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Weekly US coal carload volumes slide for second straight week: AAR
Houston (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 819 am EDT/1219 GMT
Total US coal carload volumes continued to decline through mid-March as utilities entered the spring shoulder season, railroad and Association of American Railroads data showed Wednesday.
ARA coal stocks slide on low arrivals
London (Platts)--22 Mar 2017 747 am EDT/1147 GMT
Combined coal stocks at three delivery terminals in Northwest Europe's Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp trading hub slipped slightly this week largely due to low arrivals, data collected from port sources showed Wednesday.
South Korean utilities fulfill plan to book US thermal coal cargoes
Perth (Platts)--22 Mar 2017 746 am EDT/1146 GMT
South Korean power generators are putting into action their stated plan to book more US thermal coal with approximately 1.5 million mt destined to arrive at Korean ports between July and September, said a market source Wednesday.
China's coastal coal freights drift in week to March 21
Hunan, China (Platts)--22 Mar 2017 634 am EDT/1034 GMT
Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China's Qinhuangdao port to the other Chinese ports of Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and Guangzhou in eastern and southern China drifted in the week to Tuesday, ending the continuous rise of the past few weeks, port operator Qinhuangdao Port said.
Kentucky co-op bemoans dearth of Central Appalachian coal bidders
Louisville, Kentucky (Platts)--21 Mar 2017 541 pm EDT/2141 GMT
As the embattled Central Appalachian coal basin struggles to recover from a multi-year downturn, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a major utility player in the region, continues to see a dearth of CAPP responses to coal solicitations.
Indian power utilities' Apr 2016-Feb 2017 thermal coal imports fall 20% on year
NewDelhi (Platts)--21 Mar 2017 455 am EDT/855 GMT
Indian power utilities imported 60.38 million mt of thermal coal over April 2016-February 2017, down almost 20% year on year, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority, seen by S&P Global Platts Tuesday.
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