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Total readies for six-month low sulphur transition

The transition will pick up in earnest from next month as the market seeks to come to grips with new and existing options to comply with the IMO global sulphur cap. Total sees this as one signpost marking the start of the mandatory low sulphur transition for the marine fuel industry. Total wants to maintain…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

Endress+Hauser discusses value of digitalisation in bunker supply chain

Digital transformation is the way forward for every stakeholder in the bunker fuel supply chain, states the Business Process Consultant – Bunkering & Fuel Supply Chain at Endress+Hauser. Mohamed Abdenbi was addressing delegates at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September) when he noted on a need to harmonise the measurement method along…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

BunkerMAESTRO to remove ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker operators

A digital solution developed by Singapore-based maritime solutions firm Claritecs is well on its way to remove the ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker tanker operators and more, says its Co-founder and Chief Product Officer. Russell Gomes was presenting at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Wednesday (4 September) when he shared how the tech company…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

SSA President shares members’ concerns for first six months of IMO 2020

The President of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) shared members’ international concerns for the first six months of IMO 2020 during her presentation at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September). Caroline Yang, also the Chief Executive of Singapore-based bunker tanker owner and operator Hong Lam Marine, noted members were concerned over global locations…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

Innospec launches Octamar™ series of additives for new blends of IMO 2020 bunker fuels

Colorado-based global specialty chemicals company Innospec on Tuesday (3 September) launched a new series of additives specifically developed for new blends of 0.5% sulphur limit IMO 2020 bunker fuels at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference. The two new multi-functional additives, Octamar™ HF-10 Plus and Octamar™ Ultra HF, both enhance the stability and compatibility of VLSFOs and hybrid…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Business as Usual won’t do: How Millennials are Driving Sustainability in Food Systems

This year at the #SRPConference2019, we are looking at the role of younger generations in the driving sustainability in food systems under Track 6: Sustainable Food Culture. Millennials are increasingly shaping up the agriculture supply chain— from the farm to the table. You’d assume that work in the agriculture sector would be losing its appeal…

22 Jul 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Time to Shatter the Gender “Grass Ceiling” in Agriculture

Socio-cultural factors like traditional beliefs and practices, relative to policy interventions, may make for stronger determinants in explaining the gender gap in the agriculture sector in the rural population. An instance where social forces prevail over regulations is that while land rights are safeguarded for both men and women in India, less than 10% of…

11 Jul 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Pharmaceutical

Cleaning Validation for Cosmetic Products

Interview Session with Lathalu Krishnamoorthy, the Quality Manager of ICM Pharma Pte Ltd What current issues are impacting your industry? With rapid emergence of Generics, the competition levels are deepening year after year, not just at formulations level, but into the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients [API] as it has a direct bearing on finished product costs.…

4 Jul 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Maritime

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 IBC Asia 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 IBC Asia Insights
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