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Trade & Commodities
Steel production pickup boosts raw materials trade
Cargoes of iron ore and coking coal — the main commodities required for steelmaking — became more numerous recently, responding to rising production of steel...
Published: 20 July 2017

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Steel production pickup boosts raw materials trade
A flat outlook for grain trade? – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2017
Commodity import demand in a number of countries evidently is being reinforced by positive influences. These are assisting growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade, with indications pointing to a possible...
Published: 19 July 2017

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A flat outlook for grain trade? – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2017
George Devereese of the Loss Prevention Department at UK P&I Club, comments on a number of claims received by the Club of damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of
“Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment...
Published: 20 June 2017

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Iron ore trade’s renewed vigour continues - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK June 2017
Signs of extra support for commodity imports into countries around the world have become more prominent during the past few months...
Published: 19 June 2017

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Iron ore trade’s renewed vigour continues - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK June 2017
Shipping & Transportation
Industry recognition for Langh Tech’s scrubber
In mid-June this year, the environmentally friendly scrubber from Langh Tech was recognized, as the EU-project based on the technology received the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award at the Baltic Sea Forum in Berlin...
Published: 21 July 2017

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Industry recognition for Langh Tech’s scrubber
Hanseaticsoft integrates searoutes.com into Cloud Fleet Manager to improve voyage calculations and costings
Hanseaticsoft, a German software provider, is integrating searoutes.com’s navigation data into the Charter module of its ship management platform, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) to enable shipping companies to calculate the optimal routes and cost of their voyages more accurately...
Published: 19 July 2017

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Subsea industries welcomes TAU research into hull biofouling
A study into the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea – a phenomenon commonly associated with ship...
Published: 18 July 2017

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Subsea industries welcomes TAU research into hull biofouling
The Pasha Bulker ten years on – an insider's account
The worst of the unforgettable storm that pulverised Newcastle seemed over but news about a coal ship about to beach off Newcastle’s Nobby’s Beach meant it had really just begun...
Published: 17 July 2017

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Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU regulation
Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software...
Published: 28 June 2017

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NORDEN streamlines Dry Cargo Department
To service its customers even better, NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Department has been organized into smaller, more specialized teams with increased agility and authority...
Published: 25 June 2017

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“K” Line takes delivery of ‘Forestal Gaia’ woodchip carrier
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,Tokyo, (“K” Line) has announced the delivery of Forestal Gaia, a woodchip carrier from Tsuneishi Factory of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan. Delivery took place on 24 May this year...
Published: 24 June 2017

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AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite, introducing Intertrac Vision to Wider Audience
A wider set of customers can embark on a ‘Digital Voyage’ – a new customer experience with AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision Lite...
Published: 23 June 2017

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HullWiper named Product of the Year
The tangible financial, operational and ecological benefits offered by GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper has earned it the Product of the Year title in The Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards 2017...
Published: 23 June 2017

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Shipping confidence hits three-year high
Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-May 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...
Published: 23 June 2017

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New BIMCO President sets course for digitalization
Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries...
Published: 22 June 2017

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IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...
Published: 20 June 2017

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Shipping losses continue decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost-savings and cyber security looms, says Allianz
Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners...
Published: 15 June 2017

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Two Die In ‘Bulker Hit and Run’
Two men have died and one is missing after Panama-flagged bulk carrier Amber L collided with a fishing boat near Cochin Port then sailed off
Published: 13 June 2017

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Ports & Terminals
New terminal management system for Cuxport
The digital networking of ports is progressing at high speed and Logistics 4.0 is already a term that is familiar to many people...
Published: 18 July 2017

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ABP humber and rbt join growing abto membership
ABP Humber has joined the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) as a full member, in what marks a significant milestone for the newly formed trade association...
Published: 10 July 2017

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"Blockchain would have saved firms from ransomware outages”
Multiple companies are still reeling after the cyber-attack that disabled a large part of Maersk Line’s computer systems...
Published: 30 June 2017

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Electrifying Brazil’s Port Transportation; GE Delivered Turnkey Project to Upgrade the Tiplam at the Port of Santos
GE Energy Connections has recently successfully delivered the full turnkey project to VLI for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal Luiz Antonio Mesquita...
Published: 30 June 2017

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British Steel completes transfer of 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal
On 1 June, British Steel announced it had completed the transfer of a 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal from Tata Steel, agreed as part of the original purchase of the Long Products Europe business...
Published: 27 June 2017

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ADM to complete expansion in Santos and Pará
The Brazilian arm of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has recently completed expansion of its export capacity at its terminal in the Port of Santos...
Published: 26 June 2017

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Bunge consortium awarded Rio de Janeiro wheat terminal
In Brazil, the Maravilha consortium, which was put together by Bunge and M.Dias Branco, has been awarded the concession for the Terminal de Trigo (Wheat Terminal) in the Port of Rio de Janeiro...
Published: 25 June 2017

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FLSmidth wins operations contract in Morocco
FLSmidth has won a five-year contract from OCP S.A. (formerly known as Office Che´rifien des Phosphates) to operate port equipment for handling phosphate, fertilizers, and sulphur...
Published: 23 June 2017

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Cargo volume at Riga rises by 2.1% in first quarter
The Freeport of Riga in Latvia finished the first quarter of 2017 with a positive balance — cargo volume increased by 2.1% compared to the last year. The month of March was also successful...
Published: 22 June 2017

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Cargo volume at Riga rises by 2.1% in first quarter
SAAM acquires Guayaquil dry bulk facility
Chilean terminal operator SAAM has announced that it is to take over management of the Trinipuerto dry bulk terminal at the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil...
Published: 22 June 2017

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Engineering & Equipment
Macregor & ESL Shipping develop and test autonomous discharging feature on bulk cranes
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and ESL Shipping Oy, part of Aspo Plc, have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes...
Published: 21 July 2017

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Macregor & ESL Shipping develop and test autonomous discharging feature on bulk cranes
SEA-invest orders three Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for Belgium and France
In April 2017, Konecranes won another order for diesel-electric Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes from its long-term customer SEA-invest...
Published: 18 July 2017

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SEA-invest orders three Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for Belgium and France
Spanish Port Operator Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet
Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet...
Published: 10 July 2017

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Spanish Port Operator Noatum adds another  Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet
Low-cost digital seal helps speed up supply chain
A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software specialists Itude Mobile...
Published: 05 July 2017

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Hempel announces new investment in life-saving fire protection coatings
Global coatings company Hempel announced today that it is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings...
Published: 01 July 2017

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The ‘Smart Dino’: a logical step in cost saving
Van Beek is working on making its Dino mobile bulk truck loader ‘smart’. For example, company is equipping its Dino with sensors that will be able to predict when maintenance will be needed...
Published: 01 July 2017

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The ‘Smart Dino’: a logical step in cost saving
Mantsinen appoints new CEO from within the family company
The CEO of Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy will change on 1 July 2017. The current CEO, Martti Toivanen, will retire and Mia Mantsinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), EMBA) has been chosen to be the new CEO...
Published: 30 June 2017

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SAMSON material feeder for UK biomass power plant
Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has placed a repeat order for a Samson® material feeder for the reception of biomass at a power plant situated in Newark, UK. AET specializes in providing engineering solutions for biomass-fired boiler plant...
Published: 29 June 2017

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New, patented tool from RToddS Engineering prevents dropped fasteners
There are more than 50,000 OSHA recordable incidents involving “struck by falling object” every year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Published: 28 June 2017

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New, patented tool from RToddS Engineering prevents dropped fasteners
BEUMER Group: digital transformation
What will the world of logistics look like in a couple of years? Will drones with stock orders fly through storehouses, will robots deliver ordered goods to the final customer...
Published: 27 June 2017

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Mid-air discharge point makes Tüfentobel RopeCon® even more flexible
Since 2005, a RopeCon® system has been transporting inert material along a long valley at the Tu¨fentobel landfill site in Switzerland, which will eventually be backfilled. The belt is being extended in several stages...
Published: 25 June 2017

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Mid-air discharge point makes Tüfentobel RopeCon® even more flexible
Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium,TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Teesside...
Published: 24 June 2017

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Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
Dos Santos to supply high angle conveyor to Yara
Dos Santos International is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract to provide their DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyor to Bedeschi S.p.A. for the Yara Sluiskil project in the Netherlands...
Published: 22 June 2017

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Dos Santos to supply high angle conveyor to Yara
Young used machines and an extensive range of rentals: SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used commences
SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used offers its customers an interesting portfolio of material handlers and cranes with its extensive rental park and attractive range of used machines...
Published: 21 June 2017

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Green handling duo at Van Dalen: Two SENNEBOGEN 835 machines for scrap handling
At the Dutch location of Moerdijk, the scrap recycling company Van Dalen Metals Recycling & Trading has been using two new SENNEBOGEN 835 Mobile material handlers since early 2016...
Published: 15 June 2017

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Breakbulk & Bagging
British Steel delivers £126m turnaround
On 1 June this year, British Steel reported a £126 million turnaround in its first year as an independent business, providing a solid foundation for further growth...
Published: 22 June 2017

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British Steel delivers £126m turnaround
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