Market Intelligence

Hurricane and the Aftermath: What’s Making News in the Chemical Industry?

Apart from the usual volatility concerns plaguing the chemical industry every now and then, Q3 2017 witnessed one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history. Not only did this paralyze normal life but also impacted the chemical industry to a large extent. The short-term damage looks massive and this will affect both the domestic and global markets.

NDC to Revolutionize Corporate Travel

NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry supported program launched by IATA (International Air Transport Association) for the development of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). NDC allows for enhanced communication between the airlines, agents and technology companies.

Overcoming Production Decoupling Challenges

In the past, creative agencies would identify the production houses they wanted to work with, and the agencies would add a hidden markup of 4-5% to the production cost that was subsequently passed through to their clients. This practice began to change with the rise of production decoupling, where marketers would choose the production houses with which the agencies would work.

A Perspective on Refrigerated Container Trade Growth

The refrigerated container market has been growing at a healthy pace over the past few years. With specialized reefer capacity expected to fall further, the growth in demand for refrigerated container capacity is expected to outpace the growth for dry container slots.

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