17 June 2021
China’s magnesia export prices were mostly steady and demand showed no improvement on the week to Tuesday June 15, while the local government in Liaoning province reaffirmed its consolidation plan for the magnesite industry and continued to push this forward.
15 June 2021
The publication of Fastmarkets’ European magnesia price assessments for Tuesday June 15 were delayed due to an error in the peer review process.
11 June 2021
The European Commission (EC) plans to set a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) for imports of some goods, including steel and aluminium, to prevent the risk of carbon leakage, according to a draft of the EC’s proposal seen by Fastmarkets on June 10.
10 June 2021
Chinese caustic calcined magnesia prices were steady on Tuesday June 8 due to ongoing tight supply and high production costs, but buyers remained cautious and expected a decline in the market.
09 June 2021
A rise in Covid-19 cases in China’s Guangdong province in recent weeks has led to tighter controls and rigorous testing at the huge Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), causing extended delays in southern China.
02 June 2021
The chaos being experienced in the global container shipping industry is expected to continue for some time with a shortage of an estimated four million boxes creating havoc with congestion, routes and freight rates, according to an executive at logistics conglomerate DP World.
26 May 2021
A summary of China’s refractory raw materials exports for April 2021.
20 May 2021
Chinese magnesia prices held steady on Tuesday May 18 due to thin buying activity, while market participants are keeping a watchful eye on new Covid-19 infections reported in Bayuquan district in Yingkou city, Liaoning province, which could affect magnesia deliveries through Bayuquan ports.
14 May 2021
Authorities in China's Yingkou prefecture have implemented strict entry and exit rules in Bayuquan district on Friday May 14 after a person testing positive for Covid-19, prompting concerns about shipments of magnesia through Bayuquan port.
13 May 2021
China’s magnesia market has been mostly steady since the Labor Day holiday, May 1-5, with most producers retaining their current prices. With the ending of inspections in Liaoning by the central government, more production was expected to resume this month.
12 May 2021
The so-called “Suez Armada” of vessels that were delayed by the unintentional blockage of the Suez Canal has now been processed by the Port of Rotterdam, but the port was still “extremely” busy and there were challenges ahead for the shipping sector, speakers said during the Supply Chain Talks digital event on Wednesday May 5.
07 May 2021
A summary of ArcelorMittal's financial results for January-March 2021.
06 May 2021
Refractory producer RHI Magnesita noted supply chain disruptions and rising sea freight in a first-quarter trading update released on Wednesday May 5. The company issues financial results on a half-yearly basis.