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News Steel

EU Steel Exports in November

EU steel exports in November fell 0.4 Mt year-on-year to 1.7 Mt, official data show. In January-November exports totalled 19.0 Mt, down 2.0 Mt on the same period last year.

News Oil

IEA Oil Market Report Highlights

In its January Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency has kept its forecast for global oil demand growth in 2018 and 2019 largely unchanged at 1.3M b/d and 1.4M b/d respectively, as the...

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News Iron Ore

Peruvian Iron Ore Production Stop

Iron ore producer Shougang Hierro Peru (SHP) has been ordered to “immediately cease transportation and storage of mining materials” following the detection of environmentally hazardous leaks at the...

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News Coal

Vietnam’s Coal Imports in 2018

Vietnamese coal imports in 2018 rose by 8.0 Mt year-on-year to 22.7 Mt, according to the country’s latest customs data as reported by IHS. Growth in 2018 imports was supported by increased shipments from Indonesia (+5.3 Mt to 11.1 Mt) and Australia (+3.1 Mt to 5.9 Mt).

News Oil

Japan’s December Petchem Naphtha Imports

Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector stood at 1.31M tonnes (about 385K b/d) in December, up 0.07M tonnes (about 18K b/d) m-o-m and 0.08M tonnes (about 22K b/d) higher y-o-y, Reuters...

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News Minor Bulks

Chinese Bauxite and Nickel Ore Imports In November

A rise in year-on-year shipments from Australia (+1.3 Mt to 3.3 Mt) and Guinea (+0.1 Mt to 2.9 Mt), coupled with continuing ramp-up in Indonesian cargoes (+1.1 Mt to 1.3 Mt), helped raise Chinese bauxite...

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News Steel

Hot Rolled Band Prices in January

There was a $40/t decline in the US domestic hot rolled band (HRB) price in the three weeks to 16 January reaching, an 11-month low of $806/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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News Oil

US Crude Imports Rise Steeply W-o-W, Crude Runs Ease

US crude exports during the week ending 11 January jumped 901K b/d w-o-w and 1.72M b/d y-o-y to 2.97M b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Exports averaged 2.56M b/d during the...

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Event Research & Consultancy

ICS Dry Bulk Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at this annual event, held in Vancouver on 15 November. His paper included an analysis of the impact on dry bulk trade from the US-China...

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Event Research & Consultancy

2018 KOBC Maritime Conference

The inaugural conference organised by Korea Ocean Business Corporation was held in Busan on 8 November. SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was among the speakers where his topic was "Dry Bulk Market Prospects in a Changing Landscape".

Event Dry Cargo

Metcoke World Summit 2018

John Keeshan, Senior Director of Chartering at SSY USA, was a speaker at this year's event held in Pittsburgh on 7-8 November, where his paper examined the key factors shaping the dry bulk freight market in 2018 and the outlook for the supply/demand balance in 2019. 

Event Dry Cargo

Regional Coal Buyers Conference 2018

Held in Malaysia on 8-10 October, this conference included a presentation by SSY's Robin Thomas on recent developments in, and prospects for, the dry bulk freight market.  Dr Thomas also participated...

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