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Published: 01 May 2014
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Trade & Commodities
Coal trade growth puzzle - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2014
Several factors shaping global import demand for commodities have become more difficult to predict. Potential for negative effects is evident...
Published: 04 November 2014
Coal trade growth puzzle - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2014
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Global fertilizer outlook
In its latest review of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed that prospects had deteriorated since the beginning of the year...
Published: 04 November 2014
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Shipping & Transportation
Angola’s Benguela railway completed
In Angola, the China Railway Construction company has completed construction of the 1,344km Benguela railway, which connects the Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau...
Published: 04 November 2014
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Better cargo hold cleaning from Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has unveiled an upgraded cargo hold cleaning solution, combining high-performance cleaning agents and mobile equipment to help ship owners, operators and their crews stay safe and compliant on a global basis...
Published: 04 November 2014
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First arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage
On 19 September 19, Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, announced that its vessel, the Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate...
Published: 04 November 2014
First arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage
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Global shipping’s emissions 20% lower, says ICS
The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping industry’s trade association...
Published: 04 November 2014
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GVF announces launch of maritime ‘glossary’
The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced the launch of its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF...
Published: 04 November 2014
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Handymax bulkers continue attracting interest
Rapid capacity expansion and a bulging order book for new tonnage are prominent features of the Handymax bulk carrier world fleet. Shipowners in many countries still show great interest in acquiring these vessels...
Published: 04 November 2014
Handymax bulkers continue attracting interest
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ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues
Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in October have made real progress towards agreeing...
Published: 04 November 2014
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NEWPORT SHIPPING GROUP FORECASTS FREIGHT RATE PEAK FOR 2016
The supply/demand imbalance that drove dry bulk markets down to 2009 levels during the first half of the year is set for adjustment, with Newport Shipping Group predicting an improved tonnage balance over the next couple of years...
Published: 18 November 2014
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Ports & Terminals
Krishnapatnam Port – The Socially Responsible Port Wins The Prestigious CSR Award
As part of Dubai Maritime Week, the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards was hosted in Dubai on Monday 27 October 2014, wherein individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent maritime and shipping industry were honored...
Published: 03 November 2014
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Peel Ports 20 Year Strategy for Growth at Port of Sheerness
Peel Ports will announce long-term expansion plans at the Port of Sheerness, as part of a Master Plan detailing a 20 year strategy for growth at its busiest southern port...
Published: 03 November 2014
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Salt traffic up at Areia Branca
The port of Ilha de Areia Branca in Brazil, which is run by the CODERN port company, is reporting major increases in export salt traffic from its dedicated terminal.
Published: 04 November 2014
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Cargill continues investment in Brazil
In the last five years, Cargill has invested $1.2 billion in Brazil, with $320 million invested in 2013. Over the next two years, it is due to invest a further $500 million, which will mostly be spent on logistics upgrades and on expanding high value-added services...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Chennai takes another look at fuel handling
Chennai Port Trust is to undertake a six-month trial in the handling of metallurgical and petroleum coke in an attempt to make up for the loss of dusty cargo, such as coal and iron ore.
Published: 06 November 2014
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Cianport to open new terminal
Brazil’s Transport Secretariat has given permission for a new Cargo Transshipment Station (ETC), which will be operated by Cianport, to open at Itaituba...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Dry bulk exports down at Bahía Blanca
There has been a sharp decrease in the amount of agribulk exported by ports in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, with total exports down by around 30.7% over the first seven months...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Fertilizer throughput rises at Paranagua
Paranaguá and Antonina port authority reports that on a single day 34,000 tonnes of fertilizer were unloaded in a 24-hour period, which is a record in recent years...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Freeport recommences shipments
The US mining company Freeport Indonesia has begun shipping copper and gold concentrates to Spain, following earlier shipments to China...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Genova diversifies dry bulk traffic
In Genova, the dry bulk terminal has taken delivery of its first imported consignment of wood chip. This will be used as fuel in thermal power plants to generate electricity...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Legal dispute shuts conveyors down at Paranagua
In August, the conveyor system connecting grain silos operated by Paraguay in the Brazilian port of Paranaguá were shut down for an indeterminate period of time, following a judicial dispute with the companies that operate...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Mejillones sets standard for concentrates
In Chile, the port of Mejillones has established high standards for the loading of zinc and lead concentrates. Safety systems are in place covering the reception of sealed containers...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Mumbai in cement promotion
Mumbai Port Trust is to lease 2.5 ha for a 30-year period to enable it to build cement storage silos with a combined capacity of 30,000 tonnes at Sewree...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Noble new shareholder in Sitio 0
Noble Grain, which has majority Chinese investors, is the new shareholder of Sitio 0, the company that is building a new terminal at the Argentinian port of Quequén...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Presidente Kennedy to become Brazil’s most expensive port ever
Brazil’s most expensive ever port project — Presidente Kennedy — is currently being assessed by the Environmental Institute (Ibama) prior to being given the go-ahead...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Southern Brazilian ports monopolize Mato Grosso soya
In the first four months of 2014, ports in the south of Brazil mainly handled export soya produced in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Vostochny buys more Marubeni handling equipment
The Marubeni Corporation has been awarded a $91 million contract to supply equipment for the Phase 3 development of the Specialized Coal Handling Complex at the Russian Port of Vostochny, which is due to be commissioned in January 2017...
Published: 06 November 2014
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Barcarena port opens
The new port of Barcarena has recently opened in Brazil, being 20 km from the city of Belém. The Ponta da Montanha Terminal is owned by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)...
Published: 10 November 2014
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Equipment boost for Contrecœur terminal
Logistec has invested C$12 million over the past three years in renovations and new equipment at its Contrecœur terminal to move larger bulk volumes and work with a more diversified cargo base...
Published: 10 November 2014
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France & Belgium what’s new in bulk cargo
In the course of the fourth quarter of 2014, the Port of Ghent will be a new delivery point for contracts for rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil that are being traded at the Matif grain exchange...
Published: 10 November 2014
France & Belgium what’s new in bulk cargo
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Galigrain gets La Coruña concession
In Spain, La Coruña port authority has awarded Galigrain, the port’s largest dry bulk stevedore, a concession to build a dry bulk warehouse in the outer harbour development...
Published: 10 November 2014
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HBT to restart operations at Haldia
India’s Shipping Ministry appears to be on the verge of reinstating Haldia Bulk Terminals (HBT), which quit the port two years ago halfway through a 10-year contract, blaming the pullout on law and order issues. The Ministry has put together a three-person committee to resolve the problem, which involves finding a fair deal benefiting both Kolkata Port Trust and HBT. BC
Published: 10 November 2014
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Indian coal shortages cause port congestion
A shortage of domestic coal is forcing India's power and steel companies to import large quantities of this from abroad, which has had the effect of producing severe over-crowding at the port of Paradip...
Published: 10 November 2014
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Kandla establishes gypsum discharge record
A new record for the discharge of bulk discharge of bulk gypsum has been posted by the Indian port of Kandla. In a 24-hour period, Maheshwari Handling...
Published: 10 November 2014
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New Indian bulk port
In India, KSR Maritime Projects is seeking to build a port capable of handling 100mt (million tonnes) of cargo at Nakkapalle, costing $4.9 billion...
Published: 10 November 2014
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New sugar loading record at Santos
In the Port of Santos, the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) has established a new record for the loading of sugar into a single vessel.
Published: 10 November 2014
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Sohar to become major grain hub
A major grain storage and handling terminal is to be established at the Middle Eastern port of Sohar by Atyab Investment, which is part of the public joint stock company Oman Flour Mills...
Published: 10 November 2014
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Engineering & Equipment
Low maintenance conveyor belt plows extend tail pulley life
A global leader in bulk material handling technology offers a complete line of high-performance components for reducing fugitive material entrapment and improving conveyor tail pulley protection under virtually any belt conditions...
Published: 03 November 2014
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Paraguay to use Argentina’s Ibicuy port
Paraguay is negotiating with the government of Argentina use of its ports at Ibicuy and Diamante. Ibicuy, in particular, is one of the most important deepwater ports in the region...
Published: 06 November 2014
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‘chainflex M’ – service life guaranteed for one million double strokes
Energy chain and cable specialist igus has launched a new range of cables specifically for cable carrier applications that do not require high cycle rates...
Published: 12 November 2014
‘chainflex M’ – service life guaranteed for one million double strokes
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A taste of Italy indigenous equipment suppliers
Studio Tecnico Malnati S.a.s., based in Milan, Italy, was established 37 years ago by founder Giovanni Malnati...
Published: 12 November 2014
A taste of Italy indigenous equipment suppliers
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Brazilian bulk terminal again chooses Terex Port Solutions’ mobile crane to handle fertilizer
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has installed a second Terex® Gottwald portal harbour crane in the terminal of Fospar S.A. Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná (Fospar) in Paranagua, Brazil...
Published: 12 November 2014
Brazilian bulk terminal again chooses Terex Port Solutions’ mobile crane to handle fertilizer
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Bureau Veritas wins five-year contract
Bureau Veritas has been appointed by ArcelorMittal Liberia to provide iron ore shipment sampling and testing services in Liberia...
Published: 12 November 2014
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Cement handling & storage the right equipment for the job
Air cannon technology has proven itself as an effective flow aid over four decades of use in cement manufacturing, coal processing, ash handling, rock crushing and other applications...
Published: 12 November 2014
Cement handling & storage the right equipment for the job
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DHHI celebrates modularization, erection and delivery of equipment for Australia’s Roy Hill iron ore project
On 24 September, in Dalian, China, Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd. held, on the assembly site of equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project, a launching ceremony for the modular assembly of large bulk material handling equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project (Australia)...
Published: 12 November 2014
DHHI celebrates modularization, erection and delivery of equipment for Australia’s Roy Hill iron ore project
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Dino® bulk truck loader loads quickly and safely
The Dino bulk truck loader from Van Beek is used worldwide for loading bulk goods efficiently. The Dino® loads bulk goods that are packed in big bags, and even shovelled loose bulk goods are no problem...
Published: 12 November 2014
Dino® bulk truck loader loads quickly and safely
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Dust suppression units earn UL and CSA certification
The DustBoss series of oscillating atomizing sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odour suppression...
Published: 12 November 2014
Dust suppression units earn UL and CSA certification
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Four decades at the leading edge of dry bulk handling
The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Cargotec’s Siwertell screw-type unloaders to the dry bulk handling market; today Siwertell, part of Cargotec, continues to lead the way in clean, efficient, environmentally friendly unloaders and loaders of all sizes...
Published: 12 November 2014
Four decades at the leading edge of dry bulk handling
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Golfetto Sangati: grain handling expertise
Golfetto Sangati, owner of the brand name Berga, is very experienced in the handling of grain and other bulk products...
Published: 12 November 2014
Golfetto Sangati: grain handling expertise
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High-speed coal handling at Port of Izmir
The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at the Port of Izmir by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads cargo at approximately 600 tonnes per hour...
Published: 12 November 2014
High-speed coal handling at Port of Izmir
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Power station expansion calls for high-capacity Siwertell coal unloader
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a rail- travelling unloader from South Korean company Daelim Industrial Co Ltd...
Published: 12 November 2014
Power station expansion calls for high-capacity Siwertell coal unloader
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Pushing the envelope in bulk discharge rates
The new Siwertell unloader from Cargotec sets a new industry benchmark at 5,000tph (tonnes per hour); more than doubling current capabilities...
Published: 12 November 2014
Pushing the envelope in bulk discharge rates
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Storage vessel analysis ensuring metal concentrate cargo stability
Bulk material storage vessels (e.g., silos, bins, hoppers, elevators, bunkers) are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials of construction...
Published: 12 November 2014
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Tebodin offers effective dust prevention in and around the production plant
In production plants that process dusty bulk products, it is necessary to take measures in and around the factory in order to reduce dust emissions to a minimum...
Published: 12 November 2014
Tebodin offers effective dust prevention in and around the production plant
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Corrosion-resistant fertilizer and sulphur storage
In 2012, world urea supply surpassed 161mt (million tonnes), while the volume of worldwide urea production is projected to exceed 202mt in 2016...
Published: 13 November 2014
Corrosion-resistant fertilizer and sulphur storage
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Breakbulk & Bagging
ArcelorMittal South Africa seeks duties on Chinese steel imports
ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. (ACL) is seeking duties on steel imports from China as the continent’s largest producer tries to return to profitability after posting three straight years of losses.
Published: 13 November 2014
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Boom Booster from Terex significantly enhances project cargo capacities
ThenewTerex® BoomBoosterkitfortheTerexCC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance to new heights particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations...
Published: 13 November 2014
Boom Booster from Terex significantly enhances project cargo capacities
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Getting the buzz on bagging
LAFARGE, a world leader in building materials, held a global supplier competition for the first time in its history. A total of seven categories were distinguished in a ceremony at the headquarters in Paris...
Published: 13 November 2014
Getting the buzz on bagging
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India’s Anrak Aluminium seeks approval for bauxite project
India’s Anrak Aluminium is optimistic of securing government approval to mine bauxite in three to four months, a company official has said, possibly ending a three-year wait.
Published: 13 November 2014
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Regional Reports
Bulk basics in the Baltics - regional cargo movements and handling
The largest investments in the history of the Port of Klaipeda, implemented last year, have already borne tangible fruit. In 2013, 301 million litas (approximately US$110 million) excluding VAT were invested in the infrastructure of the Port of Klaipeda...
Published: 10 November 2014
Bulk basics in the Baltics - regional cargo movements and handling
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