‘Shipshape 10 List’, a list of news and articles published in the current week that a senior executive in shipping, shipping finance, commodities, energy, supply chain and infrastructure should had noticed; news and articles that are shaping the agenda and the course of the maritime industry.
Sometimes seemingly tangential, periodically humorous, occasionally sarcastic, sporadically artistic, inferentially erotic, but always insightful and topical.
And, this week’s ‘Shipshape 10’:
While more and bigger containerships still getting delivered:
2a. Biggest Ship to Ever Call On U.S. East Coast Arriving in May (gCaptain)
Chinese financing always on focus:
3a. A Sunny Spell – A new Mood of Optimism Infects Investors in China’s Banks (The Economist)
Ongoing concerns on the apparent sinking of MV ’Stellar Daisy’; Lloyd’s List article quoting Basil Karatzas:
4a. Stellar Daisy Casualty Sparks Karatzas Warning on Conversions (Lloyd’s List)
Korean shipbuilder DSME seemingly in an existential unbearable lightness of being, being getting into receivership and obtaining more newbuilding orders; Wall Street Journal article quoting Basil Karatzas:
5a. Korean Shipbuilder’s Survival Hinges on Creditors’ Losses (The Wall Street Journal)
Insightful articles on the German shipping market from Lloyd’s List:
6a. Rickmers Maritime Trust falls but Nemesis dances on (Lloyd’s List)
While another German company with pedigree has fallen off the pier:
7a. Rickmers Maritime to be Wound-up After Last Ditch Restructuring Talks Fail (Seatrade)
On commodities and iron ore:
8a. Iron ore Sinks as China Glut Unnerves Traders (The Financial Times)
LNG definitely is promisingly in the news with every day:
9a. LNG-Fueled Mega Container Ship Design Approved (The Maritime Executive)
With global warming and the navigating in the Arctic being critical:
10. Icebreakers – The quickest way to break the ice is by submarine (The Economist)
And, a few more sad thoughts on yet another shipping tragedy, the Jones Act ferry MV ‘El Faro’ that was lost last year during the hurricane Joaquin:
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