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Trade & Commodities
Asian agribulk 2015
Food price inflation pinches at least half the 1.25bn Indian population hard. This is of much concern to the government of the day. Weather behaving untowardly at crucial points of crop growing and harvesting leaves the government in jitters...
Published: 05 May 2015

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Asian agribulk 2015
Asian Coal Trade 2015
Asia continues to be the main area of activity in international coal trade this year. China and India remain major consumers and producers in the region, but with the former exhibiting lower economic growth during the past year.
Published: 27 April 2015

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Support from grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK APRIL 2015
The outlook for economic activity in several key areas has improved slightly, although not enough to imply more than a modest positive impact on dry bulk trade. Estimates published recently by the OECD organization showed an upwards revised forecast for GDP in the OECD area...
Published: 27 April 2015

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Support from grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK APRIL 2015
Shipping & Transportation
Delivery of ‘Corona-series’ coal carrier ‘Corona Triton’
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,Tokyo, (‘K’ Line) has proudly announced the delivery of the Corona Triton, an 88,000dwt- type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on 7 April this year...
Published: 05 May 2015

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GAC Netherlands & GAC Belgium join Green Award Foundation
As part of their continuing commitment to supporting environmental issues, GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium have signed up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation's incentive scheme.
Published: 26 April 2015

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GAC Netherlands & GAC Belgium join Green Award Foundation
Ship owners should stop their seafarers eating fish caught from vessel
Allowing seafarers to eat fish they have caught off the side of their ship is a sure way for the crew to contract food poisoning and it can take a whole ship out, according to one of the shipping industry’s leading voices on food quality and catering standards onboard ship...
Published: 26 April 2015

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Will your cargo arrive ‘dry’?
One of the most common claims against bulk carriers is damage to cargo from water ingress and more seriously, where this happens in cargoes vulnerable to liquefaction, it can result in the capsize and loss of the vessel and often loss of life...
Published: 05 May 2015

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Will your cargo arrive ‘dry’?
DB Schenker Rail UK and CEMEX UK celebrate breaking record with locomotive naming
DB Schenker Rail UK and its long standing customer CEMEX have made history after despatching over 2 million tonnes of aggregates by rail from Dove Holes Quarry in Derbyshire during 2014...
Published: 06 May 2015

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Ports & Terminals
Adani group to open new Abbot Point terminal
In Australia, the Adani group has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean company POSCO to build a new terminal at Abbot Point coal port. This will handle high-quality coal for export...
Published: 27 April 2015

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Big leap forward for Terneuzen lock
On 5 February, the Netherlands and Belgium’s Flemish Region reached the next phase in the construction of the new lock in Terneuzen. Flemish Minister of Public Works, Ben Weyts, and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment...
Published: 05 May 2015

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Copper traffic up at Angamos
In 2014, Chile's port of Angamos reported cargo handled amounting to 3.3mt (million tonnes), up 26% over 2013. Of particular note was 1.4mt of copper cathodes...
Published: 26 April 2015

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Djibouti to build two new ports
Djibouti is building two new ports: on Lake Goubet and in the Gulf of Tadjura, with total investment reaching $125.7 million. Goubet port will export both culinary and industrial salt extracted from Lake Assale, which is located 120 km West of Djibouti city...
Published: 05 May 2015

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Dunkirk confirms identity as multimodal port
The share of alternative transport modes at Dunkerque-Port has reached 49%, an increase of 1% over 2013. The modal share of rail transport is 30%...
Published: 05 May 2015

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Dunkirk confirms identity as multimodal port
ICL to have new Barcelona terminal
ICL has requested that it be allowed to build a new terminal in the port of Barcelona. This will handle salt and potash. The proposed terminal, which will be on the A´lvarez de la Campa quay, will require investment of €100 million...
Published: 25 April 2015

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New Tergrasa warehouse in Rio Grande
In Brazil, a new warehouse (A3) has been opened at Terminal Graneleiro Tergrasa. This facility, which cost $15 million, has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes and is the largest of its kind in Rio Grande do Sul, belonging to the local co-operative...
Published: 27 April 2015

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New Terneuzen terminal for Turkish ‘salt of industry’
In September last year, Packaging Terneuzen Terminal (PTT) officially opened in the Port of Terneuzen. The Verbrugge Terminals subsidiary is the Northwestern Europe distribution centre for Etimine SA...
Published: 25 April 2015

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New Topolobampo terminal opened
A new terminal has opened at the Mexican port of Topolobampo. In its initial phase, the facility has absorbed investment of $13.5 million. Further expansion of the terminal will take place throughout 2015...
Published: 27 April 2015

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Tocatins rail terminal opens
Brazil’s most modern rail transshipment terminal for grain began operations at Tocatins in February. The facility has been designed to load both soya and corn, with Agrex do Brasil estimating that this year...
Published: 25 April 2015

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Upgrades on the way for Rio Grande
In Brazil, the Ports Ministry authorized investment of $118 million to undertake a comprehensive dredging programme at the port of Rio Grande. The dredging programme will last for eight months, having started in February...
Published: 25 April 2015

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Ventanas to open state-of-the-art copper warehouse
The Chilean port of Ventanas is undertaking environmental impact assessment studies prior to the construction of the hi-tech warehouse for the storing of copper concentrates. This will be able to hold up to 46,000 tonnes of copper and will require investment of $20 million...
Published: 27 April 2015

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Waste water treatment at Van Opdorp
Aquavia, a subsidiary of KWS Infra, has worked on an improved, environmentally friendly water treatment facility at Van Opdorp Transportgroep in Sas van Gent,Terneuzen, the Netherlands...
Published: 26 April 2015

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Euroports & BauMineral sign a 10 year agreement for the handling & distribution of fly ash
Euroports has developed dedicated and fully integrated logistics to handle BauMineral’s fly ash EFA-Füller. BauMineral is a market leader in Europe in the distribution of EFA-Füller, a primary product used in the cement industry...
Published: 06 May 2015

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Engineering & Equipment
Beco supplies round-nose grab to US client
For a customer in the USA, BV Beco has manufactured a mechanical two-rope round nose grab. The grab has a capacity of 5,000 litres, weighs 13.8 tonnes and exchangeable teeth; it will be used for dredging and digging purposes...
Published: 25 April 2015

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Beco supplies round-nose grab to US client
BRUKS Rockwood supplies shiploader to the Port of Portland
BRUKS Rockwood has supplied a fixed, shuttling, and slewing shiploader to the Port of Portland in Portland, Oregon.The system is being supplied by Kinder Morgan Company, a terminal operator in bulk material products...
Published: 25 April 2015

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Cleveland wins SIA NK Tehnologija order
Cleveland Cascades have been successful in winning an order from Latvian company SIA NK Tehnologija for a Cascade shiploading chute...
Published: 25 April 2015

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J&B Grabs to celebrate 70th anniversary
J&B Grabs B.V. is a holding company engaged primarily in the development, manufacture and reconditioning of hydraulic and wire rope grabs. The company started in 1945 in the manufacture and overhauling of re-handling grabs...
Published: 26 April 2015

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J&B Grabs to celebrate 70th anniversary
PELIKAN material handler proves its worth
KIROW ARDELT GmbH operates globally as a crane builder and is the bulk handling specialist within the Kranunion group. With experience extending over more than 110 years, Kirow Ardelt offers a wide variety of bulk handling machines, ranging from...
Published: 27 April 2015

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PELIKAN material handler proves its worth
Service contracts support ENEL CSUs
Open pit mining and underground solutions provider,Tenova TAKRAF, is supporting four continuous ship unloaders (CSUs) through two service contracts awarded by the leading Italian power generation company, ENEL S.p.A. Tenova TAKRAF is part of the global total technology solutions...
Published: 24 April 2015

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TAKRAF India supplies two giant bucketwheel excavators to NLC
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) has installed two state-of-the-art bucketwheel excavators with an operating capacity of up to 6,800 cubic metres per hour for its Mines-II Project...
Published: 25 April 2015

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TAKRAF India supplies two giant bucketwheel excavators to NLC
Continental Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Siemens and ThyssenKrupp
ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, Siemens AG Process Industries and Drives Division, and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions are concluding a cooperation agreement for the development and marketing...
Published: 06 May 2015

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Regional Reports
Highway H2O 2015
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, in the heart of North America. The St. Lawrence Seaway portion of the System extends from Montreal to...
Published: 24 April 2015

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Highway H2O 2015
South Africa challenges and opportunities
Bulk export cargo flows from South Africa showed a moderate but slowing growth of 2.0% in 2014 also following sluggish growth in 2013.Whilst in recent year’s slower growth was more to do with infrastructure constraints (rail and port) there was also a change in...
Published: 25 April 2015

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South Africa challenges and opportunities


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