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News Oil

US Weekly Crude Exports Rebound Above 2M b/d

US crude oil exports during the week ending 14 September rose 539K b/d w-o-w and 1.44M b/d y-o-y to 2.37M b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Exports averaged 1.87M b/d during...

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News Coal

Indian Coal Supplies Tighten

Coal stocks at Indian power stations dropped to the lowest level since November 2017 at just 7 days’ supply (12.3 Mt) on 17 September, according to data from 121 power stations monitored by the country’s...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japan’s Iron Ore and Coal Imports

Japanese iron ore imports climbed to a three-month high of 11.0 Mt in August, up from a nine-year low of 9.2 Mt in July and 10.4% higher year-on-year, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance....

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News Coal

South Korean Coal Imports Boosted by Russian Cargoes

South Korean coal imports edged 0.1 Mt higher year-on-year to 13.2 Mt in August as shipments of both coking and steam coal (incl. anthracite) increased, according to IHS. This included the strongest...

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News Economy

US-China Trade Dispute Escalates

Citing unfair trade policies and practices relating to US technology and intellectual property, the US government has announced it will introduce 10% import tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth...

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News Economy

China’s Housing Market Picks Up

Chinese house price growth accelerated in August with the price of newly constructed commercial residential properties in 70 medium and large cities rising by an average of 8.0% year-on-year, up from...

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News Oil

South Korea Raises Imports of US Crude, Imports from Iran Drop Steeply

South Korea’s crude oil imports dropped 145K b/d m-o-m and 299K b/d y-o-y to 2.97M b/d in August, down 116K b/d from the January-July average, according to customs data. Imports from Iran dropped 352K...

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News Coal

Canadian Coking Coal Exports

Canadian coking coal exports (excl. cargoes to the US) fell by 0.6 Mt year-on-year to a six-month low of 2.0 Mt in July as shipments to China and India declined sharply, IHS reports. However, growth...

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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?"