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Capesize and panamax owners bemoan Malaysia’s U-turn on bauxite mining

Shipments from Malaysia to China will shift the pendulum back to smaller vessels while tonne-mile demand is expected to suffer from shorter distances

Malaysia Dry Bulk

GoodBulk sees capesize market as ‘finely balanced’

Normally bullish bulker owner posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit but says market increasingly hinges on various key factors

International Dry Bulk

Vale closes distribution centre in Malaysia after fire

The unexpected shutdown will mean a reduction in exports to somewhere between 600,000 tonnes to 1m tonnes over 10 to 15 days, with the losses expected to be made up next month with bigger shipments, analayst Wood Mackenzie estimates

Malaysia Dry Bulk

Chinese coal import restrictions spell bad news for bulkers

The Baltic Dry Index has reached its lowest level in two-and-a-half years and was at 634 points on Monday as fixtures to China dried up

China Australia

Vale production cuts to shake up trade flows

The 40m tonnes of iron ore pulled out by Vale would result in a 4.7% decline in iron ore tonne-miles and 1.3% drop in total dry bulk tonne-miles, JP Morgan analyst Noah Parquette said

Brazil Dry Bulk

Vale dam collapse expected to hit dry bulk market

Update: Vale ordered to suspend operations at the site of the dam disaster

Brazil Dry Bulk

BHP targets 250m tonnes iron ore output

Average daily capesize earnings in the $13,000 to $15,000 range

International Australia

Holiday cheer for capesize market

The miners seemed to have fixed consistently throughout the festive season, supporting freight rates

International Dry Bulk

Is the dry bulk sector upturn close to its peak?

MSI remains positive for the short-term outlook for capesize rates and projects time charter rates to be above $20,000 a day on average for the fourth quarter of this year

International Dry Bulk

Dry bulk owners remain upbeat about the market

Overall orderbook remains at historically low levels, adding to the optimism in the market

International Singapore

Drewry says capesize rates unhindered by trade war

The trade war uncertainties, while having little direct impact on the dry bulk market, might lead to a slowdown in the increase in charter rates

Dry Bulk Capes

Coal shipments hit by Australian port congestion

Freight rates are likely to improve for capesizes and panamaxes if chronic congestion continues

Asia Pacific Australia