Links to previous press releases are below.
Japanese coal imports were flat year-on-year in March at 15.7 Mt, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance. At 46.3 Mt, 1q19 shipments were down 1.7% on the same quarter in 2018.
China’s net new bank loans rose to 1.69 trillion yuan in March, up 0.57 trillion yuan year-on-year, according to data from the People’s Bank of China.
Meanwhile, Chinese industrial production...Read More
South Korean Steam Coal Imports Slide in March
At 7.3 Mt, South Korean steam coal imports (incl. anthracite) in March fell to their lowest level since May 2010, down 2.1 Mt year-on-year, according to IHS. Imports in the year to date totalled 28.8 Mt, 1.2 Mt below the year ago level.
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".
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.