Trade & Commodities
Feed grains harvest lower in 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast a positive outlook for the global economy with recent data pointing to the broadest upswing in a decade, with improvements in emerging and developing...
Published: 16 September 2017
Dry bulk imports growth continues in China
Trade and freight market optimists looking for a further boost from China’s dry bulk imports this year have not been disappointed. Global seaborne dry bulk trade, and shipping activity, has benefited greatly from additional commodity volumes purchased by Chinese buyers, especially iron ore, coal and soyabeans...
Published: 14 September 2017
Shipping & Transportation
BUMCO advice on life boat safety
BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...
Published: 18 September 2017
Ports & Terminals
Engineering & Equipment
VIGAN invests for the future
In order to better serve its customers and to be prepared for the future, major equipment supplier VIGAN is extending its manufacturing facility in Nivelles...
Published: 13 September 2017
Dust collection company AAF now ATEX-certified
According to reports, many dust explosions are started by mechanical sparks. Wet dust collection is seen as a solution to eliminate some of the factors that contribute to dust explosions...
Published: 03 September 2017