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IMO 2020 Through A Bunker Trader’s Lens

Interview Session with Carsten Ladekjaer, the CEO of Glander International Bunkering: What current issues are impacting your industry? The IMO 2020 0,5% Sulphur cap applicable from January 1st next year is the most importance issue impacting the bunker industry short- and mid-term looking ahead. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your function?…

2 Jul 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Property

The Real Estate Scene In India

Recent market trends impacting the real estate industry1 The real estate sector in India in 2018 has been influenced by regulatory reforms, coupled with trends such as the rising penetration of technology, investments in emerging asset classes and the government’s push for affordable housing. Co-working is emerging as the go-to business model, finding favour especially…

2 Jul 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Technology

These 3 Countries Are Driving Innovation Through Legislation And Public Policy

There’s no denying that a regulatory environment will make or break innovation. Of course, the excellence and motivation of individual entrepreneurs can push countries towards growth. But with inhabiting legislations in their way, even the brightest forward-thinkers won’t be able to advance their nation’s technology sector very far. Let’s take a look at four countries…

27 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Do Farmers really need the Subsidies?

Smallholder farmers produce over 70% of the world’s food supply, but they remain as one of the most impoverished groups of people in this planet. A key challenge faced by these farmers has always been their limited access to markets, whether it’s in terms of accessing agricultural inputs or getting their produce to the markets…

24 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Property

Key Real Estate Investment Trends In Asia Pacific Market

As we approach the mid-year mark, capital markets across Asia Pacific have experienced an acceleration of investment volumes and a more accommodative financing environment.  Investor strategies continue to evolve, as emerging opportunities are starting to gain more traction and capital under management becomes more concentrated. Scalability remains a key focus, as does overcoming the challenges…

20 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Global Shippers and Port Authorities to Convene at the Marine Digitalization China Summit

There’s no stopping to the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is set to hit traditional industries including shipping. The ecosystem will have to begin to confront rapid and unprecedented changes to navigate digital transformation, and turn it into an opportunity (or a disruption) for the business. As part of IBC's China Shipping Week 2019, the Marine Digitalization Summit which is…

14 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Case Study: AI Implementation Strategy for Container Terminal Innovation

Extract from Joseph Cedric’s Original Paper “AI Project Initiatives for Marine Container Terminal Innovation”, Submitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Delivered in Collaboration with GetSmarter (March 2018) Introduction The shipping and container port industry has been steadily implementing automation types of technologies to increase the productivity and…

23 May 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

60 Seconds with…Budha Majumdar on Ports and Terminals

Did you know? Budha believes ports and terminals is not as visible an industry as it should be. Inside the industry, ports and terminals are hugely profitable enterprises. The average EBITDA margin in a well-run terminal is better than 50%, which means for every $100 charged for handling a container, the terminal is left with…

21 May 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Technology

Three IT Trends to Watch In 2019: The Building Blocks of 5G Technology

It’s an annual affair for our sister company, Ovum to have packed meetings, briefings and presentations, reflecting on key developments, trends and rumours at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. MWC has always known as a specialized conference for the telco industry, this has somehow changed this year. It is now one of the world’s greatest…

29 Mar 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Tank Cleaning Operations on Chemical Tankers. Why Waste Money?

The expectations required of ship managers are becoming more and more challenging these days. Ballas Water Management, Scrubbers among others, are causing significant impact to the budget of vessels. In the past years I have been involved in innumerable tank cleaning operations including optimising tank cleaning processes. It was interesting to observe that even sister…

18 Jan 2019, by Informa Connect Insights
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