Freight rate volatility impacts minerals trading
Published: Monday, 05 December 2016
Minerals trading has been increasingly impacted by volatility in freight rates and tight availability of cargo over the last few months against a situation of flatness in raw material prices.
Sale prices of mineral commodities including alumina,
bauxite and graphite have been particularly affected by
volatility in freight rates and delivery conditions as prices
of the materials have remained stable, central European traders
Against a scenario of prolonged flatness in mineral prices,
buyers of the materials had to...