Houston — Coal-carrying ships departing from US ports totaled 103 in the week ended May 11, down four from the previous week, Platts cFlow trade flow software data shows.
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From the year-ago week coal departures were up by four.
Departures off the US Gulf Coast made up the majority with 50 carriers, up eight from the prior week, followed by 33 off the Atlantic Coast, down from 48 the week before, and 20 off the West Coast, up three.
The most recent week had the most US coal-vessel departures off the Gulf Coast and the West Coast since the weeks ended March 23 and March 2, respectively.
Year over year, Gulf Coast departures were up nine, the West Coast was up three and the Atlantic Coast was down eight.
The main destination for coal carriers from US coasts was North Asia, with 18 arrivals, followed by Brazil with 16 and then the Mediterranean with 13. In the year-ago week, North Asia was also the top destination, with 14, followed by the Gibraltar and the Mediterranean, with 13 and 11, respectively.
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