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Dry Bulk Reporter
Inderpreet covers all vessel sizes in the dry bulk market ranging from valemaxes to handies. She writes analytical reports and market commentaries as well as annual and quarterly outlook, supply analysis, demand assessment and freight market coverage for Lloyd’s List. She has a keen interest in uncovering topics which impact the shipping industry.
Inderpreet contributes to the monthly magazine, The Intelligence and is also involved in other flagship projects like Lloyd’s List Top 100.
She also provides our in-depth coverage on Indian shipping industry and port-related developments in the nation.
Prior to joining Lloyd’s List, Inderpreet was a research analyst with Drewry Maritime Services covering the dry bulk market. She managed and authored Drewry’s flagship publications - Shipping Insight and Dry Bulk Forecaster. She has also been a member of the team advising on vessel valuations and port feasibility studies.
Inderpreet has a master’s degree in economics with a specialisation in international trade and is well versed with analytical platforms like SPSS and SAS.
Originally from India, Inderpreet relocated to Singapore in 2015 as she thought it would be nicer to count the capesizes while stuck in traffic.
When she’s not writing or tracking vessel movements, you can find her rolling through the town which offers plenty of food or revel in dancing to the beats of Bollywood songs.
Latest From Inderpreet Walia
Geopolitical developments in particular around Chinese coal imports are putting the brakes on dry bulk demand, according to BIMCO. However, it remains to be seen at what level China will set new coal quotas and how the spat with Australia develops
Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel tracking data shows that the 2015-built, 37,503 dwt vessel Ince Point carrying Australian wheat is scheduled to reach Ho Chi Minh City on December 10. This is the first of what could be 60 ships carrying wheat to global markets
Prices paid to shipowners for their vintage tonnage are predicted to remain buoyant, with a reasonably good recycling offering expected in the coming year
Timber from Australia is the latest commodity to be hit by a series of bans and other trade barriers imposed by Beijing, including shipments of coal held up in customs in recent days, souring relations between the two countries
The delay in berthing has been attributed to the Chinese Customs authorities not granting import clearances. Meanwhile, the service contracts of the 23 Indian crew members on board the bulk carrier have long expired, with most of them sailing for about 15 months now
The arbitrage on coal imports is huge and the only limiting factor for imports to China today is the lack of import quotas, noted head of Klaveness Research Peter Lindström. He believes that the high domestic coal price in China will trigger a softer stance towards imports in the coming months