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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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World steel demand to remain resilient

China’s steel demand is showing high growth this year owing to a strong real estate sector, the World Steel Association says 

Dry Bulk Political and Trade

Capesizes eye gains as Vale ramps up iron ore output

Vale is also expecting to bring back a further 25m tonnes of shuttered iron ore output in 2021

Dry Bulk Brazil

Pacific Basin warns of ‘tight market conditions’

Despite the ongoing volatility, the Hong Kong-based company says momentum has returned to the dry bulk market

Dry Bulk Asia Pacific

UK signs Brexit freight capacity contracts worth $109m

Up to £86m ($109m) of UK taxpayer cash will be used to fund a set of contracts handed out to a select number of shipping companies as the Brexit deadline approaches on October 31. The contracts will be in place for six months and are designed to operate around the ports best-placed to handle a WTO Brexit

Containers Political and Trade

China ramps up cement imports

The move by China to source cement from Vietnam could have a double boost for dry bulk, as Vietnam would require more coal in the energy-intensive process of cement production, according to Braemar research

Dry Bulk Environment

LNG oversupply forcing floating storage, says Poten

In the short term, a contango market is supporting shipments, while in the long term, demand growth is dominated by South and Southeast Asia

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