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  • Winner take all? Welcome to the iron ore wars by Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

    Lourenco Goncalves smells a rat. It’s not the first time the Brazilian-born metallurgical engineer turned American metals and mining executive has caught the scent of something unsavory eating into shareholder profits and margins.

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  • 2015 trucking costs up, intermodal prices may decline

    U.S. truckload costs are expected to continue to rise this year following record highs in late 2014, although declines are anticipated for domestic intermodal rail prices, according to Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC.

  • Automotive demand continues to fuel metals sector

    With the year nearly halfway done, it is once again clear that the automotive market is the gem of the fleet, at least as far as steel and aluminum demand are concerned.

  • End games

    From the automotive sector to construction, service centers to the container industry, end-users and their demand for and consumption of steel products have changed with the times, creating headaches and new pathways for steelmakers.

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What will happen to nickel pig iron usage worldwide?

Will continue to be contained in Asia (e.g. will have virtually no impact on the U.S./E.U. stainless steel markets)
Will make slight headway in the United States and/or Europe
Will make significant headway in the United States and/or Europe

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