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News Oil

Japan to Stop Loadings of Iranian Crude by mid-September

Japan’s last imports of Iranian crude oil could be in October, as buyers will likely have to halt loadings by mid-September ahead of the re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran in November, Reuters reports...

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News Grain

US Grain Shipments Slow

US exports of corn, wheat and soyabeans combined dropped to a five-week low of 2.33 Mt in the week ending 12 July, as shipments of corn and soyabeans fell, according to the US Department of Agriculture. However, this was still up on the year-ago level of 1.95 Mt.

News Coal,Iron Ore

Japan’s Iron Ore & Coal Imports in June

Japanese iron ore imports edged up 0.6% year-on-year to 10.7 Mt in June, according to Ministry of Finance data. However, shipments in the 1h18 were still down by 0.4% on the same period last year at...

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News Oil

US Weekly Crude Exports Experience Sharp Drop

At 1.46M b/d, US weekly crude exports during the week ending 13 July were down 566K b/d w-o-w to their lowest level in more than 3 months, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This...

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News Steel

EU Announces Steel Import Tariffs

Responding to the US decision to restrict steel imports, and wider developments in global steel trade, the EU has announced it will introduce provisional quotas and tariffs on imports of 23 steel products...

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News Oil

Iraq Oil Exports from Southern Ports Rise Despite Civil Unrest

Ongoing protests in Iraq’s southern oil fields over poor basic public services have not affected production or export volumes, Reuters reports citing statements by senior Iraqi oil officials. The country’s...

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News Oil

US Tight Oil Production to Reach Record Levels in August

US unconventional oil production is projected to rise 144K b/d m-o-m to a record high 7.47M b/d in August, with gains expected across all key US tight oil and shale gas regions, according to the latest...

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News Coal

Queensland Coal Shipments in June

Coal throughput at the five Queensland ports of Gladstone, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Hay Point, Abbot Point and Mackay slipped slightly from May to 19.4 Mt in June, although still up by 0.1 Mt year-on-year, port authority data show.

Event Research & Consultancy

Mjunction Indian Steel Markets Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research presented an outlook for the dry bulk freight market at this event, held in Kolkata on 7-8 June 2018. He explained the reasons for the rise in ocean...

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Event Research & Consultancy

TXF Natural Resources and Commodity Finance

Speaking at this year's event, held in Amsterdam on 17-18 May 2018, Simpson Spence Young's Head of Research John Kearsey contrasted the uneven recovery in dry bulk freight markets with the continued downswing in the tanker sector.

Event Dry Cargo

Profercy World PKS Forum

Robin Thomas, Business Manager for SSY's Dry Cargo Division, was among the speakers at the conference held in Abu Dhabi on 8-10 May 2018. His paper highlighted the importance of movements in bunker...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Argus Marpol Strategy Summit

Held in Houston on 23-25 April 2018, this event included a presentation by SSY's Vivek Srivastava on "The Scrubber Decision For A VLCC - To Fit or Not To Fit?"