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Nidaa Bakhsh

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.

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Suspected cyber attack disrupts South African ports

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Containers Ports and Logistics

Can the iron ore trade prop up capesizes?

Optimism abounds as higher iron ore exports are expected to coincide with greater demand for coal transportation, which has the potential to ‘significantly tighten’ vessel supply, says Breakwave Advisors

International Dry Bulk

Himalaya Shipping lists in Oslo after fundraising

Company says the equity issue was ‘significantly’ oversubscribed and was directed towards a few industrial and financial investors

Dry Bulk Norway

Black Sea grain trade to support bulkers

Tonne-miles given a boost by a shift in trade patterns, with Australian barley moving to Saudi Arabia and Ukrainian supplies moving to China, according to brokerage Simpson Spence Young

Dry Bulk International

Flag states shoot down move to speed up casualty investigations

Despite repeated pledges from the IMO secretariat to require governments to transparently investigate serious shipping casualties, flag states have quietly shot down attempts to impose a time limit on publication of reports. This comes after Lloyd’s List revealed that governments were still failing to publish around 40% of casualty investigations three years after Lloyd’s List first revealed that well over half of all reports were not being completed

International Casualty

China’s port congestion ties up 565 bulkers

Port congestion is mostly affecting panamax and supramax segments, which comprise more than 65% of bulk carriers waiting to berth, according to Lloyd's List Intelligence data

Dry Bulk China
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