COVID-19, climatic disruptions and auction delays to reduce global iron ore production by 1.2% in 2020, says GlobalData

Global iron ore production is expected to decline by 1.2% in 2020 to 2,230.8 million tonnes (Mt) as the leading producers are affected by a range of factors including weather-related disruptions, auction adjournments and mine closures due to COVID-19, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/covid-19-climatic-disruptions-and-auction-delays-to-reduce-global-iron-ore-production-by-1-2-in-2020-says-globaldata/

Agricultural commodities’ prices rise on logistic and supply disruptions

Retail prices of agricultural commodities have jumped sharply in the past three months because of supply chain disruptions since the lockdown was imposed on March 25 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The data compiled by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/agricultural-commodities-prices-rise-on-logistic-and-supply-disruptions/

Carrying coals to Germany: Imports still vital despite sagging demand

Energy generation in Germany by burning lignite and hard coal has decreased significantly in the past couple of years. The government’s resolve to exit coal as an energy source by 2038 at the latest as part of a larger climate protection program is bound to accelerate this trend. The country is...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/carrying-coals-to-germany-imports-still-vital-despite-sagging-demand/

Coal workers launch 3-day strike against move to allow commercial mining

Coal workers launched a three-day strike on Thursday to protest against the government’s move to allow commercial mining. In a statement, 10 Central trade unions said there had been 100% strike during the first and second shifts and attendance for supply of electricity, water and health services...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/coal-workers-launch-3-day-strike-against-move-to-allow-commercial-mining/

This commodity escaped the first half of 2020 drop in the energy sector

A benchmark commodities index lost about 20% in the first half of 2020, with the energy sector leading the decline as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged demand for petroleum. Uranium, though, stands out as a resilient performer that’s likely to continue to do well in the second half of the year....

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/this-commodity-escaped-the-first-half-of-2020-drop-in-the-energy-sector/