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Trade & Commodities
Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market
The dry bulk market could become profitable again in 2019 – but only if a series of extremely tough and sustained measures are taken by shipowners, year on year...
Published: 06 June 2016

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Americas coal trades
Coal trade in the Americas has been under a lot of strain over the past year or so, and most operators on both the supply and demand sides have been experiencing great challenges...
Published: 20 June 2016

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India needs vision — and capital — to realize potential
Concerns about Europe and the US going into recession and hard-landing of the Chinese economy refuse to go away. In an interview with DCI India correspondent Kunal Bose, CEO of Vedanta Resources Tom Albanese says if recession actually occurs, commodities will be the first to suffer...
Published: 20 June 2016

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India needs vision — and capital — to realize potential
Iron ore trade may see further growth
A close balance between import demand increases and decreases around the world seems to be evolving. Additional volumes may be enough to outweigh reductions, resulting in a small rise in global seaborne...
Published: 20 June 2016

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Iron ore trade may see further growth
Shipping & Transportation
Bureau Veritas launches My VeriSTAR mobile application
International classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a one-stop-shop mobile application which will allow marine professionals to easily perform daily class and statutory actions through a user-friendly interface...
Published: 08 June 2016

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ISP introduces Challenger Worksafe Pro 300 lifejacket
ISP (International Safety Products), whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services cover commercial, leisure and military markets, has added a new lifejacket to its workplace range, the Challenger Worksafe Pro 300...
Published: 20 June 2016

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ISP introduces Challenger Worksafe Pro 300 lifejacket
Seatrade Clean Shipping Award goes to GAC EnvironHull
GAC EnvironHull’s innovative HullWiper hull cleaning technology has won the Clean Shipping title in this year’s Seatrade Awards presented this week in London. It is the fourth major industry award the diver-free remote-controlled system has won since it was launched at the end of 2013...
Published: 20 June 2016

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ABS unites industry leaders in landmark standardization JIP
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, convened industry partners at the Offshore Technology Conference on 4 May to sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a unified joint industry project (JIP) for standardization...
Published: 21 June 2016

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AkzoNobel makes first award of carbon credits to Neda Maritime
Neda Maritime Agency Co Ltd, a leading Greek tanker and bulker owner, has become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through landmark methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business...
Published: 21 June 2016

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AkzoNobel supports efficient on-board maintenance with new anticorrosive primer Intershield® One-2-One
AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has launched a best-in-class anticorrosive universalprimer,Intershield® One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection...
Published: 21 June 2016

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AkzoNobel supports efficient on-board maintenance with new anticorrosive primer Intershield® One-2-One
Direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution for world’s first LNG-fuelled Handysize bulker
WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanen magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600dwt dual-fuelled Handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more.
Published: 21 June 2016

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Direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution for world’s first LNG-fuelled Handysize bulker
EMS-Tech to supply three ‘Equinox Class’ self-unloaders to Algoma Central Corporation
The EMS-Tech sales team has announced the signing of an additional three EQUINOX-class self-unloaders for Algoma Central Corporation — contract signing took place in Rijeka, Croatia on Friday, 11 March 2016...
Published: 21 June 2016

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EMS-Tech to supply three ‘Equinox Class’ self-unloaders to Algoma Central Corporation
MacGregor self-unloading systems for Algoma’s Great Lakes fleet modernization
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800dwt bulk carriers (lakers) from the Yangzijiang shipyard, in China. The vessels will be delivered late 2017 / early 2018 to Canadian Great Lakes operator, Algoma...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Marine paints orderbook backlog may keep industry afloat until shipping market improves
The fate of marine coatings in terms of demand growth and prices will at all times be finally decided by how well seaborne trade in commodities and manufactured items such as automobiles and machinery performs...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Norsafe shows comprehensive range at Posidonia
Norsafe, a globally renowned supplier of lifeboats showed a comprehensive range of its renowned safety craft at Posidonia which took place earlier this month...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Norsafe shows comprehensive range at Posidonia
Ports & Terminals
Rail transport in port of Ghent is on the rise
At the companies in Ghent port, quite a lot of goods are being transported from and to the hinterland. Transport of these goods by rail has increased to over 10%...
Published: 10 June 2016

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Bulk cargo nexus - Regional report on the Netherlands
It has been on the drawing board for the best part of a decade, but finally work has begun on the port of Amsterdam’s huge new lock system. At 500 metres in length, 70 metres in width and 18 metres in depth, it will be the port’s fifth lock at Ijmuiden, the entry point to the North Sea Canal that feeds...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Bulk cargo nexus - Regional report on the Netherlands
Dry bulk sustains major Indian ports
Despite depressed world trade, major ports in India have seen a surge in traffic in 2015–2016 — and this at a time when the country’s own import-export traffic has been in decline...
Published: 21 June 2016

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'Green Port of the Future’ boosts rewards for energy efficiency
Investing in energy efficiency at the Port of Long Beach is about to pay off more than ever. Through a new incentive, the port is increasing the benefits for tenants who replace their old, inefficient electrical equipment with new technology — and boost the overall sustainability, resilience and ...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Port of Duluth-Superior commemorates National Maritime Day
US Merchant Marine veterans, current seafarers and maritime industry stakeholders gathered on Friday 20 May 20 to commemorate National Maritime Day in the Port of Duluth- Superior...
Published: 21 June 2016

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RSA to import seven million tonnes of emergency grain
In South Africa,Trasnsnet Port Terminals is preparing its facilities to handle an additional 7mt (million tonnes) of import grain to offset domestic shortages brought about by the driest spell the country has experienced since 1992...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth
The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth
Vostochny Phase 3 development on track
In Russia, delivery of new equipment for Phase 3 of Vostochny Port’s Coal Terminal continues apace, with the arrival of various over- sized components forming part of its giant reclaimers at Berth No 51. These were shipped by barge from the port Nakhodka...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Engineering & Equipment
Burlington Stone increases its fleet of heavy duty Case machines
Proven reliability and performance combined with reduced ownership costs were key reasons for Burlington Stone choosing a Case 1021 F Series Wheel Loader Burlington Stone, one of the UK’s leading natural stone and slate producers has increased its quarry and earthmoving equipment fleet of Case machines to 10 with the addition of a new Case 1021 F series wheel loader, supplied by local Case dealer Dennis Barnfield.
Published: 14 April 2016

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Burlington Stone increases its fleet of heavy duty Case machines
Giant Mobile Dust Control Design delivers extended coverage
Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of its new and largest trailer-mounted dust control system, a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 meters and the ability to deliver 140,000 square feet (15,500 square meters) of coverage area.
Published: 13 June 2016

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ARDELT — dry bulk handling efficiency and expertise
Kocks Ardelt Kranbau GmbH is a member of the Kranunion group of companies and has been building cranes for more than 110 years. By using the experience gained from supplying several thousand harbour cranes over this time...
Published: 21 June 2016

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ARDELT — dry bulk handling efficiency and expertise
Conveying and loading systems
The BEUMER Group uses its newly created Conveying & Loading Systems (CL Systems) division to develop and implement complex system solutions throughout the world for different industries, such as mining and the cement industry...
Published: 21 June 2016

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FLSmidth to supply equipment to Russian port
FLSmidth has signed an EPS (engineering, procurement and supervision) contract worth more than €160m with the Russian marine export terminal owner OTEKO-Portservice LLC for the engineering, supply and supervision of material handling equipment...
Published: 21 June 2016

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igus® receives 10,000th readycable® order from robotics company
Robotic welding systems have been widely used in large-scale automated manufacturing facilities, particularly in the automotive industry, for a number of years. Faced with cost-down pressures from their customers, small metalworking job shops are now starting to consider implementing automation.
Published: 21 June 2016

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igus® receives 10,000th readycable® order from robotics company
KABELSCHLEPP Metool designs lightweight cable carrier
The small and lightweight cable carriers from the PROTUM series are suitable for low cable weights and short unsupported applications. Compared with conventional solutions, they feature a particularly favourable ratio of usable interior space to outer dimensions...
Published: 21 June 2016

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New bulk storage facility at busy harbour
Rubb Building Ltd has designed, manufactured and constructed a new port storage structure at Belfast Harbour...
Published: 21 June 2016

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RDS launches LOADMASTER α50 at HILLHEAD 2016 exhibition
RDS Technology will be displaying its wares at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition in the UK, which is due to take place at the end of this month (June). On show at its stand will be the LOADMASTER a50, LOADEX 100, LOADMASTER a100, iSOSYNC and WEIGHLOG a10...
Published: 21 June 2016

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RDS launches LOADMASTER α50 at HILLHEAD 2016 exhibition
Siwertell systems chosen for Indonesian chemical plant
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from PT Asahimas Chemical, one of AGC Asahi Glass’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, to provide coal unloading and conveying equipment for installation at its chemical plant site in Cilegon, Indonesia...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Siwertell systems chosen for Indonesian chemical plant
Takraf is awarded contract to supply world’s most powerful belt conveyor system
TAKRAF, an integrated solutions provider to the global mining, material handling and minerals processing industries, has recently been awarded the supply of the principal ore transportation system for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project by Chile’s state-owned copper mining company...
Published: 21 June 2016

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Takraf is awarded contract to supply world’s most powerful belt conveyor system


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