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Colombian coal market to provide short-term support to capesize market, while Russian shipments to China to provide long-term aid to the embattled handysize and supramax segments
Cargo volumes out of Brazil were anaemic, and this has clearly hurt the supply-demand balance for capesizes, with Pacific trade also thinning
In addition to iron ore trade contracting in 2019, Stifel expects thermal coal trade, which makes up about 19% of all dry bulk volume, could also decline by 2%-3%
The Western Australia to China capesize voyage C5 route on the Baltic Exchange dipped to $4.68 per tonne, a decline of 18.3% over the week
London-based consultancy expects iron ore trade growth to sink to 0.1% in 2019 from expectations of 4.6% before the Brazilian dam disaster
An additional 10m tonnes in exports would support the drawdown of the massive US soyabean stocks that have depressed prices for months, according to Arctic Securities
Wood Mackenzie estimates China’s seaborne metallurgical coal imports will fall by 3m tonnes in 2019 as a result of China’s coal import restrictions
Shipments from Malaysia to China will shift the pendulum back to smaller vessels while tonne-mile demand is expected to suffer from shorter distances
Normally bullish bulker owner posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit but says market increasingly hinges on various key factors
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
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
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
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