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2017 renewal has been characterised both by the continuing loyalty of members and robust negotiation, says Thomas Miller's Hugo Wynn Williams.
Major P&I clubs not imposing a general increase this year. Tough negotiations reported with shipowners despite no increase and premium returns.
“We tell them we can look closely at service development and improvement but don’t squeeze us on the rate," Gerry Yim, CEO, HPH Trust.
Yim tells Fairplay that Hong Kong is not at risk of losing services when the new alliance structures take effect in April, but that the split of business within the port itself could be adjusted.
The increase in the number of LNG (liquefied natural gas) importing and exporting countries, coupled with price uncertainty, will continue to amplify the complexity of seaborne LNG trades.
Weakning demand from Japan and South Korea sees LNG imports falls but India and China are set to increase
Clubs may be happy with their present lot because profit from mutuals is not the major driver but the level of solvency and reserves remains a contentious issue.
Hanjin Shipping’s 40-year existence is set to come to an end on 17 February, when the Seoul Central District Court is expected to declare the company bankrupt. Fairplay looks back on the path to decline for the company that was once South Korea’s largest shipping line.

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OPEC Secretary-General Mohamed Sanusi Barkindo told delegates at International Petroleum Week in London that the oil industry cannot afford to see investment levels fall for a third year in a row.
ESPO and FEPORT take on European Parliament decision seems to imply that they feel the shipping industry has not yet fully grasped the urgency with which it needs to deal with its emissions problem.
Automation and innovation in shipping will become a reality, whether we like it or not. But workers will fight for their jobs, as seen in the threatened Spanish dockers strike.
The maritime industry has still has some way to go in digital innovation.