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China utilities' high thermal coal stocks fuels wait-and-see sentiment

2018-03-08 17:05:00 Price,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

China's spot thermal coal market remained muted since weakening in early February as utilities' high stocks could cover longer-than-e...

Chinese shipping firms buy boats as market recovery fuels optimism

2018-03-08 08:27:00 Seaborne Shipment

A recovery in the shipping market has buoyed optimism among Chinese shipping companies, with many once again buying new boats to expa...

Thermal coal trades remain depressed at N. China ports

2018-03-07 17:09:00 Price,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Trades on spot thermal coal remained depressed at northern China ports, as utilities' buying appetite was dented greatly by the long-...

China's utilities shun spot thermal coal purchase as prices further drop

2018-03-06 17:03:00 Price,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Chinese utilities were shunning spot thermal coal, which has been on the decline for more than a month, as their stocks were generall...

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...

Huanghua Port coal loadings hit historic high during Spring Festival

2018-02-27 08:45:00 Seaborne Shipment

Hebei-based Huanghua Port Co., Ltd loaded 4.05 million tonnes of coal during the Spring Festival holiday over February 15-21, touchin...

China coastal coal freight rates rebound after Spring Festival

2018-02-24 09:36:00 Seaborne Shipment

Freight rates for coal cargoes from northern China ports to the south rebounded after continuous decline since mid-January. ...

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...

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,...

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...

Central China-Europe rail freight to surge in 2018

2018-02-01 13:43:00 Seaborne Shipment,  Inland Shipment

Operator of a rail link between Central China's Wuhan city to Europe said it expected a 30% growth in the number of freight trains ...

China coastal coal freight rates suffer sharper decline

2018-01-30 18:19:00 Price,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south saw a sharper contraction after a short period of pickup, data...

Chinese utilities struggle to build up coal stocks ahead of holiday

2018-01-29 20:25:00 Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Utilities in east and central China were rushing to buildup inventories to meet rising coal burns, as their stocks of fuel dropped ...

Indonesian mid- and high-CV thermal coal prices pick up

2018-01-29 20:24:00 International,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal

Prices of Indonesian mid- and high-CV thermal coal to be exported to China further picked up in recent days, a result of RMB deprec...

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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