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Dry bulk owners face an uncertain coal market

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

Asia Pacific Australia

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

China’s soyabeans commitment offers relief to dry bulk sector

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

Dry Bulk Capes

China’s coal import restrictions might force a 3m-tonne drop in shipments

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

Australia China

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

Pacific coal trades lend support to panamax bulkers

Deutsche Bank sees mid-sized carriers outperforming other dry bulk segments on the back of strengthening coal trades in the Pacific basin combined with higher grains exports in the Atlantic

International Dry Bulk

Coal shipments hit by Australian port congestion

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

Asia Pacific Australia

Atlantic panamax rates shrug off Trump's trade war

Grain shipments from the US to Europe and parts of Asia alongside higher coal volumes moving to India are keeping panamax vessels nicely employed

Dry Bulk Political and Trade

McQuilling predicts lower earnings for most tanker trades in 2018

Weakest performer is forecast to be the Middle East Gulf-US Gulf VLCC trade amid rising US crude output

International Tankers and Gas

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
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