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Siwertell road-mobile delivery prompts positive experience
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered a new road-mobile unloader for Turkish aggregates company, Güsey Bazalt Beton San Maden Ve Tic Sti Ltd. The order was booked in Cargotec's second quarter 2017 order intake.
Published: 20 September 2017

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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

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Feed grains harvest lower in 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

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Dry bulk trade backdrop remains solid – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK September 2017
Doubts about whether the commodity import demand pace seen during the first half of this year can be sustained in the period ahead are prominent. Yet global seaborne dry bulk trade growth in 2017 as a whole probably will achieve a notable acceleration...
Published: 13 September 2017

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Dry bulk trade backdrop remains solid – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK 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

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Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion systems
Shipping industry leaders who attended London International Shipping Week (LISW), which took place from 11–15 September, heard the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organized...
Published: 17 September 2017

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MacGregor wins hatch cover and crane contracts for five Chinese bulk carriers
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Yangzijiang shipyard in China to equip five 62,000dwt open hatch bulk carriers (OHBC) with hatch covers and cranes...
Published: 16 September 2017

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SEA\LNG calls for compliance and enforcement as 2020 sulphur cap looms
In August, SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition working to facilitate and accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a...
Published: 14 September 2017

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SEA\LNG calls for compliance and enforcement as 2020 sulphur cap looms
Flogas and ABP join forces to bunker ships with LNG in UK first
Flogas Britain has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to bunker a ship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time ever in the UK...
Published: 13 September 2017

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MacGregor secures floating linkspan orders from France
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Bouygues Travaux Publics, one of the world's largest civil engineering construction companies...
Published: 13 September 2017

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Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer wage costs
Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes...
Published: 06 September 2017

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SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems to SGS Group...
Published: 01 September 2017

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ABS updates Advisory ahead of impending 2020 global sulphur cap
ABS has updated the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems (Scrubber Advisory) to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap...
Published: 30 August 2017

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ABS joins industry partners to advance autonomous shipping
ABS, a major provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners...
Published: 29 August 2017

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Ports & Terminals
Gramosa awarded new Veracruz port agribulk terminal concession
Gramosa Agroalimentos was the unique surviving bidder for the Terminal de Granel Agri´cola (Agribulk Terminal) for the new Veracruz Port, given that the only other interested party was disqualified for putting forward a non-compliant bid...
Published: 20 September 2017

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Vietnam to build southern transshipment coal port
Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister,Trinh Di`nh Dung, has given his blessing to the proposed coal port in the country’s southern region. The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry...
Published: 19 September 2017

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Mejillones starts containerized minerals concentrates trade
As of 10 July 2017, the Chilean Port of Mejillones has introduced a minerals loading system based around flip-up containers...
Published: 15 September 2017

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Tonnage on track for another record-breaking year at the Port of Longview
On the heels of a record-setting 2016, the Port of Longview in the USA continues to demonstrate its cargo-handling expertise with another strong performance for the first half of 2017...
Published: 13 September 2017

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Tonnage on track for another record-breaking year at the Port of Longview
Post hurricane Harvey recovery update: Corpus Christi ship channel re-opens after record six day closure
The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port today signed Marine Safety Information Bulletin authorizing the restricted opening of the Corpus Christi Sip Channel after...
Published: 01 September 2017

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Maravilha Consortium’s Rio grain terminal bid approved
Brazil’s Ministry of Transport has approved the concession agreement for the wheat terminal at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, which was awarded by the National Waterway Transport Agency (Antaq) in April...
Published: 27 August 2017

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Engineering & Equipment
Shunting solution from Vollert offers road/rail flexibility
Vollert has recently developed its VLEX road-rail robot, which offers a high-quality solution for shunting operations of up to 300 tonnes. Extremely compact and flexible, battery-driven and exhaust-free..
Published: 15 September 2017

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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

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VIGAN invests for the future
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

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LATAM: Ram Spreaders building base and trust
RAM Spreaders is building a solid and broad foundation based on trust in the Americas with terminal operators, logistics providers and cargo owners.
Published: 02 September 2017

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‘Tuning and Tweaking’ — a live case study on a pneumatic ship-unloader
In this live case study, Lion Bulk Handling has visited a customer in South Europe which acquired a pneumatic ship-unloader more than ten years ago and requested...
Published: 01 September 2017

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Liebherr strengthens maritime business out of Australia
Liebherr Maritime is about to establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. This expansion guarantees better support...
Published: 31 August 2017

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Liebherr strengthens maritime business out of Australia
Custom Fabric Structures for the Transportation Sector
Legacy Building Solutions, a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, announces the addition of Sara Davis as Building and Project Design Consultant...
Published: 30 August 2017

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Regional Reports
Rand Logistics receives International Safety Management Code certification on eight Canadian vessels; and launches second ‘Marine Miracle Month'
On 16 August, Rand Logistics, Inc. a major provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, announced that the company has received five-year International Safety Management (ISM)...
Published: 26 August 2017

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Rand Logistics receives International Safety Management Code certification on eight Canadian vessels; and launches second ‘Marine Miracle Month
Lakes limestone and iron ore trades up 15% in July
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totalled 3.9mt (million tonnes) in July, an increase of 15.4% compared to a year ago...
Published: 25 August 2017

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