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Coal dispute between China and Australia alters trade patterns in dry bulk

China's refusal to accept Australian coal means that other countries are now exporting coal to the major dry bulk nation. One such country is South Africa, which now ships coal to China for the first time in years. But the situation does not significantly change carriers' demand, notes Bimco.

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The protracted coal dispute between China and Australia has now resulted in significant changes to export patterns in dry bulk.

The trend is particularly evident after South Africa has started shipping coal to China for the first time in years, writes shipping organization Bimco in an update.

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