Napocor to award four spot Indonesian contracts

Philippines’ state-run National Power Corp. is expected to award spot panamax contracts for Indonesian coal for delivery to the Sual and Pagbilao power stations September to December.

In an invitations only tender that closed July 9, Napocor called for bids from eight companies for one panamax shipment for Pagbilao and three for Sual.
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Guangxi Imports Less Coal from Vietnam but More from Indonesia

The coal cross-border trade between Vietnam and China has been suspended since the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam released the Document no. 4437 abolishing the coal cross-border trade between the two countries starting on June 1st. As a result, the coal imports from Vietnam via Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s ports climbed only by 2.5% year-on-year to 5.777mt in the first five months of 2008, with the growth rate dropping considerably when compared with the annual growth rate of 40.7% in 2007, announced the Nanning Customs.
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