11 December 2013
It is safe to conclude already that it has been another truly amazing year for Chinese iron ore imports. A growth rate of 10.8% for the first 11 months as compared to the same period last year is solid. Evident also from the freight rate development in the Capesize market, the last 5 months have been exceptional, with 17.8% y-o-y growth for July-November.
12 June 2013
Bulk is not only about China even though it is a key driver. In this section, we have taken a closer look at the European seaborne coal markets, which is going through some interesting times right now. European coal demand has been in a slump ever since early 2009,
15 August 2010
Demand: We see that the freight rate index levels from China show that rates to Europe have been very stable around 1,800 (index value) since April with a slight negative trend over the last three weeks. Spot prices from Shanghai have been equally firm at around USD 1,900 per TEU. Meanwhile, rates for containers heading for US West Coast continue to soar. Since early April the China Containerized Freight Index for the US West Coast has gone up by 20%.
11 August 2010
Demand: There is no doubt that the main drivers in dry bulk shipping are beginning to show some muscle; China and perhaps even more so, vessel oversupply in particular in the Capesize segment, is responsible for recent weakness in rates as well as adding doubt to the future.
10 August 2010
World growth is now projected at 4.6% in 2010. Relative to the April 2010 World Economic Outlook (WEO), this represents an upward revision of about ½ a percentage point in 2010, reflecting stronger activity during the first half of the year. At the same time, Eurozone downside risks have risen sharply amid renewed financial turbulence.
08 August 2010
14 August 2019
The trade war has brought increased attention to the soya bean trade between the US and China with 2019 offering conflicting narratives.
02 April 2019
Exports to China rose in January, reaching 1.4 million tonnes, up from only 69,079 tonnes in December and accounting for 30.7% of total US soya bean exports in January.
11 June 2019
Economic growth around the world is slowing, and several governments – including Germany, China and South Korea – have announced stimulus packages to boost their economies.
27 August 2019
The highest US crude oil exports to China in 11 months lifted total seaborne US crude oil exports to a record high at 11.9 million (m) tonnes in June 2019.