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News Coal,Freight

Beira Port Closure

According to IHS the Mozambican Port of Beira is closed to all traffic as a consequence of destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai. Extensive damage to infrastructure and flooding has been reported...

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News Oil

New Deep-Water Production Starts in Brazil

The Petrobras-operated FPSO P77 with a processing capacity of 150K b/d has began production in the Buzios field within the pre-salt region of Barcia de Santos, the company said on its website.

Production...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore and Coal Imports Fall in February

Japanese iron ore imports fell on an annual basis for the fourth consecutive month in February, dropping by 4.9% to 9.7 Mt, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance. This left inbound shipments...

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News Oil

OPEC/non-OPEC Committee Defers April Meeting

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee overseeing the OPEC/non-OPEC production curbs met in Baku (Azerbaijan) on Monday and recommended deferring a decision on whether to extend output cuts until...

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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesia’s Mineral Exports Rise

Indonesian coal exports climbed sharply to 39.7 Mt in January, up by 5.0 Mt year-on-year to just below the all-time high of 40.4 Mt achieved in October 2018, Bank Indonesia data show. Shipments have...

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News Steel

EU Steel Exports Slow

EU steel exports slipped to a four-month low of 1.6 Mt in January, down by 0.1 Mt year-on-year, according to Eurofer (The European Steel Association). This marked the ninth consecutive annual decline in shipments.

News Iron Ore

Further Iron Ore Mine Closure in Brazil

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale has confirmed the court enforced shuttering of its 12.8 Mtpa Timbopeba mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. This closure follows stoppages at the Brucutu, Córrego do Feijão...

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News Economy

China’s Housing Market in February

Chinese house price growth accelerated in February with the price of newly constructed commercial residential properties in 70 medium and large cities rising by an average of 11.1% year-on-year, up...

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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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