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Published: 01 May 2014
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Trade & Commodities
Contrasting changes in China’s bulk imports
Imports of dry bulk commodities into China, after impressive expansion in recent years, now comprise over one-third of all global trade in these cargoes...
Published: 15 September 2014
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Dry bulk trade progressing solidly - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2014
World seaborne dry bulk trade still looks set to achieve a healthy growth rate of about 4% during 2014 as a whole. Commodity imports into many countries are expected to increase...
Published: 15 September 2014
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Grain trades - Burgeoning grain and oilseed supplies weigh on feed prices in 2014
Global wheat and coarse grain output is forecast at 1,984mt (million tonnes) in 2014, slightly below last year’s record, but with coarse grain crops still in the ground upward revision...
Published: 15 September 2014
Grain trades - Burgeoning grain and oilseed supplies weigh on feed prices in 2014
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Waste not, want not? if only...
It is yet another facet of the crisis of civilization, particularly manifest in developed economies like the US and the UK...
Published: 15 September 2014
Waste not, want not?  if only...
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European coal trades
The main potential for larger coal consumption has been in Germany, The Netherlands, and Turkey over the past year, with increased power generating capacity in place and planned...
Published: 09 October 2014
European coal trades
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Mixed prospects for grain and soya imports - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - OCTOBER 201
A few elements of commodity import demand seem to be turning negative. Elsewhere, uncertainties (usually implying possible adverse changes) have become more prominent...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Shipping & Transportation
Improving efficiency through hull and propeller maintenance
Improving energy efficiency is among the primary concerns of bulk carrier fleet owners and operators today. Despite volatile fuel prices and the costs of compliance with pollution regulations,
Published: 15 September 2014
Improving efficiency through hull and propeller maintenance
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Preparing for Ebola: keeping crews safe
Global maritime organizations have issued health guidance on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus...
Published: 15 September 2014
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Safety at sea? brighter prospects for today’s mariners
He also said that qualitative data analysis on negative performance indicators on bulk carriers over the last three years points out the perceived underlying...
Published: 15 September 2014
Safety at sea? brighter prospects for today’s mariners
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Scrubber on ‘Laura’ receives class approval
On 17 July, Langh Ship received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system on the vessel Laura...
Published: 15 September 2014
Scrubber on ‘Laura’ receives class approval
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ICS vice chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on ballast convention
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late...
Published: 25 September 2014
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ABS Announces Ballast Water Management Systems selection service
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the solution suited to the unique needs of each vessel...
Published: 09 October 2014
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ABS opens Beijing office
ABS, a leading global provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, announces the opening of a new office in Beijing...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Achieving commercial advantage with AIS
AIS is now firmly embedded in the dry cargo sector with commercial operators relying on tracking and information services to gain competitive advantage, writes Argyris Stasinakis, Business Development Director, MarineTraffic...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks that will arise from its plan to double the cargo-carrying capacity of ships transiting one of the world’s most important waterways...
Published: 09 October 2014
Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
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Bulk carriers
Bulk carriers tend to get a bit of a raw deal. There is little glamour attached to them and they are often perceived to be the dirty old work-horses of the merchant fleet...
Published: 09 October 2014
Bulk carriers
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Damen announces strategic partnerships with ballast water treatment system suppliers
Damen Shipyards announced in early September that it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers.As a result,Videotel, a provider of in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: ‘Fire Fighting At Sea’...
Published: 09 October 2014
Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
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Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next-generation bulk carrier design, developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation...
Published: 09 October 2014
Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
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ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 — Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu...
Published: 09 October 2014
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MOL receives environmental awards
In early August, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of both Long Beach and Los Angeles...
Published: 09 October 2014
MOL receives environmental awards
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New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
The shipping industry is set to see an unprecedented paradigm shift with the launch of Wave Shipping. Through a fresh approach to meeting customers’ challenges and by introducing new technologies...
Published: 09 October 2014
New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
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Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
Despite weak freight rates so far this year, Dry Bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry...
Published: 09 October 2014
Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
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Thome earns green award from Long Beach
Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013...
Published: 09 October 2014
Thome earns green award from Long Beach
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Ports & Terminals
Liberia to build alternative to Port of Greenville
In Liberia, the Putu Iron Ore Mining (PIOM) company, which is located at Putu Petrokon, is to build an alternative port at Grand Butal Point...
Published: 15 September 2014
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Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
With the opening of a representative office in North- Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the second most important region of the German market for Hamburg...
Published: 15 September 2014
Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Rhenus Midgard breaks coal handling record
Rhenus Bulk Terminal Wilhelmshaven (BTW) handled 557,319 tonnes of coal in July. This is the best figure for one month at the long-standing bulk handling centre...
Published: 15 September 2014
Rhenus Midgard breaks coal handling record
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APPA introduces RFID tags for fertilizer trucks
In Brazil, the Paranaguá and Antonina Port Authority (APPA) has introduced a new system to monitor fertilizer trucks. The new technology will make it possible to organize flows of these vehicles, thereby reducing the impact they have on the city centre.
Published: 16 September 2014
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Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Draught reduced on Tietê-Paraná waterway
In Brazil, in May, drought cut the minimum draught on the Tietê-Paraná inland waterway from 2.7m to 2.2m. Because of this, barge convoys had to reduce loads from 6,000 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes, adding a further 140 road trips to carry outstanding cargo...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Rocha deepwater port under analysis
The parliament of the Mercosur is to analyse the viability of building the deepwater port in Uruguay at Rocha. This is viewed as being of particular interest by neighbouring — and landlocked — Paraguay...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Santa Catarina builds grain warehouses
The government of Santa Catarina state, in Brazil, is to contribute towards the construction of 11 grain warehouses, with a combined capacity of 110,000 tonnes...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Venice receiving larger bulk carriers
The Port of Venice has recently unloaded 100,000 tonnes of soya bean seeds and soya bean meal for the Italian market. These were imported by Nidera, which is represented by freight forwarder Sagem...
Published: 16 September 2014
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Floating cranes - September 2014
Atlas Double is the next-generation crane vessel specially designed for the extreme conditions of open seas transshipment of bulk cargoes...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Go ahead given for new terminal at São João da Barra
In Brazil, the Ports Secretariat (SEP) has given the go-ahead for the installation of a third private use terminal at São João da Barra, in the state of Rio de Janeiro...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Nacala to start Tete coal exports
In December, the port of Nacala, in Mozambique, will begin exporting coal extracted in Tete (Nampula province). Trains of 1,500 metres long, consisting of up to 120 wagons and pulled by four locomotives, will shift coal from the mine to the port.
Published: 17 September 2014
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Navigability of Magdalena River to be improved
In Colombia, $1.3 billion is to be invested in improving the navigability of the Magdalena River. Work will take place along a distance of 700km from the centrally located Puerto Salgar to the coast at Barranquilla. This should cut transport costs by up to 50%...
Published: 17 September 2014
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New Beira fertilizer terminal
Work is to begin shortly on a new fertilizer terminal at the port of Beira, in Mozambique, which will have a daily capacity of between 6,000 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes...
Published: 17 September 2014
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New dry bulk quay at Ingeniero White
At the Argentinian port of Ingeniero White, in Bahia Blanca,Toepfer International has opened a new 282m dry bulk quay with alongside draught of 13m...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Spanish dry bulk traffic shows growth
For the first quarter of 2014, Spain's 28 centrally owned ports reported a combined 20.81 mt of dry bulk traffic, up 13.89%. Gijón, with 3.5mt (million tonnes), remains Spain's main dry bulk port, experiencing growth of 16.28%...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Two illegal iron ore shipments found at Manzanillo
In the Mexican port of Manzanillo, authorities have twice intercepted iron ore carriers trying to leave the country with 100,000 tonnes of this product, which was being moved illegally...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Vale to invest in southern port complex
The Brazilian transport and mining company Vale is to invest $150 million in modernizing and increasing capacity of its southern ports, which is a hub formed by Terminal da Ilha Guaíba (TIG) and also by the mining terminal the company...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Valencia performs well in dry bulk
The Port of Valencia reported a 48.88% increase in dry bulk traffic during the first three months of 2014. During this period, a total of 664,410 tonnes was handled...
Published: 17 September 2014
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China moots transshipment terminal for Valemax ships
Although China is continuing to refuse access to its ports by Valemax vessels, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil has noted that his country is interested in an association with Vale in respect of the transshipment of minerals from its bulk carriers to smaller vessels...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Collateral damage to Indian ports
Contrary to its professed ‘official’ commitment to free trade across all non-farm commodities, the Indian government succumbing to relentless pressures by domestic steelmakers went on raising export...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Hamburg–Le Havre range
A survey of Belgium’s four leading ports indicates that business during the first two quarters was either stagnant or actually in decline, with forecasts suggesting little in the way of change for the year overall compared to 2013.
Published: 09 October 2014
Hamburg–Le Havre range
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New 1km quay wall in the Port of Ghent
Ghent Port Company is building a new quay wall at the Moervaart canal in port of Ghent. Adjacent businesses will be able to make use of this new port infrastructure in the course of 2015...
Published: 09 October 2014
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New grain and wood chip terminal for Montevideo
In Uruguay, Obrinel has begun construction of a new grain and wood chip plant at the port of Montevideo. The work is costing $100 million and will allow up to 210,000 tonnes of grain and 7,000 tonnes of...
Published: 09 October 2014
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New minerals terminal for Matarani
The Peruvian port of Matarani is to open a new minerals terminal in the second quarter of 2015, which will be used to handle export consignments...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Paita still too expensive
Agribulk exporters using the Peruvian port of Paita continue to complain about overcharging for various services in the five years that Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos (TPE) has been operating privately as a concession...
Published: 09 October 2014
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SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
Originally from Belgium and based in Ghent, SEA-INVEST has grown into one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry bulk, fruit and liquid bulk...
Published: 09 October 2014
SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
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Transshipped soya commences at Nueva Palmira
At the Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira soya transshipment has been undertaken at the deep sea quay, which consists of a pier with loading bays extended to...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
Port Metro Vancouver has approved a new coal export terminal ending a tough run for about seven such proposals on the Pacific Northwest...
Published: 10 October 2014
Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
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Engineering & Equipment
AUMUND belt bucket elevators move minerals at Kwale Mineral Sands in Kenya
At the end of 2013 AUMUND Fördertechnik delivered eight belt bucket elevators to the end-customer Base Titanium Ltd. via the global engineering and project management contractor...
Published: 17 September 2014
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AUMUND delivers conveyor for transport of hot sinter material
A steel plant in the Netherlands has ordered another conveyor for transporting of hot sinter from AUMUND Fördertechnik, Germany...
Published: 17 September 2014
AUMUND delivers conveyor for transport of hot sinter material
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Brazilian company benefits from Terex Port Solutions’ unloading system
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply the Brazilian fertilizer manufacturer Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) with a system solution for unloading raw materials for fertilizer manufacture...
Published: 17 September 2014
Brazilian company benefits from Terex Port Solutions’ unloading system
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Doosan launches Stage IV/Tier 4 Final articulated dump trucks
Doosan Construction Equipment has launched new versions of the company’s DA30 and DA40 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) meeting Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine emission regulations...
Published: 17 September 2014
Doosan launches Stage IV/Tier 4 Final articulated dump trucks
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Eurodeck weighbridges play vital role in biomass transportation in Hull
Three surface mount Eurodeck weighbridges installed by Weightron Bilanciai are playing a small yet crucial role in the transportation of biomass to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire...
Published: 17 September 2014
Eurodeck weighbridges play vital role in biomass transportation in Hull
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First GreenTech robot with hybrid drive
Vollert’s new GreenTech robot promises impressive ‘e-power’ high-torque output right from the start, and greater efficiency...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Heyl & Patterson relocates to new headquarters
In late July, Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world-renowned supplier of thermal processing and bulk materials handling equipment, announced its relocation to a new base of operations in Carnegie, PA, USA, in a move to accommodate growth...
Published: 17 September 2014
Heyl & Patterson relocates to new headquarters
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Hitachi ZW330-5 proves a profitable investment
The Colas Group has invested in a new Hitachi ZW330-5 wheel loader for its Socavi limestone quarry in Savoie, in the Rhône- Alpes region of France...
Published: 17 September 2014
Hitachi ZW330-5 proves a profitable investment
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Keeping bulk moving: mobile harbour equipment
In the middle of this year, SENNEBOGEN’s Dutch sales and service partner Kuiken N.V. was able to transfer three new SENNEBOGEN 835 M machines from the company’s new E-Series to the materials handling service provider, E. Drost B.V.
Published: 17 September 2014
Keeping bulk moving: mobile harbour equipment
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Metso develops works with University of Queensland and mining companies in Chile
Metso has signed a five-year strategic research agreement with The University of Queensland’s JKTech division to develop next- generation technologies and services for energy-efficient minerals concentration...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Pontchâteau plant produces 20,000th Bobcat telehandler
The Pontchâteau plant in Loire Atlantique in France has just manufactured its 20,000th Bobcat telehandler. The Pontchâteau plant produces all the Bobcat telehandlers for the world market, with telehandler design, development, production and sales organizations all based at the plant...
Published: 17 September 2014
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Seinfra places first order for Tenova TAKRAF CSU
Open pit mining and underground solutions provider,Tenova TAKRAF, has been awarded a major turnkey contract by Secretaria Da Infraestrutura (Seinfra) — Governo Do Estado Do Ceara, for a continuous ship unloader (CSU) to handle iron ore at the Port of Pecem, Brazil...
Published: 17 September 2014
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The Dust Assassins: keeping today’s bulk handling activities clean and safe
When a solution for dust control is needed, Den Bakker Dustcrusting technology b.v. (dbd global), is an expert in dust control and prevention. The company now has a demonstration team available....
Published: 17 September 2014
The Dust Assassins: keeping today’s bulk handling activities clean and safe
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Covering up? enclosed storage solutions for the bulk industry
Whether port side or high on a mountain, operations for mining, cement, fertilizer, power and many other industries require the stockpiling of large quantities of dry bulk materials...
Published: 29 September 2014
Covering up? enclosed storage solutions for the bulk industry
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Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship- to-ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment of numerous cargoes. Because they require no port infrastructure, floating cranes are flexible and can operate within or outside of ports...
Published: 10 October 2014
Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
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Martin Engineering co-sponsors orphanage fundraiser
Martin Engineering (Neponset, IL, USA) has co-sponsored the fourth annual fundraiser to support the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being for boys in need in Baja California Sur. With the theme of ‘Healing Hearts, Building Futures’...
Published: 10 October 2014
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New and improved igus chainflex cables
Energy chain and cable specialist igus has expanded and improved its chainflex CF211 and CF111.D series of measuring cables developed for dynamic equipment applications...
Published: 10 October 2014
New and improved igus chainflex cables
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PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
For more than 60 years, PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH — PSLT for short — with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...
Published: 10 October 2014
PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
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Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
DF, the Spanish industrial group, has been a public listed company on the Madrid Stock Market since 1905. Since it was founded, the company has been continuously evolving to adapt to market changes and increasing requirements on its projects with faster delivery times and higher performance...
Published: 10 October 2014
Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
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The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
A storm is brewing for companies that farm, originate, produce, trade, manufacture, or purchase commodities; these companies are facing a raft of significant new business issues and technical challenges...
Published: 10 October 2014
The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
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CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
Productive port and terminal operations are critical to growing and maintaining profitable logistics contracts. CDM Systems’ mechanical unloaders are extremely efficient unloading systems...
Published: 13 October 2014
CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
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Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
Doosan unveiled its DA40 ADT at the Steinexpo exhibition, which took place from 3–6 September 2014 in Homberg, Germany...
Published: 13 October 2014
Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
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Driving the bulk industry - systems and components
An igus energy chain system has recently been designed into the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK. Built by heavy rail lifting manufacturer Mechan Ltd, the traverser moves freight locomotives between eight lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s new North Rail Terminal...
Published: 13 October 2014
Driving the bulk industry - systems and components
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E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
The ‘E’ in E-Crane stands for equilibrium, the principle upon which the cranes’ innovative technology is based. However, it is so much more than just that...
Published: 13 October 2014
E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
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High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
One of the first Hitachi ZW370-5s in Europe has been delivered to a quarrying company in the Eifel region of Germany...
Published: 13 October 2014
High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
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MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that the first units of a 672-strong MacRack orderbook are now being installed. The units are destined for a total of 38 ships for various owners; 35 of which are for 180,000dwt bulk carriers and the remaining three are for 87,000dwt bulkers...
Published: 13 October 2014
MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
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More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
The overall performance of the bulk minerals export chain is restricted, inevitably, by the poorest performing element in the chain...
Published: 13 October 2014
More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
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SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
“Long-range thinking over generations, this is what characterizes us as a family- run company”, points out CEO,Walter Sennebogen, as he explains the new investment in the Wackersdorf location...
Published: 13 October 2014
SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
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Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
The shiploader, supplied by Tenova TAKRAF Italy, was custom designed to meet the client’s requirements. A crucial requirement of the conveyor system component...
Published: 13 October 2014
Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
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Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
In 2013, Adrian Howard – General Manager, Business Development at Patrick Ports and Stevedoring was focused on winning more business for Patrick. A tender to export copper concentrate in tough economic times required some lateral thinking...
Published: 13 October 2014
Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
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