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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 for CSPL's (Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd) participation in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort GmbH,' HHLA said in a statement.It said HHLA and Cosco were still in talks to clarify final details and aimed to finalize the deal soon…

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…

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…

The Supply Chain: As Empty Containers Stack Up in the U.S., Challenges Persist

Apr 19, 2022

According to a recent analysis by Container xChange, one of the many challenges for the supply chain now is the overflowing container depots in the U.S. and the pileup of empties that will push the container prices further downwards in the mid-term…

China Approves New LNG Receiving Terminal in Fujian Province

Feb 16, 2022

China's state economic planner has approved natural gas company Hanas Group's plan to build a receiving terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the southeastern province of Fujian.The terminal will have an annual receiving capacity of 5…

Benchmark Dalian Iron Ore Futures Plunge

Feb 11, 2022

Chinese iron ore futures dived more than 8% late on Friday after the country's regulators and industry association issued warnings against recent unusual price moves of the key steelmaking ingredient.Earlier on Friday, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)…

China Steel Hopes Drives Iron Ore Demand

Jan 07, 2022

Dalian iron ore rose on Friday and advanced nearly 6% this week as traders returned from New Year holidays feeling optimistic about potential demand recovery in top steel producer China.Iron ore's most-active May contract on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange ended daytime trading 1…

China Ramps Up LSFO Production 30%, backing Bunker Fuel Hub Ambitions

Jan 04, 2022

China more than halved the volume of export quotas for refined fuel, predominantly gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel, under the first allotment for 2022, while raising the allowances for low-sulphur fuel oil by 30%, industry sources said on Tuesday…

China’s 2021 Crude Oil Imports Down 5.7% - BIMCO

Aug 23, 2021

Chinese crude oil imports fell year-on-year in June and July, ending a streak of five months of accumulated year-on-year growth. After the first seven months of 2021, China’s crude oil imports are down 5.7% compared with the same period last year…

Chinese Iron Ore Imports Fall to 14-month Low in July - BIMCO

Aug 19, 2021

Chinese iron ore imports fell to 88.5 million tons in July, the lowest level since May 2020. The fall in July means that accumulated imports are lower than in the first seven months of 2020. Imports this year have totaled 649 million, a 1.5% decline from January to July 2020…

China's Crude Oil Imports Rebound

Aug 09, 2021

China's crude oil imports rebounded in July from a six-month low as state-backed refiners ramped up output after returning from maintenance, though independent refineries slowed restocking amid probes by Beijing into trading and taxes.China brought in 41…

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