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Qinghuangdao Port is a major port for coal transportation.

January 21, 2020

China’s coal imports are likely to show an impressive bounce in January after customs delays crimped December clearances, but questions remain as to the outlook...
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coal

January 21, 2020

Although renewable power generation is expected to rise significantly in Asia, India’s vast electricity needs will still underpin global demand for coal until 2024, according...
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January 20, 2020

A Phase-1 trade agreement signed between the United States and China saw Beijing pledge to buy more metallurgical coal in the next two years from...
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Commodities

January 2, 2020

Commodities are set for the best annual performance since 2016, with crude to copper posting annual gains. (more…)
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A cargo ship is loaded with coal during the opening ceremony of a new dock at the North Korean port of Rajin July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

December 30, 2019

China’s imports of coking coal saw steady growth in November, according to data from General Administration of Customs. (more…)
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ArcelorMittal

December 24, 2019

ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, announced it has signed a share purchase agreement with DryLog Ltd (DryLog) for the sale of a...
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moodys

December 16, 2019

Moody’s Investors Service said Friday it retained a negative outlook on US thermal coal markets in 2020 based on stiffer competition in the generation stack...
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MOL

December 12, 2019

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has ordered two next-generation energy-efficient coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding. (more…)
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December 11, 2019

The growth rate of China’s imports of major commodities has accelerated in recent months, indicating Beijing’s stimulus efforts may be bearing fruit and that the...
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Vale_Iron_Ore

December 9, 2019

China’s iron ore imports fell for a second straight month in November, customs data showed , as lower shipments from top miners in Australia and...
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thermal_coal

November 20, 2019

Chinese buyers of seaborne thermal coal have been cancelling deals or trying to defer delivery cargoes to the end of December amid ongoing curbs on...
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FILE PHOTO - The headquarters of of mining company Vale SA is pictured, in St-Prex, Switzerland January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

November 18, 2019

Brazilian miner Vale SA has signed a physical iron ore spot deal to supply a Chinese steel firm using the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) iron...
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Vale

November 13, 2019

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale said it now expects sales of iron ore and pellets to be between 307 million and 312 million tonnes in...
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coal shipping

November 11, 2019

China will likely hold annual coal imports at between 200 million and 300 million tons, according to the president of a top industry body, suggesting...
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BHP-Billiton

November 5, 2019

BHP, the biggest listed miner, aims to decide early next year who has won a tender for LNG-fueled transport to ship up to 27 million...
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