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It has been a bit more fun to be a dry bulk carrier in 2017

Rates have generally been higher in 2017, a year projected by many to be a year of beginning recovery – but a decline since the boom in the spring has curbed the budding optimism. And this could be a good thing, says J.P. Morgan.

China's coal import was one of the key factors that helped boost the dry bulk rates.

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Norwegian shipping investor debuts in dry bulk

Founder of rig company Borr Drilling, Tor Olav Trøim, is now targeting dry bulk with the company 2020 Bulkers. The plan is to list the company on the minor OTC stock exchange, reports local media Finansavisen.

Wärtsilä's Chinese venture pays off

Finland's Wärtsilä is betting on the Chinese market and has now won a contract to supply 16 engines to four new LNG vessels, states the company, adding that this order confirms growth in the country.

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