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IMO2020 - How long will majors and refiners be able to bear the credit heat?

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 17 Sep 2019

IMO 2020 seems to be providing oil majors and refiners with huge opportunity to return to being a force in retail bunkering. Let's hope they are up for it.

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Infospectrum London Counterparty Risk Forum 2019

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 13 Sep 2019

On 9th September 2019, Infospectrum welcomed over 100 guests to its London Counterparty Risk Forum at 30 Euston Square, providing attendees with unique shipping industry insights and the latest trends shaping the sector. 

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Fuel trading and a “No-Deal” Brexit

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 12 Sep 2019

The UK’s seemingly endless deliberation over how to leave the EU could be nearing its conclusion. Among the permutations is the “no-deal” scenario whereby the UK would leave and revert to trading with external partners under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. It’s a daunting prospect for everyone, and oil traders and credit professionals are no exception.

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2020 - Place your bets

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 30 Aug 2019

Yes, we know, yet another article/thought piece/white paper about IMO 2020. And probably somewhere in your mind you are thinking ‘will I get this time back again?’


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Two Minutes With Marina Lebedeva, Manager, Hamburg

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 24 Aug 2019

Since joining Infospectrum in 2009, Marina Lebedeva has worked in Oxford, London, and now Hamburg, where she heads our recently-launched office, developing and expanding the team’s global reach. We caught up with her to find out more.

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Stranded Assets? Let's get 2020 out of the way first

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 22 Aug 2019

The oil tanker market has always had its fair share of challenges. Volatile oil prices and political uncertainties, risks of spillages and cancelled projects dampening demand for capacity…they all add to the unpredictable nature of the sector and pose obvious and well-recognised risks. But, as if that wasn’t enough, tanker owners are facing fresh challenges.

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Infospectrum Counterparty Risk Forum 2019

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 31 Jul 2019

On 18th July 2019, Infospectrum welcomed over 100 participants from 64 companies to its Singapore Counterparty Risk Forum at the Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel, providing attendees with unique shipping industry insights and the latest trends shaping the sector. 

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Lies, Damn Lies and Fake News - Navigating the new "Transparency"

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 30 Jul 2019

Is the much-heralded "transparency" entering the shipping and commodity markets just a greater volume of "stuff"?

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AIS scrutiny is just the first of many steps in shipping compliance

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 10 Jul 2019

Rogue ship operators who switch off or manipulate AIS data to hide potentially illegal operations with sanctioned countries are a hot topic at the moment, but more stringent monitoring action is required by industry stakeholders to ensure they remain compliant.

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Trading, shipping and the Strait of Hormuz

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 1 Jul 2019

The escalation of political strains between the US and Iran seen in recent weeks has added more uncertainty to global energy and shipping markets. The sensitivity arises from the status of the Strait of Hormuz, the 65km-wide sea channel which separates Iran from Oman, and through which around 20% of global oil supply passes.

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