Port Hedland’s iron ore shipments to China increase by 14% in December

Port Hedland’s iron ore shipments to China increase by 14% in December
According to Reuters, iron ore shipments from Australia’s port of Hedland terminal to China, experienced an increase by 14% in December from the previous month as shown by the port’s data.

Mainly, the Port of Port Hedland is the world’s largest bulk export port and is located in the East Pilbara region of WA, about 1,650 kilometres north of Perth. Trade through the port mostly consists of iron ore exports.

Moreover, iron ore shipments to China from the world’s biggest iron ore port reached an...


4th direct route between Iran and Oman

Iran and Oman launched their fourth direct shipping route to connect Iran’s port city of Jask to the Omani port of Al Suwaiq, the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) reported on Wednesday (Dec. 5) citing Iran-Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce.

The first shipping route between the two countries was put into operation in March 2015 between Iran’s Bandar Abbas and Oman’s Sohar.

In December 2016, Iran and Oman inaugurated direct shipping routes from two Omani...


The opening of Arctic routes could offset ice melting

As the ice melting is opening up new potentials for Arctic shipping but creates an uncertain future for this fragile environment, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that this growth of trans-Arctic shipping and the subsequent increase in emissions may offset some of the overall warming trend in the Arctic by the end of the century.

Meanwhile, the study, written by UConn geographer Scott Stephenson and his colleagues, notes that this effect is relatively minor in the...