January 2019 Issue
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China’s Cold Becomes Shipping’s Flu As Slower Demand Hits Rates

Just as trucking spot rates are hitting two-year lows, ocean shippers are seeing rates hit similar lows amid a slowdown in China and upheavals in bulk commodity trade.

Dry Bulk Week 7: The Baltic Briefing

Despite the focus on Vale and reduced Brazil exports, there were signs of further demand this week that checked further falls.

Leading Russian state bank tightens grip on Black Sea grain export hub i

Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB is buying one of the biggest grain terminals at the Black Sea Port of Novorossiisk...

China January trade data beats forecasts, but sustainability in doubt

China’s exports unexpectedly returned to growth in January after a shock decline the previous month, while imports fell much less than expected, but analysts said the strength was likely due to seasonal factors...

Difficult environment, reliable energy supply, igus® withstands dust and dirt in alumina production

During the mining and subsequent storage of bauxite, a sedimentary rock for the production of aluminium oxide, a lot of dust is thrown up, which is a major challenge especially for the moving machine parts of the conveyor units.

Euro zone economic growth slows year-on-year in fourth quarter, employment up

The euro zone economy slowed as expected year-on-year in the last three months of 2018 as growth in Germany came to a halt and Italy slipped into recession...

Suez Canal Authority Extend it’s Dry Bulk Vessels Reduction

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) pays more attention to its users best interest, and has recently taken steps towards being the safest, most secure, most reliable and most competitive compared to other routes.

‘So far, so good,’ Mnuchin says of trade talks in China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said talks with China went well on Wednesday, as the world’s two largest economies try to iron out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute.

National Australia Bank lifts forecasts for iron ore, met coal prices

National Australia Bank raised its forecasts for iron ore and metallurgical coal prices citing mine closures in Brazil for the former and constraints on both Australian exports and Chinese imports for the latter...

Royal Bodewes builds three low-fuel-consumption self-unloaders for cement

Major shipbuilder Royal Bodewes builds vessels in the 1,500–12,500dwt range.

Three Incidents Of Piracy And Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia In January 2019

There was no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah; and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in January 2019

CRU: Vale’s Dam Accident to have Significant Impact on the Iron Ore Market

On 25 January 2019 it happened again. Just three years and two months after Samarco’s tailings dam failed, the world’s largest iron ore producer, Vale, saw one of its tailings dams collapse in Brazil.

Dalian iron ore retreats from record high, trade woes hurt

China’s iron ore and steel futures retreated on Tuesday from record highs hit in the previous session, as speculators sold positions amid trade concerns between Beijing and Washington.

Hyundai Heavy to sign official deal for Daewoo Shipbuilding takeover

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipyard by sales, is set to buy its smaller local rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

Sluggish Russian wheat sales see regional freight rates slide

Freight rates in the Black and Azov Sea regions are sliding amid high prices in Russia, sources said.

The Swedish Club: Dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020

To assist the shipowner, The Swedish Club has cut through the chatter and obtained expert advice from a leading marine engineering consultancy and from experts in contract law.

British trade minister says Brexit is not the only reason for GDP slowdown

Britain’s economic slowdown should not be blamed entirely on Brexit, British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Monday after data showed the economy last year grew at its slowest since 2012.

IMF warns of global economic ‘storm’ as growth undershoots

The International Monetary Fund on Sunday (Feb 10) warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations.

Keeping dust in check with Golden West Industries

Golden West Industries (GWI) is a US based dust mitigation company specializing in mining, shipping and handling of all types of material globally.

TAKRAF Italy wins shiploader contract for project in Chile

Towards the end of October 2018, TAKRAF Italy won a significant contract for the supply of a ship loader for an important expansion project in Chile.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) finances Ecoslops up to €18M for its development

Ecoslops is delighted to announce the agreement of the EIB for a financing of a maximum of 18 million euros.

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