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Chinese Dry Bulk Imports in June

From a four-month high of 94.1 Mt in May, Chinese iron ore imports dropped to 83.2 Mt in June, down by 11.5 Mt year-on-year, customs data show. As a consequence, 1h18 imports were down by 8.8 Mt on...

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News Oil

IEA Oil Market Report Highlights

In its latest Oil Market Report, the IEA estimated global oil demand growth at over 2M b/d in 1Q2018, buoyed by cold weather in the northern hemisphere. However, higher oil prices are viewed a factor...

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News Steel

CISA Steel Mill Output Remains Robust in Late-June

Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association member mills slipped to 1.97 Mt in the period 21-30 June, down slightly from the preceding 10 days, according to data from the industry association...

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News Oil

India’s Crude Imports on the Rise, Imports from Iran under Pressure

India’s crude oil imports rose 480K b/d m-o-m to 4.82M b/d in April, up 451K b/d from the average in 2017, according to data published by Reuters. Imports from its third largest supplier Iran, dropped...

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News Economy,Steel

World Hot Rolled Band Prices Diverge

The US hot rolled band (HRB) price continues to edge higher, rising by $6/t in the two weeks to 11 July to $1,006/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from World Steel Dynamics. The...

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News Oil

Major Norwegian Strike Threatens North Sea Supplies

A major strike commenced on Tuesday on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs, following a wage dispute between the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and two labour unions representing offshore platform...

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News Oil

Oman’s Oil Production Rises to 16-Month High

At 973.5K b/d, Oman’s crude oil and condensate production in June was the highest in 16 months, newswires report citing a monthly report issued by the Ministry of Oil and Gas. This was attributed to...

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News Coal

Canadian Coking Coal Exports Decline

Canadian coking coal exports (excl. shipments to the US) fell by 0.4 Mt year-on-year to 2.3 Mt in May, as shipments to major destinations Japan (-0.4 Mt to 0.5 Mt) and South Korea (-0.2 Mt to 0.3 Mt)...

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Event Derivatives,Research & Consultancy

Korea Maritime Conference 2017

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research and Duncan Dunn of SSY Futures were both speakers at this annual conference organised by MEIC in Busan on 20 October. John provided an outlook for the...

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Event Gas

LNGgc Conference

Debbie Turner of SSY Gas was among a wide range of speakers at this Informa event, held at CCT Venues in Canary Wharf on 19/20 September.  High level presentations were provided by BP, the European Commission and Total, together with many of the proposed shale gas projects in the USA.

Event Research & Consultancy

IMO Regulations on Bunker Fuel Provide Food For Thought

Attendees at a breakfast briefing heard an alarm call on the potential impact of IMO regulations on bunker fuel from January 2020 which could result in higher ocean transportation costs and profound...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Indian Coal Markets Conference

John Kearsey, Head of Research at Simpson Spence Young, provided a freight market outlook at the 11th Indian Coal markets conference, organised by mjunction on 11-13 September in Kolkata.