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News Economy

Eurozone Economic Growth Remains Subdued in May

The IHS Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ (PMI) Index slipped 0.2 month-on-month in May to 47.9, according to preliminary ‘flash’ estimates, as manufacturing output contracted for a fourth successive month.

News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Imports of Iron Ore and Coal in April

Japanese iron ore imports climbed 0.8% year-on-year in April to 10.0 Mt, after five successive months of decline, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance.

Meanwhile, the country’s coal imports in April increased by 1.9% annually to 15.1 Mt.

News Steel

Japanese Crude Steel Output in April

Japanese crude steel production slipped 0.8% year-on-year in April to 8.7 Mt, according to the latest data from the Japan Iron and Steel Federation. At 33.6 Mt, output in January-April was 4.3% below the same period in 2018.

News Steel

Late-April Chinese Daily Steel Output

Daily crude steel production in the last 10 days of April at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills grew by 4.7% year-on-year to 2.00 Mt, just below the mid-April production figure of...

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News Coal

Chinese Coking Coal Imports Jumps in April

The 3.0 Mt year-on-year rise in Chinese coal imports in April to 25.3 Mt featured a 9-month high for coking coal imports which jumped 2.9 Mt year-on-year to 7.4 Mt, whilst inbound shipments of steam...

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News Oil

India’s Crude Imports Rise in April, CPP Exports Ease (1)

India’s crude oil imports rose 250K b/d m-o-m and 600K b/d y-o-y to 4.82M b/d in April, the highest since October 2018, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell show.

Meanwhile, the...

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News Corporate

Peter Kitching 1938 - 2019

London: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019:  It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter Kitching, former Chairman of Simpson Spence Young (SSY), has passed away, aged 80.



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News Coal

Indian Coal Production Rises in April

India’s coal output rose 1.3 Mt year-on-year in April to 55.1 Mt, according to provisional IHS estimates based on the latest government data. Meanwhile, in the week to 20 April, total coal stocks at...

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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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