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Latest From Ultra and supras

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

Pacific Basin confident of supramax and handysize market in the long term

Hong Kong-listed dry bulk owner says IMO 2020 will lead to a contraction in supply and potentially more scrapping

Hong Kong Dry Bulk

New blow to minor bulk owners as canola feud boils over

If this is indeed the start of a new trade war between Beijing and Ottawa, this could have significant repercussions on oilseed and grain trade, shipbroker Banchero Costa warns

China Canada

Bad weather threatens coal shipments out of Indonesia

Freight rates for supramax vessels trading from Indonesia to China have started to fade as owners are now staying away from this market, brokers noted

Australia China

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

Eagle Bulk confirms ultramax deal

The 2014-built SDARI-64 type vessel is due to be delivered during the fourth quarter

North America United States

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

Tidships makes $32m offer to buy Belships

Offer for Oslo-listed supramax owner pegged at NKr5.5 per share, a 10% premium to Tuesday’s closing price

Europe Norway

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

BHP expects well-run bulker firms to take advantage of rate environments

Strong seaborne trade demand from China and rising bunker prices point to healthy freight earnings for bulker owners

Asia Pacific Australia