Baltic Exchange Daily Fixture/Index List 23/05/2013



Baltic Exchange Daily Fixture/Index List 23/05/2013


BDI 828 (DOWN 1) BCI 1339 (UP 6) BPI 863 (DOWN 17)BSI 855 (UP 2) BHSI 551 (DOWN 1)Last published BDTI 603 (DOWN 2) BCTI 586 (UP 4)


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INDUSTRY UPDATES - 23/05/2013

JSW Steel's production down 11% at 6.37 LT in April

JSW Steel's crude steel production fell 11 per cent to 6.37 lakh tonnes (LT) in April largely due to planned shutdown of units and lack of availability of quality iron ore.

The company, headed by Sajjan Jindal, had produced 7.15 LT of crude steel in April, 2012.

Its production of flat steel was down 13 per cent at 4.55 LT, while the long steel production declined by 17 per cent at 1.28 LT, JSW said in a statement.

Flat steel is largely used by automobile and consumer durables sectors, while long steel is used in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

"One of the blast furnaces at Vijayanagar works (in Karnataka) was under annual shutdown for 22 days and resumed operations on April 26, 2013 and therefore, the capacity utilisation was lower -- at 73 per cent Vijayanagar works," the company said.

Similarly one of its blast furnaces at Salem, Tamil Nadu was also under shutdown during April, 2013, leading to lower production of crude steel. The blast furnace at Salem resumed production on May 6, 2013, the company said.

"The availability of quality iron ore in sufficient quantities remained a challenge, impacting the production and capacity utilisation," it added.

The company had produced 8.51 million tonnes of crude steel in the last fiscal despite continuation of the iron ore crisis in Karnataka. Tomorrow it will be announcing its fourth quarter and annual financial results.

Shares of the company were being traded at Rs 686.95 apiece on the BSE during late afternoon trade, down 0.74 per cent from the previous .

Goa shipping industry plans to transport long-distance cargo

Hit by the ban on mining activities, Goa shipping industry is exploring a new avenue of carrying long-distance cargo from inland waterways to ports in the neighbouring States, passing through the Arabian Sea.
“Since there is an uncertainty over mining in Goa, we are exploring the possibility of using our ships for other kind of long-distance cargo,” Atul Jadhav, President of All Goa Barge Owners’ Association (AGBOA), said.
Around 300-odd barges carrying iron ore from different jetties to the Mormugao Port and Panaji Port have been rendered jobless, due to the Supreme Court ban on iron ore exports from Goa.
“The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has already conducted a study on Goa’s 105-km-long coastline and declared its water as partially smooth, which will give a right to the ships from the State to travel up to 12 nautical miles in the sea,” Jadhav added.
Ships in Goa, which are currently registered under the Inland Vessels Act, 1970, will have to be registered under the Merchant Vessels Act, 1958, to enable them to travel mid-sea.
INCOIS has already submitted its report to Goa’s Captain of Ports, who will have to forward it to the Union Ministry of Shipping.
Jadhav said that the barges would later be termed as “coastal vessels” and can carry cargo of different industries from Goa’s inland waterways to the ports in Mumbai or even up to Gujarat.
“Maharashtra and Gujarat governments have already got a study conducted by INCOIS, which has certified their waters as partially smooth,” he said.
Ship owners in Goa are also looking at the forthcoming industrial investment policy of Goa which will allow construction of jetties along the inland waterways.

Ahead of integration, Mittals reducing stake in JSW Ispat

Ahead of its full integration with the JSW group, one of the promoter entities of JSW Ispat Steel Ltd (formerly Ispat Industries, and now majority