About admin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far admin has created 23 blog entries.

‘Hot’ Oil Debate

The biofuels debate continues to be a hot issue and the movement of it has, and always will be driven by politics. Last month saw the European Parliament announced its decision to phase-out the use of palm oil in biofuel by 2021 dropping the permitted level of crop-based biofuels that can be used to the member states’ 2017 consumption levels, Read More...

‘Hot’ Oil Debate2018-10-26T10:45:52+00:00

Chemical Shipping – Five Things To Look Out For In 2018

2017 was the year that saw Traders, Shipowners, Charterers and Shipbrokers in an increasingly competitive market, where supply outweighed demand and geo-political uncertainty, coupled with other uncertainties left the market feeling less than optimistic at the turn of the year.​ Read More...

Chemical Shipping – Five Things To Look Out For In 20182018-10-26T10:47:00+00:00

Interesting Times Ahead For Demolition

These are interesting times for the recycling industry as we turn the final corner towards the end of the year. Market sentiment in the ships demolition segment remains a big unknown, as the lack of tonnage is coupled with a general apathy from cash buyers. But while uncertainty remains, rising freight rates reveal interesting insights. Read More...

Interesting Times Ahead For Demolition2018-09-06T14:42:05+00:00

Moving Into The Digital Era

The market was left very quiet in Europe at the beginning of October as almost 3,000 chemical market players attended the 51st EPCA in Berlin. Current tepid market conditions did not dampen the mood at the conference, which was remarkably upbeat considering. Read More...

Moving Into The Digital Era2018-09-07T10:50:51+00:00

Chinese Activity Brings Change

Next month, chemical activity in and out of China is going to take a hit. The first week the country will be celebrating Golden Week, then from 11 – 28 October, amid the 19th National Party Congress, the government has imposed a short-term restriction on the loading, discharging or transiting hazardous cargoes in the Yangtze River ports. Read More...

Chinese Activity Brings Change2018-09-07T10:53:14+00:00

Nuclear Programme Tensions

The USA and UN has added N. Korea to its list of countries it has sanctions imposed against as tensions over N. Korea’s nuclear program rise. China is supporting the global pressure on N. Korea and has also implemented the UN’s new package of sanctions against the country, but pressure is rising from the Trump administration for China to do more, Read More...

Nuclear Programme Tensions2018-09-07T10:52:16+00:00

Brexit Steering The Way

Here in the UK, Brexit has become a daily diet, preoccupying the headlines, public opinion and business decisions, as everyone tries to understand the implications, both personally and economically. Read More...

Brexit Steering The Way2018-09-06T14:46:48+00:00

Rising Volumes Amid ‘Quiet’ Market

Global petrochemical volume movements have been increasing but if you speak to many in the industry they’d describe the market as “quiet” and feel that the market has softened over the last couple of years. Read More...

Rising Volumes Amid ‘Quiet’ Market2018-09-06T15:06:15+00:00

China’s One Belt One Road

China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative has generated huge excitement both within the country and outside of it. Trillions of dollars is expected to be invested in OBOR across more than 65 countries representing around 60% of the world population and representing around one- third of the global GDP. Read More...

China’s One Belt One Road2018-09-06T15:02:31+00:00

Petrochemical Industry is Truly Global

As the petrochemical industry is truly global, geopolitical issues have a huge impact. This is evident by oil and petrochemical prices and movement and the tug-of-war going on between oil producing regions operating under a delicate balance between keeping their market share and trying to keep prices up. Read More...

Petrochemical Industry is Truly Global2018-09-06T15:01:19+00:00