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Pelita Samudera Shipping adds to fleet with handysize from IMC

The company has expanded aggressively in the past year, boosting capacity almost eightfold to 234,000 dwt from just 31,000 dwt in early 2018, and planning to purchase two new tug and barge pair sets in the second half of this year on the back of an expected continued increase in coal shipment demand
Indonesia Asia Pacific

Clipper Bulk adds handysizes to fleet

Copenhagen-based company says the 2010-built vessels are expected to be delivered in the coming months

International Dry Bulk

Pioneer Marine remains profitable despite weak rates

Pioneer Marine boasts a $3.7m profit for the first six months of the year

International Dry Bulk

Pacific Basin chief bullish on market prospects for the second half of the year

The company is preparing for the 2020 regulations by using compliant fuels in its handysize fleet in combination with installing scrubbers in supramaxes

Hong Kong Dry Bulk

Much lower iron ore trade growth to claim capesize earnings potential

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

International Dry Bulk

Welcome to the ‘new’ seasonality of the BDI

Hashim forecasts healthy supply-demand fundamentals in the dry bulk shipping market but warns that the recovery could be characterised by extreme volatility

Asia Pacific Thailand

Wheat trade promises bulk carrier tonne-mile boost

As Australia suffers a significant hit to its wheat exports, Asian wheat importers have consolidated their dominance over Argentine and Russian imports, benefiting tonne-mile demand

Asia Pacific South America

New rules will keep a check on shipping supply growth

The new regulations will penalise poor performers and older ships, while benefiting stronger companies with high-quality ships, says Pacific Basin chief executive Mats Berglund

Hong Kong International

Five risks to check: Dry bulk shipping

Trade tensions, Chinese policies and supply disruptions may continue to affect market landscape even as fleet growth remains low

Asia Pacific China

Cape earnings up 66% on Australian and Brazilian iron ore exports

The latest cape rally in a volatile market has pushed up BDI to its highest in a month

China Brazil

China's imports help BDI to four-month high

The BDI is at the highest in almost four months thanks in part to a surge in capesize rates, which continues to be boosted by China’s import demand

Dry Bulk Market Insight

Iron ore and minor bulk demand growth to drive up bulker earnings

Coal imports to China and India could surprise to the upside but medium term prospects look better for smaller vessels

Asia Pacific China