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Speakers Interviews

Ahead of Tank Storage Asia, discover more about the latest trends and developments that are to be discussed at this year's conference. We have a series of exclusive interviews lined-up, so here is a short preview of what you can expect to see at the conference.


Chua Chye Poh

The potential of big data & AI to enhance terminal utilisation

Chye Poh Chua, founder of ShipsFocus, explains how big data and artificial intelligence was used at Singapore's port to reduce wait time and enhance storage terminal utilisation. 

The prospect has never been brighter for the tanker shipping and tank terminal industries in dealing with wait time and utilisation in ports. 


Lai Siang Yeong

Lai Siang Yeong, A holistic approach to managing risk

Oiltanking Asia Pacific’s Lai Siang Yeong explains how one of the largest independent tank storage operators has utilised Singapore’s new Safety Case regime to tailor its risk mitigating measures and address risk in a more comprehensive manner.

Introduced in September 2017, Singapore’s safety case regime enhances and streamlines regulations for major hazard installations and offers a more holistic approach for storage operators to address and manage their risks.


Sushant Gupta

Sushant Gupta, Shifting tides of global crude trade

Sushant Gupta, director – Asia-Pacific Refining at Wood Mackenzie, examines the market dynamics currently shaping global crude trade flows and the impact IMO 2020 will have in the future.

Global crude trade flows are expected to change significantly, which will have profound implications for crude oil producers, refiners, traders, shippers and storage players.


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A hydrogen economy needs to prioritise industrial use

Runeel Daliah, analyst at Lux Research examines why the industrial sector is driving hydrogen technology innovation and the crucial role the storage sector will play as this economy evolves.

The ongoing transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy has raised the level of interest and investment in renewable hydrogen.


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Exploiting investment opportunities for India’s petroleum demand

In an interview with Tank Storage Magazine, Sridhar Ramamurthy, downstream advisor, explains that India's energy consumption per capita is one third of the global average and that strong demand is expected to be sustained.

With petroleum product demand continuing to outstrip supply in the future, India's reliance on imported fuels presents a strong opportunity for independent storage operators to invest in the country's logistics infrastructure.


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Oil market buffers should offer comfort amid geopolitical risks

Paul Hickin, director, EMEA oil news & analysis at Platts explains the importance of buffers and spare storage capacity in global oil markets amid geopolitical uncertainty.

Concerns over oil demand growth, stubborn stock levels and strong US supply have emboldened OPEC and its allies to keep cutting output. But the risk of miscalculation and significant disruption in the Middle East, sanctions on Venezuela and geopolitical uncertainties in countries such as Libya and Nigeria have raised the stakes for security of supply. OPEC's growing spare capacity in particular, along with strategic stocks, should provide an extra layer of comfort.