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Concentrated coal supplies foster railway capacity improvement in China

2019-01-17 15:02:07 Seaborne Shipment,  Inland Shipment

More concentrated coal supplies in China have boosted the continuous upgrade of railway handling capacity. China coal re...

China's rail freight volume grows by 9.1% in 2018

2019-01-17 14:41:24 Inland Shipment

China's rail freight volume, an indicator of broad economic activity, rose 9.1% year on year in 2018, according to the China Railway ...

Inner Mongolia Ceke 2018 coal imports up 6.23% on yr

2019-01-17 13:30:33 Import & Export,  Inland Shipment

Ceke border crossing, a major international crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, imported 14.16 million ton...

Ganqimaodu coal imports up 5.3% YoY in 2018

2019-01-16 17:20:30 Import & Export,  Inland Shipment

Ganqimaodu border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region imported 18.07 million tonnes of Mongolian coal in 20...

Daqin Railway to invest 2 billion yuan in Mengxi Huazhong Railway

2019-01-16 10:05:32 Company,  Inland Shipment

Daqin Railway Co., Ltd is going to invest 2 billion yuan ($295.8 million) through equity-buying in Mengxi Huazhong Railway Co., Ltd, ...

Lu'an 2018 coal outbound rail transport hits fresh new high

2019-01-14 09:10:22 Inland Shipment

Lu'an Group, one major coal producer in Shanxi, saw its outbound coal rail transport hit a new high of 26.28 million tonnes in 2018, ...

Daqin Dec coal shipment inches down

2019-01-10 08:43:37 Company,  Inland Shipment

China's leading coal-dedicated Daqin railway transported 38.36 million tonnes of coal in December of 2018, slightly down from 38.47 m...

Three Shandong ports ban coal trucking from Jan 1

2019-01-04 11:54:39 Ports,  Inland Shipment

Three ports in eastern China's Shandong province – Qingdao, Yantai and Rizhao – announced to ban coal trucking effective January 1, 2...

Coal India shipments fall for first time in two yrs

2019-01-04 08:39:44 International,  Inland Shipment

State-owned Coal India reported its first fall in monthly shipments in two years in December as the world's largest producer of the f...

Xinjiang launches 2nd railway to ship coal

2019-01-03 17:08:27 Inland Shipment

China's far western Xinjiang region on January 3 put into trial operation its second railway mainly specializing in transporting coal...

China's Zhunshuo railway starts operation officially

2019-01-03 15:50:09 Inland Shipment

A train left from Dianping station in Shuozhou, Shanxi at 10:08 am on January 2, heading to Inner Mongolia via Zhunshuo railway, mark...

China's Daqin railway coal shipment hit new high in 2018

2019-01-03 14:19:11 Inland Shipment

Daqin railway, a leading coal-dedicated rail line that connects main production areas with northern transfer ports, saw its coal ship...

China targets to complete 6,800km railways in 2019

2019-01-03 13:51:36 Inland Shipment

China is aiming to secure completing 6,800km-long (4,225 miles) railways in 2019, the country's railway operator China Railway Corpor...

China's rail coal shipment climbs 9.9% YoY in Jan-Nov

2019-01-02 09:36:59 Inland Shipment

China's rail coal shipment totaled 2.17 billion tonnes in the first 11 months this year, climbing 9.9% from a year earlier, showed da...

High-capacity railway moves coal more efficiently from mines to ports

2018-12-29 08:45:49 Inland Shipment

December 28 marks the 30th anniversary of China's Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway, which carries more coal than any other railway line in ...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jan 14 – Jan 18) 2019-01-18

India's ECL output at 33 mln T during Apr-Dec FY2018-19 Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, said on January 17 it produced 32.9 million tonnes of coal in the first thre

2 China on track to cut steel asset-liability ratio to below 60% 2019-01-18

China is on track to further reduce the asset-liability ratio in its steel industry, which stood at 65.74% as of end-November last year, according to an industry meeting held on January 14.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 18) 2019-01-18

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area More mines in Yulin city of Shaanxi were ordered to halt production for safety checks, and most mines were mainly selling stocks. Miners frequ

4 Thoughts about Chinese Shenmu coal accident 2019-01-18

One deadly coal mine accident in northwestern China's Shaanxi province on January 12, which took away 21 lives, has shocked the entire market. Beyond sorrow and regret, there are many aspects we sh

5 Traders divided on China's pre-holiday thermal coal market 2019-01-18

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market were divided in the short-term outlook before the Spring Festival holiday, with some holding back on sales anticipating strong pickups while the others

6 Market hype helps push up Indonesian coal prices, traders 2019-01-18

Indonesian coal prices have risen visibly in recent days, and some Chinese traders deemed it unreasonable, in spite of multiple positive factors including heavy rain that has affected local production

7 China Dec power coal price index overview 2019-01-18

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal staged a year-on-year decline of 2.61% in the last month of 2018, which was still 0.41% higher compared with the November level, showed data from the s

8 China 2018 solar curtailment rate declines to 3%, NEA 2019-01-17

China's solar power electricity could be 97% utilized in 2018, and only 3% of the total generation was idled, showed data from the National Energy Administration, down 2.8 percentage points from a yea

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 17) 2019-01-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal prices continued rising at major production areas. A large numbers of coal mines in Shenmu and Fugu of Shaanxi halted produc

10 CHN Energy lowers spot coal prices by 1-11 yuan/t, sources 2019-01-17

China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy), the nation's top coal miner, reduced its spot prices of thermal coal for the week ending January 21 by 1-11 yuan/t, a pullback from price hikes in the

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1 Mongolia's coal exports hit all-time high in 2018 2019-01-07

Mongolia's coal exports hit an all-time high in 2018, the country's finance ministry said on January 4. The landlocked Asian country exported a total of 36.5 million tonnes of coal in 201

2 More coal mines ordered to stop production in Shaanxi 2019-01-16

More coal mines are ordered to halt operation for rectification in Yulin city, northwestern China's Shaanxi province after a fatal accident in Shenmu on January 12. Coal mines with blasti

3 S. Africa Nov thermal coal exports hit one-yr high 2019-01-07

South Africa's thermal coal exports reached 7.92 million tonnes in November, hitting a new high since November last year, showed customs data. The November tonnage was basically unchanged

4 China industry ministry to ban new steel project expansions 2019-01-11

China will "strictly prohibit" the expansion of new iron and steel projects in 2019, the country’s industry minister told the official Xinhua agency in an interview on January 10. M

5 China 2018 coal imports up 3.9%, above expectations 2019-01-14

China imported a total 281.23 million tonnes of coal, lignite included, in 2018, customs data showed, failing to meet the government's earlier expectations of controlling at lose to the 2017 level.

6 China's reinforced safety checks target 38 coal mines; 88.76 Mtpa capacity involved 2019-01-11

A total 38 coal mines with collective capacity reaching 88.76 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) are targeted in a new round of safety checks in China, as the central government highlighted safety issues

7 Indonesia sets lower coal production target to help stabilize global price 2019-01-08

The government has lowered its coal production target for 2019 to 480 million tonnes in an effort to stabilize the global coal price, an official has said. Last year's target was 485 mill

8 Indonesia Nov coal exports up 4.73% on yr 2019-01-07

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 35.68 million tonnes of coal in November, increasing 4.73% from the preceding year but down 11.77% from October, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Va

9 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jan 7 – Jan 11) 2019-01-11

Russia 2018 coal exports rise to close 200 Mt Russian coal exports totaled 191 million tonnes last year, rising 3.42% from 185 million tonnes in 2017, showed preliminary statistics from Ener

10 China's CNOOC to build pipeline linking coal-to-gas project to supply grid 2019-01-09

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is planning to build a pipeline to supply fuel from a coal-to-gas project to the Hebei-Beijing-Tianjin area, top consuming region for natural gas, CNOOC

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1 Chinese customs allow import coal to pass through, traders 2019-01-03

Chinese customs authorities have allowed import thermal coal cargoes to proceed for clearance procedure after the New Year holiday as expected earlier, traders reported. Thermal coal impo

2 China's spot thermal coal prices may head down as port demand drops 2019-01-09

China's spot thermal coal prices might head down in a short term as the downward spiral of port transaction and sagging demand from end users unleashed bearish sentiments among traders for future mark

3 Indonesian coal trades to China remain dull 2019-01-04

Indonesian thermal coal trades to Chinese buyers remained stagnant with few offers and bids seen in the market, trade sources said. Indonesian miners haven't fully come back to work, whil

4 Chinese thermal coal lacks strength to keep rising, traders 2019-01-08

Chinese thermal coal prices may lack sustained momentum to go up further, traders said, although cargoes settled and offered at northern ports continued edging up on January 7. This was m

5 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 3) 2019-01-03

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal market stayed lackluster at main production areas, with slight price rises at some areas. With tight supply during the New Ye

6 Bearish sentiment deepens in China coke market 2019-01-02

Sentiment in China's met coke market further weakened after large steel mills cut purchase prices for the steelmaking material amid sliding steel prices, sources said. It was learned that

7 Downbeat sentiment creeps up in China's spot coal market 2019-01-04

Downbeat sentiment crept up again in China's spot thermal coal market in the first days of January, even though some traders have been holding back on sales on optimistic outlook days before the New Y

8 Newcastle coal price to decline 30% by 2020 2019-01-08

Asia-Pacific benchmark Newcastle coal prices could decline by around 30% by 2020, from 2018 average levels, as Chinese import demand cools, an Australian government report said. The Newca

9 China's import thermal coal market may cool down, traders 2019-01-10

China's import thermal coal market is likely to cool down after utilities finish their buyings, yet prices may not fluctuate sharply, trade sources said. Some Chinese utilities have issue

10 China spot thermal coal market ends 10-day price rebound 2019-01-10

There are some odds that recent price rebound of thermal coal starting late December may come to end at northern China's Bohai-rim ports, as traders scrambled to sell amid weakening demand before the

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