Category Archives: Commodities

The EU Chemical Sector: On the Road to Recovery?

It is no secret that the European economy has been in trouble for some time, in fact the entire Euro Zone has been brought to its knees more than once in recent months by debt crises in Greece, Ireland, Spain … Continue reading

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The Logistics Challenge: Preparing for the Future

In today’s globalised world driven by population growth, instant communication and increased interconnectedness; the need to meet consumer demand is an ever present one. Indeed, effective management of this demand is one forever plaguing those involved in supply chains where … Continue reading

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Oil, Bunkers and War in Syria

The global spotlight has been well and truly tuned into the Syrian Civil War lately after the devastating use of chemical weapons. The world waits with baited breath for the United States Congress to vote on whether a strike should … Continue reading

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What now for China? The Chemical Industry and Specialised Products

Whether it is the culture, history, political or economic policies; China is seldom not in peoples’ thoughts. The world’s second biggest oil consumer has continued its rise, at an almost unstoppable pace, to global prominence over the last ten years … Continue reading

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TTIP: Protectionism or Opportunity?

It was back in February of this year that President Barack Obama first gave his support to a US-EU Free Trade Agreement. Similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) already in place with the US and other countries in … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like MGO?

Emissions control has been big news recently with President Barack Obama announcing his administrations’ climate change and emission control policy last week – the first US President to do so. Indeed, it is a subject that has never been far … Continue reading

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Specialised Products – Market Pulse

The last two weeks have brought little in the way of change to Specialised Products markets. Perhaps the only area of interest has been the deep sea transpacific route to the US. A significant jump in activity has led to … Continue reading

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