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.
Latest From Nidaa Bakhsh
Company’s head says the dry bulk market will see hardly any new vessel deliveries until 2024. With new regulations coming in 2023, a phase-out of vessels is also likely
The new company is said to have already ordered several newcastlemaxes from New Times Shipbuilding in China to be delivered in 2023
The company says the global economy is ‘not out of the woods yet’ as inflationary pressures become a major concern for markets
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has recovered $45m in owed wages last year alone; a significant figure given the challenges
Spain becomes one of 17 countries that have joined the convention, representing almost 30% of gross tonnage
Besides asset and ship management, the new company plans to launch a new handysize pool