Dry Bulk News Archive



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XR is taking further market shares in forests and recycling, among others
13 December 2019: The reception of XR has been very good and we are continuously working on further development of the program," says Johnny Karlsson, Area Sales Manager at Indexator Rotator Systems...

MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
12 December 2019: President & CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Junichiro Ikeda, today announced that the company has ordered two 'EeneX' next-generation coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding Co.

VIKING acquires the fire safety division of Drew Marine
11 December 2019: With the acquisition of Drew Marine’s Fire Safety and Rescue (FSR) division, VIKING increases its global volume, reach and technical competencies for marine firefighting equipment services (MFS).

A smart port researches the future
10 December 2019: In Rotterdam we are continuously searching for answers to make the port smarter, more efficient, better and more sustainable. How have partners in the port addressed this, why, and what could they have done smarter?

Konecranes expands bulk handling in Southampton
10 December 2019: In October ABP received a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane at their operations in Southampton. Once it is handed over in December, the crane will help increase the amount of scrap and bulk handling in the port.

REMA TIP TOP - Strong presence in the Austrian market
10 December 2019: REMA TIP TOP group from Poing is expanding into the Austrian market for conveyor and processing technology with its own subsidiary REMA Tip Top Industrie GmbH

Dry Bulk Week 49 - The Baltic Briefing
09 December 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
09 December 2019: Target Collaborative Development of Advanced Bulk Carrier Designs

Nippon Paint Marine reports expansion across coatings portfolio
09 December 2019: The total number of vessels applying Nippon Paint Marine hull coatings at drydock increased by 9% this year compared to the company’s 2018 figures.

Tyne 2050 - A Vision for the Future
09 December 2019: Last week the Port’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Beeton launched ‘Tyne 2050’, the Port’s new strategic plan. This is a long-term vision that will aim to see the Tyne become a gateway to help transform both the region and the maritime industry.

Baltic index dips on sluggish capesize demand
06 December 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index declined on Thursday as rates for capesize vessels fell, offsetting gains in other vessel categories...

China hot-rolled steel coil rises for 6th day as inventories fall
06 December 2019: Hot-rolled steel coil futures in China rose for a sixth straight session on Thursday, supported by falling inventories of the material used in making cars and home appliances, and boosted by a surprise growth in factory activity last month...

Funds sell CBOT soybeans at a record clip on evasive trade deal
05 December 2019: Speculators are losing faith that a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed anytime soon, and that pessimism was reflected in their record selloff of Chicago-traded soybeans last week.

Bulker-fit configuration for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3
04 December 2019: Bulk carriers can now benefit from an Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 bulker-fit configuration, which is specifically adapted to their flow needs.

Jotun and COSCO reinforce their long-standing joint venture agreement
04 December 2019: Jotun A/S and COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong Ltd have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement.

Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” is ahead of schedule by 32% in November
04 December 2019: According to the information of the operations control centre, the state stevedoring company handled 1 m and 320 thous. tonnes of cargo in November. It is 32% more than planned (+ 320 thous. tonnes) and 12% more than last year.

Underwater bow thruster operation in Algeciras
04 December 2019: Last month a Hydrex team removed a bow thruster from a 229-meter bulk carrier. Two weeks later the overhauled unit was reinstalled. Both operations were done during stops in Algeciras, Spain and....

UK Major Ports Group welcomes manifesto commitments on infrastructure....
03 December 2019: but stresses the need for coastal focus.

ABP appoints new Head of Operations
02 December 2019: Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed a new Head of Operations for its largest terminal, Humber International Terminal (HIT).

Dry Bulk Week 48: The Baltic Brefing
02 December 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

India may become net importer of iron ore again from next year
02 December 2019: India is likely to emerge as a net importer of iron ore next year after about four years, and may remain a key buyer in the international market for the next few years...

The washable coating
02 December 2019: The Ecospeed coating has a glassy surface that was designed to be washed without being damaged. This enables fast and efficient fouling control throughout a ship’s entire service life...

Wilhelmsen launches exclusive early adopter program for 3D printed marine spare parts
02 December 2019: A number of global cruise, dry bulk and ship management companies have signed up to Wilhelmsen’s 3DP printing early adopter program (EAP) for 3D printing, eliminating the need for physical inventory storage, often complex distribution, and typically high logistics costs...

Jongen deploys Damen InvaSave for the Port of Hamburg
29 November 2019: Mobile ballast water treatment system will protect the Elbe from invasive Species

ABP invests £2.3m to enhance operations in Newport
28 November 2019: Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £2.3 million in a new energy efficient crane to benefit customers at the Port of Newport.

India steel minister expects to increase coking coal imports from Russia
28 November 2019: India’s Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he was confident India’s imports of coking coal from Russia would increase significantly in coming months, adding that steelmakers had started testing samples of Russian coal.

Ports are stronger together
28 November 2019: In 2019 Port of Antwerp signed MoUs (Memoranda of Understanding) with ports all over the world.

Leading shipowners saving time, costs, and minimising delay risks with CLIIN cargo hold robot technology
27 November 2019: The dry bulk industry could greatly reduce the risk of cargo contamination, surveyor non-compliance hold-ups, and charter party disputes, as well as substantially reduce cargo hold cleaning costs, according to CLIIN...

Ports America Appoints New President
27 November 2019: Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, today announced the appointment of Peter Levesque as president.

SDLG launches biggest wheel loader yet
27 November 2019: The 7-tonne L975F wheel loader from leading Chinese construction equipment manufacturer SDLG is the perfect muscle for a task that requires strength and maximum productivity.

Chinese shipbuilding giants announce merger
26 November 2019: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited merged into one corporation in Beijing on Tuesday.

Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?
26 November 2019: This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal on record, according to a new report.

IMO: Preparations intensify as 1 January 2020 global cut in sulphur looms
26 November 2019: “IMO 2020” requirements for ships to cut sulphur oxide emissions enter into effect in just over one month’s time. This will significantly reduce air pollution from ships with positive benefits for human health and the environment.

Russian wheat prices rise after major Egyptian purchase
26 November 2019: Russian wheat prices rose last week as Egypt, the largest buyer of grain from the country, made a major purchase, industry analysts said on Monday, adding that Siberian local prices saw an unusual spike due to demand from Kazakhstan.

Dry Bulk Week 47: The Baltic Briefing
25 November 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Lindø Port of Odense gets prepared for the challenges of tomorrow
25 November 2019: Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for an LHM 800. The LHM 800 will enable the Lindø port of Odense to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.

UK’s largest grain shipment at Bristol Port
25 November 2019: The largest shipment of grain to be exported from the UK this season will set sail this month from Royal Portbury Dock, furthering Bristol’s reputation as the port of choice for South West farmers and a key global gateway for the agricultural trade.

Chinese steel production declines for the first time in 21 months
22 November 2019: Chinese steel production dropped by one million (1m) tonnes, a decline of 1.2%, compared to October last year.

German business community positive about energy transition in Port of Rotterdam
21 November 2019: The German business community has praised the projects that will make the Port of Rotterdam CO2 neutral in three steps.

Lifting is going wireless
21 November 2019: New wireless control technologies are being adopted by manufacturers and users of cranes and other lifting equipment. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd explains the advantages and looks at how the field is developing...

Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest develops ecological short sea fleet and orders four environmentally-friendly vessels
21 November 2019: Konecranes has supplied two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes to Belgian logistics and transportation firm Zuidnatie Breakbulk. The order included a Model 3 and a Model 7 crane...

Rocktree completes FEED for Bauxite Hills floating terminal
21 November 2019: Rocktree Consulting has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a new floating terminal for the Bauxite Hills Mine, operated by Australia's Metro Mining Limited.

Chinese seaborne thermal coal deals being cancelled, delayed amid import curb
20 November 2019: Chinese buyers of seaborne thermal coal have been cancelling deals or trying to defer delivery cargoes to the end of December amid ongoing curbs on imported material, market sources said Monday.

Two more electric Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for Antwerp
20 November 2019: Konecranes has supplied two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes to Belgian logistics and transportation firm Zuidnatie Breakbulk.

Flexicon - Bulk bag discharger with safety cage
19 November 2019: A new BULK-OUT® Model BFF Bulk Bag Discharger features a steel safety cage to prevent contact with moving parts during operation and automated unloading of bulk bags.

UK Chamber of Shipping launches its 2019 election manifesto
19 November 2019: The UK’s shipping association has today launched its four-point plan for the 2019 General Election.

Wilhelmsen’s latest rope technology pulls industry towards new, safer era of vessel mooring
19 November 2019: Video: Despite the industry’s best intentions, such as designating hazardous snap-back zones on mooring decks, or the drawing up of detailed line management and mooring plans, mooring remains an incredibly high-risk task.

Dry Bulk Week 46: The Baltic Briefing
18 November 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
18 November 2019: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide a complete set of remote operated piggy-back hatch covers with hydraulic lifting and an internal traction electric drive system to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS).

India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo
15 November 2019: A consistent drop in shipments of thermal coal and raw fertilizers dragged cargo growth of major ports between April and October.

China’s Jiangsu province to halt imports of coking and thermal coal
14 November 2019: Coal market participants in Jiangsu, China, have received notice from Jiangsu port agents of an impending halt to imports of coking and thermal coal, sources said Wednesday.

Commodities Gained on Fed Rate Cut and Improving Trade Relations
14 November 2019: The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return was higher for the month, with 19 of 23 constituents posting gains.

Hyundai Heavy submits application for EU approval on Daewoo Shipbuilding takeover
14 November 2019: Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, South Korea’s leading shipbuilding conglomerate, said Wednesday it has submitted an application to the European Union (EU) for approval for its proposed takeover of local rival Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co.

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for October 2019
14 November 2019: ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre released the October 2019 Monthly Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia.

Bedeschi secures equipment contract with KIMA, Egypt
13 November 2019: Italy-based Bedeschi has reported an equipment contract for a fertiliser production facility at Aswan city in Upper Egypt.

Diana Shipping announces sale of panamax vessel, m/v Clio
13 November 2019: Diana Shipping Inc. recently announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2005-built vessel “Clio”, with delivery to the buyer latest by November 29, 2019, for a sale price of US$7.4 million before commissions.

Klaveness to focus their dry bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment
13 November 2019: Torvald Klaveness has for decades had a strong presence in the dry bulk shipping market. Klaveness Combination Carriers has dry bulk as one of its target markets...

Government supports infrastructure improvements at the Port of Trois-Rivières
12 November 2019: The Government of Quebec has confirmed that it will provide US$2 492 595 in financial assistance to the Trois-Rivieres Port Authority for the development of an outdoor storage space, a multi-purpose shed and an oversized equipment warehouse.

TT Talk - Ship berthing incidents
12 November 2019: It is perhaps surprisingly common for things to go wrong in the processes around berthing ships, particularly in terms of manoeuvring in the port area and mooring.

Adani partners with Decmil in another win for regional Queensland
11 November 2019: Adani Mining’s Carmichael coal project has signed another multi-million dollar contract that will deliver jobs and opportunities to Rockhampton and regional Queensland (Australia).

Dry Bulk Week 45: The Baltic Briefing
11 November 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Shipping’s voyage to zero carbon is uncertain
11 November 2019: The global marine industry is increasingly focused on reducing its carbon footprint. In fact, over the next 10 years, the only issue seen as having a greater impact is a potential global financial crisis...

BHP says it is unaffected by sanctions on China’s COSCO
08 November 2019: The sanctions imposed by the United States on subsidiaries of Chinese state-owned group COSCO have not affected the world’s biggest dry bulk shipper BHP , the mining company said, after carrying out due diligence to check.

FLSmidth announces MissionZero to reduce emissions in cement and mining by 2030
07 November 2019: At its Capital Markets Day held in Copenhagen today, FLSmidth launched MissionZero, a new sustainability programme aimed at significantly reducing emissions across the global cement and mining industries by 2030.

Volvo Penta expands its commitment to the WWF Climate Savers program
07 November 2019: Volvo Penta is scaling up its commitment to the WWF Climate Savers program by including its latest medium duty engine range. Boasting up to 5% in fuel consumption reduction with its Stage V engine range.

Oldendorff signs Coal Transportation Agreement "CTA" with BCPCL in Bangladesh
06 November 2019: Oldendorff will provide a full transportation solution to BCPCL, which includes coal transportation from Indonesia or Australia with transshipment in Andaman & Nicobar to Payra power plant in Bangladesh.

BHP weighing LNG power for iron ore ships
05 November 2019: BHP, the biggest listed miner, aims to decide early next year who has won a tender for LNG-fueled transport to ship up to 27 million tonnes, or about 10%, of its iron ore to cut emissions by around a quarter, a senior executive said.

India’s coal imports rise 9 pc to 127 MT in Apr-September
05 November 2019: India’s coal imports increased by 9.3 per cent to 126.91 million tonnes (MT) in the first six months of the ongoing fiscal, industry data showed.

STP “Yuzhny” cargo turnover reaches 134%
05 November 2019: State stevedoring company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handles 1 million and 343 thousand tonnes of cargo in October 2019, it is 34% more than planned and 19,8% (+221,6 thousand tonnes) more than last year.

Dry Bulk Week 44: The Baltic Briefing
04 November 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

High iron ore prices erode steelmaker profits
04 November 2019: Chinese steelmaker profits plunged in the third quarter, hit by soaring costs of iron ore due to falling global supplies of the main ingredient used in steelmaking.

Peel Ports Runcorn Docks fully open for business
04 November 2019: Peel Ports Group has marked the full reopening of Runcorn Docks on the Manchester Ship Canal, following a £4million programme of works.

Grindrod Shipping announces new financing arrangement, fleet update and share repurchases
01 November 2019: Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd, a global provider of maritime transportation services in the drybulk and product tanker sectors, announced a number of transactions relating to a new financing arrangement, its fleet and share repurchases.

Rio Tinto well positioned to sustain strong returns
01 November 2019: Rio Tinto is well positioned to continue generating strong returns, building on a track record of $32 billion returned to shareholders since 2016...

Port of Rotterdam Authority scales back Brexit measures
31 October 2019: Following recommendations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has again put its preparatory measures for a No-Deal Brexit on hold.

The IIPD Embarks on its First Capital Project in Decades
30 October 2019: Illinois International Port District announces start of the Butler Drive Rehabilitation Project (BDRP)

Lydia Oldendorff sets record at Puerto Bolivar & Antwerp
29 October 2019: The Lydia Oldendorff (207,562 tdw built 2015) has set a record as the largest vessel to load coal at Puerto Bolivar, Colombia.

Number of Baltic disputes down
29 October 2019: It has been a quieter year for the Baltic Exchange’s dispute resolution team, with the overall number of cases down on 2018.

Shi.E.L.D. sees growth in Vietnam’s booming coal transhipment sector
29 October 2019: Shi.E.L.D. Services, the transhipment logistics leader, is seeing growing potential in the Vietnam coal sector as imports rose 108% from January to July this year, when compared to the same period in 2018.

Dry Bulk Week 43 - The Baltic Briefing
28 October 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Essar Ports posts record cargo growth
28 October 2019: Company clocks 27.29 MT throughput in H1FY20, with an overall growth of 20.07%

"K" Line launching bulk carrier "Cape Discovery"
25 October 2019: Launching of a 200,000-dwt bulk carrier "CAPE DISCOVERY" today, at the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000- dwt ton Capesize bulker "CAPE DISCOVERY" has been completed.

The Russians are coming for Asia and Europe’s coal markets
25 October 2019: Life is set to get even more difficult for major coal exporters with Russia planning to increase shipments of the fuel and the cost advantages appearing increasingly stacked in its favour.

Shipowners trust VIKING to manage safety
24 October 2019: For the last decade, the ‘VIKING Shipowner Agreement’ has been a widely recognised concept among commercial ship and offshore asset owners looking to gain safety related efficiencies...

Siwertell unloader delivered for South Texas cement handling operation
24 October 2019: Bruks Siwertell has delivered a high-capacity Siwertell ST 640-M screw-type ship unloader to South Texas Cement’s terminal in the US port of Corpus Christi.

China’s 2019 coal imports set to rise more than 10%
23 October 2019: China, the world’s top coal buyer, is on track to boost imports of the fuel by more than 10% this year, traders and analysts said on Tuesday, countering earlier expectations that shipments would be capped by Beijing at the same level as 2018.

Bedeschi strengthens its presence in North Africa
22 October 2019: As part of its strategic development plan, OCP Group has chosen once again Bedeschi as EPC contractor for the enhancement of Jorf Lasfar plant and port with the aim of increasing the fertilizers sea freight shipping.

Going overboard? Shipping rules seen shifting pollution from air to sea
22 October 2019: New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see more sulphur and nitrates dumped into the oceans, analysts and civil society leaders say.

Shipowners, are you making the right choice?
22 October 2019: Today when the world is racing towards achieving reduced carbon emissions, reduction in GHGs across all the industries, we should take cognisance of the fact that to produce 1 ton of Iron, it takes a tailing of around 2.5 - 3 Tons of iron ore...

Belgium’s Antwerp and Zeebrugge ports start talks for possible merger
21 October 2019: 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
21 October 2019: Roundup of last weeks Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Global economy slows, recession risk hangs in the balance
21 October 2019: 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
21 October 2019: 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
18 October 2019: A broader vision: De Michieli sets PEMA’s sights on accelerating change in the global ports sector.

Port of Antwerp: dry bulk boosts growth
18 October 2019: 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
17 October 2019: 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
17 October 2019: 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
17 October 2019: 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
16 October 2019: 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
16 October 2019: 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
16 October 2019: 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
16 October 2019: 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
15 October 2019: 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
15 October 2019: 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
15 October 2019: 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
14 October 2019: 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
14 October 2019: 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
11 October 2019: 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
10 October 2019: 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
10 October 2019: Metso expands its mobile crushing and screening solutions offering for the aggregates industry with an extensive new product portfolio.

Damen hosts keel-laying celebration for Hanson's aggregate dredger
09 October 2019: Damen Shipyards Galati recently hosted a celebration marking the keel-laying of a Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 for Hanson UK.

IMF and World Bank’s New Leaders Warn of Deteriorating Global Outlook
09 October 2019: The new leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank warned in twin speeches of a deteriorating global economic outlook, just a week before they will lead the annual meetings of their institutions for the first time.

Global metallurgical coke demand slows as steel demand wanes
08 October 2019: A slowdown in the global steel industry and the start up of coke oven capacities in Southeast Asia has resulted in the decline in the global consumption of metallurgical coke, market sources said.

SDLG machines bring high cooling efficiency to Indian port
08 October 2019: Golden Shipping & Trading is using seven SDLG wheel loaders to efficiently run operations in Visakhapatnam Port in India.

Dry Bulk Week 40: The Baltic Briefing
07 October 2019: Capesize - The market floundered this week as it attempted to find a floor after the previous weeks plunge. Demand remained weak across most routes...

India seaborne thermal coal demand up after major domestic mine flooded
07 October 2019: Severe flooding at one of Coal India’ largest mines has pushed up demand for imported thermal coal, market sources said.

Nippon paint marine adds product tank protection to its self-indicating noa range
07 October 2019: Nippon Paint Marine has added to its NOA range of self-indicating epoxy coatings with a new system specially developed to protect chemical and product carrier tanks from corrosion and cargo contamination...

Lessons learnt from a collision while overtaking
04 October 2019: UK P&I Club comments

South Africa Seeks Coal Price Cuts to Avert Eskom Collapse
04 October 2019: South Africa is pushing coal producers to cut prices to help save Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the debt-stricken power utility that threatens to unravel the country’s finances.

Cimbria and GSI make up the largest supplier to the grain and seed industry globally
03 October 2019: What Cimbria’s turnkey plants have in common is that they meet the individual requirements that our customers have.

Ultramax 2030 – a team effort for eco-friendly design
03 October 2019: Oshima Shipbuilding and classification society DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs.

BIMCO points to ships’ power as a means to curb emissions
02 October 2019: BIMCO has submitted a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the GHG savings already achieved through slower steaming.

Mantsinen launches new dry bulk handling solution for ports
02 October 2019: Mantsinen brings a new materials handling machine, Mantsinen 140, to the market. It is the first portal machine of this size with turning wheels, which enables sideways movement and efficient use in limited space.

GB Railfreight Under New Ownership
01 October 2019: GB Railfreight recently announced that EQT’s infrastructure portfolio company, Hector Rail Group, has sold the business to Infracapital – the unlisted infrastructure equity arm of M&GPrudential.

JZR manufactures their first conveyor
01 October 2019: Jastrzebskie Zaklady Remontowe, a JSW Group company, presented the first bottom scraper conveyor produced with its own resources and according to its own design.

Korean Shipbuilders Focus on Eco-Friendly and Smart Ships
01 October 2019: The three major Korean shipbuilders are making all-out efforts to develop technology for eco-friendly and smart ships.

Report: European Coal
01 October 2019: Subdued prospects for Europe’s coal imports

Dry Bulk Week 39 - The Baltic Briefing
30 September 2019: This week marked further considerable decline in rates for the Capesize market.

Mantsinen Launches a new material handling solution for ports
30 September 2019: Mantsinen brings a new material handling machine, Mantsinen 140, to the market. It is the first portal machine of this size with turning wheels, which enables sideways movement...

Ships set to burn raw crude oil to beat new clean fuel rules
30 September 2019: For almost three years, the oil industry has been puzzling over how to supply merchant ships with fuel that will meet tough new environmental standards.

McQuilling and IFCHOR form Latin American JV
27 September 2019: Leading independent shipbrokers McQuilling Partners, Inc. and IFCHOR are pleased to announce the formation of McQ-IFCHOR SA, a joint venture focused on the Latin American dry bulk chartering and advisory services...

Private exporters report sale of 581,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China: USDA
27 September 2019: The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday said private exporters reported the sale of 581,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China...

BIMCO Secretary General To Step Down
26 September 2019: “In six successful years, Angus Frew has moved BIMCO to the forefront of the shipping industry and made sure our members’ opinions and positions are listened to at the highest levels of government.

EU’s key port coal stocks swell to 4-month high
26 September 2019: Coal stocks at northwest European dry bulk terminals have risen to four-month highs as low river levels result in reduced barge shipments to inland plants.

Handling giant 86m pressure vessel proves no pressure for AAL!
26 September 2019: Leading project heavy lift carrier AAL has completed the successful handling and transport of an impressive cargo of South Korean-engineered petrochemical plant components, from Pyeongtaek to Map Ta Phut.

Update: ClassNK Advises Existing Ships to Install Ballast Water Management Systems Early On
26 September 2019: The status has now been updated based on the latest data and the Society has confirmed that installation deadlines for many of its registered ships are still concentrated in the year 2022.

Video: Hydrogen-powered tug is world first for Port of Antwerp
26 September 2019: Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This unique “Hydrotug” is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.

Australia allows Newcastle port to raise shipping fees
25 September 2019: Australia will allow the major coal export hub of Newcastle to raise its shipping charges on Tuesday after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg let stand a recommendation by a competition regulator that will let the port set higher fees.

China approves seven Argentine soy crushers for meal exports
25 September 2019: China has approved soymeal exports from seven soybean crushing plants in Argentina, the South American country’s agriculture ministry said.

Crusher Feeding with AUMUND Arched Plate Conveyors
24 September 2019: In 2015 Cementownia Warta was the first Polish company to make the decision to install an AUMUND Arched Plate Conveyor, for hopper discharge of clinker and sticky raw materials such as natural gypsum.

Algoma agreement to acquire Croatian-built bulker
23 September 2019: Algoma has announced it has reached an agreement with 3Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. of Croatia under which Algoma will acquire a new Equinox Class 650’ self-unloading dry bulk carrier upon completion of the vessel by the shipyard.

Dry Bulk Week 38: The Baltic Briefing
23 September 2019: Capesize - The market trended down over this past week, breaking the market out of its upward trending range...

Dust Controlled Imports at Port of Rosyth’s New Agri-bulk Hub
20 September 2019: The Port of Rosyth welcomed their new SAMSON ecological hopper into the port for commissioning.

British Ports Association Publishes Business Confidence Survey
19 September 2019: Maritime industry professionals remain confident about the year ahead despite wider uncertainty, according to new data published by the British Ports Association yesterday.

Panama Canal Signs Agreement with Port of Rotterdam
19 September 2019: The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam signed a Memorandum Understanding (MOU) to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South America.

STEMM has successfully developed “Smart Grabs”
19 September 2019: These grabs work at a different speed depending on the resistance they find when manipulating different products, diverse and mixed.

Ship operating costs decline for seventh year in succession
17 September 2019: International accountant and shipping consultant BDO says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.8% in 2018, compared to the 1.3% fall for 2017.

Dry Bulk Week 37: The Baltic Briefing
16 September 2019: Capesize - Overall it was a negative week for the Capesize market, with many routes losing ground. A limited amount of timecharter appeared, with most activity seemingly centred on voyage basis.

Game-changing VIKING LifeCraft™ gets 100% approval
16 September 2019: VIKING’s entire LifeCraft™ system has now obtained flag state approval as a novel life-saving appliance to be installed on passenger ships for the utmost safety in evacuation emergencies.

Global economy ‘far’ from recession, IMF official says
16 September 2019: Trade tensions are weighing on growth across the world, but the International Monetary Fund is “far” from forecasting a global recession, an IMF official told Reuters on Friday...

Engineered class bulk conveying systems from TAIM WESER
13 September 2019: TAIM WESER specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and supply of tailor-made solutions to meet the industry challenges of today with tomorrow’s technologies.

No kernel left behind: move grain faster, smarter, & safer
13 September 2019: Grain is a vital commodity in the bulk handling market, and the equipment that is used to handle it will work better, cleaner and faster, saving time and money, with the use of vibration.

United Kingdom’s most important innovation accolade goes to Bühler’s optical sorting
13 September 2019: Bühler has received the United Kingdom’s most prestigious innovation award – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for its optical sorting technology...

ASGCO® Announces Tri-Lateral Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®
12 September 2019: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” announces a tri-lateral distribution, manufacturing and intellectual partnership agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®.

Baltic Exchange launches new ship operating expenses assessment
12 September 2019: The Baltic Exchange has launched a new assessment to track the cost of operating vessels. Initially covering a range of dry bulk vessels, the service will also be expanded to tankers and other sectors.

China opens soymeal market to No. 1 exporter Argentina in ‘historic’ deal
12 September 2019: China will allow the import of soymeal livestock feed from Argentina for the first time under a deal announced by Buenos Aires on Tuesday

Global Shiploader and Unloader Market to reach US$65 850 million by 2025
12 September 2019: According to a recent report published by Zion Market Research on August 30, 2019, the global shiploader and unloader market was USD 52,725 million in 2018 and is expected to reach around USD 65,850 million by 2025

T. Parker Host subsidiary to buy United Bulk Terminals Davant facility
12 September 2019: Host Davant, a subsidiary of T. Parker Host, has reached an agreement to acquire Marquard & Bahls' United Bulk Terminals Davant facility, according to a company statement Friday.

Tipping point?
12 September 2019: Containerized bulk transport continues to make its mark

Delivery of Coal Carrier “CORONA CITRUS” for Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.
11 September 2019: “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “CORONA CITRUS,” an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Headquarters of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on 11 September 2019.

Konecranes wins order from Texas for mobile harbor cranes
11 September 2019: In June of this year, Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes to increase its dockside handling capacity in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, USA...

Liebherr opens new subsidiary in Hamburg Port
11 September 2019: Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH is investing approximately 20 million euros in a new subsidiary in Hamburg Port. The official handover took place on 6th September 2019.

NORDEN establishes targeted decarbonisation role
10 September 2019: NORDEN has established a new, dedicated decarbonisation position to drive NORDEN’s decarbonisation efforts and meet the company’s ambitious emission reduction targets.

Shoreham welcomes first Barrett Steel shipment
10 September 2019: Shoreham Port was delighted to welcome the first shipment of steel to the Barrett Steel site this week, following the assignment of the lease for the steel premises at the Port on Tuesday 20th August.

Bruks Siwertell’s proven technology secures new shiploader contract
09 September 2019: Bruks Siwertell has secured repeat business from US company Martin Operating Partnership, in Beaumont, Texas, in the form of a new ship loader capable of safely and reliably handling sulfur prill at high capacities.

Dry Bulk Week 36: The Baltic Briefing
09 September 2019: Capesize -The market reached new heights this week as the 5TC topped $38,014, a level not seen in the sector since 2013.

Port of Tilbury celebrates 50th anniversary of grain terminal
09 September 2019: In September, Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, marks the 50th anniversary of its grain terminal, the UK’s largest terminal for the import and export of grain.

Coal's decline could cost US railroads billions in revenue by 2030, says Moody's
06 September 2019: The erosion in coal demand from utilities over the next decade will significantly affect US freight railroads' coal shipments and revenues, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report.

Spain could exit coal 5 years early in 2025
06 September 2019: Current market conditions in Spain could force the country to phase out coal-fired capacity five years earlier than originally planned in 2025, Jose Bogas, CEO of Spanish utility Endesa, said on Thursday.

Belvelly Port Facility Consults on New Site Masterplan
05 September 2019: ‘Former IFI Site at Marino Point could become a Dynamic Industrial Hub’

Bristol Port supports delivery of significant environmental benefits in Hinkley Point C project
05 September 2019: Bristol Port in the UK is supporting the delivery of significant environmental benefits in the construction of Hinkley Point C power station by keeping 100,000 lorries off the roads in the surrounding county of Somerset.

Massive track investment by DB Cargo UK
05 September 2019: DB Cargo UK has started work on a multi-million programme of investment to improve track and rail infrastructure at three key sites.

Port of Ayr celebrates new Bute Terminal opening
05 September 2019: The Port of Ayr has celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Bute Terminal which will help support customers in Scotland’s agricultural sector and enhance the wider economic prosperity of the region.

Report: Conveying biomass – a guide to belt selection
05 September 2019: Conveyor belts carrying biomass have to face the perfect storm; they operate in highly explosive, combustible environ­ments.

Brazil’s August soybean exports at 5.32 mil mt, down 34.4% on year
04 September 2019: Brazil exported 5.32 million mt of soybeans in August, down 34.4% year on year and declining 32% on the month, according to the Secretariat of Foreign Trade of Brazil.

Bühler calls on industry to act now for a sustainable future
04 September 2019: How can we feed a global population of nearly 10 billion people and help fulfill their mobility needs in 2050 whilst respecting the limits of the planet? Industry must become part of the solution.

Capotex: trusted supplier of conveyor belt covers since 1996
03 September 2019: Capotex is a Spanish company which specializes in the cover and protection of conveyor belts. It was founded in 1996, and has covered more than 400,000 metres of belt conveyors in over 50 countries.

Grindrod sells its investment in NWK
03 September 2019: During August 2019, Grindrod announced as part of its strategic review process, its intention to dispose of certain non-core businesses which included its agricultural investments in NWK and Senwes.

Konecranes supplies first MHC to Townsville Marine Logistics
03 September 2019: This summer, Townsville Marine Logistics Pty Ltd, on the northeastern coast of Australia, received an electric Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane.

Port of Amsterdam transhipment increases in the first half of 2019
03 September 2019: Transhipment in the North Sea Canal Area of the seaports of Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad rose in the first half of 2019 to 54.1 million t, an increase of 7%.

Cachapuz Bilanciai Group: weighing innovation and experience
02 September 2019: Cachapuz is a very well-known and respected weighing company in Portugal. It is nationally renowned for the design, production and marketing of weighing equipment.

Cleveland Cascades responds to demand for more — and larger — chutes to meet the needs of the growing grain market
02 September 2019: Cleveland Cascades Ltd. of the UK has refined and improved its Cascade chute system over a period of almost three decades now.

Dry Bulk Week 35: The Baltic Briefing
02 September 2019: Capesize - The market continued to firm all week, with the 5TC closing on Friday at $34,583, up $4,146 for the week. This marks a new high for the year and a remarkable lift from the lows of 3 April 2019

EDGE truck unloader provides cost-effective loading solution at Greenwich Wharf
02 September 2019: Barge loading has been an essential part of Tarmac’s operation at Greenwich Wharf. This has led to the recent investment of a EDGE Innovate RTU220 Radial Truck Unloader (RTU).

First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board bulk carriers
02 September 2019: ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod® electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers.

Germany relies on VIGAN for grain handling
02 September 2019: With around 9 million tonnes of grain milled per year, Germany is one of Europe’s leading producers of grains and oilseeds.

MacGregor secures four 8,000 dwt bulk carrier hatch cover shipsets from Cochin Shipyard, India
02 September 2019: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, secured a turnkey contract to deliver 4 shipsets of weather deck hydraulic operated folding hatch covers for 8,000 dwt coal carriers.

MOL & Tosyalı Holding Sign Memorandum of Agreement
02 September 2019: The agreement embodies “comprehensive strengths that enable the provision of one-stop solutions to the various transportation needs of customers”

Versatility of mobile equipment helps business development
02 September 2019: The strength of this kind of equipment is based on many advantages it has compared to larger machines that are used in the fixed solutions.

Dual-loop waste heat recovery project with ORC technology been awarded to CTP Italy
30 August 2019: CTP Team Italy signed a turnkey EPC contract for Waste Heat Recovery with Sonmez Cimento Yapi ve Madencilik, in March 2019...

SENNEBOGEN offers more choices for the 870 E AND 875 E Hybrid models
30 August 2019: The capabilities of SENNEBOGEN’s port specialists were on large display at the recent edition of Bauma, where the firm demonstrated its 875 E Series Hybrid model...

Singapore Shipping Association wins Best Maritime Organisation Award at the Shiptek International Maritime Awards 2019
30 August 2019: The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) was recognised as the Best Maritime Organisation at the 11th Shiptek International Maritime Awards 2019...

ClipperData: More U.S. Soybean Shipments En Route to China
29 August 2019: Much of the trade war with China for agriculture has centered around soybeans. For more than a year, President Trump said China promised to buy large amounts of U.S. agricultural commodities, including soybeans....

Port of Esbjerg becomes an international heavyweight
29 August 2019: The Port of Esbjerg is expanding its crane capacity with the world's largest mobile harbour crane, the Liebherr LHM 800. The new machine has a total height of 48 metres and a boom length of 66 metres.

SENNEBOGEN to bring the world's largest material handler to North America in 2020
29 August 2019: SENNEBOGEN, global manufacturer of purpose-built material handlers, has announced plans to deliver the first of its new record-setting 895 E Series model to North American customers next year...

A colossus for Canada: thyssenkrupp ships 5,500-ton iron ore handling system
28 August 2019: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is developing and building a new materials handling system for one of the most remote and challenging locations in the world: an iron ore port in northern Canada.

Environmentally friendly coal loading at the new terminal in Riga
28 August 2019: New terminals on the island of Krievu in Latvia form the modern infrastructure for loading coal in the port of Riga. Vollert supplied a DER 100 shunting robot to the terminal operator SIA STREK.

Fuchs enters the Carolinas with long-term distributor, Company Wrench
28 August 2019: Fuchs®, a Terex brand of material handlers, has increased its foothold in North America with the Carolinas now being covered by their reputable long-term distributor, Company Wrench.

thyssenkrupp Materials Services invests over €70 million in European sites
28 August 2019: Expansion of warehousing and logistics capacities in Germany, Poland and Hungary. Automation and digitalization significantly boost productivity.

Bühler and Premier Tech to form a strategic cooperation
27 August 2019: Swiss Bühler Group and Premier Tech from Canada, today announced the formation of a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions.

Dry Bulk Week 34: The Baltic Briefing
27 August 2019: Similar to other sizes, it was one of the most exciting weeks for the Baltic Supramax Index (BSI), with a surge from all areas.

Indonesian bulker carrying nickel ore disappears
27 August 2019: Search and rescue teams are scouring eastern Indonesia after a bulk carrier carrying nickel ore with 25 people onboard sent a distress signal yesterday.

Kmarin orders four VLOCs at Chinese yards
27 August 2019: South Korea ship investment firm Kmarin (Kukje Maritime) has placed orders at two Chinese yards for a further four 325,000 dwt guaibamax bulk carriers...

Shawmut Equipment opens new facility in Halifax to help support demand for Manitowoc cranes
27 August 2019: The long-time Manitowoc Cranes partner opened a new facility in the Halifax, Nova Scotia region, where its customer base has been consistently expanding.

Indonesia to enforce IMO 2020 rule on all shipping after initial pushback plans
23 August 2019: The country is fully committed to enforcing the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 rule on all Indonesian-flagged vessels both for domestic and foreign shipping...

Powerscreen launches the Premiertrak™ 330
23 August 2019: Powerscreen, one of the world leaders in the crushing and screening industry prepares to launch the most recent addition to their jaw crushing range, the Powerscreen® Premiertrak™ 330.

EuroChem purchases 10% shareholder stake
22 August 2019: EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company, announced yesterday the buy-back of a 10% stake in the Group from former Chief Executive Officer Dmitry Strezhnev.

New Trade Figures: Ports Welcome Steady Performance Despite Political Uncertainty
22 August 2019: The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Annual UK Port Freight Statistics for 2018.

New figures show UK economy a little larger than thought
21 August 2019: Britain’s economy is slightly larger than previously thought, according to new official estimates published on Tuesday that take into account new methodology and data.

Port of Tallinn named as one of Europe’s best in ‘Ones to Watch’
21 August 2019: Port of Tallinn has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards

Ukraine’s DTEK to import 400,000 mt of coal from Colombia
21 August 2019: Ukraine’s largest producer of power from fossil fuels, DTEK, will import at least 400,000 mt of coal from Colombia within the next few months, Maksym Tymchenko, DTEK general manager, said Tuesday.

Wallem bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
21 August 2019: ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the U.S. Coast Guard successfully retrieved a crew of eight Indonesian fishermen adrift for over a week...

Historic record at the Port of Gdansk
20 August 2019: The Port of Gdansk summed up the first half of 2019. It beat last year’s record, achieving a 9% increase compared to the first six months of 2018.

NORDEN signs long-term shipping contract with Enviva
20 August 2019: NORDEN has contracted with Enviva to transport 1.3 - 1.5 million t of wood pellets from the US to Europe over a six year period.

thyssenkrupp equips one of Russia’s major seaports
20 August 2019: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions supplies a new coal handling system to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) in Russia.

Dry Bulk Week 33: The Baltic Briefing
19 August 2019: The Capesize market was buoyant in both basins this week, posting gains across the board. After bottoming out the previous week, rates were seen to quickly rise.

FAMUR: manufacturer of high-quality bulk handling and mining equipment
19 August 2019: The FAMUR Group has over a hundred years of experience, and offers advanced engineering expertise, both of which contribute to increasing the efficiency and safety of its customers’ solutions.

Dome Technology: Grain domes benefit from capacity, no-entry systems and high throughput
16 August 2019: As multi-faceted as grain processing is, choosing a sophisticated storage and handling system is key, writes Rebecca Long Pyper for Dome Technology.

Eagle Bulk moves European commercial operations to Copenhagen
16 August 2019: US-based dry bulk owner Eagle Bulk has established of a new commercial office in Copenhagen, relocating from its existing base in Hamburg.

Global Grain Geneva 2019
16 August 2019: At this year's Global Grain Geneva 2019 you will be able to hear from the world's largest brewer and a huge grain end-user, AB InBev.

Port of Everett names Lisa Lefeber next CEO
15 August 2019: The Port of Everett Commission voted 3-0 to approve a contract naming the Port’s Deputy Executive Director Lisa Lefeber the next CEO, effective October 16, 2019.

Siwertell road-mobile capabilities added to Ashdod's sulfur operations
15 August 2019: Bruks Siwertell has secured a further Siwertell ship unloader order from Israel’s Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15 August 2019: Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the technical manager for the Stove Shipping AS (Stove) vessels, Stove Friend and Stove Tide.

Metso’s Shaorui business launches new mobile aggregates equipment range in China
14 August 2019: Metso’s Shaorui business introduces its first range of mobile crushing and screening equipment especially designed for the price and quality conscious mid-market segment.

Port of Johnstown's $10M makeover
14 August 2019: Will help satiate booming demand for Canadian grain.

Siwertell ship unloader secures safe sulfur handling
14 August 2019: Bruks Siwertell has signed a contract with Ashdod Port Company Ltd for the delivery of a Siwertell ST 490-M screw-type ship unloader destined to serve Israel’s largest sea port.

ASGCO® announces their improved line of Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps
13 August 2019: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils their newly enhanced series of Sure Grip™ Conveyor Belt Clamps in their line of Safe-Guard® safety conveyor products.

New Thordon video makes TG100 seal installation a breeze
13 August 2019: Thordon Bearings has updated its TG100 seal installation requirements to facilitate cost-effective installation at all shipyards with the release of new instructional videos.

Ports of Auckland buy world's first electric tug
13 August 2019: Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug.

Bringing value to customers: innovative mills services from QSL
12 August 2019: As a long time partner and key player in the handling and transshipping of iron ore, QSL has now extended its scope of services provided to customers.

Buttimer’s DOCKSOLID ship-unloading hoppers
12 August 2019: Flexibility and optional customization make Buttimer’s DOCKSOLID ship-unloading hoppers a popular choice

China’s commodity imports surge, confound trade war fears
12 August 2019: Forget the drop in the dollar value of China’s imports in July, the important numbers were the bumper purchases of major commodities including crude oil, coal, iron ore and copper.

Dry Bulk Week 32: The Baltic Briefing
12 August 2019: Weekly shipping updates from The Baltic Exchange

Impala Terminals Burnside, Louisiana: essential link in the commodity chain
12 August 2019: Impala Terminals Burnside in Ascension Parish, Louisiana is Impala’s state-of-the-art bulk facility in the US for coal, petroleum coke, bauxite, alumina and other dry commodities.

Pipe conveyor cleaning up legacy of coal operation in Belgium
12 August 2019: In Wallonia, southern Belgium, the BEUMER Group Pipe Conveyor has been transporting fly ash quietly and dust-free as part of a project that will eventually see the residue from a former operating coal-fired power plant emptied to create a nature park.

REMA TIP TOP: Market Offensive in Australia
12 August 2019: The German based global company REMA TIP TOP increases its activities in the important Australian market

Rotterdam launches new digital shipping entity
12 August 2019: Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new company PortXchange to make digital shipping app Pronto available to ports worldwide

New Konecranes retrofit helps customers connect to even more of their crane fleet
09 August 2019: Konecranes launched a TRUCONNECT® retrofit which brings the industry’s leading real-time, data-driven remote monitoring to owners of Demag cranes.

New video shows how CSL self-unloading ships contribute to sustainability of land reclamation
09 August 2019: CSL’s MV Tertnes, a 11,429 DWT CSL self-unloading bulk carrier,has been operating in Monaco since September 2018 servicing the ambitious Portier Cove land reclamation project under way in the Principality.

Bedeschi strengthens its presence as supplier of complete turnkey plants
08 August 2019: Bedeschi is an historic Italian company, which is a major supplier of bulk handling and onshore and offshore logistics solutions.

Establishing an effective structural maintenance strategy with CWA Engineers
08 August 2019: Inspection and Sampling: Inspecting equipment & structures, sampling cargoes, and overall quality control

Port of Montréal resumes grain operations, with great success
08 August 2019: The Port of Montréal is a major diversified transshipment centre operated by the Montréal Port Authority (MPA), writes the port’s VP Growth and Development Tony Boemi.

Unloading with ease
08 August 2019: Efficient ship-unloading systems ease the cargo handling process

COSCO Shipping strengthen cooperation with MacGregor
07 August 2019: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a framework purchasing agreement with COSCO Shipping to support MacGregor spare parts and service of equipment installed on their fleet of more than 1000 ships operating worldwide.

Softer capesize demand drags down Baltic index
07 August 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index fell for an eleventh straight session on Tuesday to nearly one-month lows, pushed down by lower rates for capesize vessels...

KINSHOFER offers re-handling clamshell buckets for dry bulk loading
06 August 2019: KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers a line of robust, cylinderless re-handling clamshell buckets for loading bulk materials.

Pacific Basin Remains Optimistic on Dry Bulk Market Recovery
06 August 2019: One of the world’s leading dry bulk shipping companies, today announced the unaudited condensed consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

The 340-Mile Line of Ships Waiting to Clean Up Their Act
06 August 2019: Head to the shipyards of Shanghai, Singapore or Hamburg and you’ll soon find them full to the brim with vessels rushing to clean up their act.

"K" Line and Namura Shipbuilding announnce joint AIP for LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier
05 August 2019: Work on this joint project for the development of an LNG-fuelled ore carrier has complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements.

Dry Bulk Week 31: The Baltic Briefing
05 August 2019: Having hit a high of $32,963 early last week, the Capesize 5TC now stands at $25,749. This is over 20% of its value lost in 10 days.

India, World’s No.2 Coal Buyer, Plans to Cut Imports by a Third
05 August 2019: India’s coal ministry is preparing a plan to cut imports of the fuel by at least a third over the next five years, counting on an increase in domestic production and a jump in renewable output.

Major developments taking place at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
05 August 2019: Every year, approximately 100 ships, 400 barges, 300,000 trucks, 12,000 railcars and 200 laker vessels move cargo through the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

Port of Tyne welcomes Freeports
05 August 2019: The Port of Tyne in North East England is one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, a vital trading gateway to global markets.

US June coal exports total 7.2 million mt, down 21.6%
05 August 2019: US coal exports totaled 7.2 million mt in June, down 12.6% from May and down 21.6% from the year-ago month, according to US Census data

Ahead of IMO 2020, The Panama Canal asserts its role as the Green Route
02 August 2019: The Panama Canal continues to consolidate its role as a leader in sustainable shipping around the world.

One of the world’s biggest cement producers chooses laboratory automation from thyssenkrupp
02 August 2019: Anhui Conch Cement orders a total of four new polab® laboratory automation systems

Port “Yuzhny” is ahead of schedule by 40% in July
02 August 2019: SE STP “Yuzhny” handles 1 m and 312 thous. tonnes of cargo in July 2019, it is 40,2% more than planned.

Castor Maritime acquires new panamax vessel
01 August 2019: Through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, an agreement to purchase a 2001 Korean built Panamax dry bulk carrier from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of $6.7 million.

Diana Shipping reports financial results
01 August 2019: Diana Shipping Inc. has reported a net loss of US$1.3 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of US$2.7 million for the second quarter of 2019...

Freightliner jumbo train trial success
01 August 2019: Weighing 4,624 tonnes, this is the heaviest ‘jumbo’ train currently running in the UK.

Port of Immingham welcomes new customers
01 August 2019: ABP is pleased to announce new customers for the Port of Immingham this week.

Weak panamax, supramax rates push Baltic index to over 2-week low
31 July 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index fell for a sixth straight session to a more than two-week low on Tuesday following weak demand for panamax and supramax vessels.

Flexicon's drum dumping system conditions, discharges
30 July 2019: A new TIP-TITE® Drum Dumping System from Flexicon automatically conditions fibreboard drums containing bulk solid material...

Millions of tonnes of American soybeans have been shipped out to China
30 July 2019: Millions of tonnes of American soybeans have been shipped out to China, the latest progress in the purchase of U.S. agricultural products by Chinese enterprises after a June meeting...

Shipping industry needs to look beyond IMO 2020 to lower-carbon fuels
30 July 2019: As the International Maritime Organization enters a phase of curbing shipping industry emissions more robustly, the search is on for cleaner alternatives to high sulfur fuel oil to power marine freight worldwide.

China approves wheat, soy imports from Russia
29 July 2019: China has approved wheat imports from the Russian region of Kurgan, the Chinese customs office said on Friday, bringing Russia a step closer to its goal of dramatically increasing grain exports.

Dry Bulk Week 30: The Baltic Briefing
29 July 2019: Capesize - The market was a white knuckled ride this past week as a large downside movement shed value quickly leaving many in bewilderment.

Global Grain South America
29 July 2019: Ahead of Global Grain South America, some of our expert speakers have been sharing their thoughts on recent market developments

Peel Ports Sheerness Master Plan reaches significant milestone
29 July 2019: Peel Ports Group has reached a significant milestone at the Port of Sheerness Wellmarsh development as operations commence at a state-of-the-art timber treatment facility.

Silos installation for Muntons, UK
29 July 2019: The 14 conical bottom silos for storing malt provided by Prado Silos are already being installed

"K" Line takes delivery of 22nd ‘Corona’ series coal carrier
26 July 2019: K Line is proud to announce the delivery of “CORONA ZENITH,” an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Royal navy will protect UK-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz
26 July 2019: The British government said on Thursday its navy will accompany British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz to defend freedom of navigation...

The World Coal Leaders Network
26 July 2019: Full agenda now available

Port of Tyne first choice for award winning energy consultancy
25 July 2019: The Green Energy Advice Bureau have signed a three-year lease with the Port of Tyne after outgrowing their previous Headquarters at One Trinity Green, South Shields.

Yangtze Floods Swamp China’s Coal Demand
25 July 2019: Look at the coal yards surrounding China’s power plants and you’ll notice something strange happening.

China considers plan to boost purchases of US soybeans
24 July 2019: The Chinese government is in discussions with state and privately owned soybean buyers over a plan to raise purchases of US supplies...

Cimbria sells 16,000th Moduflex loading chute
24 July 2019: Cimbria recently sold its 16,000th Moduflex loading chute. The loading chute was included in an order to longtime dealer in Germany, Agrichema Schüttguttechnik GmbH.

Diana Shipping enters time charter contract with Cargill
24 July 2019: Through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Myrto.

Low water hampers Rhine river shipping in Germany
24 July 2019: Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have fallen after recent dry weather and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded on sections of the river, traders said on Tuesday.

Schenk Process wins Mina Justa contract
24 July 2019: Schenck Process will design, manufacture, supply and commission vibrating screens and feeders for the greenfield Mina Justa copper mine in Peru following a contract win.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place
24 July 2019: Last year the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) banned manual handling of coal at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) while deciding on a human rights petition filed with it some years ago.

Grain handling expertise with Buttimer Engineering
23 July 2019: Grain handling has been the cornerstone of Buttimer Engineering since their inception in 1978, originally providing equipment exclusively for the handling of bulk dairy and grain products

Brazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk
22 July 2019: The protein content in Brazilian soybeans fell for the first time in four harvests in 2018, according to preliminary government data...

China maintains top position in global shipbuilding industry
22 July 2019: China’s accomplished shipbuilding output in the first half of this year stood at 19.66 million deadweight tonnes, up 4.2 percent year on year...

CSL’s MV Cedarglen to set sail on final journey
22 July 2019: The bulk carrier Eda, formerly known as Cedarglen, will depart the Port of Montreal for the last time on July 21, 2019, bound for an eco-friendly recycling yard in Turkey.

Dry Bulk Week 29: The Baltic Briefing
22 July 2019: Capesize - Another week of gains as the Atlantic basin continues to be pressurised on tonnage and Brazilian cargoes keep up a steady flow...

NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations
22 July 2019: “There is no easy way to abandon ship,” writes Dag Pike. The author is one of the most experienced navigators in the world and speaks from experience, having been shipwrecked twice in the Atlantic.

Engineering consultants under the spotlight
19 July 2019: HPC uses international experience to assist bulk operators in the implementation of new facilities

NK Tehnologija’s container handling technology goes full tilt
19 July 2019: The Latvian company NK Tehnologija has been involved in a rather unique, and very successful project, for its client at the Port of Ust-Luga in Russia.

Railway wagons and tall containers easy to fill with new Dino XXL
19 July 2019: Goods can now be screened at the last moment before transfer

Rokla GmbH acquires Hartl Crusher
19 July 2019: Leading rotary cutter manufacturer Rokla expands into the crusher and screening bucket sector with the acquisition of Austrian specialist Hartl Engineering & Marketing.

Wallem reboots agency business with software for simpler workflows
19 July 2019: Wallem Group is rolling out cloud-based software to reduce paperwork and streamline workflows across its ship agency business.

Diana Shipping secures panamax charter to Ausca
18 July 2019: Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Selina with Ausca

Fumigation not fully effective in controlling certain grain cargo pests
18 July 2019: The fumigation of grain cargoes using certain pesticides, namely plant protection products, may not be effective in controlling insect larvae, resulting in cargo damage or loss.

Lightening the load with Hitachi’s wheel loaders
18 July 2019: Hitachi enhances durability and safety of ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders for special applications

Two Chinese ports halt customs clearances for coal imports
18 July 2019: Chinese customs is no longer permitting coal cargoes to enter the country at the ports of Jingtang and Caofeidian, said three coal traders, who were told by customs officials of the halt on Tuesday.

BHP introduces low emissions LNG dry bulk carrier
17 July 2019: BHP has released the world’s first bulk carrier tender for LNG-fuelled transport for up to 27 million tonnes of its iron ore.

Baltic index hits 5-1/2 year peak on robust capesize demand
16 July 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index hit a five-and-a-half-year high on Monday on the back of strong demand for capesize vessels shipping iron ore.

Mantsinen invests over 12 million on their Ylämylly factory in Finland
16 July 2019: Mantsinen Group, specializing in material handling machines and logistic services, will invest over 12 million euros in their factory facilities and equipment.

Queensland's coal reaches new export heights
16 July 2019: QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the 11 percent increase on the same month last year highlighted the increasing demand from world markets for Queensland’s coal.

Dry Bulk Week 28: The Baltic Briefing
15 July 2019: Panamax: Last Monday started very slowly with little appearing to trade anywhere. However, the market quickly continued its rapid rise as the Atlantic remained starved of early tonnage.

India: Iron ore shipments rise 15% YoY
15 July 2019: Iron ore cargo bounced back at major ports, rising 15.33 per cent year-on-year during April-June of this fiscal.

MacGregor receives clearance for TTS Group's marine and offshore businesses
15 July 2019: Cargotec’s MacGregor has received clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group

Nippon Paint Marine "reflects" on ship coatings
15 July 2019: Ship coatings of a darker hue absorb more heat, increase the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirement and, consequently, electrical load, resulting in higher fuel consumption and emissions.

Coal’s share of US power generation may fall to 11% by 2030
12 July 2019: Demand for US thermal coal will “erode significantly” between 2020 and 2030 as total use for US power generation could fall to as little as 11%...

UK sets ambitious targets to cut shipping emissions
12 July 2019: All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies

"K "line expands coal fleet with delivery of Corona Dynamic
11 July 2019: "K" Line is proud to announce the delivery of “CORONA DYNAMIC,” a 91,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on July 11, 2019.

ASGCO® Announces New Rotary Brush Cleaner™
11 July 2019: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to our line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products.

Strong demand for iron ore shipments propel Baltic index to 5-1/2 year high i
11 July 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose to its highest in more than five and a half years on Wednesday, driven by demand for capesize vessels shipping iron ore.

Wrist acquires Van Hulle
11 July 2019: Strengthening its position in the ARA market even further

EU’s total wheat exports down 4% on year in 2018-19
10 July 2019: The EU exported a total of 22 million mt of wheat in the 2018-19 marketing season (July-June), down 4% on the year, latest data from the EU Crops Market Observatory data showed.

Lauritzen Bulkers to open Dubai office
10 July 2019: Lauritzen Bulkers, the dry bulk division of J. Lauritzen, will open a new office in Dubai in August 2019 in addition to its offices in Copenhagen, Singapore and Stamford.

B&W awarded patent for innovative coal ash conveyor
09 July 2019: B&W’s Submerged Grind Conveyor enables realization of operation efficiencies and maintenance costs improvements

Bauxite Mining Market Growth Fueled by Increasing Primary Aluminium Production
09 July 2019: China and SEA & Pacific to Remain Dominant Regional Markets

Government to invest CAD$17m in Port of Belledune
09 July 2019: The Government of Canada will invest CAD$17m in the Port of Belledune to increase capacity and help move Canadian goods to international markets.

Piracy: West Africa Worst
09 July 2019: The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals

Wärtsilä: Benchmark hybrid solution for bulk carriers
09 July 2019: The technology group Wärtsilä has achieved a new technology benchmark with the introduction of the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier.

A New Gateway for Ukrainian Grain Exports
08 July 2019: NIBULON inaugurated Its 27th Terminal in Zaporizhzhia Region

Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope®-containing antifouling coating range
08 July 2019: A new antifouling coating containing the barnacle-repellent active agent Selektope® has been introduced to the market by Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). SEA PREMIER 3000 PLUS

Dry Bulk Week 27: The Baltic Briefing
08 July 2019: The Capesize market surged over the past week, reaching highs not seen since August last year. Widespread activity in both basins saw a week on week lift of $7,084 to settle at $26,444.

Chinese thermal coal demand to fall
05 July 2019: With launch of new power transmission line

Is the world economy spiralling towards another debt crisis?
05 July 2019: As governments across the globe struggle to restore their growth rates, a new spectre has come to haunt many of them: Unsustainable debt

ABP Humber expertly handle cranes being exported to Finland
04 July 2019: ABP stevedored the project cargo operation of crane components totalling almost 2000 tonnes, across three days.

Belfast Harbour takes delivery of Mantsinen 300M
04 July 2019: Cooper Specialised Handling has confirmed delivery of the world’s largest hydraulic crane to Belfast Harbour and that it has entered service.

Record low newbuild orders placed in Q2 2019
04 July 2019: The total number of bulker newbuild orders is down 73% for the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

thyssenkrupp aims to be climate neutral by 2050
04 July 2019: thyssenkrupp aims to be climate neutral from 2050 onwards. As early as 2030 the Group plans to cut emissions from production and outsourced energy by around 30 percent.

When mining is strong, Australia wins
04 July 2019: Australian mining sets new trade record

Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia
03 July 2019: During 25 Jun -1 Jul 19, one Category 2 incident and one attempted incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to ReCAAP ISC.

Ports launch first ever sector-wide health and safety plan
03 July 2019: Port Skills and Safety (“PSS”), the collective body for Safety and Skills in UK ports, today launched the first ever ports Sector Safety Plan

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL joint development project produces Bulk Carrier design to meet IMO 2030
03 July 2019: The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets.

Drought forces grain giant Australia to import wheat
02 July 2019: A cargo ship docked at a port south of Sydney last month carried a highly unusual product: wheat.

Long-term voyage contract for Emirates Global Aluminium
02 July 2019: “K”Line Group has long-term voyage contract with Emirates Global Aluminium(EGA) to carry Bauxite in bulk by capesize vessels

Dry Bulk Week 26: The Baltic Briefing
01 July 2019: Panamax - It was a strong week in the Atlantic with sources commenting they had rarely seen so few available ships on early positions...

Grindrod Shipping announces further extension of IVS Bulk fleet
01 July 2019: Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. announced a number of transactions for the purpose of modernizing its fleet and increasing its financial flexibility and liquidity.

Yara takes Siwertell ship unloader to the world's furthest reaches
01 July 2019: Bruks Siwertell has completed installation of a new 600t/h Siwertell ship unloader at Yara International’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal in Glomfjord; 5 kilometers into the Arctic Circle

Konecranes to supply Polish mobile harbour crane
28 June 2019: HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal SP (HES Gdynia), ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane for continuous duty bulk handling.

Slow pace of reforms spurring higher coal imports by Indian utilities
28 June 2019: Coal imports by Indian utilities are surging after the government failed to open the industry to competition, despite passing a liberalization policy 16 months ago...

FLSmidth wins contract for new cement plant in Morocco
27 June 2019: FLSmidth has won a contract to deliver a greenfield cement plant to a new customer in Morocco. The contract is worth DKK 335 million.

Port of Sept-Îles: Modernizing the Point-Aux-Basques terminal
27 June 2019: Announcements made confirming that two levels of government will participate in equal measure to modernize the Pointe-aux-Basques Terminal, for a total investment of more than $13.3 million

ABP Port King’s Lynn celebrates new contract with Palabora
26 June 2019: ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn has celebrated a new contract with the UK’s leading crude vermiculite distributor company following the port’s investment in a new £30 000 bagging plant

Containerized coal movements made easy with Container Rotation Systems
26 June 2019: The idea of moving bulk product in containers is growing in popularity, and the cargoes being transported in this way include coal.

Continued demand for TAKRAF Africa’s range of technologies
26 June 2019: TAKRAF Africa is handing over a complete woodchip conveying package as part of an expansion to a specialized cellulose production facility in South Africa.

Issues of unloading ammonium nitrate prill are eliminated with tubular drag conveyor system
26 June 2019: Hapman case study: The art and science of handling controlled, functional explosive material

KRÖGER grabs for coal handling
26 June 2019: Environmentally friendly grabs are gaining in importance

Largest Increase in Panamax Rates Since March 21st
26 June 2019: Panamax rates rose today by 3.4%, which marks their largest increase since March 21st.

China’s May thermal coal import rises 35% on year as market activity picks up
25 June 2019: China imported 20.68 million mt of thermal coal in May, up by about 19.3% from April and 34.8% from a year ago...

Liebherr LiUP® Crane Driver Elevator for Mobile Harbour Cranes
25 June 2019: The lift is capable of transporting up to two people or a payload of 200 kg

Port of Le Havre and the French Development Agency joined forces for the ports in developing countries
25 June 2019: The shipping sector plays a prevailing part in the growth of developing countries. The ports in emerging countries have nevertheless too often cope with numerous challenges...

Port of Rotterdam partners with four companies to improve sustainability and efficiency
25 June 2019: Port of Rotterdam Authority signed individual Letters of Intent (LoI) with four enterprising new companies that are expected to help make the port more sustainable, more efficient and ‘smarter’.

Dry Bulk Week 25: The Baltic Briefing
24 June 2019: Supramax - The BSI has been climbing since last Thursday and gradually back to the level last seen in early June.

Faltering Factories Cast a Dark Cloud Over the Global Economy
24 June 2019: Factory output is faltering in a number of key economies, darkening the outlook for the global economy and increasing the likelihood that leading central banks will respond with fresh stimulus.

Port of Coeymans upgrades to HKD Blue dust suppression equipment
24 June 2019: The company’s safe and efficient operations, as well as a strong commitment to environmental steward­ship, have contributed to its continued success and growth in the maritime industry.

SL Mining ships first iron ore delivery from Freetown Port in Sierra Leone
24 June 2019: This maiden shipment will be delivered to customers in China, with a second shipment expected to leave soon on MV Ultralaz carrying approximately 62,000 tonnes of iron ore concentrate.

China, U.S. to resume trade talks
21 June 2019: But China says demands must be met

Newcastle coal slips to 3-year low
21 June 2019: Asia’s benchmark coal price approached a three-year low of USD 70/t this week as mild summer temperatures continued to limit demand among some of Australia’s biggest coal customers.

MOL and Japanese shipyards design Next Generation Coal carrier ‘EeneX’
20 June 2019: The Next Generation design will contribute to clean energy transport.

AS Tallinna Sadam and PK Terminal OÜ sign co-operation agreement
19 June 2019: AS Tallinna Sadam recently signed a co-operation agreement and a building title agreement with PK Terminal OÜ for the development of a dry bulk and general cargo terminal in Muuga Harbour...

Australia lowers wheat export forecast by 18%
19 June 2019: Australia on Tuesday lowered its forecast for wheat exports over the 2019/20 season by nearly 18% as a drought wilts crops in the world’s No.4 exporter of the grain.

Concern over trade wars impacts shipping confidence
19 June 2019: Confidence in the shipping industry has fallen marginally over the past three months, largely as a result of ongoing concern over trade wars and increased regulation...

Fednav partners with CargoMetrics Technologies
18 June 2019: Fednav Limited has announced that it has entered into a Development Services Agreement with CargoMetrics Technologies LLC, a maritime innovation company.

Good start for HAROPA Ports
18 June 2019: HAROPA seaborne trade recorded a 5.1% overall growth with 40 Mt. This growth can be explained by the momentum of container, dry bulk and liquid bulk trades.

TMSA: the shiploading specialist
18 June 2019: TMSA – Bulk Handling Technology S/A is the biggest Latin American manufacturer of bulk solid material handling equipment, especially to port terminals, including shiploaders...

Dry Bulk Week 24: The Baltic Briefing
17 June 2019: Capesize - The market closed on a quiet Friday last week after a few hectic days of mid-week trading...

Japan is the world’s third-largest coal-importing country
17 June 2019: Japan imported more than 210 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2018, making it the world’s third-largest coal-importing country after only India and China.

Shiploading solutions from Bühler
17 June 2019: Bühler shiploaders (and its unloaders) offer their operators great versatility in their applications: whether mobile or stationary...

TBK Group for total solutions: keeping conveyors on track
17 June 2019: The company offers total solutions to its customers for complex problems relating to conveying, screening, separating, breaking, grounding and storing bulk products.

Building a network of sustainable ports
14 June 2019: In business, being the first to do something is typically a key competitive advantage. When it comes to the environment and sustainability, such a position brings with it responsibility.

Cleveland Cascades: mass flow principle minimizes dust and degradation
14 June 2019: Cleveland Cascades Ltd. of the UK has refined and improved its Cascade chute system over a period of almost three decades now.

Economou looking to acquire DryShips
14 June 2019: Economou looking to acquire DryShips Inc. through SPII Holdings

GRAB-CONNECT, Stemm's remote control service
14 June 2019: Grab-Connect allows you continuous remote monitoring, assessment and control of the grab...

Jotun signs agreement with world's largest shipbuilder
14 June 2019: Jotun has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world’s largest shipyards for a new type of marine paint that reduces solvent emissions by up to 90 percent.

Shiphandling the focus for Nautical Institute’s annual conference
14 June 2019: Opened by Agnes Wong Tin-yu, Director of Marine for Hong Kong SAR, yesterday's conference gave rise to a lively and stimulating debate on the subject of Shiphandling.

The Ports of Cork and Amsterdam to collaborate
14 June 2019: Today, Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam International, in the presence of His Majesty Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Máxima, as well as Minister Sigrid Kaag, signed a collaboration agreement in Cork.

Algoma increases its interest in Ocean Self-Unloader Pool
13 June 2019: Algoma Shipping yesterday announced the acquisition of the interest held by Oldendorff Carriers in the CSL International Pool has been finalised.

Argentina grain exporters ready to fill Mexico demand
13 June 2019: If trade strife continues between the United States and Mexico despite a deal struck on Friday, Argentine grain exporters are ready to step in to meet Mexican food demand...

IGC: 70 years of global market monitoring of grains, rice and oilseeds
13 June 2019: To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the International Grains Council (IGC)

Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV sign strategic co-operation
13 June 2019: The first design to result from the co-operation, the ‘Oshima Ultramax 2030’ leading to a 50% reduction in EEDI, was launched at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo.

Early-season coal demand high on Great Lakes
12 June 2019: Coal shipping on the United States’ Great Lakes opened at a brisk pace in 2019.

Global Grain South America
12 June 2019: Join the biggest annual gathering of the grain and oilseed communities in South America, when Global Grain returns to Sao Paolo in September.

Global Port Training names new CEO
12 June 2019: Global Port Training (GPT) announces that its board of directors has appointed Nico Berx as Chief Executive Officer.

SENNEBOGEN: New location for Customer Service Center
12 June 2019: With the new Customer Service Center, we are further developing our growth and service strategy.

Slower Growth From Unresolved Trade Tensions Harms Global Trade Volumes
12 June 2019: Economic growth around the world is slowing, and several governments – including Germany, China and South Korea – have announced stimulus packages to boost their economies.

The Clamshell Grab reinvented
12 June 2019: We believe in the power of innovation to help you increase your bulk handling efficiency. A wide range of applications, high productivity and an interesting price are important.

TOC Europe 2019
12 June 2019: One week until TOC Europe - the AGM for Ports & Terminals

Tower-mounted dust control extends reach, improves aiming
12 June 2019: A global innovator in open area dust control has introduced a new addition to its family of tower-mounted units, a massive suppressor that can project an engineered mist over a distance of more than 100 metres...

Vortex expands markets into Czech Republic & Slovakia
12 June 2019: Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has announced the appoint­ment of MillTech CZ sro as its representative agent in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

CDC announces expanded port operations at Brayton Point, Massachusetts.
11 June 2019: The Brayton Point Commerce Center is equipped with a 34-ft deep water port capable of berthing large trans-Atlantic merchant vessels – once used to import coal, the port will now be used for bulk cargo...

E-Cranes in coal handling
11 June 2019: With multiple successful operations throughout the world, E-Crane has proven to be a trusted, all-in-one solution for the coal handling industry.

EvoQuip announce North American open event
11 June 2019: EvoQuip and Emerald Equipment will host an open event in New Jersey on 25th & 26th July 2019. This exclusive event will showcase live working demos of the Bison 280, Cobra 230 & 230R as well as the entire Colt Range.

Meeting of the International Grains Council
11 June 2019: Members of the International Grains Council (IGC) convened for the 49th Council Session in London on 10 June 2019.

Quality standards and testing in the conveyor belt industry
11 June 2019: Who sets the standards? Dunlop’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ rip test in action.

Record sugar shipment handled at the Port of Paranagua.
11 June 2019: The Port of Paranaguá recorded a record bulk sugar shipment loading. The Caravos Glory vessel from the Marshall Islands (Oceania) shipped 58,175 tons to the Middle East.

Sucro Sourcing announces new refinery in Hamilton, Ontario.
11 June 2019: Sucro Sourcing announced the completion of its new granular sugar refinery in Hamilton, Canada. The refinery was completed with the support of the Port of Hamilton and will begin refining sugar immediately.

Bedeschi awarded shiploader contract
10 June 2019: Enviva has awarded Bedeschi S.p.a. the material handling and shiploading equipment contract for their new operation plant that is under construction in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Canadian dry bulk ports merge
10 June 2019: New Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority creates a bigger role for marine transportation in Southern Ontario.

Dry Bulk Week 23: The Baltic Briefing
10 June 2019: Capesize - The market continued in an unusually steady ascent last week. With no major news in the market, each day improved on the last, breaking with the recent boom bust volatility.

Global Grain Conference
10 June 2019: In case you wondered what went down at one of the biggest grain conferences in the world, Global Grain Geneva, take a look at this short highlights video.

India's Growing Demand
10 June 2019: The Indian economy is set to continue to overtake that of China in terms of growth

Odisha to put 36 mines for auction soon says minister
10 June 2019: The minister said there are 16 other mines ready to go for auction. Therefore, a total of 36 mines are ready for auction in Odisha.

The number one modern cone crusher in the world!
10 June 2019: Metso celebrates the milestone of 10,000 HP Series cone crushers sold.

Food prices rise amid weak production outlook for maize
07 June 2019: Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions.

IMF warns U.S.-China tariffs to slash global growth in 2020
06 June 2019: Current and threatened U.S.-China tariffs could slash global economic output by 0.5% in 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday...

J. Lauritzen: Reduced Number of Bulkers by 15 During First Quarter of 2019
06 June 2019: Dry cargo markets were negatively impacted by the Brazilian mining incident in early 2019

The importance of transparency in the global coal supply chain
06 June 2019: There is a growing desire to know how products are made, where the components come from, what is the carbon footprint of the product you hold in your hands.

"Dry Bulk Market Will Be Rewarding in Years to Come"
05 June 2019: Says Petros Panagiotidis, CEO of Castor Maritime Inc.

Sailing into a climate-challenged future....
05 June 2019: How will shipping cope?

Stemm expands digital offering revolutionizing industry 4.0
05 June 2019: Major grabs manufacturer Stemm is taking full advantage of today’s digital environment to improve its offering to its customers.

Cimbria supplies new plant to Lantmännen
04 June 2019: Cimbria has delivered a new, large intake system with pre-cleaning, drying and storage of grain for Lantmännen's new plant just outside Uppsala towards the Baltic Sea.

Less is more with Wilhelmsen’s heavy duty cargo hold cleaner
04 June 2019: Tested extensively both in the lab and in the hold, Wilhelmsen’s Unitor CargoClean HD further improves on the market-leading performance of its predecessor but requires just half the volume of chemicals previously needed.

New £3.5 Million Hybrid Crane Joins the ‘Dance’ of Cranes at the Port of Hull
04 June 2019: A new hybrid Liebherr harbour crane has been delivered to the Port of Hull.

China, India thermal coal imports hit multi-year highs in May
03 June 2019: Seaborne thermal coal imports by China and India hit multi-year highs in May, shipping data showed, contrasting with trends...

Dry Bulk Week 22: The Baltic Briefing
03 June 2019: Capesize - The market continued its steady ascent over the past week to improved levels.

Issue 21 of The Navigator keeps a ‘weather eye’
03 June 2019: How to forecast, prepare for and deal with the weather is the theme for the 21st issue of The Navigator...

Port of Trois-Rivieres receives Distinction Award
03 June 2019: Port of Trois-Rivieres’ has received the Distinction Award from the Association Quebecoise des Transports (AQTr)...

VIKING and Norsafe sailing under same flag at Nor-Shipping
03 June 2019: Following last year’s acquisition of Norwegian lifeboat builder Norsafe by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the two companies are joining forces at Nor-Shipping to showcase their complete safety solution.

Diana Shipping enters charter deal with Uniper
31 May 2019: Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Leto with Uniper

Drive solutions for continuous conveyors
31 May 2019: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers powerful drive systems for transporting bulk materials that are characterised by maximum reliability, safety and robustness...

Newcastle eyes 2019 low as China stocks swell
31 May 2019: Asia pacific coal prices have eased amid swelling Chinese inventories and pressure on miners in the world’s biggest coal consumer to bring down the cost of domestic supply, analysts said on Thursday.

ABB launches Onboard Microgrid to optimize fuel efficiency
30 May 2019: ABB releases compact size DC-based power distribution system to offer hybrid power efficiencies to smaller vessels

EU to finance autonomous shipping initiative for European waters
30 May 2019: AUTOSHIP will build and operate two remote and autonomous vessels and the required shore control and operation infrastructure...

EU’s 2018-2019 soybean imports climb 9% so far
30 May 2019: Soybean imports by the EU, the world’s second-largest buyer of the commodity, in the 2018-19 marketing year (July-June) were at 13.38 million mt...

IMO 2020 regulations expected to have tangible effects on steel industry
30 May 2019: New IMO 2020 regulations expected to have tangible effects on steel industry, says WoodMac

China imports of U.S. coking coal rise five-fold in April
29 May 2019: China’s imports of U.S. coking coal rose more than five times in April from a month earlier, customs data showed...

European coal set to fall further on China trade war fears
29 May 2019: European coal prices are set to fall further this week and could slump to a new multi-year low amid concerns about the impact of the China-US trade war.

New opportunities opening up for Port of Esbjerg
29 May 2019: The Port Esbjerg is gearing up for future business and opted for the world’s largest mobile harbour crane, the Liebherr LHM 800 with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes.

Oldendorff: Improving the environment with LED
28 May 2019: Oldendorff Carriers has started to equip its entire fleet of bulk carriers with efficient and environmentally friendly LED lights.

Only international action will stop increase in piracy
28 May 2019: A fresh annual report from the International Maritime Bureau shows that attacks in West Africa helped push piracy numbers up in 2018.

Solar Power System installed on MV Panamana
28 May 2019: Ship solar power system & associated equipment installed by crew whilst ship operated normally

Wilhelmsen’s latest rope technology
28 May 2019: Pulls industry towards new, safer era of vessel mooring.

Dry Bulk Market: Capesize Market bouyant
27 May 2019: The past week marked one of the busier periods for Capesizes this year.

S’hail Shipping signs deals to purchase two modern dry bulk carriers worth nearly QR75mn
27 May 2019: S’hail Shipping has entered into agreements to purchase two modern dry bulk carriers worth nearly QR75mn

‘multibulker® 2900’ from CRS ideal for handling biomass cargoes
24 May 2019: Australian company Container Rotation Systems (CRS) is renowned for its container-emptying system, which offers an efficient solution to the problem of unloading bulk from containers.

Bedeshi awarded Cargill contract
24 May 2019: Bedeschi has recently been awarded by Cargill a new ship loading system, part of the refurbishment and upgrade of an existing facility operating on the Mississippi River.

PPC contracts highlight Takraf Africa’s cement expertise
24 May 2019: Key equipment supplier TAKRAF Africa, part of the global Tenova TAKRAF group, is nearing completion on two major material handling contracts for a prominent African cement producer.

Coaltrans Asia
23 May 2019: Time is flying and we are now just one month away from Coaltrans Asia 2019!

European coal terminals near full capacity
23 May 2019: Coal inventories at northwest European import terminals are nearing full capacity amid slack generation demand, with some spot vessels now being turned away, according to port sources.

Iron ore is surging, but not all producers are joining the party
23 May 2019: While iron ore prices have surged to a five-year high above $100 a tonne, not all producers of the steel-making ingredient are sharing in the bounty.

Prado Silos completes two biomass storage silos in Spain P
23 May 2019: Prado Silos has installed two silos of 8700 m³ each, for biomass storage for a 40 MWe biomass power plant owned by Grupo Ence in Huelva.

Vortex Global
23 May 2019: Looking under the hood of this major solutions provider

ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
22 May 2019: ABB will provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel operating along the Rhône river in France to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells

Panama Canal Closer to a Carbon Neutral Future
22 May 2019: Improved sustainability initiatives inches the panama canal closer to a carbon neutral future

Port of Dover to make its breakbulk debut
22 May 2019: The Port's Cargo team will be showcasing it's unrivalled cargo terminal facilities in Bremen, Germany for the first time next week, at the world's largest event for cargo specialists.

Port of Hamburg – strong first-quarter growth powers upswing
22 May 2019: Germany’s largest universal port is again on a growth path, achieving a distinct advance in the first quarter of 2019 with seaborne cargo throughput ahead by 6.0 percent at 34.6 million tons.

Royalty changes would risk Japanese coal market exports and Queensland jobs
22 May 2019: The Palaszczuk Government would jeopardise Queensland coal exports to Japan if it increased the rate of royalties on resource commodities when it delivers its State Budget next month.

Breakbulk Europe Opens Today, 21 May 2019
21 May 2019: Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen today, 21 May 2019, to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries.

Danica manages another Ultramax newbuilding
21 May 2019: Crew management specialist Danica Crewing Services is pleased to announce it has taken on the crew management of a further newbuilding Ultramax Port Kyushu for Lisbon-headquartered Portline Bulk International..

Delivery of Coal Carrier “MIYAGAWA MARU” for JERA Global Markets Pte. Ltd
21 May 2019: "K" Line is proud to announce the delivery of “MIYAGAWA MARU,” a 100,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan

Gambarotta Gschwendt – the power of experience
21 May 2019: Gambarotta Gschwendt is a respected worldwide manufacturer of solid bulk material handling equipment and provides conveying solutions for every sector.

New Flexicon discharger cuts cycle times
21 May 2019: A new BULK-OUT® Bulk Bag Discharger from Flexicon features a bag piercing receiving hopper and side-mounted flow promotion devices to feed downstream processes at ultra-high rates.

Port of Tilbury still reaping benefits of 30 year old Rubb warehouse
21 May 2019: A Rubb warehouse has been brought back to life to support relocation goals of Tilbury Port planners and a long-term customer.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions opens new service centre in Australia
21 May 2019: New facility in Brisbane offers engineering and services to clients in Eastern Australia and Oceania

Banks urged to offer more ship financing
20 May 2019: South Korea’s financial regulator said Friday it will encourage private banks to increase ship financing, as part of its efforts to improve the financial health of local shipbuilders.

Dry Bulk Week 20: The Baltic Briefing
20 May 2019: Overall, it was a week of continuous improvement in the Handysize sector...

Haver & Boecker expands global mineral processing presence
20 May 2019: Haver & Boecker has established its global brand Haver & Boecker Niagara to combine the engineering expertise and product portfolios of its three mineral processing locations in Brazil, Canada and Germany.

Making ABP Humber a great place to work
20 May 2019: New television screens have been installed across ABP’s Humber ports to display versions of ‘ABP TV’ for employees

Piracy incidents in South East Asia decline by 62%
20 May 2019: Piracy and sea robbery incidents in the South East Asia region have sharply declined by 62 per cent to 76 incidents from 2015-2018...

UK Chamber welcomes changes to UK flag eligibility
20 May 2019: The UK Chamber has welcomed changes by the UK Ship Register (UKSR) that will allow owners from a broader group of countries to register their vessels in the UK.

Brazil soy exports to China fall 13% in 2019
17 May 2019: Brazilian exports of soybeans to China, by far their largest market, fell 13 percent in the first four months of 2019 versus a year ago...

Coal rises in the East and sets in the West but responsible coal sourcing remains crucial
17 May 2019: Around 500kg of coal is required to produce one tonne of steel.

Countries dependent on commodities hit 20-year high
17 May 2019: Two thirds of developing countries are dependent on commodities. Sub-Saharan is Africa hardest-hit, as 89% of countries there depend on commodities.

Coal-carrying ships departing US coasts total 103, down four on week
16 May 2019: From the year-ago week coal departures were up by four.

A&R Logistics acquired by Wind Point
15 May 2019: Based in Louisville, Kentucky (USA), A&R is North America's largest provider of integrated dry bulk logistics solutions for the chemical and plastic industries.

Blazing the trail in reliability
15 May 2019: BEUMER Group delivers belt apron conveyors for reliable and economical transportation of cement clinker

Good vibrations
15 May 2019: Vibration makes unloading more efficient.

Şadan Kaptanoğlu elected BIMCO President
15 May 2019: Sadan Kaptanoglu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday 14 May.

STP “Yuzhny” handles over a million of cargo in April 2019
15 May 2019: STP “Yuzhny” handled 1,07 mt of cargo in April 2019. More than 84% of the total cargo throughput made up export ore, pig iron and products of grain cargo processing...

US seizes North Korean dry bulk vessel
15 May 2019: The US says it has seized a North Korean dry bulk ship, accusing it of violating international sanctions.

CakeBoxx Technologies Launches ‘CoilBoxx’ Container for Steel and Aluminum Coil Shippers
14 May 2019: CakeBoxx Technologies announces the introduction of time-saving two-piece intermodal container...

New cranes commissioned for Immingham’s Bulk Terminal
14 May 2019: ABP has commissioned crane manufacturers, Kocks Ardelt Kranbau, to supply three new high-capacity grabbing cranes for the Immingham Bulk Terminal (IBT).

Deficit of Transoceanic Iron Ore Market will be 40 Million Tonnes in 2019
13 May 2019: The transoceanic iron ore market will run a deficit of at least 40 million tonnes in 2019, according to forecasts from the British consultancy CRU.

Dry Bulk Week 19: The Baltic Briefing
13 May 2019: Capesize - The market continued its rollercoaster ride last week opening with negative sentiment, but turning around in dramatic fashion by the week’s end.

New Head of operations at ABP Humber
13 May 2019: Adam Grater will join ABP Humber as the Head of Operations for all four ports, including the UK’s largest port at Immingham.

Bedeschi provides shipunloader to Ashdod Port
10 May 2019: Bedeschi has implemented the previous supply of two additional self-propelled ecological hoppers for unloading of bulk grains, with one continuous shipunloader for grains, for the same client – Ashdod Port in Israel.

Dry Bulk Market Set to Improve By the end of 2019
10 May 2019: At the AGM to be held in London today, Bill Thomas, Chairman of Clarksons, made the following trading statement covering the period from 1 January 2019 to 8 May 2019.

Konecranes celebrates 2,000th Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane
10 May 2019: The 2,000th Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane was inaugurated in a formal ceremony at the Ership terminal in the Mediterranean port of Cartagena in southeastern Spain.

Liebherr prepares Port of Maputo for growing demand
10 May 2019: Liebherr recently handed over two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes type LHM 550 to Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC)

Diana Shipping enters charter deal with Ausca
09 May 2019: Diana Shipping announced that,it has entered into a time charter contract with Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Arethusa.

DryShips In $50m Deal With Economou
09 May 2019: DryShips,has agreed to acquire from an entity that may be deemed to be beneficially owned by the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. George Economou, one Newcastlemax drybulk...

RBL-REI's Stand Hop™ hopper
09 May 2019: Cement is just one of many commodities handled by RBL-REI’s Stand Hop™ hopper.

ADNOC Logistics and Services selects VIKING for safety servicing
08 May 2019: Abu Dhabi-based shipping company, ADNOC Logistics & Services entrusts its entire safety equipment servicing to VIKING with a five-year contract.

Dalian iron ore rallies as Vale holds reopening of Brucutu mine
08 May 2019: China’s iron ore futures rose more than 4 percent on Tuesday, stoked by concerns over tight supply as Vale halted resuming operations at its Brucutu iron ore mining complex.

EU slashes growth forecasts
08 May 2019: Warns of risks amid US-China trade conflict & Brexit

FLSmidth launches a downtime analysis solution
08 May 2019: Designed to increase plant uptime by identifying the causes of plant and equipment failures.

Ports withdraw scrubber ban following publication of academic research
08 May 2019: CSA 2020 has received written approvals from several Port Authorities around the world indicating they have no intention of banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters.

Dry Bulk Week 18: The Baltic Briefing
07 May 2019: Capesize - The market last week was a tale of two halves, with substantial volatility.

Hamburg-based Baltrader Capital has ordered the construction of two cement carriers
07 May 2019: The project will be realised by Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding, who will deliver the new vessels from end of 2020 onwards.

Making man and machine work in harmony
07 May 2019: — the importance of good cabin design.

SDLG loader optimizes operations at Holcim’s Indonesia plant
07 May 2019: Indonesian contractor PT Sarana Karya Cipta Transindo chose the SDLG LG936L wheel loader to handle aggregates at Holcim’s concrete plant...

SENNEBOGEN 870 E Freyer Hafenlogistik receives support from Lower Bavaria
07 May 2019: There's a new eyecatcher at the Germersheim inland port: Family-owned company Freyer Hafenlogistik is starting 2019 with an 870 E-Series mobile material handler.

Wärtsilä becomes first supplier to be granted dual technology USCG Type Approval
07 May 2019: The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been granted US Coastguard (USCG) Type Approval.

Denholm Port Services extends North Sea coverage with Orkney acquisition
03 May 2019: Denholm Port Services Ltd, the leading UK port agency provider, has acquired the ship agency services of Orkney-based John Jolly Ltd.

Forth Ports secures new International Health & Safety Standard ISO 45001
03 May 2019: Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, has achieved the new ISO 45001 standard in Occupational Health & Safety Management making them the first port group to be awarded this tough new international standard.

Newcastle coal edges lower amid softening demand
03 May 2019: The Pacific basin’s benchmark thermal coal price has slid 2% over the past week amid signs of weakening demand among one of the region’s biggest customers of the fuel.

Australia iron ore exports rebound in April, but not enough
02 May 2019: Australia’s iron ore exports rebounded in April after being hit by a cyclone the prior month, but the surge in shipments wasn’t enough to offset declining volumes from Brazil...

Belships ASA acquires supramax bulk carrier
02 May 2019: Belships ASA has agreed to acquire the 55,866 dwt bulk carrier M/V SEPHORA from Prospero Marine Ltd, a company controlled by Greek shipowner Elias Kulukundis.

Port of Rotterdam Authority launches ‘Rotterdam Food Hub’
02 May 2019: Rotterdam is expanding its position as one of Western Europe’s biggest transit ports for agricultural, horticultural and fishery sector products.

TEREX MATERIALS PROCESSING SHARES FIRST QUARTER 2019 RESULTS
02 May 2019: Following Terex Corporation’s release of its first quarter 2019 results, Terex Materials Processing (MP) is pleased to share these, along with its segment-specific results.

Chinese import curbs still impacting Australian thermal coal cargoes
01 May 2019: Ships laden with Australian coal are continuing to experience extended waiting times and discharge delays at Chinese ports as China prepares to start its May Day holidays...

In Sign of Resilient Global Growth, Europe Regains Momentum
01 May 2019: The eurozone economy regained some lost momentum at the start of 2019, offering fresh evidence of surprisingly resilient global growth amid lingering uncertainties about trade with...

Manitowoc pledges to help reconstruction efforts at Notre-Dame
01 May 2019: Following the fire that caused large-scale damage to Notre-Dame de Paris, Potain – Manitowoc’s manufacturer of tower cranes – has pledged to support reconstruction efforts...

SENNEBOGEN develops Pick & Carry material handler with electric travel drive
01 May 2019: In collaboration with Bosch Rexroth, SENNEBOGEN has developed a new electric drive concept for its Pick & Carry material handler.

China’s `Friendly’ Neighbors Seize Coal Share From Australia
30 April 2019: China’s move to stifle coal imports from Australia is hurting its No. 2 supplier, with shipment figures showing the exporter conceding share in the world’s largest market.

Global iron ore prices to rise 11% on supply disruptions
30 April 2019: International iron ore prices are forecast to rise 11.4 per cent in calendar 2019, buoyed by supply disruptions from key mines in Brazil and Australia and China’s fiscal stimulus

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces First Quarter Net Loss of $3.5 Million
30 April 2019: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

ABP appoints new Chief Commercial Officer
29 April 2019: ABP is pleased to announce that Julian Walker has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer. Julian will join the UK’s leading port operator on 2 September.

Coaltrans Poland
29 April 2019: Coaltrans Poland- gathering the major consumers, producers and traders supplying Eastern Europe

Flexicon launches new bulk bag dispenser
29 April 2019: A new BULK-OUT® Bulk Bag Discharger from Flexicon features a bag piercing receiving hopper and side-mounted flow promotion devices to feed downstream processes at ultra-high rates.

GAC Dubai named breakbulk operator of the year
29 April 2019: GAC Dubai has been named Breakbulk Operator of the Year in the Logistics Middle East Awards.

Metso to deliver material handling equipment for Codelco El Teniente expansion in Chile
29 April 2019: Metso has been awarded with an order to supply crushing and material handling equipment for the first stage of Codelco's El Teniente copper mine expansion project

Safe, efficient, low-dust ship unloading for Akçansa Çimento
29 April 2019: Video: Akçansa Çimento had been operating a KOVAKO® Ship Unloader day in, day out for 27 years.

A Fish Out Of Water
26 April 2019: Over the past decade, the shipping industry has witnessed an increasing trend towards shore-based roles where many experienced personnel, particularly Chief Engineers...

Asian agribulk: productivity shortfall remains an issue
26 April 2019: China and India are the two most populous countries in the world with the respective headcount being 1.42bn and 1.365bn.

Damen’s InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system
26 April 2019: Damen’s InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system goes on tour ahead of IMO deadline

Dry Bulk Week 17: The Baltic Briefing
26 April 2019: Supramax - With the onset of various holidays in the Asian sector next week, this basin saw more activity than the Atlantic this week

China Will Continue Slowdown in Australia Coal Until After Elections
25 April 2019: China will maintain a slowdown in coal imports from Australia until Beijing has assessed government policy in Canberra after federal elections in May

Hutchison ports TIMSA invests 2.5 million dollars in rotainers
25 April 2019: In Mexico, Hutchison Ports Timsa is to buy 200 rotainers, costing $2.6 million, and two revolver spreaders to enable its facilities to handle boxes containing dry bulk shipments.

Sirius Minerals signs 10 year EU supply and distribution deal with BayWa
25 April 2019: Agreement provides Sirius with greater downstream pricing exposure in the premium European market and is expected to deliver highest pricing across current portfolio.

V.Group urges proactive approach to 2020 compliance
25 April 2019: V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, today urged shipowners and operators to take a proactive approach to 2020 compliance.

Valente recognized for purchasing the most GMEs in Europe and Africa in 2018
25 April 2019: Manitowoc has recognized long-term Potain partner Valente for having purchased the most GME tower cranes in Europe and Africa in 2018.

Wallem Group appointments new Managing Director, Ship Management
25 April 2019: John-Kaare Aune has been appointed the new Managing Director, Ship Management for the Wallem Group. He is expected to take up his position with effect from 1 July 2019.

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe demonstrate AI-enabled corrosion detection
24 April 2019: ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures.

Ardelt secures order for Associated British Ports
24 April 2019: Kocks Ardelt Kranbau have secured an order from Associated British Ports (ABP), to supply three new high capacity grabbing cranes for Immingham Bulk Terminal (IBT).

Arinaga inaugurates new dry bulk terminal
24 April 2019: The Canary Islands Port of Arinaga has inaugurated a new €8 million dry bulk terminal, which is owned by the local Yecasa Group.

China iron ore slips on tepid demand amid steel output curbs
24 April 2019: Iron ore futures in China edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as demand eased in the wake of a move to restrict production in top steelmaking city of Tangshan, but...

New dry bulk facilities up for offer in Brazilian ports
24 April 2019: The Brazilian Federal Government is to auction three more port areas on the Sa~o Paulo Stock Exchange, in August.

Tarragona aims to reinforce its leading agri-food role
24 April 2019: The Spanish Port of Tarragona is aiming to increase its market share in the agri-food products market, where it is already the leading port.

China releases report on progress of BRI
23 April 2019: China published a report on April 22 elaborating on the progress, contributions and prospects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Combating Maritime Pollution: Sailing Stages a Comeback
23 April 2019: About 90% of all goods exported around the world cross the oceans on ships, which account for about three percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. They also emit sulfur dioxide and fine particulate matter.

Demag’s new AC 45 City crane perfect for restricted spaces
23 April 2019: Video: Where other cranes literally hit their limits, the Demag® AC 45 City crane delivers.

ISNetworld® Recognizes ASGCO® For Over 10 Years of Commitment to Safety, Compliance and Sustainability
23 April 2019: ISNetworld® presented ASGCO®, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a 10 year Certificate of Membership to show their appreciation for a decade of continued participation, support and feedback.

Shoreham Ports celebrates EcoPort status for sixth year
23 April 2019: Shoreham Port has been re-certified as an EcoPort this month, six years after its initial Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification was awarded in 2013.

A Floating World
18 April 2019: This is not a sneak peek into the future but a reality that’s already taking shape across oceans and seas around the world.

ALLU and MAPEI announce co-operation within concrete recycling
18 April 2019: ALLU MAPEI Circulus is a solution to transform returned concrete into a high quality recycled aggregate.

New dry discharge system at CEMEX Northfleet Wharf
18 April 2019: A new £3.5 million dry discharge system at CEMEX Northfleet Wharf is set to secure Thames river traffic and improve building materials throughputs at the site.

Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas
18 April 2019: By focusing on a select group of commercially impactful digital solutions, enriched by customer input, near-term benefits are achievable; Dennis Mol, Vice President, Digital and New Business Transformation, MacGregor, explains how.

TTS supplies portable coal handling equipment to Riga Central Terminal
18 April 2019: Latvian production company TTS provides the Riga Central Terminal the ability to implement a coal transshipment solution using fully mobile equipment.

Update from the LCA on major issues affecting Great Lakes Shipping
18 April 2019: Significant progress has been made on a number of issues that will determine the future of Great Lakes shipping, writes Jim Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association.

Coaltrans School of Coal
17 April 2019: You probably already know that thriving in the modern coal industry requires an in-depth knowledge of what happens on site, not just in the office.

Dozers and cranes: synergy for better results
17 April 2019: The last decade has seen the evolution of various types of floating transshipment terminals in the logistics market.

Dust free loading in Port Elizabeth
17 April 2019: Following the introduction of Containerised Bulk Handling at Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) in South Africa, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) placed a repeat order with RAM spreaders of 4 units of the RAM Revolver® bulk handling spreader...

In 2018, the United States consumed more energy than ever before
17 April 2019: Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017

Liebherr LiSIM simulator for Port Nelson in New Zealand
17 April 2019: A new Liebherr simulator is on its way to New Zealand. Port Nelson ordered a classroom solution in order to simulate ship crane and mobile harbour crane operation.

ReCAAP: Chinese Anchorages Dangerous for Ships
17 April 2019: A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships (comprising nine actual incidents and one attempted incident) were reported in Asia during January-March 2019

Russian wheat sellers struggle amid high origination, terminal costs
17 April 2019: High origination costs and expensive terminal fees are pushing Russian wheat sellers looking to originate and sell now to offer at or below cost, market sources said.

Scorpio Bulkers announces sale and leaseback agreements for six dry bulk vessels i
17 April 2019: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced yesterday that the Company has agreed to sell and leaseback six Ultramax vessels to AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd.

Argus Media - 2018 Mediterranean Thermal Coal Imports
16 April 2019: Exclusive download

Breakbulk Europe - Official signing at Bremen Town Hall
16 April 2019: Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will return to Bremen, Germany, for the third consecutive year in 2020 at Messe Bremen from 26-28 May.

Continuous ship unloader ensures efficient, eco-friendly coal supply
16 April 2019: New CSU system supplied by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to New Energy Power in China

Dry Bulk Rates Continue To Sink Into The Doldrums
16 April 2019: When freight rates are terrible, even a slight improvement seems like an uptick. But a terrible market is still a terrible market. Capesize rates have marginally, slightly, improved… but they’re still dreadful.

E-Cranes in coal handling
16 April 2019: With multiple successful operations throughout the world, E-Crane has proven to be a trusted, all-in-one solution for the coal handling industry.

Fertilizer de-lumping on the move with Sackett-Waconia
16 April 2019: There is one guarantee when working with bulk fertilizers – lumpy material.

GAC ship agency services: cause for cautious optimism for 2019?
16 April 2019: Despite escalating trade tensions, tighter credit market conditions, shifting commodity flows and slow global growth, there is an air of cautious optimism in the dry bulk markets for 2019

Coal’s collapse crowns winners and losers from China to the U.S.
15 April 2019: It’s been a stormy month for benchmark coal prices in Asia, with the potential for reverberations across the globe.

CRS coal system up and running
15 April 2019: Video: Late March and early April, the CRS team commissioned the first Container Rotation System in Russia.

Doom and gloom; but is it all bad news for dry bulk in 2019?
15 April 2019: 2019 has been characterised so far by a stream of negative news concerning dry bulk demand, notably in the iron ore markets.

Dry Bulk Week 15: The Baltic Briefing
15 April 2019: Capesize - The market saw a steep ascent from the depths of last week. The Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) 5TC opened on Monday at $5,099, although by Friday’s close most gains were lost, and it finished up at $5,737, a modest gain of $638.

Naval Dome puts shipping industry on red alert for cyber-attack
15 April 2019: The maritime sector is being targeted by highly motivated cyber criminals and the shipping industry should be on the highest alert for a cyber-attack, warned Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela recently.

Sliding freight rates sends more big bulk ships to scrapyards
15 April 2019: A sharp decline in dry cargo ship freight rates in the first quarter sent more giant ships to scrapyards in Southeast Asia in the first three months of the year.

Trucking company shakes off low-quality vibrators
15 April 2019: A global leader in the manufacturing of high-quality electric vibrators for improved bulk material flow has helped a fleet of dump trucks improve material evacuation and efficiency...

Port of Newcastle celebrates 160 years of continuous dredging
12 April 2019: Port of Newcastle is celebrating 160 years of continuous dredging and its vital role underpinning safe and reliable operations as Australia's third largest port and the world's largest coal export port.

Shipping and The Need for Environmental Protection: Can They Work In Tandem?
12 April 2019: Day two of Sea Asia 2019 kicked off today with a parliamentary debate, seeing maritime industry leaders debate the important topic of ‘This house believes that too much is expected of the shipping industry on environmental matters’.

South Africa – Effective implementation of IMO 2020 0.50% Sulphur Cap
12 April 2019: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has recently published two Marine Notices:

Star Bulk begins share repurchase programme
12 April 2019: Star Bulk announced this week, pursuant to the company’s previously announced share repurchase programme, the company purchased 217 214 of its common shares in open market transactions...

Bühler at the VICTAM International 2019 trade show in Cologne, Germany
11 April 2019: The trade show VICTAM International is taking place in Cologne from June 12 – 14. Bühler will showcase its solutions for the entire value chain with a special focus on digital services and solutions to reduce mycotoxins...

Eastern Pacific rejoins CTM's Supramax RSA pool
11 April 2019: Eastern Pacific Shipping first joined the Supramax RSA for a year with one ship in June 2017 and now nine months after leaving they are back with their entire supramax fleet.

France proposes mandatory slow steaming to cut shipping emissions
11 April 2019: France’s delegation to the International Maritime Organization has proposed mandatory slow steaming as a means of cutting the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.

GOGL Invests in dry bulk operator Singapore Marine Pte Ltd.
11 April 2019: Golden Ocean Group Limited announced that it has acquired a 15% ownership interest in Singapore Marine Pte Ltd. (“Singapore Marine”), a dry bulk freight operator...

Leading forest products business invests with Peel Ports
11 April 2019: Jenkins, a national logistics provider specialising in paper, pulp and other forest products, is to invest in a £17m new custom-built warehouse at the Port of Liverpool.

LR announces collaboration to develop industry-first ocean-going autonomous navigation system
11 April 2019: Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced yesterday – during Singapore Maritime Week – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ST Engineering Electronics Ltd. (STEE), a leading ...

Powerful bulk weighing controller is ideal for ports and terminals
11 April 2019: UK-based Weightron Bilanciai has introduced its DD2050HS hopper scale terminal, a powerful and versatile PC-based instrument, specifically designed for controlling and managing discontinuous hopper scales.

Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” hits target with 102% result in the first quarter
11 April 2019: In the period of January – March, the state stevedoring company handled 3,05 mt of cargo, 73% of which made up export cargo.

Bulk cargo shipping still brisk in Duluth-Superior
10 April 2019: Long before the Welland Canal or the St. Lawrence Seaway’s opening in 1959, fur and timber trade vessels plied the waters of Lake Superior, sailing from its westernmost tip with their cargoes du jour.

China thermal coal imports to fall 10 million-12 million tonnes in 2019
10 April 2019: China’s thermal coal imports will decline by between 10 million and 12 million tonnes in 2019, a leading industry analyst said on Tuesday, largely because of rising domestic output in the world’s top producer and consumer.

Construction of state-of-the-art grain terminal at the Port of Oshawa
10 April 2019: QSL to partner with Sollio Agriculture on construction of state-of-the-art grain terminal at the Port of Oshawa

EU ship recycling rules look like protectionism
10 April 2019: Only 9 shipyards, out of 26, on the EU list of approved recycling facilities are realistically open for ship recycling, and only three of the 26 could recycle a large ship (Panamax size or larger), BIMCO shows.

IMO 2020: What Shippers Need To Know Now
10 April 2019: While the world has been enthralled by the US-China trade war, another extremely pressing situation is happening in the logistics industry...

The Global Economy: A Delicate Moment
10 April 2019: A year ago, economic activity was accelerating in almost all regions of the world. One year later, much has changed.

China wants to work with EU on trade
09 April 2019: China wants to work with the European Union on issues from climate change to trade, Premier Li Keqiang wrote in a German newspaper before a summit next week aimed at cementing ties.

Maritime piracy incidents down in Q1 2019
09 April 2019: The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery...

Ocean Yield acquires two modern ultramax dry bulk vessels
09 April 2019: Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire two modern ultramax dry bulk vessels for a total consideration of US$42 million net of a seller's credit

Premiere of the Liebherr Log Handler at Bauma 2019
09 April 2019: From 08th to 14th April 2019 Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH will be presenting one of its devices for the first time at the Bauma in Munich

S. Korea ranks 2nd in global ship orders in Q1
09 April 2019: South Korean shipbuilders came in second worldwide in terms of new orders in the first quarter of the year, industry data showed Monday.

ABB launches new digital application to optimize dry bulk material handling
08 April 2019: New ABB Ability™ Stockyard Management System enables fully integrated collaborative operation by connecting all available information and process data to optimize bulk material handling...

Dry Bulk Week 14: The Baltic Briefing
08 April 2019: The Capesize market over the past week looked to have found a floor on Tuesday with the BCI 5TC at $3460 before firming into the rest of the week, ending at $4881.

Fuchs exhibit at ISRI 2019
08 April 2019: Material handler giant Fuchs will showcase a MHL 370 F2 on booth A5 at ISRI 2019—the world’s largest scrap recycling industry exhibition from April 9-10, 2019.

The World Seems to Have Dodged Recession, for Now
08 April 2019: If the world was at risk of sliding into recession, policy makers appear to have pivoted in time to prevent it.

Volvo Penta to provide Stage V power to Metso mobile crushers
08 April 2019: World-leading aggregates equipment OEM Metso has ordered Volvo Penta Stage V engines to provide fuel-efficient power to a selection of its Lokotrack® mobile crushing machines...

TOC Europe - Technical Seminar Programme
05 April 2019: The new TOC Europe technical seminar programme is now released

U.N. agency works to clamp down on illicit shipping practices
05 April 2019: The United Nations’ shipping agency is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently to conceal their activities, officials said.

Uncertain outlook for shipping industry this year
05 April 2019: The shipping industry outlook for 2019 and beyond remains uncertain after experiencing a relatively buoyant climate last year, thanks to the improvement in the dry bulk market...

V.Group opens new centre of excellence in Mumbai,
05 April 2019: Investing in advanced technology and state-of-the-art training facilities

VIGAN reports death of former CEO and Honorary Chairman
05 April 2019: It is with great sadness and emotion that VIGAN announces the death of Lucien Beauduin – Former CEO and Honorary Chairman of VIGAN Engineering

World’s Largest Iron Ore Port Expects Higher Exports Post Vale Disaster
05 April 2019: With a market facing a global deficit that was unforeseen at the start of the year, the world’s biggest iron ore export port is flagging a timely boost in shipments as...

Belships ASA acquires Supramax bulk carrier
04 April 2019: Belships ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire a 58,700 dwt bulk carrier from Wenaas Shipping AS. The vessel was built at Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines in 2008.

Brexit: Visa-free access to the EU for UK nationals and to the UK for Europeans
04 April 2019: UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.

Fearnleys Report: Wk 14
04 April 2019: Servicing the shipping industry since 1869. Passion. Integrity. Knowledge. Quality.

Port Waratah Coal Services culture of shared responsibility and accountability
04 April 2019: As Port Waratah Coal Services achieved new operational performance records throughout 2018, the company has confirmed its commitment to social, environmental and economic issues as well as performance.

SAL Heavy Lift opens its doors to Spanish market
04 April 2019: SAL Heavy Lift GmbH is proud to announce that together with its Spanish business partner Grupo Davila, a new entity has been formed to represent SAL in the Spanish market.

US’ 2020 thermal coal exports to fall as much as 20% on seaborne price weakness
04 April 2019: US thermal coal exports are set to drop as much as 20% by 2020 on the back of weaker seaborne prices, Seaport Global analysts said in a note published Tuesday.

CenTrax belt tracker for RWE Eemshaven power plant
03 April 2019: RWE Generation's Eemshaven power plant is the largest coal and biomass power plant in the Netherlands. Covered conveyor belts ensure dust-free transport of the coal from ships to the power plant or the storage yard.

China Navigation buys Hamburg Süd’s dry bulk subsidiaries
03 April 2019: Hamburg Süd and The China Navigation Company (CNCo), a subsidiary of the Swire Group, have completed the sale of Hamburg Süd’s dry bulk shipping business...

Demand for iron ore to remain strong, Rio Tinto CEO says
03 April 2019: As China implements more stringent policies and regulations on the environment, the demand for high-quality iron ore will remain strong in the coming years...

Fednav participates in Seaway's 60th-anniversary celebrations
03 April 2019: On 26 March this year, Fednav inaugurated the 61st season of the St. Lawrence Seaway with its vessel, the Federal Kumano.

Global recession is ‘highly likely’ if there’s no US-China trade deal within months
03 April 2019: The global economy is “highly likely” to fall into a recession if the U.S. and China don’t reach a trade deal within three months, according to Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi.

Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist
03 April 2019: World trade will continue to face strong headwinds in 2019 and 2020 after growing more slowly than expected in 2018 due to rising trade tensions and increased economic uncertainty

R-Logitech, PMV and FPIM to acquire Euroports Holdings
03 April 2019: The joint venture sees a significant growth opportunity at Euroports, as the business executes its five year business plan, continues to deliver on its goals of providing best-in-industry services...

Adani Logistics to acquire Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions
02 April 2019: Adani Logistics Limited last week announced it has signed definitive agreements to acquire up to a 100% stake in Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Baltic index marks worst quarter in 3 years as Capesizes drop to record low
02 April 2019: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Friday, marking its biggest quarterly decline in three years...

More mine safety checks in China stoking fears of coal supply disruption
02 April 2019: China’s mine safety watchdog has ordered inspections over the weekend at “high risks” mines after recent industry accidents...

Scorpio Bulkers announces agreements to increase existing credit facilities by $41 million
02 April 2019: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced yesterday that the Company has reached agreements with certain lenders to increase certain existing credit facilities by a total of $41 million...

Bühler introduces blockchain-ready solutions to cut food poisoning rates
01 April 2019: At the Microsoft booth at the Hannover Messe, Bühler is introducing leading-edge technologies to increase food safety standards...

Australia is enjoying a windfall commodities boom, but it won’t last
01 April 2019: The good news for Australia is that it can expect a flood of cash from resource exports this fiscal year because of rising exports and relatively strong prices for iron ore, coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

China buys US soybeans as trade talks kick off
01 April 2019: Trading companies linked to the Chinese government purchased roughly 1.6 million mt of soybeans from the US Gulf on Thursday evening, according to market sources.

Dry Bulk Week 13: The Baltic Briefing
01 April 2019: The Capesize market endured another week of frustrating troughs as rates languished at near historical lows. Monday’s Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) route 5TC posted an index down -145 to settle at $4,035 and by Friday finished at $3,796.

Tilbury expands Grain Terminal capacity
01 April 2019: Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has completed its new major storage expansion at the port’s Grain Terminal as part of the growth strategy.

BIMCO developing clauses and contracts to prepare for IMO 2020
29 March 2019: BIMCO is developing various clauses and contracts to help shipowners prepare for the IMO's global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels, starting January 1, 2020

Global Iron Ore Market Faces Deficit, Mining Billionaire Forrest Warns
29 March 2019: The global iron ore market is likely to have a shortfall following the dam spill and mine curtailments at top supplier Vale SA, according to Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. founder Andrew Forrest...

New joint Bruks Siwertell website
29 March 2019: Bruks Siwertell’s new joint website showcases the fusion of two strong brands and the group's wide variety of bulk handling and wood processing solutions...

Port of Silloth welcomes world-leading packaging manufacturer
29 March 2019: ABP’s Port of Silloth has handled the first delivery of wood pulp for its new customer, Futamura Group

S. Korean shipbuilders burdened by debt payment since 2013
29 March 2019: South Korean shipbuilding companies have been struggling to make interest payments on their outstanding debt since 2013 due to a years long recession in the global market, a central bank report showed Thursday.

Supreme Command Corp recognised for Uglegorsk development
29 March 2019: At the end of 2018, the Supreme State Corporation and its partners transferred almost 4 billion rubles to budgets of all levels and funds

In 2018, U.S. coal exports were the highest in five years
28 March 2019: While U.S. coal consumption has generally declined since its 2008 peak, EIA expects that U.S. coal exports reached 116 million short tons (MMst) in 2018, the highest level in five years

Is ship broking ready for the information revolution?
28 March 2019: The internet increasingly reduces the time and cost of collecting information.

New ISO specs for IMO 2020 compliant fuel expected mid-2019
28 March 2019: The ISO:8217 standards are used by the shipping industry when sourcing bunker fuel and cover a variety of parameters and specifications allowed in the fuel.

Soybean exports help to shrink U.S. trade deficit in January
28 March 2019: The U.S. trade deficit narrowed by the most in 10 months in January likely as China boosted purchases of soybeans, leading to a rebound in exports after three straight monthly declines.

The NI launches new edition of The Principles of Navigation
28 March 2019: Safe navigation at sea is dependent on good training, sound practice and long experience – and no organisation is better placed to draw on those qualities than the UK’s Royal Navy.

There's big, and there's ORTS big!
28 March 2019: Front cover of the March issue of Dry Cargo International

China’s Feb coking coal imports from Australia fall 21 pct
27 March 2019: China’s coking coal imports from Australia in February slumped 21 percent from a year earlier as lengthy customs checks on Australian cargoes at several ports delayed their arrival into the country.

Corporate Taxation in the Global Economy
27 March 2019: The public perception that some large multinational companies pay little tax has led to political demands for urgent action.

Dalian iron ore slides as Australian miners resume operations
27 March 2019: Dalian iron ore closed lower on Tuesday after major iron ore miners in Australia resumed some operations after cyclones, easing concerns over tight supply of the steel-making ingredient.

E-Crane gives the Green Advantage
27 March 2019: Video: Energy consumption and environmental impact are key when it comes to investment in new port equipment

Fairport conditions biomass ash
27 March 2019: Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project since 2016 as the main contractor’s

ORTS provides specially designed clamshell grabs
27 March 2019: ORTS grabs delivered several grabs for a stevedore company for handling soda ash and other very fine dry bulk cargo.

UK P&I Club obtains authorisation for Netherlands subsidiary
27 March 2019: The UK P&I Club confirmed it has won approval from the Netherland’s financial regulator for a licence for its Rotterdam-based subsidiary UK P&I Club N.V. (UKNV).

Assocarboni discloses 2018 coal data
26 March 2019: Coal confirmed its leadership as leading fuel for electricity generation also in 2018, accounting for 40% of overall production and closing 2018 with a 3% increase in seaborne coal trade (1.239 million tons)

Australian miners see some impact from two cyclones, clean up begins
26 March 2019: Mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP Group and Fortescue Metals said their Australian operations had suffered some impact after two cyclones hit the country over the weekend

Martin Engineering: Conveyor Transfer Point Design
26 March 2019: Material containment for safety, efficiency and advice for cleaner, safer, more productive conveying

New Mantsinen 60 is Compact, Yet Strong and Smart
26 March 2019: Setting new standards for medium size material handling machines

Shipping confidence up despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty
26 March 2019: Confidence in the shipping industry has risen in the last three months despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty

Another 10MT of iron ore off the market as Vale halts Alegria mine
25 March 2019: Brazil’s Vale has halted operations at the Alegria iron mine in the Mariana complex of Minas Gerais state, which may remove up to 10 million tonnes of iron ore a year from the market.

bauma 2019: REMA TIP TOP presents integrated industry solutions
25 March 2019: Innovative exhibition stand | 320 m2 in-house exhibition | Live demonstration: REMA PERFORMANCE RMS | Factory tours | Comprehensive service solutions along the entire value chain of the raw material industry

Dry Bulk Week 12: The Baltic Briefing
25 March 2019: Capesize: The big ships endured heavy losses last week extinguishing any hopes from the recent minor rally.

M/MARITIME takes delivery of first Saiki built handysize
25 March 2019: M/MARITIME recently took delivery of MV ELECTRA.GR, the first of the three 37,000 dwt Handysize vessels, built at Saiki Heavy Industries of the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan.

Scorpio Bulkers announces sale and leaseback of seven dry bulk vessels
25 March 2019: Upon completion, which is estimated to take place in the second quarter of 2019, the company’s liquidity is expected to increase by US$57.2 million in aggregate...

Bedeshi to supply ecological hoppers to Ashdod Port, Israel
22 March 2019: Bedeschi has signed with Ashdod Port- Israel- the supply of No. 2 additional self-propelled ecological hoppers...

Britain’s Peel Ports expands amid Brexit trade uncertainty
22 March 2019: Privately owned Peel Ports is expanding its workforce mostly in Liverpool and plans acquisitions this year, its chief executive said, as Britain prepares its ports to ease any trade disruption caused by Brexit.

GAC Qatar wins multiple customs clearance awards
22 March 2019: GAC Qatar’s customs clearance expertise has earned it two titles in an awards ceremony organised by the General Authority of Customs, held in conjunction with International Customs Day.

Kinder: Smarter Screening Media for Optimal Productivity
22 March 2019: Video: Within bulk materials handling, particularly aggregate processing operations the importance of minimising down-time can never be underestimated.

Newcastle coal prices slide amid China disruptions
22 March 2019: Benchmark Australian coal prices for delivery to Asia retreated this week amid concerns China has extended import restrictions to other ports.

UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles Government to help tackle piracy
22 March 2019: The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has presented Security of Navigation, Stabilisation Advice and Training (SONSAT) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles on behalf of the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Coaltrans Asia 2019
21 March 2019: Video: Coaltrans interviews Clyde Russell about the coal market in Asia

Dalian iron ore falls nearly 6 pct
21 March 2019: Vale says to resume work at dam-hit mine

NYK Introduces Its Market Analysis Initiatives Using AI and Big Data
21 March 2019: NYK introduced its new initiatives using AI and big data for analyses of the dry-bulk market.

Suez Canal economic zone integrates with China’s BRI:
21 March 2019: Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) integrates with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that seeks to interconnect and boost global trade, said the Egyptian planning minister in a statement.

ABP Hull marks dry bulk milestone
20 March 2019: The Port of Hull has recently celebrated a milestone, completing the largest shipment of wood pellets ever handled at ABP’s Dry Bulks Terminal.

Fednav overcomes uncertainty over steel tariffs to enjoy successful year in 2018
20 March 2019: For Fednav, 2018 was quite a year with respect to steel imports considering tariffs imposed by the United States.

Iron ore imports slow down in last 2 months; prices may go up by 7-10%
20 March 2019: Iron ore imports, which have been rising since the beginning of the financial year, have started declining in the last couple of months.

Lloyd’s Register: Preparing for maritime cyber security challenge in Greece
20 March 2019: Imagine you are an Information Security Manager for a shipping company and while docked in port, a service technician boards your ship to perform a software update of the Voyage Data Recorder system and unknowingly introduces a virus.

Peel Ports celebrates win at Mersey Maritime Awards
20 March 2019: Peel Ports has received the ‘freight and logistics’ category prize at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards in Liverpool.

Report: Polish ports continue to break records
20 March 2019: Ports in Poland are experiencing something of a renaissance, in part, driven by significant European Union (EU) funding, which aims to bring them up to the same level as ports in north-western Europe.

Ship owners worry about clean fuel bill as ports ban ‘scrubbers’
20 March 2019: More ports around the world are banning ships from using a fuel cleaning system that pumps waste water into the sea, one of the cheapest options for meeting new environmental shipping rules.

Accurate, high performance train loading systems
19 March 2019: Schenck Process train loaders are designed to load safely, efficiently and accurately while maximizing the use of the capacity in each wagon.

Biomass handling facility relies on Talentum Flame Detectors for conveyor safety
19 March 2019: Flame detectors work in tandem with watermist system to protect over 700 metres of conveyors

Bühler joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
19 March 2019: Bühler has today joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global network of nearly 200 forward-thinking companies.

EGA signs volume commitment agreement with Maersk for worldwide aluminium shipping
19 March 2019: EGA exports its metal to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide and makes more than 11,000 shipments each year using over 100,000 containers

Australian coal still facing Chinese delay
18 March 2019: Australian coal exports to China are still facing delays, with protectionism and environmental checks blamed for the slowdown.

Brealbulk Asia 2019
18 March 2019: As a Breakbulk Asia 2019 media partner, Dry Cargo International are excited about the event, which opens next week. We hope you'll be there—you’ll fit right in at the region's leading project cargo business intelligence and transaction platform.

Bulk handling with iSAM’s Advanced Conveyor Load Controller (ACLC)
18 March 2019: iSAM has developed and implemented a scalable load controller, which offers an optimized equipment utilization and maximum of comfort to the operator, when tracking and controlling complex blending orders in today's busy bulk export and import terminals.

Dry Bulk Week 11: The Baltic Briefing
18 March 2019: The Baltic Capesize market shrugged off its recent negative sentiment to post daily incremental improvements over the last week.

Global coal supply could fall short of demand in coming years
18 March 2019: Global thermal coal demand is expected to increase in the coming years, but whether supply will be there to meet it remains questionable...

Hempel: Protecting ships from the inside out
18 March 2019: Marine paints and coatings are specifically formulated to protect and strengthen a dry bulk vessel’s hull, cargo holds, and hatch covers against damage — protecting the ship from the inside out..

India’s iron ore imports rise 157% during April-December 2018, says report
18 March 2019: Despite being the fourth largest producer of iron ore, India’s imports of mineral rose a whopping 157 per cent during April-December 2018 mainly due to higher logistics costs for sourcing it domestically and lower import duties, says a report.

NORDEN invests in West African region
18 March 2019: Danish shipping company NORDEN is opening an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as part of the Company’s continued global expansion.

Port of Rotterdam prepares for Brexit
18 March 2019: Video: Brexit Programme Manager Mark Dijk discusses Brexit’s possible implications for the Port of Rotterdam and which measures are being taken in anticipation.

Ultrasonic testing helps improve safety at sea
18 March 2019: For the bulk carrier, Cygnus prides itself on making high quality ultrasonic thickness gauges (UTGs) and leak detectors that are entirely focused for the job in hand — and that are both highly ruggedized and simple to use.

Cotecna, global provider of quality assurance services for the grains industry
15 March 2019: Cotecna provides testing, inspection and certification services to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for its clients.

Gambarotta Gschwendt’s full-service conveyor offering
15 March 2019: Gambarotta Gschwendt is world-renowned in the design, construction and installation of equipment for the elevating and transport of solid materials in the cement industry, such as bucket elevators, conveyors and high capacity feeders...

Liebherr’s LRS Log Handler to make its début at Bauma 2019
15 March 2019: For the first time, a machine from Liebherr's maritime division will be presented at the Bauma exhibition in Munich.

RopeCon®. An efficient link to new mining areas
15 March 2019: The RopeCon® system, which transports platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant, has recently gone into operation.

Brexit and foreign firms bring new jobs to Rotterdam
14 March 2019: Last year, eleven British firms set up in Rotterdam in anticipation of Brexit. They represent nearly a third of the international firms that established a location in the port city last year, according to Rotterdam Partners.

Rulmeca smooths the way for dry cargo transport
14 March 2019: Rulmeca designs and manufacturers rollers and components for conveyors and is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of premium components for material handling.

Telestack bring #TriedAndTrusted solutions to Bauma
14 March 2019: Telestack innovation and dealer expertise will feature prominently on the Telestack stand at the forthcoming Bauma 2019

TOC Europe
14 March 2019: Visitor registration now open

Two big US funds keen on rescuing Hanjin Heavy
14 March 2019: Two very big American funds are keen on rescuing the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil), a subsidiary of the Korean shipbuilder, a top official said.

Volvo finalises acquisition of CeDE Group
14 March 2019: Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has received all necessary approvals for the earlier announced acquisition of Swedish machine adaptation specialist CeDe Group and the deal is now closed.

ABP appoints new Head of Humber International Terminal
13 March 2019: This week ABP has announced that Martin Bardle, formerly the company’s Head of Compliance, has stepped into an operational position and taken up the helm at Immingham’s Humber International Terminal.

Brazilian Soya Bean Exporters Set New Records
13 March 2019: Brazilian soya bean exports are up 85.2% in the first two months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018

Bulkship Management employs Alfa Laval ballast water treatment solution for fleet
13 March 2019: Oslo-based Bulkship Management AS has chosen Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for compliance in ballast water treatment.

Fitch: Global Port Volumes to Grow
13 March 2019: Global port volume will continue to grow over the next decade but at a slower pace than it has done since 2007 due to the US-China trade war and key industrial trends, according to credit ratings agency Fitch.

Grain terminal controls dust emissions at Brazil’s busiest port
13 March 2019: In-depth report from Martin Engineering tackling the issues of dust control at Port of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

Moody’s Upgrades Panama Canal’s Long-Term Rating to A1
13 March 2019: Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the 20-year $450 million Senior Unsecured Bonds issued by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to A1 from A2, with a stable outlook.

Optimizing grain handling with solutions from Standard Industrie International
13 March 2019: Environment, productivity, and profitability are at the heart of every industry; there are many alternatives to choose from that are either short or long-term on the market

Winch systems from Liebherr
13 March 2019: At this year’s Bauma, Liebherr presents the new configuration options for its winch system solutions for a wide range of applications.

World-first approval for VIKING LifeCraft™ Survival Craft
13 March 2019: The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has officially approved the VIKING LifeCraft™ Survival Craft as a Novel Life-Saving Appliance, meeting the requirements for replacing conventional lifeboats on passenger ships...

ABS Partners with SecurityGate to Deliver the Most In-Depth Cyber Risk Analysis
12 March 2019: “ABS is the global leader in marine and offshore cyber security. This partnership with SecurityGate takes us to the next level,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.

Brazil iron ore shortfall could reach 90 million mt/year
12 March 2019: The iron ore market could lose as much as 90 million mt/year of supplies from Brazil — about a quarter of the country’s total export capacity — from output curbs following the fatal tailings dam burst at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine...

Brexit fallout on UK finance intensifies
12 March 2019: More than 275 financial firms are moving a combined $1.2 trillion in assets and funds and thousands of staff from Britain to the European Union in readiness for Brexit at a cost of up to $4 billion, a report from a think tank said on Monday.

Martin Engineering: Forging a new partnership in the UAE
12 March 2019: A global leader in bulk handling equipment, Martin Engineering has entered the Middle Eastern market by forging a partnership with German Conveyor Industries LLC.

Volvo to test remote-controlled wheel loaders with 5G
12 March 2019: Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna.

BIMCO steps up focus on publications
11 March 2019: This year, and over the coming years, BIMCO will be publishing a string of new publications in close corporation with Witherby Publishing Group...

Dry Bulk Week 10: The Baltic Briefing
11 March 2019: Capesize - A faint glimmer of hope with the suggestion the market may have finally bottomed out, with owners attempting to resist further cuts in rates on some routes.

RBL-REI wins mine to port coal conveyor contract for EMCO, Russia
11 March 2019: French company RBL-REI SA, has been appointed as the contractor to perform the construction works for a 28 km main coal conveyor for East Mining Company (EMCO).

Terex announces £12 million production facility in Northern Ireland
11 March 2019: Lifting and material processing machinery manufacturer Terex has announced plans to build a £12 million production facility in Derry, Northern Ireland, which it hopes will be operational this year.

The Polish Register of Shipping weighs in on bulker safety issues
11 March 2019: The random nature of the ocean, wave conditions, a wide variety of shipping operations, indiscriminate loading conditions, arbitrary shipping routes and decisions by the crew are all contributing factors to the safety of a vessel...

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions receives award for digital services
11 March 2019: As part of a benchmarking study carried out by the University of St. Gallen, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been presented with the Successful Practice award for digital services.

Complimentary paper on global thermal coal trade
08 March 2019: Argus has produced a complimentary white paper on the global coal market,

Coaltrans China: Latest Attendees
08 March 2019: You can now take a look at the full list of attendees registered so far for Coaltrans China, China's largest coal industry gathering.

Italy aims to sign preliminary Belt and Road deal with China
08 March 2019: Italy is negotiating a preliminary deal to become a part of China’s giant “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan to boost trade, a government official said, in a move that could upset the United States.

K Line To Reduce Fleet and Undertake Structural Reform
08 March 2019: K Line announced yesterday it will carry out business structural reforms, mainly for profitability improvement and reduction of fleets being effected for the exposure to risks from market conditions

US coal exports have second best year ever
08 March 2019: US coal exports totaled 104.9 million mt in 2018, up 19.3% from 2017 and the second highest total on record, according to US Census data out.

Will hydrogen fuel power the shift to a greater use of renewables?
08 March 2019: The global maritime industry is now on the threshold of a committed move towards renewable energy, with hydrogen as the potential acid test in the shift away from fossil fuels.

Anglo Eastern Univan fleet to benefit from MacGregor support
07 March 2019: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Ocean Sourcing Pte Ltd to support MacGregor equipment installed on the Anglo Eastern Univan Group fleet of 650 managed vessels.

AntwerpXL - the event shaping the future of breakbulk
07 March 2019: Video Preview - Coming soon to the Port of Antwerp

Grindrod reports positive results
07 March 2019: Grindrod released its final results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Renewed focus on Freight Services, following Shipping’s spin-off in June 2018, has yielded positive results.

Modular conveyors reap rewards from installation through to operation
07 March 2019: With the first installation of its new, modular conveyor system in Indonesia, Siwertell shows that innovation is a welcome aspect of the bulk handling industry.

Peel Ports London Medway goes for growth
07 March 2019: Peel Ports London Medway has increased the capacity of its warehousing facilities at the Port of Sheerness through an extensive reconfiguration programme.

Cyber security threat awareness initiative wins award for GAC
06 March 2019: GAC Group IT and Corporate Academy honoured in CIO 100 Awards

Emerging markets will seek concessions from the UK in post-Brexit trade deals, new research from Ti reveals
06 March 2019: Survey respondents appear to have a broadly pessimistic view on the UK’s negotiating position in post-Brexit trade negotiations.

INTERCARGO: “2019 is a year for dry cargo owners to prepare their vessels for landmark changes in shipping”
06 March 2019: INTERCARGO held its Executive and Technical Committee meetings in Hong Kong on 4 and 5 March 2019, along with the Dinner Reception on the first day for Members and Guests.

New Flowsafe ballast water management system will save costs for dry bulkers
06 March 2019: A new Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) developed by Flow Water Technologies Ltd, called FlowSafe, can now be fitted in bulkers with Gravity discharge pumps.

New opportunities created by multi award-winning power station rail project
06 March 2019: A project which built specially-designed freight wagons to carry millions of tonnes of biomass a year to the UK’s biggest power station and breathed new life into a disused rail yard has won another prestigious industry award

EU set for trade talks with U.S. on March 6 amid concern over tariffs
05 March 2019: The European Union’s top trade officials will update their U.S. counterparts this week on progress in obtaining a negotiating mandate for a EU-U.S. trade deal on industrial goods...

Purpose-built dry bulk handling cranes from REEL-NKM Noell
05 March 2019: Floating bulk handling cranes operate in a specific niche.

The new Mantsinen 60 is compact, yet strong and smart
05 March 2019: While the trend on the market tends to be “go big or go home”, the Finland-based material handling machine manufacturer Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy swims against the current.

UK: Port regions should be prioritised in new Stronger Towns Fund
05 March 2019: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has today announced details of a new £1.6bn Stronger Towns Fund to ‘boost growth’ in deprived regions after Brexit.

Brazil to launch corruption probe into Vale dam disaster
04 March 2019: Brazil’s authorities will investigate miner Vale SA over possible corruption in misleading officials about the safety of its dam that burst and killed hundreds, a spokeswoman for the Mines and Energy Ministry said on Friday.

Brazil’s soybean exports projected to fall 14-18% in 2019
04 March 2019: Brazil’s soybean exports are expected to come in 14-18% down on the year in 2019 due to lower production and reduced buying by China, industry reports showed.

Dry Bulk Week 9: The Baltic Briefing
04 March 2019: Handysize: Overall the index remained in positive territory this week, with improved activity from both basins.

China discourages Australian coal imports
01 March 2019: In recent weeks, Australian coal cargoes have been facing increasing delays clearing customs at Chinese ports.

Greek shipowners agree to pay 75 million euros annually to state
01 March 2019: Greek shipowners will pay at least 75 million euros ($85.37 million) annually to the state budget, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday, under a deal that replaces a previous voluntary arrangement.

ING and EIB provide €110m for Spliethoff’s Green Shipping investments
01 March 2019: For the retrofitting of 42 vessels of its fleet with exhaust gas cleaning systems and ballast water management systems.

Metso's expansion project at the Alwar plant in India completed
01 March 2019: Metso has completed the expansion project at the Metso Park production facility in Alwar, India.

Pacific Basin Is Optimistic About Dry Bulk Market’s Prospects
01 March 2019: Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, one of the world’s leading dry bulk shipping companies, yesterday announced their financial results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

‘The global economy may have bottomed out already’
28 February 2019: The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist Jan Hatzius.

British ports resilient but still wary of ‘no-deal’ impacts
28 February 2019: Resilience planning is under way and UK ports have been working constructively with the Government to explore ways to mitigate the possible cross border issues that might arise

Commodity markets on edge as India, Pakistan tensions rise
28 February 2019: Any escalation of conflict between India and Pakistan may impact currency, gold and shipping markets in the region, but other commodities are unlikely to see any immediate direct impact unless...

Dust-tight drum tipper for difficult materials
28 February 2019: Flexicon have introduced a TIP-TITE® drum tipper that is designed for use with poorly-flowing or agglomerated materials, allowing rapid transfer of free- and non-free-flowing bulk solid materials dust-free.

"Year of continued improvements"
27 February 2019: J. Lauritzen publishes financial report for 2018

Biomass PowerON 2019
27 February 2019: The two days event will give you an extensive view on the European and regional Nordics situation of the biomass market.

Cargo liquefaction continues to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping
27 February 2019: INTERCARGO welcomes the latest amendment to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC 04-17)

China restricts seaborne coal imports
27 February 2019: In response to news on China’s Dalian port restricting seaborne coal imports, Wood Mackenzie’s experts provide the following commentary.

Diana Shipping reports 2018 net income of $16.6 million
27 February 2019: Net income and net income attributed to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 amounted to $16.6 million and $10.8 million, respectively

Global coal demand to be stable through 2023
27 February 2019: Global coal demand in the next five years is set to be stable, with declines in the United States and Europe offset by growth in India and other Asian countries, a report showed.

Prohire supplies bulk tractor units to Abbey Logistics
27 February 2019: Commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management company, Prohire Limited has secured the contract to supply Abbey Logistics with its latest tractor unit fleet requirement

Sydney ferry fatality highlights need for effective wastewater management
27 February 2019: The importance of maintaining chemical toilets onboard ship has been raised following an incident in February onboard a Sydney Harbour-operating passenger ferry in which a high level of toxic gas was detected

"K" Line launches 200,000-dwt Bulk Carrier "CAPE SAPPHIRE"
26 February 2019: Today, at the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000-dwt ton Cape size bulker "CAPE SAPPHIRE" has been completed.

Dunlop Conveyor Belting
26 February 2019: The safety and critical importance of conveyor belt technology

Joint Development of an Innovative Method for Ship Hull Inspection
26 February 2019: Joint Development of an Innovative Method for Ship Hull Inspection and Maintenance Using Drone and Image Analysis System

MV "Solomon Trader" oil spill becomes an environmental disaster
26 February 2019: Around 60 tonnes of oil has spilled from the bulker Solomon Trader, that ran aground on a coral reef in the Solomon Islands, on 4 February.

OECD: Risks rising in corporate debt market
26 February 2019: Global outstanding debt in the form of corporate bonds issued by non-financial companies has hit record levels, reaching almost USD 13 trillion at the end of 2018.

Optimarin says early order surge should make 2019 ‘best year ever’
26 February 2019: In the quarter of a century since its formation in 1994, ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has never experienced a year quite like 2018.

Riga port announces enhanced cooperation with Belarusian forestry industry
26 February 2019: Representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Forestry have visited the Port of Riga to discuss ways of enhancing the export of the country’s timber through the Baltic port.

Terex shares full year results
26 February 2019: Terex Corporation announced fourth quarter 2018 net sales of $1.2 billion, up 16% versus Q4 2017 net sales of $1.1 billion

Voith extends TurboBelt TPXL family
26 February 2019: Fluid couplings for belt conveyors

Calim Grabs: popular worldwide for handling coal and other commodities
25 February 2019: Calim Grab Industry (Calim Kepce) Lifting Technologies manufactures of grabs and other lifting equipment which can be used to handle, among others, coal cargoes.

China commits to buy 10 million tonnes U.S. soy in White House meeting
25 February 2019: China committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans in a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Twitter.

China’s met coal buyers unfazed by reports of tightening port restrictions
25 February 2019: China’s metallurgical coal buyers remained largely unfazed as more details emerged of port restrictions tightening on cargoes arriving from main supplier Australia, market sources said.

Coal handling with iSAM’s advanced terminal automation solutions
25 February 2019: Coal mines as well as export and import terminals typically have extreme levels of equipment utilization. At most locations, the equipment is utilized 24/7 and waiting times create a considerable impact on the profit margin.

Dry Bulk Week 8: The Baltic Briefing
25 February 2019: Gloom continued to beset the market for the big ships, with Dalian port last week imposing a ban on Australian coal imports and capping coal imports from all sources by the end of 2019 at 12 million tonnes.

Navis to provide dedicated bulk carrier newbuilds loading computer
25 February 2019: Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for cargo and vessel performance and compliance, today announced it will equip a series of nine new build 82,000 dtw bulk carriers with the dedicated bulk version of MACS3 loading computer.

Strange days for coal with Glencore’s cap, China curbs
25 February 2019: It’s been weird in the coal world in recent days, with the world’s largest shipper saying it’s capping output, biggest seaborne buyer China putting restrictions on some imports, and...

China to rely on soybean imports, despite push on domestic output
22 February 2019: China, the world’s largest importer of soybeans, will rely on overseas purchases for supplies of the oilseed, even as it tries to revive domestic production, a top official said.

Drive of the future
22 February 2019: Liebherr highlights the relevance of combining technologies

FLSmidth signs contract for cement plant equipment in South America
22 February 2019: In January, FLSmidth was awarded a contract to deliver equipment for a greenfield cement plant in Paraguay, South America. The contract is valued at more than DKK 350m.

INTERCARGO: Dry Bulk Market Optimism Moderated Through to 2019
22 February 2019: INTERCARGO’s 2017–2018 Benchmarking Report is published after a second year of solid improvement in the dry bulk market.

Proud of our Industry
22 February 2019: We should definitely be proud of our industry in Rotterdam. It creates new employment, is an important driver of our economy and produces items that we all use in our daily lives.

U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war
22 February 2019: The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war

Algoma Conveyor begins delivery voyage from China to Canada
21 February 2019: The recently completed Algoma Conveyor, the third Seawaymax Equinox Class 740’ self-unloading dry-bulk carrier, has begun its delivery voyage from China to Canada.

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
21 February 2019: ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.6.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).

Expanding coal trade defies negative overtones
21 February 2019: Global coal trades report.

First Grieg Star ship recycled under new EU regulations
21 February 2019: Yesterday, Grieg Star began the recycling of its faithful Star Gran at LEYAL Ship Recycling Group in Turkey. She is the first under the new EU recycling regulations.

GB Railfreight to continue successful partnership with Liberty British Aluminium
21 February 2019: GB Railfreight are delighted to announce that they will be continuing their successful partnership with Liberty British Aluminium, having agreed to extend their contract for another three years.

Key role of coal for a responsible energy transition
21 February 2019: The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015, focused on combating climate change and setting the path for a low carbon future, aiming at limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C...

Launch of innovative sales platform for yachts and ships
21 February 2019: At the beginning of January, Vesselbay.com went live with the launch of an innovative international online sales platform for vessels that ensures efficient sales processes.

Coaltrans Poland
20 February 2019: Coaltrans Poland is returning on 4-5 June 2019 to Krakow, the only event in Poland to bring the domestic and international coal community together.

Indian power utilities' thermal coal imports up on year
20 February 2019: Indian power utilities imported around 50.16 million mt of thermal coal over April 2018-January 2019, registering a 4.6% growth compared with the corresponding period a year go

Sirius Minerals’ tunnel boring machine arrives at Teesside
20 February 2019: The first 1,800-tonne tunnel boring machine (“TBM”) that will be used to construct Sirius Minerals’ 23 mile mineral transportation tunnel from Teesside to Whitby, has arrived!

thyssenkrupp to deliver gearless conveyor for Anglo American’s new copper mine in Peru
20 February 2019: One of the world’s largest copper reserves will soon be accessed with the help of high- capacity overland conveyors from thyssenkrupp.

WTO trade indicator points to slower trade growth into first quarter of 2019
20 February 2019: The most recent WTOI reading of 96.3 is the weakest since March 2010 and below the baseline value of 100 for the index, signalling below-trend trade expansion into the first quarter.

Chinese traders cut Australian coal imports over customs delays
19 February 2019: Chinese coal traders are halting purchases of Australian coal and coking coal as clearing times through China’s customs have at least doubled to 40 days or more.

EU Derivative Traders Get U.K. Clearing Access in No-Deal Brexit
19 February 2019: Banks, money managers and other derivatives traders based in the European Union won formal approval to use U.K.-based clearinghouses in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Goodbulk expects dry bulk market volatility in 2019
19 February 2019: As Chinese trade policies will have an impact on iron ore and coal trades

Great Yarmouth hits new heights with crane investment
19 February 2019: The Port of Great Yarmouth has taken delivery of a new state of the art crane giving it greater capabilities to handle larger cargoes on the east coast.

Will the Vale Malaysia fire cause more iron ore supply disruption?
19 February 2019: On Friday 15th February 2019, Vale announced there was a fire affecting a conveyor belt system at its distribution centre in Malaysia.

China’s Cold Becomes Shipping’s Flu As Slower Demand Hits Rates
18 February 2019: Just as trucking spot rates are hitting two-year lows, ocean shippers are seeing rates hit similar lows amid a slowdown in China and upheavals in bulk commodity trade.

Dry Bulk Week 7: The Baltic Briefing
18 February 2019: Despite the focus on Vale and reduced Brazil exports, there were signs of further demand this week that checked further falls.

Leading Russian state bank tightens grip on Black Sea grain export hub i
18 February 2019: Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB is buying one of the biggest grain terminals at the Black Sea Port of Novorossiisk...

China January trade data beats forecasts, but sustainability in doubt
15 February 2019: China’s exports unexpectedly returned to growth in January after a shock decline the previous month, while imports fell much less than expected, but analysts said the strength was likely due to seasonal factors...

Difficult environment, reliable energy supply, igus® withstands dust and dirt in alumina production
15 February 2019: During the mining and subsequent storage of bauxite, a sedimentary rock for the production of aluminium oxide, a lot of dust is thrown up, which is a major challenge especially for the moving machine parts of the conveyor units.

Euro zone economic growth slows year-on-year in fourth quarter, employment up
15 February 2019: The euro zone economy slowed as expected year-on-year in the last three months of 2018 as growth in Germany came to a halt and Italy slipped into recession...

Suez Canal Authority Extend it’s Dry Bulk Vessels Reduction
15 February 2019: The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) pays more attention to its users best interest, and has recently taken steps towards being the safest, most secure, most reliable and most competitive compared to other routes.

‘So far, so good,’ Mnuchin says of trade talks in China
14 February 2019: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said talks with China went well on Wednesday, as the world’s two largest economies try to iron out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute.

National Australia Bank lifts forecasts for iron ore, met coal prices
14 February 2019: National Australia Bank raised its forecasts for iron ore and metallurgical coal prices citing mine closures in Brazil for the former and constraints on both Australian exports and Chinese imports for the latter...

Royal Bodewes builds three low-fuel-consumption self-unloaders for cement
14 February 2019: Major shipbuilder Royal Bodewes builds vessels in the 1,500–12,500dwt range.

Three Incidents Of Piracy And Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia In January 2019
14 February 2019: There was no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah; and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in January 2019

CRU: Vale’s Dam Accident to have Significant Impact on the Iron Ore Market
13 February 2019: On 25 January 2019 it happened again. Just three years and two months after Samarco’s tailings dam failed, the world’s largest iron ore producer, Vale, saw one of its tailings dams collapse in Brazil.

Dalian iron ore retreats from record high, trade woes hurt
13 February 2019: China’s iron ore and steel futures retreated on Tuesday from record highs hit in the previous session, as speculators sold positions amid trade concerns between Beijing and Washington.

Hyundai Heavy to sign official deal for Daewoo Shipbuilding takeover
13 February 2019: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipyard by sales, is set to buy its smaller local rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

Sluggish Russian wheat sales see regional freight rates slide
13 February 2019: Freight rates in the Black and Azov Sea regions are sliding amid high prices in Russia, sources said.

The Swedish Club: Dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020
13 February 2019: To assist the shipowner, The Swedish Club has cut through the chatter and obtained expert advice from a leading marine engineering consultancy and from experts in contract law.

British trade minister says Brexit is not the only reason for GDP slowdown
12 February 2019: Britain’s economic slowdown should not be blamed entirely on Brexit, British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Monday after data showed the economy last year grew at its slowest since 2012.

IMF warns of global economic ‘storm’ as growth undershoots
12 February 2019: The International Monetary Fund on Sunday (Feb 10) warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations.

Keeping dust in check with Golden West Industries
12 February 2019: Golden West Industries (GWI) is a US based dust mitigation company specializing in mining, shipping and handling of all types of material globally.

TAKRAF Italy wins shiploader contract for project in Chile
12 February 2019: Towards the end of October 2018, TAKRAF Italy won a significant contract for the supply of a ship loader for an important expansion project in Chile.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) finances Ecoslops up to €18M for its development
12 February 2019: Ecoslops is delighted to announce the agreement of the EIB for a financing of a maximum of 18 million euros.

Brazil farmers halt soy sales as real strengthens, China buys U.S. supplies
11 February 2019: Farmers have halted sales of Brazil’s soybeans as port premiums swooned, the real currency strengthened and a pause in a trade war prompted top importer China to purchase soy from the US

Caribbean Shipping Line moves to Port of Hull
11 February 2019: An international Caribbean shipping service has recently unlocked multiple routes to the Port of Hull, handling thousands of tonnes of breakbulk and project cargo per year.

Dry Bulk Week 6: The Baltic Briefing
11 February 2019: The Vale disaster weighed heavily on the market for big ships, with uncertainty about shipments/future exports leading to a sharp drop in rates.

Goldman and Its Biggest Critic Agree on Iron Ore Outlook
11 February 2019: It took massive output cuts from the world’s largest iron ore producer to get Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts and their biggest critic to agree on their outlook for the steelmaking ingredient.

Throughput Of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port Totaled 13 Million Tonnes In 2018
11 February 2019: Tuapse Sea Commercial Port handled 13.04 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, down 8% versus the result of 2017 mostly due to reduction of oil products export and coal transshipment.

Algoma announces CEO resignation and names replacement
08 February 2019: Algoma Central Corporation, a leading provider of marine transportation services, yesterday announced that Ken Bloch Soerensen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer

EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecasts as ‘Perfect Storm’ Darkens Horizon
08 February 2019: Eurozone economic growth will slow significantly this year, the European Union said Thursday, as the currency union faces a perfect storm of weakening global trade and rising domestic risks led by a chaotic Brexit.

Goltens lands major ballast water retrofit orders with NYK Bulk & Projects, BW LPG
08 February 2019: Goltens’ Worldwide Green Technologies Division Asia has announced contracts with NYK Bulk & Projects Carrier Ltd. (NBP) and BW LPG

Jan coal exports from Australia’s Gladstone jump 37% on year
08 February 2019: Jan coal exports from Australia’s Gladstone jump 37% on year amid higher flow to Japan

Positive year for Konecranes
08 February 2019: 2018: Solid order growth In all business areas and clear improvement In profitability for Konecranes

World’s Top Steelmaker Says China Slowdown Weighs on Demand
08 February 2019: ArcelorMittal said it expects a drop in Chinese steel demand, reinforcing concerns that dark clouds are gathering over the global economy.

StormGeo and DNV GL announce creation of new fleet performance management powerhouse
07 February 2019: The agreement will combine DNV GL’s ECO Insight and Navigator Insight solutions with StormGeo’s FleetDSS and ship reporting solutions.

Surging Iron Ore Prices Will Hurt China’s Economy While Benefiting Australia And Brazil
07 February 2019: As we enter the Year of the Pig in the Chinese calendar, the performance of iron ore has been, well, piggish of late.

Pattison Sand opens new aggregates plant
06 February 2019: New plant capable of producing more than seven materials: concrete stone, road rock and base material, asphalt stone, asphalt chips, railroad ballast and manufactured sand.

Port & Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes
06 February 2019: 12-13 March 2019

Standing out on the scrap heap
06 February 2019: Six material handling machines in a year: Steelworks service provider relies completely on SENNEBOGEN electric material handlers

Hempel launches powerful and flexible new antifouling solution
05 February 2019: Yesterday, worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel launched a powerful new antifouling coating – Atlantic+ – providing flexible and reliable performance.

Oldendorff take delivery of five new eco-ships
05 February 2019: In a continuous effort to upgrade their fleet, 2019 started with the delivery of five new eco-ships delivered to Oldendorff Carriers, four of which were delivered on the same day

Tenova HYL will supply a DRI Micro-Module to Sinosteel
05 February 2019: Tenova HYL, a Tenova company leader in Direct Reduction, was recently chosen by China’s Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering as the Technology provider for a Direct Reduction (DR) Micro-Module...

The Navigator - Issue 20
05 February 2019: The 20th issue of The Navigator focuses on the importance of a navigational assessment and why it is different from an audit.

Turkey’s 2018 thermal coal imports down 4.5% to 31.5 mil mt
05 February 2019: Turkey’s thermal coal imports in 2018 fell 4.55 to 31.5 million mt, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday.

UK to ease customs checks on EU goods in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit
05 February 2019: Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday.

Commodities on display at the 2019 Super Bowl
04 February 2019: No one knows which players will stand out, but the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta — the site of this year’s contest — will certainly be a shining star.

Dry Bulk Week 5: The Baltic Briefing
04 February 2019: Capesize - The Vale dam tragedy sparked a sharp fall in rates across all regions even where tonnage remained tight...

Fitch Ratings: Stable Global Mining Outlook
04 February 2019: The outlook for the global mining sector in 2019 is stable, Fitch Ratings says. While the long-term impact on the sector of trade tensions between the US and China remains uncertain...

Flexco introduces new TUG™ HD® Belt Clamps
04 February 2019: TUG HD Belt Clamps provide even tensioning across the entire belt width, with an extruded non-slip grip pattern on the aluminum bars that provides ultimate holding power.

HAROPA reports 19% growth in dry bulk for 2018
01 February 2019: For the 2nd year running in 2018, HAROPA posted an overall growth figure in goods traffic of +2%, with dry bulk up +19% and grain +37%

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Expects Weaker Dry Bulk Market
01 February 2019: FY2018 3rd Quarter Results

South Korea to combine world’s two biggest shipbuilders in $2 billion deal
01 February 2019: Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilding group, has announced a share swap deal worth 2.1 trillion won ($1.98 billion) to take over second-ranked Daewoo...

ABP appoints new Chief Information Officer
31 January 2019: ABP is pleased to announce that Harm van Weezel has been appointed Chief Information Officer.

FLSmidth to expand Hindalco’s alumina refinery in Odisha, India
31 January 2019: FLSmidth will supply machinery and equipment for the 0.5mtpa (million tonnes per year) extension of the world-class refinery of Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) in Odisha, India.

MS Viikki- the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier
31 January 2019: Ice and easy: The next level of hybridization

Optimize Belt Cleaner Tension
31 January 2019: To maximize performance and life . Advice for cleaner, safer, more productive conveying.

BBC Chartering adds Yacht Transport service
30 January 2019: BBC Chartering announces the launch of a new direct sales channel for transportation services targeting the global yachting community, effective immediately.

Billion dollar port development in Libya agreed
30 January 2019: Libya’s government authorities in the East and West have formally agreed to jointly support the billion-dollar development of Port of Susah.

Cybersecurity Programme launched to increase Amsterdam Port's resilience
30 January 2019: The Netherlands is one of the world's top three countries affected by cyber attacks and Ports are particularly vulnerable..

EU calms U.S. trade ties by accepting U.S. soybeans in biofuel
30 January 2019: The European Commission said on Tuesday it had concluded that U.S. soybeans can be used in biofuels in the European Union

EU investment plan’s results may be overstated, auditors say
30 January 2019: A flagship investment project to revive the European Union’s economy has disproportionately favoured larger member states and its results may have been overstated

IGC Grains Conference 2019
30 January 2019: Early Bird Discount ends 31 January 2019.

Sapir strengthens cargo handling with two new Liebherr cranes
30 January 2019: Video: Two new cranes were unloaded at the Port of Ravenna

UK Ports targeted in "Maritime 2050" Report
30 January 2019: The UK government has confirmed that smart port developments are a key part of future maritime strategy and will be led by industry with government support.

Brazil faces further iron ore disruption
29 January 2019: Brazil’s iron ore output faces potential outages after dam warnings were triggered in the Corrego do Feijao Mine region in Brumadinho just days after a nearby tailings barrage suffered a catastrophic failure

Port of Sept-Îles is delighted to announce an increase of 4.7% in volume handled
29 January 2019: The startup of operations at the multi-user dock accounted for the entire increase, with over 5.5 million tons handled in 2018

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announces net loss of $12.7 Million
29 January 2019: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. reported its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018.

Siwertell launches new high capacity loader
29 January 2019: With the launch of a new high capacity loader, Siwertell demonstrates its commitment to finding solutions for any kind of operation

Volvo Penta and Mantsinen sign dealer collaboration agreement
29 January 2019: Volvo Penta has signed a frame agreement with material handling crane OEM Mantsinen to share aftermarket responsibilities

America Welcomes the World’s Two Largest AmClyde Bulk Cranes
28 January 2019: The world’s two largest AmClyde bulk cranes, “Mr. Ervin” and “Hulk”, have been upgraded and refurbished, and for the first time are working in the United States of America.

Dry Bulk Week 4: The Baltic Briefing
28 January 2019: Panamax: Rates continued to slide all week with many hoping a bottom was reached, but some very low trades were still seen.

Get Ready for Brexit guides companies quickly through Dutch ports
28 January 2019: Dutch ports launch campaign website to enable exporters, importers and their logistics service providers to see at a glance what they need to do, to transport their cargo quickly to the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Metso to launch groundbreaking innovations in Bauma 2019
28 January 2019: Metso is introducing a number of new, state of the art solutions for the aggregate, construction, and mining industries in Bauma 2019

Port of Newcastle records another solid year
28 January 2019: Port of Newcastle recorded another solid year of trade in 2018 with the Hunter's construction boom and business investment helping drive growth in related cargoes.

Vale updates on the dam breach in Brumadinho
28 January 2019: ?Vale updates information on the breach of the Dam I of the Córrego de Feijão mine that occurred in the early afternoon of January 25th, 2019

Liebherr - 10 years of Mobile Harbour Leadership
25 January 2019: Liebherr Maritime Cranes’ product line of mobile harbour cranes has had a very successful year 2018. With 83 sales in 40 countries, Liebherr gains an estimated market share of up to two-thirds in this segment.

Port of Mackay ready for new dry bulk trades
25 January 2019: North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has opened the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades.

South African RBCT says 2018 coal exports fell
25 January 2019: South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) said on Thursday, 2018 coal exports fell to 73.47 million tonnes from its record high of 76.47 million tonnes in 2017

Suez Canal revenue rises to $5.7billion
25 January 2019: Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue rose to $5.7 billion in 2018, from $5.3 billion in 2017, Reuters calculations based on data from a government website showed on Monday.

Telestack continuing to invest to meet their international demand
25 January 2019: Leading the international mobile materials handling market, Telestack continues to invest to meet the international demand for its products.

25th Coaltrans Asia
24 January 2019: Time is running out for the Super Early Bird

5th Mare Forum Singapore 2019
24 January 2019: Only 48 days to go before the 5th Mare Forum Singapore 2019 “Everything is changing - shipping and trade" takes place on Tuesday 26 February at the Novotel on Stevens in Singapore.

AntwerpXL - Registration Goes Live
24 January 2019: Registration is free during January for the event, which is dedicated to the logistics of breakbulk, RoRo, and heavy lift, in association with the Port of Antwerp

Arrest warrants against Polaris CEO & 4 others over ‘Stellar Daisy’ sinking
24 January 2019: Polaris Shipping CEO, Kim Wan-joong and four others are facing arrest warrants over the sinking of VLOC Stellar Daisy 22 months back.

Enclosed conveyors to address new OSHA Regulations
24 January 2019: Rapat Corporation’s complete line of enclosed conveyors helps eliminate dust emissions, providing a solution for industries looking to meet OSHA’s updated silica-related regulations...

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping
24 January 2019: The International Transport Workers’ Federation expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland...

Optimarin consolidates Fednav relationship with retrofit and newbuild orders
24 January 2019: Optimarin has signed a contract to supply seven of its USCG-approved Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) to Fednav, Canada's largest ocean-going dry-bulk shipowning group.

Volvo Penta - on the right track
24 January 2019: Volvo Penta is supplying 5-liter and 13-liter engines to Italian company Gleisfrei, for new locomotives.

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems validated by strong demand
24 January 2019: The technology group Wärtsilä has recently been awarded a number of contracts to supply its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) to global shipping operators.

As IMO 2020 lures newcomers to bunker sector, profit is far from guaranteed
23 January 2019: A pharmaceutical company’s ill-fated attempt to focus on trading bunker fuel derivatives highlights the unpredictability that IMO 2020 has injected into oil markets.

Conveyor Covers – Protecting People and the Environment
23 January 2019: Suppressing dust and protecting the environment. These are now issues that address growing environmental compliance requirements for Australian bulk materials handling operations.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. receives commitment for a new credit facility of US$ 208 million
23 January 2019: New five year senior secured facility totaling approximately USD 208 million, bearing an interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.50% and maturing in 2024.

Fantastic growth for drycargomag.com
23 January 2019: With the newly updated website, online growth, page views, visits and hits continue to rise!

New tonnage record for Port of Port Hedland
23 January 2019: Pilbara Ports Authority has achieved a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland.

NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers secures biomass transport contracts
23 January 2019: NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers, the bulker unit of NYK, has secured long term biomass fuel transport contracts from two new domestic power plants, Japanese media Kaiji Press reports.

China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
22 January 2019: The announced agreement for CNCo to acquire the bulk shipping business in Hamburg Süd will include Rudolf A. Oetker (RAO), Furness Withy Chartering and the bulk activities in Alianca Navegacão (Aliabulk).

New £2.2 million agribulk terminal for Port of Ayr
22 January 2019: Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a £2.2 million investment in a new state-of-the-art warehouse at the Port of Ayr which will improve its customer offering.

SDTR orders ten 85,000 dwt post-panamax bulk carriers
22 January 2019: Singapore-based SDTR Marine and AVIC Leasing have signed shipbuilding contracts with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for the construction of ten 85,000 dwt post-panamax bulk carriers.

UNCTAD: Global economic growth has peaked
22 January 2019: The global economy will continue to grow at a steady pace of around 3% in 2019 and 2020 amid signs that global growth has peaked.

Algoma buys 3 self-unloaders from Oldendorff
21 January 2019: Algoma Central Corporation increases its Interest in Ocean Self-Unloader Pool to 40%

China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018
21 January 2019: China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs...

Dry Bulk Week 3 - The Baltic Briefing
21 January 2019: Panamax - It was a difficult week for most owners, with rates under pressure everywhere.

Russia plans tougher grain export controls
21 January 2019: Russia’s state agriculture watchdog is considering plans to strengthen controls on grain exports, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.

World seaborne coal trade rose 3.7 pct in 2018
21 January 2019: World coal seaborne trade grew 3.7 percent last year helped by higher output in India, Indonesia and Russia, Germany’s VDKI coal importers lobby said.

ABP Ipswich invests £700k to boost storage at port
18 January 2019: Construction of the new portable warehouse began in 2018 and was completed on schedule to provide extra storage space facilities for the needs...

AUMUND to provide conveying and storage solutions for Dangote Cement
18 January 2019: Dangote Cement relies on AUMUND Group conveying and storage technology for Africa

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders
18 January 2019: An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom...

Port of Szczecin is top bulk terminal in new BIMCO report
18 January 2019: The best performing port, in BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report 2018

Rains continue to dampen Indonesian thermal coal supply as China, India markets heat up
18 January 2019: Bad weather conditions in Indonesia, especially in the South Kalimantan province, continue to affect thermal coal production and loading schedules

US giant ADM to take over remaining stake in Gleadell Agriculture
18 January 2019: ADM to acquire Gleadell Agriculture Ltd and Dunns Ltd, combining existing UK Origination Entities to create ADM Agriculture Ltd.

Delivering Hunter Valley coal to Asian markets
17 January 2019: A shipment of 96 coal wagons arrived at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend to support Asia’s strong demand for the Hunter Valley’s high quality thermal coal.

Flexicon launches new Sanitary Bulk Bag Discharger
17 January 2019: A new BULK-OUT® Bulk Bag Discharger from Flexicon features stainless steel open-channel construction for applications in which contamination of the product or equipment cannot be tolerated.

Metso to deliver a large-scale pellet plant to Tata Steel in India
17 January 2019: Metso has won a significant order to deliver a large-scale iron ore pellet plant and related engineering services to Tata Steel for the expansion of the Kalinganagar operation in India.

Peel Ports to invest £300,000 into apprenticeship training
17 January 2019: Peel Ports is to invest around £300,000 via the apprenticeship levy to train around 100 existing staff.

Piracy & Armed Robbery Against Ships
17 January 2019: ICC International Maritime Bureau Jan-Dec 2018

Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” cargo turnover increased in 2018
17 January 2019: According to the results of 2018, the state company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” increased the cargo turnover to 12,3 mt.

CBH’s rail fleet achieves milestone
16 January 2019: The CBH Group has marked a milestone, transporting more than 50 million tonnes of grain on its rail fleet since the co-operative purchased its own locomotives and wagons in 2012.

Conveyor transfer point optimisation key to productivity
16 January 2019: Today’s evolving bulk materials handling operations are constantly in pursuit of optimal productivity and efficiency.

Konecranes wins repeat order for mobile harbour crane in Turkey
16 January 2019: The rail-mounted portal harbour crane for Turkey's newest port operator, Atakas Port Business, follows two rubber-tired Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour cranes put into operation a year ago.

President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring
16 January 2019: More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term

ReCAAP: Piracy and armed robbery incidents down 25%
16 January 2019: 76 incidents reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in 2018, marking 25% year-on-year decrease in Asia, and the lowest in a decade

China’s 2018 iron ore imports fall 1%
15 January 2019: This is the first annual drop since 2010

China’s annual coal imports in 2018 at 10.23 mil mt, up 3.9% on year
15 January 2019: In 2018, China imported a total of 281.23 million mt of crude coal, up 3.9% on year, China Customs figures showed.

Exports drive banner season at Port of Hamilton
15 January 2019: The Hamilton Port Authority’s 2018 cargo results are in, revealing the highest volume of cargo handled through the port in more than a decade.

Getting the inside track on dust control
15 January 2019: HKD Blue expands its dust-control product line (see video)

New Liebherr crane for Port of Rosyth
15 January 2019: Scotland’s best connected port, has welcomed their new Liebherr multimillion pound mobile harbour crane (model LHM 550) as part of a major investment programme at the port

37th World Trade & Transport Conference
14 January 2019: February 27-28, 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

ABP strengthens business with new steel contract
14 January 2019: ABP has secured new business handling 40,000 tonnes of steel each year at the UK’s biggest port, the Port of Immingham.

ABP: £250m to keep Britiain trading through Brexit
14 January 2019: ABP, the UK’s leading ports operator, recently announced an additional investment to boost facilities at its Port of Hull, bringing the group’s total investment to £250 million since the EU referendum in 2016

Brazil soybean crop estimate cut 5.3%
14 January 2019: Brazil soybean production in 2018-19 will fall to 115.72 million mt, from 120.8 million mt last season, analyst Safras & Mercado forecast.

Bulker refloated after running aground off Virginia
14 January 2019: The 176,200 dwt bulk carrier JSW Salem ran aground off Virginia on January 10, but was able to refloat with the rising tide, according to the US Coast Guard.

Dry Bulk Week 2: The Baltic Briefing
14 January 2019: Capesize - A slow start followed by a busy 24 hours of improving rates and a firming FFA market fuelled positive sentiment, only to see both paper and physical sales slide the next day.

Selektope® containing antifouling set to more than double for 2019
14 January 2019: Selektope® is an organic, non-metal compound that works to prevent barnacle fouling by temporarily activating the swimming behavior of barnacle cyprid larvae

Self-learning computer predicts vessel arrival
14 January 2019: Computers use the sea of data that we produce these days for self-training. The Port of Rotterdam is also investing in this development with Pronto, an application for standardised data exchange on port calls

U.S. shutdown sends grain traders, farmers hunting for data
14 January 2019: When the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a slew of key farm reports would not be released on Friday due to the partial government shutdown, the phones at crop forecaster Gro Intelligence blew up.

ABP Hull signs 10 year contract with Thor Shipping following £6million investment
11 January 2019: Leading port operator, ABP, today announces a major new agreement which sees Thor Shipping & Transport commit 10 years to The Port of Hull.

AntwerpXL - exhibition and conference
11 January 2019: Innovation, digitisation and lessons from the disruptors will top the conference agenda at antwerpxl

Australia’s Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China jump 14%
11 January 2019: Iron ore shipments to China from Australia’s Port Hedland terminal rose 14 percent in December from a month earlier

Coaltrans India
11 January 2019: With just over a month to go until Coaltrans India, now is the perfect time to find out more about the event.

FLSmidth exits bulk material handling business
11 January 2019: FLSmidth has reached an agreement to sell its bulk material handling business to Rainbow Heavy Machineries.

Grieg Star and Maas Capital establish joint venture
11 January 2019: Grieg Star and Maas Capital have established a joint venture for ownership of Supramax- and Ultramax vessels. The new company is named GriegMaas AS.

Konecranes wins order for two floating cranes
11 January 2019: To be operated by Cosco Shipping Bulk Co., Ltd. (Cosco), the cranes will handle bulk off the coast of Guinea, Africa as of the end of 2019.

AUMUND supplies full clinker conveying equipment to cement plants in Algeria
10 January 2019: The successful partnership between AUMUND France and AUMUND China has resulted in large orders for AUMUND in Algeria for two new cement plants at Zahana and Bechar.

Bedeshi to deliver two shiploaders for Barcelona Port Terminal
10 January 2019: Bedeschi S.p.a.made an agreement for the supply of two ship loaders for the handling of muriate of potash, rock salt and vacuum salt to Barcelona Port Terminal

BIMCO: China yet to impose full ban on open-loop scrubbers
10 January 2019: Chinese regulators have updated part of its domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely.

Coaltrans China 2019
10 January 2019: The Super Early Bird for this year's Coaltrans China expires this Friday.

Global Growth to Lose Momentum This Year, World Bank Says
10 January 2019: The World Bank cut its forecasts for global growth in 2019 and 2020, citing a worsening set of factors from trade tensions to financial-market instability

IMO: Bunker delivery note amendments enter into force
10 January 2019: Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019.

Keeping it safe…with Mondi’s FIBC liners
10 January 2019: Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, is investing in its Styria, Austria, plant to further boost safe, clean, environmentally friendly liners for FIBC's.

Volatility expected for Asia dry bulk markets in 2019
10 January 2019: In spite of a depressed fourth quarter in 2018, all segments of the dry bulk freight market saw earnings increase year on year.

APM Terminals takes a step toward Poti Port expansion
09 January 2019: APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium have submitted a conceptual design for the first stage construction permit of Poti Port expansion.

Coaltrans USA
09 January 2019: Join one of the biggest gathering of thermal and met coal execs in the US.

Expectations flat for US coal exports, production heading into 2019
09 January 2019: Total US thermal and metallurgical coal exports and production are projected to remain relatively flat in 2019 compared with 2018 levels

Freight Derivative Trade Volumes Up In 2018
09 January 2019: Figures compiled by the Baltic Exchange reveal that the overall volume of Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) trades increased in 2018.

Langh Tech delivers scrubber systems to the Polaris fleet
09 January 2019: Langh Tech and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) have signed a deal concerning scrubber retrofits on seven vessels in the Polaris fleet.

Panama Canal to restrict draft
09 January 2019: Panama Canal to restrict draft to 49 feet or 14.94 meters as of February 11

Supramax Sveti Vlaho engine failure in Rio de la Plata
09 January 2019: A Supramax bulk carrier operated by Croatian shipping company Atlantska Plovidba suffered a main engine failure on January 3, causing the ship to anchor in the Rio de la Plata.

The Canadian Power Finance Conference
09 January 2019: The Early Bird Rate for the upcoming Canadian Power Finance Conference 2019 (January 24th & 25th | Ritz-Carlton, Toronto) has been extended.

BPA: 2019 will be about more than just Brexit
08 January 2019: The British Ports Association is looking at challenges and opportunities facing UK ports beyond Brexit this year.

NI launches DPO qualification for the renewables sector
08 January 2019: The Nautical Institute has expanded its world-leading certification scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPOs) to include a qualification for seafarers operating in the renewables sector.

Shipping continues to enjoy stable UK tax regime
08 January 2019: Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) from £200,000 to £1m per annum for all qualifying investments in plant and machinery made between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020.

Uljanik Plovidba secures US$25m loan
08 January 2019: Croatian shipping company Uljanik Plovidba has entered into a USD 25 million loan agreement with an unnamed foreign lender.

Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Myrsini
07 January 2019: Diana Shipping Inc. has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Myrsini.

Dry Bulk Week 1: The Baltic Briefing
07 January 2019: Bulk report – Week 1

Eva Bulker at work
07 January 2019: J. Lauritzen recently captured some great footage of their Eva Bulker while she was hard at work, loading logs directly out of the water at the inner Anchorage of Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada.

More demand from China increases soybean exports from Brazil
07 January 2019: In 2018, Brazil exported a record 83.8 million tonnes of soybeans, an increase of 23.1% when compared to 2017

Outlook 2019: European thermal coal market looks to China for direction in year ahead
07 January 2019: Sources in the European thermal coal market are expecting the Chinese import policy to continue to drive sentiment for the majority of 2019

Algoma ratifies domestic dry bulk collective agreements
04 January 2019: Algoma Central Corporation announced that all of the Company’s domestic dry-bulk collective agreements have been ratified and will be in force until 2023.

China Back in the Market for American Soy
04 January 2019: China is back in the market for U.S. soybeans after taking a holiday break, just as Washington and Beijing plan more trade discussions.

Early warning on 2020 sulphur cap
04 January 2019: The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will start issuing a letter of warning from 1 January 2019

Iron ore, coal defy weakening China PMI, but for how long?
04 January 2019: The slump in China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is likely to prove an unwelcome New Year’s gift to the world’s major exporters of bulk commodities such as iron ore and coal.

Leaner and greener shipping will attract investment in 2019
04 January 2019: Leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019 if it fulfils its ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities.

Liebherr crane lifts thriving port
04 January 2019: Port of Sunderland has taken delivery of a brand new Liebherr LHM 420 - the second of the same kind the port now owns - which will transform its handling capabilities, opening up a new market on the River Wear waters.

PIBT achieves milestone in cargo handling
04 January 2019: Pakistan International Bulk Terminals Limited (PIBTL) has achieved a milestone in cargo handling by efficiently unloading first ever petcoke coal vessel at PIBT Terminal in just around 17 hours

Record year for Port of Antwerp
04 January 2019: 2018 looks set to be a record year for the Port of Antwerp for the sixth time in a row, with growth in all types of cargo and a recent wave of investments.

US coal carloads total 68,511, up 9.9% on year
04 January 2019: US coal carload originations totaled 68,511 in the week that ended December 29, down 27.1% from the prior week and a year low for 2018, American Association of Railroads data showed Thursday.

Belfast Harbour Invests £3m to ‘Grab’ World’s Largest Crane
03 January 2019: The Mantsinen 300M Hydraulic Crane will be the largest in UK & Ireland

Coaltrans Conferenes 2019
03 January 2019: Being in the right place, at the right time can lead you to making better deals!

Forward Ships granted South Korean Patent
03 January 2019: Forward Ships' innovative machinery arrangement receives its first official patent right from South Korea, a major shipbuilding nation.

Partnership supplies energy for New South Wales this holiday season
03 January 2019: Aurizon delivers first coal from MACH Energy's new Mount Pleasant mine to AGL's Antiene facility

South Korea hires Ocean Infinity to find MV Stellar Daisy
03 January 2019: Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, is pleased to announce it will be working with the Government of South Korea in the search for the wreckage of the ship Stellar Daisy, which was lost on 31 March 2017.

US-China trade war takes toll on global manufacturing
03 January 2019: Factory activity weakened across much of Europe and Asia in December as the U.S.-led trade war and a slowdown in demand hit production in many economies

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