02 May 2008 10:07 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--American Natural Soda Ash Corp (ANSAC), the export arm of a consortium of major US makers of the product, could resume full delivery to Asian customers by the start of the third quarter, a source close to the company said on Friday.
Loading volume in May had already reached normal levels. However, the company was still in the process of clearing backlog orders stretching back to February, and was unable to make full deliveries to all its customers, the source said.
“ANSAC’s (loading) volume is slowly recovering and is back to normal in May and June. It is still catching up on orders in the second quarter but it is possible the company will be able to make full deliveries from July onwards,” the source said.
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ANSAC usually ships to Asia around 100,000 tonnes of soda ash per month but it was forced to slash its export volumes starting early February after a severe cold weather in the
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