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Trade & Commodities
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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Changes afoot in aluminium industry
Vedanta Resources plc chairman Anil Agarwal caused a stir in the global aluminium industry when some time ago he made the bold announcement that India had everything going in its favour to raise the silvery white metal smelting capacity to 20mt (million tonnes) from the current 4.129mt in a ...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Grain trade restraints prominent - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2016
Although growth drivers for global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade have receded, some positive momentum is still visible. Adverse influences affecting imports into a number of countries are very prominent, but extra volumes elsewhere may be enough to result in limited overall expansion during 2016 and into next year...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Grain trade restraints prominent - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2016
Weak steel production undermines raw materials
Around the world, in many of the main countries importing steelmaking raw materials — chiefly iron ore and coking coal — steel production has weakened during the 2016 first half...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Shipping & Transportation
Bulker classification
The world’s leading classification societies are continuing to improve safety standards and service levels for owners as they seek to attract more bulk carriers to their fleets. But some have more to gain than others, at least in terms of market share...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Bulker classification
Copper purification system to cut shipping costs
New technology to improve the purification process of minerals will allow a major Australian miner to significantly reduce shipping costs...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN sells four Handysize bulkers
As part of the strategy Focus & Simplicity, which means that the company is focusing its ownership in the dry cargo segment on the medium-sized vessel types Supramax and Panamax, NORDEN has sold four Handysize dry cargo vessels...
Published: 18 July 2016

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GAC Namibia opens in response to growing demand for world class shipping services
GAC has launched its own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil & gas customers and increasing cargo trade between the country and neighbouring South Africa, as well as other African nations...
Published: 18 July 2016

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IACS chairman drives industry safety improvements
ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J.Wiernicki concludes his term as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies Ltd. (IACS) encouraging the organization to continue setting high standards for performance and raising the bar of excellence...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Importance of sustainable ship recycling in a volatile industry
Commodity traders are in the midst of the worst market downturn on record and as a result the dry bulk sector is experiencing one of the worst times it has seen in recent years...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Importance of sustainable ship recycling in a volatile industry
IRClass releases IR-HULL software
In early May, IRClass, the Indian classification society, announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL.
Published: 18 July 2016

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Japan designates ABS the first foreign RO authorized for maritime labour inspection
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, was selected by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as a Recognized Organization (RO) for maritime labour inspection...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Moving cargo by barge and rail - meeting the logistical challenges
Almost every month, Brazil’s newspapers publish reports celebrating a start being made to large new infrastructure projects, writes Patrick Knight. Such projects include laying new stretches of railway, opening up a waterway to traffic, building new highways, or equiping a new, or enlarged port.
Published: 18 July 2016

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Moving cargo by barge and rail - meeting the logistical challenges
Ports & Terminals
‘Bring it on!’ North America West Coast ports confident in the face of Panama expansion
With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal an expected reality late in June, looking ahead became that much more complex for some of the North American West Coast ports.
Published: 18 July 2016

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A new voice for the bulk trades
A new trade association has been established to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level in order to ensure the sector can better face the environmental and commercial challenges ahead...
Published: 18 July 2016

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A new voice for the bulk trades
European Bulk Services (EBS) expands covered storage capacity
EBS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HES International B.V., has announced the expansion of its covered storage capacity in the Port of Rotterdam. Supported by a long-term contract, the capacity will be enlarged by 60,000m3.
Published: 18 July 2016

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European Bulk Services (EBS) expands covered storage capacity
In safe hands: the 250-year story of the heroic Liverpool Pilots
Merseyside Maritime Museum will display a brand new exhibition from 22 July until 4 June 2017, focusing on the Liverpool Pilotage Service; the second oldest institution in Liverpool, the oldest being the Town Corporation (now City Council)...
Published: 18 July 2016

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In safe hands: the 250-year story of the heroic Liverpool Pilots
New tenants at the Port of Gdansk?
On 8 June this year, the Port of Gdansk Authority issued a call for tenders for the lease of a parcel of developed land located in the Inner Port with access to the Obroncow Westerplatte Quay.
Published: 18 July 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
Quality freight launches mobile crane service
Quality Freight UK has launched a mobile crane service after investing £300,000 in a new Fuchs loading machine...
Published: 05 July 2016

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Change in the top management of Bühler: continuity and accelerated change
As announced a year ago, Stefan Scheiber is now CEO of Bu¨hler. He succeeds Calvin Grieder, who will focus on his role as Chairman of the Board. “In order to continue the success story of Bu¨hler, we want to seize the opportunities of accelerated change presented...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
Bedeschi has been contracted by Dimisa Mexico for the Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion project located in Mejillones, Chile. The final customer is ECL, one of the Chilean power utility market leaders...
Published: 18 July 2016

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Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
Four full-portal reclaimers for PhosAgro Cherepovets in Russia
Over the six-month period to January 2017 the AUMUND Group company SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH will supply multiple machines to the Russian fertilizer concern, PhosAgro Cherepovets.
Published: 18 July 2016

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GENMA keeps busy with supply of equipment to Myanmar
GENMA, part of Rainbow Heavy Industrial, has been keeping busy recently, with the supply of two of its GHC100 mobile harbour cranes to Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP). These units were shipped from Ruitai terminal in Jiangsu in China...
Published: 18 July 2016

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GENMA keeps busy with supply of equipment to Myanmar
Mobile electric material handler combines efficiency and flexibility for indoor use
The advantages of an electric material handler are quickly explained: economical and efficient with a long service life and low maintenance costs. Only the question of mobility remains — after all, an electric cable cannot always be guided that easily.
Published: 18 July 2016

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Mobile electric material handler combines efficiency and flexibility for indoor use
RDS Technology offers on-board shipping container weighing
Since the turn of the century, the shipping industry has taken advantage of empty shipping containers that need to be relocated to Asia, and used this as a discounted means of back-hauling bulk cargo like grain or fertilizers that would normally be shipped in open bulk transport...
Published: 18 July 2016

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RDS Technology offers on-board shipping container weighing
SMB International implements comprehensive solution in Algeria
The Quickborn, Germany-based company SMB International has commissioned two complex shiploading systems in the Algerian port city of Oran. With the development of a wholly interconnected system, the company, which has international experience...
Published: 18 July 2016

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UK’S first fully-automated steel terminal opens in Liverpool
Peel Ports has formally opened the UK’s first fully- automated steel terminal at the Port of Liverpool following a £9m ($13m) upgrade...
Published: 18 July 2016

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UK’S first fully-automated steel terminal opens in Liverpool
Breakbulk & Bagging
Forest products handling centre goes into service
Kiel, July 7th, 2016: Kiel’s new forest products handling and distribution centre has gone into operation in the Ostuferhafen. This means that the port has now become an integral part of the logistics chain operated by the Swedish concerns Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) ....
Published: 07 July 2016

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