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Trade & Commodities
Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition 2015: the global arena of dry bulk
The first edition of the Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition organized by Easyfairs took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at 30 September & 1 October...
Published: 26 October 2015

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Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition 2015: the global arena of dry bulk
Moore Stephens reports small decline in shipping confidence
The average confidence level expressed by respondents in the markets in which they operate was 5.6 on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high). This compares to the 5.9 recorded in August 2015. The survey was launched in May 2008 with a confidence rating of 6.8.
Published: 05 January 2016

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Dry bulk trade confronted by strong headwinds
Reflecting last year’s dry bulk trade growth setback, doubts about future expansion have multiplied. Some influences resulting in global seaborne dry bulk commodity movements ceasing to grow in 2015 may persist over the twelve months ahead...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Grain and soya trade outlook uneven - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2016
Over the past twelve months, signs pointed to weaker growth in commodity import demand in a number of countries, or actual reductions. Provisional figures suggest that overall growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015 was minimal or nil. Confidence in predicting a solid increase this year has receded.
Published: 25 January 2016

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How to secure your coal supply
Whether the coal market is booming or softening, coal contracts underpin much of the world’s supply of electricity, and long-term coal agreements are not going away. In his latest report for the IEA Clean Coal Centre...
Published: 25 January 2016

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How to secure your coal supply
Sugar cyclicality: coping with the fluctuations in demand
Cyclicality in sugar is a global phenomenon. Sugar is a dominant commodity in the world seaborne trade. As a result of cyclicality, the fortunes of the industry in all producing countries from Brazil to India...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Shipping & Transportation
Cambiaso & Risso Group has signed a partnership with Fendercare Marine to deliver Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operations in Augusta port (Sicily).
Cambiaso & Risso Group, founded in Genoa in 1946, is one of the main international companies offering tailor-made shipping and logistics agency services to the maritime...
Published: 05 January 2016

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Hempel launches long-awaited high grade pure epoxy tank coating
PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Russian shipping company providing seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, announces the completion of a major IT integration project with the support of SpecTec.
Published: 05 January 2016

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RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance
International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems...
Published: 05 January 2016

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New guide equips ship operators with all-encompassing nox reduction and abatement resources to future proof vessels
Fathom Maritime Intelligence has published an independent, technical guide that contains practical tools to support ship owners and operators with decision making around nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reduction and regulatory compliance strategies...
Published: 20 January 2016

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Moore Stephens says shipping will remain volatile and indispensable in 2016
Moore Stephens shipping partner Richard Greiner says, “The ultimate definition of an optimist has been characterised as an accordion player with an answerphone. Such extreme optimism might be difficult to find in shipping today, but the portents for 2016 are not all bad...
Published: 21 January 2016

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Bulk carrier market: more rough seas ahead
It has been a painful period for shipowners operating bulk carriers. Growth in dry bulk trade slowed sharply last year and seems to have almost halted, adversely affecting vessel demand. Despite decelerating fleet capacity expansion...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Bulk carrier market: more rough seas ahead
'Cyber disruption’ discussed at BIMCO conference
In mid-November last year, attendees of BIMCO’s Annual Conference in Hamburg heard the very latest findings on the potential vulnerabilities of ships to cyber attacks. In a session dedicated to the topic...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Gdansk improvements expand dry bulk handling capacity
Gdansk Bulk Terminal has extended the berthing line at Bytomskie Quay 290 metres and deepened alongside draught to 7.9 metres, thereby allowing it to handle 15,000dwt vessels, in addition to those 25,000dwt vessels not conveying full loads.
Published: 25 January 2016

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Gdansk improvements expand dry bulk handling capacity
GE keeping rail operation on the right track for reliable and efficient power supply
GE has been chosen to provide the Static Frequency Converter (SFC) solution for two of DB Energie GmbH’s converter stations, Bu¨tzow and Schwerin Maximized system reliability, reduced failure time and maintenance over the entire system lifecycle makes GE a perfect partner for this project...
Published: 25 January 2016

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iCOlube® wins ‘Technical Innovation Award’ at Seatrade Maritime Awards
On the 19 October 2015, individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East,Africa and the Indian Subcontinent maritime and shipping industry, gathered at the Joharah Ballroom at Madinat Jumeirah...
Published: 25 January 2016

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I-Tech seals market acceptance for SELEKTOPE®
Final sign-off of the antifouling active substance Selektope® by the European Commission has coincided with the first disclosure of a commercial application in Asia...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Odessa increases grain handling capacity
In Ukraine, the port of Odessa has revealed its development strategy in respect of grain transshipment. Up to 2038, it expects to increase volumes handled from 8.8mt (million tonnes) at present to 12.5–13mt...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Performance optimization through fuel efficiency
Fuel efficiency is a key to decreased operational costs in the marine business. Improved efficiency is of special interest for many cruise and ferry as well as merchant companies. Fuel efficiency solutions offer an opportunity to improve long- term competitiveness and sustainability...
Published: 25 January 2016

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CSU installed at Haramachi thermal electric power station
BigLift Shipping’s Happy Buccaneer successfully transported a 1,200 mt, 45 m high Continuous Ship Unloader (CSU) from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to Haramachi, Japan
Published: 08 February 2016

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Ports & Terminals
Italiana Coke wracked by financial problems
In Italy, the financial crisis afflicting Italiana Coke has impacted negatively on the activities of the company’s bulk terminal at the Port of Genova. As a result, two potential new shareholders — Aldo Spinelli and Luigi Negri, which were willing to each take a 20% stake...
Published: 05 October 2015

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New £7m bulk handling facility to support strategic growth for Newport Industries
Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base...
Published: 21 January 2016

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Closed border prompts Colombia to use inland ports to ship coal
The recent diplomatic spat between Colombia and Venezuela has seen some dry bulk consignments switching ports. The closure of the border, effectively trapped around 120,000 tonnes of coal in Northern Santander, resulted in consignment being diverted to the port of Compas in Barranquilla...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Fednav vessel calls at Antwerp
In mid-November last year, Fednav (Belgium) N.V., welcomed its next-generation vessel, the Federal Bering at the Port of Antwerp. A reception was held on board to celebrate its maiden voyage to the largest Belgian port...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Fednav vessel calls at Antwerp
Mormugao receives largest ever wood chip bulk carrier
Mormugao Port Trust has revealed that one of its terminals handled one of the world’s largest dedicated wood chip carriers. The Global Explorer, which was inbound from Richards Bay in South Africa, conveyed 44,126 tonnes of chips on behalf of West Coast Paper Mills.
Published: 25 January 2016

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New bulk river terminal in India
A plan has been put forward to build a bulk cargo terminal on the Ganga River at Sahibgunj, in Jharkhand, close to Coal India’s Rajmahal coal terminal. This will be financed as part of the World Bank’s $648 million programme to promote use of the National Waterway...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Paradip coal berths to be mechanized
In India, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the mechanization of three dry bulk berths at East Quay, in the port of Paradip. The work will be undertaken as a public–private partnership. The berths will handle exported thermal coal...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Quequén implementing southern Argentina’s largest bulk terminal
Mario Goicoechea, president of Queque´n port authority in Argentina, says that upgrading work will lead to the port being the largest and most modern port in southern Argentina...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Santarém to have fertilizer terminal
The Brazilian government is to issue a tender for the construction of a fertilizer terminal at the port of Santare´m, in the state of Para´. This is scheduled for release in either October or November. The project is being supported by a consortium of local companies that are already present in...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Sohar to become agribulk hub
A new $170 million agribulk terminal is taking shape in the port of Sohar, in Oman. The aim is to create a strategic food harbour, serving Oman and the wider Gulf Cooperation Community, as well as the Middle East in general...
Published: 25 January 2016

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TGM to cost $100 million
Montevideo Bulk Terminal (TGM) is being built at a cost of $100 million. The facility, which will open in December, will incorporate 12, 10,000-tonne silos...
Published: 25 January 2016

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Looking into bulk in the Netherlands
The year 2015 was a bit disappointing for dry bulk throughput in the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) in the Netherlands. With an estimated 87.8mt (million tonnes), throughput declined by 1% compared with 2014...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Cavotec & Wärtsilä to develop world’s first marine wireless charging and mooring concep
Cavotec provides automated mooring systems for various types of vessels, as well as shore power and reel systems. Wärtsilä has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power transfer...
Published: 08 February 2016

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Engineering & Equipment
Cargotec acquires maritime software company
Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the leading specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry...
Published: 20 January 2016

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Enhancing the Efficiency of Production Processes in Times of Industry 4.0
In order to give more importance to the sector Electrical Engineering + Automation and to strengthen it as independent technology, HAVER & BOECKER has founded the company HAVER Automation GmbH & Co. KG located in Münster (Westphalia/Germany) becoming effective as of 1 January 2016...
Published: 20 January 2016

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Hybrid material handler SENNEBOGEN 875 impresses with high performance in coal handling
The US company Robindale Energy has recently started using a new SENNEBOGEN 875 material handler for loading coal from ships on the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania, USA. Equipped with the Green Hybrid system, the machine unloads up to six jumbo barges per day.
Published: 20 January 2016

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Liebherr Maritime Cranes: Further Transitions to Rostock Plant
As of January 2016, Liebherr Maritime Cranes' design, sales and customer service for mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes as well as offshore cranes will operate out of its maritime production site in Rostock, Germany...
Published: 20 January 2016

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Hempel launches new, top-line fouling release coating to deliver optimal fuel savings
Building on its industry proven Hempasil range of fouling release systems, leading marine coatings manufacturer Hempel announces the launch of a new antifouling to deliver optimal fuel savings and return on investment...
Published: 21 January 2016

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Blue Fuchs appointed dealer for E-Crane in the UK
The Blue Group is a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying, waste recycling, scrap, port and wood handling industries in the UK & Ireland and E- Crane has announced that Blue Group Company, Blue Fuchs, as the dealer for E-Crane in the UK...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Blue Fuchs appointed dealer for E-Crane in the UK
Cavotec wins major port equipment orders around the globe
Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than €9 million for some of its key innovative technologies, including the Group’s MoorMasterTM automated mooring system...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Cavotec wins major port equipment orders around the globe
Digging in CSUs up close
South African Bulk Terminal (SABT), a major customer of Bu¨hler located in Durban, South Africa, in 2005 decided to invest in a large overhaul of its first grain import terminal in the port of Durban, DBS, writes Vincent van der Wijk, Product Manager, Bu¨hler. At the time, not only the existing silo has been upgraded...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Digging in CSUs up close
igus® celebrates 25 years of chainflex®
igus® is celebrating 25 years since the launch of its chainflex® range of cables developed specifically for moving applications in energy chains...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Managing open-stored commodities effectively
There are various methods to store hard and soft bulk commodities, each with their own challenges. The majority of hard bulk is stored in the open. The constant movement of stock is the foremost challenge associated with managing bulk inventory...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Martin Engineering announces EAC certification
Major bulk material handling solutions Martin Engineering has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity (aka, Eurasian Conformity Mark) for the export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including the company’s full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Martin Engineering announces EAC certification
Martin Engineering forms business unit focused on cleaning pollution control systems
Martin Engineering has announced the formation of a new global business unit, which will focus specifically on the powerhouse, and products designed to clean the boiler and all air pollution control components, SCR reactors, heat exchangers, economizers, bag houses, ductwork, ID fans and electrostatic precipitators. In addition to the power industry
Published: 26 January 2016

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Why clean air is important
To properly capture, transport, and collect airborne contaminants, the nature of the contamination and the air in which it is entrained must be understood...
Published: 26 January 2016

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Why clean air is important
ABHS: personalized solutions for the biomass industry
It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources...
Published: 27 January 2016

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ABHS: personalized solutions for the biomass industry
Reeling it in? successful reel replacement solves CN cable dilemma
The operation of every bulk terminal is ruled by the simple principle ‘time is money’. To stay competitive, terminals must find ways to minimize revenue losses due to equipment failure. One trend that is gaining momentum is that bulk material handling operators are dedicating...
Published: 27 January 2016

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Regional Reports
German bulk in focus
Keeping a cement plant clean is a major challenge. Basically, a cement plant is divided into the areas of raw material processing (raw mill), storage hall, kiln, clinker storage, cement mill and cement storage (silos) and the packing plant...
Published: 26 January 2016

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German bulk in focus
US Gulf bulk activities
Green Marine, a North American environmental certification programme for the marine, port and terminal industry, officially recognized the Port of New Orleans recently as a certified Green Port...
Published: 27 January 2016

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US Gulf bulk activities
IBAU HAMBURG

Buttimer Group

Blug

Liebherr

CNBM Engineering

Heyl & Patterson

Dos Santos International

Guven Grab

Fednav

EMO

ESI Eurosilo

TOLEDO-LUCAS COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY

OVET

Laidig

E-Crane

Christianson

Motridal

Port of Amsterdam

Zeeland Seaports

Orts GMBH

Cimbria

Vigan

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