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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Economy

China’s Housing Market

Chinese house price growth accelerated in January with the price of newly constructed commercial residential properties in 70 medium and large cities rising by an average 10.8% year-on-year, up from...

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News Steel

Chinese Daily Steel Output Late January

Daily crude steel output in 21-31 January at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills fell 0.3% compared with the previous ten days of January at 1.82 Mt, according to data from the industry...

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News Economy,Oil

Pertamina to Double Refining Capacity by 2026

Indonesia’s Pertamina is planning a capital expenditure of $4.2B this year and will raise it to $7B per year during 2021-2026, as part of plans to double its oil refinery capacity to 2M b/d by the end...

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News Oil

Weekly US Crude Exports Surge to Record High

US crude oil exports during the week ending 15 February rose 1.24M b/d w-o-w and 1.56M b/d y-o-y to a record of 3.61M b/d, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed. Exports averaged...

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News Coal

China Restricts Australian Coal Imports

Imports of Australian coking coal into China were restricted at the five ports managed by Dalian customs on 21 February in the north-eastern province of Liaoning, according to sources reported by IHS....

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News Economy

Eurozone Economic Growth Remains “Muted”

The IHS Markit Flash Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers’ index rose slightly month-on-month in February, up 0.4 to 51.4. Whilst this was the highest reading for three months, overall expansion “remained muted” as the manufacturing PMI contracted during the month.

News Oil

Venezuela Fire Incident Disrupts Crude Transportation

A fire which broke out on Tuesday at Venezuela’s 300K b/d Ero pumping station in the Orinoco belt has been placed under control, but it has disrupted crude transportation through pipelines, Reuters...

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News Grain

Australian Wheat Harvest in 2018/19

Official estimates of Australian wheat production in 2018/19 (July-June) are for an 11-year low of 17.3 Mt, down 19% year-on-year.  

Event Research & Consultancy

Biomass Trade and Power Europe 2019

SSY were represented at the CMT Biomass Trade and Power Europe conference on 12-13 February in Copenhagen by Derek Langston, Head of SSY Consultancy & Research, who presented on dry bulk freight market developments.

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.