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Elbana Di Navigazione Embraces The Digital Trasformation And Puts Its Trust On IB

Elbana di Navigazione chose to digitalize its core business, adopting successful digital strategies to their fleet management processes and re-confirming its trust in IB’s expertise and solutions. The cooperation between Elbana and IB started more than 10 years ago, when the Tuscan Shipping company selected InfoSHIP to manage the whole fleet’s assets’ life cycle and procurement process for its five stainless steel chemical tankers. Today that project reaches a further stage of implementation, through the migration of the system installed on each of Elbana’s ships and offices to the latest ...

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Castor Maritime Inc. Announces $18.0 Million Debt Financing

Castor Maritime Inc., a diversified global shipping company, announces the closing and drawdown, through two of its ship-owning subsidiaries, of a $18.0 million senior term loan facility with a European bank (the “$18.0 Million Financing”), secured by two of its tanker vessels. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the $18.0 Million Financing for general corporate purposes, including supporting the Company’s growth plans. The $18.0 Million Financing has a tenor of four years and bears interest at LIBOR plus 3.20% per annum. Castor Maritime Inc. is an international ...

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FMG, BHP Group and Rio Tinto share prices surge as iron ore goes parabolic

Iron ore prices have surged in the last week off the back of Chinese production cuts and the speculation of further issues between Australia and China. Despite the second of those catalysts, Australia’s big three iron ore miners – Fortescque Metals Group, BHP Group and Rio Tinto – saw their share prices surge on Monday off the back of this run-up in the commodity. IG’s iron ore instrument surged on Monday, gaining 7.7% or around 85 points, to trade above the 1300 handle – as of 12:27PM Melbourne local time. ...

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China Taiyuan coal transaction price index up for 4 weeks

China Taiyuan coal transaction price index stood at 144.24 points Monday, up 2.8 percent week on week and marking a consecutive rise for four weeks. The index, released by China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center (CTCTC) based in Shanxi, a coal-rich province, reflects the coal price levels and changes in the main production areas of China. It is published every Monday. Analysts said that purchasing demand of end users continues to be released, and the thermal coal market in producing areas remains tight, causing the prices to rise. With more than ...

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Copper sprints to record high as investors fear missing out

Copper raced to a new record peak on Monday as investors worried about missing out on further gains while some industrial users bit the bullet after waiting for lower prices. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange climbed to an all-time high of $10,747.50 a tonne after first breaking through a decade-old record on Friday. It pared gains and was last up 2.8% at $10,703 a tonne by 1015 GMT. “Momentum is king, it’s a hot potato right now, and a lot of investors are looking the market with despair ...

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Indonesia’s coal industry is on its last legs

Indonesia’s coal industry is running out of options. The pot of money for coal power is drying up. On Apr 22, South Korea announced it will no longer provide financial support for overseas coal projects. China seems to be the only country willing to provide the immense financial aid that Indonesia’s bloated coal industry needs to keep going. East Asia has historically been the source of finance for Indonesia’s coal industry, where pro-coal market controls and state support for intensive coal mining have made fossil fuels cheap and abundant. Coal ...

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OPEC+ crude oil production rises in April, on surges from Iran, Russia: Platts survey

A resurgent Iran pumped its largest volume of crude in almost two years in April, while an increasingly compliance-challenged Russia also boosted its output yet again, bringing total production by OPEC and its allies to a three-month high, according to the latest S&P Global Platts survey. OPEC produced 25.28 million b/d, up 80,000 b/d from March; Russia and eight other non-OPEC partners in the group’s supply accord added 13.21 million b/d, an increase of 130,000 b/d, the survey found. The rising output is a preview of the wave of OPEC+ ...

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Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar as the world pursues net zero goals

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. The special report, The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, is the most comprehensive global study to date on the central importance of minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements in ...

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Asia crude oil: Key market indicators this week

Asia’s crude oil market activity in the May 10-14 trading week is expected to pick up steam, although sentiment continues to be weighed down by demand concerns across Asia amid COVID-19 resurgences, which have caused several countries to introduce, or increase lockdown measures. July ICE Brent crude futures were pegged at $68.59/b at 0300 GMT May 10, up 65 cents/b from the 0830 GMT Asian close on May 7. Middle East Crude **Activity in the week ahead will focus on the issuance of buy and sell tenders by Asian refiners ...

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February 2021 weather triggers largest monthly decline in U.S. natural gas production

In February 2021, a record-breaking cold snap hit the Lower 48 states. Extreme winter weather caused natural gas production freeze-offs and higher electricity and commodity prices, especially in the top energy-consuming state, Texas. The cold snap affected natural gas production and industrial sector consumption the most, which had the largest monthly declines on record, while residential sector consumption reached a record high. U.S. natural gas production in February 2021—measured by gross withdrawals—averaged 104.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), an 8.1 Bcf/d (7%) decrease from January, the largest monthly decline ...

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G7 should invest $10 trillion to stoke climate-friendly recovery – PM Johnson told

G7 countries should invest $10 trillion to stoke an investment-driven recovery that puts COVID-19 vaccines in arms and triggers a sweeping energy transformation to slow climate change, according to a report requested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an illustration of a virus outside a regional science centre amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Oldham, Britain August 3, 2020. U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to join other Group of Seven leaders at a G7 summit chaired by Britain’s ...

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Marginal fall in OECD unemployment rate in March 2021, to 6.5%, 1.2 percentage points above its pre-pandemic level

The OECD area unemployment rate continued to decline slightly in March 2021, to 6.5% (from 6.6% in February 2021). It remained 1.2 percentage points above the rate observed in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the labour market.1 In March, a marginal decline of the unemployment rate was also observed in the euro area, (to 8.1%, from 8.2% in February 2021), where the largest falls (0.2 percentage point or more) were registered in Finland (to 7.7%), Lithuania (to 8.9%), Portugal (to 6.5%) and Spain (to 15.3%). Outside Europe, the ...

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EU Recovery Fund success could the pave way for a repeat: EU Commission

The European Union’s huge post-pandemic recovery fund could become a more permanent feature if it is successful in firing up growth and fostering a greener and more digital economy, the European Commission’s top economic officials said on Monday. The 27 EU nations made an unprecedented agreement last year to jointly borrow 750 billion euros for a fund to help fight the economic slump caused by COVID-19 and address the challenges of climate change. To overcome the opposition of the EU’s frugal northern states, which have long opposed joint borrowing for ...

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New York Fed: Future Price Increase Expectations Jump Higher Again in April

American’s expectations of future price increases jumped higher again in April, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Households’ expectations of inflation levels one year from now grew to 3.4% in April from 3.2% in March, for the highest reading since September 2013, the bank said in its latest Survey of Consumer Expectations. The survey found expected inflation levels three years from now unchanged at 3.1%. The jump in overall expected inflation came as households projected notable price increases for homes, rent and other categories. ...

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Persons aboard commercial vessels or at sea ports are still required to wear masks, USCG confirms

In a reminder that we are still managing a global pandemic, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) confirmed that MSIB 02-21 CH-1 issued on March 22, 2021 requiring masks be worn aboard commercial vessels and at seaports to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 is still the latest and controlling guidance on the topic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no change to the requirements issued in EO-13998 by the President of the United States on 21 January 2021 and in the CDC Federal Order, ...

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