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Weekly US coal carrier departures rise by 4 on week to 44: cFlow

Weekly US coal ship departures totaled 44 in the week ended Jan. 9, up four from the previous week and up 13 from the year-ago week, data from cFlow, Platts trade flow software, showed.

Hitting a four-week high, the departing laden and part-laden ships carried 2.6 million dwt, up 0.9% from the week before.

Gulf Coast departures totaled 26, up one carrier week on week and reaching a four-week high. From the year-ago week, departures were up eight.

The departing coal carriers held 1.6 million dwt, down 5% from the previous week.

From the gulf, eight carriers departed to Central America, three each left to Brazil and Southeast Asia, and two each headed towards the ARA and the Mediterranean.

One carrier each was directed to the Black Sea, Canada, Central Africa, North Asia, the North Atlantic, and the UK and Continent. Two ships were headed towards unknown regions.

Departures off the Atlantic Coast rose by one, week on week, to 12. Compared to the year-ago week, they were up four.

The ships carried 755,605 dwt, down 8.4% week on week.

Two carriers each went to Brazil and the North Atlantic. One ship each left to the ARA, Canada, Central America, North Africa, North Asia, the Baltics, and Southeast Asia. For one ship, destination was unknown.

Six coal carriers left from the West Coast, up two from the week before and up one from the year-ago week.

In the most recent week, the departing ships carried 266,161 dwt, up 196% from the previous week.

While two ships departed to North Asia, one each went to Central America and the South American West Coast. One carrier left to an unknown destination.
Source: Platts

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