26 March 2021
Global freight markets have been plunged into further chaos this week with the continuing blockage of the Suez Canal now accompanied by rumors of fresh freight rate hikes around the world, sources told Fastmarkets.
25 March 2021
Key data from the graphite pricing sessions in Asia and Europe for the week ended Thursday March 25.
24 March 2021
A major blockage of the Suez Canal by a large container ship, leading to a vessel traffic jam, is adding to disruption in the global bulk freight markets.
22 March 2021
High demand for bulk vessel space for mineral raw materials exported from China is driving costs for this transport option higher, with market participants reporting an array of factors that are affecting trading conditions and delivery timelines.
19 March 2021
Higher availability in Europe of white fused alumina (WFA) shipped in break bulk vessels put pressure on some cif Europe port prices in the past fortnight, while bauxite and brown fused alumina (BFA) prices were steady.
16 March 2021
Logistics for shipping material out of China continues to be a major concern for sellers of minerals and metals, with container freight rates firm at high levels and carriers giving priority to lighter cargoes.
10 March 2021
The European Commission has released the sampling results of its graphite electrode anti-dumping investigation, among which are Liaoning Dantan Technology Group Co Ltd, Fangda Carbon New Material Co Ltd and Nantong Yangzi Carbon Co Ltd, according to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products.
05 March 2021
Prices of brown fused alumina (BFA) were firm during the two weeks to Thursday March 4, with market participants' views differing on the market's performance. White fused alumina (WFA), meanwhile, slipped and bauxite was stable.
04 March 2021
Key data from the graphite pricing sessions in Asia and Europe for the week ended Thursday March 4.
03 March 2021
Fastmarkets rounds up the latest logistical issues affecting supplies of metal, ores and alloys from African countries, in the period ended Friday February 26.