This is due to the illiquid nature of the spot market, which has been further affected by China's ongoing ban on Australian coal.

The specifications with proposed amendments in italics are as follows:

MB-COA-0007 PCI low-vol, cfr Jingtang, $/dmt
Quality: VM (ad) base 13%; ash (ad) base 9%; sulfur (ad) base 0.5%; phosphorus (ad) base 0.1%; TM (ar)base 10%
Quantity: Min 10,000 tonnes
Location: cfr Jingtang
Timing: Seaborne, laycan within 60 days
Unit: USD/dmt
Payment Terms: Letters of Credit on sight
Publication: Weekly. Friday at 6.30pm Singapore time
Notes: All origins

MB-COA-0008 PCI low-vol, fob DBCT, $/dmt
Quality: VM (ad) base 13%; ash (ad) base 9%; sulfur (ad) base 0.5%; phosphorus(ad) base 0.1%; TM (ar)base 10%
Quantity: Min 10,000 tonnes
Location: fob Australia
Timing: Seaborne, laycan within 60 days
Unit: USD/dmt
Payment Terms: Letters of Credit on sight
Publication: Weekly. Friday at 6.30pm Singapore time
Notes: Origin Australia

The consultation period for this proposed amendment starts on Thursday February 11 and will end on Thursday March 11. The amendment, subject to market feedback, will be implemented on Monday March 15.

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