Strong export activities contribute to spike

Renewed restrictions on the Panama Canal curb shipping expectations

Increasing export volumes from Brazil and continued delays at the Panama Canal support demand

Lower US crop and stronger crush margins drive demand

Buying interest from India for June and July-September volumes picks up

New changes to draft permissions could allow part of the cargo fleet to go directly to the Black Sea through the Bystre canal

Inspection delays along the grain corridor and ongoing uncertainty related to the agreement continue to make trade difficult

The fourth quarter of 2022 is proving to be a tumultuous time for the trucking and shipping industry

The natural flake graphite market continued to face availability issues because of uncertainties created by factors such as China’s anti-pollution efforts, Covid-19 outbreaks and global logistics disruptions

China’s cobalt sulfate prices surged to a three-year high, supported by increasing downstream demand and tight upstream cobalt hydroxide supply