VESSEL REVIEW | Jet-powered line boat for Port Hedland

Western Australia’s Dongara Marine has delivered its second work boat for operation in the world’s largest bulk port. Jetwave Stanley Point has been operating in Port Hedland since shortly after builder Dongara Marine completed it in late April this year.

FEATURE | “It’s the steel production, stupid!”

Chinese imports of iron ore keep falling, while its crude steel production keeps growing, according to data compiled by BIMCO. China’s increased use of scrap metal for its production of crude steel is fundamentally critical to the dry bulk shipping industry. Mostly Capesize ships are impacted by this, way beyond the temporary iron ore export disruptions in Brazil and Australia.

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