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China orders more northern steel mills to cut winter output
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 GMT
China has asked steel mills in more cities in northern China to cut production from Nov. 15 to March 15 next year, in order to clear the smog-blanketed sky in the region and to ensure the achievement of the countrys steel output reduction target. Steel mills should keep to their plans to cut production for the remainder of this year to ensure output is no more than last year, according to a statement jointly issued by Chinas industry ministry and environment ministry on Wednesday. Over the

Global steel output falls in August, first time in a year
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Global steel production slipped by 1.4% year-on-year in August, the first decline in more than a year, and is likely to decline further in the coming months as officials in top producer China seek to curb pollution. Crude steel output fell to 156.8 million tonnes in August, World Steel Association data showed on Thursday, the first decline since July 2020. Output in China tumbled by 13.2% to 83.2 million tonnes, the data showed. Given that the authorities in China are proactively

Europe should temporarily suspend steel tariffs to help industry ...
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Europe should temporarily suspend its tariffs on imported steel to head off shortages and avoid harmful effects on industry, Italian Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti said on Friday. Asked if Rome planned to intervene in the 25% tariff scheme, Giorgetti said that Europe had prioritised the interests of the steelmakers during the health pandemic without realising this could have serious knock-on effects on supply. The situation is unsustainable this measure should be temporarily

Chinese steel ingredients fall as regulator extends environmental ...
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Futures prices for Chinas steelmaking raw materials faltered on Friday, with the benchmark iron ore contract leading losses, as Beijing mulls to include more cities under its environmental controls. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a draft guideline on Thursday that it planned to involve 64 regions under key monitoring during winter air pollution campaign. The regulator said steel mills in those regions would be urged to cut production based on their emission levels during

Ukraine: pro-Russian terrorists detain mine management
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:00:01 GMT
The so-called Lugansk People's Republic, the terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, has detained management of the Krasniy Partizan mine, where an accident has happened recently. The management is suspected of breaching industrial safety requirements resulting in the break of a steel rope used to haul the miners back to the surface and

Chinas tight environment curbs hit met coal sector, squeezing ...
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Tight control measures implemented by Chinas Ministry of Ecology and Environment in the third quarter of 2021 has impacted operations of the metallurgical coal sector, leading to a cut in run rates and spot supply squeeze, sources said Sept. 7. MEE said that its staff since late August has stayed in Shandong, a key Chinese met coal hub, and would continue to station there until Sept. 26 to conduct safety inspections. China-based Guosheng Securities in its 2021 sector report said it sees

Brazils Vale launches self-driving trucks at its largest iron ...
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Thursday it had begun using self-driving trucks for the first time at its Carajas complex, its largest iron ore mining operation, as it continues to expand its use of the driverless technology. Vale expects to boost productivity and safety by using the trucks to haul iron ore, said Pedro Bemfica, the executive heading the autonomous technology program. The miners six self-driving vehicles at Carajas are nearly twice as tall and more than three times as wide

How serious are metal fabricators about recruiting workers
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Metal fabricators complain quite a bit about the lack of skilled workers, and rightly so. But what necessary steps are they taking to resolve the

UK suspends dumping duties on some imports of China steel wire
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
The UK has suspended some antidumping duties on some imports of Chinese steel wire, to avoid double taxation, according to the Department for International Trade. Duties have been revoked because the products are also covered by the UKs steel imports safeguarding measures, which were extended July 1 for one to three years, depending on

Gupta inks $450m lifeline deal with Glencore and Trafigura to ...
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Metals magnate Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance has reportedly struck a loan deal with commodities giants Glencore and Trafigura to safeguard its aluminium division from looming

European Commission proposes three-year steel safeguard extension
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 GMT
The European Commission (EC) has notified EU member states as well as the WTO of its intention to prolong steel safeguard measures for three years beyond 30 June,Kallanish learns from a WTO document. In its determination following the safeguard review, the Commission found evidence that the measures continue to be necessary to prevent or remedy

EU carmakers lambast Commission's safeguard extension proposal
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 00:00:00 GMT
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) says it is disappointed by the European Commissions proposal to extendsafeguard duties by three years beyond 30 June (see related article). The move disregards the interests of downstream users of steel amid acute automotive steel shortages, it adds. These shortages have led to a slowdown in manufacturing, requiring

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