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Drewry: High iron ore inventories at China, economic uncertainty threaten Capesizes

High iron ore inventories at Chinese ports and uncertainty in the global economy are putting the demand for Capesizes at risk. Drewry believes that demand for Capesizes in 2019 will be proportional to iron ore inventories at Chinese ports. Despite the fact that Chinese steel production will increase in 2019, a further reduction in iron ore inventories could negatively affect the demand for dry bulk vessels.

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Port Hedland’s iron ore shipments to China increase by 14% in December

According to Reuters, iron ore shipments from Australia's port of Hedland terminal to China, experienced an increase by 14% in December from the previous month as shown by the port's data. Iron ore shipments to China from the world’s biggest iron ore port reached an overall of 37.4 million tonnes in December. On the contrary, iron ore shipments in November reached a total of 32.9 million tonnes, according to the Pilbara Ports Authority.

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