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The source for unrivalled maritime and trade information.

Our in-depth data, analysis and news enables customers around the world to address challenges – including market volatility, regulatory changes and global risks – while developing new opportunities and remaining competitive. Our customers rely on IHS Markit Maritime & Trade to make mission-critical decisions that support supply-chain, logistics, compliance, defense, procurement and commercial strategies. Our unsurpassed capabilities provide a real-time source for ship movements data and documents combined with trade data and commodity movements to help organizations and governments prepare for the future, ensure regulatory compliance and secure oceans and ports from security threats.

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Ship Tracking

Real time ship monitoring – Follow a fleet’s global movements – routes, speeds and arrival times.

Ship and Port Data

The industry’s largest maritime database providing data on ships, companies, builders, ports, movements, fixtures, casualties, performance and security.

Trade Data

Access detailed imports and exports data to evaluate new markets and research competitor activity.

Commodity Tracking and Forecasting

Predict freight rates with confidence and track waterborne commodity movements to gain a competitive advantage.

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Rahul Kapoor

He 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, Mr. Kapoor 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. Mr. Kapoor 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

He 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, Mr. Katsoulas 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. Mr. Katsoulas 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

Mr. Lee is a lead shipping analyst and associate director for commodities analytics and freight forecasting service in IHS Markit Singapore. He has participated in several maritime consulting projects such as freight and asset price forecast modeling, AIS analytics for fleet and commodities, shipbuilding market analysis, and global ports traffic analysis. He played major role to build both IHS Markit's (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. He 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, IHS Markit 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 IHS Markit, 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 market 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, MICS, F.NMIS

Mr. Shukla, Associate Director with the Maritime & Trade team at IHS Markit, 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 IHS Markit, Mr. Shukla 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. Mr. Shukla is a Postgraduate in Management and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Singapore branch.

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Dalibor Gogic

Based in London, UK, he brings more than a decade of experience in shipping analysis and research. He provides insight into shipping market developments and variables that influence this industry, as well as other major commodity markets. Mr. Gogic has a deep knowledge of the oil chartering market and the cost and economics of transport and trade. Mr. Gogic has helped develop the fleet capacity forecast for which he serves as the lead analyst. He provides guidance on vessel classes, demand drivers, trade flows and their interaction for different shipping fleet segments. He also contributes to other projects involving freight rates, trade flows and market dynamics. Previously, Mr. Gogic served a shipping analyst for the Worldscale Association in London, where he worked extensively on calculating spot market rates and analyzing port cost discrepancies and transit cost/time variances. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gogic worked in other aspects of shipping, such as port agency, and import and export and he gained operational knowledge of the commercial aspects of the tanker and container markets. He holds Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies from Kotor University, Montenegro, and a Master of Science in Ship and Shipping Management from Southampton Solent University, UK. Mr. Gogic is a member of ICS (The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers).

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Peter Tirschwell

Mr. Tirschwell 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. Mr. Tirschwell 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. He 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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The role of East and Southeast Asia in the Global Value Chain in Electronics

07 Dec 2021 Asia Pacific

In this webinar we will identify the role of (i) East and Southeast Asia economies and (ii) airborne trade in the global value chain in electronics using the data available in the IHS Markit Global Trade Analytics Suite (GTAS), primarily data reported by individual states from IHS Markit Global Trade Atlas (GTA), as well as forecast from the IHS Markit GTAS Forecasting database.

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