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Published: 01 May 2014
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Trade & Commodities
European coal trades
The main potential for larger coal consumption has been in Germany, The Netherlands, and Turkey over the past year, with increased power generating capacity in place and planned...
Published: 09 October 2014
European coal trades
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Mixed prospects for grain and soya imports - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - OCTOBER 201
A few elements of commodity import demand seem to be turning negative. Elsewhere, uncertainties (usually implying possible adverse changes) have become more prominent...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Shipping & Transportation
ABS Announces Ballast Water Management Systems selection service
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the solution suited to the unique needs of each vessel...
Published: 09 October 2014
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ABS opens Beijing office
ABS, a leading global provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, announces the opening of a new office in Beijing...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Achieving commercial advantage with AIS
AIS is now firmly embedded in the dry cargo sector with commercial operators relying on tracking and information services to gain competitive advantage, writes Argyris Stasinakis, Business Development Director, MarineTraffic...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks that will arise from its plan to double the cargo-carrying capacity of ships transiting one of the world’s most important waterways...
Published: 09 October 2014
Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
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Bulk carriers
Bulk carriers tend to get a bit of a raw deal. There is little glamour attached to them and they are often perceived to be the dirty old work-horses of the merchant fleet...
Published: 09 October 2014
Bulk carriers
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Damen announces strategic partnerships with ballast water treatment system suppliers
Damen Shipyards announced in early September that it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers.As a result,Videotel, a provider of in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: ‘Fire Fighting At Sea’...
Published: 09 October 2014
Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
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Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next-generation bulk carrier design, developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation...
Published: 09 October 2014
Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
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ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 — Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu...
Published: 09 October 2014
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MOL receives environmental awards
In early August, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of both Long Beach and Los Angeles...
Published: 09 October 2014
MOL receives environmental awards
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New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
The shipping industry is set to see an unprecedented paradigm shift with the launch of Wave Shipping. Through a fresh approach to meeting customers’ challenges and by introducing new technologies...
Published: 09 October 2014
New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
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Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
Despite weak freight rates so far this year, Dry Bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry...
Published: 09 October 2014
Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
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Thome earns green award from Long Beach
Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013...
Published: 09 October 2014
Thome earns green award from Long Beach
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Ports & Terminals
China moots transshipment terminal for Valemax ships
Although China is continuing to refuse access to its ports by Valemax vessels, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil has noted that his country is interested in an association with Vale in respect of the transshipment of minerals from its bulk carriers to smaller vessels...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Collateral damage to Indian ports
Contrary to its professed ‘official’ commitment to free trade across all non-farm commodities, the Indian government succumbing to relentless pressures by domestic steelmakers went on raising export...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Hamburg–Le Havre range
A survey of Belgium’s four leading ports indicates that business during the first two quarters was either stagnant or actually in decline, with forecasts suggesting little in the way of change for the year overall compared to 2013.
Published: 09 October 2014
Hamburg–Le Havre range
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New 1km quay wall in the Port of Ghent
Ghent Port Company is building a new quay wall at the Moervaart canal in port of Ghent. Adjacent businesses will be able to make use of this new port infrastructure in the course of 2015...
Published: 09 October 2014
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New grain and wood chip terminal for Montevideo
In Uruguay, Obrinel has begun construction of a new grain and wood chip plant at the port of Montevideo. The work is costing $100 million and will allow up to 210,000 tonnes of grain and 7,000 tonnes of...
Published: 09 October 2014
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New minerals terminal for Matarani
The Peruvian port of Matarani is to open a new minerals terminal in the second quarter of 2015, which will be used to handle export consignments...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Paita still too expensive
Agribulk exporters using the Peruvian port of Paita continue to complain about overcharging for various services in the five years that Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos (TPE) has been operating privately as a concession...
Published: 09 October 2014
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SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
Originally from Belgium and based in Ghent, SEA-INVEST has grown into one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry bulk, fruit and liquid bulk...
Published: 09 October 2014
SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
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Transshipped soya commences at Nueva Palmira
At the Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira soya transshipment has been undertaken at the deep sea quay, which consists of a pier with loading bays extended to...
Published: 09 October 2014
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Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
Port Metro Vancouver has approved a new coal export terminal ending a tough run for about seven such proposals on the Pacific Northwest...
Published: 10 October 2014
Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
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Engineering & Equipment
Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship- to-ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment of numerous cargoes. Because they require no port infrastructure, floating cranes are flexible and can operate within or outside of ports...
Published: 10 October 2014
Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
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Martin Engineering co-sponsors orphanage fundraiser
Martin Engineering (Neponset, IL, USA) has co-sponsored the fourth annual fundraiser to support the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being for boys in need in Baja California Sur. With the theme of ‘Healing Hearts, Building Futures’...
Published: 10 October 2014
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New and improved igus chainflex cables
Energy chain and cable specialist igus has expanded and improved its chainflex CF211 and CF111.D series of measuring cables developed for dynamic equipment applications...
Published: 10 October 2014
New and improved igus chainflex cables
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PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
For more than 60 years, PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH — PSLT for short — with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...
Published: 10 October 2014
PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
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Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
DF, the Spanish industrial group, has been a public listed company on the Madrid Stock Market since 1905. Since it was founded, the company has been continuously evolving to adapt to market changes and increasing requirements on its projects with faster delivery times and higher performance...
Published: 10 October 2014
Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
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The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
A storm is brewing for companies that farm, originate, produce, trade, manufacture, or purchase commodities; these companies are facing a raft of significant new business issues and technical challenges...
Published: 10 October 2014
The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
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CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
Productive port and terminal operations are critical to growing and maintaining profitable logistics contracts. CDM Systems’ mechanical unloaders are extremely efficient unloading systems...
Published: 13 October 2014
CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
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Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
Doosan unveiled its DA40 ADT at the Steinexpo exhibition, which took place from 3–6 September 2014 in Homberg, Germany...
Published: 13 October 2014
Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
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Driving the bulk industry - systems and components
An igus energy chain system has recently been designed into the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK. Built by heavy rail lifting manufacturer Mechan Ltd, the traverser moves freight locomotives between eight lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s new North Rail Terminal...
Published: 13 October 2014
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E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
The ‘E’ in E-Crane stands for equilibrium, the principle upon which the cranes’ innovative technology is based. However, it is so much more than just that...
Published: 13 October 2014
E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
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High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
One of the first Hitachi ZW370-5s in Europe has been delivered to a quarrying company in the Eifel region of Germany...
Published: 13 October 2014
High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
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MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that the first units of a 672-strong MacRack orderbook are now being installed. The units are destined for a total of 38 ships for various owners; 35 of which are for 180,000dwt bulk carriers and the remaining three are for 87,000dwt bulkers...
Published: 13 October 2014
MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
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More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
The overall performance of the bulk minerals export chain is restricted, inevitably, by the poorest performing element in the chain...
Published: 13 October 2014
More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
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SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
“Long-range thinking over generations, this is what characterizes us as a family- run company”, points out CEO,Walter Sennebogen, as he explains the new investment in the Wackersdorf location...
Published: 13 October 2014
SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
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Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
The shiploader, supplied by Tenova TAKRAF Italy, was custom designed to meet the client’s requirements. A crucial requirement of the conveyor system component...
Published: 13 October 2014
Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
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Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
In 2013, Adrian Howard – General Manager, Business Development at Patrick Ports and Stevedoring was focused on winning more business for Patrick. A tender to export copper concentrate in tough economic times required some lateral thinking...
Published: 13 October 2014
Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
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Coal handling in best time: SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ works at Izmir Harbor
The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at Izmir Harbor by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads approximately 600 t per hour.
Published: 28 October 2014
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