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China Completes Its Largest Port Oil Storage Facility

Aug 24, 2023

The third phase of China's largest single coastal oil storage facility has been completed and went into operation on Wednesday in Qingdao port, in the eastern province of Shandong, the state media outlet China News reported.The third phase of the Dongjiakou crude oil reserve has a total capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters, taking the combined capacity of the project to 5.2 million cubic meters, state media said…

Oil Production, Chinese Buying Buoys Brazil Crude Exports 19%

Feb 14, 2024

“The reshaping of global crude tanker markets continued in 2023. In 2022, sanctions shifted Russia’s exports from Europe to Asia while OPEC production cuts in 2023 increased the Americas’ share of exports. Brazil’s oil production increased by…

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

Aug 23, 2023

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.The Velikiy Novgorod tanker was loaded at the Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Aug…

Russia Ships Naphtha to China via North Sea Route

Aug 21, 2023

Russia is shipping a naphtha cargo via the North Sea Route (NSR) as Moscow seeks to increase supplies using the route to major trade partner China, cutting its way through European waters, traders said and Refinitiv data showed.SCF Irtysh is loaded with with 37…

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…

Iron Ore Unloaded in Record Time

Jul 05, 2023

On July 2, COSCO Shipping Bulk's 400,000-ton ore carrier Yuanyihai successfully completed what the company claims is the fasters unloading of iron ore in the world.The unloading operation took place in Dongjiakou Port Area of Qingdao Port. It took only 30…

China's Coal Seaborne Imports Surge 73%

Jun 28, 2023

“Despite China’s strategy of pursuing increased domestic coal production, which has meant that year-to-date production stands 5.8% higher than last year, its seaborne imports of coal have nevertheless surged 73% y/y so far,” said Niels Rasmussen…

Cosco Finalizes Hamburg Port Investment

Jun 19, 2023

HHLA and Chinese shipping firm Cosco finalized an agreement allowing the Chinese shipping firm to take a 24.99% stake in one of HHLA's three terminals in the Hamburg port, the German logistics firm said on Monday.HHLA said in a statement that…

Australia's Exports to China Hit Record Highs

May 04, 2023

Australia's exports to China surged to record highs in March as the Asian giant sucked in more iron for its steel industry and lowered barriers to thermal coal shipments amid thawing diplomatic relations.Data out on Thursday showed exports of Australian goods to China hit A$19 billion ($12…

“Friendshoring” Impacts Container Shipping Trade Patterns

Apr 27, 2023

As geopolitical upheaval continues, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, explores how global trade patterns have (and will) evolve.Geopolitical unrest could have dramatic and long-term impacts on global trade patterns for all goods and commodities…

First LNG Bunker Ship Launched in China for Fratelli Cosulich Group

Mar 24, 2023

Alice Cosulich, the first of two Small Scale & Bunker Vessels for Fratelli Cosulich Group was recently christened and luanced at the CIMC SOE shipyard in China.Giulia Cosulich, ESG Corporate Director at Fratelli Cosulich Group, acted as the godmother of the vessel…

Chinese Inbound Coal Shipments Plummet 12.2%, Says BIMCO

Jan 11, 2023

Weak economic activity, a 10.5% increase in domestic coal mining, and a recovery in coal imports from Mongolia via rail alleviated coal shipments to China in 2022. However, the end of China’s zero Covid policy and an anticipated recovery of…

Germany's HHLA, China's Cosco Close on Hamburg Port Deal

Jan 06, 2023

German logistics firm HHLA and Cosco are close to finalizing an agreement for the Chinese shipping giant to take a stake in a terminal at Hamburg's port, HHLA said on Friday.'We can confirm that... it has been possible to agree on concrete conditions…

China Eases Australian Coal Ban

Jan 06, 2023

The increasing need to secure energy supplies after easing COVID-19 restrictions has pushed China to gradually resume Australian coal imports and urge domestic miners to boost their already record output.The lifting of the unofficial ban on Australian coal imports…

SOS (Save our Shipbuilding): Germany’s VSM Calls for Reduction of Dependence on China

May 23, 2022

As the geopolitical landscape continues to quickly transform with the Russia/Ukraine war, Europe's over-dependence on Russian energy has become painfully apparent. VSM – the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association that represents…

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