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Trade & Commodities
China’s dry bulk imports pace slackens
A sharp reduction in China’s dry bulk commodity imports growth rate occurred last year, after a lengthy period of rapid expansion. Following 13–14% annual increases for several years, the 2014 rise was very limited at under 2%...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Global Grain Trades
In the latest economic assessment of the global economy, global growth is expected to receive a boost from lower oil prices although other negative factors, including investment weakness and diminished prospects for medium-term growth in many advanced and...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Good prospects for soybean production in South America
“The prospects for soybean production in South America in 2015 and for the next ten years, are good,” writes Ruben Olveira, Marketing & Sales Director, Inspectorate Agriculture Division...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Slowing growth in dry bulk trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MARCH 2015
Various signs point to a sizeable increase in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015. Import demand around the world, for many commodities, almost certainly will rise but, after last year’s slower growth, a decelerating pattern seems to be evolving...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Slowing growth in dry bulk trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MARCH 2015
Shipping & Transportation
Artexis Easyfairs acquires Dry Cargo Europe Conference & Exhibition
On 6 March 2015 Artexis Easyfairs acquired the management of the Dry Bulk Conference and Exhibition from the publishers of Dry Cargo International.
Published: 17 March 2015

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ClassNK NK establishes new rules for bulkers and oil tankers
Major classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced the establishment of its Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Part CSR-B&T) on 27 February...
Published: 18 March 2015

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ClassNK NK establishes new rules for bulkers and oil tankers
DA-Desk announces new managing director
In late February, DA-Desk announced the promotion of Hans-Christian Mordhorst as Managing Director of DA-Desk to support the continuous commercialization of value-adding services to the company’s fast-growing list of customers...
Published: 18 March 2015

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DA-Desk announces new managing director
Idle capacity in all ship categories is bad news for charter rates
Charter rates for dry bulk commodities from grains to iron ore and coal at any point will depend on growth rate in seaborne trade and supply of vessels in different size categories. The world shipping industry continues to suffer as world trade growth
Published: 18 March 2015

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Idle capacity in all ship categories is bad news for charter rates
Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry strengthens global presence
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is the third largest registry in the world, standing at more than 117 million gross tonnes (GT) and over 3,395 vessels at the end of January 2015...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry strengthens global presence
Staying safe at sea - safeguarding crew and vessels on the water
Water ingress detection and hatch cover testing on bulk carriers are two essential procedures for safe operation and husbandry of vessel, cargo and crew...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Staying safe at sea - safeguarding crew and vessels on the water
Ports & Terminals
APPA ports break fertilizer record
In 2014, the amount of fertilizer handled by the Brazilian ports of Paranagua´ and Antonina beat the previous year’s record. In the first ten months alone, traffic was up by more than 6%...
Published: 17 February 2015

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Malabar Cements begins operations at Cochin
State-owned Malabar Cements is to install an automated cement handling and bagging unit along with a raw material import facility at the Indian port of Cochin. The company expects to handle a minimum of 300,000 tonnes of cement...
Published: 17 February 2015

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‘Happy Star’ arrives at the Port of Sept-Îles bearing two giant shiploaders
The Port of Sept-I^les has announced the arrival of the Happy Star with the two gigantic shiploaders destined for the port’s multi- user dock. The ship, which left the Port of Longxue in Nansha, China, on 29 December for a 43-day, 10,275-nautical-mile voyage via the Panama Canal...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Biomass terminal for Hull
A new biomass terminal has been opened at the port of Hull in the UK. This has been built to support the Drax power station, which is been converted for use as a lower carbon power generator. ..
Published: 18 March 2015

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Cabinda development under way
In Angola, work will begin in June on the first of a three phase development of a new deepwater port at Cabinda. Construction is to be undertaken by Caio Porto...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Ership awarded dry bulk concession at Cartagena
In Spain, Cartagena port authority has awarded a concession to Ership to build and operate a dry bulk installation in the Escombreras expansion area...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Gothenberg opens forestry products terminal
The Swedish port of Gothenberg has opened a new forest products terminal, which is run by Soren Thyr AB. Despite always having had a buoyant trade in paper, pulp and timber products, the port has lacked a dedicated facility to handle sawn timber...
Published: 18 March 2015

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New fertilizer contract for Pasajes
An Australian company, Highfield Resources, which in Spain is based at the city of Pamplona, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pasajes (Pasaia) port authority in respect of shipping up to 440,000 tonnes of fertilizer through the port’s facilities...
Published: 18 March 2015

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New forestry products terminal at Tilbury
The port of Tilbury and L & G Forest Products have agreed to set up 6,502m2 hub for handling timber. This will be a dedicated facility to serve the Grafton group, as well as handling some third-party traffic...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Nidera invests in Constanta
The Nidera agribusiness company has bought the USA/USC terminal at the Romanian port of Constanta, which belonged to the United Shipping Agency (USA)...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Traffic record for Rio Grande
The Brazilian port of Rio Grande set a new traffic record for the export of soya in 2014. This is the main export of the surrounding state of Rio Grande do Sul...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Traffic record for Rio Grande
The Brazilian port of Rio Grande set a new traffic record for the export of soya in 2014. This is the main export of the surrounding state of Rio Grande do Sul...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Engineering & Equipment
Caterpillar unveils its MH2033 and MH2024 wheeled material handlers
The new Cat® MH3022 and MH3024 are the smallest models in the new Caterpillar line of wheeled material handlers in the greater-than-20-tonne size class. Building on the solid reputation of their predecessor models...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Caterpillar unveils its MH2033 and MH2024 wheeled material handlers
guidefast® — the new quick e-chain trough for indoor cranes
Energy supply specialist igus® has launched a guide trough system for energy chains that is quick and easy to install. guidefast® is a simple modular system that comprises mounting brackets, clips and a trough...
Published: 18 March 2015

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guidefast® — the new quick e-chain trough for indoor cranes
Safe storage prevents losses
The Cimbria Unitest 5G is a newly developed state-of-the-art temperature measurement system. It is a fully-automatic system for the monitoring of temperature in grain and other crops or woodchips. The system can be used in all types of grain storage facilities and can be installed in both new...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Safe storage prevents losses
Japan’s ‘Big Four’ steel mills look to Bolero for ePresentation
Bolero has announced that four major steel mills in Japan are using its ePresentation platform to facilitate faster and more efficient transactions with key trading hubs such as Australia and South America...
Published: 19 March 2015

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Mobile port handling at BLG Logistics: energy-saving and flexible
"Something big is headed our way," Andre Heidkrüger of BLG Logistics may have thought as the new SENNEBOGEN 875 mobile crane arrived at the Port of Neustadt (Bremen) in March 2014.
Published: 19 March 2015

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Repeat order for Siwertell unloader confirms long-term customer satisfaction
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Jaewoo Industries Co Ltd for the sixth Siwertell screw-type ship unloader at Taean Power Station in Korea...
Published: 24 March 2015

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Breakbulk & Bagging
Steel market crisis? nerves of steel needed to ride out market woes
The world steel industry is facing a major crisis of poor demand growth, low capacity use and falling prices which is unlikely to ease anytime soon, writes Kunal Bose. Steelmakers in Russia, however, have not been singed by the global crisis...
Published: 18 March 2015

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Regional Reports
United Kingdom BULK
One of the largest shipments of grain to ever leave the UK has been loaded at the Port of Tyne (United Kingdom)...
Published: 18 March 2015

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