Bulk Carriers News


Ukraine Says It's Shipping Grain via Croatian Ports

Sep 07, 2023

Ukraine has started exporting grain via Croatian seaports, aiming to broaden its export routes while its Black Sea ports are blocked, a senior Ukrainian official said on Thursday.Ukraine's main grain export route is usually via its deep Black Sea ports, but Kyiv has been looking for alternative routes since Russia invasion last year and Moscow's decision to quit the Black Sea grain export deal in mid-July…

Pyxis Ocean Makes First Docking with Metal Sails

Sep 28, 2023

The Pyxis Ocean has made its first docking in Brazil with its new metal sails installed.The bulk carrier docked at the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil on Sunday, September 24. It has metal sails 37.5 meters high and is chartered by Cargill. After loading…

Riga Central Terminal Takes Delivery of Six Self-Discharging Containers

Sep 07, 2023

After renting Graviti’s automated dry bulk containers for two years and being fully satisfied with the results, the Rigal Central Terminal (in the Freeport of Riga, Latvia) has taken delivery of six SDC 40 units from Latvian bulk handling equipment specialist Graviti…

Great Lakes Iron Ore, Limestone Trades Rise in August

Sep 06, 2023

Shipments of iron ore and limestone on the Great Lakes for the month of August both increased compared to 2022, up 8.6% and 4.4% respectively, according to latest figures from the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).The 5.5 million tons or iron ore shipped in August was 3…

Global Rice Exports Could Fall Due to India’s Restrictions

Aug 31, 2023

Global rice exports could fall by at least 4% in 2023 because of India’s restrictions on exports and El Niño’s impact on supply, says Filipe Gouveia, Shipping Analyst at BIMCO.“Replacing India’s rice exports is challenging, as India accounts for almost 40% of the world’s export of rice…

Shipowners Short Changed Over Grain Cargoes, Says Swedish Club

Aug 22, 2023

Despite the many and varied categories of cargo damage faced by shipowners transporting grain cargoes, when it comes to claims, it’s actually cargo shortage that they need to be prepared for, says The Swedish Club, in its new publication, Bulker Focus: Carriage of grains and soya beans…

China Demand Drives 7% Jump in Minor Ore Exports

Aug 17, 2023

“Driven by continued growth in minor ore demand in China, global seaborne minor ore exports rose 7% y/y in the first seven months of 2023, vastly outpacing the 2% y/y growth in overall dry bulk exports,” says Filipe Gouveia, Shipping Analyst at BIMCO…

After Attacking Ukraine Wheat Exports, Russia Faces Own Shipping Challenge

Aug 08, 2023

Russia's lack of ships and Western grain traders' shrinking appetite for business with Moscow are adding to rising costs of moving Russian wheat, at a time when the war in Ukraine has spilled perilously close to vital Black Sea supply routes…

Australia and China Resolve Barley Dispute

Aug 08, 2023

China has removed the 80.5% anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Australian barley.Australia welcomed the move which paves the way for its barley exporters to re-enter the Chinese market.Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism…

COSCO Launches First Blockchain-Powered eBL for Bulk Cargo

Aug 07, 2023

COSCO Shipping Bulk has collaborated with a customer to successfully issue the first electronic bill of lading (eBL) for bulk cargo through the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) in Hainan Province.The system relies on blockchain technology…

Argentina Grain Inspectors End Strike After Government Order

Jul 31, 2023

Grain inspectors returned to their posts after midday Monday following a short-lived strike, the local chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM) said.The workers, who began a strike Monday morning in a bid to push for higher wages, returned…

Russia's Danube Attacks Tighten Noose on Ukraine's Grain Sector

Jul 25, 2023

Russian air strikes on Ukrainian grain facilities on the Danube this week threaten a vital river route for Kyiv's exports, as Moscow seeks to tighten the noose around a key sector of the economy days after abandoning the Black Sea shipping deal…

Russia Attacks Danube Grain Export Route

Jul 24, 2023

Russia destroyed Ukrainian grain warehouses on the Danube River in a drone attack on Monday, targeting a vital export route for Kyiv in an expanding air campaign that Moscow began last week after quitting the Black Sea grain deal.Last week's…

Worker Dies Aboard Vessel at Aberdeen's South Harbor

Jul 24, 2023

A worker has died as a result of injuries suffered on board a vessel docked at Aberdeen's south harbor.The Port of Aberdeen and local authorities said the worker died on scene following an onboard incident at Dunnottar Quay on Saturday.'Around 3:40 p…

Romanian Port Can Ship More Ukraine Grain After Collapse of Black Sea Deal

Jul 21, 2023

Romania's Constanta port, Ukraine's main alternative route for grain since Russia's withdrawal led to the collapse of the Black Sea shipment deal, has capacity to handle extra cargoes until mid-August, the head of the port's business association said…

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