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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
Coal trade growth support fading - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2015
Although signs of growth in many commodity imports into numerous countries remain prominent, offsetting influences are evident also. China is still seen as a key contributor to global seaborne dry bulk trade expansion...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Coal trade growth support fading - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2015
Global cement trades May 2015
Why are global cement giants like Holcim, Lafarge and Heidelberg already in India staying busy in identifying capacity expansion opportunities both by way of acquisition of operating factories and building greenfield units?
Published: 15 May 2015

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Global cement trades May 2015
South America’s bounding grain and soya exports
Higher exports of grain and soya from South America, probably reaching well over 140mt (million tonnes), are predicted for 2015. This huge volume, equivalent to around 2,800 Handymax-size bulk carrier cargoes, comprises about 30% of world trade in these commodities...
Published: 15 May 2015

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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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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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ABS appoints new Chief Technology Officer
ABS, provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has announced the appointment of Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology...
Published: 15 May 2015

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ABS appoints new Chief Technology Officer
Bibby Ship Management Philippines receives FAME Award
Bibby Ship Management Philippines, Inc, has been recognized by the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment Inc (FAME) for its vital role in the development of the Philippine maritime industry...
Published: 15 May 2015

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ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA
ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA, making it the world’s first classification society to develop software which analyzes and calculates a ship’s speed trial results for EEDI calculation in compliance with the latest IMO Guidelines on 1 May 2015...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Dry bulk supply chains logistics in action
The world of logistics is changing in front of our eyes in many and varied ways, mostly driven by new technologies that have transformed how the needs of the world’s growing number of middle class consumers are met...
Published: 15 May 2015

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GAC launches eco-friendly hull cleaning solution
GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly, diver-free hull cleaning technology makes its Asian debut at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition, marking its introduction at one of the world’s busiest ports, Singapore...
Published: 15 May 2015

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GAC launches eco-friendly hull cleaning solution
Mediterranean crisis — shipping industry responds
Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg on 20 April, the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Panama Canal expansion coming, ready or not
With a year to go before the opening of the US$5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion there is a frenzy of activity in some ports and even angst in others throughout North America’s East and West Coasts...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Panama Canal expansion coming, ready or not
Ports & Terminals
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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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
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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ADM to acquire full ownership of Black Sea export terminals
Archer Daniels Midland Company announced on 6 May that it has reached an agreement to acquire complete ownership of North Star Shipping and Minmetal, enhancing the company’s European origination...
Published: 15 May 2015

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ArcelorMittal given Brazilian concession
The National Waterway Agency (Antaq) has signed a contract with ArcelorMittal to run a port installation in the state of Espi´rito Santo, where the company will oversee the movement nd warehousing of cargo at Terminal de Barcac¸as Ocea^nicas...
Published: 15 May 2015

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GPA introduces breakbulk tracking
In the US, Georgia Ports Authority has introduced a proprietary tracking system for the processing of break bulk cargo, which will henceforth be dispatched more quickly and also be tracked in real time...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Grain exports in Argentina down by a quarter
In 2014,Argentinian ports exported almost 8mt (million tonnes) of grain fewer than they did in 2013. According to figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, combined, all the various port terminals dispatched 32mt of grain...
Published: 15 May 2015

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New Gijón port concessions
At the Spanish port of Gijon, the port authority has granted a seven-year concession to Cargas y Estibas Portuarias to operate a 1,500m2 area on Muelles de la Osa. Here, it will handle and store dry bulk traffic, be it for its own use or for that of third parties...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Port of Long Beach to consider cement import facility
The Port of Long Beach in the USA has prepared the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mitsubishi (MCC) Cement Facility Modification Project...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Tegram starts operations
In early February, the new Terminal de Gra~os do Maranha~o (Tegram) received its first consignment of soya. Vessels began arriving in early March...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Engineering & Equipment
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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Cascades shiploader successfully commissioned on site in Ukraine
Cleveland Cascades has announced that the shiploader that it supplied to Telestack Ltd has now been successfully commissioned on site in Ukraine...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Cascades shiploader successfully commissioned on site in Ukraine
CEMA 576 — classification for conveyor belt cleaners: what this means for designers, manufacturers and users
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt...
Published: 15 May 2015

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CEMA 576 — classification for conveyor belt cleaners: what this means for designers, manufacturers and users
Compact AUMUND conveyors for sintering plant in The Netherlands
After consistently positive experiences with machines already delivered, a third sintering line at a Dutch steel mill will also be equipped with an AUMUND special conveyor for the conveying of hot sinter material...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Compact AUMUND conveyors for sintering plant in The Netherlands
Economical handling specialist at the port with SENNEBOGEN
The SENNEBOGEN 875 port crane that Heavy Movement has been using at the Port of Santander in Spain for a short time is now proving itself with state-of-the-art technology and low consumption...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Economical handling specialist at the port with SENNEBOGEN
Getting a handle on biomass storage and handling under the spotlight
Large-scale imports into the UK of wood pellets are primarily driven by those generators who have converted power station units to burn wood. UK legislation requires the fuel to come from a sustainable source...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Getting to grips with cement handling and storage
Energy efficiency has become a major focus of the cement industry and IBAU HAMBURG has been looking at ways to reduce the energy demand of large central cone cement silos, which use compressed air for fluidizing the cement material in the discharge process...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Getting to grips with cement handling and storage
Hitachi ZW180-5 proves a perfect fit for the stockyard
The road construction, drainage, sewage and groundworks contractor, A Molenaar, has bought an ideal machine for its new material-handling site in the form of the Hitachi ZW180-5...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Hitachi ZW180-5 proves a perfect fit for the stockyard
PEBCO® announces its new SBDX Diverter
The SBDX diverter from Pebco® has been developed with exceptional sealing performance and easy seal replacement. THE SBDX diverter provides...
Published: 15 May 2015

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PEBCO® announces its new SBDX Diverter
Blown away? - the advantages of pneumatic bulk handling
Safeguarding the environment, and gaining acceptance from the local community, have become increasingly important in evaluating new projects and selecting the right technology from the start...
Published: 18 May 2015

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Blown away? - the advantages of pneumatic bulk handling
Duro Felguera’s successful work at Roy Hill nears completion
Duro Felguera (DF) specializes in delivering high quality turnkey projects in the fields of mineral processing and material handling. With over 150 years’ experience and an extensive list of global references...
Published: 18 May 2015

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Duro Felguera’s successful work at Roy Hill nears completion
Breakbulk & Bagging
FIBCs & bagging
One of the recent developments in the bulk market is that more and more clients are in need of special and custom-built solutions for a reasonable price. TBMA Europe can rely on 50 years of experience and a wide range of...
Published: 18 May 2015

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FIBCs & bagging
Regional Reports
Lower Mississippi – bulk benefits abound
Associated Terminals (AT) is a major cargo handling and logistical solutions company, which operates terminal facilities on the Lower Mississippi River. The company offers dry bulk and breakbulk cargo shippers an extensive range of services, including the total co-ordination of movements to provide customers with a comprehensive transportation and stevedoring package...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Lower Mississippi – bulk benefits abound
Scandi-bulk - dry bulk operations in the Scandinavian region
In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that those ports in Sweden that have concentrated on particular traffic sectors have fared somewhat better than rivals intent on handling everything imaginable that is transported by sea...
Published: 15 May 2015

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Scandi-bulk - dry bulk operations in the Scandinavian region


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