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Trade & Commodities
Dry bulk trade’s varying evolution
Some of the key influences affecting global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade became less supportive during the past twelve months. Consequently, trade growth was not maintained at the brisk expansion rate seen in the previous few years. A deceleration emerged, and signs appearing recently suggest that this slowing tendency could continue through 2015.
Published: 10 February 2015

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Dry bulk trade’s varying evolution
Grain and soya trade contrasts - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2015
Could a pick up in economic activity around the world provide more impetus? Following the huge reduction in oil prices recently, prospects for GDP and industrial output in a number of countries are looking more encouraging.
Published: 10 February 2015

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Grain and soya trade contrasts - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2015
Industry steels itself for aluminium revolution - auto industry turns ever more to white metal in car construction
At the time when the use of aluminium was restricted to marquee models in the stable of Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes Benz, steelmakers were smug in the belief that the white metal would find fringe application in cars...
Published: 10 February 2015

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Industry steels itself for aluminium revolution - auto industry turns ever more to white metal in car construction
Coal trade trend changing - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 2015
Global seaborne dry bulk trade grew fairly briskly last year, but the expansion rate estimated was noticeably lower than seen in the three preceding years. Restraining influences affecting commodity import demand became more prominent, and this slackening pattern may continue during 2015...
Published: 12 February 2015

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Coal trade trend changing - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 2015
Sugar in crisis? is revenue sharing ratio the answer?
Brazil, by far the world’s largest producer and exporter of sugar, is in the horns of a dilemma. The excruciatingly long run of low sugar prices and unchecked fall in crude oil prices are making it difficult for sugarcane crushing factories in Brazil to decide...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Sugar in crisis? is revenue sharing ratio the answer?
World coal trade 2015
The past year has been a struggle for coal producers with depressed prices continuing to hinder the international markets. Those miners who are able to increase volumes in order to survive have been doing so...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Shipping & Transportation
ISS focuses on Africa with key hire to regional management team
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), provider of marine, cargo and supply chain solutions, has announced another key hire to its African regional management team as the company gears up for ambitious growth across the region in 2015...
Published: 10 February 2015

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Last ‘saltie’ departs Duluth-Superior in late December
On Friday 19 December last year, the last oceangoing vessel (‘saltie’) to have called on the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2014 departed just after midnight – passing beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge at 12:26 a.m. Saturday morning, to be exact...
Published: 10 February 2015

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Last ‘saltie’ departs Duluth-Superior in late December
Ponta da Praia to continue grain handling
An attempt to overturn a decision to annul legislation introduced by Santos municipality to prevent the storage of grain at Ponta da Praia in the port of Santos has been rejected by the Federal Supreme Court.
Published: 10 February 2015

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Santa Fe upgrading port accesses
The government of the Argentinian province of Santa Fe is to invest $4.22 million in improving access to cereals exporting ports...
Published: 10 February 2015

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Transnet and BHP Billiton sign RSA agreement
In South Africa,Transnet and BHP Billiton have signed a ten-year contract worth $218 million a year to move coal by rail to Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Published: 10 February 2015

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Bulk movements end on São Francisco River
This year’s drought in Brazil has made it difficult to make use of the Sa~o Francisco River to transport dry bulk consignments from the ‘new agricultural frontier’ of western Bahia in ports in the north-east...
Published: 11 February 2015

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EMTI welcomes new US C1/D visa initiative for Ethiopian seafarers
The Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) has welcomed an initiative by the United States that will provide Ethiopian seafarers with a new class of C1/D visas.
Published: 13 February 2015

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Sinwa commences Thailand operations
Marine and logistics supplier Sinwa is expanding its operations. With the Gulf of Thailand seen by many as the fastest developing oil field in the world, and perhaps even set to eclipse the Gulf of Mexico, Sinwa has recently added this new growing...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Thome Group appoints new CEO
The Thome Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Olav Magnus Nortun, who will take up the position on 1 April, 2015...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Erck Rickmers combines boxship and dry cargo chartering
Hamburg shipbroker Harper Petersen has gained responsibility for chartering of E.R. Schiffahrt's fleet of 21 bulk carriers including capesize, panamax and supramax tonnage...
Published: 18 February 2015

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Ports & Terminals
Almeria handles imported marble
The southern Spanish port of Almeria has received its first shipment of Turkish marble, inbound from the port of Izmir and imported by Cantursa...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Barcarena now handling export soya
Reports from the Brazilian port of Barcarena (in Para´ state) suggest that it handled 492,080 tonnes of soya from Mato Grosso between May and August. Recently opened, it now provides a major maritime outlet from the centre-North region of the country...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Bulk in the Netherlands
The provisional figures of 2014 show that the Port of Amsterdam handled more than 34.4mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk, writes Barry Cross. Although this was a rise of only 1% compared with the 33.7mt handled over the same period in 2013, Lex de Ridder...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Bulk in the Netherlands
Cherbourg coal terminal closes
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has announced that it is pulling out of the bulk terminal at the French port of Cherbourg, where it is estimated to have lost up to €30 million over the last five years...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Coal export traffic up at Vysotsky
The Russian Port of Vysotsky reported coal traffic up 23.6 % in the first 10 months of 2014, during which it handled 18.48 million tons of thermal coal...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Coal export traffic up at Vysotsky
Full steam ahead for for Novorossirisk export terminal
The NCSP group and Metalloinvest have signed a memorandum of intent to build an iron ore and pig iron export terminal at the port of Novorossirisk. This will have a capacity of 10 million tonnes annually and be rail-linked...
Published: 11 February 2015

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GME moves into Avilés
Garci´a-Munte´ Energi´a (GME), which currently handles 500,000 tons annually of coal and coke at the Port of Gijo´n, has reached a 14-year agreement...
Published: 11 February 2015

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New bulk terminal for Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port Authority has received a request from Cementos Cosmos Sur for a concession, which will involve operating from a 6,850m2 area on the Dique del Este. Here, it intends to establish a dry bulk terminal...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Ovet finds solution for blending and grinding sticky and high moisture cargo
Dry bulk stevedore Ovet offers a high level of quality in all its services at its terminals in the ports of Vlissingen (Flushing) and Terneuzen. It is able to unload dry bulk cargo at a rate of 70,000 tonnes a day using its four floating cranes...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Ovet finds solution for blending and grinding sticky and high moisture cargo
Plans afoot for leading Indian ports to run Chabahar Port in Iran
India’s two leading ports Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Kandla Port Trust (KPT) are in the process of forming a special purpose vehicle likely to be named Indian Ports Global (IPG) to take on long-term lease two berths for development...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Plans afoot for leading Indian ports to run Chabahar Port in Iran
Port of Gdansk reports record high throughput in 2014
The results show that in the twelve months of 2014, the Port of Gdansk handled 32.3mt (million tonnes) of cargo i.e. 7% more than in 2013...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Port of Gdansk reports record high throughput in 2014
Silopor concession annulled
The Portuguese government has annulled the concession of Silopor to the ETE Group after it did not pay an agreed deposit, thereby costing the state €40 million.
Published: 11 February 2015

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Açu now shipping iron ore
The Brazilian port of Ac¸u has begun to ship iron ore, much of which will be bound for China. The port owner, Prumo Logi´stica Global invested $565 million in the facility in 2014...
Published: 17 February 2015

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APPA ports break fertilizer record
In 2014, the amount of fertilizer handled by the Brazilian ports of Paranagua´ and Antonina beat the previous year’s record. In the first ten months alone, traffic was up by more than 6%...
Published: 17 February 2015

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CMA receives bridging concession in Santos
The Brazilian Aluminium Company (CBA) has been awarded a 20,010m2 concession at the port of Santos. This includes Warehouse 32 and its surrounding area...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Indian coal imports increase
In figures just released from August, the 12 major ports in India noted a 12% increase in imported coal to 9.41mt (million tonnes). Imported thermal coal alone rose 14% to 6.81mt...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Malabar Cements begins operations at Cochin
State-owned Malabar Cements is to install an automated cement handling and bagging unit along with a raw material import facility at the Indian port of Cochin. The company expects to handle a minimum of 300,000 tonnes of cement...
Published: 17 February 2015

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McAsphalt Industries Hamilton terminal lauded for environmental leadership
Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has been announced the winner of its annual Environmental Excellence Award: McAsphalt Industries, Hamilton Terminal...
Published: 17 February 2015

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New shiploaders for Paranaguá
The Brazilian Port of Paranagua´ has put into operation two new shiploaders, which are expected to be put fully into service during February in time for the new harvest season. Each of the machines has its own generator, allowing autonomy of operation when mains power is not available...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Port of Dunkirk appoints new Finance & Purchasing Director
Franc¸ois Lambert has just joined the Port of Dunkirk as Director of Finance/Purchasing and General Services...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Port of Dunkirk signs partnership charter for the welfare of seafarers
On Monday 26 January 2015 Ste´phane Raison, Chief Executive Officer of Dunkerque-Port, and Philippe Bertone`che, Chairman of the Seafarers’ Welfare Council of the Port of Dunkirk, signed a Partnership Charter for the welfare of seafarers...
Published: 17 February 2015

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RBCT to offer capacity to smaller companies
In South Africa,Transnet is not now to go-ahead with a new $1.28 billion coal terminal, which would have been located alongside the existing facility at Richards Bay Coal Terminal...
Published: 17 February 2015

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RBCT to offer capacity to smaller companies
Vizag sets manganese ore unloading record
Visakhaptnam Port Trust says that it has established a new single day record for the unloading of manganese ore...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Engineering & Equipment
Road-mobile Siwertell unloader evaluated as best solution for Gambian operator
In September this year Siwertell, part of Cargotec, received and delivered an order for a road mobile unloader for Jah Multi Industrial Ltd, based in Banjul, Gambia. Following its delivery from Sweden, the unit was commissioned and taken into commercial operation at Banjul in November...
Published: 12 January 2015

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Cimbria sets up its own office in Spain
The Iberian peninsula has been an interesting market for Cimbria for many years, not least Spain where, for decades, many customers in the agricultural sector have purchased Cimbria technology...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Cimbria sets up its own office in Spain
Heyl & Patterson names Len Walnoha Vice President
Heyl & Patterson Inc., manufacturer of bulk materials handling and thermal processing systems, has announced the promotion of Len Walnoha to Vice President...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Heyl & Patterson names Len Walnoha Vice President
igus® launches new square profile linear guide
igus® has extended its Q10 series square guide with the introduction of the drylin® Q20. This new size, with a 20mm profile is ideal for self- supporting and high load applications...
Published: 11 February 2015

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igus® launches new square profile linear guide
TTS expands its service operation with a new Houston facility
TTS has announced the opening of its new service facility in Houston,Texas, USA. This is a significant development for TTS and means that it has expanded the full range of specialized services to the offshore and marine industry in the Americas...
Published: 11 February 2015

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Customer satisfaction drives repeat Siwertell road-mobile unloader deliveries
Following an order signed in early November 2013, Siwertell, part of Cargotec, delivered a road-mobile unloader to Muhammet Gu¨mu¨stas AS in Istanbul, Turkey, in December 2014. This is Siwertell’s third road-mobile unloader delivery to the operator since 2012...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Special re-handling buckets from KINSHOFER
The requests for special re-handling clamshell buckets that are received by KINSHOFER’s Department for Custom Solutions, focus on best quality and longevity...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Special re-handling buckets from KINSHOFER
Strong global demand for Tenova Pyromet Client Support Service
High capacity furnace and smelting plant specialist,Tenova Pyromet, is seeing strong growth in demand worldwide for its Client Support Service. Recent contracts range from installing a roof cleaning system for a major platinum producer in South Africa...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Strong global demand for Tenova Pyromet Client Support Service
Regional Reports
Bright future ahead for India
After two years of disappointing sub 5% GDP growth, India is getting primed for better times. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report says India will be growing 6.5% in 2016/17...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Bright future ahead for India
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