Metal Bulletin share their views on seaborne coking coal markets and the latest changes in coking coal prices.

 "We are concerned about how soon the rail systems will return to normal operations and the queues of vessels forming at the ports as these will delay deliveries," he added.

"For buyers in India, the waiting time for US coal is over a month; I think they will have to pay prices close to $300 per tonne eventually for coal from other nearby places such as China with inventories depleting quickly," another buyer source said.

"If you need an April or May arrival cargo, you have to look to Chinese suppliers now," a seller source said.

A steel mill source in China said that they were not keen to offer cargoes overseas anymore "as we do not want to be caught without materials".

On the Dalian Commodity Exchange, the most-traded September coking coal futures contract closed at 1,216 yuan ($175.98) per tonne, down 48.5 yuan ($7.03) per tonne. The most-traded coke contract closed at 1,736 yuan (251.23) per tonne, down 61 yuan ($8.83) per tonne.

Metal Bulletin's cfr China premium hard coking coal index was flat at $191.72 per tonne while on fob Australia basis the index rose $18.59 per tonne to $299.84 per tonne.

Metal Bulletin's cfr China hard coking coal index was flat at $168.02 per tonne while on fob Australia basis, the index rose $5.46 per tonne to $260.17 per tonne.

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