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Trade & Commodities
Coal trade growth faltering - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2015
Signs pointing to sharply slowing growth of global seaborne dry bulk trade have become more prominent. Although commodity import demand in many countries is still expanding, much of the increased volume is being offset by reductions elsewhere...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Coal trade growth faltering - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2015
Containerized sugar exports up in Brazil
In the first quarter of this year,Williams Brasil reported a rise in sugar being exported via container. The peak came in March, when 185,980 tonnes were shipped...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Cross-border bulk trade increases between Russia and North Korea
In 2014, cross-border trade between Russia and North Korea, carried by Russian railways via the Khasan for the interchange increased 3.2 times. Coal traffic went up by 24 times in the same period...
Published: 11 August 2015

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The China Syndrome? Vale anticipates tough times ahead
How much tougher will things get for Vale and the world’s other large iron ore mining companies, as prospects for the Chinese economy deteriorate, while the production of ore booms?...
Published: 11 August 2015

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The China Syndrome? Vale anticipates tough times ahead
The petcoke market tossed on a turbulent sea of change
During the last year, the global petroleum coke (petcoke) market was buffeted by declining energy prices, changing ocean freight market, various delays, burgeoning petroleum coke production in the Middle East, and environmental issues...
Published: 11 August 2015

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The petcoke market tossed on a turbulent sea of change
Vale Pecém to start operations in September
Vale Pece´m, the mining arm of the Brazilian company Vale is to start supplying raw materials to the Pece´m Iron and Steel Company (CSP), which is located in the port of Pece´m's industrial complex, as of September.
Published: 11 August 2015

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Shipping & Transportation
Class acts: bulker classification
Bulk carrier freight rates may be in a long-term dive, but this is not stopping classification societies from seeking to expand their fleets and pushing forward with new design innovations and safety rules...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Class acts: bulker classification
Coeclerici celebrates landmark year in 2015
Coeclerici Logistics, the logistics division of Coeclerici Group, is one of the world’s leading bulk material transshipment companies with a history of more than 40 years in this specific field...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Coeclerici celebrates landmark year in 2015
Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute hosts IMO delegation
Officials from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently completed a fact-finding mission to the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Juvenal Shiundu and William Azuh from IMO’s Technical Co-operation Division...
Published: 11 August 2015

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GAC UK appoints Chartering & Project Manager
GAC UK is expanding its services for the heavy lift and project forwarding sector with the appointment of industry specialist Martin Kenney as Chartering & Project Manager...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Ports & Terminals
Açu port hits 1.5 million tonne mark
Terminal 1 at the Brazilian port of Ac¸u, which opened for business in October 2014, has already handled 1.5mt (million tonnes) of iron ore at its facility in Sa~o Joa~o da Barra...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Adani Ports builds on success of port acquisitions and expansions
Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, the flagship company of India’s fast ascending businessman Gautam Adani, has advanced the target of handling cargoes of 200mt (million tonnes) by three years to 2017...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Adani Ports builds on success of port acquisitions and expansions
Antaq and Bunge reach agreement
Antaq has signed a contract with Bunge Alimentos, covering the Terminal Portuario Graneleiro facility in Barcarena...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Arica free to handle mineral concentrates
The Court of Appeal of the Chilean city of Arica has rejected two requests to ban the storage of mineral concentrates from the Sierra Gorda mining area at Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA)...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Bolivia seeking sovereign outlet in Chile
Bolivia has taken Chile to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in respect of its demand to be allowed a sovereign outlet to the sea for its products. Chile, for its part, stresses that Bolivia already has relatively open access to its ports...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Bolivia seeking sovereign outlet in Chile
Cold water poured on São Sebastião expansion
The expansion of the Brazilian port of Sa~o Sebastia~o would have “catastrophic” and “irreversible” effects on the Bay of Arac¸a´ claims a group of scientists contracted by the State Prosecutor who is trying to...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Containerized soya booming at Rio Grande
Rio Grande container terminal agreed to export its largest-ever consignment of containerized soya. This took place in the second quarter of this year, with 7,700 tonnes of this commodity involved, being loaded into 275 containers...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Dry bulk investment in Piombino
The Italian business Aldo Spinelli is to invest in the port of Piombino, where it intends to handle cellulose and aluminium. It will do this in partnership with an unnamed Anglo–Dutch...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Essar acquires Vizag concession
The government-owned iron ore handling complex project at Vizag port in India has been acquired by Essar Ports Ltd, which will operate it as a concession for 30 years...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Inspection, Analysis & Sampling
Whether performed automatically or manually, sampling occurs through extracting a quantity of commodity smaller than the original quantity, and sending it for laboratory analysis or screening purposes...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Inspection, Analysis & Sampling
Itaguaí to get dry bulk investment
The FI-FGTS investment fund has approved financing of $385 million for the national steel company CSN. The loan will be used to expand the port of Itaguai´, in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, which is used to handle iron ore and coal...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Japan continuing to bankroll Nacala
An agreement has been signed between Japan and Mozambique, which will see a further Japanese loan of $280 million made available to partially fund phase 2 of the expansion of the port of Nacala...
Published: 11 August 2015

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New hopper for Avilés
CHIA Espirales y Maquinaria de Transporte has delivered a new mobile hopper to the Northern Spanish port of Avile´s for the discharge of dry bulk commodities...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Tarragona aims for 33mt in 2015
Tarragona port authority is aiming to handle a combined 33mt (million tonnes) in 2015, an increase of 3.5% over 2014. For the first four months, overall tonnage was up by 10%, following an 8% first-quarter increase, when 8.25mt passed through the port...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Thmbs up for Coquimbo expansion
In Chile, the environmental agency has given the go-ahead for construction of a third berth at the port of Coquimbo. Once in place, the new facility will allow the port to handle additional cargo...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Urabá Port construction to start next year
In Colombia, construction is due to begin in March 2016 of Uraba´ Port, which is known locally as Antioquia port. Phase 1 opening is mooted for 2018, with the project being bankrolled by Puertos, Inversiones y Obras SAS at a cost of $400 million...
Published: 11 August 2015

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First Phase of £100m Liverpool biomass terminal nears completion
Work is nearing completion on the first phase of the new £100m biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool, which will eventually handle three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax Power Station...
Published: 25 August 2015

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Engineering & Equipment
Biomass handling facility relies on Talentum flame detectors
As part of the conversion of Ironbridge power station in Shropshire, UK, from coal to biomass, E.ON Energy has constructed a biomass handling depot at Gladstone Docks in Liverpool...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Konecranes and Terex Merge
The Boards of Directors of Konecranes Plc and Terex have approved an agreement to combine their businesses in a merger of equals...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Malcolm Youll takes over at SAMSON Materials Handling
On 1 June, SAMSON Materials Handling, formerly B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd., appointed Malcolm Youll as new Managing Director. He will be based at the SAMSON Office in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Malcolm Youll takes over at SAMSON Materials Handling
Material handlers for steel mill
The Korean logistics provider Il Shin Marine Transport Co., Ltd. is responsible for supplying the largest steel producer in Korea — POSCO Specialty Steel. Its newest steel mill is in Vietnam, near the capital of Ho Chi Minh City, and will be fed by four SENNEBOGEN material handlers in the future...
Published: 11 August 2015

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New Cat® 16M3 motor grader delivers greater fuel efficiency and power fuel efficiency and power
The new Cat® 16M3 motor grader features engineering enhancements that boost fuel economy, increase structural durability, simplify maintenance, add operator convenience and promote the safety of both the operator and those around the machine...
Published: 11 August 2015

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New Cat® 16M3 motor grader delivers greater fuel efficiency and power fuel efficiency and power
Swiss civil engineering company invests in large ZX470LCH-5 excavator
A Swiss civil engineering company has made a successful investment in a Hitachi ZX470LCH-5 excavator as the main production machine for its sand and gravel pit. The large Zaxis-5 excavator was delivered to Scrasa’s Satigny site on the outskirts of Geneva in October 2012 by the country’s Hitachi dealer, Probst Maveg.
Published: 11 August 2015

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Swiss civil engineering company invests in large ZX470LCH-5 excavator
AUMUND equipment for RWE Power Plant
With the conversion of 16 arched plate conveyors,AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH contributed to the improvement of the operating procedures at the RWE power plant in Neurath, Germany...
Published: 12 August 2015

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Bedeschi works with Yara, successful co-operation in the fertilizer sector
Bedeschi Spa, a long-time supplier of crushing and handling machines for the cement mining industry, steel factories, coal and others industrial processes, has in the latest...
Published: 12 August 2015

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Bedeschi works with Yara, successful co-operation in the fertilizer sector
BRUKS Rockwood shiploader serves Port Sulphur
BRUKS Rockwood was selected to provide complete engineering and equipment for the shiploader at the IMT terminal facility in Port Sulphur, LA, USA...
Published: 12 August 2015

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BRUKS Rockwood shiploader serves Port Sulphur
Innovative dust control solutions to meet new petcoke regulations
Recent environmental regulations have presented a difficult challenge to petroleum coke (petcoke) storage operations and transfer stations by establishing tight restrictions on...
Published: 12 August 2015

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Innovative dust control solutions to meet new petcoke regulations
Mechanical ship unloaders taking centre stage
Bu¨hler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials...
Published: 12 August 2015

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Mechanical ship unloaders taking centre stage
Thyssenkrupp supplies new shiploader Narvik - LKAB
LKAB Norge AS, the biggest iron ore supplier in Europe, invests into a new loading facility at the port of Narvik in Norway. Being deep enough for ocean going vessels and ice-free all year round...
Published: 25 August 2015

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Breakbulk & Bagging
Pulp bucks the trend
In contrast to most commodities, the prices of which have tumbled in the past few years due mainly to oversupply, the price of market pulp has continued strong enough to encourage companies in Brazil to make a start on four new pulp lines...
Published: 12 August 2015

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Pulp bucks the trend
Regional Reports
Going Great Guns - bulk handling on the Great Lakes/ St Lawrence Seaway System
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700 km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, in the heart of North America...
Published: 11 August 2015

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Going Great Guns - bulk handling on the Great Lakes/ St Lawrence Seaway System


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