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November 25, 2016
We discuss recent moves in European and Asian thermal coal markets, from the rapid increase in Australia Newcastle 6000 NAR coal prices, to the more recent price retreat and where the market might head next.
October 05, 2016
Interview with the head of Yara's scrubber business on the upcoming IMO emissions decision on whether to implement a global sulfur cap of 0.50% on marine fuels in 2020.
October 03, 2016
Platts editors give a market frontline view on how rains and frost are threatening Australia's monster wheat harvest, what this could mean for exports, and how prices are reacting.
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Singapore (Platts)--5 Dec 2016 120 am EST/620 GMT
Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) plans to build new LNG bunkering infrastructure at Tongyeong in southeast South Korea by 2019 as part of wider efforts to boost LNG bunkering in the country, the state-owned company said Friday.
Athens (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 844 am EST/1344 GMT
The bunker industry expects the marine fuel market to become more fragmented and complex after 2020 as stricter emission controls come into force, according to speakers at the S&P Global Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens this week.
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New shipping norms: A time for LNG to shine as marine fuel?

2016-11-03 07:00:00 EST

The new sulfur emission cap on marine fuels to be implemented from 2020 is set to change the course of maritime history. The video offers a look at the stormy waters ahead.

Feature: Q2 2016: Dry Bulk Shipping Overview

September 27, 2016
Capesize freight rates were relatively range bound for the first two months of the quarter but saw a significant improvement from the beginning of September.
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Panamax freight rates stay range bound in Q3 2016
Panamax freight rates have continued to stay range bound during Q3 2016, continuing from Q2, albeit at a higher level.
Q3 freight rates decline as soybean stocks dwindle
Freight rates on the front-haul soybean route from Santos, Brazil, to Qingdao, China, basis 60,000 mt, have steadily lost value since July.

The Barrel Blog

December 05, 2016
Egypt hopes OPEC’s move to cut oil output will actually breathe life into the moribund traffic in its Suez Canal and provide badly needed foreign currency.
November 15, 2016
S&P Global Platts senior editor, Andrew Scorer, waxes lyrical about the global container market ahead of our Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference.
October 28, 2016
"More details to follow." Those were the first words on the IMO's Twitter page after it imposed a global 0.5% sulfur emission limit on the shipping industry from 2020.
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Published November 2014

Platts assesses open market rates for the chartering of dirty tankers, clean tankers and barges.

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