The world’s biggest ship finance conference is back in the Big Apple, and at first blush it looks almost exactly like the event staged every June before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

But there are some differences as organisers stage Marine Money Week for the 34th time.

One of them is that a panel in which equity analysts get grilled by Scorpio Tankers president Robert Bugbee — formerly the conference’s crowning event on a Thursday afternoon — has been moved to warm-up status on the opening Tuesday.