Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP
Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP

China-Australia relations: coal shipments continue but remain stuck off Chinese coast amid ban

  • Some Chinese buyers were guessing that ports might clear shipments of thermal coal to meet summer demand, but relations with Australia keep getting worse
  • Analysts say none of the coal-filled ships appeared to have been unloaded or cleared customs in China

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP
Australian coal, seen here at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, has been banned from entering China, resulting in ships being stuck off the Chinese coast. Photo: AFP
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