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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Steel

Chinese Steel Output Increases On The Year

Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills rose 7.3% on the year-ago level to 1.9 Mt in the period 21-31 October, according to data from the industry association...

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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesian Coal Exports Increase

Indonesian coal (including lignite) exports in September rose 3.4% on the year-ago level to 35.3 Mt, according to the latest data released by Bank Indonesia. The country’s nickel ore exports also increased,...

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News Coal

Turkey’s Coking Coal Imports Edge Up On The Year

Turkey’s coking coal imports in the first nine months of 2018 rose by 2% on the year-ago level to 4.10 Mt, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute quoted by IHS. Despite raised import...

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News Oil

Saudi Arabia Hints on Extension of Production Curbs in 2019

The OPEC/non-OPEC coalition needs to cut oil supply next year by about 1M b/d from October’s levels to balance the market, according to statements from Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister cited by Reuters....

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News Oil

Nigeria’s Oil Production Drops amid Rising Security Risks

Nigeria’s oil production (including condensates) dropped about 70K b/d m-o-m to 2.09M b/d in October, newswires report citing estimates by the country’s oil ministry. The decline was attributed to rising sabotage attacks on production facilities.

News Oil

Kuwaiti, Saudi Crude Supplies to Sinochem Set to Rise in 2019

China’s Sinochem Corp has agreed to crude oil supply deals for 2019 with the national oil companies of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, with volumes from both suppliers expected to be more than 20% higher than...

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News Grain

US Corn & Soyabean Exports

After softening in late October, US corn exports rebounded to a four-week high of 1.36 Mt in the week ending 1 November, up by 0.87 Mt year-on-year, the US Department of Agriculture reports, helping...

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News Steel

Chinese Steel Prices Decline

Chinese flat steel prices have weakened markedly, with the price of hot rolled band dropping to $491/t on 9 November, a decline of over $40/t in the past six weeks, according to World Steel Dynamics....

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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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Event Research & Consultancy

Mjunction Indian Steel Markets Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research presented an outlook for the dry bulk freight market at this event, held in Kolkata on 7-8 June 2018. He explained the reasons for the rise in ocean...

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