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Trade & Commodities
Asian agribulks boost falling global production
The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), which month on month tracks the global cereal supply and demand situation, says in its March report that global trade in all cereals in 2017/18 will be close to 405mt (million tonnes)...
Published: 25 April 2018

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Responsible business is good business: Bettercoal explains why
Global coal demand is set to stagnate through to 2022 according to the IEA (International Energy Agency). Despite the growth of renewables and lower gas prices, additional demand for power will have to be met by coal...
Published: 23 April 2018

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Asia’s coal trade inspires cautious optimism
Continuing uncertainty prevails about how the trend of coal imports into Asia will evolve over the next few years. Longer term restraints on growth are prominent and potential for a downwards trend to resume and intensify is widely recognized...
Published: 20 April 2018

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Asia’s coal trade inspires cautious optimism
Soya trade uptrend continues – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2018
Although the view is still broadly positive, prospects for global commodity movements in the period ahead have been overshadowed by the imposition of additional tariffs on some US imports...
Published: 19 April 2018

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Soya trade uptrend continues – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2018
Shipping & Transportation
BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system
BIMCO is relaunching ship bench- marking system Shipping KPI after two years of redesign. The system helps shipowners and managers make strategic decisions about their fleet.
Published: 26 April 2018

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Hempel announces price increases
As raw material prices continue to increase in 2018, at the end of February major coatings manufacturer Hempel announced increases in sales prices of selected products...
Published: 26 April 2018

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Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?
Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Conven- tion (BWMC) and the approa- ching Sulphur Cap 2020...
Published: 24 April 2018

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Five facts about coatings that should not be ignored
The conversation about the importance of antifouling measures is growing. Here are five reasons why shipowners and operators should not ignore the debate and should opt for quality marine coatings...
Published: 20 April 2018

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Five facts about coatings that should not be ignored
Prudent ship agency procurement will support long-term stability in the dry bulk sector
There is a new air of optimism in the dry bulk sector. Exponential growth in demand for imports from China fostered an overall dry bulk demand growth rate of 5% — a three-year high, according to BIMCO...
Published: 19 April 2018

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Port of Rotterdam Authority calls for North-West European coalition for joint CO2 price
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is calling on the Dutch Government to form a coalition with countries in North-West Europe so that a joint CO2 price can be introduced...
Published: 11 April 2018

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PSM’s new analogue programmable transmitters win DNV/GL approval
PSM Instrumentation has announced that its latest products, the Analogue Pressure Transmitters (APT), have both received Marine Type Approval from DNV/GL...
Published: 04 April 2018

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Ports & Terminals
Poland booms while Latvia suffers Russian backlash
In Poland, Maritime Bulk Terminal Gdynia Ltd (MTMG) had something of a banner year in 2017, with overall traffic rising by 33% to 5.356 million tonnes. Of this, coal and coke performed well, reaching 1.876 million tonnes, an increase of 116% over 2016’s figure of 866,000 tonnes...
Published: 06 May 2018

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Portugal celebrates mostly positive growth in dry bulk in 2017
Although not on the same scale as Spanish ports, those in Portugal posted some interesting increases in traffic last year. Indeed, when looking at total traffic across all traffic sectors, 2017 was a record year, with 95.9mt (million tonnes) handled, an increase of 2.2%...
Published: 27 April 2018

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Records tumble in Spain’s best ever year for dry bulk
Ports in Spain posted record figures for dry bulk throughout 2017, with the uptick in traffic continuing into the current year. As the chart below shows, all ports in the top ten posted positive growth...
Published: 26 April 2018

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ETE adds new handling equipment in Portugal
In Portugal, the ETE Group has announced new equipment additions to several of its terminals...
Published: 25 April 2018

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Riga on course to transfer coal handling to Krievu Island
In Latvia, Riga Freeport is on course to transfer all coal and dusty dry bulk handling to new facilities on Krievu Island by the beginning of next year. This will leave the Andrejosta and Eksportosta areas of the existing port relatively dust free in future...
Published: 24 April 2018

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New Gottwald MHC for Japanese port
Konecranes is to supply a diesel-electric Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane to Miike Port Logistics (MPL) of Japan. According to the manufacturer, the crane should be ready to ship to the Port of Miike at the end of the year...
Published: 23 April 2018

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Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application SHARE THIS POST
Today, the Port of Rotterdam Authority presented the first version of its new digital application Pronto. Pronto constitutes a major step forward when it comes to improving efficiency for the some 30,000 vessels that call on Rotterdam every year...
Published: 23 April 2018

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BIMCO report names top three performing bulk terminals
The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report...
Published: 19 April 2018

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New Gottwald MHC for Japanese port

Published: 19 April 2018

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Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port achieves strong results in 2017 — and is aiming higher
In 2017 the State Company ‘Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port’ handled around 12mt (million tonnes) of cargo. This is the best result in Ukraine among the state stevedoring companies. In 2018, the company plans to raise the cargo turnover by a further one million tonnes. Moreover, the aim is to boost the production capacity to 34mt within ten years...
Published: 19 April 2018

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Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port achieves strong results in 2017 — and is aiming higher
Port of Longview awarded top honour for maritime safety efforts
The Port of Longview was recently awarded the Partnership Award from Maritime Fire and Safety Association (MFSA) in recognition of the port’s impact in advancing emergency response and preparedness in the region...
Published: 05 April 2018

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New shiploader at Vizag
Essar Vizag Terminal Ltd (EVTL) has installed and commissioned a new 8,000tph (tonnes per hour) shiploader. Iron ore handling capacity at the outer terminal installation at the Port of Vizag is being upgraded at a cost of $13 million. This will allow the terminal to boost tonnage from 12.5mtpa (million tonnes per annum) to 23 mtpa...
Published: 04 April 2018

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New shiploader at Vizag
Engineering & Equipment
TTS offers customized portable equipment to its customers
Millions of tonnes of goods are handled as dry bulk materials throughout the year all around the globe. Influenced by econom- ical and local market tendencies and rules, modern stevedores are choosing a flexible approach to terminal equipment in order to achieve maximum performance at the handling facility...
Published: 27 April 2018

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TTS offers customized portable equipment to its customers
Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers for voestalpine
A total of six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers that comply with exhaust emissions standard Stage IV/Tier 4f will be joining the fleet of voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz...
Published: 26 April 2018

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Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers for voestalpine
Belgian company Casier Recycling invests in its first CASE wheel loader
Casier Recycling, a generations-old business in Belgium, is benefiting from operational advantages after acquiring its first CASE wheel loader...
Published: 24 April 2018

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 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
In the first quarter of 2018, Konecranes won an order from the Netherlands for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane, scheduled to be commissioned in the summer...
Published: 23 April 2018

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 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
Ecofert using six CASE wheel loaders at the Port of Ravenna to ship fertilizer worldwide
Six CASE 721F wheel loaders are in use at the Port of Ravenna in Italy. They are being used by Ecofert for handling and loading fertilizer for shipment to countries worldwide. The contract was managed and concluded by MAIE, CASE’s long-standing dealer in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy...
Published: 23 April 2018

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Liebherr ́s new floating crane CBG 360 successfully launched into the market
The ship crane department of Liebherr maritime cranes has sold the first two units of the new floating crane model CBG 360 to the Russian foodstuffs and ingredients producer Aston...
Published: 23 April 2018

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Liebherr ́s new floating crane CBG 360 successfully launched into the market
Hitachi fleet provides reliable support on ‘urban mining’ operation
A fleet of Hitachi wheel loaders and excavators is providing crucial support to Heros Sluiskil BV (Heros), a facility in the Netherlands that extracts valuable raw materials from incinerated domestic and industrial waste for reuse...
Published: 22 April 2018

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Hitachi fleet provides reliable support on ‘urban mining’ operation
The risk of ‘unsafe’ CE certifications for category C standard equipment
The complexity of regulations, the strength of habit, the cost of technical and safety standards — both in the acquisition and understanding of documents, and their application within business
Published: 21 April 2018

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VIGAN adjusts equipment to grain market trends
Over the last decade, the global grain industry has slowly but constantly evolved revealing the following market trends...
Published: 20 April 2018

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VIGAN adjusts equipment to grain market trends
Purely electrical portal crane
The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane...
Published: 18 April 2018

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The Business Model of the Future: Conveyor Belts: Lease, Don’t Buy
Continental is focusing more on the topic of service for conveyor belts used for all types of bulk and piece goods...
Published: 10 April 2018

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A crane to train
Rostock (Germany), March 2018 – The Belgium port worker training centre OCHA recently received a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 120. The machine will be used for practice-based trainings of crane operators...
Published: 09 April 2018

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New Cimbria installations in the Baltic States
Cimbria’s partner in the Baltic States, ‘Dotnuva Baltic’, has achieved great success over a long period of years and is today the most prominent provider of agricultural solutions for the grain and seed industry in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia...
Published: 09 April 2018

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EMG brake thrusters in ports: 100% safety
Brake thrusters are crucial components in the braking systems of harbour crane systems and container gantry cranes when it comes to safety. Huge investments and, most importantly, human lives depend on brake thrusters working reliably...
Published: 08 April 2018

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Breakbulk & Bagging
MC-Class vessels incorporated in BigLift fleet
Towards the end of February 2018, BigLift Shipping’s BigLift Baffin arrived in Singapore to deliver a crane boom and luffing frame for Heerema Marine Contractor’s...
Published: 07 April 2018

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MC-Class vessels incorporated in BigLift fleet
Duluth delivers heavy lifts in heartland of North America
Handling overweight/over-dimensional (OW/OD) cargo and packaged freight continues to be big business for the Port of Duluth and crews at Duluth Cargo Connect...
Published: 06 April 2018

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Better times ahead for Brazilian steel
After three very difficult years during the 2010-2016 period — when almost 80 steel mills and processing plants were closed down; 50,000 workers were laid off; and only 60% of production capacity was being used...
Published: 04 April 2018

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