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. She is a regular contributor to the monthly Intelligence magazine.
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 energy crisis afflicting China and other countries has led to factories shutting down amid power shortages, which means less iron ore demand. This may continue through the winter
Force majeure declarations at Richard’s Bay in South Africa and Vanino in Russia come at a time of surging coal demand amid an energy shortage
Steep backwardation into next year could be a sign of an impending correction, although the first quarter tends to be the weakest in any case. The timing and extent of the fall is debatable, however
Bulker owners are enjoying ‘spectacular’ earnings due in part to congestion, with a profitable market expected to continue for a large part of 2022, says BIMCO analyst
All routes are above $100,000 per day, according to the Baltic Exchange. The biggest gain has come from the Australia-Japan voyage, which is edging closer to the $200,000 mark
Provided there is restraint in newbuilding ordering, the dry bulk market could sustain its strength until at least 2024, according to owners on a Capital Link panel