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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Oil

India’s August Petroleum Statistics

India’s crude oil imports dropped 220K b/d m-o-m to a 4-month low of 4.41M b/d in August, but were still 120K b/d higher y-o-y, data from the country’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell showed. Crude...

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News Coal,Economy

Taiwan’s Coal Imports Increase

Taiwanese coal imports rose by 0.4 Mt year-on-year to a fourteen-month high of 6.6 Mt in July as higher shipments from Australia and Indonesia countered a drop in cargoes from South Africa, IHS reports....

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News Steel

Japan’s Steel Production Rises

Japanese crude steel output edged up to 8.8 Mt in August, 0.9% higher year-on-year, the Japan Iron and Steel Association reports. Steel output in January-August grew by 0.8% on the same period in 2017 to 70.2 Mt.

News Oil

Japan’s Refiners Shy Away from Iranian Crude

Japanese oil refiners have temporarily halted loadings of Iranian oil and are buying alternative supplies, as it remains unclear whether waivers will be granted from the upcoming US sanctions on Iran...

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News Coal

Queensland Coal Shipments Slow in August

Coal exports from the five Queensland ports of Gladstone, Dalrymple Bay, Hay Point, Abbott Point and Mackay slipped to a four-month low of 18.0 Mt in August, down by 1.4 Mt year-on-year, port authority...

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News Iron Ore

Record Canadian Iron Ore Shipments

Canada’s iron ore exports surged to a record 4.8 Mt (excl. cargoes to the US) in July, up by 1.0 Mt year-on-year, according to the Tex Report, as shipments accelerated following the ending of strike...

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News Oil

US Weekly Crude Exports Rebound Above 2M b/d

US crude oil exports during the week ending 14 September rose 539K b/d w-o-w and 1.44M b/d y-o-y to 2.37M b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Exports averaged 1.87M b/d during...

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News Coal

Indian Coal Supplies Tighten

Coal stocks at Indian power stations dropped to the lowest level since November 2017 at just 7 days’ supply (12.3 Mt) on 17 September, according to data from 121 power stations monitored by the country’s...

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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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Event Research & Consultancy

TXF Natural Resources and Commodity Finance

Speaking at this year's event, held in Amsterdam on 17-18 May 2018, Simpson Spence Young's Head of Research John Kearsey contrasted the uneven recovery in dry bulk freight markets with the continued downswing in the tanker sector.

Event Dry Cargo

Profercy World PKS Forum

Robin Thomas, Business Manager for SSY's Dry Cargo Division, was among the speakers at the conference held in Abu Dhabi on 8-10 May 2018. His paper highlighted the importance of movements in bunker...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Argus Marpol Strategy Summit

Held in Houston on 23-25 April 2018, this event included a presentation by SSY's Vivek Srivastava on "The Scrubber Decision For A VLCC - To Fit or Not To Fit?"