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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How does an economist solve shipping’s climate conundrum?

Two of the shipping industry’s leading academics, Professor Siri Pettersen Strandenes and Dr Martin Stopford, join the podcast this week to discuss everything from the shifting nature of shipping economics to the digital and logistic solutions they would urge the industry to consider in response

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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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