18 July 2018
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,
31 January 2019
Total imports of iron ore and soya beans were lower in 2018 than in 2017, down 1% and 7.9% respectively, and although imports of coal grew 3.7% in 2018, this was slower than the growth in 2017.
04 December 2012
China’s continued hunger for iron ore for its steel-making industry, alongside coal imports, is expected to become stronger in 2013.
11 April 2012
There is no doubt that it takes time from when commodities are bought and transportation fixed and executed to the cargo being landed at the buyer’s desired port of discharge. There’s also no doubt that buying activity for staple cargoes such as coal and iron ore was hectic during the final months of 2011.
15 August 2011
Overall dry bulk demand is developing in a disappointing way. By the beginning of the year, overall demand was forecast by
11 January 2011
The flooding in Queensland is primarily affecting the important coal export from Australia. Iron ore which is exported out of West Australia is not directly affected yet
24 January 2011
The current weakness in the Capesize segment will not go away any time soon. Capesize rates have defied gravity on the back of strong demand for particularly coal
13 February 2018
Chinese seaborne imports of iron ore, coal and crude oil have all grown strongly throughout 2017. Both seaborne imports of crude oil and iron ore have reached the highest levels ever recorded, while coal reached the highest level in three years.
Imports of crude oil and coal have benefitted the shipping industry to the greatest extent as both volumes and distances have increased.
22 January 2016
Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations.