Ice Brent crude recently rose above $80/bl for the first time since late 2014, increasing oil producing companies’ profitability
China’s steel exports could fall further this year in line with domestic demand, and the iron ore derivatives market is expected to grow
China launched a yuan-denominated crude futures contract in March, possibly setting the stage for change in how oil is traded east of Suez
The digitalisation of the shipping sector could attract the new generation of talent that it will need to run its enhanced operations
The IMO’s strict sulphur limit on bunker fuel will come into force in January 2020. Preparing for the change will drive demand for staff with specific talents
Growing activity in the electric vehicle market is driving more manufacturers who rely on lithium-ion battery production to seek long-term cobalt supply deals
Some of the big trading houses have been taking increasing stakes in physical assets – including some far downstream from their traditional spheres of activity
The first VLCC to be directly loaded with crude at a US port sailed last week, signalling a deep shift in trading patterns.
Recent news that India will allow private companies to bid for coal mines spells big change for the domestic industry and the broader market.
Analysts have been picking up on shifting patterns in the clean tanker market and looking ahead at further change
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