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28 articles found for transport:

  • Are European Airlines on the Path to Recovery Post the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    The global airline industry was considerably affected due to COVID-19, owing to complete shutdown on travel. However, as the ferocity of the pandemic gradually mitigates in European countries, air travel has resumed. Various technological innovations have been proposed to help airlines and airports eliminate the spread of infection. Governments are also taking initiatives to help revive the industry. Will the European airlines be able to emerge from this crisis unscathed?

  • Hydrogen Economy - Are Liquid Hydrogen Carriers the answer?

    Hydrogen, despite being the smallest and the lightest of all elements, is difficult to transport. Amid its rising popularity as an alternative fuel, the logistics of delivery and storage pose a concern. Various methods are used for delivery, of which some are costly or complex. Liquid hydrogen carriers (LHCs) could be the solution to the logistics problem.

  • Demonetization’s Impact on the Indian Automotive Sector — Short-term Slump Will Subside Once Cash Flow Normalizes

    The Indian government’s bold move to invalidate large currency denominations in November has led to a severe liquidity crunch across the nation for over two months now. In an economy where dealing in hard cash is deeply entrenched, this has, invariably, resulted in a slowdown across several sectors.

    The automotive sector is among several other cash-starved sectors coping with India’s demonetization and slow transition to normalcy.

  • Crude Oil Solidification – Unexplored Opportunities

    Crude oil prices have plunged to a 22-year low. Oil importers are trying to leverage this situation by buying more oil and storing in the available facilities. However, due to high demand, these facilities have reached their limit and become expensive. The stockpile continues to build owing to the crash in demand caused by the worldwide lockdown. A few technologies have been ideally developed for easy transport of bitumen through solidification. These emerging technologies must be explored and commercialized to find a solution to the oil storage issue.

  • Indian Government Invalidates Large Currency Denominations — Could This Affect the Nation’s Liquidity and GDP?


    Remember remember
    The 8th of November
    A bid to foil terror was plot
    With scant hours to midnight
    The government done did right
    A mortal blow to the shadow they wrought.

  • 8 Things to Look for in a Good Research Partner

    If you're in business, you're at war.

    Odds are you’re also trying to run a lean business, which means you've not got enough manpower to chuck into the trenches.

    When it comes to gathering critical information about the markets, the competitors, or even the feasibility of key business decisions; most firms operating out there have in-house research experts that are a jack of all trades, but masters of none. And this might work in few cases.

    Sometimes though, and this definitely sneaks up on the weary that aren’t wary, you’ll need to spring a little extra for situations that call for specific expertise.

    Your first big decision is whether you want to tackle this internally, or hire a Research Partner. 

  • Kuwait Inflation Is at Its Lowest Since March 2004

    Kuwait’s consumer inflation declined to 0.5% YoY in September 2017 following a 1.2% YoY gain in August, according to Kuwait’s Central Statistical Bureau. This was the lowest inflation since March 2004. 

  • Nanocapsules

    Nanocapsules are submicroscopic colloidal drug carrier systems made up of an oily or an aqueous core in-turn surrounded by a thin polymer membrane.

  • Silicon-based LHCs: Driving Carbon-free Hydrogen Economy

    In our previous article, we shared an overview of liquid hydrogen carriers (LHCs) and their role in the rapid adoption of hydrogen as a fuel. Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) are currently the popular choice for storing and transporting H2. However, these carriers eventually degrade over time in the form of carbon emissions. Recently, silicon-based carriers, which are free of carbon, have been introduced as a solution to the problem. In this segment, HySiLabs has developed HydroSil, a promising silicon-based LHC. This article highlights the implications of HydroSil on current and future hydrogen economy, as expressed by Vincent Lôme, Ph.D., CSO and co-founder of HySiLabs.

  • How has COVID-19 Impacted the GCC Auto Sector

    Historically low oil prices and decreased demand in the aftermath of COVID-19 – a double whammy for the GCC economy – have severely impacted all sectors in the region, including auto industry. Along with low unit sales, traffic on roads has decreased amid the crisis. However, certain growth opportunities are emerging even during the tough times. Additionally, some countermeasures can be taken to help the sector ride out the challenging environment.

  • Contactless Delivery – Saving Lives Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, measures are being taken across the world to practice social distancing and limit human contact. In such a scenario, emerging technologies such as drones, robots, and autonomous vehicles have come to the rescue and are being deployed to perform various functions. Their usage has helped hospital staff, security personnel, and retailers. Will these technologies continue to be deployed even when the crisis is overcome, or are they only being used as a temporary arrangement?

  • Adoption of Online Education Tools: A Short-term Measure or Long-term Trend?

    The ongoing lockdowns worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the schedules of schools and colleges. The virus attacked when most schools were already closing for a summer break. Post the break, academic institutions started using online video conference and education apps to continue tutoring, thereby ensuring that the academic year is not negatively impacted. Could this short-term measure become a long-term trend?

  • Saudi Arabia Budget 2017 — Expect Aggressive Deficit Reduction

    If its budget is anything to go by, Saudi Arabia sees 2017 as a glass half full.
    Assuming that global oil prices rise and they manage fiscal fine-tuning effectively, can Saudi Arabia lower deficits without raising debt?

  • Will Credit Growth Revive the Saudi Banking Sector?

    As Saudi Arabia begins diversifying its economy in earnest, the banking sector is looking forward to some favourable tailwinds amid government reforms and favorable demographics.

  • Market reactions on Coronavirus, Is it overhyped?

    The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in China has already started affecting various business sectors either directly or indirectly. As the death toll in the country climbs, China is forced to take preventive measures and focus its efforts on people’s health and safety. Increased leaves in factories, along with decreased travel and shopping, are already dragging a few sectors down. Will these effects lead to a global downturn or will they be a short-term panic attack? What will be the impact of this virus on the world economy? We attempt to answer these questions in this article.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) — Changing the Manufacturing Sector’s Landscape for Good

    Rising consumer demand, increasing technology penetration, and the advent of modern machines are disrupting traditional manufacturing processes, compelling the manufacturing sector to become more autonomous and self-driven.

  • Belt and Road Initiative – A Bumpy Ride

    The much-talked about Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious project of China, is set to strengthen connectivity between Europe and Asia. However, the project has run into rough weather, drawing criticism from various quarters—it is largely seen as a move by China to increase influence on smaller economies and gain entry to new markets. Will this project have a positive global impact or is it just another geopolitical move by one country aimed at self-aggrandizement?

  • Vietnam - A Promising Alternative to China for Sourcing

    Over the last few decades, China has remained the leading export hub for various categories; however, the country is now losing relevance as a trade partner due to several challenges. On the other hand, due to strong growth in economy, high availability of suppliers, lower labor costs as well as multiple FTAs; Vietnam is emerging as an attractive sourcing alternative for global organizations

  • Micro mobility in the fast lane – addressing the first and last mile commute

    The rising concern on environmental degradation has led to various solutions to reduce our carbon footprints. This business model, which involves shared use fleets of small e- vehicles has recently attracted a lot of attention, due to investments flooding it. The conducive environment has allowed this model to flourish and the futuristic outlook of its market is also positive.

  • India’s Ban on Chinese Apps – An Opportunity for Indian Tech Start-ups

    The political strain between India and China in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent Galwan Valley skirmish has prompted the Indian government to ban certain vulnerable apps that have a Chinese hand. Indian citizens are also favoring home-grown products in their attempt to boycott Chinese products and to support the government’s edict. With the pervasive presence of Chinese apps in almost all segments – from financial services to entertainment and gaming – the current ban opens up vast opportunities for Indian players. Can Indian start-ups rise to this challenge to meet technological demands and emerge as winners?

  • Reverse Innovation in Healthcare Sector

    Reverse innovation (RI) refers to pioneering techniques and ideas that are developed specifically to meet the needs of emerging countries and are later adopted by the Western countries, due to their impressive performance. This concept is gaining traction in healthcare as RI has multiple benefits for different stakeholders. Realizing the potential of innovations for emerging markets, companies are now actively working toward meeting the needs in these economies, which would not only do a larger good but also generate probably more revenues for the innovator. Prompted by this change in perspective, thinkers and innovators have devised healthcare solutions that have lowered the cost of medical solutions and addressed the constraints faced by poor countries.

  • Waste to Value

    Today, the environment is facing the threat of ecological imbalance, and one of the reasons for this is the massive amount of waste being generated. Efficient waste management is an urgent requirement, and every company needs to be responsible and ensure that waste is disposed through environment-friendly methods. Technological innovations have led to the emergence of various techniques of creating value from waste products. Waste management is now not just about recycling but reusing and ensuring optimum utilisation of all resources.

  • The What and Why of IMO 2020

    The proposed implementation of IMO 2020 on January 01, 2020, has thrown maritime companies in a tizzy as they prepare to comply with the new regulation. It is expected to bring about a massive shift in the industry, paving the way for either modification of vessels or changes in fuel requirements. The impact on shipping industry would be substantial with the demand-supply dynamics of fuel getting affected significantly. This article looks at possible changes on the part of maritime players and potential effect on the market.

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • 7 Factors That Are Holding Back China’s Shale Gas Revolution

    China’s aim to replicate the US shale gas revolution by 2020 has been stalled owing to multiple market, economic, and technological challenges.

  • PE Firms Going Long on US Online Short-Term Rental Market

    The vacation rental homes industry has developed rapidly and is set for more growth. Due to the promise it holds, the market has not only attracted venture capitalists but also witnessed an increase in mergers & acquisitions. This growth can be attributed to technological advancements and the market’s online nature, making it easy for travellers to choose, review and book. Hotel chains are also entering this space through either mergers or by creating smaller entities within to have a slice of the pie. Outlook for the industry remains positive and disruptive technologies will redefine the domain further.

  • Saudi Arabia’s "Vision 2030" to Transform its Economy

    The oil-dependent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a long-term blueprint to transform itself into a more diversified economy, with non-oil government revenues projected to increase six-fold to SAR1tn by 2030.
    It’s an ambitious dream to transform an economy that relies on crude oil exports for more than 70% of government revenues.
    Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 15-year economic plan is the boldest attempt yet in the Kingdom’s history to spur additional revenue streams amid a steep fall in commodity prices.

  • Budget 2017–18: It is What You Make of It

    Preponed, progressive, and pervasive, the Indian Government’s Budget had a few unexpected turns that could hint at things to come.


Blogs

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Infographics

8 infographics found for transport:

  • Global Refrigerated Transport Market

    A growing demand for frozen foods as well as better business models will bolster growth for the global refrigerated transport market.

  • Contactless Cards Growing in Popularity in the UK

    A popular substitute for small cash payments when dining out, getting groceries, and using public transport, the number of contactless payments are surging in the UK.

  • Growth in the Indian Telecom Tower Industry

    Exploding data traffic, a growing need for high-speed 3G and 4G networks, as well as greater smartphone penetration in rural areas has lead to in-building solutions and smaller cell sites; factors that are expected to drive the Indian telecom tower industry’s growth in the near future.

  • Alloy Wheel Market in India Growing Due to High-end Passenger Vehicle Variants

    The Indian alloy wheel market is expected to grow by 19% CAGR (2015-2020) primarily driven by the introduction of new high-end variant models of passenger vehicles.

  • Global Aluminium Automotive Sheets Market

    A demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles in North America and Europe as well as the growing popularity of EV vehicles will drive global demand for aluminium automotive sheets.

  • Pre-Owned Car Market in India

    A growing preference for used cars, the general decrease in holding periods, as well as the increasing number of new low-price variants will bolster growth in India's pre-owned car market.

  • European Fresh Food Packaging Market

    European fresh food packaging market is expected to reach USD10.7 billion by 2020 led by increasing demand for convenience food.

  • Global Video Over-the-Top (OTT) Services Market

    The global video OTT market could be worth USD 51 Bn by 2020, presenting opportunities to key industry participants such as content creators, distributors, and OTT service providers.


Special Reports

2 special reports found for transport:

  • Aircraft Safety Systems - In The Spotlight

    Not long after we first caressed the clouds, billions of travellers take to the skies every year on the world’s fastest mode of transport.

  • Is the Center of Steel Production Shifting Again?

    A combination of several factors has resulted in developing countries like China and India replacing traditional steel-producing countries such as the US, Japan, and Germany over the past few years.  There's another shift afoot, however, and new global centers of steel production are likely to emerge before long.