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The week in charts: Alternative-fuel newbuilding orders decline | Red Sea crisis pains Piraeus | War halves Ukraine’s maritime trade | Container rates slide

A slowdown in liner alt-fuel orders has led to commodity carriers making up the greater share of newbuilding orders in recent months, while Piraeus feels the pain of Red Sea disruption and Ukraine’s maritime trade is halved

Week in Charts Red Sea Risk

Red Sea crisis deals blow to Piraeus’ standing as East Med’s transhipment king

Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows calls of larger tonnage, 10,000 teu and above, at Piraeus have more than halved since mid-December, when carriers began Red Sea rerouting. The port’s container throughput also sustained a double-digit drop in January

Red Sea Risk Containers

Svitzer prepares to go it alone

Towage and terminal service may not be a high-growth sector. But the chief executive says there are benefits to avoiding the cyclicality of other shipping segments

Containers Towage and Salvage

War halves Ukraine’s maritime trade

A corridor established by Ukraine’s armed forces enables vessels to move freely to and from some of the country’s seaports, but maritime trade remains a fraction of what it once was as other key ports remain closed or under occupation

Ukraine crisis Containers

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What this year’s P&I renewals mean for shipping

This year’s annual P&I renewals have been less dramatic than previous editions — Minimal vessel churn combined with higher premiums, improved investment returns and modest pool claims saw marine mutuals find a sweet spot. Our insurance editor David Osler pulled together a panel of industry experts to examine what it means for shipping

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Insurance

Falls in Red Sea ship traffic stabilise as Suez transits hit fresh low

Weekly gain in smaller, feeder containerships filling the void left by larger east-west vessels now transiting around the Cape of Good Hope

Red Sea Risk Containers

The week in newbuildings: Cruise sector revival

Carnival and Royal Caribbean both confirmed orders following a pandemic-induced absence from the newbuilding market since 2020

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

The week in charts: Russia’s Sea of Azov trade reconfigures | Houthi threat to shipping to remain | Scrubber-fitted boxship capacity climbs to new highs

Ukraine’s naval campaign forced Kerch Strait traffic offline and pushed the region’s main transhipment hub south; Houthis will continue to pose a risk to shipping even if Israel withdraws from Gaza and a ceasefire holds; and more than a third of the container shipping fleet now scrubber-fitted

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Ports and Logistics

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Singapore and Australia ink pact to develop green shipping corridor

Agreement adds to some 40 similar initiatives signed over the past two years, which have yet to translate into actual carbon-free vessel operations

Sustainability Ports and Logistics

Gemini Cooperation is a closed club, says Habben Jansen

The Gemini Cooperation will create a new network model for box shipping. If it works, it will provide better reliability, higher vessel utilisation and lower emissions and costs

Containers Consolidation

Marsh expands Ukraine facility to cover all non-military cargoes

Arrangement allows underwriters to quote extra premiums at steep discount to market rates while still making a commercial profit

Dry Bulk Insurance
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Shipping faces new reality: wars, protectionism, and threats to freedom of navigation

Rough seas ahead for shipping as world approaches ‘global danger’ not seen in decades, forum hears

Red Sea Risk Political Risk and Trade

Boxship overcapacity threat may not be as bad as feared

The ordering spree of the past three years has left container shipping facing the spectre of overcapacity again. But there are some signs it could be saved from the usual crash that ensues when supply exceeds demand

Containers Shipbuilding

Gemini Cooperation is a closed club, says Habben Jansen

The Gemini Cooperation will create a new network model for box shipping. If it works, it will provide better reliability, higher vessel utilisation and lower emissions and costs

Containers Consolidation

Houthis unlikely to halt Red Sea attacks despite ceasefire, former US Secretary of Defense says

‘Good reason to doubt the Houthis’ word’, former CIA director and US Secretary of Defense tells Journal of Commerce TPM 2024 conference in Long Beach

Red Sea Risk Political Risk and Trade

Updated: MSC ship hit in latest missile attack

Liberia-flagged, 2,169 teu containership MSC Sky II is the latest victim of Houthi attacks. Militants continue to target commercial ships in the region following the first vessel sinking over the weekend

Red Sea Risk Containers

Capital Product sheds more boxships as it doubles down on gas shipping

First four disposals expected to swell owner’s cash kitty by about $81m

Containers Tankers and Gas
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