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Select Sands sales volumes hurt by logistics problems, river flooding

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

The US frac sand miner expects to report falling sales in the first quarter of 2018 due to continuing logistics issues.

Permian Basin frac sand supply boom threatens fine mesh prices

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT

The outlook for coarse grades of sand is positive, but that boom could backfire on finer grades, according to the boss of Fairmount Santrol.

MINERAL SANDS CONF 2018: Ship shortage, liquidity, lack of transparency, making major impact on costs

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Mineral sands preferred ship size, known as the Handysize, is experiencing a period of strong demand, outstripping supply, while a lack of transparency and low liquidity are making a real impact on global trade costs.

Dutch port operator shifting capacity from coal to minerals

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:30:00 GMT

OBA will clear coal-handling capacity in Amsterdam to make room for other dry-bulk cargoes including industrial minerals.

BAUXITE & ALUMINA CONF: Noranda working to cut bauxite shipment costs from Jamaica

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMT

The change in shipping strategy could shave several dollars off the cost of transportation.

Cold weather hiccups slow Chinese mineral production

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT

As the Northern hemisphere comes out of a bleak winter, Industrial Minerals outlines the effects of a cold snap on logistics in different markets.

What next for freight rates in 2018?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Global freight costs have risen steadily for almost two years now, chipping away at margins for the industrial mineral trade. But with plenty of vessels available, the sector is unlikely to see the cost of shipping rise much further in 2018, shipping consultants have told Industrial Minerals.

What next for freight rates in 2018?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:30:00 GMT

Freight rates have risen steadily from lows in 2016, but ample vessel availability should cap further increases, analysts say.

Truck off: Capacity squeezed in frac sand markets

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Demand for frac sand is booming in Texas but supply is limited by a serious shortage of truck drivers. But a shift in fracking philosophy toward closed systems may help to relieve the pressure.

Lithium mining investors warn bottlenecks could limit demand

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Battery demand may be booming, but bottlenecks in processing, as well as cobalt and nickel production, could slow the growth in lithium consumption, investors have warned.

K+S opens potash port facility in Canada

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:45:00 GMT

The German potash and salt producer opens a new port facility in Vancouver, Canada, to transport products from its potash mine.