July 2019

Smart ports and trading – the digitalization of Rotterdam

A fundamental industry that has always been a primary facilitator of global trade, shipping aims to be at the forefront of digital technology. This report explores initiatives at the Dutch Port of Rotterdam - Europe’s largest port by cargo tonnage - and how those connect with global trade.

June manganese ore supply falls 3.4% year on year, IMnI says

World manganese ore supply reached only 1.66 million tonnes in June 2019, down by 3.4% year-on-year, according to the International Manganese Institute.

June silico-manganese supply up 30% year on year, IMnI says

The global supply of silico-manganese increased by almost 30% year-on-year in June 2019 to a record high of 1.5 million tonnes, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Seaborne low-grade ore market gives up recent gains, port prices continue to slide

Seaborne low-grade manganese ore prices changed direction after four weeks of recovery, weighed down by lower offers and weaker port prices.

Bootu Creek manganese ore production up 18% in June quarter

Australia’s Bootu Creek manganese project increased its output of manganese ore by 18% in the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared with the previous quarter, owner OM Holdings (OMH) announced on Monday July 29.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 26/07: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday July 26:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 25

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday July 25 that are worth another look.

Eramet manganese ore, alloy production in H1 2019 sets new record

Eramet produced record half-year volumes of manganese ore and alloy in the first six months of 2019, the mining and metallurgical group said on Thursday July 25, adding that it was negatively affected by lower prices for manganese and nickel.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: China’s falling availability of low-grade manganese ore buoys market

Some producers in the global manganese market successfully increased their offer prices for low-grade manganese ore in China following a fall in stocks and reports of a drop in import volumes in June.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 19/07: Speculative buying pushes Chinese cobalt prices slightly higher

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.