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China's thermal coal prices falling at N. ports on weak demand

2018-03-13 15:57:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Ports,  Thermal Coal

China's thermal coal prices have been falling since the authorities set a price ceiling at northern ports on February 5, due mainly...

US Jan coal exports down 7.6pct MoM

2018-03-09 10:57:00 Import & Export,  Ports

US coal exports totaled 7.96 million million tonnes in January, down 7.6% from December, but up 18.8% from the year-ago month, US C...

Tangshan-Caofeidian railway to open up to traffic by end-Jun

2018-03-09 10:40:00 General,  Policy,  Ports,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

Tangshan-Caofeidian railway line, which connects Tangshan city and Caofeidian with total length of 91.5 kilometers, will open up to...

Xiamen port coal imports up 175pct on yr in Feb

2018-03-06 17:23:00 Import & Export,  Ports

Xiamen in southwestern China's Fujian province witnessed coal imports at 1.04 million tonnes in 22 batches in February, up by 175% ...

PWCS very surprised and concerned about future plans for Newcastle

2018-03-01 17:27:00 General,  Ports,  International

Port Waratah Coal Services has reacted strongly to signs the NSW Government could back moves to close Carrington coal terminal and "r...

China's Caofeidian port to make road-to-rail switch in Mar

2018-03-01 08:27:00 Ports,  Seaborne Shipment,  Inland Shipment

China's Caofeidian port, located in smog-prone steel city Tangshan, will gradually shift to transporting mineral ore via rail instead...

Steadily growing rail arrivals push QHD coal stocks above 6 Mt

2018-02-26 08:47:00 Ports,  Thermal Coal

Coal stocks at China's leading transfer port of Qinhuangdao rebounded back to over 6 million tonnes days after the Spring Festival ho...

Heavy smog hits Qinhuangdao port; authorities launch traffic control

2018-02-24 09:29:00 Ports,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

China's relevant maritime department launched traffic control immediately after heavy smog hit Qinhuangdao port early February 23 – t...

Vessel queue drops sharply at China's pivot coal terminal after New Year holiday

2018-02-22 17:08:00 Ports,  Thermal Coal

Vessel queue substantially reduced at China's largest coal terminal Qinhuangdao after the Lunar New Year holiday, data showed from sx...

China coastal coal freight rates down to multi-mth low

2018-02-13 15:18:00 Price,  Ports,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south suffered a sharper decline from the second half of last month,...

Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast

2018-02-13 08:59:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Ports

China's met. coke market remained weak last week, with supply staying high and demand low, but some traders increased inquiries for...

Qinhuangdao port coal stocks edge down following price cap

2018-02-07 10:59:00 Ports,  Seaborne Shipment

Coal stocks at China's benchmark Qinhuangdao port edged down, as inbound arrivals, which already held low due to mines' low output ...

Huanghua port Jan coal shipments at 15.66 Mt

2018-02-07 09:55:00 Ports,  Seaborne Shipment

Thermal coal shipment from coal handling terminals of Huanghua port in northern China reached 15.66 million tonnes in January, said C...

China's Qinhuangdao port bars 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal above 750 yuan/t

2018-02-05 14:29:00 Price,  Ports

China's Qinhuangdao port was reportedly barring 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal above 750 yuan/t FOB from entering the port, effective Februar...

Coal stocks down to 6.83 mln T at QHD port

2018-01-29 15:30:00 Import & Export,  Production & Sales,  Ports

Power coal consumption increased significantly amid lower temperature at most regions of China recently, driving down coal stocks at ...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Mar12 - Mar 16) 2018-03-19

China overcapacity campaign faces its toughest challenge this year China's effort to cut overcapacity in steel and coal is expected to face its most difficult challenge this year, although th

2 Weekly global coal market news summary (Mar12 - Mar 16) 2018-03-19

India to raise coal supply to power plants by railways As power plants face coal shortages, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has asked Railways to increase coal loading to up to 500 rakes per day

3 China Shenhua Feb commercial coal output down 10.4% YoY 2018-03-19

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 22.4 million tonnes of commercial coal in February, dropping 10.4% year on year and 8.9% fro

4 Kazakhstan Jan coal output down 4.9% on yr 2018-03-16

Kazakhstan saw its coal production total 9.73 million tonnes in January, down 4.9% on the year and 7.7% on the month, showed data from the country's Committee of Statistics under the Ministry of Nat

5 The US Jan coal output down 7.7% on yr 2018-03-16

The US produced 63.11 million short tons (57.25 million tonnes) of coal in January, down 7.7% or 5.27 million short tons from a year ago yet up 0.95% from a month ago, showed data from Energy Inform

6 Global top 20 coal enterprises in 2017 2018-03-15

According to coal output in 2017, China Coal Economic Research Association listed out 20 largest companies in the world. Among the top 20 companies, 13 of them come from C

7 China Feb power coal price index up 3.29% on mth, NDRC 2018-03-15

China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal rose to 567.21 yuan/t in February, up 18.09 yuan/t or 3.29% month on month and 44.72 yuan/t or 8.56% higher than the year before, showed

8 NDRC gives nod to 3 coal mine projects for capacity replacement 2018-03-15

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has given green light to three coal mine projects in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, part of the capacity replacement drive t

9 What does Trump's 25% tariff mean to China's steel exports? 2018-03-14

On March 24, the US will impose 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, following President Donald Trump singed the order on March 9 (GMT +8). The tariff policy has put the globa

10 China's natural gas output and import continues to rise in Jan-Feb 2018-03-14

China's natural gas output totaled 26.19 billion cubic meters in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on March 14. Compared with z

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1 China overcapacity campaign faces its toughest challenge this year 2018-03-12

China's effort to cut overcapacity in steel and coal is expected to face its most difficult challenge this year, although the target may look small compared with the previous two years, analysts said.

2 China's coal capital to add 5.55 Mtpa coal capacity in 2018 2018-03-12

Six coal mines with combined production capacity of 5.55 Mtpa will go into operation in Taiyuan, capital city of coal-rich Shanxi province, this year, said the municipal government. This

3 Indian state ports' Feb coal imports down 18.45pct MoM 2018-03-12

India's 12 major government-owned ports imported 12.39 million tonnes of coal in February, down 18.45% from January but up 5.18% year on year, according to latest data released by the India Ports As

4 Indonesia to lose $630 mln in revenue from coal price cap 2018-03-15

Indonesia's decision to impose a price cap on domestic coal prices will lower state revenue by up to 9 trillion rupiah ($630 million) this year, a senior finance ministry official said on March 13.

5 Yancoal to produce 70 Mt of raw coal in 2018 2018-03-14

China's Yancoal Australia Ltd, the largest pure-coal producer in Australia, is expected to produce at least 70 million tonnes of raw coal in 2018, according to Xinhua. The annual raw prod

6 China steel exports may fall further in 2018: top executive 2018-03-12

Chinese exports of steel products may continue to fall this year due to strong domestic demand and reductions in capacity due to environmental commitments, the chairman of state-owned mill Fujian Sang

7 Indonesian steps up for Rio Tinto coal, bids ready 2018-03-14

Indonesian coal giant Adaro Energy is a latecomer to the auction for Rio Tinto's $2.5 billion-plus Queensland coal portfolio. It is understood that Adaro will bid for the whole portfolio

8 S.Korea fuel oil imports soar as coal, nuclear plants shut 2018-03-15

South Korea's move to shut coal-fired generators to control air pollution at the same time as nuclear reactors are going into scheduled maintenance is resulting in surging fuel oil imports, as utiliti

9 India's coal-fired power generation growth declines in Apr-Feb 2018-03-16

Coal-fired power generation has registered a 4.37% growth during the April-February fiscal 2017-18, compared with 5.47% in the previous corresponding period. Analysts, however, are predicting an incre

10 Teck Resources cuts sales volume forecast for steelmaking coal 2018-03-12

Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd on March 9 cut its current-quarter forecast for steelmaking coal sales volumes. Teck said it now expects sales volumes of steelmaking coal to be about 6

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1 China import thermal coal prices further dip on shrinking demand 2018-03-05

Offer prices for Indonesian and Australian coal for exports to China further weakened to track a fast downtrend in China, sources said. Panamax cargoes of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR wer

2 China says to build 200-mln-cu.m natural gas peak regulation mechanism 2018-03-08

China is set to build natural gas pipelines and storages with a total capacity 200 million cubic meters, in order to deal with emergency supply shortage like what happened in the past winter, said t

3 China's solar PV capacity is glutted or just "crying wolf"? 2018-03-07

China added 53 GW of solar PV capacity last year, hitting a new high of expansion in the sector. The expansion spree inevitably makes people wonder whether the country will be stuck in the overcapa

4 China coking coal market runs steadily; truck freight slumps 2018-03-05

China's coking coal market ran steadily after the Spring Festival holidays; most coke firms were not urgent to replenish stocks while just purchasing on demand, resulting in stocks pressure at some co

5 Production resumption leading to easy coking coal restocking for coke plants 2018-03-06

China's coking coal miners have been gradually getting back to normal production, making it easy for coke plants to replenish stocks. China's coking coal market, especially in Shanx

6 What does Trump's 25% tariff mean to China's steel exports? 2018-03-14

On March 24, the US will impose 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, following President Donald Trump singed the order on March 9 (GMT +8). The tariff policy has put the globa

7 China coal industry de-capacity: from surplus capacity to backward capacity 2018-03-13

China will further phase out 150 million tonnes of coal production capacity in 2018 through market-oriented and law-based means, said Premier Li Keqiang in a government report on March 5.

8 Gains galore for steel companies from B&R drive 2018-03-15

Chinese companies should play a bigger role in global steel production and trade, rather than just export basic products, and utilize the Belt and Road Initiative for expanding reach, a top industry

9 China's thermal coal market has limited downward space 2018-03-13

China's thermal coal market will have limited space to head down in the short run following long-running and sharp retreats, though the market may remain in supply glut temporarily. Looki

10 China's steel products prices unexpectedly go downward 2018-03-12

Prices for major steel products in China posted a sharp fall by over 100 yuan/t last week after experiencing a temporary pick-up from the Lunar New Year holiday, beating market expectation that the st