December 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 9

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday December 9 that are worth another look.

ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Alumina deals rise but still at 14% of LME Al price

Key information from the pricing session for Fastmarkets’ alumina index, fob Australia on Wednesday December 9.

Alcoa earns ASI certification in three new locations, including San Ciprián alumina refinery

Alcoa has earned certifications from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for three more of its operating locations, the aluminium and alumina producer said on Wednesday December 9.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 8

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday December 8 that are worth another look.

INTERVIEW: Freight charge regulations will not solve physical carrier shortage, shipping consultancy says

There is no short-term fix for the container shortage that has sent freight cost to record highs, nor is there a need for regulatory authorities to put a lid on freight rates, Lars Jensen, chief executive officer of SeaIntelligence Consulting, said in an interview with Fastmarkets.

FOCUS: Will Glasenberg’s departure signal a shift in Glencore direction?

Glencore chairman Tony Hayward was not understating matters when he described the company's succession transition as coming "at a time of huge change."

Alba signs MoU with HJJ for potential alumina supply

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China-based alumina producer Hangzhou Jinjiang Group (HJJ) in hope of securing an alumina supply.

US used beverage can imports rise in October

Monthly imports of used beverage can (UBC) scrap to the United States increased in October, according to the most recent trade data.

Scrap shortages prompt sharp rise in Europe aluminium 226 ingot market price

The price of European aluminium ingot 226 hit its highest since August 2018 in the week to Friday December 4 after an ongoing shortage of scrap raw materials lead to offers, bids and deals at elevated levels, while market participants struggle to secure tonnages for the first quarter of 2021, Fastmarkets was told.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 4

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Friday December 4 that are worth another look.