In northern Brazil, iron ore keeps flowing as Vale miners battle coronavirus

In late April, Evaldo Fidelis, a 35-year-old tractor operator at Vale SA’s massive iron ore mine in northern Brazil, came down with a dry cough. Soon, he said, six others in his crew of about 40 workers fell ill with classic symptoms of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel...

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Top China steelmakers propose expanding high-quality coking coal imports

China should control thermal coal imports and increase purchases of high-quality coking coal to meet environmental protection requirements, executives from two of the country’s biggest steel producers said this week at the National People’s Congress. Yuan Weixia from the Wuhan subsidiary of China’s...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/top-china-steelmakers-propose-expanding-high-quality-coking-coal-imports/

Govt may launch coal blocks auction under commercial mining on Jun 11

The Centre is likely to launch the process of auctioning coal blocks for commercial mining on June 11, pickng around 50 mines for the hammer. An official on the condition of anonymity said the “government will come out with the notice inviting tender (NIT) for auction of coal mines for sale of coal...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/govt-may-launch-coal-blocks-auction-under-commercial-mining-on-jun-11/

Dalian iron ore futures snap 3-day fall on strong steelmaking demand

Benchmark iron ore futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange snapped a three-day slump to gain as much as 2.4% on Thursday, boosted by firm demand at steel mills as construction restarts speed up amid the government’s consumption stimulus. The most actively traded September contract of iron ore...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dalian-iron-ore-futures-snap-3-day-fall-on-strong-steelmaking-demand/

China coal hub Shanxi to halve coal-washing capacity by Sept 2020

China’s coal mining hub of Shanxi province aims to halve its coal-washing capacity to 1.8 billion tonnes a year and reduce the number of plants involved in the process to 1,200 by end-September, the area’s energy administration said on Thursday. Shanxi pledged last year to reduce excessive capacity...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/china-coal-hub-shanxi-to-halve-coal-washing-capacity-by-sept-2020/