Unrest in Guinea to have limited impact on dry bulk market
The recent political upheaval in Guinea might affect freight rates of Capesize vessels in the region over the next few weeks, but the impact might not be sustainable in the long term due to the Chinese clout in West Africa.25 May 2021: China pushes coal trade on the longer route – a boon for smaller vessels?
China continues to block Australian coal and is diversifying its import sources (long haul countries) which will support coal shipping demand in 2021.09 Feb 2021: Hydrogen replacing coking coal – should owners of dry bulk ships take note?
The recent development of replacing coking coal with hydrogen in crude steel production has created a buzz that coking coal might soon be out of favour. For dry bulk operators this is a potentially negative development, but is this really the case?
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