health check for the shipping industry’s risk cover and as such offers an important, if not at time impenetrably complicated view of the sector as a whole. This week’s podcast offers up a clear explanation of everything you need to know about marine insurance from the people who understand it best. Consider this week’s edition your best, and perhaps only opportunity to learn the marine insurance sector in under 25 minutes

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Special Report: Shipping Finance

Lloyd's List's latest report on shipping finance finds Chinese lessors in a dilemma and banks’ lending decisions already being swayed by green tendencies as the race to zero gathers pace, while private equity continues to reduce sector exposure in a second 'prexit' wave. Click here to view the full report


Stocks and ship concept
Rise of the share buyback

While shipping companies traditionally reinvested profits in expanding and modernising their fleets, listed owners have increasingly been allocating their capital towards debt repayment and share repurchases in recent years amid strong cashflows, regulatory uncertainty and a lack of yard slots

Chinese ship lessors look beyond mainstay as geopolitics and market slowdown bite

The emergence of Chinese lessors coincided with the retreat of Western shipping banks after the 2008 financial crisis. Today, charting a new course may be more vital than ever, given the mounting market and geopolitical headwinds

Green finance concept
Does net zero leave shipping facing a capital-constrained future?

Banks are aligning their lending capacity to the newly increased net zero trajectory for shipping. The natural conclusion of this process will be a reduction in shipping finance from banks. Capital will increasingly only flow in the direction of those companies with the ‘right’ decarbonisation strategies

Private equity concept
Shipping sees second ‘prexit’ wave amid windfall pandemic shipping profits

Private equity providers of debt in the maritime space are sandwiched between banks lending to shipowners with modern assets and unsecured cashflows; and alternative lenders focused on older tonnage and aggressive leverage to get deals done


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