Baltic Trading Ltd
Port Hedland’s iron ore exports are on the rise
Shipments through Port Hedland represented 55% of Australia’s iron ore exports last year, and more than 80% of cargoes go to China.
Why the Baltic Dry Index is decreasing
The Baltic Dry Index measures the cost of major raw materials. The raw materials are transported by sea in the global economy. It indicates a strict demand supply price situation.
Why Port Hedland’s iron ore exports dropped in June
June exports through the port increased 21% compared to the volumes last year.
Ship order strength is a must-follow for dry bulk shipping investors
While the dry bulk shipping industry has been experiencing some weakness, ship orders have remained in an uptrend since the start of the year.
The key relationship between money supply and dry bulk shipping
Money supply growth has important implications for the Chinese economy. If there’s too much money lying around, it can lead to inflation and speculative activities.
Why the OECD leading indicator drives dry bulk shipping cycles
Because the month-to-month data can contain short-term statistical noise that doesn’t reflect long-term fundamental changes, a six-month change or year-over-year change is often used.
Why commodity prices and price arbitrage affect dry bulk trade
Commodity prices are often said to have a strong correlation with economic activity: when economic activity picks up, higher demand will push prices up
Key players involved in the global seaborne coal trade
Coal (a fossil fuel) is another large category of dry bulk shipped by dry bulk shippers, comprising close to 30% of total dry bulk shipments.