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Rahul Kapoor

Rahul leads an integrated commodity analytics product management, data science and research team. As a business head, he is responsible for driving new product growth for our analytics products Commodities at Sea and Freight Analytics. A subject matter expert in the maritime industry and financial markets, Rahul is a thought leader with proven credentials in market analysis forecasting, shipping economics and commodity market developments. He is a regular speaker at major conferences and client events globally, and is frequently interviewed by both print and visual media. Most recently, he was at Bloomberg Intelligence and earlier headed Drewry Financial Research Services Ltd. He has also worked as senior equities analyst at RS Platou Markets and Nomura.Rahul holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from BITS, Pilani and a Postgraduate in Management from IMI, New Delhi, India.

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Fotios Katsoulas

Fotios focuses on the seaborne trade of crude oil and its impacts on the shipping cycles and investors' decisions, drawing from his experience in commercial shipping sectors such as crude oil and oil product tankers, LNG and LPG carriers, MODU and OSV. Previously, he gained experience in using the latest technology to provide better insights more quickly and more frequently to the shipping industry and to associated finance and insurance providers. As head of research for Affinity Shipping LLP and as shipping analyst for Maritime Strategies International Ltd., he managed big shipping data, developed shipping cycle econometric models, and assisted with advisory projects and valuations for major international shipping banks and financial providers. Fotios regularly attends international shipping industry conferences and has professional experience in operational research and corporate presentations.He holds a Master of Science in shipping, trade and finance from Cass Business School, City University London, United Kingdom.

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Daejin Lee

Daejin has participated in several maritime consulting projects such as freight and asset price forecast modelling, AIS analytics for fleet and commodities, shipbuilding market analysis, and global ports traffic analysis.He played a major role to build both (a) 'Freight Rate Forecast (FRF)', data driven freight forecasting models for dry bulk market, and (b) 'Bulkers at Sea' module of Commodities at Sea, global commodity and freight analytics tool based on historical regional fleet and AIS information including position, cargo, ballast/laden ratio, anchored/moored status, speed, employment etc.Daejin is a regular speaker about shipping and commodities markets at global events and seminars, including SGX iron ore forum in Singapore, Djakarta Mining Club coal conference in Jakarta, and Baltic Exchange Freight Forum in Copenhagen and Singapore, Maritime market seminar in Geneva, Tokyo, and Beijing, and Korean Congress' maritime forum in Seoul.He was recently invited to lecture at Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Baltic Exchange annual webinar on 'Shipping Market Cycles and Forecasting' with nearly 1,000 registered for the sessions in Europe and Asia in November 2020.Before joining S&P Global, Daejin spent several years at Hanjin Shipping as a FFA trader and shipping analyst where he gave regular presentations to key trading houses and several energy companies about freight and commodity markets. He was also responsible for freight market risk management by providing timely market information, trading freight derivatives and giving expert guidance on long-term and short-term fleet chartering and acquiring or selling ships.Since he started his career at dry bulk chartering team in 2008, he has valuable experience in shipping and commodities markets, which provided him with a deeper understanding of what internal and external audiences or clients really need in their daily business.Daejin studied English Literature both in Seoul (KU) and London (RHUL) and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from Korea University.

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Pranay Shukla

Pranay, research and analysis associate director within the Maritime, Trade & Supply Chain team at S&P Global Market Intelligence, focuses on dry bulk commodities and freight. His responsibilities include coordination of global bulk commodities market analysis deliverables such as building a global as well as regional supply and demand balance, short to medium-term forecasts, cost projections, and asset ownership league tables. He also assists with scenario analysis and provides support for Multiclient Studies.Before joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Pranay worked for Mercuria Energy Trading as a senior analyst covering dry bulk commodities and freight, and for Drewry Shipping Consultants, where he analyzed global LNG and LPG markets.Pranay is a Postgraduate in Management and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Singapore branch.

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Peter Tirschwell

Peter is responsible for all content appearing on, The Journal of Commerce magazine and JOC Events, as well as Safety at Sea and Ports & Harbors magazines. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief content officer at JOC Group, as well as a reporter, West Coast Bureau chief, editor in chief and publisher of The Journal of Commerce. Peter is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity data, the first global database of container port and marine terminal performance. He is a columnist for The Journal of Commerce and covering a range of international logistics topics. He is a sought after speaker for industry events and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The New York Times.Peter received a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business in New York and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maine, US.

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Byron McKinney

Byron's focus at S&P Global Market Intelligence is on the automation and simplification of the compliance and workflow process within trade finance. He has over 15 years of experience in trade finance and commodity trading most recently from Accuity, where he led the business team in designing and delivering dual-use goods identification and vessel monitoring for the banking and cargo markets. Previously, he worked at Thomson Reuters in the energy and shipping business with time spent on developing cargo tracking models and price forecasting applications for gas and power. Byron holds a degree in History and Iranian Studies.

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Jakub M. Kwiatkowski

Jakub is a senior economist within the GTAS Forecasting team, where he contributes to quarterly forecasts of international trade. He specializes in international trade, blue growth and gravity models.He graduated from University of Gdańsk (Ph.D. in economics and finance) and Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Advanced Studies Programe).Jakub's work experience includes both corporate and academic background. Recently, he also works as a researcher at the Economic Faculty at University of Gdańsk.Jakub participated in several research projects founded by the Polish National Science Centre as well as consulting and advisory projects for various government agencies and local authorities. His works concerning international trade, technological progress and corporate finance were published in world leading journals, such as "Marine Policy".

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Katarzyna Skrzypek

Katarzyna is a senior economist in the Maritime, Trade & Supply Chain division, where she contributes to developing bilateral trade forecasts for the GTAS Forecasting database and performs international trade analysis. She is an author for part of the GTAS Forecasting quarterly strategic report called 'Trends in the World Economy and Trade', as well as other trade market headline analysis. Katarzyna also works on expanding the array of GTAS Forecasting products on the S&P Global Connect platform, planning meritorical and the visual side of the content and takes part in preparing marketing campaigns for these products. She has also cooperated with other S&P Global services, such as the Banking Risk Service and Pricing and Purchasing (developing forecast models for price indices). Before joining S&P Global, Katarzyna worked as a senior information specialist in information management, where she was dealing with historical macroeconomic and financial data for the Middle East and Africa and CIS regions.She has an MA degree in transport and logistics, which she obtained from the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics.

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Agnieszka Maciejewska

Agnieszka's team develops trade data visualizations on the Connect platform and creates articles on trade policy analysis and factors impacting bilateral exchange. Agnieszka is also responsible for delivering parts of the quarterly Trends in the World Economy and Trade report. Agnieszka oversees GTA Forecasting product development as its product manager. Agnieszka is responsible for creating paths of development for the GTA Forecasting product and for external contact with clients. Agnieszka performs multiple presentations, demos, trainings and webinars for Maritime and Trade clients. Agnieszka is also responsible for internal cooperation between GTA Forecasting and products from other divisions of S&P Global. Before joining Maritime and Trade, Agnieszka worked in the information management team, dealing with historical macroeconomic and financial data.Agnieszka has an MA degree in international trade from University of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics where she also completed doctoral studies.

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Trade Outlook : Response to Geopolitical Events

13 Sep 2022 Global

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China - Taiwan tensions, increasing inflation prices, unstable supply chains and shifts in trade caused by geopolitical changes and new energy sourcing patterns. All those factors are included in GTAS projections.

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