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China’s record imports: Miracle or mirage?

BIMCO analyst Peter Sand expects Chinese import growth to ease at some point in the second half of 2020, as the country gradually recovers from coronavirus

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Southeast Asian dry bulk shipments driving growth

Braemar ACM expects Southeast Asian coal imports to reach 175m tonnes by 2024, which marks a 40% increase on 2019. The brokerage sees continued growth in demand from this part of the world

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Diana sells 14-year-old panamax

The US-listed bulk carrier owner has been clearing out middle-aged and older panamaxes from its fleet, having divested six vessels last year. The company is taking a more defensive posture. It will use proceeds of sales to bolster reserves or repay debt as it girds itself against the effects of the coronavirus backdrop

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Australia-China tensions set alarm bells ringing for dry bulk market

Coal and iron ore might not be spared from Chinese onslaught even though it is difficult for China to source iron ore from elsewhere and its domestically produced ore is of a much lower quality. If coal imports are sourced away from Australia, panamaxes and capesizes are forecast to be the worst-hit segments

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Will contango trades shield tankers from coronavirus resurgence?

Floating storage deployment may be sole driver of fourth-quarter tanker demand if slowing rebound dents exports

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Grain trade injects life into moribund dry bulk market

According to BIMCO chief shipping analyst Peter Sand, if exports of soyabeans and corn from the US are strong from the beginning of the new marketing year, there will be healthy support to the dry bulk market taking effect from September onwards

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China’s record imports: Miracle or mirage?

BIMCO analyst Peter Sand expects Chinese import growth to ease at some point in the second half of 2020, as the country gradually recovers from coronavirus

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BHP warns of slowing growth outside China

China’s demand for iron ore in the second half of this year is expected to be lower than it is today, says BHP

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Norden adds ultramaxes to newbuilding order

The Danish company has already agreed a sale and leaseback deal for two of the newbuilding vessels

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Precious Shipping chief is optimistic for 2021

The secular recovery in the dry bulk market would be characterised by extreme volatility, according to Precious Shipping’s Khalid Hashim

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Baltic Dry Index gets lift from capesize and panamax segment

The capesize sector, which has been the main driver for the surge in BDI, was helped by Chinese iron ore restocking

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Capesize market decline shows signs of slowing

The average daily time charter on the Baltic Exchange dropped to $16,524 per day this week

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Bumper grain harvest could offer opportunities

Stifel analyst Benjamin Nolan believes there is likely to be some strength in rates for the smaller ships from September until November 

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