Dry Bulk News Archive



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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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