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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

Scorpio Bulkers continues fleet-sale programme

This is the US-listed company’s eighth vessel sale since the end of September as it transitions to the offshore wind sector in which it sees opportunities. The sales are raising questions about whether Scorpio Bulkers will continue to operate in the dry bulk segment in months to come

Dry Bulk Sale and Purchase

Bulker deals market remains buoyant

Safe Bulkers expects the kamsarmax to be delivered from its Japanese yard in the first half of 2022, while Scorpio Bulkers should deliver the ultramax to its new owner this quarter

Dry Bulk Sale and Purchase

Operation planned to transfer cargo from listing floating storage unit

The 1993-built Panama-flagged tanker Icaro appears to be heading to the stricken floating storage unit Nabarima, which is laden with crude from the Corocoro field, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows. Two tugs are also near by

Tankers and Gas Casualty

Floating storage vessel off Venezuela lists, raising concerns of sinking

The US embassy in Trinidad and Tobago issued a statement saying US sanctions on Venezuela do not affect safety, environmental and humanitarian efforts. It urged immediate action to prevent pollution

Tankers and Gas Environment

Vale continues to ramp up iron ore output

Vale’s third-quarter production report shows that if it continues at this level, it will meet its full-year iron ore target. That is encouraging for dry bulk shipping, which had its hopes pinned on volumes moving from Brazil to China

Dry Bulk Australia

Optimism abounds for dry bulk rate strength

Cleaves Securities chooses dry bulk as its top pick within shipping thanks to strong Chinese demand for raw materials spurred by stimulus measures as the economy normalises following a coronavirus-led slowdown earlier in the year

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