Shipowners: Dive in UK coal imports could foreshadow new trend

UK coal imports have plunged over the course of 2016, and this could mark a trend for other countries to follow, notes the international industry association Bimco.

Britain's coal imports have tumbled down this year, according to a study published by international industry association Bimco. And this is bad news for the hard-pressed dry bulk sector, as it could indicate a trend which other countries might follow.

Coal exporters servicing UK power plants have noted a major decline in the seaborne transports of coal.

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