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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesia’s Coal, Nickel Ore and Bauxite Exports

Indonesian coal exports retreated from March’s all-time high of 42.1 Mt to 38.5 Mt in March, although still up by 5.3 Mt year-on-year, Bank Indonesia data show. At 154.8 Mt, shipments in January-April...

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News Steel

World Steel Production Data

Record monthly steel production in China (+10.0% to 89.1 Mt), drove global crude steel output to a new high of 162.7 Mt in May, up by 5.4% year-on-year, the World Steel Association reports. By contrast,...

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News Oil

China’s CPP Exports Fall in May Despite Domestic Oversupply

China’s total CPP exports (naphtha, gasoline, kerosene and diesel) dropped 468K b/d m-o-m and 332K b/d y-o-y to 901K b/d in May, customs data showed. At 296K b/d and 230K b/d, exports of diesel and...

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News Oil

Fire Causes Extensive Damage to USAC’s Largest Refinery

A fire has broken out at Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ 330K b/d refinery in Philadelphia following a large explosion, newswires report. The refinery is the largest plant on the US East Coast. The cause...

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News Grain

US Grain Shipments Slow

Flooding and high water levels along the lower Mississippi continue to disrupt cargo loading in the region. US exports of corn, wheat and soyabeans combined dropped to the lowest level since September 2017 at 1.81 Mt in the week ending the 13 June as both corn and soyabean shipments slowed.

News Steel

Japan’s Steel Output Slows Further

Japanese crude steel production fell on an annual basis for the ninth consecutive month in May, dropping by 4.6% to 8.7 Mt, the Japanese Iron and Steel Federation reports. As a consequence, output in the first five months of the year was down by 4.3% on the same period in 2018 at 42.3 Mt.

News Oil

Ecuador’s Esmeraldas Refinery to Remain Shut in July

Ecuador’s 100K b/d Esmeraldas refinery will remain offline until the end of July due to technical issues at its main crude processing unit discovered during maintenance, Reuters reports citing an official...

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News Coal

South Korea’s Coal Imports Edge Higher

South Korean coal imports climbed to a three-month high of 11.3 Mt in May, up slightly year-on-year, as increased coking coal shipments countered a drop in steam coal volumes, according to the Tex Report....

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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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