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Capital Link 13th Annual Shipping & Marine Services Forum "London Calling - Supercycle Ahead?" Συμπεράσματα Μερος 2

30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021.


The pandemic has fundamentally altered the maritime industry’s regard for technology. Greater appetite for and acceptance of digital solutions are advancing a data driven transformation that extends beyond shipowners and ship managers to charterers, financiers and insurers. The session evaluated shipping’s digital data maturity, overcoming data challenges (access, quality vs quantity) and how industry stakeholders can derive value from data solutions for making better decisions. The advent of EEXI and CII is creating a new level of complexity to ship operations and this session assessed why data must be part of the solution as well as how data will change the commercial and regulatory landscape.

Συντονιστής: κ. Andy McKeran, LR Maritime Performance Services Director - Lloyd’s Register


κ. Gerry Docherty, Director of Fleet Management - Ardmore Shipping Services

κ. Shreyas Chipalkatty, Global Head of Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Business - Citigroup

κα. Rachel Hoyland, Senior Associate, Shipping Team | Marine, Trade, Energy - Hill Dickinson LLP

κ. John M Hadjipateras, Co-Founder - Infinity Maritime

κ. Kjeld Roar Jensen, VP – Head of Fleet Systems – TORM

Οκ. John M Hadjipateras, Co-Founder - Infinity Maritime, τόνισε: “We launched Infinity Maritime as the first platform to provide alternative maritime finance through digitisation enabling fractional ownership of ships. Our ambition is to reinvigorate the maritime ecosystem - not disrupt it.

Understanding Digitalization vs Digitization is important for the industry: Much of the conversation is about how to collect digital data on vessel performance. Digitalisation enhances operator transparency (an anathema to some) but for those who embrace it, it’s a strong differentiator, and not only gives better operational insight (ie more efficiency and tracking sustainability targets) but undoubtedly creates a better relationship with investors. In addition to this, it’s necessary to see how digitisation can transform other aspects of the maritime sector, notably finance, given the ongoing lack of traditional sources of debt to many small to medium sized owners.

Sustainability isn’t a barrier, it’s an opportunity: An ever increasing volume of capital is focussed on sustainability and maritime has traditionally missed out. If we can prioritise sustainability on our vessel designs and operating approach, we will be able to access these funds. EEXI and CII, rather than a barrier to progress, are likely to be the fastest way for us to embrace the opportunities of sustainability.

Digital transformation in maritime finance is also enabling better ways for investors to gain exposure to shipping assets, beyond collaborative direct ownership (where relationships can cloud judgement) and publicly listed stocks (where the operation may not prioritise investor returns). Instead, digital fractionalization of assets with transparent data on asset performance creates a more exciting joint ownership opportunity combined with secondary market trading, allowing investors to change position and hedge, and see with clarity that the assets are being operated in the most efficient way.

Infinity Maritime is the London based alternative finance digital platform for the issuance and trading of asset-backed MetaUnits in the maritime sector. Through the fractionalisation and digitisation of maritime assets, Infinity allows broader access to real asset investment opportunities and more exit opportunities for investors within the global maritime industry with a core objective of promoting sustainability.”

Οκ. Kjeld Roar Jensen, VP – Head of Fleet Systems - TORM, τόνισε: “EEXI is a one-off thing and works as a ticket to play and is not expected to affect the TORM fleet much. However CII data can become a game changer, as we expect more transparency related to this measure and thereby allow external stakeholders to follow what ship operators are doing. For TORM, our vessels are well positioned to already meet the 2030 requirements, so we expect there will be a revision of the CII in the future to set a more ambitious target.”


Introductory Presentation

κ. Axel Kalinowski, Head of Central & Southern Europe - London Stock Exchange

κ. Axel Kalinowski, opened the panel session with a short presentation on latest Capital Markets activity and the London Stock Exchange’s supportive role in the maritime sector. Just as in the shipping sector, 2021

has been a record year for London Stock Exchange in terms of IPOs and equity capital raised (USD 45.6 billion in Equity raised in total so far). 2021 is the most active year in the last 7 years with 76 IPOs to date.

Highlighting that UK Capital Markets are currently undergoing a series of consultations which will aim to make London even more attractive to companies and funds to list and raise capital. Potential changes include a reduction in free float requirements, introducing the possibility of owners retaining greater control through the introduction of dual class shares on the Premium segment. Presenting recent success stories such as Taylor Maritime and Tufton Oceanic which not only raised money at IPO but also returned to the market post-IPO raising further funds to invest in their fleet. London Stock Exchange is also very much committed to issue of decarbonization and Sustainability and London as the leading Financial centre globally on Green Finance is well positioned to support the industry on its transition journey towards a greener and sustainable future.

Tom Attenborough – Head of International Business Development discussed in more detail some of the regulatory changes taking place, the attractiveness and sophistication of London’s ecosystem in the Maritime space, the possibilities that exist for dual-listings (over 500 LSE listed companies have more than 1 listing) and also underlined that London Stock Exchange is proud to be part of the City’s maritime heritage, and excited to be an important part of its future given the road towards great decarbonisation .

Panel Discussion

There has been a resurgence of equity capital raising on the LSE. The panel discussed the attractiveness of London as a listing destination for shipping companies and venue for raising equity, the profiles of investors active in the UK market and the role of UK and international banks in the process. Ομιλητές included global companies listed on the LSE both domiciled in the UK and abroad who shared their reflections on their London listing.

Συντονιστής: κα. Diana Syziu, Partner - Hill Dickinson LLP


κ. Nick Stone, Finance Director - Braemar

κ. Tom Attenborough, Head of International Business Development – London Stock Exchange

κ. Edward Buttery, CEO - Taylor Maritime Investments

κ. Paulo Almeida, CIO - Tufton Oceanic Investments Ltd.

H κα. Diana Syziu, Partner - Hill Dickinson LLP, τόνισε: “London has seen a boom in listings and a rise in the number of companies looking to list or dual list in the main segment/standard market and alternative investment market, both under the umbrella of the LSE. London has an established prime reputation on brokerage, finance, insurance and management and now expanding rapidly on the listing and fundraising of international transportation companies and funds with connections to or operating in shipping industry.  

London has brought to the investors the security to their investment, the in-depth experience of leveraged finance and accessibility to some of the top companies in the world listed in the LSE. Shipping is moving from international family owned businesses to international power houses widening the investor net and innovating themselves within the modern era.

The global pandemic has created an uncertainty in all industries and shipping was not excluded from the ripple effects worldwide. LSE has been more active and London more buoyant than it has even been over the last 20 years with a large number of international entities (funds and management companies and owners alike) successfully listing and/or successfully engaging in consecutive rounds and seeking additional funding from investors which are clear indicators of trust and appetite in the UK investor market.

The theme of this year’s London International Shipping Week is the crucial topic of Environmental and Social Governance which we all support and work hard to do right by our present actions for the future generations. Shipping has been often viewed as a large industry affecting the environment and therefore, driving such important initiatives such as the ESG, Poseidon Principles, IMO 2020 Regulations. More needs to be done and the Investors support and work alongside the international shipping and transportation companies to broaden these initiatives and obtain real tangible results.”

Taylor Maritime’s, CEO, Edward Buttery (who provided evidence of Mr Yang’s analysis citing his family’s Amazon deliveries coming in his front door) said, that even if the heady heights of $20,000 a day for handysize bulkers is not available right now, the rates being seen today are significantly above those of much of the last decade. Mr Buttery hared some interesting insights into diversification and a view on the negative effects of a concentration on individual market sectors which has helped drive the boom-and-bust profile of shipping.

Οκ. Paulo Almeida, CIO - Tufton Oceanic Investments Ltd., τόνισε: “Why did Tufton list its fund SHIP in London rather than, for example, New York or Oslo? London is the most important equity market in Europe, and almost certainly the second most important in the world after NY even if Hong Kong has been catching up due to its proximity to China. There are very sophisticated investors in London and it is also the European headquarters for most investors from the rest of the world. There were already many listed alternative funds invested in assets such as infrastructure and aircraft leasing starting at a few hundred million dollars market

cap. In London we also have more diversified investors who follow a quasi endowment model with large percentage allocations to listed alternative assets. This was a perfect fit for our listed fund SHIP which provides investors exposure to the shipping industry with low leverage, a diverse portfolio and decent charter cover. We invest in shipping very much the way that the most successful private families invest, and that’s the model that investors new to shipping want to and should invest. This allows us to pay a strong and predictable dividend. We brought London investors a suitable way to invest in shipping, and Taylor have built on that a few years later. Having two strong companies is better for both of us.”











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