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Regulation: 2023 will be an agenda-setting year for shipping

With only a couple of inter-sessional working groups between now and the July 2023 deadline, propelling the notoriously glacial pace of change within the IMO is going to be an uphill struggle — but what emerges will set the regulatory landscape for shipping’s future

Annual Outlook Regulation

Ship finance: More options amid sea of uncertainties

Smaller and medium-sized owners are still very much provided for, but wider upheavals are taking a toll on deals

Annual Outlook Finance

Tankers: West African waters evolve as tanker spoofing centre as ‘dark fleet’ increases in size and notoriety

Tanker owners will have to deal with elevated compliance risks from sanctions in 2023

Annual Outlook Tankers and Gas

LNG: Tight market to support strong carrier rates

A spate of newbuilding deliveries can easily be absorbed, with more long-term charters being inked to secure tonnage in a tight, disrupted market

Annual Outlook Tankers and Gas

Marine insurance: No respite for owners on hardening rates

This time, the alibi for the rate increases is inflation. Rocketing costs for labour and steel are making it more expensive to foot the bills for repair yard work

Annual Outlook Insurance

Shipbuilding: Full orderbooks, but labour shortages could threaten delivery schedules

Containerships make up more than 40% of the current global orderbook, while the tanker share is at a record low of 9%; nevertheless, orders from the tanker sector are expected to accelerate in 2023

Annual Outlook Shipbuilding
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