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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 25 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 19 May 2022 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting I have not seen a significant uptick in cargo demand this week, but dry-bulk paper traders in the FFA market tried to keep last week’s rally going and managed to close the week with small gains. Physical markets have...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 25 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 19 May 2022 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting I have not seen a significant uptick in cargo demand this week, but dry-bulk paper traders in the FFA market tried to keep last week’s rally going and managed to close the week with small gains. Physical markets have...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt has begun to harvest trial plantings of GMO wheat that is expected to increase crop yields by 33 percent. The wheat is said to be drought resistant and able to be grown in areas with high saline levels in th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION The end of Ramadan means that the Middle East and North Africa will be on holiday from 30 April until about 5 May with some variation in dates depending on the country. Egypt will be closed for Eid El Fitr, follow...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt’s GASC is reportedly considering buying wheat directly from suppliers without international tenders. Offers directly from suppliers are expected to be consider for purchase and price negotiation by the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt soybean/soymeal forecasts by USDA FAS show an increase in soybean imports for local crushing. Much of the increase is due to increased demand for soyoil for the retail sector and higher soymeal demand from a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Israel, and South Africa are target countries in the region for India’s wheat export program in 2022. In 2021 the main region importers of Indian wheat were Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and UA...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt has announced that Abu Dhabi Ports Group will build a multipurpose shipping terminal in Ain Sokhna Port on the west side of the Gulf of Suez. Ain Sokhna will shortly be connected by a rail network to the Med...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Ramadan is expected to begin on 2 April and end 1 May with the holiday of Eid Al Fitr beginning on 2 May. Egypt reports that 189,000 MT of wheat are enroute from the Black Sea with no delays – 63,000 MT each...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Ukraine grain shipments may still be possible even with the main export ports closed as the Ukraine railway operator has said grain can be delivered by rail to the borders with Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Pola...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Turkish officials have said that the Ukraine/Russia situation will not result in grain shortages in the country. Seventy-eight percent of Turkey’s grain imports come from Russia and Ukraine but both stocks a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Egypt’s Agricultural Bank is putting up EGP 4 billion (about U.S. $254 million) “to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic”. All accounts with debts and defaults up to EGP 100,000 (U.S. $6,400) in...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 25 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 19 May 2022 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting I have not seen a significant uptick in cargo demand this week, but dry-bulk paper traders in the FFA market tried to keep last week’s rally going and managed to close the week with small gains. Physical markets have...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 25 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 19 May 2022 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting I have not seen a significant uptick in cargo demand this week, but dry-bulk paper traders in the FFA market tried to keep last week’s rally going and managed to close the week with small gains. Physical markets have...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt has begun to harvest trial plantings of GMO wheat that is expected to increase crop yields by 33 percent. The wheat is said to be drought resistant and able to be grown in areas with high saline levels in th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION The end of Ramadan means that the Middle East and North Africa will be on holiday from 30 April until about 5 May with some variation in dates depending on the country. Egypt will be closed for Eid El Fitr, follow...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt’s GASC is reportedly considering buying wheat directly from suppliers without international tenders. Offers directly from suppliers are expected to be consider for purchase and price negotiation by the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt soybean/soymeal forecasts by USDA FAS show an increase in soybean imports for local crushing. Much of the increase is due to increased demand for soyoil for the retail sector and higher soymeal demand from a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Israel, and South Africa are target countries in the region for India’s wheat export program in 2022. In 2021 the main region importers of Indian wheat were Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and UA...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt has announced that Abu Dhabi Ports Group will build a multipurpose shipping terminal in Ain Sokhna Port on the west side of the Gulf of Suez. Ain Sokhna will shortly be connected by a rail network to the Med...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Ramadan is expected to begin on 2 April and end 1 May with the holiday of Eid Al Fitr beginning on 2 May. Egypt reports that 189,000 MT of wheat are enroute from the Black Sea with no delays – 63,000 MT each...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Ukraine grain shipments may still be possible even with the main export ports closed as the Ukraine railway operator has said grain can be delivered by rail to the borders with Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Pola...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Turkish officials have said that the Ukraine/Russia situation will not result in grain shortages in the country. Seventy-eight percent of Turkey’s grain imports come from Russia and Ukraine but both stocks a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Egypt’s Agricultural Bank is putting up EGP 4 billion (about U.S. $254 million) “to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic”. All accounts with debts and defaults up to EGP 100,000 (U.S. $6,400) in...

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