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Topics covered

  • Classification societies

  • Coal related

  • Commodity information

  • Economic information

  • Energy information

  • Media

Classification societies

Det Norske Veritas

An independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment and is a leading international provider of services for managing risk.

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Lloyd’s Register

An independent organisation providing risk assessment and risk mitigation solutions and management systems certification around the world.

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Germanischer Lloyd

An independent international organisation for safety and quality control offering technical expertise to industry the world over.

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The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

The primary purpose of ABS is to determine the structural and mechanical fitness of ships and other marine structures for their intended purpose.

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International Association of Classification Societies

Focuses on the setting, updating and monitored application of standards for hull structures and essential shipboard engineering systems – during design and construction and throughout a ship’s service life.

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IHS McCloskey

IHS McCloskey Group is the world’s premier source of news, analysis and data on the international coal industry. Our global team focuses solely on the coal industry, bringing a unique brand of intelligent journalism to the market.

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Online information resource for the international coal industry by leading coal consultancy, Barlow Jonker.

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Coal Leader is a national newspaper for coal operators, equipment manufacturers, mining consultants, students and faculty of mining colleges, mining associations, mining institutes, government employees, and others providing products and services to the coal mining industry.

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Coaltrans conferences take pride in producing high-calibre conferences, exhibitions and training courses for the international coal industry. Every year sees Coaltrans organise a variety of events in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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Commodity information

International Grains Council

The International Grains Council (IGC) is an intergovernmental organisation concerned with grains trade. It administers the Grains Trade Convention, 1995. The IGC Secretariat, based in London since 1949, also services the Food Aid Committee, established under the Food Aid Convention 1999.

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Worldsteel Association

Worldsteel Association is a non-profit research organisation based in Brussels, Belgium, dealing solely in one industry.

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SunGard specializes in the delivery of historical data management products and services for the world’s financial, energy, and public sector markets.

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International Fertilizer Industry Organization

IFA is a not-for-profit organization representing the global fertilizer industry.

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US Department of Agriculture

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

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Fertilizer Week

Fertilizer Week covers the global fertilizer industry and provides industry news and developments, together with details of tenders and bids and contract price information available as daily emails and real-time reports online.

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World Steel Dynamics

World Steel Dynamics(WSD) is the world’s leading steel information service. WSD’s steel experience, steel data base and availability of steel statistics are unmatched. In performing steel forecasts, WSD seeks to understand how the “pricing power” of steel companies the world over will be impacted by changes in the industrial structure of the economies.

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U Metal

Umetal, a Beijing-based authoritative and professional information provider mainly covering news, market prices, China port information & stockpile trend and industrial data for the global steel & raw materials industries.

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Economic information


The OECD groups 34 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach.

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The World Economic Outlook presents the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. It is usually prepared twice a year.

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Energy information

American Petroleum Institute (API)

As the primary trade association of that industry, API represents more than 400 members involved in all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry. Our association draws on the experience and expertise of our members and staff to support a strong and viable oil and natural gas industry.

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Platts is the world’s largest energy information provider, specializing in news, prices, data, analysis, analytical tools, geospatial systems, research and consultancy for the complete spectrum of the energy industry.

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International Energy Agency

The IEA is the energy forum for 28 member countries. IEA member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They have also agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co- operate in the development of rational energy programmes.

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US Department of Energy

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

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OPEC — the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – is a group of eleven developing countries heavily reliant on oil and natural gas revenues for their economic well-being.

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Bloomberg L.P. is an information services, news and media company serving customers around the world. Headquartered in New York, we employ 8000 people in over 100 offices worldwide.

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Metal Bulletin

Metal Bulletin is the market leading source for news, prices, analysis on the world’s metals markets.

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An independent authority on marine fuel prices.

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Oil and Gas Journal

OGJ Online is the electronic extension of Oil and Gas Journal, a weekly magazine of international petroleum news and technology. Together, OGJ Online and OGJ form a unique, multimedia channel into the complex realm of energy industry intelligence.

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Fairplay publishes the marine trade journal Fairplay International Shipping Weekly and a wide assortment of specialised books and directories. Fairplay also provides computerised information products and services, including ship and port databases, specialist reports and data analysis.

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Since TradeWinds was first published in 1990, it has won many awards for its in-depth reporting of the shipping industry. Lively, controversial and provocative it adds the sting to shipping news. From the latest news to market reports, personal profiles to the stock markets, TradeWinds brings its readers concise and exclusive coverage of their industry. The Oslo based news desk, supported by 17 reporters spread across the globe, means that TradeWinds’s coverage is truly international.

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Hellenic Shipping News

Hellenic Shipping News is the only online daily newspaper on Hellenic and international shipping in the world, which provides news coverage and data on the maritime industry without any subscription fees.

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Lloyd’s List

Lloyd’s List – the world’s oldest shipping newspaper now online. Lloyds list offers a number of services and updates its content through a network of specialist correspondents and journalists, backed by the exclusive world-wide Lloyd’s Agency system.

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