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Weekly US coal carrier departures total 32, down 4 on week: cFlow

Weekly US coal ship departures totaled 32 in the week ended April 10, down four from the previous week and the year-ago week, data from cFlow, Platts trade flow software, showed April 13.

The departing laden and part-laden ships carried approximately 2.1 million dwt, down 13.5% from the week before.

Gulf Coast departures totaled 19, up five from the previous week to a five-week high. Year on year, departures jumped were down one.

The departing coal carriers held over 1 million dwt, down 2% from the previous week.

From the gulf, six carriers left to Central America and three departed to North Africa. Two ships each left to the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region. Brazil, the Mediterranean, and the North Atlantic. Once carrier went to Central Africa and the UK and Continent.

Departures off the Atlantic Coast dropped seven week on week to seven to a 10-week low. Compared to the year-ago week, they were down eight.

The ships carried 762,947 dwt, down 20.5% week on week.

Three carriers departed to the North Atlantic, and one each left to ARA, the Black and Caspian seas, Brazil and the UK and Continent.

Six coal carriers left from the West Coast, down two from the week before and up three from the year-ago week. Departures were at a six-week low.

In the most recent week, the departing ships carried 243,255 dwt, down 29.8% from the previous week.

Three ships went to North Asia, while one each went to Central America, Canada and one unknown destination.
Source: Platts

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