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Shop talk: Marco Polo-Pole Star on smoothing maritime trade transactions
Shop talk: Marco Polo-Pole Star on smoothing maritime trade transactions
Simon Ring
1 September 2020

TXF sat down with Simon Ring, global head of financial markets compliance at Pole Star, and Jeff Handler, global head of special projects & network adoption strategy at Marco Polo to discuss what the partnership will achieve in the choppy waters of the trade finance market.

Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?
Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?
Simon Ring
22 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the trade community how paramount the maritime industry is to keeping global supply chains flowing. But will digitisation help lower the significant associated costs with the manual paper-based sector?

Expert briefing: Stormy waters ahead for global trade and shipping
Expert briefing: Stormy waters ahead for global trade and shipping
Simon Ring
6 February 2020

The maritime industry’s growing regulatory complexities and lengthy paper-based loan application procedures are convoluting access to trade finance for corporates in the sector. But can digitisation raise the levels of compliance and put an end to sanction headaches and shipment delays?