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Filing Season - All Change

Posted by William Hogg on May 9, 2019 9:59:04 AM
It’s reporting season again, a time when nerds such as ourselves get excited about seeing whether estimations about last year’s performance of the companies we cover were accurate, and finding that extra nugget of information buried in note 148b. However, 2019 has brought with it challenges which may undermine the value of past financials.
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Two Minutes With Wanting Huang, Senior Analyst, Singapore

Posted by William Hogg on Apr 29, 2019 3:53:33 PM

This month, we spent some time with Wanting Huang, Senior Analyst at Infospectrum’s Singapore office, who shared what she gets up to on a typical day and why she enjoys being a member of the Infospectrum team.

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Bad Operators: It's All in the Small Print

Posted by William Hogg on Mar 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We've covered the impact of the recent dry bulk market movements on the operating sector in our recent article, but there are some market participants whose model ensures money is made in any market by walking away from commitments.

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Two Minutes With Simon Hasslacher, Senior Analyst, Americas

Posted by William Hogg on Mar 12, 2019 9:40:28 AM

This month, we spoke with Simon Hasslacher, Senior Analyst at Infospectrum’s Americas office, to learn more about how his shipping career began and what he gets up to outside of work.

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Compliance Risk Management — Money No Object?

Posted by William Hogg on Feb 20, 2019 10:54:19 AM

Over the past ten years, legal and regulatory bodies — particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States — have enhanced their expectations of compliance risk management.

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Bunkering and Banks - Once Bitten, Twice Shy?

Posted by William Hogg on Jan 28, 2019 4:06:52 PM

Bunkering has always needed finance to cover expansion and bridge cash flow gaps in a notoriously liquidity-demanding sector, and banks have often been keen to provide it. While the impacts on the multiple unfortunate creditors of the recent collapses in Singapore's bunker sector are known, the indirect impact may be more significant — it may undermine confidence in the sector at a time when the bunkering industry seeks liquidity in the run-up to 2020.

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Two Minutes With Nicolas Defillion, Senior Analyst, Oxford

Posted by William Hogg on Jan 25, 2019 10:42:30 AM

This month, we spoke with Nicolas Defillion, Senior Analyst at Infospectrum’s Oxford office, who shared with us how he first entered the shipping industry, what a typical day looks like, and what he gets up to outside of work.

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Two Minutes With Gemma McSweeney, Head of Client Services, Oxford

Posted by William Hogg on Dec 18, 2018 11:28:30 AM

 

This month, we spoke with Gemma McSweeney, Head of Client Services for Infospectrum’s UK offices. She revealed how her career began and why she loves being a part of the Infospectrum team.

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The Rise in Piracy Off Nigeria - Is There Worse to Come?

Posted by William Hogg on Dec 18, 2018 11:26:44 AM

For more than a decade, piracy has been a prevalent issue in the maritime sector. It is perhaps infamous for the well-known hijackings of pirates operating off the Horn of Africa. Following significant multinational efforts and measures undertaken by shipping companies, hijacking attacks off the Horn of Africa have now reached a 22-year low. 

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Paying Third Parties – Knowing Your Rights

Posted by William Hogg on Dec 7, 2018 9:18:19 AM

Infospectrum is seeing an increase in the number of occasions its clients are being asked to pay third parties for goods or services, i.e. to pay a party with whom they have not contracted. Such requests are most commonly made in relation to payment of freight or bunkers. This article explores the underlying motivations as to why a client may be asked to pay a third party and the possible legal ramifications.

 

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