Argus steel editor recognised by Worldsteel

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • PR Newswire

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Colin Richardson, lead steel editor at global commodity news and price reporting agency Argus, has been honoured by international trade body, the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).

Worldsteel awards "Steelies" each year to reflect excellence in different aspects of the steel industry. Colin won the "Journalist of the Year" award, which recognises the journalist from any media outlet who has written regularly in the most informative and educative way on any aspect of the steel industry.

Colin contributes to Argus Ferrous Markets, an international daily report that covers steel and relevant feedstock markets, including coking coal, iron ore and ferrous scrap, as well as freight rates for transporting these products.

Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said: "We are delighted that Colin has been honoured in this way by Worldsteel. Not only has Colin provided valuable insight and transparency to the steel industry, he has also been instrumental in developing Argus price assessments that are widely used in physical supply deals and in settlement for futures contracts."

Worldsteel Director General Edwin Basson said Colin has been awarded the Steelie "for consistent, informed coverage of the challenges and the dynamics of the steel industry and our products".

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