Bulk Carriers News


First Ship Departs Baltimore Through Limited Access Channel

Apr 25, 2024

The first commercial vessel transited through a newly opened channel in the Port of Baltimore following the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.The Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel (LAC) was opened as a temporary solution to provide passage for a limited number of commercial vessels into the Port of Baltimore and a departure opportunity for some deep draft vessels currently unable to leave the harbor since the bridge collapse…

Dry Bulk Newbuild Contracting Falls 34%

Jul 18, 2024

“During the first half of 2024, newbuild contracting in the dry bulk sector fell 34.2% y/y despite favourable market conditions. A 6.5% y/y increase in prices could be deterring contracting, yet in the second-hand market, where prices rose 15…

Ukrainian Ports Cargo Shipments up Jan-June

Jul 04, 2024

Cargo shipments at Ukraine's Black Sea and Danube ports were 68% higher in January to June than in the same period of last year, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday.Six functioning ports processed 52.7 million tons of cargo compared with 31.3 million tons last year…

Africa’s Mining Industry Providing Opportunities for Bulk Shipping

Jun 19, 2024

Speaking at this year’s Drycon conference in Mumbai, Captain Pappu Sastry, CEO of Adhira Shipping and Logistics (ASL), said that Africa’s mining sector is entering a golden age where opportunities are open to investors, shipping lines and logistics companies…

Taking the Long Route: Panama Canal Logjam Slams Bulk Carriers

May 28, 2024

Capacity reduction on the Panama Canal have hurt dry bulk market, with dry bulk carrier transits down significantly (down 74% in the Q1 '24 vs. '23, with sailing distances up 31% and cargo volume down 25% year on year, according to BIMCO shipping analyst Filipe Gouveia…

Operations Normal at Brazilian Grains Port Despite Torrential Rain

May 07, 2024

A large grains shipping hub located in Rio Grande do Sul is operating normally after torrential rains battered Brazil's southernmost state, the port authority said in a statement on Tuesday.Heavy rains and flooding have devastated vast areas Rio Grande do Sul state in the past few days…

Drought Knocks Grain Port from No. 2 Spot

Apr 26, 2024

Argentina's massive Rosario farming port lost its spot as the world's No. 2 grains export hub in 2023, a report from a local exchange showed on Friday, underscoring the impact of a historic drought that hammered corn, wheat and soy last year…

Dry Bulk Supply/Demand Balance Predicted to Strengthen

Apr 25, 2024

BIMCO has released its Dry Bulk Shipping Market Overview & Outlook for April 2024, predicting that the supply/demand balance should strengthen in 2024, but weaken in 2025.This would be the result of ships returning to the Red Sea and Panama Canal…

Consortium Forms North Pacific Green Corridor

Apr 16, 2024

Global industry leaders from North America, Asia and Europe have announced the formation of the North Pacific Green Corridor Consortium (NPGCC) whose members and partners will work together to decarbonize the value chain for commodities between North America and Asia…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 25.5% in March

Apr 03, 2024

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 1.6 million tons in March, an increase of 25.5% compared to 2023, according to latest figures published by trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). Loadings also topped the month’s 5-year average by 47…

Season's First 'Saltie' Calls Port of Duluth-Superior

Apr 01, 2024

The first 'saltie' of the 2024 Great Lakes shipping season entered the Port of Duluth-Superior on Monday,Oceangoing vessels that visit the Great Lakes are called 'salties'.This year, the first to call the Port of Duluth-Superior is the Portuguese-flagged Barbro G…

China Grain Imports Near Record High

Mar 21, 2024

Cereal and oilseed imports to China, the world's biggest buyer of farm goods, will remain near record highs this year despite a recent spate of cancellations as lower global prices and a domestic output shortfall prompt purchases.China's wheat…

Brazil Eyes Exports via China-Controlled Chancay Port

Mar 14, 2024

Brazil is interested in exporting soy, corn and other products through Peru's China-controlled Chancay port, Peruvian Economy Minister Jose Arista said on Thursday, according to state news agency Andina.Brazilian Planning Minister Simone Tebet visited the port…

Ukraine Expands Ship War Insurance with Marsh & Lloyd's to Iron Ore, Steel

Mar 01, 2024

Insurance broker Marsh and Lloyd's of London underwriters have expanded a marine war insurance program backed by Ukraine from grain shipments to all non-military cargo, such as iron ore and steel, Marsh said on Friday.Marsh, Lloyd's and Ukrainian…

New US Sanctions More Likely to Curb Indian Imports of Russian Coal

Mar 01, 2024

New U.S. sanctions on Moscow are more likely than previous ones to cut Indian imports of thermal coal from Russia because they specifically cite top exporters SUEK and Mechel, three major traders of Russian coal said.Russia, historically a minor exporter of the fuel to India…

Logistics News

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

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Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

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Sempra Signs Contract with Bechtel to Build Port Arthur LNG Phase 2

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

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