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Nidaa Bakhsh

Senior Markets Reporter

London

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

Plight of abandoned seafarers is ‘very critical’

A crew member from the abandoned bulk carrier, Ula, told Lloyd’s List that the situation has reached a critical point. The 19, mainly Indian, seafarers are feeling neglected and helpless, and suffering from depression

Dry Bulk Crewing

Stena Bulk unveils five-step plan to decarbonise by 2050

Stena Bulk is starting to transition to a more sustainable fleet. It will launch the first of three planned, carbon neutral-ready, methanol-fuelled vessels in collaboration with Proman next year 

Tankers and Gas Environment

China’s coal imports expected to decline this year

While thermal coal can be sourced from Indonesia and other regions, it is more difficult to replace coking coal imports amid the trade spat with Australia

Dry Bulk Political and Trade

New dry bulk platform focuses on emissions

The platform, which is looking to expand beyond its current two clients, aims to have 100 vessels in two years’ time, says head Christian Bonfils, who was managing director of BW Dry Cargo

International Dry Bulk

Combination of LNG and wind may be answer to IMO aims

The industry needed to focus on a propulsion-centric approach when it came to ship design rather than focusing on the fuel approach. At the moment, wind was not part of the matrix

Technology and Innovation Environment

Is carbon capture the solution shipping has been waiting for?

Several solutions are being worked on; one of which proposes to thrust frozen carbon blocks into seabed sediments, while another aims to capture carbon through the exhaust and then be used to make fertiliser

Technology and Innovation Environment
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