October 2019 issue
European Coal Trades
Hamburg–Le Havre Port Range
Stockyard Equipment
Biomass Handling
Self-Unloading Vessels & Transshipment Operations

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Port of BelleduneStarlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.IBAU HamburgPort of MontrealPINTSCH BUBENZER GmbHDamenShi.E.L.D.SuperiorButtimer EngineeringJ&B GrijpersListenow GmbH & Covan BeekMantsinenPage Macraeigus GUVEN Grab & MachineViganVerstegenJotun Marine CoatingsPort of JohnstownBettercoalNEUERO

Belgium’s Antwerp and Zeebrugge ports start talks for possible merger

Europe’s second busiest port Antwerp and nearby Zeebrugge have begun talks on a possible merger after nearly two years of exploratory discussions and a study into how the two could work together more.

Dry Bulk Week 42: The Baltic Briefing

Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Global economy slows, recession risk hangs in the balance

Economic growth around the world has slowed to a crawl but (so far) there are few signs of the second-round effects on jobs, income and spending that would turn a significant slowdown into an outright recession.

Global thermal coal markets ‘bottom out’ as supply contracts

Global thermal coal markets have largely “bottomed out” following a steep drop in the first half of 2019, although supply contraction will likely need to continue over the rest of the year and into 2020 to achieve global rebalancing...

PEMA broadens scope to tackle challenges facing ports

A broader vision: De Michieli sets PEMA’s sights on accelerating change in the global ports sector.

Port of Antwerp: dry bulk boosts growth

Volume of dry bulk such as scrap metal, minerals and coal soared by 9.5%, further propelling the overall freight growth for Port of Antwerp

Eastern Mining Co ships nearly 7m tons of coal in 9 months

According to the results of 9 months, VGK enterprises completed the annual plan for the extraction and shipment of coal by 70%

IMO - International treaty on invasive species in ships’ ballast water

Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019.

STP "Yuzhny" ahead of annual plan

State stevedoring company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” has carried out their annual operational plan 77 days earlier.

ABP invests £400,000 to increase grain storage capacity at Port of King's Lynn

ABP has recently re-opened its Bentinck silo at the Port of King’s Lynn, following a £400,000 refurbishment to enhance storage capacity.

China’s commodity imports stay robust, but caution warranted

On the surface China’s imports of major commodities appeared to continue their resilience in September, even as the country’s total exports and imports laboured under the strain of the trade dispute with the United States.

IMF says trade war cuts global growth to lowest since financial crisis a decade ago

The global economy is in a synchronized slowdown and we are, once again, downgrading growth for 2019 to 3 percent, its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.

Shipbreaking - A Dirty and Dangerous Industry

122 Ships Recycled During Third Quarter. 19 recorded deaths and 30 severe injuries recorded in South Asia so far this year.

Project Is Launched To Transform Shipping Registries Globally

Called the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS), it is an entirely new digital blockchain-based solution to streamline, standardize and drastically improve the currently laborious ship registration and renewal process.

thyssenkrupp: Jan Lüder to be appointed CEO of Mining Technologies

Effective November 1, 2019, Jan Lu¨der will take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mining Technologies business unit at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG. He will succeed Torsten Gerlach, who is leaving the company.

Video: Felling of the Port Hedland shipping control tower

After almost 50 years of operation, the Port of Port Hedland Shipping Control Tower (the Tower) has taken its final bow.

Dry Bulk Week 41 - The Baltic Briefing

The Capesize market managed to find a floor and rally a little this week after several weeks of declines.

Rotterdam players join forces in C-Shipping

C-Shipping & Logistics handles freight transport from origin to destination and is a strong new addition to the port of Rotterdam’s roster of players.

Dry bulk short period fixtures dry up as IMO 2020 looms

Short period (3-5 months) and two-laden-leg fixtures have dried up in the Atlantic dry bulk markets, as shipowners seek to minimize risk ahead of the January 1 implementation date of the IMO 2020 sulfur regulations.

European port coal stocks decline from record highs

Slowing vessel arrivals and some export activity have seen coal inventories at northwest European dry bulk terminals decline 5% from last week’s multi-year high of more than 7.3m tonnes.

Metso launches a new Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening product range

Metso expands its mobile crushing and screening solutions offering for the aggregates industry with an extensive new product portfolio.

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