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Overview - How to make money in shipping

Rumours of the death of the traditional shipowner may have been greatly exaggerated, but the industry’s modus operandi is undergoing profound changes.


Buying 15-year-old ships and bleeding them dry until the last possible scrapping date is no longer a sustainable strategy, but equally those looking to find cash streams in the digital exhaust of shipping’s automated, inter-connected future have not yet found a viable new business model. The transformation calls for business model innovation and significant investment in new technologies and fuel types, but there are few certainties and long-term investments are riddled with risk


The path towards digitalisation and decarbonisation exposes the shipping industry to the possibility of stranded assets, and yet business as usual looks equally problematic as a business strategy. As the entire industry grapples with a generational re-think in terms of shipping’s value proposition, Lloyd’s List will gather together the industry’s leading operators and strategists to offer an insiders’ view on how to make money in the brave new world of shipping’s digitalised and decarbonised future.



Forum Discussion

Panel   Moderator:

Lloyd’s List will host a single panel of senior industry experts who will debate the topic and provide strategic insight on the future success of all companies.


Key talking points:


  • Can shipowners still make money out of operating ships and is asset play still the secret of profitability in an otherwise high-risk, low-margin game?
  • With Chinese leasing firms now going direct to the cargo interest, is the traditional shipowner being cut out of the model?
  • Is it possible to invest in sustainability and maintain profitability?
  • Can shipowners become Uber in the new digital ecosystem, or are they destined to become the Uber drivers of world trade?
  • Can the traditional, private shipowner survive the next decade or is there a new business model on the horizon?

Richard Meade, Managing Editor, Lloyd's List



George Wells, Global Head of Assets and Structuring, Cargill Ocean Transportation

Şadan Kaptanoğlu, President, Bimco

Andrian Dacy, Managing Director, CEO and CIO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Group

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