Senior Markets Reporter
Nidaa Bakhsh joined Lloyd’s List in September 2015 to beef up dry bulk coverage as part of the editorial expansion that saw six other reporters join globally. She is responsible for weekly market commentaries for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize bulkers, as well as company news related to dry bulk owners and operators. She also dips into offshore analysis, wet markets, port news and containers when the need arises.
Nidaa is a seasoned reporter and joins us from Bloomberg News where she covered energy companies and oil, refining markets for almost eight years. Before that, she covered the petrochemicals sector at Platts, a unit of McGraw Hill, for over four years covering price assessments for aromatics, methanol, and styrenics.
She started her career in trade journalism in 2001, covering European power and natural gas markets at PH Energy, founded by Patrick Heren, before the publication was sold to Icis-Heren.
Nidaa was born in Zimbabwe and speaks fluent French and some German. She enjoys travelling, gardens and baking.
Latest From Nidaa Bakhsh
The strong fertiliser inflows, which have been acquired at discounts, have benefited panamax and supramax bulk carriers the most, preventing a complete collapse in the spot market of these segments
While demand from Europe may be low right now, Asia will suck in more volumes, with suppliers looking to maximise output. The continued shake-up in coal trades should lead to tonne-mile growth this year, benefiting mid-sized bulkers
Optimists are pinning monumental hopes on China’s recovery, but the extent of demand increase is not yet clear. Recent property market data and iron ore import forecasts has sent out a worrying sign
Greater volatility amid uncertainty related to geopolitics, and the pandemic effects disrupting supply chains, is bound to drive interest in the new futures contracts at this time, says SGX head of commodities
About 16% of customers renewing contracts walked away due to tightening terms and as rates, on average, increased 30%, company says, adding that it expects the chemical tanker market to remain strong
Newly-launched capesize, on a 60-day round voyage from China to South Africa, has been running on LNG to test performance, despite high gas prices