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Ian Staples

Global VP Dry Bulk, Inchcape Shipping Services

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Joining the Dots at Richards Bay Coal Terminal

Posted by Ian Staples on 30 Apr 2019

This week's Insight has come from Infospectrum alumnus Ian Staples, who has been keeping an eye on movements in the major South African coal export point, Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

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'Heads I Win, Tails You Lose' — Old Dry Bulk Operating Models Go Out the Window

Posted by Ian Staples on 15 Feb 2019

Heads I win, tails you lose. That has been a tacit suggestion at some stage from companies that have sat in the dry bulk operating space for any period of time in the past 30 years.

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Blue Sky Tanker Thinking - Changes Afoot in the VLCC Sector

Posted by Ian Staples on 11 Jan 2019

This week's Insight has come from Infospectrum alumnus Ian Staples, now a Global VP at Inchcape Shipping Services, who has been keeping an eye on movements in the VLCC sector.

Wouldn’t it be nice to find out about a new trade route for shipping? Wouldn’t it be great if that trade route had never previously been active? It would be even better if it turned out to be a long haul route as well, right? Well, look no further, read on and behold the potential wonders of the changing of the world's crude oil market for VLCCs.

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