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Top 10 Lloyd’s List podcasts: 2023

Our rundown of the best podcasts from the Lloyd’s List team this year

The road to zero-carbon shipping, geopolitical risk, supply chain resilience, the impact of sanctions on Russia and the rise of the dark fleet were among the many topics tackled by the Lloyd’s List podcast this year

THE Lloyd’s List Podcast continues to bring together our experts with the leading industry stakeholders to provide unrivalled insight on the most important topics shaping shipping.

2023 saw a huge range of issues covered, from the decarbonisation challenge and geopolitical risk to maritime operations and shifting trade lanes. Below is our list of the best podcasts published this year.

You can catch up on our entire archive in the Regulars > Podcasts section of the website or follow us on the usual podcast channels. Thank you for listening this year and we will be back with more great podcasts in 2024.


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How the future of globalisation plays out for shipping (August)

Renowned economist, author and historian Marc Levinson talks about the next phase of globalisation. The conversation covers slower growth in demand for manufactured goods, the disintegration of the WTO, friend shoring, nearshoring, economies of scale and supply chain resilience — all in under 25 minutes


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is shipping’s zero-carbon revolution on track? (June)

Shipping’s zero-carbon transition has made progress, but in key areas, it is stalling. The magnitude of action and investment needs to be stepped up and, for that to happen, regulatory clarity and climate financing must be agreed. In this extended edition of the podcast, Maersk, Shell, CMB, Lloyd’s Register and the World Bank contribute insights to a special progress report on maritime decarbonisation


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why moving from ambition to action is easier said than done (October)

This special edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast was recorded in Athens from inside the Global Maritime Forum. It focuses specifically on a few of the key conversations about progress towards shipping’s zero-carbon future with guests Jan Dielman, Michael Parker, Katherine Palmer and Dr Tristan Smith


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Where are the tipping points in global trade? (October)

Global trade lanes are changing, the multilateralism that has supported globalisation to this point is withering and the digital advances promised to make trade more efficient are not moving fast enough. This edition of the podcast starts a series of conversations about the tipping points in global maritime trade and the implications of the changes occurring



The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why three P&I clubs are dishing out $80m (November)

Three of the five International Group affiliates that have announced strategies for the 2024 renewal have included sweeteners totalling more than $80m. But are the payouts as generous as they look? This edition of the podcast offers a deep dive into the P&I landscape at the halfway point in the renewal season


The Ukraine effect podcast: The rise of the dark fleet (March)

In March, we published a special series of podcasts looking at the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war on several aspects of the shipping industry. In the first episode above, we look at Why Russia’s increasingly sophisticated sanctions evasion tactics present a lasting risk for the wider shipping industry, with Lloyd’s List Intelligence senior analyst Michelle Wiese Bockmann, and HFW partner and sanctions expert Daniel Martin


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Where next for shipping finance? (September)

When it comes to bank lending for shipping there is still a dramatic gap between what is needed and what is being offered. The global fleet has increased 40% over the past 15 years, but bank lending has reduced by 40% during the same period. This special edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast convenes a panel of ship finance specialists to offer the expert view on what is happening to shipping finance



The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why shipping is struggling to navigate increasingly complex risks (September)

The complexities of geopolitical risk management are a problem that shipping companies are too often ill-equipped to deal with, as well as a financial services sector that has effectively become weaponised as a result of sanctions. In fact, shipping can only expect the compliance complexities to increase from here on in. Recorded at London International Shipping Week


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What US-China decoupling means for shipping (April)

In this edition, ONE chief executive Jeremy Nixon says carriers need to stay “lean and agile” to deal with long-term geopolitical shifts, including widening divisions between the US and China that are changing container shipping trade flows


The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What’s keeping MOL chairman Junichiro Ikeda awake at night? (June)

The Lloyd’s List Podcast moves to Japan, where MOL chairman Junichiro Ikeda shares his insights about what he considers to be biggest risks facing shipping and why MOL is looking to transform into a social infrastructure company


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