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March ore shipments from US Great Lakes ports plummeted due to ice: group
Pittsburgh (Platts)--17 Apr 2014 518 pm EDT/2118 GMT

Iron ore shipments originating from US ports along the Great Lakes plummeted almost 55% in March compared to the five-year average for the month as "massive" ice formations stymied vessel movements, the Lake Carriers' Association said Thursday.
Higher steel prices hard to achieve after weakness in Q1 in US & Europe
March 28, 2013 06:00:00 EST

Mark Wiggett, editor for Platts Global Market Outlook, analyzes the price movements in steel coils and long products from February and into March; the weakness in scrap prices and the iron ore price decrease. He also looks at how global production in January was little changed from December 2013 and where demand has not improved in Q1.
Metallurgical Coal: 2013 in Review
February 05, 2014 - China and Australia dominated the global spot metallurgical coal market in 2013, a year which saw less price volatility, accelerated trend towards index-pricing, uptick in traded swaps volumes, and more miners blending down premium coals into second-tier products.
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