Coal buyers and sellers in the Americas face turbulent times like never before. To their west, markets in Northwest Europe continue to contract. And while opportunities open in the Far East, Asia Minor and Africa, the influence of China and to a lesser extent India can change sentiment in the seaborne markets almost overnight.
Major export heavyweights Colombia and the United States face their own supply-side challenges – declining qualities in Colombia and limited investment appetite, while North American producers must juggle domestic and export sales in a market where volatile natural gas prices hold the whip hand.
Overhanging everyone involved in the seaborne market are new shipping regulations termed IMO 2020. Understanding how this will affect overall supply costs will be a key plank in successful buying and selling strategies. But it brings with it secondary considerations, including a shift in inter-fuel competition from an estimated 200mt surplus of high sulphur oil, and increasing petcoke volumes, both of which have the power to displace coal in industrial applications and electricity generation.
Elsewhere in the Americas, a shift in Brazilian met coal buying trends and the promise of massive infrastructure spending by the country’s President-elect is creating opportunities for the well-informed. Indeed, Latin America’s overall coal demand and the shifting political landscape is an emerging story that will help to set the scene for the year to come.
Join us for the 26th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas in Cartagena to debate, discuss and network at this important time in the industry.
For the 26th consecutive year, the Coal Conference of the Americas will be held in Cartagena, Colombia. Acknowledged as the foremost professional and business development event for the Americas and European coal export markets, this year’s event features a full program of discussion, debate and knowledge centering around the industry’s most impactful topics, coupled with several opportunities for relationship building and networking with your prospects, partners and customers.
Interested producers, engineering firms, service companies and others allied to the industry have an opportunity to make their message and brand stand out from the crowd by increasing their profile and visibility with a sponsorship of one of a carefully selected group of opportunities at the Conference.
Your Sponsorship Provides:
Drummond Ltd. is a mining company that operates in Colombia. The company’s operations are based on the exploration, production, transportation and exportation of thermal coal. For the past three years, Drummond has been the number one exporter of Colombian coal. In 2018, Drummond exported approximately 31.5 million metric tons.
Drummond’s mining operations are located in Cesar with two open-pit mines: La Loma and El Descanso. Coal is exported from Puerto Drummond, a direct coal loading facility located in Cienaga, Magdalena. The port has an installed capacity of up to 60 million metric tons per year. Drummond’s mining and port operations are certified with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
Learn more: www.drummondco.com
Inchcape Marine Survey and Inspection provide a global solution to customers in the maritime industry, with products supporting both marine and landside operations.
Utilising our global network of Marine Surveyors and business partners our customers have access to a single global contact point to connect seamlessly to our local survey teams. With this single global contact point, you have the confidence that you are getting professional operational expertise, globally standardised products and reports, and the knowledge that our surveyors are supported by Inchcape’s stringent internal corporate policies.
Our products add value by working to identify and mitigate risk, providing insight and supporting the maritime trade by creating a safer industry.
With our global commitment to embracing and applying new technology, Inchcape is pioneering the Marine Survey industry with new products and capabilities including Underwater Inspection, Drones and other patented technology.
Learn more: www.iss-shipping.com
Incolab Services is an international partnership of Sampling Associates International, Inc. (USA) and Incolab Services BV (Holland). Together the joint group operates 55 laboratories in 17 countries and has been the fastest growing coal and coke testing organization in the world.
Incolab is a leading provider of sampling, analysis and surveys in the Americas with facilities throughout the USA and laboratory operations in Santa Marta (Colombia), Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Altamira, Cadereyta and Minatitlan (Mexico). Our laboratory programs are based on the model of the ISO 17025 accredited program of Incolab Services BV.
Incolab is proud of its state of the art laboratory facility in Santa Marta – serving the major Colombian export terminals.
Incolab operates and maintains mechanical sampling systems throughout the port and mining regions. All mechanical sampling operations are supported by SAI – a specialist in the mechanical sampling of coal and coke.
Learn more: www.incolab.com
Magnusson Coke & Minerals, S. de R.L. de C.V. is a solid fuel and carbon products trading and processing company, doing business predominantly in the Mexican industrial market. We have been involved in Mexico for enough years to say that in our past, we were involved with the first imported petcoke sales contract into Mexico and the first imported thermal coal sold into Mexico to CFE. We have for the last several years been associated with AMCI Group and ION Carbon & Minerals LLC. Besides carbon, we are interested in other mineral products, as well as logistical, mechanical and power generation projects.
SAI and SAI Gulf have operations in all major East and Gulf Coast ports – including Baltimore, Newport News, Norfolk, Mobile, Houston and multiple locations on the lower Mississippi River. In addition to its services to the seaborne coal trade, SAI is a well-known consultant on mechanical sampling system applications.
All members of the Incolab Group are family owned and have a well-earned reputation for fast personalized service.
Learn more: www.samplingassociates.com
T. Parker Host is a total solutions provider for the maritime industry, specializing in agency services, terminal operations, stevedoring and marine assets. Founded in 1923, the company has developed a strong reputation for its expertise, transparency and high standards of service. The company has more than 30 locations and is the largest bulk agent in the United States. With an experienced, solutions-oriented team and a data-driven approach, Host is creating new supply chain efficiencies and delivering REAL solutions to the marketplace, shifting the transportation paradigm for bulk and breakbulk cargoes in the 21st century.
Learn more: www.tparkerhost.com
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. We are constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. You can rely on our technical, industrial and operational expertise in exploration, production and commercial activities to enable more growth and generate lean efficiencies across all aspects of the coal exploration and mining industry. SGS teams of geologists and engineers offer a full range of coal testing services from exploration feasibility studies to monitoring operations in your plant.
Learn more: www.sgs.com
The COAL Hub is an online platform for sharing analysis and information
about global coal markets.
Learn more: www.thecoalhub.com
IHS Markit is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Customers around the world rely on us to address strategic and operational challenges. We’re able to isolate cause and effect, risk and opportunity in new ways that empower our customers to make well-informed decisions with greater confidence. IHS Markit is a dynamic team that includes more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts and industry specialists. Our global information expertise spans numerous industries, including leading positions in finance, energy and transportation. Learn more at www.ihsmarkit.com.
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) believes there should be complete price transparency across the fuel supply chain so that all stakeholders can buy and sell oil, gas and coal products confidently. We provide that transparency through educational courses, software tools, real-time news and pricing services, and market-specific benchmark pricing reports. Being a reliable information source with world-class customer service is important to us, as it helps fulfill our mission to enable customers to make smarter, more informed decisions. Navigating energy price volatility is tough – OPIS strives to make it a little easier. Learn more at www.opisnet.com.