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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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I'll take the high road - Liner strategies for 2020 remain divided

Posted by Neil Dekker on 12 Jul 2019

Liner operators have decided on their strategies to cater for the IMO’s low-sulphur regulations from January 2020, but their commercial reactions and costs will vary, and so will impact on profitability next year and beyond.  

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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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Two Minutes with Luciano Mezzalira, Senior Analyst, Oxford

Posted by William Hogg on 5 Jul 2019

This month we caught up with Luciano Mezzalira, Senior Analyst at Infospectrum’s Oxford office, who has been a mainstay of Infospectrum's Americas team since 2006.

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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 33km-wide sea channel which separates Iran from Oman, and through which around 20% of global oil supply passes.

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A case in point - Corruption in Colombia

Posted by Americas Desk on 19 Jun 2019

Political & Country risk has always been very much in the limelight, and we are currently seeing numerous examples play out in countries all over the world. Our Americas team has been monitoring their local region closely, and here provides a case study of sorts, which highlights some of the complications businesses with international interests and investments can face. 

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Global LNG trade: “Risk-versus-reward” in a growing market

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 13 Jun 2019

The boom in liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade shows no signs of abating, with globally-traded volumes likely to edge up towards 350million tonnes (mt) in 2019. LNG is seen as complementary to climate targets and offers diversification from reliance on pipeline gas. The key demand driver is China, which will soon overtake Japan as "number-one" LNG importer. Activity is rising in Europe, too, with Germany soon to join the ranks of buyers.

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Catching a falling knife - Compliance in Trumpian Times

Posted by William Hogg on 29 May 2019

You only have to look at the headlines of the last few weeks to know that the current market conditions represent a perfect storm for those concerned about compliance. How does an industry which has always worked around the edges of the possible (and occasionally the legal) find a way through?

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China-US tension creates uneven liner risks

Posted by Neil Dekker on 23 May 2019

The latest round of tariff increases imposed by the US on Chinese-made goods will, we believe, impose different levels of potential risk on the major liner operators. Second-time around, the wider market ramifications could also be more significant. 

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