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Bulk Material Handling Market is Expected To Reach US$ 56.83 Billion By 2026: Credence Research
13 November 2018: According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Bulk Material Handling Equipment Market by Equipment Type...

Ukraine and Egypt Cooperate on Bulk Port Projects
13 November 2018: The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the port authorities of two Egyptian ports: Alexandria and Damietta. ..

Covered coal strorage in varying shapes and sizes
12 November 2018: Coal storage yards have traditionally been left in the open. Fuel stocks can extend over many acres and, in some cases, the stockpiles shift in shape...

Dry Bulk: Capesize Market In the Doldrums
12 November 2018: It was a brutal week for the big ships as rates tumbled on all routes. A BHP Billiton derailment in West Australia sparked fears of a shortfall in shipments...

Flexible screw conveyor quick-ship programme
12 November 2018: Flexible screw conveyors in popular sizes are now available for shipment in two-to-five days as ready-to-assemble packages with Flexicon’s Quick-Ship Programme, the company announced...

Handy bulker catches fire near Bontang Indonesia
12 November 2018: The 1984 built handy bulker caught fire on Saturday off the coast of Indonesia, resulting in 22 crew being evacuated...

CFS Handling completes installation of electro-hydraulic buckets at Massa Carrara port
09 November 2018: On the 23rd of October 2018, CFS Handling successfully completed the testing of two 14m3 electro-hydraulic buckets...

Chinese soybean imports rise
09 November 2018: China October soybean imports jump from year before amid worries trade war will hit supply.

Iron ore prices rise due to BHP derailment
09 November 2018: The seaborne iron ore market climbed $1.75/dmt Thursday to $76.25/dmt, according to S&P Global Platts assessment

BHP expects derailed train to impact its Australian iron ore exports
08 November 2018: Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week

Economist who called U.S.-China Trade War sees deal in 2019
08 November 2018: An economist who accurately predicted the rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China now sees a likely resolution of the dispute next year.

Game changing new high efficiency propeller unveiled
08 November 2018: Sharrow Engineering Unveils Game Changing New High Efficiency Propeller for Shippers Preparing to Meet 2020 Sulfur Regulation

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited reports third quarter financial results
08 November 2018: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, the largest U.S. headquartered dry bulk shipowner, reported its financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

AtoB@C Shipping acquires dry bulk carrier
07 November 2018: AtoB@C Shipping AB, a Swedish shipping company owned by Aspo's ESL Shipping, has acquired a 4,100 dwt dry bulk carrier of ice class 1A built in 2000.

Coal exports from Gladstone port hit 22-month high
07 November 2018: Coal shipments from the Port of Gladstone in Australia rose to a 22-month high in October on a strong lift in exports bound for India and South Korea

Murmansk Shipping signs major Arctic coal deal
07 November 2018: Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has signed a major contract to transport coal produced in the Russian Arctic to Europe via the Northern Sea Route.

Quay crane risks – same old same old
07 November 2018: TT Club has been highlighting the issue of the boom of a quay crane colliding with a ship for many years. However, it is frustrating to note the continued regularity of this type of incident.

Transnet appoints acting Group Chief Executive
07 November 2018: Transnet has appointed Tau Morwe as Acting Group Chief Executive of the company. This appointment became effective on 1 November 2018

China’s Cosco plans to buy 25 ships to move Bauxite from Africa
06 November 2018: Order is part of Chinese aluminum producer’s plan to ensure steady supply of raw material

Immingham’s Agribulk Links Keep Britain Growing
06 November 2018: Above: The MV Montrose travelled to Immingham from Egypt with 26,000 tonnes of fertiliser on board.

MacGregor receives clearance for the acquisition of TTS marine and offshore businesses
06 November 2018: MacGregor receives clearance from the German competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS

Showcasing 100 years of cement handling expertise
06 November 2018: For almost a century Gambarotta Gschwendt has been designing and manufacturing heavy machinery for bulk material handling with particular engagement in the cement field

Toxin in U.S. corn harvest poses latest headache for farmers
06 November 2018: North American farmers are finding increased levels of a plant toxin known as vomitoxin in this year’s corn harvest

BHP's runaway train derailed after 92-km run
05 November 2018: A train loaded with iron ore and operated by BHP Billiton ran away without a driver for 92 kilometers before being forcibly derailed in the early hours of Monday, the company and Australian authorities said.

Cypriot revenue from ship management climbs to a five-year high
05 November 2018: Revenue generated by the Cyprus ship management industry in the first half of 2018 amounted to €506 mln, or 5.1% of GDP, the highest level since 2013.

Ince & Co announces merger with Gordon Dadds
05 November 2018: Members of Ince & Co International LLP have approved the terms of a merger with Gordon Dadds to create Ince Gordon Dadds LLP, the UK’s largest listed law firm.

Kidnapped crew of MV Glarus freed
05 November 2018: Twelve crew members of the Swiss ship seized off Nigeria last month have been freed

New South Wales coal exports past their peak
05 November 2018: Coal export volumes head toward terminal decline as markets transition according to a recent IEEFA report

Trump signs $1 billion shipping lock for Great Lakes
05 November 2018: President Donald Trump has signed a bill that's a key step toward building a long-sought shipping lock on the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

Biggest mobile harbour crane for Norway
02 November 2018: Liebherr and Karmsund Havn IKS have just signed a contract for a Liebherr LHM 550...

Odendorff's tale of two "Handies"
02 November 2018: The picture shows our site supervision team in front of the bulk carrier newbuilding MV “Christiane Oldendorff”

Revamping project in Ukraine for HeidelbergCement, world’s second largest producer in cement market
02 November 2018: CTP Team have been awarded of the strategic revamping project for the replacement of the existing filtering system and relevant dust handling for Drying Drum 4 at the HeidelbergCement plant in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Viikki has arrived to the Baltic Sea
02 November 2018: ESL Shipping's second newbuilding, m/s Viikki arrived yesterday morning to Oxelösund, Sweden on her maiden voyage from Sakaide, Japan

SICK extends LMS Bulkscan to more users
01 November 2018: SICK has extended its LMS Bulkscan laser scanner offering, so that more users can benefit from non-contact, continuous measurement of volume and mass...

Belships ASA : Report 3rd quarter 2018
31 October 2018: Belships operating income in 3rd quarter 2018 was USD 8.3 million (Q2: USD 8.3 million), while EBITDA amounted to USD 3.2 million (USD 3.5 million).

Dragon Asphalt opens first site at Port of Newport
31 October 2018: A new asphalt supply company, Dragon Asphalt, has signed a lease with ABP South Wales that has allowed them to open their first site at the Port of Newport.

Dry bulk prospects good but challenges ahead
31 October 2018: The bulk sector is navigating its way out of the doldrums but market correction has come at a price, delegates attending Bulk Terminals 2018 learned last week.

Dry bulk throughput drop at Port of Rotterdam
31 October 2018: Total dry bulk throughput fell by 7.3% compared to the first three quarters of 2017.

DryShips buys four vessels worth $198.5m from chairman
31 October 2018: It has been revealed that DryShips has agreed to purchase these vessels direct from it's own chairman, George Economou.

Efficient fertilizer handling at the UK Port of Southampton
31 October 2018: Solent Stevedores has been operating the Bulks Terminal in the Port of Southampton for almost 20 years and handles around 1.2mt of cargo annually

New cement plants planned for Adamawa state, Nigeria
31 October 2018: The Adamawa Government in Nigeria has signed an agreement with Dangote Group and three foreign firms to establish cement factories in the state.

ESL Shipping & MacGregor produce autonomous self-unloaders
30 October 2018: Raising the bar and improving efficiency with advanced systems and world's first autonomous discharging bulk cranes.

IMO: Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit – carriage ban adopted
30 October 2018: An amendment to support consistent implementation of the forthcoming 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday (26 October)

Port of Rotterdam signs investment agreement with Port of Pecém, Brazil
30 October 2018: On October 24th Allard Castelein, the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, and Camilo Santana, Governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, signed an investment agreement regarding the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s participation in the development of the Port of Pecém.

US Soybeans destined for China go to Vietnam instead
30 October 2018: A ship carrying U.S. soybeans changed destination from China to Vietnam on Saturday

Vessel queue at Australia’s PWCS coal terminals falls to 8
30 October 2018: Port Waratah Coal Services’ two terminals at Newcastle port in the Australian state of New South Wales had eight ships waiting offshore on Sunday, down from 14 a week ago

Fednav receives the Belgique-Québec des liens d’affaires Award
29 October 2018: At a prestigious gala event last week, Fednav Limited received the Belgique-Québec des liens d’affaires award presented by the Cercle d'affaires Belgique Québec.

Nine-month throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port
29 October 2018: Nine-month throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC totaled 925,000 tonnes

Six vessels loaded with coal at Dominion Terminal in week ended Oct 26
29 October 2018: Six vessels departed this week with 328,780 st onboard. Terminal expected to export 1.99 million st on 33 ships in October

TTS develops handling system for 5 types of fertilizer
29 October 2018: When TTS was tasked with designing and building material handling equipment for Riga Fertilizer Terminal (RFT), the job was not an ordinary belt conveyor line.

Vattenfall looks to gas and biomass as end of coal power looms
29 October 2018: Vattenfall is considering converting its German coal-fired power stations to use fuels including gas or biomass as utility companies in the country brace for a government deadline for phasing out coal altogether.

Ship operating costs expected to rise in 2018 and 2019
26 October 2018: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total vessel operating costs in the shipping industry are expected to rise by 2.7% in 2018...

Report: Fertilizer Storage Solutions
25 October 2018: Stop corrosion before it starts: design features for fertilizer storage buildings

Chinese power plant stockpiles at highest level since 2015
24 October 2018: The most recently released data shows that major power plant coal stockpiles across China have climbed to approximately 83.3 million tons as of the middle of this month.

MOL plans trial energy-saving analysis on 80 dry bulk carriers
24 October 2018: MOL Announces Plan for Trial Introduction of Energy-saving Operation Analysis Service on 80 Bulkcarriers.

Nautical Institute & KVH Videotex launch free online courses
24 October 2018: The Nautical Institute is collaborating with KVH Videotel, a world leader in the provision of e-learning for the maritime industry

Oldendorff Carriers update regarding vessel collision with Oshima bridge
24 October 2018: Oldendorff Carriers report that its vessel Erna Oldendorff has now moved to the Yanai anchorage in Japan for a further assessment by the Japanese Coast Guard

Tilbury to capitalise on opportunities to boost post-Brexit trade
24 October 2018: Tilbury is the fastest growing port in the UK and a £1 billion investment programme will see the port employing 9,000 people by 2020

CRS’s Coaltainer®: unloading bulk coal from containers
23 October 2018: Australian company Container Rotation Systems (CRS) has unveiled its new coal container — the Coaltainer®.

Ecofab research benefits from busy expansion programme
23 October 2018: Ecofab has been very busy in expanding it's business throughout several countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Metro Ports expertise in fertilizer
23 October 2018: Metro Ports offers expertise in handling all types of fertilizer at US ports

Noble Group seeks Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York
23 October 2018: It has emerged that Noble Group, once the largest Hong Kong based commodity trader, has filed for Chapter 15 protection in order to protect its US assets from creditors

Port of Rotterdam receives record shipment of pig iron
23 October 2018: Yesterday a bulk carrier arrived at the port of Rotterdam with a record shipment of pig iron totalling 50,000 tonnes.

Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9%
23 October 2018: Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9% on quarter to 86.6 million st in Q3

Brazil launches trade dispute against China over sugar
22 October 2018: Brazil has launched a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization to challenge Beijing’s restrictions on sugar imports

Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
22 October 2018: Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg...

Scrubber-fitted dry bulk vessels will command 2020 premiums
22 October 2018: A two-tier market will reward early adopters with higher timecharter rates and asset values as cost of low sulphur fuel increases dramatically, says MSI

France's EDF warns of strikes at remaining coal plants
18 October 2018: French utility EDF warned of possible strikes at its three remaining coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.8 GW this winter

New MD at AUMUND Fördertechnik
18 October 2018: AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH appoints Dr.-Ing. Pietro de Michieli as its new Managing Director

Indian Coal Crisis Intensifies
17 October 2018: India is hit by an intense coal crisis this festival season with average coal stock at power plants dropping to six days in October, from nine days in September.

Port of Long Beach Receives Grant for Energy Resiliency Project
17 October 2018: 'Microgrid' project will be model for California seaports providing clean and reliable electricity supply

Transnet sets new world record with 4km-long manganese train
17 October 2018: The longest train in the world - Transnet's 4km-long, 375-wagon manganese train.

Vale breaks record iron ore production
17 October 2018: Vale broke the emblematic production barrier of 100 Mt of iron ore fines in a quarter, reaching a production record of 104.9 Mt in 3Q18...

EU steel demand expected to grow by 2.2% in 2018
16 October 2018: European Union steel demand is expected to grow by 2.2% this year to 166.6 million mt, driven by "surprisingly robust economic development" in the region

Greenpeace activists block coal trade event
15 October 2018: The World Coal Leaders Network 2018 meeting was disrupted today by 17 Greenpeace activists

UK publishes no-deal Brexit plans for shipping industry
15 October 2018: The UK has published guidance documents on how seafarers and shipping companies would be affected by a no-deal Brexit, drawing the ire of the country’s largest maritime union.

Cement Carrier Sports Innovative, 'Green' Cargo System
11 October 2018: NACC Alicudi is reported to be the world’s first cement carrier equipped with IMO Tier III compliant diesel engines driving the bulk handling system.

Report: Fading optimism for Europe’s coal trade
11 October 2018: Imports into Europe are one of the major features of global coal trade, resulting in a huge amount of activity at many ports within the region, but...

Six decades strong: Antique Grove RT still getting the job done
11 October 2018: JJ Curran Crane Company is still using a Grove RT-58 it purchased in 1962, which has tremendous historical and emotional value to the company.

How drones are helping transform the dry bulk industry
10 October 2018: BHP was an early adopter of drones across its mine sites. Now drones are taking flight at BHP’s ocean freight operations, providing enormous safety benefits and efficiency gains.

NYK Celebrates 133rd Anniversary
10 October 2018: Amidst celebrations, NYK President warns company is currently facing a situation more challenging than anything it has faced in the past.

Shipment delays for Newcastle coal cargoes
10 October 2018: Aftermath of Hunter Valley trains collision affecting Newcastle shipments. Vessel queue for Newcastle PWCS terminals jumps to 20 ships.

Conveyor Belt Cleaner For Tight Spaces
09 October 2018: A leading manufacturer in conveyor belt cleaning technologies, Martin Engineering has introduced a new design for where space for installation is limited.

Glencore wins cut to coal carrying costs out of Newcastle
08 October 2018: Australia’s competition regulator said on Monday the Port of Newcastle must reduce its charges for ships entering the port.....

New £1 Million Investment for Port of Immingham, UK
08 October 2018: Thomas Bell & Sons Director, Matt Dawson congratulates ABP Operations Manager, Craig Stephen on the purchase of the first new fork lift truck for the site.

thyssenkrupp awarded contract for continuous mining system in Thailand
08 October 2018: Barracuda technology to improve mine efficiency and safety. Start-up of new mining system planned for 2020

Trade war threatens outlook for global shipping, warns UN Report
08 October 2018: ?Seaborne trade expanded by a healthy 4% in 2017, the fastest growth in five years, while UNCTAD forecasts similar growth this year....

INTERCARGO: Challenges for the dry bulk sector
05 October 2018: INTERCARGO held its semi-annual meetings in London: “The dry bulk sector and the critical challenges that lie ahead”

Hong Kong dry bulk shipowner merger
04 October 2018: Asia Maritime Pacific and Fenwick Shipping Services are pleased to announce that the two companies have merged their operations.

New cement terminal starts operation in southwest India
04 October 2018: India’s Cochin Port Trust launched the port’s fourth cement terminal at Ernakulam Wharf, Kerala.

NORDEN - The Robots are Coming....
04 October 2018: .....to clean the cargo holds.

Star Majesty dry bulker added to Grieg Star fleet
04 October 2018: Grieg Star acquired a new semi open hatch vessel on the 25th of September. Her name is Star Majesty.

Stemm's underwater dredging grabs
04 October 2018: Stemm has been developing new products and techniques for dredging at big marine depths.

Dry bulk handling at the Port of Chicago
03 October 2018: Dry bulk handling in the port of Chicago is among the most sensitive in the country.

Konecranes 15th mobile harbour crane to Belgian company
03 October 2018: Konecranes has won another order from Goeyvaerts-R bvba (Goeyvaerts), a rental crane expert.

Singapore readies for sustainable shipping ahead of IMO 2020 rule
03 October 2018: Singapore is getting ready for the upcoming environmental regulations in shipping with a slew of initiatives to promote cleaner marine fuels

Tenova to supply world's first fossil-free steel making technology
03 October 2018: Hybrit Development chose Tenova DRI solution to develop the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology with virtually no carbon footprint.

The Port of Antwerp addresses the breakbulk community and gives special mention to Antwerp XL
03 October 2018: The Port of Antwerp recently gave a sneak preview of what the breakbulk industry can expect over the coming year, by hosting an underwater-themed boat tour on Antwerp’s breakbulk dock.

Dry bulk terminals to address cyber weak spots
02 October 2018: Improving bulk terminals’ cyber security will be a key theme at Bulk Terminals 2018

Metso to deliver dry bulk processing solutions
02 October 2018: Metso to deliver comminution and material handling solutions to both Australia and South America

ČD Cargo is involved in the construction of a new railway line
01 October 2018: The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) started in Prague the construction of a new railway corridor between Hostivar and Vršovice.

China to cut steel tariffs
01 October 2018: China to cut tariffs on steel imports to 8.4% November 1 from 11.5%

Fairplay to cease flagship title after 135 years
01 October 2018: Fairplay magazine and Fairplay.ihs.com will cease publication in the last quarter of 2018

First autonomous only trucks for Brazilian mine.
01 October 2018: Vale will have the first mine operating only with autonomous trucks in Brazil

Newly formed DNA Shipping to become largest mini-grabber pool worldwide
01 October 2018: NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers (NASC) and Germany’s Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG (PDS) unveil DNA Shipping....

Rio Tinto & Japanese partners to invest $1.55 billion on Australian iron ore
01 October 2018: Rio Tinto and its joint venture partners, will spend about $1.55 billion....

Schenck Process acquires Process Components Ltd
01 October 2018: Schenck Process announced the acquisition of Process Components Ltd and its subsidiaries...

Coal freight rates face 20-40% hike from 2020
28 September 2018: Looming restrictions on shipping fuel sulphur content could see freight rates on seaborne coal routes rise by as much as 40% in 2020

Scorpio Bulkers announces refinancing of Ultramax vessel
28 September 2018: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced yesterday that it has entered into a financing transaction in respect of one of their Ultramax vessels

Siwertell "best fit" for South Texas Cement
28 September 2018: Siwertell chosen for South Texas Cement handling operations

Generation change for Mantsinen after 55 years
27 September 2018: Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy celebrates its 55-year anniversary as a company.

IMO Sulphur 2020
27 September 2018: Official IMO guide to cutting sulphur oxide emissions.

BigLift’s Happy Star upgraded to 2,200 mt crane capacity
26 September 2018: This month Happy Star’s two Heavy Lift Mast Cranes were upgraded to 1,100 mt lifting capacity each

Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
25 September 2018: Forth Ports Limited has for the first time won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at the Logistics Awards 2018, London.

Free ClassNK “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence” software for improving PSC performance
25 September 2018: ClassNK has released the “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence” to assist the improvement of PSC performance of shipping companies, provided free of charge.

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss dry bulk vessel MV Glarus
25 September 2018: A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday

REMA TIP TOP and VULCTECH: Spectacular New Development for Brazil
25 September 2018: The REMA TIP TOP subsidiary from Altdorf specializes in the development and production of high-end vulcanizing presses for splicing of conveyor- belts.

Liebherr Loader plays key role in quarry extraction.
24 September 2018: Günter Jung GmbH relies on Liebherr L 580 XPower® wheel loader for handling and extraction.

Breakbulk Americas, Oct 2-4 2018, Houston
21 September 2018: Dry Cargo International is pleased to be the Official partner of Breakbulk Americas. Register today and get 25% discount!

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group
21 September 2018: Leading developer of marine software looks to accelerate growth with new backing from global technology firm

New generation Samson STORMAJOR
21 September 2018: Samson has launched its new generation mobile STORMAJOR boom feeder.

ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain tech
20 September 2018: ABP working with digital logistics enabler MTI to improve ports connectivity.

Martin Engineering Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness
20 September 2018: Following the success of its 2017 campaign, Martin Engineering is repeating its Cougar Cares fundraising program for National Breast Cancer Awareness

North Carolina ports to stagger re-openings after Florence
20 September 2018: North Carolina ports to stagger re-openings this week into next: NC Ports

SUEK's dry bulk terminals pass inspection
20 September 2018: Nomura Research Institute (Japan) confirmed the quality of environmental measures at SUEK’s bulk terminals in the Far East

US top supplier of Soybeans to EU
20 September 2018: US soy seizes EU market, bolstering Trump trade deal

Vale looks to expand Brazilian iron ore mine
20 September 2018: Vale eyes expansion of Brazil iron ore mine to feed Chinese demand

Wallem Group appoints new CEO
20 September 2018: Frank Coles Appointed as New CEO for the Wallem Group

West Africa - Cargo Fines
20 September 2018: P&I Club Skuld has raised the issue for shipowners and charterers of the rise in customs fines in certain African states.

BHP approves $2.9 billion South Flank project
19 September 2018: BHP approves US$2.9 billion in capital expenditure for the South Flank project in the central Pilbara, Western Australia.

Liner Filler makes container perfect for dry bulk transport
19 September 2018: Van Beek screw system makes 20ft containers ideal for dry bulk transport

Long Beach Awarded $50m for Zero Emissions Project
19 September 2018: The Port of Long Beach has received preliminary approval for a $50 million grant from the California Air Resources Board

Cimbria to supply new ECO-Logic dryer
18 September 2018: Dry Bulk: Cimbria have just won an order for a new grain terminal at Uppsala, north of Stockholm

Energy efficiency for first LNG dual-fuel handysize bulker
18 September 2018: WE Tech Solutions Brings Its Innovation to the First LNG Dual-fueled Handysize Bulk Carrier in the World

Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030
18 September 2018: Japan’s Marubeni Corp said it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and half net coal power generation by 2030

Port of Kiel restructuring
18 September 2018: The Port of Kiel is completely restructuring the access area to the Ostuferhafen and has begun the partial demolition of a former grain storage facility.

Germany's RWE says too early to exit coal in 2035
17 September 2018: German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035

US soybean production estimated at record high
17 September 2018: US domestic soybean production for 2018-19 was projected to rise another 107 million bushels to 4.693 billion on increased yield numbers

Dos Santos gets the muck out of Paris
14 September 2018: Dos Santos starts up one of two DSI GPS high angle conveyors for the Paris Tunneling Project.

Dry bulk market cautious on supply chain risk from Hurricane Florence
14 September 2018: The closure of US East Coast ports ahead of Hurricane Florence has had no significant impact on dry bulk freight rates so far.

SDLG launches L958F wheel loader in Australia
14 September 2018: The 5 t-rated wheel loader is designed for heavy-load applications and will feature a Tier III engine.

Aalto Shipping acquires two new ships
13 September 2018: New Finnish shipping company Aalto Shipping, which formed earlier this year, has acquired two modern ice-strengthened dry bulk carriers for its fleet, operating under the Finnish flag.

Bahri scoops prestigious Indian award
13 September 2018: Bahri scoops ‘Shipping Line of The Year – Break Bulk Operator’ title at All India Maritime and Logistics Awards 2018

Challenges facing dry bulk during Indonesia's monsoon season
13 September 2018: As Indonesia heads into its annual wet season, the safety of seafarers on bulk carriers will become more precarious, together with their cargoes writes Mike King.

Cheshire report welcome
13 September 2018: As reported in DCI earlier this year, one of the problems facing the bulk carrier sector’s efforts to improve safety has been the failure of Flag States to complete and make public investigations into casualties.

Peel Ports support ADM Arkady with extensive programme of imports
13 September 2018: Global animal feed trader ADM Arkady is continuing its extensive programme of animal feed imports with the support of Peel Ports.

STEMM Grabs develop maintenance free joints
13 September 2018: Engineers from STEMM's Research, Development and Innovation Department have developed with great success, maintenance and lubrication free joints.

UK’s Largest Agribulk Terminal Shortlisted for Prestigious Award
12 September 2018: Operations Manager, Craig Stephen skilfully runs the immense operation at the UK’s largest agribulk terminal in Immingham

Latvia’s economy growing via German ports too
11 September 2018: In the first quarter of 2018, Latvia recorded the strongest real growth among European states...

Mitsui E&S confirms order for 3 eco-friendly Post Panamax carriers
11 September 2018: Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding is to build 3 units of the "neo 87BC", newly developed eco-friendly low fuel consumption Post Panamax bulk carriers.

New mobile harbour crane starts operating at Weserport in Bremen
11 September 2018: Weserport in Germany has been deploying a new mobile harbour crane manufactured by Konecranes to handle breakbulk cargo and project loads at its Terminal 1 since the end of June.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant benefits from Conveyor Upgrades
11 September 2018: Martin Engineering upgrades conveyor system to improve efficiency, material containment and safety at Coffeyville Nitrogen Fertiliser plant in Kansas, USA

Port Hedland, Australia up 10% in Iron Ore Shipments to China
11 September 2018: Pilbara Ports Authority has recently announced another shipping record as part of its August 2018 shipping figures.

Star Bulk to equip entire fleet of 111 vessels with "scrubbers"
11 September 2018: Star Bulk announces agreements to equip its fleet with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems "scrubbers" by 2020.

Willowton Installs 6 New TAKRAF Africa Designed Redler Conveyors
11 September 2018: Key equipment supplier TAKRAF Africa, part of the global mining, material handling and minerals processing group, TAKRAF, is supplying six new-design Redler Chain Conveyors to the Willowton Group’s factory in Isando, Gauteng – South Africa.

Metso Investing heavily in Indian foundry
10 September 2018: Metso to increase its foundry capacity in India to meet the growing global demand for cast wears for mining and aggregate industries.

Drewry maintains a positive outlook on the dry bulk market
07 September 2018: Despite trade war difficulties, Drewry expects Capesize charter rates to improve from current levels.

Genma Secures Crane orders from both India & El Salvador
07 September 2018: Following a busy year, Genma has secured additional orders in both India and El Salvador.

BEUMER to supply 4-mile overland coal conveyor to US Mining Co
06 September 2018: The contract is to provide a four-mile single-flight system to serve Knight Hawk's Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois, USA.

Euroports Major Investment in its Sugar Terminal is Ready for the New Season
06 September 2018: Euroports and Antwerp Port representatives – along with their clients – today in Antwerp officially inaugurated the newest investments Euroports has made...

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane Type LHM 280 for Joyce Krane, Australia.
06 September 2018: The Liebherr type LHM 280 will be mainly used for offshore equipment lifts and to supply vessels.

Sennebogen doesn't "waste" time in scrap handling
06 September 2018: Recycling history in the Colne Valley: Schofield Metal Recyclers (UK) combines tradition and modernity in handling scrap metal since 1876.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Announces Fleet Scrubber Initiative
05 September 2018: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has announced that it has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 exhaust gas cleaning systems which are to be retrofitted on vessels within its fleet.

HAROPA Ports post strong dry bulk growth
05 September 2018: HAROPA (Ports of LeHavre, Rouen & Paris) seaborne traffic globally remains stable, at 45.8 M tonnes, the first six months were marked by very good figures within dry bulk trades.

Mantsinen extends its production capacity
05 September 2018: Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy is extending its production capacity at Rauma in Finland.

NORDEN adopts SEDNA as the organization’s system of record for transaction management
05 September 2018: SEDNA will reduce internal email traffic to users by 75% and support their ‘Focus & Simplicity’ business strategy.

The Nautical Institute updates its support for CMMar award
05 September 2018: The Nautical Institute has signed an updated administrative agreement in support of the Chartered Master Mariner (CMMar) programme

Volvo CE Inaugurates New Headquarters
05 September 2018: Volvo Construction Equipment has moved into its new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg.

Drought in Europe: Commission presents additional measures to support farmers
04 September 2018: In light of the difficulties faced by European farmers affected by drought this summer, the European Commission continues acting to provide practical support to the sector. Additional flexibility will be granted to help farmers provide sufficient feed to their animals.

Grindrod adding Ultramaxes to strengthen fleet
04 September 2018: South African shipping company announces five more Ultramaxes are to be added to their fleet by 2020.

India set to become World's largest sugar producer
04 September 2018: India, which is the world’s largest consumer of sugar, is set to produce a record yield of sugarcane in this current financial year.

Langh Tech delivers scrubber systems to NORDEN's 12 vessels
04 September 2018: The Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech has closed its largest deal so far and will deliver SOx scrubber systems for 12 vessels owned by Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S.

MacGregor's new Breakbulk Optimiser increases asset utilisation rates and improves business
04 September 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of many different cargoes.

Port of Rotterdam - Safe berths for barges
04 September 2018: The Port of Rotterdam Authority is developing five permanent berths for barges on the Maas side of the Eiland van Brienenoord.

Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to participate in Brazilian Port of Pecém
03 September 2018: As shareholders in the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Ministry of Finance have approved the participation in the Port of Pecém, a rapidly growing port in Northeast Brazil.

Gibdock Completes Complex Ballast Water Treatment System Retrofit
31 August 2018: Now that the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has entered into force, more shipowners than ever before are actively looking at the installation of ballast water treatment systems onboard their vessels.

Coal handling to start at Black Sea Port of Taman
30 August 2018: OTEKO’s dry bulk terminal in Taman port to start operation in October 2018

Georgia Ports Authority reports strong month in both Dry Bulk & Breakbulk.
30 August 2018: GPA reports 14.4% growth in breakbulk tonnage across its terminals and 43% dry bulk growth at it's East River Terminal.

MOL Group & Yokohama National University to Launch Joint Study on Big Data for Ocean Shipping
30 August 2018: Aiming to Apply AI to Improve Ocean Shipping Market Forecast

Star Bulk Carriers to acquire up to 7 dry bulk vessels
30 August 2018: Star Bulk Carriers agrees to acquire up to 7 dry bulk vessels from E.R. Capital Holding

20th Anniversary for Dry Bulk Terminals Group (DBTG)
29 August 2018: Now in its 20th year, the International Dry Bulk Terminals Group (DBTG) is the only voice that speaks specifically for the operators of dry bulk terminals.

AUMUND India gaining strong foothold in the Power Sector
29 August 2018: AUMUND India’s recent successes in sales of specialised systems for discharging bulk materials prove the power industry’s confidence in the technological solutions provided.

Dry bulk rates resilient despite US-China trade war
29 August 2018: Despite an escalating global trade war, dry bulk shipping rates are recovering

Fednav joins network of whale watchers
29 August 2018: Fednav Limited has become the first international shipowner to join the whale watching members of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON).

Fray Bentos to expand agribulk facilities.
29 August 2018: In Uruguay, the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a tender for a concession to operate a dry bulk terminal at the Port of Fray Bentos.

Testing begins at World's first "Emission-Free" Quarry
29 August 2018: On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden.

Oldendorff signs 25yr transhipment agreement with new Power Station Project in Vietnam
28 August 2018: Following their successful transhipment project at the Go Gia buoys in South Vietnam, which commenced last year, Oldendorff Carriers has recently signed an integrated Coal Transport and Transhipment Agreement for a new Power Station Project to be built in the North of Vietnam at Nghi Son.

ASGCO® wins ‘Export Leadership Award’
23 August 2018: ASGCO® recognised with ‘Export Leadership Award’ by US Ambassador to Chile.

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk
23 August 2018: Diana Shipping Inc, specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, enters into a time charter contract with Pacific Bulk Cape Company Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Semirio.

New Director of Global Service at Conductix-Wampfler
23 August 2018: Landen Stoker joins Conductix-Wampfler with over 15 years of experience in the service, aftermarket sales, maintenance, and production industries.

Telestack secures record deal in the Middle East
23 August 2018: Telestack, based in Omagh, Northern Ireland, has secured a £5 million contract to supply shiploading equipment to the Port of Salalah as part of an ongoing $15 billion infrastructure investment.

Bombardier Wins Contract to Provide up to 50 TRAXX MS3 Locomotives to CD Cargo
21 August 2018: Rail technology leader, Bombardier Transportation and CD Cargo, the freight subsidiary of Czech Railways, have signed a purchase agreement for up to 50 of the newest generation of BOMBARDIER TRAXX Multi-System1 (MS) locomotives. This first call-off is for 10 TRAXX MS3 locomotives.

First Panamax coal carrier ever handled at the Skakhtersk offshore transshipment station
21 August 2018: First ever ship-to-ship loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin, Russia.

Noble Group Founder Richard Elman declines restructuring role
21 August 2018: The Board of Directors of Noble Group Ltd refer to the announcement dated 16 April 2018 and the circular to shareholders dated 10 August 2018 in relation to the proposed financial restructuring of the company.

Trump's planned revival of US Coal
21 August 2018: Trump set to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan to make good his promise to key voters in the US coal heartland.

Western Bulk announces strong performance
21 August 2018: Western Bulk Chartering has published its first half report with strong performance during the first six months of 2018.

Dry bulk market strong, despite rising trade tensions
20 August 2018: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) started last week on a firmer footing despite the trade tensions between US, China and Turkey that waned investors’ confidence.

Eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga delivered to ESL Shipping
20 August 2018: The next-generation bulk carrier Haaga has today been delivered to ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. ESL Shipping is part of the Aspo Group. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels.

J. Lauritzen remain optimistic in dry bulk market
20 August 2018: J. Lauritzen remain optimistic on further dry cargo market improvements with year on year growth whilst cutting loss making time-charters.

Record transshipment results for the Port of Gdansk
20 August 2018: The Port of Gdansk has calculated its transshipments for the first half of 2018 and the half-year result is nearly 20% higher than predicted.

Turkish Scrap Metal in Tariff Crisis.
20 August 2018: Turkish scrap market probably saw the writings on the wall when the US announced to double the tariffs on imports of Turkish steel from 25% to 50%.

Heavy Tariffs Imposed on US Soybean Import into China
17 August 2018: Dry Cargo vessel Peak Pegasus carrying soybeans from the US, which for recent weeks has been docked offshore, enters the Port of Dalian after considerable tariffs were imposed.

The British Ports Association (BPA) publishes sustainable development resolution.
17 August 2018: The British Ports Association has published a sustainable development resolution, which commits to supporting the dual aims of a strong and healthy environment and a thriving economy.

The Port of Belledune Breaks Tonnage Record
17 August 2018: The good results continue to show at the Port of Belledune this year.

Genco Shipping & Trading Takes Delivery of 2 High Spec Capesize Vessels
16 August 2018: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Takes Delivery of 2 Modern, High Spec Capesize Vessels and Enters Into New Five-Year Credit Facility

Angola to put new Dande port out to tender
15 August 2018: Angola is to issue an international tender for a new port at Barra do Dande, in Bengo province, which is to the north of Luanda. The concession will involve the concessionaire in drawing up plans for the port, building it and then operating it.

Major dry bulk investment for Port of Sheerness grain facilities
15 August 2018: Peel Ports London Medway has completed a significant investment programme into its grain facilities at the Port of Sheerness, strengthening its existing proposition for Kent’s established grain market.

Major upgrades to be implemented for grain at Paranaguá, Brazil
15 August 2018: Permission has been granted to proceed with work on a new dry bulk quay at the Brazilian Port of Paranaguá, in which investment of $47.77 million will be made. This money will be entirely generated by the port authority, Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina (Appa).

Samson® Material Feeder a clear winner against deep pit solutions for Biomass
15 August 2018: A new biomass power plant to be built for ENCE Energía & Celulosa in Huelva (Spain) by Spanish general contractor SENER, will have two Samson® material feeders which have been ordered from AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH.

Siwertell designs new triple-enclosed loading system for eco-friendly ore handling operations in Ireland
14 August 2018: Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order for a ship loading system from Irish mining company, Boliden Tara Mines DAC; an operating subsidiary of Boliden AB.

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia
13 August 2018: UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market.

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will no longer fund new coal-fired power stations.
13 August 2018: The UK-based banking giant said it would no longer finance new coal-fired power stations...

2 million USD Invested in Russia's Southern Commercial Sea Port of Taganrog.
10 August 2018: In the first six months of 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, part of UCL Holding) invested USD 2 million in the port infrastructure expansion programme, which represents a year-on-year 11-percent growth.

Rhenus Logistics Ireland takes over Avant Air and Sea
08 August 2018: The Irish national company within the Rhenus Group has signed an agreement on 3 August 2018 to acquire Avant Air and Sea...

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines
08 August 2018: Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement..

Breakbulk Events & Media Supports Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam
07 August 2018: Breakbulk Events & Media, organizer of the world’s largest event for the project cargo industry, is proud to announce its support of the Project Cargo Summit, 12-13 Sept. 2018, at the Port of Rotterdam...

New Patented Dust Suppression Hopper enters the market.
07 August 2018: A vital addition for Ports, Grain processing or Mineral and Chemical industries where dust control is an important part of materials handling is the patented dust suppression hopper now available from T H WHITE Projects.

Bedeschi secures major equipment deal with Marine Trade Port of Chernomorsk
06 August 2018: Marine Trade Port of Chernomorsk, which is located on the north-western shore of Black Sea and to the south-west from Odessa, will benefit from a new grain terminal in 2018.

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges
06 August 2018: International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo.

Argentina to have new river port
03 August 2018: In Argentina, it is planned to build a new multi-purpose port at Villa Constitucio´n, in Santa Fe province. This project is being promoted by the private sector and should see the light of day by 2020...

Wood handling for every situation with Sennebogen
03 August 2018: “A key piece of equipment in our sawmill and in the log yard,”...

Euroports ensures operations of the All Weather Terminal in Ghent, a first in the Ghent port area
01 August 2018: Ever since ArcelorMittal Gent was founded in the 1960s, Euroports has been ArcelorMittal's maritime partner for its breakbulk loading and unloading activities...

Ventanas inaugurates shiploader
30 July 2018: In Chile, Puerto Ventanas has inaugurated a MacGregor shiploader at berth 3...

AUMUND machines to bring increased productivity to a cement plant in Pakistan
27 July 2018: Flying Cement, a member of the Lahore-based conglomerate Flying Group of Industries, is planning to increase its production...

New environmental crane at Gijon
27 July 2018: Spain’s leading dry bulk Port of Gijon has introduced a new crane...

Renewable efficiency for timber trade and related business at Brake seaport
27 July 2018: The seaport in Brake is a specialist among port service providers...

Unloading Biomass in Denmark
27 July 2018: HOFOR Copenhagen has recently installed a new E-Crane for handling biofuels. Hofor A/S power plant Amagerværket, located near the city center of Copenhagen, Denmark, is renewing and upgrading their facilities in order to phase out coal by 2020, replacing it completely with bio mass.

Disappointing economic growth puts Brazil infrastructure improvements on the back burner
26 July 2018: The lion’s share of the limited investments made in infrastructure, are allocated to roads...

Full steam ahead for Brazil’s market pulp, following merger of Suzano and Fibria
26 July 2018: With short fibre pulp now being sold for three or four times more than the commodity costs to make in Brazil...

Port Canaveral: cargo gateway into Florida and beyond
26 July 2018: Port Canaveral’s deep water container and multi-purpose cargo berths make us an economical and convenient ocean gateway for cargo into Florida and beyond.

State Company “Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port” has handled 500 mt of cargo in 40 years
26 July 2018: State Company “Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port” accepted about 24 000 of vessels and handled 3,4 m of rail cars within the period of 1978 - 2018.

Cheap Chinese aluminium has led to lean times for Brazil’s aluminium industry as it earns more for selling surplus electricity
25 July 2018: Brazil’s aluminium smelters now make more money from selling surplus electricity...

CORPUS CHRISTI RECORD TONNAGE LEVELS
25 July 2018: Authorities at the Port of Corpus Christi have reported record tonnage handled for the first half of the year, moving 52.2 million tons through June 30...

Grain trade enlargement could continue
25 July 2018: Numerous influences are still providing useful underpinning for commodity import demand increases in many countries...

Helping meet India's energy needs: thyssenkrupp to supply material handling systems for two power plants
25 July 2018: With the rapid social, economic and industrial development of the country, demand for electricity in India is increasing continuously...

Australia now leading supplier of iron ore to India
24 July 2018: In the 2017–2018 fiscal year, Australia proved to be the largest exporter of iron ore...

US sanctions unnerve alumina market
24 July 2018: In mid-April this year, prices of alumina, the intermediate material from which the white metal is melted...

The Port of Tilbury has welcomed a unique floating bulk terminal to its new base on the Thames
13 July 2018: Eureka Shipping, part of SMT Shipping and the CSL Group, has based its multipurpose floating bulk...

Redcar bulk terminal signs major land and handling deal with sirius minerals plc
10 July 2018: As work progresses on Woodsmith Mine for the extraction of polyhalite, Sirius Minerals have secured a long term lease...

Spliethoff Group prepares for 2020 sulphur cap
10 July 2018: Mv Floragracht is already the 24th Spliethoff Group-owned vessel outfitted with a scrubber...

WinGD celebrates milestone order for 100th X-DF engine
10 July 2018: Only five years after the launch of the X-DF engine, WinGD is pleased to announce they have secured an order for their 100th X-DF engine...

Brazil’s Ports Struggling to Cope with Demand
04 July 2018: In June, 600,000 truckers blockaded highways for 10 days, forcing many ports to reduce capacity or temporarily close...

New offices in New York, Shanghai and Athens signal Newport Shipping expansion
03 July 2018: On 4 June, Newport Shipping Group announced that it has opened new offices in New York City, Shanghai, and Athens as part of the company’s “near customer, near market” efforts...

Richards Bay Coal Terminal completed a ZAR1.34B (US$98M) machinery upgrade
03 July 2018: The move is expected to boost productivity and improve vessel turnaround times, and RBCT reiterated its expectation of achieving a record throughput in excess of 77 Mt this year...

Volvo helps Ukrainian port set new productivity
03 July 2018: A fleet of Volvo L180 and L220 wheel loaders is helping TIS Group, Ukraine’s largest stevedore and port operator, set new standards for productivity...

Hanseaticsoft expands ‘Cloud Fleet Manager’ software portfolio with new ‘Garbage Disposals’ module
02 July 2018: To help shipping companies manage the process of getting rid of waste Hanseaticsoft...

Ten years after, shipping industry confidence holds firm
02 July 2018: Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-May 2018 according to the latest Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

The LBH Group and Rhenus plan to establish a joint company
02 July 2018: The port services provider, the LBH Group, and the logistics specialist, Rhenus, are planning to cooperate closely in the European inland waterway shipping logistics business...

Due diligence in the coal supply chain
01 July 2018: Coal buyers, especially in Europe, are under growing scrutiny from both civil society organizations and governments. They all want to be able to reassure consumers and end users that the coal being burned in their...

Buildings evolve with port’s changing needs
30 June 2018: Within just seven years, use of fabric storage warehouses grew to cover a massive 56,000m2 on land at the Port of Tilbury in Essex, UK...

Australia’s Metro Mining ships first consignment of bauxite to China
29 June 2018: In early May, Australian company Metro Mining Ltd announced the departure of the first shipload of approximately 62,000 tonnes of ore to China from the Bauxite Hills Mine...

Bettercoal and Equitable Origin sign Memorandum of Understanding
29 June 2018: Bettercoal and Equitable Origin have today signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to forge an active and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organisations to identify and to develop opportunities...

Largest-ever export of Portuguese clinker
29 June 2018: GRUPO ETE enabled the largest Portuguese clinker export ever, for its client Cimpor — an InterCement company — by concluding successfully the loading of 55,902 tonnes on the Vinayak bulk carrier, bound for Ghana...

Koneranes Gottwald floating cranes to be delivered to Guinea
28 June 2018: Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald floating cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time...

Marshall Islands aims to resolve safety concerns
28 June 2018: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the consistent implementa- tion of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard under MARPOL Annex VI...

Siwertell and Bruks — a strong new venture
28 June 2018: Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specializing in dry bulk handling. The new joint venture will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and BRUKS Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group). Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions...

Ballast water treatment — how digital tank gauging can help
27 June 2018: Ballast water is an essential component of ship operations, with larger vessels requiring thousands of cubic metres to maintain stability and manoeuvrability.

Cavotec inaugurates world-class manufacturing facility in Italy
27 June 2018: Global engineering group Cavotec has officially opened its new world-class production facility in Milan, which is set to maintain the high quality of the group’s manufacturing and supply chain in the years ahead...

India now net wheat importer
27 June 2018: In India, domestic wheat production is on course to fall by three million tonnes from an earlier estimate of 97 million tonnes. This may involve the country in importing 1.5mt (million tonnes) in 2018-19, according to a new report prepared for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Van Beek uses 360° camera to ensure more efficient production process
27 June 2018: Screw conveyors are customized. It is important for Van Beek’s engineering team to clearly assess the location where the company’s machine will stand. To improve this understanding, Van Beek has a new tool: the 360° camera...

Jumbo Innovates the Maritime Industry Billy Jean Style
26 June 2018: Jumbo has been working on a digital solution to innovate the maritime industry with their partners, ETTU and Friday Out Of The Box. Together they have created a Deckmarking solution using the Microsoft HoloLens. Here is the story so far…

La Coop fédérée plans to build new grain terminal at the Port of Quebec
26 June 2018: The Quebec Port Authority has announced a new project to construct a bulk grain terminal to boost the country’s agricultural market. The new terminal — to be built in four stages by La Coop fe´de´re´e at Anse au Foulon....

Steel industry raw materials offer support
26 June 2018: An underlying trend of strengthening commodity import demand around the world still appears intact. Although the precise rate of growth is not easily estimated, and there is considerable uncertainty about the future performance of some large components, world seaborne dry bulk trade can be expected to remain in a positive mode.

Approval Explorer - a new search engine to identify, locate and contact certified service suppliers and product manufacturers
25 June 2018: Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore today launched the latest addition to their end-to-end and integrated platform of digital tools and services, Approval Explorer, a free and user-friendly web application available on any electronic device....

On June 15th, WAMGROUP of Ponte Motta di Cavezzo, Modena, Italy, inaugurated its new Technology Centre.
20 June 2018: On the company's 50th anniversary, on Friday, June 15, 2018, WAMGROUP celebrated the inauguration of the new Technological Centre at the company's headquarters in Via Archimede in Ponte Motta di Cavezzo, Modena, Italy...

RAAS Research Alliance to drive innovation in the automation of transport and logistics
13 June 2018: A new Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems (RAAS) has been launched by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University, Tampere University of Technology and eight other universities and universities of applied sciences...

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping
13 June 2018: SMART ships will continue to be the driving force for the new decade as technology puts the control and management of shipping onto a new level and there is no stopping this and nor should there be, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR)...

SENNEBOGEN introduced 850 E Series machine at ISRI Show
01 June 2018: Stanley, NC – Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, introduced the new 850 E Series purpose-built material handler at the 2018 ISRI Show. The new model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine...

The paint that launched 1000 ship
01 June 2018: Hempel has applied Hempaguard®, its award-winning fouling defence coating, to more than 1,000 ships. The one thousandth full-vessel coating was achieved in April...

Euroports continues its growth path and investments in break-bulk services
31 May 2018: Euroports offers more than 30 years’ experience in delivering maritime supply chain solutions for break-bulk clients, covering the industry specific needs of forest products, metals & steel, fresh & frozen food, renewal energy and special project cargos...

Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes to be delivered to Guinea
29 May 2018: Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time...

Positive financial figures: a boost for Port of Blyth
26 May 2018: The UK’s Port of Blyth has released performance figures that confirm another year of success and growth, including encouraging financial results that are among the best in the Northumberland port’s 135-year history...

Blockchain can have a transformative effect on the shipping industry
25 May 2018: “Blockchain is the new buzzword in the shipping industry that is increasingly difficult to get away from....

Port of Rotterdam looks back on successful trade mission to China
25 May 2018: Michiel Nijdam, corporate strategist at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, participated in the trade mission (Logistics/eCommerce track) which took place in China in April. The mission was led by Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation...

OBA creates space for new operations
24 May 2018: Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will be clearing part of its coal-handling site this year in order to further diversify into other dry-bulk commodities.

On a roll: Port of Vancouver USA reports fourth consecutive record year
22 May 2018: For the fourth year in a row, the Port of Vancouver USA has logged record-breaking cargo tonnage, with 2017 coming in at 7.5mt (million metric tonnes), up slightly from the 2016 record of 7.49mt...

Guardian grain bin monitoring for the farm market
21 May 2018: With the upcoming crop season soon upon us, and the snow quickly disappearing off the fields, harvest isn’t always in the forefront of farmers’ minds. That being said...

Agreement reached on future of Industrial Terminals facility with transfer of assets to Watco
20 May 2018: Intermarine, LLC, a specialist in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, and its affiliates, Industrial Maritime Carriers, LLC (IMC), and affiliate Industrial Terminals, Management, LLC, have transferred the leasehold ownership of their terminal assets to Watco Companies, LLC...

Ecoshield proven to prevent cavitation erosion
19 May 2018: Damage to rudders, running gear and the stern areas of ships due to cavitation is a perennial problem for shipowners, operators and managers, resulting in damaged protective coatings, erosion of surfaces, and ultimately, corrosion...

Insuated buildings help increase storage space
19 May 2018: FTS Eiendom in Norway is set to streamline its flow of goods and expand storage capacity with the help of Rubb fabric structures...

Port of Brownsville has much to celebrate after record results
18 May 2018: The Port of Brownsville is a deepwater seaport in Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas. Opened in 1936, the port is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile-long ship channel. With approximately 40,000 acres, the Port of Brownsville is also the largest land- owning public port authority in the nation...

Port of Longview considers diversifying into biomass
18 May 2018: The Port of Longview in the USA has been in discussion with potential customers to handle biomass cargoes at its Berth 2 dry bulk facility. With the worldwide boom in biomass use — and distribution — the port plans to be ready to diversify...

UK ‘at risk’ of losing its global maritime reputation
18 May 2018: As the countdown to the UK’s planned departure from the EU passes the one year mark, maritime trade union Nautilus International is warning that the nation’s maritime reputation could be at risk if the government does not ensure essential EU legislation is retained after Brexit...

CASE celebrates 60 years of wheel loader manufacturing in 2018
17 May 2018: CASE Construction Equipment introduced the 4-wheel drive W9 in 1958 — today the company offers a full range of compact and full-sized wheel loaders for all applications, from road building to recycling centres, from urban construction to quarries...

Palau keeps an eye out with Polestar
17 May 2018: Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) the world’s fastest growing flag has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels...

Thordon gives new class of towboat greater life expectancy
17 May 2018: Thordon Bearings, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has received an order to supply four comprehensive shipsets of stern gear for a new class of towboat.

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor’s watchful eye to inspect essential equipment
16 May 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping...

Bunge and M.Dias Branco to build Rio wheat terminal
16 May 2018: Ceara´ state based company M. Dias Branco, which is Brazil’s largest pasta and biscuit maker, is about to make a major new investment in the Port of Rio de Janeiro. After recently acquiring Piraque^ for , it is now teaming up with multinational Bunge on its latest project...

CM Labs and Partner, Dr Jozsef Kövecses, Recognised by NSERC for Innovation in Simulation
16 May 2018: CM Labs today proudly announced that McGill University associate professor Dr Jozsef Kövecses has been awarded the 2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation for work enabling hyper-realistic simulation of...

Enhanced capacity for handling ultra-heavy cargoes – 600-ton crane now stationed in Port of Hamburg
16 May 2018: Since the beginning of the year the Port of Hamburg has offered an optimized service portfolio for handling ultra-heavy loads...

Midlantic Machinery Proves That “Working The Plan” Really Works As SENNEBOGEN Dealer of the Year
16 May 2018: At this year’s ISRI Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Midlantic Machinery was announced as Dealer of the Year by SENNEBOGEN LLC President, Constantino Lannes...

Port of Antwerp Welcomes First Silk Road Train
16 May 2018: The first of the Silk Road trains destined exclusively for Antwerp arrived at the European port on May 12, 2018...

Port of South Louisiana celebrates 25 years of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal
16 May 2018: On 12 April, Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment centre, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. The Port of South Louisiana has invested over $104 million in construction, upgrades, and improvements...

Bulker Owners in Deep Water Warns The Swedish Club
15 May 2018: Bulk carrier owners are warned to pay extra attention to the basics in a new report issued by The Swedish Club.

Karl Woodhouse – new Sales Director for SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd.
15 May 2018: SAMSON Materials Handling, under the roof of the AUMUND Group, has announced the appointment of Karl Woodhouse as Sales Director effective from 1 February 2018...

Port Corpus Christi wins a 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award
15 May 2018: The Port of Corpus Christi, the fourth largest port in the US in total tonnage and an environmental leader in Texas’s Coastal Bend, has earned the 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA) in Pollution Prevention, presented by...

TMG flies flag for Palau International Ship Registry
15 May 2018: Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded its global reach by linking up with a leading maritime consultancy...

Bendezu Port Equipment delivers Gottwald HMK 300 EG from Belgium to Spain
14 May 2018: Bendezu Port Equipment GmbH, an international trading company offering second-hand port equipment has recently sold a Gottwald HMK 300 EG mobile harbour...

Coldharbour initiates Japanese type approval process
14 May 2018: Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on unique inert gas technology, has engaged Japanese classification society ClassNK to assist in the process of obtaining Japanese...

New port master plan for Uruguay
14 May 2018: Uruguay’s National Ports Authority (ANP) and the Ministry of Transport & Public Works recently launched a master plan covering national ports development in 2018–2035. The highlight of the plan is the creation of a deep water hub port...

Port of New Orleans takes centre stage
14 May 2018: Port of New Orleans is a deep-draught multipurpose port at the centre of the world’s busiest port system — Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi River. Connected to major inland markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six class I railroads and the interstate highway port is a gateway for cargo...

Brazil’s cement industry turns the corner
13 May 2018: Brazil’s 100mt (million tonnes)-capacity cement industry, the world’s fourth-largest a few years ago, has now fallen to being the seventh, after four years of a steep sales decline...

Healthy growth in construction good for cement market
12 May 2018: Every industry goes through a process of churning periodically, writes Kunal Bose. Cement is no exception to this rule. Adjustments required to keep the business rewarding involve replacement of ageing capacity...

Cargotec to establish a joint venture specialised in dry bulk handling with JCE Invest AB
11 May 2018: Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specialised in dry bulk handling...

Mixed signs for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2018
11 May 2018: Commodity imports into many countries could strengthen over the months ahead. World seaborne dry bulk trade may remain on an upwards trend in 2018 as a result...

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

Stand’HopTM multi bulk wharf hopper from RBL-REI offers flexibility and ease of use
03 May 2018: Global bulk handling company, RBL-REI is closely involved in the port, mining and cement industries, as well as others...

Liebherr achieves the highest turnover in the Group's history
02 May 2018: In the construction machinery and mining segments, as well as in other product areas, Liebherr recorded an increase in turnover. Sales of construction machinery and mining equipment rose by 14.5% to € 6,182 million...

Additional Samson® truck unloader for AS Silsteve at the Port of Sillamae
01 May 2018: The new mobile Samson® material feeder will receive bulk fertilizers and grain direct from 45-tonne tipping trucks and will discharge onto an ongoing SAMSON shiploader at a peak output rate of 625m3 per hour...

Shipowners increasingly modifying propellers to meet EU MRV requirement
01 May 2018: Belgian underwater repair specialist Hydrex says it is carrying out more modifications to a ship’s underwater areas and equipment in addition to the company’s more common damage rectification work...

Get 25% Discount to Break Bulk Europe 2018
30 April 2018: Use this 25% off discount code when you register for BreakBulk Europe 2018" BBEU25

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

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

BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system
26 April 2018: BIMCO is relaunching ship bench- marking system Shipping KPI after two years of redesign. The system helps shipowners and managers make strategic decisions about their fleet.

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

Records tumble in Spain’s best ever year for dry bulk
26 April 2018: Ports in Spain posted record figures for dry bulk throughout 2017, with the uptick in traffic continuing into the current year...

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

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

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

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

Belgian company Casier Recycling invests in its first CASE wheel loader
24 April 2018: Casier Recycling, a generations-old business in Belgium, is benefiting from operational advantages after acquiring its first CASE wheel loader...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The risk of ‘unsafe’ CE certifications for category C standard equipment
21 April 2018: The complexity of regulations, the strength of habit, the cost of technical and safety standards — both in the acquisition and understanding of documents, and their application within business

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

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

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

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

Prudent ship agency procurement will support long-term stability in the dry bulk sector
19 April 2018: There is a new air of optimism in the dry bulk sector. Exponential growth in demand for imports from China fostered an overall dry bulk demand growth rate of 5% — a three-year high, according to BIMCO...

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

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

Purely electrical portal crane
18 April 2018: The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane...

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

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

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

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

Baosteel shows confidence in SCHADE solutions
08 April 2018: In October 2017, SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH won a further order from Baosteel Iron & Steel Company Ltd., Shanghai, this time for an additional supply of four semi-portal reclaimers...

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

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

Order for AUMUND machines from LafargeHolcim in France
07 April 2018: LafargeHolcim is investing around €100 million in the modernization of the Martres-Tolosane cement plant in the South West of France. AUMUND Fo¨rder- technik GmbH and AUMUND France S.A.R.L. will be accompanying the customer on this ambitious upgrade project...

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

Port of Longview awarded top honour for maritime safety efforts
05 April 2018: The Port of Longview was recently awarded the Partnership Award from Maritime Fire and Safety Association (MFSA) in recognition of the port’s impact in advancing emergency response and preparedness in the region...

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

KOG now operating under the Rhenus Project Logistics business name
04 April 2018: The project logistics specialist, KOG Worldwide, and its subsidiaries have started using the Rhenus Project Logistics brand name with immediate effect...

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

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

‘Protectionism’ may present a threat to the global steel industry
03 April 2018: n October last while releasing the World Steel Association’s (WSA’s) short range outlook for steel in 2018, TV Narendran, chairman of the economics committee of the organization, left a warning relating to growing “populism and protectionism” even while...

AAL meets the specialized challenges of keeping heavy lift & breakbulk vessels safe
03 April 2018: Loading, stowing and discharging breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo is a complex operation, requiring considerable technical and engineering expertise, as well as specialized hardware and equipment...

Global grain trades March 2018
03 April 2018: In the latest assessment of the global economy the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed that last year, more trade, investment and faster-than-expected growth in China and most of the G7 countries, which is to remain stable over the next few years, should help boost demand...

Multifunctional material handler from SENNEBOGEN fits the bill
03 April 2018: With his SENNEBOGEN 825, operator Martin Tausch can make a quick choice between the multi-shell grab or the scrap metal shears at any time. The material handler is equipped with a quick-action coupler that makes it a highly flexible and multifunctional tool...

Brazilian sugar: facing an uncertain future
01 April 2018: With the world’s largest debts, Brazil’s deeply indebted sugar industry, the world’s largest, faces an uncertain future...

From stamp to screen: DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
01 April 2018: With the introduction of IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates DNV GL took classification into new territory...

China’s growth boosts trade in dry bulks
30 March 2018: Another vigorous expansion in China’s dry bulk imports last year assisted the wider revival of global seaborne trade in these commodities. Growth of volumes into China during 2017 matched the previous year’s 7% increase...

Combating piracy with innovative barriers from Guardian Maritime
30 March 2018: Piracy at sea has been a problem for hundreds of years. In recent years, it has extended far off the Somali coast, into the Indian Ocean and is now escalating on the West Coast of Africa, Indonesia and Central America...

New Book: Warehousing and Transportation Logistics: Systems, Planning, Application and Cost Effectiveness
30 March 2018: Without the critical element of professional transport and warehousing logistics goods would not move from supplier to buyer and ultimately to the end customer...

Caution remains the watchword for global marine insurance, says IUMI
29 March 2018: Against the backdrop of encouraging global economic growth and an improved outlook for the shipping industry, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) gives expert opinion on the current state of the hull , cargo and offshore energy insurance markets...

Clear and present danger: stringent safety measures needed to safeguard crew and vessels
29 March 2018: The latest bulk carrier casualty report from Intercargo reveals that seafarers currently loading cargoes on specific trades in Asia are at high-risk from cargo liquefaction. It also highlights that Flag States tasked with filing timely reports into casualties...

Ensuring cargo hatches remain watertight with Cygnus Instruments
29 March 2018: Cygnus Instruments Ltd is a well-known and trusted UK manufacturer of high quality ultrasonic testing equipment which is extremely durable and simple to use...

Iron ore importers contribute an uplift
29 March 2018: Recent indications of global commodity import demand in the twelve months ahead suggest that a cautiously optimistic outlook is still justified. After last year’s pick up in the growth rate, world seaborne dry bulk trade seems set to continue expanding firmly in 2018...

Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud MRV now helps shipping companies comply with the new IMO-DCS regulation from 2019
28 March 2018: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced a mandatory Data Collection System (DCS) for international shipping, which requires ships above 5,000 gross tonnage to start collecting and reporting fuel consumption and CO2 data to an IMO database from 2019...

Imperial integrates its global logistics business
22 March 2018: Imperial Holdings Limited is integrating the business operations of its logistics divisions, which had previously operated largely independently of one another...

I-Tech AB signs deal for largest ever Selektope® order with Chugoku Marine Paints
21 March 2018: I-Tech AB, the Swedish developer of the bio-repellent antifouling ingredient Selektope®, has signed a significant supply agreement with one of the industry’s leading paint...

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore
21 March 2018: For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S...

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor's watchful eye to inspect essential equipment
20 March 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping...

2017 Annual Report Port of Rotterdam Authority
18 March 2018: “Our times are characterised by increasingly fast-paced developments in a range of areas. The only way in which the port of Rotterdam can continue to serve as an important driver of the Dutch economy...

Imperial Logistics offers integrated solutions in Paraguay
16 March 2018: Imperial Logistics is expanding its river transportation management capabilities and the company has developed an integrated solution for its inland shipping routes in South America...

Martin Engineering Establishes Manufacturing Facility in Australia
16 March 2018: A global innovator of premium conveyor belt cleaning and sealing systems has announced the creation of its newest factory-owned manufacturing facility in Queensland, Australia...

White Conveyor Belts for Sweet Temptations
15 March 2018: What do cola, jelly beans, and yogurt all have in common? They all contain sugar. This fuel for the human body is transported by ContiTech conveyor belts, just like raw materials such as coal...

BIMCO report names top 3 performing bulk terminals
10 March 2018: The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report...

Further class approval for Drone inspection of confined spaces for RIMS from KRS expands options for shipowners for shipowners
09 March 2018: RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) have secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces...

Kinshofer acquires Doherty
09 March 2018: On 19 December last year, Kinshofer GmbH from Germany and the in New Zealand based Doherty Group signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement, Kinshofer has acquired 100% of the Doherty Group...

Efficiency in material handling with the LH 26 M Industry Litronic
08 March 2018: The LH 26 M Industry Litronic mobile material handling machine meets the requirements of the Stage IV/Tier 4f emissions standards and represents the Liebherr series of small material handling machines...

New sugar terminal to be built at the Port of Gdansk
08 March 2018: The Port of Gdansk Authority SA and Krajowa Spolka Cukrowa S.A. signed an agreement on a lease of property for the construction of a new transshipment and shipping terminal along with access infrastructure ...

North Sea Port starts with record figure
08 March 2018: On 8 December last year, a new milestone was reached in the rich port history of the Low Countries. That day marks the official launch of the company formed by the merger between Ghent Port Company (Flanders) and Zeeland Seaports (the Netherlands). Appropriately, it is now known as: North Sea Port...

Riga introduces bulk container technology
08 March 2018: Riga Universal Terminals Ltd (RUT) has introduced new containerized dry bulk handling technology, and is the first port in Europe to do so. RUT uses this for the movement of wood pellets on large dry bulk ships...

HAROPA - Port of Le Havre has renewed its PERS certificate
07 March 2018: HAROPA - Port of Le Havre has just obtained renewal of the PERS (Port Environmental Review System) certificate granted by the EcoPorts foundation...

North Rhine-Westphalia and Port Authority make start on port agreement
07 March 2018: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be working together to further optimise logistics connections between Europe’s largest port and the German hinterland...

SEA\LNG launches LNG bunker navigator tool
07 March 2018: On 30 January, SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, announced that it has launched a new free-to-access online tool...

Bahri Dry Bulk wins SAR 360m financing from Bank Albilad to purchase four new bulk carriers
06 March 2018: Bahri Dry Bulk, a business unit of global transportation and logistics provider Bahri, has announced that it has secured a Sharia-compliant funding of SAR 360 million (US$95m) from Bank Albilad, one of the fast-growing banks in Saudi Arabia...

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers
06 March 2018: Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers...

Coal trade upturn raises expectations
06 March 2018: Anxiety in commodity and freight markets about prospects for global coal trade has receded, amid resumed growth over the past twelve months...

Russian grain tops port traffic increases
06 March 2018: In 2017, Russian grain handled by its port network posted the highest growth rate of any cargo type. This was due to a record-breaking harvest. The Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) says this totalled 47.87mt (million tonnes), equivalent to an increase of 34.7%...

Spanish scrap metal recycling company relies on SENNEBOGEN
06 March 2018: As a family enterprise, the Spanish scrap metal recycling company Toferla S.L. has been growing steadily since 1953 by buying and selling scrap and metal. For its material handling, the company utilizes two SENNEBOGEN 825...

ABS achieves industry-leading safety milestone
05 March 2018: On 31 January, ABS announced it had zero work-related lost time incidents during 2017. The corresponding Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) of 0.00 represents a significant milestone in the organization’s continuing journey to safety excellence.

Ergransa concession extended until 2031
05 March 2018: In the Spanish Port of Barcelona, Ergransa, a dry bulk handling terminal operator, has renewed its concession, which will now expire in June 2031. This has been done to allow it to consolidate significant traffic it has in cereals and soya beans...

NALCO seeks permission to lease Pottangi bauxite mine
05 March 2018: Indian company National Aluminium Company (NALCO) is seeking permission to lease the Pottangi bauxite mine, which covers an area of 697 hectares in the Koraput district in Odisha (formerly Orissa)...

The world’s largest hydraulic crane starts work at Vuosaari Harbour in Finland
05 March 2018: A new era for Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki began in December 2017, when the world’s largest hydraulic crane, the Mantsinen 300, started operation there. The buyer of the crane, which weighs 373 tonnes and has a reach of 36 metres...

Japanese invest in Moatize as production ramps up
02 March 2018: Japanese banks and institutions are becoming firmly entrenched in the Moatize mining and rail operation in Mozambique. In November 2017, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) made available a loan of $1.03 million to main shareholder Vale..

Teufelberger and Redaelli unite their brands after merger
02 March 2018: In the past few months,Teufelberger and Redaelli, two historic companies of the ropes business, have completed a merger for the steel wire ropes sector. They will now be present on the market with the commercial brand ‘Teufelberger-Redaelli’.

U-Ming of Taiwan signs its largest-ever contract of affreightment deal
02 March 2018: U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Private Limited, a subsidiary of U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (2606), has signed a 25-year contract of affreightment (COA) with Vale International SA of Switzerland...

Commission makes expansion of infrastructure key priority for 2018
01 March 2018: The Port of Longview’s Board of Commis- sioners has unanimously approved the 2018 Budget, which includes significant invest- ments in the expansion of the port’s Industrial Rail Corridor (IRC) and infra- structure development at Barlow Point...

Enhanced support for dry bulk trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 2018
01 March 2018: The upwards trend in commodity import demand around the world gained momentum last year...

Liebherr planning new development and demonstration centre in Kirchdorf
01 March 2018: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH will invest over €30 million in a new development and demonstration centre at the site in Kirchdorf over the next five years. Construction work started in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2021...

Port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge to form North Sea Port
01 March 2018: The merger agreement between Zeeland Seaports and the Ghent Port Company was signed on Friday 8 December. All eight shareholders of both ports agreed with the merger in the preceding weeks...

Underwater seal repairs avoid drydock and off-hire costs
01 March 2018: Following a spate of stern tube seal failures, Antwerp-based Hydrex has reiterated its capability in carrying out repairs to stern tube seals during a ship’s routine port visit, saving the expense and loss of revenue of unscheduled drydocking...

ETE Group increases investment in Cape Verde
15 February 2018: ETE GROUP — founded in 1936 and currently the largest and most experienced Portuguese group operating in Portugal in the maritime economy — has been serving Cape Verde for over 29 years through its ship-owner Transinsular...

Brexit: UK Club to set up subsidiary in the Netherlands
14 February 2018: The UK P&I Club, a major provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has announced its intention to establish a new European subsidiary in the Netherlands...

Long-range timber handling and comfortable control: SENNEBOGEN 825 at Holzwerk Obermeier
14 February 2018: 'We need a material handler!' – has long been something that they've agreed about at the timber yard Holzwerk Obermeier in Schwindegg, Upper Bavaria...

People Power and New Technologies Debated at First InterManager Ship Managers’ Forum
14 February 2018: Blockchain in the shipping industry, the safety culture among crew members, and the changing world of maritime payments were all debated at InterManager’s First Interactive Ship Managers' Forum this week...

Optimarin shakes up BWT sector with unique promise for shipowners
13 February 2018: Optimarin is announcing another first for the ballast water treatment (BWT) segment. The Norwegian-headquartered BWT specialist, which has focused exclusively on the development...

AKzoNobel’s Intercept 8500 LPP antifouling solution saves money and the environment
12 February 2018: Owners and operators are saving fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions with AkzoNobel’s patented biocidal antifouling coating Intercept® 8500 LPP, part of the International® product range...

Port-Safety and ECKS MARINE sign agreement for new innovative rescue ladder
11 February 2018: The reputable international maritime consultant and supplier’s representative, ECKS MARINE, based in Hamburg will be German marketing and sales agency for LifeLadder, a new rescue ladder designed to increase safety in harbours...

Iron ore drives bulker rally but spot market could be set for New Year fall
10 February 2018: The dry bulk market shrugged off Chinese government-enforced cuts in steel production to post more positive freight rates in October, with average monthly spot and 1 Yr T/C (1-Year Treasury Constant) rates higher than any month since 2014 for all bulker benchmarks...

Compellingly different: SENNEBOGEN 8100 EQ balance material handler revolutionizes scrap handling
09 February 2018: Zlompol Sp.J., based in Tarczyn in Poland, has been handling scrap for 25 years. The company started off using classic earthwork diggers, moved on to material handlers, and is now using a modern SENNEBOGEN 8100 EQ balance material handler...

GAC named Ship Agency of the Year 2017
09 February 2018: In late October last year, the GAC Group won the Ship Agency of the Year title at The Maritime Standard Awards 2017. It is the second consecutive year the company has received this presti- gious accolade...

Jens Müller: AUMUND Fördertechnik’s new Commercial Managing Director
09 February 2018: Since 1 October last year, AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH in Rheinberg has had a new Managing Director, Jens Mu¨ller (54), who is responsible for finance, controlling, IT, HR, general admin, purchasing and production, alongside Robert Gruss, Managing Director for sales, service, technology and R&D, and Franz-W. Aumund, President...

AUMUND India wins prestigious award from FLSmidth
08 February 2018: In October last year, FLS congratulated suppliers which had successfully met its delivery requirements and quality of service standards during 2016. AUMUND India was proud to be awarded a certificate for “delivery excellence and dedicated support in meeting on-time delivery.”

The Red Queen — what Lewis Carroll taught us about vessel efficiency
08 February 2018: A common misconception is that being efficient means achieving a task in the shortest possible time, writes Andreas Glud, Group Segment Manager, Marine, Dry Dock, Hempel A/S...

Agribulk terminal for Guaymas
07 February 2018: In Mexico, Guaymas Port Authority (API) has issued a tender for the use, exploitation, operation, equipping and modernization of an agribulk terminal in the port...

Hempel launches new cargo hold coating
07 February 2018: n late November last year, major global coatings manufacturer Hempel launched its new cargo hold coating — Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510. This innovative coating offers customers an outstanding return on investment by delivering up to 40% reduction...

Quality Freight UK invests £700,000 in new Fuchs mobile harbour crane
07 February 2018: Quality Freight UK has significantly increased its cranage capability at its main operation at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, UK. The company has invested over £700,000 in acquiring a Fuchs MHL390 crane...

CASE G-Series wheel loaders win 2017 Good DesignTM Award
06 February 2018: CASE has been honoured with the prestigious Good DesignTM Award in the Industrial Category for its G-Series wheel loaders from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies...

Port of Blyth sets sail on £12 million investment
06 February 2018: A UK North East port has announced a new £12 million banking facility with Lloyds Bank that will enable the next phase in its rapid expansion.

Sennebogen Green Line distribution in Northern, Western and Central Africa
06 February 2018: Sennebogen, one of the world’s leading material handling equipment manufacturers, has been convinced by the professionalism and the quality of services provided by SMT to build strong relationships in these important African markets...

Brazil enjoys all-time record visible trade surplus in 2017
05 February 2018: Strong demand, and rising prices of most commodities, coupled with record crops of soya and maize, meant exports of Brazil’s dry commodities, together with crude oil, were responsible for an all time record $60 billion surplus in visible trade in 2017...

Cargo Care Solutions opens hydraulics workshop in the Netherlands
05 February 2018: Cargo Care Solutions (CCS), the hatch cover and Ro-Ro equipment specialist, has opened a hydraulics workshop in response to the growing demand by ship owners for maintenance and repair of their hydraulic deck equipment...

Reviving dry bulk trade expansion
05 February 2018: Global seaborne dry bulk trade has been performing more vigorously. In the past twelve months a fairly robust revival unfolded, building on a slight pick up in the previous year from earlier stagnation...

Answering the Mining Sector Challenges through Integrated Solutions
03 February 2018: Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) is expanding in Indonesia with the launch of its dry bulk business, developed to provide solutions with integrated systems in ASEAN’s largest market...

Successful year anticipated for global sugar production
03 February 2018: Forecasts about global sugar production and prices remain good as long as the weather does not undergo any significant changes in pre and during harvesting season...

K P&I Club Lessons Learnt: Cargo damage due to bilge system back-flow
02 February 2018: Captain David Nichol, senior loss prevention executive at UK P&I Club, discusses the lessons learnt from a recent incident involving cargo damage on a bulk carrier...

Petcoke ban in India poses a challenge for Supramaxes
02 February 2018: India’s Apex Court is set to approve a blanket ban on the use of petcoke in the country in 2018. Earlier in October 2017, the Supreme Court temporarily prohibited the use of petcoke in some northern states...

Grain and soya trade flourishing – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK January 2018
01 February 2018: Towards the end of last year commodity volumes imported by numerous countries remained buoyant. Prospects for this solid pattern to continue in the months ahead are fairly favourable, and it seems likely that world seaborne dry bulk trade will see another sizeable advance through 2018...

Port of Rotterdam teams with IBM to build a connected, smart port of the future
01 February 2018: The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM today announced their collaboration on a multi-year digitisation initiative to transform the port’s operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the cloud to benefit the port and those who use it...

Wincanton appointed by Aggregate Industries to operate 14 Ready-mix vehicles
01 February 2018: Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has been contracted by Aggregate Industries, a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries, to provide 14 latest specification Ready-mix vehicles on a national basis.

Hempel launches new hull performance system SHAPE
31 January 2018: Hempel launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE). Based on the ISO 19030 framework, SHAPE combines elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation, delivering expert advice and solutions to every ship operator.

KR boosts e-fleet management program
31 January 2018: Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has launched the second edition of its one stop fleet management program 'KR e-fleet v2'. The program is now fully operational and available to all KR's ship owning and operating customers potentially 3,032 vessels...

Liebherr machines take part in West Argyll floating pier project
31 January 2018: The Ardcastle floating pier project is part of a strategy for sustainable transport planning initiated by Scotland’s £1bn timber industry sector.

Wincanton and Virtualstock partner to provide advanced Supplier to Customer service
31 January 2018: Combined resources allow retailers to extend their range or diversify their portfolio without actually having to hold inventory

KR starts to provide statutory services to Portugal
22 January 2018: Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority (DGRM) to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state...

Bettercoal welcomes JERA Trading as its first Member in Asia
19 January 2018: Bettercoal is pleased to announce that JERA Trading has joined the initiative and is its first Member in Asia...

New Mobile Dust Suppression Design: Rugged Construction, Compact Size
15 January 2018: BossTek announces the debut of the DustBoss: the newest model in its growing family of self-powered dust suppression equipment...

I-Tech AB appoints exclusive importer and agent in South Korea in response to high demand for Selektope®
10 January 2018: I-Tech AB, has responded to strong market demand in South Korea by appointing KhaiEL as the exclusive importer and agency for the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope®...

Moore Stephens says optimism likely to outweigh pessimism for shipping in 2018
08 January 2018: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months...

Shodan’s Graphical Ship Tracker is a Cyber Security Game Changer Says Pen Test Partners
08 January 2018: Following their recent blog which highlighted vessel satcom box vulnerabilities using Shodan, a search engine which finds devices connected to the internet...

Shipping confidence at highest level for three-and-a-half years
05 January 2018: Shipping confidence held steady at its highest rating in the past three-and-a-half years in the three months to end-November 2017...

Hanseaticsoft simplifies purchasing processes with new mobile app
22 December 2017: Hanseaticsoft, provider of maritime software, has launched a new mobile app to make purchasing processes simpler for shipping companies.

BIMCO and CIRM propose software maintenance standard for shipping
20 December 2017: BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime), have sent the industry's first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for consideration...

Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group join forces
17 December 2017: On December 15th, Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group signed a joint venture agreement with the purpose of cooperating in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels. The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding.

OCEASOFT’s latest-generation of Bluetooth-enabled temperature data loggers facilitate cold chain management
11 December 2017: The latest generation Atlas and Emerald products offer improved performance and a robust user experience in the field..

WATCH NEW CSL VIDEO: Aggregate Loading and Discharge Operation - MV CSL Tecumseh - Port McNeil B.C. to San Francisco, CA
11 December 2017: In this video, MV CSL Tecumseh, a Trillium Class, 71,405 DWT Panamax self-unloader, loads aggregates in a remote area near Port McNeil, British Columbia, and discharges three ways in the San Francisco Bay area in California.

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping
10 December 2017: Marine bunker suppliers should anticipate that there may no longer be significant demand for fossil fuels from shipping within as little as 25 years...

World’s first class approved 3d printed ship’s propeller unveiled
09 December 2017: Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands...

Kramer place a big lift truck order with Konecranes
08 December 2017: Rotterdam-based Kramer Group recently confirmed a substantial 22-machine order with Konecranes...

Plans to address UK rail challenges are bold
08 December 2017: Ed Thomas, UK head of transport, comments on the Government’s new rail strategy. He said: “The government’s new strategic vision for rail...

Buffed for optimum propeller performance
07 December 2017: Hydrex has developed a new way of maintaining ship propellers to achieve maximum propulsion efficiency...

ABB launches sequential turbocharging system
06 December 2017: ABB Turbocharging announces its latest technology development, the Flexible integrated Turbocharging System for Two-Stroke Engines (FiTS2) at Marintec China, December 2017...

Crowley Maritime’s Jacksonville Terminal Now Live with Tideworks’ CitadelMC℠ SaaS Solution
06 December 2017: Tideworks Technology® Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that Crowley Maritime has gone live with CitadelMC?...

London P&I Club warning on excessive position-fixing intervals
06 December 2017: The London P&I Club says excessive onboard position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims...

Sennebogen’s signature maxcab now offers even more comfort stanley, ncs
06 December 2017: The material handling industry’s most innovative operator’s station is now bigger and better. Standard on SENNEBOGEN machines, the updated version of the Maxcab is about 3” (70 mm) longer than the previous generation. The resulting cab expansion not only provides more space for the operator to work comfortably. It also offers additional room for an optional electric cooler behind the seat, as well as additional storage space for other necessities.

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping
05 December 2017: The stability of tax rules is of vital importance to the UK shipping sector, and international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says it is therefore encouraging that the UK government continued to provide a stable regime in its Autumn Budget 2017...

Aquaplot joins Technology Transfer Programme of European Space Agency
03 December 2017: Start-up Aquaplot has been a member of the incubator programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) since September 2017...

Brexit: UK Club to set up a subsidiary in the Netherlands
02 December 2017: The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has announced its intention to establish a new European subsidiary in the Netherlands...

Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise
02 December 2017: Exol Lubricants has successfully facilitated an exercise simulating the response to a hydrocarbon spill incident at its bulk blending site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire...

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals
01 December 2017: Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates...

Martin Engineering Program Raises Funds To Improve Breast Cancer Awareness
30 November 2017: In September 2017, Terminale Intermodale Venezia S.p.A. (TIV) ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane for its terminal in Marghera, the commercial port of Venice.

ABB Turbocharging tops industry efficiency benchmark
29 November 2017: ABB Turbocharging has raised the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency to achieve an additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% by performing the measurement on an actual engine on an engine testbed...

Freightos Index: The Biggest Gap on Last Year’s Ocean Prices So Far This Year
29 November 2017: On the Freightos Marketplace, the Shanghai-New York (PVG-JFK) air rates averaged $4.50/kg back in September. It had jumped to $6.50/kg by Week 45 (two weeks ago) and climbed up to $7.00/kg this week (when space was available)...

Great interest in the Port of Hamburg in Hong Kong
29 November 2017: Along with Hamburg Invest, last week Port of Hamburg Marketing visited Hong Kong. More than 170 representatives of shipping, logistics, industry , politics and trade associations used the Port of Hamburg’s Evening Reception on 24 November to brief themselves...

Hempel reduces cargo hold maintenance costs by launching new Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510
29 November 2017: Hempel launched its new cargo hold coating – Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510. This innovative coating offers customers an outstanding return on investment by delivering up to 40 per cent reduction in cargo holds maintenance costs*.

Shipping Must be Economically Sustainable if it is to Deliver on Environmental Sustainability, ICS tells OECD
29 November 2017: Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris today...

Ballast water treatment system launches
24 November 2017: Coldharbour Marine, a UK-based manu- facturer of inert gas generators and ballast water treatment systems, launched a new version of its inert-gas based GLDTM treatment plant, designed specifically for large bulk carriers...

UK-based water quality monitoring specialists Rivertrace head to Marintec
23 November 2017: Rivertrace, producers of water quality monitoring products, will be showcasing their Smartsafe ORB and Smart ODME, during Marintec...

Improving market for Handymax bulk carriers
22 November 2017: Freight rates for bulk carriers in the Handymax size group have recovered in the past twelve months, after plummeting to very depressed levels. Cautious optimism, from a shipowner’s viewpoint...

The end of the paper chase: DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet
21 November 2017: In a historic first for the ship classification industry, DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet...

Transmax™ a self-unloading bulk-carrier to overcom draught limited ports
21 November 2017: National Ports in partnership with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solution have developed a self-unloading super shallow draft bulk carrier that will revolutionise the transhipping operation in shallow water ports around the world. The Transmax™

Port inks lease with International Raw Materials
20 November 2017: In mid-October this year, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners entered into an agreement with International Raw Materials (IRM) to lease the Port’s Bridgeview Terminal. IRM previously operated at the port from 1981–2001...

Don’t overlook the risk of cargo fires
19 November 2017: Cargo fires occur so infrequently that awareness of the risk can slip under the radar..

King’s Lynn inaugurates new bulk store terminal
19 November 2017: A new bulk store terminal has been inaugurated at the UK’s Port of King’s Lynn at a cost of £2.2 million...

Cochin to add floating cement terminal
18 November 2017: Gujarat-based Sanghi Cements has indicated a willingness to establish a floating cement terminal at the Indian port of Cochin. This will help expand its coastal movements to South Indian markets...

Palau fleet grows as owners look for smart solutions
18 November 2017: The Palau International Ship Registry has recently seen a strong increase in its fleet size as more shipowners and operators look to become a part of the new breed of smart registries...

Fertilizer outlook
17 November 2017: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed the upswing in economic activity is strengthening, with global growth projected to rise to 3.7% in 2018...

New hydraulics workshop to serve as european nerve centre for repairs
17 November 2017: Cargo Care Solutions (CCS), the hatch cover and Ro-Ro equipment specialists has opened a hydraulics workshop in response to the growing demand by ship owners for maintenance and repair of their hydraulic deck equipment...

Alex Stewart Agriculture accredited by ukas to iso 17025 standards
16 November 2017: Alex Stewart Agriculture is delighted to announce to the industry that its head office and principal laboratories in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom – Alex Stewart Agriculture - has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service - UKAS - to ISO 17025 Standards...

Bulking up in the Baltics
16 November 2017: Over the first three quarters of 2017, the Port of Riga has handled a total of 25.5mt (million tonnes) of cargo, 5.1% — or 1.4mt — less than during the same nine months of 2016...

Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
16 November 2017: Israel-based cyber security specialist Naval Dome has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), a renowned global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services...

New KNUD E. HANSEN business unit dedicated 100% to HVAC
16 November 2017: Danish Naval Architectural firm KNUD E. HANSEN has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit – MARINE HVAC DESIGN – that will specialise in the design of HVAC systems for the maritime market...

Firmer support for coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2017
15 November 2017: Further signs of strengthening support for commodity imports into many countries emerged during recent weeks...

Redcar Bulk Terminal secures major new contracts
15 November 2017: In early October, Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) in the UK announced it has secured a series of major new contracts...

MacGregor celebrates opening of its Head office in Singapor
14 November 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced plans in September to establish its Head office in Singapore and ending a period of more than three years of having operated with a virtual head office...

Damen acquires Daewoo’s shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries
10 November 2017: With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities...

Konecranes wins repeat order from Winning Logistics Company for two floating cranes
10 November 2017: In the third quarter of 2017, Konecranes received a repeat order for two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Floating Cranes from Winning Logistics Company Limited (Winning Logistics)...

Palau welcomes the future of shipping regulation
10 November 2017: Port State Control could be about to change and move away from black, grey and white performance lists as pressure grows to concentrate more on targeted inspections of under-performing ships...

Newest, largest sennebogen material handler now installed in busy Bulgarian port
09 November 2017: The largest SENNEBOGEN balance material handler is now assembled and handling bulk goods every day at the Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port...

New quay opened at the industrial port in Bremen
08 November 2017: After a building period lasting three-and-a-half years, the port logistics firm Weserport, the “bremenports” company and invited guests from the worlds of business and politics celebrated the new construction of a quay at Terminal 2 of the Hu¨ttenhafen in the city of Bremen on 3 November...

Konecranes delivers portal harbour crane to Spain
06 November 2017: On October 16, 2017, the Spanish bulk terminal operator European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) in the port of Gijón put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Portal Harbor Crane into service.

Upbeat outlook for dry bulk charter rates from 2018 onwards
06 November 2017: Drewry expects dry bulk shipping charter rates to recover from the second quarter of 2018 on the back of strengthening Asian iron ore demand...

DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons
03 November 2017: Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is working with Axiom Rail and WH Davis to convert 110 HTA coal hoppers into new state of the art HRA aggregate hopper wagons.

Celebrating 65 years of worldwide innovation
02 November 2017: As a worldwide equipment manufacturer, SENNEBOGEN recently celebrated 65 years of operation...

ITIC settles off-hire dispute resulting from ship manager’s negligence
02 November 2017: International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently settled a claim brought against a ship manager for failure to maintain its obligations...

Continuing to pay crew with cash will bring further challenges, Says ShipMoney
01 November 2017: Paying crew members in cash will lead to further challenges of increased incidents of piracy and theft, says global financial payments company ShipMoney...

Starlinger goes Hollywood: Presentation of a golden FIBC made from PET bottle flakes at the 34th FIBCA conference in California
01 November 2017: The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) hosted its 34th conference in California, USA, from October 11-13, 2017...

When the going gets tough BAUMER sensors meet the challenge
01 November 2017: Reliable sensing, measuring stability and accuracy, along with the speed and change of direction of rotation in heavy duty machinery presents tough challenges...

Euroports up for sale
30 October 2017: The sale of the company, which has turnover of , could be valued at approximately , according to sources, said Reuters...

Best practice and bills of lading
25 October 2017: “Delivery of cargo without presentation of an original bill of lading, although not recommended, is a reality of international trade...

Continental Acquired South African Tech Company to Further Develop its Services for the Conveyor Industry
18 October 2017: The technology company Continental has recently acquired Advanced Imaging Technologies (PTY) Ltd., based in Pinetown, South Africa, which is known for its fundamental work for x-ray and magnetic imaging-based...

Vortex expands market reach to include Portugal
17 October 2017: Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Alpha Engenharia as its representative agent in Portugal...

BigRoll will continue as part of Roll Group
16 October 2017: BigRoll will continue their high-quality services as part of Roll Group. With the merger of the BigRoll organization, Roll Group will expand their state of the art fleet with...

New PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex shrinks footprint and installation costs in ballast water treatment
16 October 2017: Available space comes at a premium on any vessel. This is especially true when retrofitting major equipment such as a ballast water treatment system, which in most cases was never considered in the...

Positive outlook for grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OTLOOK October 2017
16 October 2017: Commodity import demand around the world has strengthened markedly this year, and a number of positive indicators point to a continuation of the trend into next year...

Sims Metal Management and Peel Ports launch first scrap metal facility at London Medway
16 October 2017: The Sims Metal Management UK Metals business unit (Sims UK), part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metals and electronics recycling company (Sims)...

Scandinavia takes centre stage – bulk handling in the region
15 October 2017: Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab is leading bulk and transit cargo operator in Finland with a history that goes back over 130 years. Formed in 1884, the company now belongs to the successful KWH-Group...

Damen Shipyards Group delivers Shoalbuster 3209 to ISA Towage
14 October 2017: ISA Towage B.V. (formerly known as V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA) has taken delivery of a Shoalbuster 3209 from Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld (DSHa). The vessel was already in stock at the yard and...

Port of Corpus Christi works with US Army Corps of Engineers
13 October 2017: The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have executed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CC Ship Channel)...

Port of Portland receives $1.25m security grant
13 October 2017: Port of Portland will receive from the federal Port Security Grant Program to upgrade marine terminal security systems...

3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
12 October 2017: A prototype of the world’s first class- approved ship’s propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller — named WAAMpeller...

Scandinavia takes centre stage bulk handling in the region
11 October 2017: Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab is leading bulk and transit cargo operator in Finland with a history that goes back over 130 years. Formed in 1884, the company now belongs to the successful KWH-Group...

BIMCO advice on life boat safety
10 October 2017: BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...

T. Parker Host opens logistics arm to provide supply chain management services
10 October 2017: CWT Commodities (USA) joins Host to form Host Logistics, LLC in Garden City, NY...

Ark Shipping takes delivery of OSD-designed AHTS for Caspian operations
06 October 2017: A new shallow-draft anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has been delivered to Russian inland waterways operator and offshore logistics service provider, Ark Shipping...

ABB Ability™ Fleet Intelligence digitalizes maritime maintenance
05 October 2017: ABB has added ‘Fleet Intelligence’ to its ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations software, providing marine customers with a single and complete overview...

Bureau Veritas joins the RECOMMS drones project
05 October 2017: Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP), to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces...

European coal trades
05 October 2017: Europe accounts for about a tenth of total world thermal coal trade with demand of around 90mt (metric tonnes) recorded last year. Although the market for thermal coal is in general decline there...

Euroports Completes the Expansion and Improvement of Its Dedicated Sugar Terminal in Antwerp—and Secures IFS Food Certification
02 October 2017: Euroports, provider of maritime supply-chain solutions, is pleased to announce that it has finished the expansion and further improvement of its dedicated sugar terminal, TA518 in Antwerp...

Port receives $1.25 million federal seaport security grant
01 October 2017: Port of Portland will receive from the federal Port Security Grant Program to upgrade marine terminal security systems...

Euroports Loads, for Export, a Vessel with the Deepest Draft Ever to Dock at Its Terminal 1207 in Antwerp
30 September 2017: Euroports, a leading maritime supply-chain provider, has just completed a major job for a number of its key customers in Antwerp, loading to capacity the MV Salta, GMB Maritime Liner Services GmbH, at its Terminal 1207 at the Left Bank in Antwerp...

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards
29 September 2017: Shipping confidence reached its highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-August 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

UK P&I Club releases updated version of its Carefully to Carry publication
29 September 2017: UK P&I Club, provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has released an updated version of its Carefully to Carry publication to highlight the most current thinking in the industry around the safe carriage, loading and storage of cargo...

OCEASOFT’s Cobalt ML3 revolutionizes temperature monitoring for sensitive products during transport
28 September 2017: OCEASOFT leverages cutting-edge IoT communication networks to support shipping and logistics cycles for temperature-sensitive products with its new mobile temperature data logger...

OSM Maritime Group future-proofs its business with Cloud Fleet Manager software from Hanseaticsoft
28 September 2017: Shipping company OSM Maritime Group has announced it will introduce Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) from Hamburg-based software provider Hanseaticsoft as part of its business digitisation strategy...

BIMCO launches practical guide to support BWM Convention entry into force
27 September 2017: BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems.

SENNEBOGEN celebrated its 65th anniversary with a works extension and product launches
26 September 2017: In 1952, company founder Erich Sennebogen Sr. put his heart and soul into founding a company that, today, could not be more innovative, more international, or more interesting...

Five Million Tons of Freight Transported from Cuxhaven to Immingham
22 September 2017: "RailRoCargo", the joint product of Cuxport, DFDS Germany and TRANSA Spedition, is celebrating a milestone: in September 2017, the five millionth ton of cargo was transported to the Cuxport terminal in Cuxhaven for onward shipping to the UK...

Legacy Building Solutions Announces New ExxoTec Fabric
22 September 2017: Legacy Building Solutions is proud to announce the addition of a new and exclusive fabric, ExxoTecTM, to their customized tension fabric structure offerings...

Rotterdam: ‘Building a Sustainable Port’
22 September 2017: The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently launched a new campaign:‘Building a Sustainable Port’...

LOC Group calls for more transparency and certainty for maritime casualties
21 September 2017: Addressing a global audience of marine insurers, Captain Jonathan Walker, a consultant from LOC's Singapore office, raised concerns over the increasing trend to criminalise seafarers following a casualty...

New coal terminal for Paradip
21 September 2017: A Kakinada Seaports Ltd-led consortium has been awarded a concession to develop and operate a coal handling terminal at Paradip Port, in Orissa, for 30 years...

Gramosa awarded new Veracruz port agribulk terminal concession
20 September 2017: Gramosa Agroalimentos was the unique surviving bidder for the Terminal de Granel Agri´cola (Agribulk Terminal) for the new Veracruz Port, given that the only other interested party was disqualified for putting forward a non-compliant bid...

Siwertell road-mobile delivery prompts positive experience
20 September 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered a new road-mobile unloader for Turkish aggregates company, Güsey Bazalt Beton San Maden Ve Tic Sti Ltd. The order was booked in Cargotec's second quarter 2017 order intake.

Vietnam to build southern transshipment coal port
19 September 2017: Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister,Trinh Di`nh Dung, has given his blessing to the proposed coal port in the country’s southern region. The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry...

BUMCO advice on life boat safety
18 September 2017: BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...

Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion systems
17 September 2017: Shipping industry leaders who attended London International Shipping Week (LISW), which took place from 11–15 September, heard the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organized...

Feed grains harvest lower in 2017
16 September 2017: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast a positive outlook for the global economy with recent data pointing to the broadest upswing in a decade, with improvements in emerging and developing...

MacGregor wins hatch cover and crane contracts for five Chinese bulk carriers
16 September 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Yangzijiang shipyard in China to equip five 62,000dwt open hatch bulk carriers (OHBC) with hatch covers and cranes...

Mejillones starts containerized minerals concentrates trade
15 September 2017: As of 10 July 2017, the Chilean Port of Mejillones has introduced a minerals loading system based around flip-up containers...

Shunting solution from Vollert offers road/rail flexibility
15 September 2017: Vollert has recently developed its VLEX road-rail robot, which offers a high-quality solution for shunting operations of up to 300 tonnes. Extremely compact and flexible, battery-driven and exhaust-free..

Dry bulk imports growth continues in China
14 September 2017: Trade and freight market optimists looking for a further boost from China’s dry bulk imports this year have not been disappointed. Global seaborne dry bulk trade, and shipping activity, has benefited greatly from additional commodity volumes purchased by Chinese buyers, especially iron ore, coal and soyabeans...

SEA\LNG calls for compliance and enforcement as 2020 sulphur cap looms
14 September 2017: In August, SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition working to facilitate and accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a...

Dry bulk trade backdrop remains solid – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK September 2017
13 September 2017: Doubts about whether the commodity import demand pace seen during the first half of this year can be sustained in the period ahead are prominent. Yet global seaborne dry bulk trade growth in 2017 as a whole probably will achieve a notable acceleration...

Flogas and ABP join forces to bunker ships with LNG in UK first
13 September 2017: Flogas Britain has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to bunker a ship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time ever in the UK...

MacGregor secures floating linkspan orders from France
13 September 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Bouygues Travaux Publics, one of the world's largest civil engineering construction companies...

Tonnage on track for another record-breaking year at the Port of Longview
13 September 2017: On the heels of a record-setting 2016, the Port of Longview in the USA continues to demonstrate its cargo-handling expertise with another strong performance for the first half of 2017...

VIGAN invests for the future
13 September 2017: In order to better serve its customers and to be prepared for the future, major equipment supplier VIGAN is extending its manufacturing facility in Nivelles...

Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer wage costs
06 September 2017: Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes...

Dust collection company AAF now ATEX-certified
03 September 2017: According to reports, many dust explosions are started by mechanical sparks. Wet dust collection is seen as a solution to eliminate some of the factors that contribute to dust explosions...

LATAM: Ram Spreaders building base and trust
02 September 2017: RAM Spreaders is building a solid and broad foundation based on trust in the Americas with terminal operators, logistics providers and cargo owners.

‘Tuning and Tweaking’ — a live case study on a pneumatic ship-unloader
01 September 2017: In this live case study, Lion Bulk Handling has visited a customer in South Europe which acquired a pneumatic ship-unloader more than ten years ago and requested...

Post hurricane Harvey recovery update: Corpus Christi ship channel re-opens after record six day closure
01 September 2017: The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port today signed Marine Safety Information Bulletin authorizing the restricted opening of the Corpus Christi Sip Channel after...

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
01 September 2017: aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems to SGS Group...

Liebherr strengthens maritime business out of Australia
31 August 2017: Liebherr Maritime is about to establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. This expansion guarantees better support...

ABS updates Advisory ahead of impending 2020 global sulphur cap
30 August 2017: ABS has updated the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems (Scrubber Advisory) to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap...

Custom Fabric Structures for the Transportation Sector
30 August 2017: Legacy Building Solutions, a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, announces the addition of Sara Davis as Building and Project Design Consultant...

ABS joins industry partners to advance autonomous shipping
29 August 2017: ABS, a major provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners...

FLSmidth set to acquire part of Sandvik Mining Systems
29 August 2017: FLSmidth has reached an agreement to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems.This includes continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies and competences that will strengthen the Group’s core minerals business...

Port of Kiel right on target for growth
29 August 2017: The Port of Kiel in Germany is very much on target for growth and has posted its best half-year results to date...

Hycontrol’s SHIELD brings a new level of protection
28 August 2017: On 17 July, after months of development and testing, silo protection expert Hycontrol Ltd. announced the launch of the SHIELD Silo Protection System. The compact, all-in-one system comes...

Tropical Shipping selects Thordon seawater-lubricated propeller shaft package
28 August 2017: Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system...

Vostochny completes Phase 3 expansion
28 August 2017: Russia’s largest coal stevedore Vostochny Port JSC, which is part of the holding run by Port Management Company LLC...

Damen TSHK 650 sails to Gippsland Ports
27 August 2017: A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and has now sailed to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia on her own keel...

Maravilha Consortium’s Rio grain terminal bid approved
27 August 2017: Brazil’s Ministry of Transport has approved the concession agreement for the wheat terminal at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, which was awarded by the National Waterway Transport Agency (Antaq) in April...

North America East Coast moving bulk in this busy region
27 August 2017: The Port of Belledune on the east coast of Canada is a world class deep water facility with exceptional year...

Rand Logistics receives International Safety Management Code certification on eight Canadian vessels; and launches second ‘Marine Miracle Month'
26 August 2017: On 16 August, Rand Logistics, Inc. a major provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, announced that the company has received five-year International Safety Management (ISM)...

Grain exports via Rosario increase significantly
25 August 2017: In Argentina, the Rosario metropolitan area has seen a 41% increase in exports of grain, derivatives and vegetable oils when comparing 2006 and 2017. Going back to 2000, the difference is a significantly larger 96%...

Lakes limestone and iron ore trades up 15% in July
25 August 2017: Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totalled 3.9mt (million tonnes) in July, an increase of 15.4% compared to a year ago...

NBE unveils container filling system
25 August 2017: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) has introduced a single- station, variable container filling system for bulk filling of drums, cartons, totes, gaylords, bulk bags and other bulk container types...

New Eriez compact suspended overband magnet to make its debut at industry expo
25 August 2017: Eriez Europe will be showcasing the latest solutions in metal detection and removal for the mining and quarry industries at the Steinexpo show in Homberg, Germany from 30 August to 2 September...

Port Autonome de Papeete orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810 for Tahiti
25 August 2017: Damen Shipyards has won an open tender for the supply of a tug to Port Autonome de Papeete on the Pacific island of Tahiti. Tahiti is part of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of the French Republic...

Cuxport handles crane parts weighing several tonnes for the NYK Bulk & Projects shipping company
24 August 2017: The port services company Cuxport handled a project consignment for the German agent of the Japanese shipper NYK Bulk & Projects through berth 3 at the Europa quay for the first time at the end of July...

GB Railfreight announces new appointments
24 August 2017: GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced that Bob Tiller has been promoted to Engineering Director and Ian Langton will take over as Production Director. Both will sit as members of GBRf’s board...

Global operators queue up for contract of maiden specialised terminal project near Chittagong port
24 August 2017: Five big global marine and inland terminal operators are queuing up for the contract to build Bangladesh's maiden specialised maritime terminal in Chittagong...

Minchinhampton company accepts ISO accreditation
24 August 2017: In mid-July, RDS Technology announced that it had been awarded the ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the design, development, test and manufacture of electronic instrumentation for ...

Port of Rotterdam throughput up by 3.9%
24 August 2017: With an increase in throughput of 3.9%, the port of Rotterdam can look back on a good first half year. There was growth in eight of the ten market..

TPG-Backed Flexituff International to spin off bulk container business
24 August 2017: Flexituff International Ltd will spin off its flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) business into a wholly owned subsidiary...

Conitex Sonoco launches BulkSak® On-Demand
23 August 2017: Conitex Sonoco USA, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bulk bags as well as other innovative packagingproducts,haslaunchedBulkSak® On-Demand...

Hydrex mobdock reduces Singapore sterntube spill
23 August 2017: It is estimated that damaged ship sterntubes leak some 57 million tonnes of lubricating oil in to the oceans every year, but by replacing these seals when the damage is first discovered...

Major feedstuffs delivery arrives at Fredericia
23 August 2017: A ship with  of feedstuffs arrived early July 2017 at the Port of Fredericia in Denmark. Even though the Port of Fredericia often receives large ships, it is always a fine sight when a ship...

Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana
23 August 2017: On 20 June this year, the Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company — Metro Ports — will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor...

Petroleum coke market volatility driven by many factors
23 August 2017: Many factors have buffeted the seaborne fuel-grade petroleum coke market during the last 18 months, causing substantial price volatility. These factors include changing government regulations, severe weather, and unexpected production problems...

Samson® Material Feeders for Yorkshire Water
23 August 2017: SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd., under the umbrella of the worldwide operating AUMUND Group of companies, has received an order from Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction...

Can the ‘can test’, advises ABTO
22 August 2017: The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for raw ores and less common cargoes, such as nickel ore, fine wet coal and bauxite...

Iron ore trades changes are afoot in the industry
22 August 2017: Indian steelmakers without captive mines are distraught that local iron ore extractors, including the state-owned NMDC and Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC)...

More investment projects at the Port of Gdansk
22 August 2017: Under an agreement signed on 26 June this year, works focusing on bank reinforcements of the final section –14 of the Szczecinskie Quay will be carried out this year...

Multi-user dock generates local spinoffs
22 August 2017: The Port of Sept-I^les has announced that Societe ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) has retained local contractor Groupe G7 to build the conveyor that will link the multi-user dock to SFPPN storage facilities...

Newest terminal on the St. Lawrence River to be operated by Groupe Somavrac
22 August 2017: On 3 July, the Trois-Rivie`res Port Authority (TRPA) and Groupe Somavrac announced the signing of a long-term agreement to operate Terminal 13 at the Port of Trois-Rivie`res...

Port of Cardiff Launches $5 Million Bulk Project
22 August 2017: ABP's latest investment includes new warehousing, upgrades to existing warehouses, and new port handling equipment...

RFID-driven weighing and batching system from NBE
22 August 2017: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)’s fully integrated bulk material handling system uses RFID-driven process communications to automate simultaneous batching of multiple, and varied, chemical mixtures during a single processing operation...

Coal trade looking more sturdy - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK August 2017
21 August 2017: Additional signs, appearing over the past few months, confirmed expectations of a pickup in commodity import demand in many countries. Reflecting these indications, it now seems likely that global seaborne dry bulk trade growth during...

Powered Conveyor Belt Tracker: Continuous, Precise Adjustment
15 August 2017: A new powered conveyor belt tracker from Martin Engineering delivers immediate and continuous precision adjustment of hard-to-track reversing conveyors, helping operators reduce spillage and extend the life of belts and other system components...

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development
15 August 2017: The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has been awarded USD by The TK Foundation to support its work building vital maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability in Africa...

Dry Bulk Demand Delivering Recovery
02 August 2017: Dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, reports Drewry.

Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping
02 August 2017: Drewry expects that dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry...

Cliffs Natural Resources to locate HBI production plant at Ironville Terminal
27 July 2017: On 15 June, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced that Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will locate its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant at Ironville Terminal in East Toledo...

Dust collection company AAF now ATEX-certified
27 July 2017: According to reports, many dust explosions are started by mechanical sparks. Wet dust collection is seen as a solution to eliminate some of the factors that contribute to dust explosions...

Marine Transport International puts the recycling supply chain onto the blockchain
27 July 2017: Marine Transport International (MTI) has launched a proof of concept trial which aims to connect parties involved in the recycling supply chain via blockchain technology...

Agreement reached for LNG supply station at Dunkerque
26 July 2017: Dunkerque’s LNG terminal and Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque have signed an agreement for the development of an LNG supply station.

Spanish port operator Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet
26 July 2017: NoatumTerminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet. The Model 6 machine was put into operation...

Bedeschi supplies shiploader to AdvanSix plant in Virginia, USA
25 July 2017: Bulk handling equipment specialist Bedeschi has supplied a 500tph (tonnes per hour) shiploader to the AdvanSix Plant in Hopewell,Virginia, USA...

DNV GL opens fleet performance centres
25 July 2017: DNV GL has opened two digital fleet performance centres in Hamburg and Singapore to support its ECO Insight customers in monitoring and optimizing their fleets...

New port agency model proves attractive to bulk shipping markets
24 July 2017: Following a strong take-up of its services since its February 2017 launch, global ship agency company WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront), has added a further three regional ship agency companies...

No end in sight for profound crisis in Brazil’s aluminium industry
24 July 2017: There is no sign of an end to the deep crisis affecting the aluminium industry in Brazil, where the output of primary aluminium has fallen by 30% in the past three years, and where per capita consumption of the metal has fallen from...

PORT OF KIEL right on target for growth
24 July 2017: The port of Kiel is very much on target for growth and has posted its best half-year results to date. In the first six months of 2017 the port’s varied facilities handled 3.7 million tons of goods...

UK P&I Club advises on ventilation to avoid cargo sweat
24 July 2017: “Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

FLSmidth signs large cement plant contract in North Africa
23 July 2017: FLSmidth has signed a contract for a state-of-the-art cement plant valued at more than €100 million...

Bauxite and alumina capacity – cuts needed to ensure trade balance and boost prices
22 July 2017: China has been for long remained at the receiving end of global criticism for unrestrained exports of steel and aluminium and causing environmental injuries...

Industry recognition for Langh Tech’s scrubber
21 July 2017: In mid-June this year, the environmentally friendly scrubber from Langh Tech was recognized, as the EU-project based on the technology received the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award at the Baltic Sea Forum in Berlin...

Macregor & ESL Shipping develop and test autonomous discharging feature on bulk cranes
21 July 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and ESL Shipping Oy, part of Aspo Plc, have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes...

Steel production pickup boosts raw materials trade
20 July 2017: Cargoes of iron ore and coking coal — the main commodities required for steelmaking — became more numerous recently, responding to rising production of steel...

A flat outlook for grain trade? – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2017
19 July 2017: Commodity import demand in a number of countries evidently is being reinforced by positive influences. These are assisting growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade, with indications pointing to a possible...

Hanseaticsoft integrates searoutes.com into Cloud Fleet Manager to improve voyage calculations and costings
19 July 2017: Hanseaticsoft, a German software provider, is integrating searoutes.com’s navigation data into the Charter module of its ship management platform, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) to enable shipping companies to calculate the optimal routes and cost of their voyages more accurately...

New terminal management system for Cuxport
18 July 2017: The digital networking of ports is progressing at high speed and Logistics 4.0 is already a term that is familiar to many people...

SEA-invest orders three Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for Belgium and France
18 July 2017: In April 2017, Konecranes won another order for diesel-electric Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes from its long-term customer SEA-invest...

Subsea industries welcomes TAU research into hull biofouling
18 July 2017: A study into the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea – a phenomenon commonly associated with ship...

The Pasha Bulker ten years on – an insider's account
17 July 2017: The worst of the unforgettable storm that pulverised Newcastle seemed over but news about a coal ship about to beach off Newcastle’s Nobby’s Beach meant it had really just begun...

ABP humber and rbt join growing abto membership
10 July 2017: ABP Humber has joined the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) as a full member, in what marks a significant milestone for the newly formed trade association...

Spanish Port Operator Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet
10 July 2017: Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet...

Low-cost digital seal helps speed up supply chain
05 July 2017: A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software specialists Itude Mobile...

Hempel announces new investment in life-saving fire protection coatings
01 July 2017: Global coatings company Hempel announced today that it is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings...

The ‘Smart Dino’: a logical step in cost saving
01 July 2017: Van Beek is working on making its Dino mobile bulk truck loader ‘smart’. For example, company is equipping its Dino with sensors that will be able to predict when maintenance will be needed...

"Blockchain would have saved firms from ransomware outages”
30 June 2017: Multiple companies are still reeling after the cyber-attack that disabled a large part of Maersk Line’s computer systems...

Electrifying Brazil’s Port Transportation; GE Delivered Turnkey Project to Upgrade the Tiplam at the Port of Santos
30 June 2017: GE Energy Connections has recently successfully delivered the full turnkey project to VLI for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal Luiz Antonio Mesquita...

Mantsinen appoints new CEO from within the family company
30 June 2017: The CEO of Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy will change on 1 July 2017. The current CEO, Martti Toivanen, will retire and Mia Mantsinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), EMBA) has been chosen to be the new CEO...

SAMSON material feeder for UK biomass power plant
29 June 2017: Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has placed a repeat order for a Samson® material feeder for the reception of biomass at a power plant situated in Newark, UK. AET specializes in providing engineering solutions for biomass-fired boiler plant...

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU regulation
28 June 2017: Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software...

New, patented tool from RToddS Engineering prevents dropped fasteners
28 June 2017: There are more than 50,000 OSHA recordable incidents involving “struck by falling object” every year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

BEUMER Group: digital transformation
27 June 2017: What will the world of logistics look like in a couple of years? Will drones with stock orders fly through storehouses, will robots deliver ordered goods to the final customer...

British Steel completes transfer of 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal
27 June 2017: On 1 June, British Steel announced it had completed the transfer of a 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal from Tata Steel, agreed as part of the original purchase of the Long Products Europe business...

ADM to complete expansion in Santos and Pará
26 June 2017: The Brazilian arm of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has recently completed expansion of its export capacity at its terminal in the Port of Santos...

Bunge consortium awarded Rio de Janeiro wheat terminal
25 June 2017: In Brazil, the Maravilha consortium, which was put together by Bunge and M.Dias Branco, has been awarded the concession for the Terminal de Trigo (Wheat Terminal) in the Port of Rio de Janeiro...

Mid-air discharge point makes Tüfentobel RopeCon® even more flexible
25 June 2017: Since 2005, a RopeCon® system has been transporting inert material along a long valley at the Tu¨fentobel landfill site in Switzerland, which will eventually be backfilled. The belt is being extended in several stages...

NORDEN streamlines Dry Cargo Department
25 June 2017: To service its customers even better, NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Department has been organized into smaller, more specialized teams with increased agility and authority...

“K” Line takes delivery of ‘Forestal Gaia’ woodchip carrier
24 June 2017: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,Tokyo, (“K” Line) has announced the delivery of Forestal Gaia, a woodchip carrier from Tsuneishi Factory of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan. Delivery took place on 24 May this year...

Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
24 June 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium,TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Teesside...

AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite, introducing Intertrac Vision to Wider Audience
23 June 2017: A wider set of customers can embark on a ‘Digital Voyage’ – a new customer experience with AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision Lite...

FLSmidth wins operations contract in Morocco
23 June 2017: FLSmidth has won a five-year contract from OCP S.A. (formerly known as Office Che´rifien des Phosphates) to operate port equipment for handling phosphate, fertilizers, and sulphur...

HullWiper named Product of the Year
23 June 2017: The tangible financial, operational and ecological benefits offered by GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper has earned it the Product of the Year title in The Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards 2017...

Shipping confidence hits three-year high
23 June 2017: Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-May 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

British Steel delivers £126m turnaround
22 June 2017: On 1 June this year, British Steel reported a £126 million turnaround in its first year as an independent business, providing a solid foundation for further growth...

Cargo volume at Riga rises by 2.1% in first quarter
22 June 2017: The Freeport of Riga in Latvia finished the first quarter of 2017 with a positive balance — cargo volume increased by 2.1% compared to the last year. The month of March was also successful...

Dos Santos to supply high angle conveyor to Yara
22 June 2017: Dos Santos International is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract to provide their DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyor to Bedeschi S.p.A. for the Yara Sluiskil project in the Netherlands...

New BIMCO President sets course for digitalization
22 June 2017: Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries...

SAAM acquires Guayaquil dry bulk facility
22 June 2017: Chilean terminal operator SAAM has announced that it is to take over management of the Trinipuerto dry bulk terminal at the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil...

Young used machines and an extensive range of rentals: SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used commences
21 June 2017: SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used offers its customers an interesting portfolio of material handlers and cranes with its extensive rental park and attractive range of used machines...

George Devereese of the Loss Prevention Department at UK P&I Club, comments on a number of claims received by the Club of damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of
20 June 2017: “Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment...

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
20 June 2017: The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

Iron ore trade’s renewed vigour continues - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK June 2017
19 June 2017: Signs of extra support for commodity imports into countries around the world have become more prominent during the past few months...

Green handling duo at Van Dalen: Two SENNEBOGEN 835 machines for scrap handling
15 June 2017: At the Dutch location of Moerdijk, the scrap recycling company Van Dalen Metals Recycling & Trading has been using two new SENNEBOGEN 835 Mobile material handlers since early 2016...

Peel ports welcomes global investment delegation in Glasgow
15 June 2017: The owners of one of Scotland’s largest deep water ports have played host last week (Wednesday 7 June) to a group of international investment experts during a Department for International Trade (DIT) visit to Scotland...

Shipping losses continue decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost-savings and cyber security looms, says Allianz
15 June 2017: Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners...

Two Die In ‘Bulker Hit and Run’
13 June 2017: Two men have died and one is missing after Panama-flagged bulk carrier Amber L collided with a fishing boat near Cochin Port then sailed off

AkzoNobel completes expansion of coatings research facility in Houston
11 June 2017: AkzoNobel has completed the €2.6 million ($3.5 million) expansion of its US research and development facilities in Houston, Texas...

Shipowners encourage eu-china leadership in shaping imo co2 strategy
09 June 2017: Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)...

Maritime knowledge hub doubles industry engagement in first 12 months of opening
08 June 2017: Mersey Maritime is hailing the success of its first 12 months since moving into the Maritime Knowledge Hub...

New BIMCO President sets course for digitalisation
08 June 2017: Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries...

New ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Centers achieve ‘24/7 office hours’ principle for the shipping industry
01 June 2017: Ship owners and operators can now contact ABB’s experts during daytime working hours, no matter when assistance is sought, after the opening of a new ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center in Florida. ..

Euroports is one step ahead of the liberalization of the European sugar market with new investments in Antwerp and Le Havre
25 May 2017: The upcoming liberalization of the European sugar market by the end of this year will have a big impact on the sugar industry...

Port Commission Selects New Executive Director
25 May 2017: Port of Portland Commission today selected Curtis Robinhold as the new executive director of the Port of Portland...

AAF clean air solutions for fertilizer industry
23 May 2017: Industrial processes produce a large amount of pollutants in various forms — particles, gases, vapours and mists — many of which are toxic or explosive. Now,with regulations becoming increasingly...

ArcelorMittal places its faith in AUMUND equipment once more
23 May 2017: Steel maker ArcelorMittal is building on proven solutions and reliable partners in Brazil. About 20 years ago, a shock-pressure-proof drag chain conveyor was ordered for Brazil from...

ASGCO® introduces Semi-Ceramic pulley lagging
23 May 2017: ASGCO® has added a Semi-CeramicTM Pulley Lagging to its pulley lagging product line, featuring 40% coverage...

Best quarter ever for Port of Ghent
23 May 2017: For the first quarter of 2017, the Port of Ghent recorded a total cargo traffic of almost 14mt (million tonnes)...

Developing the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller
23 May 2017: Marking a major step forward in the application of 3D printing techniques in the maritime sector, Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas...

Liebherr Maritime Service Factory: From used to new – reviving of an LHM 180
23 May 2017: Since 2006 Liebherr’s maritime cargo handling equipment can be overhauled at the Rostock factory. In the past, the refurbishment of used machines was integrated into the ongoing production of new cranes...

Liebherr sets up new branch office in the Port of Hamburg
23 May 2017: In mid-April this year, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Liebherr-Nenzing Service GmbH signed a lease agreement for a 44,000m2 site at the Kuhwerder Hafen harbour basin...

Resurgent grain and soya exports from South America
23 May 2017: Grain and soya exports from South America are set to surge upwards this year, after a setback over the previous twelve months...

Stability returning to coal trade?
23 May 2017: Steel demand prospects for the year ahead, in steel producing countries which are key raw materials importers. are mixed. The main boost for global iron ore trade is still China’s rising imports...

ABB strengthens its decision software suite with certified MRV module
22 May 2017: ABB’s MRV module has been certified by the independent certifier Verifavia, as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements...

Commitment to diver training underpins las palmas repair success
22 May 2017: After delays of almost two weeks following an unsuccessful repair to the hull of a 180m bulk carrier that ran aground offshore Las Palmas, Spain, Hydrex Underwater Technologies was approached to get the vessel sailing again...

Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
22 May 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK...

Scandinavian synopsis, dry bulk activity on the peninsula
21 May 2017: The Norwegian Port of Oslo handled 1.8mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk in 2016, which was an increase of 10.3% over 2015...

Bergé expands Santander agribulk storage facilities
20 May 2017: Spanish terminal operating company Berge´ has expanding its warehousing capacity for dry bulks at the northern port of Santander. The new facilities, which are on the outskirts of the port, are aimed at improving storage of agribulk...

GENMA wins contract to supply three mobiles cranes to Paradip Port in India
19 May 2017: GENMA has recently been awarded a contract by J. M. Baxi group in India to supply three GHC100 mobile cranes for Paradip Port. J. M. Baxi & Co, established in 1916, is a leading Indian shipping services company, and almost synonymous with the shipping industry in India...

Transport by road in the Port of Ghent at lowest level ever
19 May 2017: Goods are transported to and from companies in the Port of Ghent via sea-going vessels. A large part of these goods are transported to and from the hinterland. The portion of goods transported by road has declined to 34% and has never been so low...

SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ at Buss Erk
09 May 2017: A new balance material handler, the SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ, unloads arriving ships in Iskenderun Turkey...

New model: SENNEBOGEN 50 t crawler crane
05 May 2017: Crawler cranes are always required for heavy lifting work, large assembly work during building construction, or in the construction of wind turbines...

UK P&I Club advises on the importance of hatch cover maintenance
04 May 2017: “Whether a ship’s hatch covers are weathertight is a seemingly simple question that should have a “Yes” or “No” answer...

UK P&I Club advises on the safe carriage of calcium hypochlorite
28 April 2017: “Calcium hypochlorite is used as the active ingredient in a variety of water purification and bleaching agents and by nature is continually decomposing, making the substance unstable and dangerous when not handled correctly...

Liebherr and Damen Shipyard Group celebrate the 110th Liebherr Crane Order
27 April 2017: Liebherr ´s ship crane department is proud to announce that Damen Shipyards Group ordered its 110th Liebherr crane product...

Moore Stephens warns on dangers of diving unprepared into shipping pools
26 April 2017: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned ship owners and operators to check carefully the financial, tax and jurisdictional implications of participating in shipping pool arrangements...

IMO must fully investigate return of tin in silicone hull coatings
25 April 2017: The re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to...

Mine conveyor in Brazil excels with its new Hägglunds direct drive
25 April 2017: A Brazilian mine producing some 40 million metric tonnes of iron ore each year has for the first time equipped one of its belt conveyors with a Hägglunds hydraulic direct drive system...

Dino makes value-added logistics possible for RL TRANS
24 April 2017: The Finnish logistics service provider RL TRANS just like many other transport companies has been through a development in which the purchase of Van Beek’s mobile bulk truck loader Dino is almost a given...

Enhanced software facilitates IACS compliance
22 April 2017: Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade that simplifies compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR)...

Konecranes continues to deliver to Mexico Natie
21 April 2017: Mexico Natie recently confirmed an order of another eight lift trucks, due for delivery in April 2017...

Soya trade continues advancing - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK
21 April 2017: Various indicators of import demand for commodities in many countries look positive. As a result, world seaborne dry bulk trade could see a solid advance this year...

Changes to Baltic Exchange dry bulk indices
20 April 2017: The Baltic Exchange will be implementing previously announced changes to its Supramax Index; launching dual reporting of a new Panamax Index on a trial basis and is in the final consultation process of a new Handysize Vessel dual reporting period for the Handysize Index...

Dry bulk market springs a surprise but sweats on slower second half
19 April 2017: The recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired S&P activity, values and new orders but market faces an uncertain outlook for the balance of the year...

Gibdock secures Quality and Environmental recognition
19 April 2017: After an intensive 10-month review and upgrade of operating processes across the company, Gibdock has made the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard...

Michael Lütjann becomes CIO for the entire Imperial Logistics Division
11 April 2017: Michael Lütjann (47), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, took over the senior position...

E-Crane in ECI-USA's Backyard
05 April 2017: Murray Energy, the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, has recently installed a new E-Crane for handling fly ash at their...

London P&I Club guidance on reducing risk of bulk cargo liquefaction
05 April 2017: The London P&I Club, working in co-operation with leading classification society Bureau Veritas and its casualty and salvage subsidiary TMC Marine...

Reducing the risk of liquefaction – new guidance
05 April 2017: Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, the casualty and salvage experts, and the London P&I Club, have issued a booklet providing operational guidance for vessels that carry cargoes which may liquefy...

22 seafarers missing after VLOC sinks in south Atlantic
04 April 2017: Two crew from the 1993-built 266,000 dwt Stellar Daisy were found drifting in a life raft while 22 are unaccounted for after the vessel went missing 2,000 nm from Uruguay...

Louis Martel Takes the Helm of The CSL Group as President and CEO
04 April 2017: The Board of Directors of The CSL Group (“CSL”) is pleased to announce that Louis Martel has taken over as President and CEO of the global shipping company, succeeding Rod Jones...

Geroldinger successfully completes urea fine dosing project
28 March 2017: Due to sheer volumes required, chipboard panels are among the most popular products in the timber industry. FunderMax, a renowned supplier of wood- based and compact laminate solutions...

MacGregor offers improved operations through new virtual reality training facility
27 March 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy for customers...

Vostochny Port takes delivery of shiploading conveyor
27 March 2017: Vostochny Port JSC, which is Russia’s largest stevedoring company and forms part of Port Management Company LLC, has taken delivery of an innovative ship loading conveyor (SLC)...

Vanino to gain two new bulk terminals
25 March 2017: In Russia, Prichal LLC, which is a subsidiary of Rysal, is to build a alumina terminal with a capacity to handle 1.5 million tonnes...

Tiplam opens more berths in Santos
24 March 2017: VLI’s Santos subsidiary Terminal Integrador Portua´rio Luiz Antonio Mesquita (Tiplam) has inaugurated an initial berth in what is the expansion area of its existing operations in the Brazilian port...

China’s dry bulk imports growth resumes
23 March 2017: One of the more surprising aspects of global dry bulk commodity trade, last year, was a robust upturn in China’s vast imports. Following a slight decline in the China total during the previous twelve months, there were no signs of a vigorous pick up at the beginning of 2016...

Dry bulk trade could increase modestly
23 March 2017: Cautious optimism about prospects for further growth in world seaborne dry bulk trade during the year ahead seems justifiable. Signs of rising commodity import demand are visible in a number of countries around the world, although some positive indications are quite tentative...

Port handling with balance principle: SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ at Buss Erk
23 March 2017: A new balance material handler, the SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ, unloads arriving ships in Iskenderun Turkey...

Steel trades - is China really the villain?
23 March 2017: During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump played his cards in a way that ensured support from the committed as also from groups whose income and jobs were allegedly...

Ken O’Hollaren Hired as Port of Portland Marine Marketing Director
22 March 2017: The Port of Portland announced today that Ken O’Hollaren was hired to lead the Port of Portland’s marine marketing efforts, starting Monday, March 20, 2017...

IS THE DRY BULK INDUSTRY STILL ON TRACK FOR PROFITABILITY IN 2019?
20 March 2017: This recent lift in freight rates is certainly positive, but there is still work to be done on the supply side. A significant level of demolition activity must be maintained, and increasing focus must also be on keeping slow steaming around.

Port mobile crane 9300 E from SENNEBOGEN
13 March 2017: With the new port mobile crane from the Straubing crane manufacturer, port operators are given a new, high-quality alternative...

Pacific Basin Completes KVH mini-VSAT System Deployment on 99 Vessels
10 March 2017: KVH Industries, Inc., announces that Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband solution to support Pacific Basin’s initiative to modernize ship-shore communications on their entire fleet of owned ships...

Shipping industry is set for waves of consolidation.
09 March 2017: President of dry bulk shipping line John Wobensmith has stated that the shipping industry is set for waves of consolidation...

Star Bulk Carriers awarded United States Coast Guard Qualship 21 for 30 Bulk Carriers
09 March 2017: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is pleased to announce the award of Qualship 21 status by the United States (US) Coast Guard (USCG) to 30 bulk carriers owned...

Iron ore defies the odds
08 March 2017: Proving forecasters wrong, iron ore prices made marked advances in 2016, though not as much as metallurgical coal.

New Bulk Warehouse for ABP
07 March 2017: The bulk warehouse, under construction and due for completion in July, is over 3,400m2 in size and capable of storing a wide range of commodities...

Economic, clean, quiet: electric material handler for aluminium recycling at Biewer Industrie
05 March 2017: "Our life is aluminum" – in keeping with this motto, the company Biewer Industrie GmbH based in Hilden takes care of the recycling...

Konecranes Gottwald QuaymateTM M50 Mobile Harbor Crane becoming popular with terminal operators in Korea
04 March 2017: The Konecranes Gottwald QuaymateTM M50 Mobile Harbor Crane is becoming a favorite of Korean terminal operators...

ETI to work with TPIL on a £3m project to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships
03 March 2017: The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is partnering with Teignbridge Propellers International Limited (TPIL) to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships which aims to reduce fuel consumption by around 8%...

Hempel grows in North America
02 March 2017: On Monday (27 February) in Northlake, Texas, leading global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated its new North American Central Distribution Centre (CDC)...

Palau Ship Registry opens new piraeus HQ
02 March 2017: The Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has opened a new head office in one of the world’s most competitive shipping markets in Piraeus, Greece, as part of the expansion plans...

Port stocks and politics will shape Q1 dry bulk fortunes says MSI
01 March 2017: The bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, but future earnings will partly be influenced by events beyond the control of shipowners

Bolero ePresentation accelerates ore shipment from Australia to China
28 February 2017: Bolero ePresentation solution achieved a major savings in time and cost on a complex shipment of iron ore from Australia to China in November 2016 for Cargill...

Dry bulk back from the brink
27 February 2017: Bulker Values in the last 12 months have hit rock bottom and are now looking to show considerable promise...

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Brighten Trader on its maiden voyage
27 February 2017: n February 18 the Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Brighten Trader, commanded by Capt. Marcelino S. Ecobiza from the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the U.S...

Spanish ports handle record cargo tonnage in 2016
26 February 2017: The president of Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado), Jose´ Llorca, has revealed that the various ports under the organization’s control will have handled 508mt (million tonnes) of cargo by the end of 2016.

Hempel launches new coating and continues DNV GL co-operation
25 February 2017: Last year, major world-wide coatings supplier Hempel announced the launch of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 in Canada, the US and Mexico. Responding to customer needs, this high performance...

25% increase in dry bulk at Barranquilla in 2016
24 February 2017: The president of the Colombian port of Barranquilla, Rene´ Puche, says that the aim for 2017 is to increase the port’s overall dry bulk operation...

Port of Maputo entrance channel dredged to up to -14.4 meters (CD)
23 February 2017: The dredging of the access channel to the port of Maputo from 11 to up 14.4 metres (Chart datum) has been completed...

Port sees tonnage surge in record-breaking year
23 February 2017: In a record breaking cargo handling year, the Port of Longview moved more than 8.3mt (million metric tonnes) of cargo across the dock in 2016 — the most cargo handled annually in the last three decades...

Transport Canada approves sewage treatment system
23 February 2017: ACO Marine has received Transport Canada type-approval for its advanced Maripur NF and Clarimar MF wastewater management systems....

GB Railfreight wins new contract with B-Logistics
22 February 2017: GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the UK’s leading rail freight companies, has won a contract with B Logistics, the Belgian rail freight company, to move kaolin between Belgium and Scotland...

Hazy outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2017
22 February 2017: During the past twelve months increases in commodity imports, in some countries around the world, were prominent, offsetting reductions elsewhere...

Logistec forms new joint venture with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment
22 February 2017: Logistec USA Inc. (“Logistec”), a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation [TSX: LGT.A and LGT.B], has signed a definitive agreement with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment, Inc. (“GCBE”)...

Mumansk introduces more dust suppression equipment
22 February 2017: New WLP 718 mobile dust suppression units have been put into operation by Murmansk Commercial Seaport (MMTP). They will be deployed immediately the port is subjected to adverse meteorological conditions, the company stressed...

Russian Ports seeing growth in coal traffic
21 February 2017: Coal is the second largest segment in Russian ports after crude and oil products. Its growth rates are kept high and there are prospects for further increase...

RightShip CEO, Captain Warwick Norman steps aside after 16 years at the helm
16 February 2017: After 16 years at the helm of RightShip – the industry’s leading online vetting organisation – CEO, Captain Warwick Norman, has decided to step aside...

SENNEBOGEN - 860 - E-Series:- material handlers for scrap handling and ports - energy efficiency as standard
16 February 2017: With the change over to the current E-series, the proven concept of the SENNEBOGEN 860 is transferred to a new generation...

Julianna Marler becomes first female CEO in Port of Vancouver USA history
15 February 2017: The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners today voted 2-1 to approve terms of employment for Julianna Marler, officially installing her as CEO/Executive Director...

Sennebogen material handler duo keeps production neat and tidy at busy ohio river terminal
15 February 2017: Already long established as one of the Ohio River’s premier port terminals, new ownership brought new equipment opportunities for the busy River Road Terminal in the transportation hub of Louisville...

Siwertell unloader contract confirms advantages of road-mobile technology
15 February 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a next generation, road-mobile ship unloader for an undisclosed client...

Siwertell receives third order for road-mobile cement unloader from Acico Construction
14 February 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Kuwait-based company Acico Construction for its third road-mobile cement unloader. Similar to its last delivery in 2015, the next-generation...

Cavotec names Mikael Norin as new CEO
13 February 2017: The Board of Directors of Cavotec SA is pleased to announce that Mikael Norin has been appointed CEO of the Cavotec Group...

Improving demand to ease oversupply in dry bulk shipping
13 February 2017: With contraction in vessel supply and healthy demand growth, the dry bulk shipping market is expected to recover from 2017 onwards...

Algoma Central Corporation To Build Three Equinox Class Self-Unloaders
08 February 2017: Algoma Central Corporation announced that it is has signed conditional contracts to build three 740 foot Seaway Max self-unloading bulk freighters to join the Company’s Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway dry-bulk fleet...

Vostochny Port Phase III expansion under way
06 February 2017: Vostochny Port JSC (part of a holding run by Port Management Company LLC) has set up a new operation at Vladivostok Free Port (FPV)....

Murmansk introduces more dust suppression equipment
03 February 2017: New WLP 718 mobile dust suppression units have been put into operation by Murmansk Commercial Seaport (MMTP)...

BIMCO LAUNCHES FIRST REPORT ON GLOBAL DRY BULK TERMINAL PERFORMANCE
02 February 2017: BIMCO is seeking to drive the improvement of standards for ships at dry bulk terminals across the world and has launched its first report on terminal performance.

DRY BULK SHIPPING: Q4 PROVIDED OPTIMISM, Q1 WILL MAKE SURE WE DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY
02 February 2017: Peter Sand, BIMCO hints at a dry bulk shipping recovery, but there are still signs that the future is still uncertain.

Major rebuild for grain terminal in Novorossiysk
02 February 2017: Rosmorport and Grain Terminal KSK have signed a cooperation agreement in respect of a new project to rebuild a grain terminal at the Far Eastern port of Novorossiysk...

Taimyr coal to commence shipments in June
02 February 2017: Vyacheslav Ruksha, Director General of FSUE Atomflot, has revealed that the first consignment of Taimyr coal to be produced by VostokUgol will be despatched on 15 June 2017...

Port sees tonnage surge in record breaking year, ag exports drive tonnage increase for 2016
01 February 2017: Longview, WA– In a record breaking cargo handling year, the Port of Longview moved more than 8.3 million metric tons of cargo across the dock in 2016...

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Seattle with Koch
31 January 2017: Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.,

Freightliner & British Steel – Collaboration Success
30 January 2017: During 2016, Freightliner was awarded the contract for British Steel’s rail haulage of raw materials to Scunthorpe Steelworks...

Preliminary: U.S. Imports for Consumption of Steel Products December 2016
30 January 2017: Falls Church, VA. January 27, 2017. Steel imports dipped 4.2 percent from November, coming in at 2.68 million net tons in December.

We must future-proof industry, says InterManager
27 January 2017: InterManager, the third party and in-house ship management association, has urged the maritime industry not to neglect its duty in ensuring a sustainable future...

TRACE and RightShip partner to support anti-bribery compliance
26 January 2017: TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery organization, has announced a partnership with RightShip, provider of comprehensive online maritime safety and environmental risk...

REMA TIP TOP acquires Iin Hihnatyö
25 January 2017: REMA TIP TOP Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of REMA TIP TOP AG, has purchased Iin Hihnatyö Oy, a specialist for service, commissioning, maintenance, and repair of conveyor systems...

TEUFELBERGER signs a definite agreement for the acquisition of steel wire rope specialist Redaelli Tecna
25 January 2017: By acquiring the Italian steel wire rope specialist Redaelli Tecna, one of the world market leaders in the design and production of steel wire rope, TEUFELBERGER takes the yet biggest step toward expansion in more than 225 years of company history.

thyssenkrupp wins major cement plant order in Algeria
25 January 2017: thyssenkrupp has received another major order for the cement plant business of its Industrial Solutions business area...

MOL Teams up with BHP Billiton/DNV GL/Rio Tinto/SDARI/Woodside on Joint Study of LNG-fueled Capesize Bulker
24 January 2017: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has reached an agreement to launch a joint study of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Capesize bulker with five other companies...

Siwertell unloaders support Chinese power plant expansion
24 January 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Beijing-based Shenhua Logistics Group Corporation Ltd for two rail-mounted ST 790-D screw-type unloaders...

Contrasting patterns in grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - January 2017
23 January 2017: Commodity movements around the world showed signs of reviving growth during the past twelve months. Although adverse influences remained prominent, global seaborne dry bulk trade apparently increased slowly in 2016...

New ISO 19030 will have $30bn impact on industry, says Jotun
20 January 2017: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now published the long-awaited ISO 19030, a new standard conceived to measure changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance...

thyssenkrupp partners with National Ports on new super shallow draft bulk carrier
20 January 2017: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems, has entered into a partnership with National Ports...

Building momentum: Australian exporters optimistic about future after tough times
19 January 2017: The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s placed a significant strain on the Australian economy, in the process forcing mining companies...

TRACE and RightShip partner to support anti-bribery compliance
19 January 2017: TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery organization, has announced a partnership with RightShip, provider of comprehensive online maritime safety...

Contitech strategically reorganizes conveyor belt business for industrial applications
18 January 2017: ContiTech has strategically reorganized its conveyor belt business to focus more on its industrial applications business in the future. For this purpose, the conveyor belt specialist has created the new segment...

FLSmidth wins order for complete cement plant in Pakistan
18 January 2017: FLSmidth has won an order from Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line...

Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates new London head office
18 January 2017: Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has celebrated the official opening of its new head office in London...

Upgrade of Soo Locks would boost economy, says federal report
18 January 2017: A federal report lists upgrades to the Soo Locks among 40 proposed projects nationwide to boost the economy...

GRIEG STAR, GEARBULK FORM G2 OCEAN
16 January 2017: Grieg Star and Gearbulk have named their new dry bulk initiative G2 Ocean, and said it is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2017.

Less pain but not much gain for dry bulk market in 2017 says MSI
16 January 2017: The surge in spot earnings at the end of 2016 was welcome, but MSI warns not to rely on a continuation of this short term strength

Opportunities for GAC arising from market disruption
16 January 2017: Major shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC is pushing for greater innovation and flexibility in dealing with turbulent global markets, according to GAC Group President Bengt Ekstrand...

ST. LAWRENCE POSTS PROJECT CARGO GROWTH
16 January 2017: Project cargo volumes handled via St. Lawrence Seaway ports rose 42 percent for the year-to-date, driven by strong performance at the port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Toledo and Oswego.

State-of-the-art warehouse for Puerto Ventanas
16 January 2017: In Chile, port company Puerto Ventanas recently inaugurated its new La Greda dry bulk warehouse, as part of its Warehouse System Upgrade for Copper Concentrates programme...

Terex Cranes appoints new sales manager for Middle East
16 January 2017: Terex Cranes has announced the appointment of Jo¨rg Mu¨ller as Senior Sales Manager Middle East. He will be in charge of leading the Terex Cranes Middle East...

Transshipments at the Port of Gdansk exceed 2015’s record
16 January 2017: The finalized figures for 2016 are not yet available, but the volume of transshipments is already higher than in the previous record year, being currently estimated at more than 36.3mt (million tonnes)...

Turkish companies place major orders with AUMUND
16 January 2017: AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik is strengthening its share of the Turkish market. C¸imsa Cimento has now ordered about 60 AUMUND machines for the plants in Eskisehir and Nig?de in Turkey...

Adani acquires Abbot Point Bulkcoal
13 January 2017: In Australia, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), which is a subsidiary of its Indian parent company, has signed an accord to purchase Abbot Point Bulkcoal (APB)...

Cunuma Coal re-opens another coal mine
13 January 2017: On 2 January this year, Conuma Coal Resources restarted the Wolverine Mine near Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, Canada...

Eriez Europe continues to expand despite Brexit uncertainty
13 January 2017: Following a prolonged upturn in sales, Eriez is investing $425,000 in a new rotor manufacturing facility to expand its existing extensive European manufacturing headquarters in South Wales...

SEA-Invest places order for a SAMSON Eco Hopper
13 January 2017: SEA-Invest, one of the world’s largest terminal operators with expertise spanning a multitude of port related activities in 25 ports over two continents, has placed an order for an Eco Hopper...

Superior launches new solution for washing crusher fines
13 January 2017: Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, launched a new solution within its line of washing and classifying machinery...

Thordon Bearings showcases its tough bearings and seals for river work
13 January 2017: Thordon Bearings presented its environmentally safe and long-life RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals, which were developed specially for workboats...

Traffic boost for Mozambique’s Northern Corridor
13 January 2017: In Mozambique, the amount of coal being moved by the so-called Northern Corridor will greatly increase as of 2018. The aim is to increase the current annual movement of 8mt (million tonnes) to 22mt...

Trois-Rivières opens modernized terminal ahead of schedule
13 January 2017: Work on Dock 13 at the Port of Trois- Rivie`res in Canada was completed at the end of November last year, a month ahead of schedule and under budget. Since December 2016, vessels have been able...

Improved Conveyor Belt Cleaning Reduces Maintenance at Sand Supplier
12 January 2017: A Texas supplier of sand for ready-mix concrete and masonry applications is among the first companies to register its conveyor belt cleaners via a new mobile app...

Patented conveyor belt cleaner Designed to reduce total ownership cost
12 January 2017: A significant investment in tooling and product engineering by a global leader in bulk material handling technology has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer..

Controlling mass flows in screw conveyors
11 January 2017: Thanks to unique cooperation between Van Beek Schroeftransport and weighing specialist Penko Engineering, real time monitoring of how much product the screw is transporting is now possible.

'Sunda’: first vessel of 2017 to call at Trois-Rivières
11 January 2017: The Sunda is the first ocean-going vessel from an overseas port to dock at the Port of Trois-Rivie`res in 2017. It reached the port on 8 January, at 6:51pm, following an 11-day non- stop Atlantic crossing. It left the Port of Bilbao in Spain on 28 December last year.

The port of Sept-îles hands out its 30th cane to the first ship of the year
11 January 2017: Sept-I^les, January 9, 2017 – The M/V AM Krakow, a Marshall Islands registered vessel, sailing from Ghent, Belgium, was the first ship to arrive in Sept-I^les this year, at 3:50 a.m. on January 1, 2017...

Customizable dust suppression for specialized applications
15 December 2016: An industry leader in open area dust and odor control has introduced a technology that allows the delivery of atomized mist solutions in customizable shapes and sizes, giving manufacturers and bulk handlers virtually unlimited options in dust and odor suppression...

E-Crane Makes Galloo Ghent the Fastest Scrap Terminal in the World
02 December 2016: For Harsco Metals’ scrap management project at Arcelor’s new stainless steel mill, two 1000 Series E-Cranes have been working simultaneously at the Ugine & ALZ Carinox site since 2005.

New cargo flows sought for uk bulk terminals amid falling imports
17 November 2016: Some of the UK’s 80 to 90 bulk terminals face uncertain futures as imports of key dry bulk commodities dry up following the recent closures of a number of coal-fired power stations and a reduction in steel producing capacity, combined with the most recent hike in the UK’s Carbon Floor Price...

Heila Cranes Nederland and Van Aalst Bulk Handling sign exclusive distribution contrac
11 November 2016: Heila Cranes and Van Aalst Bulk Handling — producer of pneumatic ship unloaders — have reached an exclusive co-operation agreement for the cement handling product group...

Safeguarding the environment with BEUMER Group’s pipe conveyor
11 November 2016: Transportadora Callao S.A., the logistics operator of a special cargo terminal in the port of Callao/Peru, relies on a BEUMER Group pipe conveyor for the transportation of zinc, copper and lead concentrates of different mining companies from the warehouse to the terminal...

Terex implements new corporate strategies
11 November 2016: Terex Materials Processing continues to implement a series of strategic moves and investments to better position its purpose- built Fuchs material handler business for global expansion and sales growth. Recently, the business was rebranded ‘Fuchs – A Terex Brand’ in key markets for consistent...

Adverse influences affecting coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK NOVEMBER 2016
10 November 2016: Signs of reduced commodity import volumes are clearly visible among dry bulk importing countries. But there are also signs of strengthening activity elsewhere, some of which have been unexpectedly vigorous this year...

AUMUND conveyor for 750°C hot DRI sold to Algeria
10 November 2016: The market share of the Metallurgy Division of AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH is growing. A new specialized conveyor for HDRI (hot direct reduced iron), a 116m-long BZB-H-I 900/400 designed for a capacity of 323tph (tonnes per hour) hot DRI at 750 °C, has just been supplied to Tosyali’s new steel plant in Algeria...

AUUND and SWEIDAN open spare parts warehouse in Saudi
10 November 2016: As part of their valued partnership, AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH, Germany, and SWEIDAN Industrial Services, Riyadh, have opened a new spare parts facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...

Bodewes selects ACO MARINE’S Clarimar for new environmentally-sound EcoCoasters
10 November 2016: Wastewater streams aboard the two state-of-the-art EcoCoasters Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s VG-Shipping will be managed by a bespoke treatment system designed by ACO Marine...

Cargo liquefaction a problem for bulk terminals, warns ABTO chief
10 November 2016: The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has warned that cargo liquefaction — an issue commonly associated with the seaborne transportation of unprocessed mineral ores and concentrates — is also an issue which bulk terminals need to pay attention to...

CASE appoints new Brand President
10 November 2016: CASE Construction Equipment has announced the appointment of Carl Gustaf Go¨ransson as Brand President for CNH Industrial’s Construction Equipment businesses and President, Construction Equipment Products Segment. Go¨ransson will also become a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC), the highest executive decision-making body within CNH Industrial outside of its Board of Directors...

E-Crane sets things straight on its slewing rings
10 November 2016: It has been mentioned that E-Crane® uses ‘single row ball slewing rings’ by its friendly competition. Here, Mark W. Osborne P.E. of E-Crane sets the record straight and gives some genuine information on ‘slewing rings’ used by E-Crane®...

Georgia Ports Authority hires former COO of CMA CGM America
10 November 2016: The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO. McCarthy comes to Georgia from his latest post in Norfolk,Va., as chief operating officer for CMA CGM America. Tuesday 6 September was his first day on the new job...

Global fertilizer outlook November 2016
10 November 2016: n its latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down their forecast for global growth to 3.1% in 2016, and to 3.4% in 2017, reflecting a more subdued outlook for advanced economies following the UK’s vote in favour of leaving the EU (Brexit)...

Hopper trucks use portable vibration to quickly evacuate stubborn loads
10 November 2016: A Midwest seed production and transportation company is using pneumatic vibrators with an innovative vacuum mounting base that allows the units to be located wherever needed on a given truck or load...

Huge changes ahead - BIMCO assesses the impact of the crisis on the future of the dry bulk market
10 November 2016: On 6 October, BIMCO — the world’s largest international shipping association, with more than 2,200 members globally — published the next in its series of reports looking at the ‘road to recovery’ for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties. The foundation for the new report follows the conclusion of BIMCO’s previous analysis

Italy’s Istop Spamat serves the ports of Bari and Molfetta
10 November 2016: Italian company Istop Spamat is a major force to be reckoned with in the ports of Bari and Molfetta in Italy, where it offers a range of services including: stevedoring; logistics; cargo handling; container handling with cargoes from around the world; loading and unloading of cargoes — including project cargo, palletized, bulk, containerized and liquid.

Jotun lauds EU approval of copper antifoulings
10 November 2016: Jotun, a major supplier of marine antifouling coatings, believes the European Union’s decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings will ensure continued delivery of powerful benefits for both the shipping industry and environment...

London P&I Club celebrates 150 years of operation
10 November 2016: The London P&I Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary during 2016/17, and has published a history of the club to mark the occasion...

Mantsinen moves closer to customers by establishing subsidiary in Sweden
10 November 2016: Mantsinen Group has established a subsidiary in Sweden. The aim is to serve local customers more efficiently and to improve the service experience of customers...

Superior Industries launches standard designs for PatriotTM Cone Plants
10 November 2016: Superior Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, expands its portable plant product lineup with the release of new standard designs for the PatriotTM Cone Crusher Plant.

Sustainable shipping moves a step closer
10 November 2016: Switching to more sustainable shipping has been made easier for ship owners and operators following the launch of Intersleek 1000, a new biocide-free fouling control coating developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business...

Sweet year ahead for sugar prices
10 November 2016: Two things primarily move futures prices of raw sugar at Intercontinental Commodities Exchange (ICE) in New York. First, traders take the cue for either building long forward positions or shorting from intergovernmental agency International Sugar Organization (ISO)...

Tough market continues for Handymax bulkers
10 November 2016: Bulk carriers in the Handymax size group are enduring an extremely tough freight market, reflected in depressed rates and profitability. These medium-size vessels have a cargo-carrying capacity within a 40,000 to 65,000 deadweight tonnes range.

Industry-First Reference Book Presents Global Best Practices for Conveyor Safety
28 October 2016: Martin Engineering has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries.

Shipping industry meets in tokyo to discuss mutual challenges
28 October 2016: Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo last week for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest.

Moore Stephens reports fourth successive year of decline in operating costs
20 October 2016: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4% in 2015.

AUMUND successful in semi-turnkey project for Vassiliko Cement Works in Cyprus
10 October 2016: Under the technical leadership of AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH, the Cypriot cement producer, Vassiliko Cement Works, over the next 18 months, is constructing an additional clinker silo with a capacity of around 100,000 tonnes, at its works close to the coastal town of Limassol.

CEMEX places further order for new Bobcat Telehandlers
10 October 2016: CEMEX representatives visited Bobcat’s plant in Pontcha^teau (Loire-Atlantique, France) this summer to place further orders for eight new Bobcat telehandlers...

Doppelmayr: RopeCon enables transport of platinum ore across difficult terrain
10 October 2016: The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the Booysendal South ore deposit as part of its expansion of the mining capacities at the Booysendal concession.

Five new grabs for Associated British Ports
10 October 2016: To facilitate an expansion in trade, Associated British Ports (ABP) at Ipswich has placed orders for five new grabs from pALM Bulk Solutions Ltd, the UK dealer for MRS Greifer GmbH in Germany.

HAROPA renews support for ‘greenest’ shipping companies
10 October 2016: HAROPA, a founding partner of the ESI (Environmental Ship Index) approach, has reaffirmed its backing for shipping companies which commit themselves by their side in favour of the environment.

Le Havre further develops port software package S-WiNG©
10 October 2016: Since 16 June 2016, HAROPA — Port of Le Havre has displayed itself in three dimensions through the development of its software package S-WiNG©...

REMA TIP TOP increases stake in COBRA to 100%
10 October 2016: REMA TIP TOP has increased its stake in COBRA Group/DEPREUX to 100%. The complete takeover of COBRA, a specialist in the manufacturing of conveyor belts and accessories for the mining, food, agricultural, packaging and logistics sectors...

Egyptian heavy lift project enabled by AAL’s unique semi-liner solution
04 October 2016: Pictured are modules for a state of the art heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and destined for the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt, being loaded aboard the AAL Dalian in South Korea. Commissioned by global logistics provider the LPL Group...

European coal trades
04 October 2016: European thermal coal demand is expected to be about 160mt (metric tonnes) this year, and has been steadily decreasing from 197.5mt in 2012. Much of this decline has been in the United Kingdom. The delivered price of thermal...

GAC Brazil continues expansion with new port office
04 October 2016: In the latest stage of its national expansion, GAC Brazil has opened a seventh office to offer its shipping, logistics, bunker fuels and marine logistics at one of the country’s newest and rapidly growing port complexes, in the north of Rio de Janeiro State...

Grain and soya trade prospects contrasts - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK OCTOBER 2016
04 October 2016: Signs of positive influences affecting imports of bulk commodities into a number of countries around the world are still evident. But indications of negative changes are also very prominent, potentially offsetting much of the growth elsewhere. As a result, there is only restrained optimism for continuation of the upwards trend in global seaborne dry bulk trade..

MSI forecasts fourth quarter ‘bounce’ for dry bulk market
04 October 2016: The Q4 bounce — a seasonal staple of the dry bulk markets — looks likely for Capesize and Panamax segments, but the effects may be limited...

New opportunity beckons at Blyth
04 October 2016: The Port of Blyth has announced that a major new development opportunity has arisen for operators in the dry bulks sector wishing to move goods in and out of the UK by sea.

New Wärtsilä Sea-Master uses digital technology to maximize uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines
04 October 2016: The new Wa¨rtsila¨ Sea-Master system was launched at SMM 2016, the leading trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology which took place in Hamburg in early September 2016.

Port of Antwerp invests for first time in West Africa
04 October 2016: The Port of Antwerp and the Port of San Pedro in Co^te d’Ivoire are to collaborate over the next few years to manage further expansion of this West African entrepot. San Pedro...

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections
04 October 2016: Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers...

Thordon’s SeaThigor seal delivers new level of redundancy for COMPAC
04 October 2016: Thordon Bearings has unveiled what is potentially the marine industry’s safest, most robust shaft seal as part of a programme of enhancements under way to optimize its award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.

Vale forecasts significant drop in iron ore output
04 October 2016: Brazil’s mining, shipping and terminal operating group Vale S.A. has noted that production of iron ore this year will only meet its lowest original forecast and that output in 2017 will also be lower than expected...

Vostochny Port to complete expansion in 2017
04 October 2016: Next year Vostochny Port will complete its ambitious expansion project, which enables it to increase the throughput to 39mtpa (million tonnes per annum) in 2019. A new stage of the Russian largest coal terminal will be put into operation in autumn 2017...

Aveiro acquires largest MHC in Portugal
12 September 2016: In the Portuguese port of Aveiro, PTM Ibe´rica recently took delivery of the largest ever crane to be deployed there. The Liebherr LH500 has a capacity of 150 tonnes, which will allow it to handle not only dry bulk, but also twin lift containers...

Beira coal terminal to triple capacity
12 September 2016: Mozambique’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has given permission for the New Coal Terminal Beira (NCTB), which is controlled by the Indian concessionaire Essar Ports, to expand its facilities at the port of Beira...

Dust Control Technology names new president
12 September 2016: Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odour control, has announced the appointment of a new President. Laura Stiverson has been appointed after her service to the company as General Manager for nearly five years...

Failure to correctly fit bulldog grips causes significant damage to cargo
12 September 2016: “Bulldog grips are commonly used for the securing of project cargo, both under and below deck. They are also used on ships on mast stays and crane wires, although swaged connections are now more common...

Haldia to receive two new MHCs
12 September 2016: At Haldia port in India, IRC Natural Resources, has placed an order for two Model 4 Gottwald mobile harbour cranes with Terex Port Solutions.The G HMK 4404Bs are four-rope units...

Limited optimism for dry bulk trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2016
12 September 2016: Prospects for further growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade seem to be quite limited. Indications of rising import demand for commodities are still visible, around the world, but many are not very prominent. In some of the largest individual trade movements, flat or reduced volumes in 2016 are foreseeable.

Lous Dreyfus opens Bahía Blanca extension
12 September 2016: Maja, a 40-year-old family-owned stevedoring company in the Netherlands, handles a wide range of bulk products in the ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam for different customers. Maja is known for its flexibility, and effective, efficient stevedoring services....

New Bobcat S595 loader: higher ROC
12 September 2016: The Bobcat® S595 skid-steer loader has the highest rated operating capacity (ROC) of any of the 500-series loaders in its lineup by boasting a 2,200-pound ROC. This makes it ideal for those who need to lift and carry more material. Operators can move more material in a shorter amount of...

Port of Vancouver USA: 86 acres available for a new mineral bulk facility
12 September 2016: Since 1912, the Port of Vancouver USA has been an economic engine and job creator in Washington state. Located at the hub of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia Snake River System, this deep water port has five marine terminals...

Positive surprises among China’s dry bulk imports
12 September 2016: Briskly reviving growth in key elements of China’s dry bulk commodity imports this year has been a big surprise. At the beginning of 2016 there were not many signs of a rebound; consequently, optimism was very limited...

Record-high supplies and low prices expected to bolster feed demand
12 September 2016: The outcome of the UK vote, following the EU referendum held on June 23, to leave the EU, like the devaluation of China’s currency, twelve months earlier, not only took global financial markets by surprise but also many of the UK’s citizens...

SIOT to be converted from iron ore to coal terminal
12 September 2016: Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) has given permission to Sical Iron Ore Terminal (SIOT) to undertake modifications of its existing iron ore terminal to allow it to handle coal.

Telestack supplies TITAN TI600-8 bulk reception feeder for barge loading
12 September 2016: The aim of this project was very clear — to design and build a bulk reception unit that could handle throughput rates of up to 2,000tph (tonnes per hour) and have the ability to receive a payload from a...

World's first ballast water port solution successfully completes tests
12 September 2016: Damen Green Solutions’ InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the Henrike Schepers. During the shipboard tests, ballast water was taken in untreated and the efficacy of the technology was validated upon discharge...

Cat® GSH425/525 grapples feature new tine design
15 August 2016: The new Cat® GSH425 and GSH525 orange peel grapples are designed with horizontal cylinders, creating a profile that allows for greater material penetration and more efficient bulk-material handling...

Cat® MH3295 material handler unveiled
15 August 2016: Designed specifically for bulk material handling and scrap recycling applications, the new Cat® MH3295 Material Handler is designed for high production, with an operating weight in its heaviest configuration of 219,056 pounds (99,362kg) and developing 533 net-flywheel horsepower...

Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
15 August 2016: Bedeschi has been contracted by Dimisa Mexico for the Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion project located in Mejillones, Chile. The final customer is ECL, one of the Chilean power utility market leaders...

Hwy H2O – a vital waterway
15 August 2016: The Great Lakes/Seaway System is a ‘marine highway’ that extends some 3,700km from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Approximately 160 million tonnes of cargo travels over the combined Great Lakes/Seaway System on an annual basis, supporting over 227,000...

Mamonal Seaport: Ceremonial opening and commissioning of FAM technology
15 August 2016: FAM Fo¨rderanlagen Magdeburg has successfully commissioned a handling system for the terminal of the Port of Mamonal in Colombia.The use of modern conveyor technology helps transport and load resources efficiently, safely and in environmentally friendly ways...

Phoenix broadens its products to include conveyor belt lighting
15 August 2016: Phoenix Lighting has announced the debut of the Conveyo. The US-based company has applied its ‘Durability by Design’ philosophy to yet another critical lighting ...

Port of Antwerp CEO Eddy Bruyninckx becomes a baron
15 August 2016: After 25 years as CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Eddy Bruyninckx has been raised to the nobility by H.M. the king of Belgium with the rank of baron. In Belgium the title of baron or baroness is reserved for those who have made a notable contribution in a particular sector...

Proven technology from MacGregor sought for new era bulkers
15 August 2016: Two new LNG-powered bulk carriers for ESL Shipping will set industry-leading standards in environmental protection and efficiency; they are the first of their kind and will feature comprehensive equipment packages from MacGregor....

SENNEBOGEN debuts its 730 model – making light work of timber handling
15 August 2016: By purchasing the new SENNEBOGEN 730 of the current E-series, the Pfeifer Group in the Bavarian town of Unterbernbach has shown its confidence in the latest generation of Pick&Carry material handlers. Here, the 730 will be used for any type of log handling. With its extended boom range and compact dimensions, the machine can show its full potential...

Small components for more power: efficient electric motors
15 August 2016: Electrical motors for use in dry cargo equipment need to be powerful and fulfil high efficiency values to reduce energy consumption at the same time...

A narrowing coal trade vista – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2016
11 August 2016: During recent months, some large elements of global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade proved much stronger than expected earlier. Although signs of changes likely to weaken import demand in several countries are still highly visible, the pattern now unfolding suggests that 2016...

Changing regulations are buffeting the petcoke market
11 August 2016: Changing regulations are influencing the petroleum coke (petcoke) market today and are likely to have an even larger impact in the future. The most immediate impact is China’s possible regulation of petcoke sulphur content...

Drydocks World conforms to FPC under EU Regulation
11 August 2016: Drydocks World, an international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has successfully been certified to European Standards EN 1090 – 1 and EN 1090- 2. The certification programme is part of the European Union’s Construction...

Energy efficiency is impacted by choices made throughout a vessel’s lifecycle
11 August 2016: Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions while building a more sustainable brand image. The overall energy efficiency of a vessel is determined by the choices made throughout its lifecycle from new build to scrapping and recycling...

GROUP ETE invests € 5m to strengthen inland waterways operations
11 August 2016: The Portuguese GROUP ETE made an investment of €2 million in its new state-of-the-art pusher tug Bai´a do Seixal, named in early July by the Portuguese Minister of the Sea,Ana Paula Vitorino in a ceremony also attended by the State Secretary of Fisheries, Jose´ Apolina´rio and the Mayor of...

IRClass leads EU compliance certification of ship recycling yards in India
11 August 2016: IRClass is amongst the first organizations in the world to certify ship recycling yards according to EU standards as an ‘Independent Verifier’...

Iron ore trades not quite smooth sailing?
11 August 2016: Iron ore prices have recovered in recent months but the uplift came from historic lows. The value of the key steelmaking ingredient nudged the US$70/tonne mark in mid-April due to a resurgence of construction activity and steel consumption in China which accounts for some two thirds...

Mundra sets steam coal discharge record
11 August 2016: The Indian port of Mundra has set a new record for the handling of coal. This was established by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), which is India’s largest port developer and operator.

New Ecofix filler coat reduces the cost of rudder repairs
11 August 2016: With an increasing trend for thruster and rudder manufacturers finishing their products with self-cleaning protective hard coatings,Antwerp headquartered Subsea Industries has introduced a filler coating for use with its award-winning Ecoshield hard coat system...

Pecém acquires new ship-unloader
11 August 2016: In Brazil, the port of Pece´m has received a brand-new iron-ore ship unloader, which will be used by the Pece´m Steel Company (CSP) and meets terms and conditions previously agreed between the government and the new port operator...

The Port of Gdansk plays host to yet another Chinese delegation
11 August 2016: On 30 June 2016, a delegation of three entrepreneurs from the People’s Republic of China visited the Port of Gdansk, accompanied by representatives of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone...

VLI continues Tiplam expansion
11 August 2016: In Brazil, the Luiz Antonio Mesquita Port Terminal Integrator (Tiplam), part of the VLI logistics operations in the port of Santos, has opened its new sulphur warehouse, thereby doubling storage capacity. This has resulted in 84% of the expansion of Tiplam now being complete...

‘Bring it on!’ North America West Coast ports confident in the face of Panama expansion
18 July 2016: With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal an expected reality late in June, looking ahead became that much more complex for some of the North American West Coast ports.

A new voice for the bulk trades
18 July 2016: A new trade association has been established to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level in order to ensure the sector can better face the environmental and commercial challenges ahead...

Bulker classification
18 July 2016: The world’s leading classification societies are continuing to improve safety standards and service levels for owners as they seek to attract more bulk carriers to their fleets. But some have more to gain than others, at least in terms of market share...

Change in the top management of Bühler: continuity and accelerated change
18 July 2016: As announced a year ago, Stefan Scheiber is now CEO of Bu¨hler. He succeeds Calvin Grieder, who will focus on his role as Chairman of the Board. “In order to continue the success story of Bu¨hler, we want to seize the opportunities of accelerated change presented...

Changes afoot in aluminium industry
18 July 2016: Vedanta Resources plc chairman Anil Agarwal caused a stir in the global aluminium industry when some time ago he made the bold announcement that India had everything going in its favour to raise the silvery white metal smelting capacity to 20mt (million tonnes) from the current 4.129mt in a ...

Copper purification system to cut shipping costs
18 July 2016: New technology to improve the purification process of minerals will allow a major Australian miner to significantly reduce shipping costs...

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN sells four Handysize bulkers
18 July 2016: As part of the strategy Focus & Simplicity, which means that the company is focusing its ownership in the dry cargo segment on the medium-sized vessel types Supramax and Panamax, NORDEN has sold four Handysize dry cargo vessels...

Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
18 July 2016: Bedeschi has been contracted by Dimisa Mexico for the Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion project located in Mejillones, Chile. The final customer is ECL, one of the Chilean power utility market leaders...

European Bulk Services (EBS) expands covered storage capacity
18 July 2016: EBS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HES International B.V., has announced the expansion of its covered storage capacity in the Port of Rotterdam. Supported by a long-term contract, the capacity will be enlarged by 60,000m3.

Four full-portal reclaimers for PhosAgro Cherepovets in Russia
18 July 2016: Over the six-month period to January 2017 the AUMUND Group company SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH will supply multiple machines to the Russian fertilizer concern, PhosAgro Cherepovets.

GAC Namibia opens in response to growing demand for world class shipping services
18 July 2016: GAC has launched its own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil & gas customers and increasing cargo trade between the country and neighbouring South Africa, as well as other African nations...

GENMA keeps busy with supply of equipment to Myanmar
18 July 2016: GENMA, part of Rainbow Heavy Industrial, has been keeping busy recently, with the supply of two of its GHC100 mobile harbour cranes to Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP). These units were shipped from Ruitai terminal in Jiangsu in China...

Grain trade restraints prominent - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2016
18 July 2016: Although growth drivers for global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade have receded, some positive momentum is still visible. Adverse influences affecting imports into a number of countries are very prominent, but extra volumes elsewhere may be enough to result in limited overall expansion during 2016 and into next year...

IACS chairman drives industry safety improvements
18 July 2016: ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J.Wiernicki concludes his term as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies Ltd. (IACS) encouraging the organization to continue setting high standards for performance and raising the bar of excellence...

Importance of sustainable ship recycling in a volatile industry
18 July 2016: Commodity traders are in the midst of the worst market downturn on record and as a result the dry bulk sector is experiencing one of the worst times it has seen in recent years...

In safe hands: the 250-year story of the heroic Liverpool Pilots
18 July 2016: Merseyside Maritime Museum will display a brand new exhibition from 22 July until 4 June 2017, focusing on the Liverpool Pilotage Service; the second oldest institution in Liverpool, the oldest being the Town Corporation (now City Council)...

IRClass releases IR-HULL software
18 July 2016: In early May, IRClass, the Indian classification society, announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL.

Japan designates ABS the first foreign RO authorized for maritime labour inspection
18 July 2016: ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, was selected by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as a Recognized Organization (RO) for maritime labour inspection...

Mobile electric material handler combines efficiency and flexibility for indoor use
18 July 2016: The advantages of an electric material handler are quickly explained: economical and efficient with a long service life and low maintenance costs. Only the question of mobility remains — after all, an electric cable cannot always be guided that easily.

Moving cargo by barge and rail - meeting the logistical challenges
18 July 2016: Almost every month, Brazil’s newspapers publish reports celebrating a start being made to large new infrastructure projects, writes Patrick Knight. Such projects include laying new stretches of railway, opening up a waterway to traffic, building new highways, or equiping a new, or enlarged port.

New tenants at the Port of Gdansk?
18 July 2016: On 8 June this year, the Port of Gdansk Authority issued a call for tenders for the lease of a parcel of developed land located in the Inner Port with access to the Obroncow Westerplatte Quay.

RDS Technology offers on-board shipping container weighing
18 July 2016: Since the turn of the century, the shipping industry has taken advantage of empty shipping containers that need to be relocated to Asia, and used this as a discounted means of back-hauling bulk cargo like grain or fertilizers that would normally be shipped in open bulk transport...

SMB International implements comprehensive solution in Algeria
18 July 2016: The Quickborn, Germany-based company SMB International has commissioned two complex shiploading systems in the Algerian port city of Oran. With the development of a wholly interconnected system, the company, which has international experience...

UK’S first fully-automated steel terminal opens in Liverpool
18 July 2016: Peel Ports has formally opened the UK’s first fully- automated steel terminal at the Port of Liverpool following a £9m ($13m) upgrade...

Weak steel production undermines raw materials
18 July 2016: Around the world, in many of the main countries importing steelmaking raw materials — chiefly iron ore and coking coal — steel production has weakened during the 2016 first half...

Forest products handling centre goes into service
07 July 2016: Kiel, July 7th, 2016: Kiel’s new forest products handling and distribution centre has gone into operation in the Ostuferhafen. This means that the port has now become an integral part of the logistics chain operated by the Swedish concerns Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) ....

Quality freight launches mobile crane service
05 July 2016: Quality Freight UK has launched a mobile crane service after investing £300,000 in a new Fuchs loading machine...

Port of Longview announces cargo terminal opportunity; seeks interest from prospective developers, operators
22 June 2016: Today (22 June 2016) the Port of Longview announced a major opportunity for available industrial waterfront property on the Columbia River of the United States West Coast...

ABS unites industry leaders in landmark standardization JIP
21 June 2016: ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, convened industry partners at the Offshore Technology Conference on 4 May to sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a unified joint industry project (JIP) for standardization...

AkzoNobel makes first award of carbon credits to Neda Maritime
21 June 2016: Neda Maritime Agency Co Ltd, a leading Greek tanker and bulker owner, has become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through landmark methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business...

AkzoNobel supports efficient on-board maintenance with new anticorrosive primer Intershield® One-2-One
21 June 2016: AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has launched a best-in-class anticorrosive universalprimer,Intershield® One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection...

ARDELT — dry bulk handling efficiency and expertise
21 June 2016: Kocks Ardelt Kranbau GmbH is a member of the Kranunion group of companies and has been building cranes for more than 110 years. By using the experience gained from supplying several thousand harbour cranes over this time...

Bulk cargo nexus - Regional report on the Netherlands
21 June 2016: It has been on the drawing board for the best part of a decade, but finally work has begun on the port of Amsterdam’s huge new lock system. At 500 metres in length, 70 metres in width and 18 metres in depth, it will be the port’s fifth lock at Ijmuiden, the entry point to the North Sea Canal that feeds...

Conveying and loading systems
21 June 2016: The BEUMER Group uses its newly created Conveying & Loading Systems (CL Systems) division to develop and implement complex system solutions throughout the world for different industries, such as mining and the cement industry...

Direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution for world’s first LNG-fuelled Handysize bulker
21 June 2016: WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanen magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600dwt dual-fuelled Handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more.

Dry bulk sustains major Indian ports
21 June 2016: Despite depressed world trade, major ports in India have seen a surge in traffic in 2015–2016 — and this at a time when the country’s own import-export traffic has been in decline...

EMS-Tech to supply three ‘Equinox Class’ self-unloaders to Algoma Central Corporation
21 June 2016: The EMS-Tech sales team has announced the signing of an additional three EQUINOX-class self-unloaders for Algoma Central Corporation — contract signing took place in Rijeka, Croatia on Friday, 11 March 2016...

FLSmidth to supply equipment to Russian port
21 June 2016: FLSmidth has signed an EPS (engineering, procurement and supervision) contract worth more than €160m with the Russian marine export terminal owner OTEKO-Portservice LLC for the engineering, supply and supervision of material handling equipment...

'Green Port of the Future’ boosts rewards for energy efficiency
21 June 2016: Investing in energy efficiency at the Port of Long Beach is about to pay off more than ever. Through a new incentive, the port is increasing the benefits for tenants who replace their old, inefficient electrical equipment with new technology — and boost the overall sustainability, resilience and ...

igus® receives 10,000th readycable® order from robotics company
21 June 2016: Robotic welding systems have been widely used in large-scale automated manufacturing facilities, particularly in the automotive industry, for a number of years. Faced with cost-down pressures from their customers, small metalworking job shops are now starting to consider implementing automation.

KABELSCHLEPP Metool designs lightweight cable carrier
21 June 2016: The small and lightweight cable carriers from the PROTUM series are suitable for low cable weights and short unsupported applications. Compared with conventional solutions, they feature a particularly favourable ratio of usable interior space to outer dimensions...

MacGregor self-unloading systems for Algoma’s Great Lakes fleet modernization
21 June 2016: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800dwt bulk carriers (lakers) from the Yangzijiang shipyard, in China. The vessels will be delivered late 2017 / early 2018 to Canadian Great Lakes operator, Algoma...

Marine paints orderbook backlog may keep industry afloat until shipping market improves
21 June 2016: The fate of marine coatings in terms of demand growth and prices will at all times be finally decided by how well seaborne trade in commodities and manufactured items such as automobiles and machinery performs...

New bulk storage facility at busy harbour
21 June 2016: Rubb Building Ltd has designed, manufactured and constructed a new port storage structure at Belfast Harbour...

Norsafe shows comprehensive range at Posidonia
21 June 2016: Norsafe, a globally renowned supplier of lifeboats showed a comprehensive range of its renowned safety craft at Posidonia which took place earlier this month...

Port of Duluth-Superior commemorates National Maritime Day
21 June 2016: US Merchant Marine veterans, current seafarers and maritime industry stakeholders gathered on Friday 20 May 20 to commemorate National Maritime Day in the Port of Duluth- Superior...

RDS launches LOADMASTER α50 at HILLHEAD 2016 exhibition
21 June 2016: RDS Technology will be displaying its wares at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition in the UK, which is due to take place at the end of this month (June). On show at its stand will be the LOADMASTER a50, LOADEX 100, LOADMASTER a100, iSOSYNC and WEIGHLOG a10...

RSA to import seven million tonnes of emergency grain
21 June 2016: In South Africa,Trasnsnet Port Terminals is preparing its facilities to handle an additional 7mt (million tonnes) of import grain to offset domestic shortages brought about by the driest spell the country has experienced since 1992...

Siwertell systems chosen for Indonesian chemical plant
21 June 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from PT Asahimas Chemical, one of AGC Asahi Glass’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, to provide coal unloading and conveying equipment for installation at its chemical plant site in Cilegon, Indonesia...

Takraf is awarded contract to supply world’s most powerful belt conveyor system
21 June 2016: TAKRAF, an integrated solutions provider to the global mining, material handling and minerals processing industries, has recently been awarded the supply of the principal ore transportation system for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project by Chile’s state-owned copper mining company...

Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth
21 June 2016: The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans...

Vostochny Phase 3 development on track
21 June 2016: In Russia, delivery of new equipment for Phase 3 of Vostochny Port’s Coal Terminal continues apace, with the arrival of various over- sized components forming part of its giant reclaimers at Berth No 51. These were shipped by barge from the port Nakhodka...

Americas coal trades
20 June 2016: Coal trade in the Americas has been under a lot of strain over the past year or so, and most operators on both the supply and demand sides have been experiencing great challenges...

India needs vision — and capital — to realize potential
20 June 2016: Concerns about Europe and the US going into recession and hard-landing of the Chinese economy refuse to go away. In an interview with DCI India correspondent Kunal Bose, CEO of Vedanta Resources Tom Albanese says if recession actually occurs, commodities will be the first to suffer...

Iron ore trade may see further growth
20 June 2016: A close balance between import demand increases and decreases around the world seems to be evolving. Additional volumes may be enough to outweigh reductions, resulting in a small rise in global seaborne...

ISP introduces Challenger Worksafe Pro 300 lifejacket
20 June 2016: ISP (International Safety Products), whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services cover commercial, leisure and military markets, has added a new lifejacket to its workplace range, the Challenger Worksafe Pro 300...

Seatrade Clean Shipping Award goes to GAC EnvironHull
20 June 2016: GAC EnvironHull’s innovative HullWiper hull cleaning technology has won the Clean Shipping title in this year’s Seatrade Awards presented this week in London. It is the fourth major industry award the diver-free remote-controlled system has won since it was launched at the end of 2013...

Giant Mobile Dust Control Design delivers extended coverage
13 June 2016: Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of its new and largest trailer-mounted dust control system, a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 meters and the ability to deliver 140,000 square feet (15,500 square meters) of coverage area.

Rail transport in port of Ghent is on the rise
10 June 2016: At the companies in Ghent port, quite a lot of goods are being transported from and to the hinterland. Transport of these goods by rail has increased to over 10%...

Bureau Veritas launches My VeriSTAR mobile application
08 June 2016: International classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a one-stop-shop mobile application which will allow marine professionals to easily perform daily class and statutory actions through a user-friendly interface...

Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market
06 June 2016: The dry bulk market could become profitable again in 2019 – but only if a series of extremely tough and sustained measures are taken by shipowners, year on year...

Efficient electric material handler for scrap recycling: SENNEBOGEN 830 with 17 m range
17 May 2016: The Dutch company HKS Metals placed a new SENNEBOGEN 830 material handler with electric drive into operation in mid-2015...

Mondi Industrial Bags: new generation of paper bags ideal for cement
17 May 2016: In recent years, Mondi has made major efforts in innovation.That has led to more reliable industrial bags with reduced environmental impact and attractive added-value features...

Take it easy with AD*STAR *carry
17 May 2016: Good news for all who frequently have to carry heavy sacks: Starlinger’s newly launched AD*STAR *carry sack comes with handles which makes it easy to carry products like cement, ready-mix concrete or fertilizer packaged in it...

ABS releases new condition monitoring guidance
12 May 2016: ABS, a major provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has published two documents to help industry with condition monitoring...

Cargill to open Yuzhny grain terminal
12 May 2016: An agreement was signed on 24 February between Cargill and the MV Cargo company to build a new grain terminal at the Black Sea Port of Yuzhny. According to the Ukraine prime minister...

Cement trades: Is India set to be the next big producer?
12 May 2016: The ranking of countries on the basis of capacity owned in a particular industry and production thereof could be misleading, writes Kunal Bose. This is as much true of steel and aluminium as of binding material cement.

Co-operative agreement renewed between the Ports of Antwerp and Montreal
12 May 2016: In mid-April, during a joint trade mission in Montreal, the port authorities of Montreal and Antwerp, Belgium renewed their co-operative agreement...

Duqm commences dolomite exports
12 May 2016: In Muscat, the Port of Duqm has begun shipping export dolomite from the commercial quay. The first vessel, which docked in February, was loaded with three grades of dolomite, the whole shipment amounting to 50,000 tonnes. It later sailed to India...

Duro Felguera wins US$109m contract in Algeria
12 May 2016: The DF (Duro Felguera) Mining & Handling business division has won a contract to supply bulk handling equipment at a new iron and steel complex in Bellara (in the north-east of Algeria)...

HCME to support dealer network with Mascus used equipment management solutions
12 May 2016: As part of its aim to support its authorized dealer network with the best tools available, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has formed a strategic partnership with Mascus.

ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction
12 May 2016: In late April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data collection system...

iglidur® F2 — antistatic material from igus® for ESD-compatible applications
12 May 2016: igus® has introduced a universal plain bearing material that helps prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges. Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged avoiding sparking, and like all other iglidur® materials, the bearings are self- lubricating and require no maintenance...

Joint venture between Oxbow and Wuvio scales up dust control
12 May 2016: Oxbow Energy Solutions B.V. and Wuvio Chemicals International B.V. have formed a joint venture company called Wuvio Ecoatings B.V. By combining forces, knowledge and technologies, the joint venture clears the path for large scale application of highly effective, environmentally friendly dust control agents...

Namport upgrades rail access to Walvis Bay
12 May 2016: In Namibia, Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has invested $1.373 million in upgrading its railway infrastructure, which is the first time new investment has been made in the network since it was established in 1994...

New coke unloading plant at voestalpine
12 May 2016: In early November 2015 voestalpine’s new coke unloading plant was inaugurated in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria. voestalpine, Innofreight and the Rail Cargo Group have jointly developed the loading system which will revolutionize raw material logistics at this site...

North P&I club encourages its shipowner members to join the CSO Alliance
12 May 2016: North P&I Club has partnered with CSO Alliance — a fast- growing online community of maritime company security officers (CSOs) — to encourage its members to join and take part in security-related information sharing. In a first for the P&I (Protection & Indemnity) sector...

Port of Kiel acquires property and warehouse at the Ostuferhafen
12 May 2016: The Port of Kiel has acquired a 3.2- hectare commercial site with warehousing from Agrar Terminal Peter Rothe GmbH & Co. KG, which lies right next to the Ostuferhafen...

South America’s grain and soya exports uplift
12 May 2016: Exports of grain and soya from South America are predicted to remain high overall in 2016.After a massive surge in volume last year, the total could remain at about the same level, exceeding 170mt (million tonnes), based on recent forecasts...

Subdued outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK
12 May 2016: Prospects for dry bulk commodity import demand around the world are not entirely unfavourable, but negative signs are very prominent. The positive changes taking place may not prove strong enough to produce much overall growth in the broad picture this year...

Superior appoints Bramco-MPS as dealer
12 May 2016: Superior Industries, Inc., a major US manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, appointed Bramco-Mineral Processing Solutions (MPS) as a new equipment dealer in Indiana...

Tenova confirms completion of sales of Bateman Projects to SGS
12 May 2016: Tenova is pleased to announce the successful demerger of its EPCM business operations known as Bateman Projects, based in South Africa. As communicated in October 2015 (see press release attached) the swiss-based SGS acquired these assets from Tenova...

WSS highlights dangers of neglecting on board
12 May 2016: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) conducts safety inspections of on- board welding equipment and consumables at 26 ports throughout the world. Its findings reveal how a lack of maintenance, respect and care for this essential, yet highly dangerous...

Protesters Blockade Newcastle Coal Terminal
11 May 2016: At least 57 people were arrested Sunday at the port of Newcastle, New South Wales, during a demonstration against coal exports...

Singapore shipping association appreciative of concessions in port dues for bulk carriers
18 April 2016: The Singapore Shipping Association has welcomed the recent announcement by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to grant a 10% concession in port dues for bulk carriers visiting its port...

Terex® gottwald model 8 mobile harbour crane with new variant
18 April 2016: Du¨sseldorf, Germany, 5 April 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has responded with a new variant of its successful diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane to meet increasing demand from terminal operators for cargo-handling machines for loading and unloading vessels...

Euroports invests in new storage capacity and value added services in the port of Ghent
15 April 2016: Port operator Euroports is set to invest 10 million euro at quay 850, in the port of Ghent. The investment includes a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, with a capacity of 85.000 tons, and value-added service equipment...

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes spread in Scandinavia
15 April 2016: The recent deliveries of three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes underline the strong demand for innovative cargo handling solutions in the Scandinavian region, tailor-made by Liebherr...

Terex port solutions presents new-generation reach stacker
15 April 2016: Montceau-les-Mines, France, 13 April 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will present the Terex® LiftaceTM 5-36 reach stacker, the next machine of its line of new-generation lift trucks at bauma trade fair (11 to 17 April in Munich). Besides LiftaceTM reach stackers...

‘Revelin’: keeping it clean with with Thordon’s COMPAC solution
14 April 2016: Damen has completed maintenance and surveys on four bulk carriers recently bought at auction by CN Bulkers, a joint venture between Universal Shipping & Trading and NedNor...

Abbott Point expansion to go ahead
14 April 2016: The government in Australia has given the go-ahead for the controversial Abbott Point expansion project, which will require investment of $12.1 billion. This is being funded by Adani Enterprises in the Galilee Basin and will increase the coal handling capacity of the existing terminal...

Another E-Crane milestone in Latin America
14 April 2016: On 22 March, E-Crane USA announced a sales and service agreement with SIMEHSA Sa de CV (Sistemas Mecanicos e Hidraulicos, SA de CV ) located in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (Greater Monterrey area)...

AUMUND to supply extensive package for Arabian Cement to Rabigh
14 April 2016: Arabian Cement Co. (ACC) is building a new Brownfield-cement mill in Rabigh (Saudi Arabia) with a clinker production capacity of 10,000 tonnes per day. AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH has now received the order for a substantial package of machines for...

BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK ARPIL 2016 - Soya trade provides valuable support
14 April 2016: Recent news about import demand for commodities in various countries has not greatly changed the picture evolving in previous months. Signs of additional volumes are visible, but there are also adverse influences pointing to possible reductions, or just lack of growth...

Burlington Stone increases its fleet of heavy duty Case machines
14 April 2016: Proven reliability and performance combined with reduced ownership costs were key reasons for Burlington Stone choosing a Case 1021 F Series Wheel Loader Burlington Stone, one of the UK’s leading natural stone and slate producers has increased its quarry and earthmoving equipment fleet of Case machines to 10 with the addition of a new Case 1021 F series wheel loader, supplied by local Case dealer Dennis Barnfield.

Callao to have largest covered minerals warehouse
14 April 2016: Impala Terminals Peru´ is building the world’s largest minerals warehouse at the Peruvian port of Callao, says managing director Cristian Landeo. Once complete, it will cover 126,000m2. Part of the aim is to reduce the amount of particulates released into the air from the handling of concentrates...

E-Crane reaches commercial representative agreement in Latin America
14 April 2016: E-Crane International has announced a commercial representative agreement for Latin America with Ingeber SRL in Rosario, Argentina...

First Capesize bulker calls at Indian ports
14 April 2016: Adani’s Kandla bulk terminal at Tuna in India has created history by berthing its first-ever Capesize bulk carrier. The 180,000dwt vessel, which was 295 metres long, conveyed 127,180 tonnes of coal from Baltimore, in the USA. The record was even more impressive...

Industry 4.0 makes Dino bulk truck loaders smart
14 April 2016: A Dino bulk truck loader that transmits a signal itself if a component is not working properly or if maintenance is required. In modern language there are various terms for this: Smart Industry...

Itajaí handling organic soya
14 April 2016: In Brazil, the reinforced and realigned Berth 3 at the port of Itajai´ is due to start handling dry bulk traffic as of May. This will consist almost entirely of organic soya. This should help offset last year’s loss of 40% of the port’s Asian traffic...

Kalmar unveils plans to consolidate and streamline operations
14 April 2016: Kalmar, part of Cargotec, plans to consolidate its assembly operations in Europe. In order to improve operational efficiency and ensure long-term competitiveness in the global markets...

MacGregor equipment packages ordered for ESL’s new eco-bulker duo
14 April 2016: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has confirmed an important order to deliver hatch covers, cranes, deck machinery and steering gear to two new 25,600dwt dual-fuelled Handysize bulk carriers for Finnish owner ESL Shipping...

Northern Brazilian ports handling more export grain
14 April 2016: In 2015, Brazil's so-called Northern Arc of ports — Itacoatiara (AM), Santare´m and Vila do Conde (PA), Itaqui (MA) and Salvador (BA) — boosted exports of soya and wheat by 54%. In total, they reported handling 20mt (million tonnes)...

RightShip to launch major new ship vetting product
14 April 2016: Vetting specialist RightShip will launch a new product later this year offering a wide range of service upgrades for customers seeking to vet bulk carrier vessels before chartering...

Salalah exporting locally mined minerals
14 April 2016: Dry bulk traffic at the Omani port of Salalah was up 22% last year to 12.54mt (million tonnes), the majority of it being locally mined limestone and gypsum. Traffic had risen by 30% the previous year, too, and is forecast to rise once more in 2016, according to CEO David Gledhill...

South East Asian surveillance: integration can transform cargo protection
14 April 2016: Dimitris Nikoleris, Business Development Manager from global integrated surveillance solutions specialist Synectics, explains how evolving surveillance technology can help South East Asian ports do more than keep goods secure...

Cargill Australia migrates to Bolero for South Korea shipment
05 April 2016: London, March 2016: Cargill Australia, an Australian agribusiness, has successfully completed its first shipment of grain from Australia to The Republic of Korea (South Korea) using Bolero’s ePresentation platform...

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has CN Bulkers’ new acquisitions ready for operations in eight weeks
05 April 2016: Damen has completed maintenance and surveys on four bulk carriers recently bought at auction by CN Bulkers, a joint venture between Universal Shipping & Trading and NedNor. The work took place at its Rotterdam yards; Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (Schiedam) and...

All four shiploaders now operational in Paranaguá
23 March 2016: The Brazilian port of Paranagua´ has put into operation its fourth new shiploader to handle grain exports. All four were acquired in 2005. The first two commenced operations in March 2015 followed by a third in October and the fourth in December...

Another successful co-operation for Bedeschi and Yara
23 March 2016: On 15 December last year, after the successful completion of commissioning and performance tests, Bedeschi handed-over to Yara Germany a newly installed shiploader for urea. The supply consisted of an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction ) turnkey project, to replace the existing loading facilities...

Bühler enjoys pole position in rice processing
23 March 2016: Bu¨hler has become the number one supplier in industrialized rice processing. Its position in the industry as a trusted technology partner to processing businesses is further underlined by its raft of innovative solutions to suit the needs of processors large and small...

Bulk and solid solutions from Gambarotta Gschwendt
23 March 2016: Since 1919, Gambarotta Gschwendt has designed, manufactured and installed equipment for bulk solid handling in the cement, lime & gypsum, steel, aluminium, minerals, fertilizer industries...

Chief Industries offers new grain bin for the European market
23 March 2016: Chief Industries UK Ltd is now offering a new grain bin for the European market. The silo is manufactured at the Chief facility in France and is produced to the latest EUROCODE criteria...

Cimbria Director in Egypt receives Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour
23 March 2016: During a private trip to Egypt, His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark extended the HRH Prince Henrik Medal of Honour and the Danish Export Association’s Diploma to Sami Salaheldin, Regional Director of Cimbria Unigrain in Egypt at a ceremony at the Helnan Dreamland hotel on 6 October...

Dry bulk terminal opens in Montevideo
23 March 2016: The Uruguayan Port of Montevideo finally put its dedicated dry bulk terminal TGM into operation in December. The facility, which specializes in grain, absorbed investment of $100 million. It has a capacity to handle vessels of up to 85,000dwt and expects to attract cargo...

Dry bulk traffic static in the Baltic
23 March 2016: It is difficult to make generalizations about such a large area as the Baltic Sea, but many of the ports contacted by DCI reported eitherstaticdrybulktraffic,orevendecreases. Whilelocal issues impacted on performance, the continuing downturn in the Russian economy is clearly influencing events...

Duqm to start bulk exports
23 March 2016: In Oman, the port of Duqm is to commence the export of minerals as of February from its breakbulk terminal. The initial commodity will be dolomite, for which capacity exists to handle consignments of up to 50,000 tonnes.

Enel: the biggest coal-fired power plants in Italy
23 March 2016: Bedeschi is celebrating the completion of a major contract in Italy. The project, for Enel, is a turnkey solution; it includes the engineering, construction, complete supply of materials, commissioning and start-up of the equipment to develop the 2,640MW coal storage facility at the power plant...

Equilibrium handler: backbone of wood logistics at Borg Manufacturing
23 March 2016: What can we do to increase our productivity while also saving on operating costs? This is the question many companies ask themselves. For John Borg, owner of Australia's Borg Manufacturing, the SENNEBOGEN was able to deliver a persuasive solution for wood handling with the 8130 equilibrium handler...

First Capesize vessel calls at Mormugao
23 March 2016: The Indian port of Mormugao has successfully handled its first Capesize vessel, which arrived at berth 6, carrying 82,499 tonnes of coal. It was inbound from Jaigarh port, in the neighbouring district of Maharashtra...

Improving filling accuracy with National Bulk Equipment
23 March 2016: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). NBE introduces a single-station, variable container filling system for bulk filling of drums, cartons, totes, gaylords, bulk bags and other bulk container types...

Indexator presents its test winner at Bauma 2016
23 March 2016: Indexator Rotator Systems, with more than 40 years' experience under its belt, has created an additional rotator range, XR. The recently developed test winner, which very quickly attracted great interest — especially from the construction industry...

Maquinas Condor: busy in bulk
23 March 2016: The company Maquinas Condor is based in the south of Brazil, in Porto Alegre. It has been in business for 56 years, and serves the grain and agribusiness market — it handles commodities including soy, corn, bran, sugar and fertilizers. It is also active in the metals and mining industries through its...

Marseille Fos speeds ship call procedures
23 March 2016: The Marseille Fos port authority has introduced a new fully automated information system, Neptune Port, to simplify and harmonize administrative procedures for vessels calling at the leading French port...

Martin Engineering names new COO
23 March 2016: Robert Nogaj has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions. Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales...

Moving up a gear? conveying systems propel the bulk industry
23 March 2016: The new business segment AFR systems at BEUMER Group makes it possible for cement and lime plants to use alternative fuels. Central to this concept is a BEUMER pipe conveyor system that efficiently moves alternative fuels in an eco-friendly and low-maintenance fashion...

Port of Antwerp’s trade mission to India
23 March 2016: True to its annual tradition the port of Antwerp organized a trade mission to India in February this year. Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel was accompanied on his visit to Delhi and Mumbai by Pieter De Crem...

Product launch: SENNEBOGEN 870 E-Series with Green Hybrid energy recovery
23 March 2016: At the bauma 2016 exhibition, which will take place in Mu¨nich, Germany, in April, SENNEBOGEN will introduce the new 870 material handler for demanding material handling at ports, scrapyards, or for industrial use...

Project Cargo & Warehousing
23 March 2016: The Port of Duluth-Superior is the most centrally located, multimodal transportation hub in all of North America. It anchors the western terminus of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system, connecting the heartland of the continent to customers and shippers around the world...

RDS exhibits the LOADEX 100 at SCOTPlant 2016
23 March 2016: Making its debut at the SCOTPlant exhibition, which is due to take place in Scotland, UK, at the end of April, LOADEX 100 is a retrofittable scale. It is suitable for installation on both tracked and wheeled 360 degree excavators to weigh the amount of material in the bucket, grab or clamshell...

Record year for Santos
23 March 2016: In 2015, the Brazilian port of Santos posted a 7.1% rise in traffic to 119mt (million tonnes), beating by 4.3% the previous record of 114mt posted in 2013. Santos accounts for around 25% of all Brazilian export traffic.

Safe position monitoring
23 March 2016: Technically outdated mechanical components, lack of replacement devices, more stringent safety requirements specified by changed standards: there are a variety of reasons for modernization projects in open-cast mining...

Siwertell to deliver high-capacity ship unloader to grain terminal
23 March 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from a port development company for a high-capacity ship unloader destined to serve a busy grain terminal. The ST640-M screw-type unloader has been ordered as part of an ongoing development programme and will replace an old mechanical unloader...

Spain’s Port of Tarragona organizes ‘International Food Congress’
23 March 2016: The Port of Tarragona and the State Ports have organized the International Agrifood Congress, which will take place over two days from 14–15 April this year. This event will be the most important in Europe dedicated to this sector.

Stormy times for the steel industry
23 March 2016: The world steel industry is suffering from steel fatigue, writes Kunal Bose. This is brought starkly in focus by working of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking group which produces almost as much as India (2015 crude steel output 89.6mt [million tonnes]), losing $7.9bn in 2015...

TAKRAF unveils series of primary & secondary sizers
23 March 2016: With hundreds of complete systems, as well as individual machines, having been supplied to clients all over the world, Tenova TAKRAF is a key supplier of equipment and systems for open pit mining and bulk handling. ..

Telestack announces new managing director
23 March 2016: UK-based Telestack, specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of mobile bulk material handling systems, has appointed Martin Dummigan as its new Managing Director with immediate effect...

UK regional report
23 March 2016: The Port of Tyne based at South Shields in North East England has announced a new commercial agreement with one of the UK’s leading importers of plywood...

Vostochny has 20 million tonnes of coal
23 March 2016: In Russia,Vostochny port handled more than 20 million tonnes of export coal in 2015, which was dispatched to countries in the Asia- Pacific region, including South Korea, China and Japan.

Archer Daniels Midland & American River Transportation Co. comprehensive coverage of US Gulf region
22 March 2016: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors. As the world’s population grows, so does demand for quality foods, feed ingredients for livestock, alternative fuels, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals. ADM plays a pivotal role in meeting all...

China’s dry bulk imports losing momentum
22 March 2016: A dramatic change in China’s dry bulk commodity imports trend has unfolded over the past two years. After more than a decade of very strong expansion, mostly double-digit annual percentage increases, 2014 saw much slower 2% overall growth...

Dry bulk trade optimism recedes – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK March 2016
22 March 2016: It has become more difficult to justify a positive view of global seaborne dry bulk trade. There are still signs suggesting rising import demand for commodities in many countries. But elsewhere, including some of the biggest individual trade movements, reductions or absent growth seem more likely during 2016.

For those in peril on the sea
22 March 2016: The bulk carrier industry is making progress on ship safety, at least in terms of ship losses. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty report, Safety and Shipping Review 2015, found that total losses of all vessels had fallen from a high of 170 in 2007 to 75 in 2014 — figures for 2015 were not...

Global grain trades March 2016
22 March 2016: The global economy is projected to grow by 3% this year and 3.3% in 2017 well below average, and unlikely to expand any faster in 2016 than last year, its slowest pace in five years, according to the latest assessment from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

New £7m bulk at Port of Liverpool
22 March 2016: Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base...

No wear for RiverTough after over 20,000 hours in abrasive Alaskan waters
22 March 2016: After nine years of operation in the harsh, abrasive waters of Alaska’s Yukon River, aboard Inland Barge Service’s push boat Ramona,Thordon Bearings’ RiverTough water-lubricated tail-shaft bearing system has emerged completely free of wear and tear...

Owners seek service in difficult market
22 March 2016: As bulk freight rates tumbled to new record lows, bulk carrier owners have cut back on ordering new vessels and sought improved support and service from their classification societies. Konstantinos Chatzitolios,

Q88Dry: experts in vessel and fleet information management
22 March 2016: Q88Dry is renowned in the dry bulk industry for managing critical vessel and fleet information needed in the chartering and evaluation processes. Q88Dry offers owners, operators and charterers of bulk carriers a collaborative space where information can be quickly shared and leveraged to maximize fleet...

Urabá port project under way
22 March 2016: In Colombia, the Conconcreto company is to invest $2 billion in a new port complex, the construction of which is due to start this year at Necoli´, in Uraba´. The multipurpose port, which is being backed by the American company Moffat and Nichol...

AUMUND special conveyor assumes transport at world largest HDRI production plant in Algeria
22 February 2016: At the end of August 2016, a new AUMUND special conveyor for the transport of hot DRI (direct reduced iron) will be delivered to the new steel mill at Tosyali (Algeria). A BZB-H-I 900 type conveyor with a length of 116 metres will be employed in Algeria...

Brazilian river port reopens for sugar traffic
22 February 2016: In October last year, the Brazilian river port of Murtinho reopened for the export of sugar traffic, despatching 6,000 tonnes to neighbouring Uruguay. According to the state governor Reinaldo Azambuja, the use of the port will provide an alternative to the Paraguay River routes for producers in Mato Grosso do Sul...

Cargotec acquires maritime software company
22 February 2016: Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a renowned specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry...

CASE extends D Series crawler excavator range with five new models
22 February 2016: CASE Construction Equipment is extending its new generation D-Series crawler excavator offering with the introduction of new models at the BAUMA 2016 exhibition. BAUMA 2016 will take place from 11–17 April in Munich, and CASE will also be showing much of its other equipment...

CASE offers choice of boom and loader arm on 580ST backhoe loader
22 February 2016: CASE Construction Equipment is extending its backhoe loader offering with the introduction of a new backhoe design with in-line cylinder geometry and inner ‘extendahoe’ on its 580ST model...

Dry bulk concessions up for grabs in Uruguay
22 February 2016: In Uruguay, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works and the National Ports Administration has issued a call for expressions of interest in running dry bulk terminals in the ports of Fray Bentos and Paysandu´...

Efficient scrap recycling at Stena in Sweden
22 February 2016: With more than 100 scrap yards, Stena Recycling AB is one of the largest scrap and waste recyclers in Sweden. At the scrap yard in Malmo¨, a new SENNEBOGEN 830 has been working since mid 2014 and feeds the longest-working shredder in Sweden...

Hycontrol level measurement systems serve coal and quarrying industries
22 February 2016: Redditch, UK-based Hycontrol has been providing level measurement solutions to the coal and quarrying industries for over 30 years. With a comprehensive range of technologies available and extensive industry experience...

Matarani to handle 10% of global copper
22 February 2016: The Peruvian port of Matarani is on course to handle 10% of the global production of copper. By 2017, around 1mt (million tonnes) of copper, equivalent to half of Peru’s total production...

New rail services to link Beira port with 11 destinations
22 February 2016: Trains have begun running between the Mozambican port of Beira and both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Although the initial composition was composed to containers, the aim is to transport around 10,000 tonnes of freight monthly, which will include fertilizer...

Port of Tyne announces new contract with International Plywood
22 February 2016: The Port of Tyne based at South Shields in North East England has announced a new commercial agreement with one of the UK’s leading importers of plywood...

Record year for Puerto Panul
22 February 2016: In Chile, the Port of San Antonio’s bulk terminal, Puerto Panul, has beaten all previous records in respect of dry bulk traffic. It closed the year having handled 2.6mt (million tonnes), equivalent to growth of 7%. Indeed, the terminal had, by November, handled as much traffic as it had in the whole of 2014...

Silopor issues one year handling contract
22 February 2016: In Portugal, Silopor, which is been a liquidation for several years, has issued a tender for the handling of bulk cargo at its terminals at Beato and Trafaria, in Lisbon. The reference price quoted for the contract, which will run for one year only, is in the region of €2 million...

Siwertell road-mobile unloaders for cement handling in Libya and Vietnam
22 February 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered two more of its market- leading 10 000 S road- mobile unloaders for cement unloading operations in Libya and Vietnam. The new trailer-based, diesel- powered machines are fitted with a double bellows system and dust filters and can handle cement...

Spanish dry bulk in the ascendency
22 February 2016: According to recently released figures in Spain, bulk liquids and dry bulk handled in the first eight months of last year amounted to a combined 172mt (million tonnes), equivalent to 52.4% of all port traffic, which reached 329mt...

Stringent USCG BWT standards implemented in 2016
22 February 2016: As of 1 January 2016 vessels are no longer able to discharge ballast in US waters unless their ballast water treatment (BWT) systems are compliant with stringent demands from the USCG (US Coast Guard). Experts believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that shipowners make the right BWT choice....

The Interlake Steamship Company launches Phase II of pioneering emission-reduction technology
22 February 2016: Interlake became the first US-flag fleet to test scrubbers on the Great Lakes in April 2015 after pioneering the emission- reduction technology on its Hon. James L. Oberstar...

Ukraine opens agribulk transshipment terminal
22 February 2016: In Ukraine, the new dry bulk transshipment terminal specializing in agribulk exports has opened at Mykolayiv. This, it is claimed, will help reduce the loading time for vessels...

Cloudy prospects for coal trade
18 February 2016: During the past year commodity imports growth into many countries weakened, and in some instances large reductions in volume were seen. Extra imports elsewhere were unable to prevent a sharp slowdown in global seaborne dry bulk trade expansion. For 2016, the outlook currently suggests limited potential for reviving momentum.

World coal trade 2016
18 February 2016: World commodities markets had a difficult year in 2015 and the international coal industry remained in the doldrums as far as prices were concerned for shippers.

Cavotec & Wärtsilä to develop world’s first marine wireless charging and mooring concep
08 February 2016: Cavotec provides automated mooring systems for various types of vessels, as well as shore power and reel systems. Wärtsilä has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power transfer...

CSU installed at Haramachi thermal electric power station
08 February 2016: BigLift Shipping’s Happy Buccaneer successfully transported a 1,200 mt, 45 m high Continuous Ship Unloader (CSU) from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to Haramachi, Japan

ABHS: personalized solutions for the biomass industry
27 January 2016: It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources...

Reeling it in? successful reel replacement solves CN cable dilemma
27 January 2016: The operation of every bulk terminal is ruled by the simple principle ‘time is money’. To stay competitive, terminals must find ways to minimize revenue losses due to equipment failure. One trend that is gaining momentum is that bulk material handling operators are dedicating...

US Gulf bulk activities
27 January 2016: Green Marine, a North American environmental certification programme for the marine, port and terminal industry, officially recognized the Port of New Orleans recently as a certified Green Port...

Blue Fuchs appointed dealer for E-Crane in the UK
26 January 2016: The Blue Group is a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying, waste recycling, scrap, port and wood handling industries in the UK & Ireland and E- Crane has announced that Blue Group Company, Blue Fuchs, as the dealer for E-Crane in the UK...

Cavotec wins major port equipment orders around the globe
26 January 2016: Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than €9 million for some of its key innovative technologies, including the Group’s MoorMasterTM automated mooring system...

Digging in CSUs up close
26 January 2016: South African Bulk Terminal (SABT), a major customer of Bu¨hler located in Durban, South Africa, in 2005 decided to invest in a large overhaul of its first grain import terminal in the port of Durban, DBS, writes Vincent van der Wijk, Product Manager, Bu¨hler. At the time, not only the existing silo has been upgraded...

German bulk in focus
26 January 2016: Keeping a cement plant clean is a major challenge. Basically, a cement plant is divided into the areas of raw material processing (raw mill), storage hall, kiln, clinker storage, cement mill and cement storage (silos) and the packing plant...

igus® celebrates 25 years of chainflex®
26 January 2016: igus® is celebrating 25 years since the launch of its chainflex® range of cables developed specifically for moving applications in energy chains...

Looking into bulk in the Netherlands
26 January 2016: The year 2015 was a bit disappointing for dry bulk throughput in the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) in the Netherlands. With an estimated 87.8mt (million tonnes), throughput declined by 1% compared with 2014...

Managing open-stored commodities effectively
26 January 2016: There are various methods to store hard and soft bulk commodities, each with their own challenges. The majority of hard bulk is stored in the open. The constant movement of stock is the foremost challenge associated with managing bulk inventory...

Martin Engineering announces EAC certification
26 January 2016: Major bulk material handling solutions Martin Engineering has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity (aka, Eurasian Conformity Mark) for the export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including the company’s full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing...

Martin Engineering forms business unit focused on cleaning pollution control systems
26 January 2016: Martin Engineering has announced the formation of a new global business unit, which will focus specifically on the powerhouse, and products designed to clean the boiler and all air pollution control components, SCR reactors, heat exchangers, economizers, bag houses, ductwork, ID fans and electrostatic precipitators. In addition to the power industry

Why clean air is important
26 January 2016: To properly capture, transport, and collect airborne contaminants, the nature of the contamination and the air in which it is entrained must be understood...

Bulk carrier market: more rough seas ahead
25 January 2016: It has been a painful period for shipowners operating bulk carriers. Growth in dry bulk trade slowed sharply last year and seems to have almost halted, adversely affecting vessel demand. Despite decelerating fleet capacity expansion...

Closed border prompts Colombia to use inland ports to ship coal
25 January 2016: The recent diplomatic spat between Colombia and Venezuela has seen some dry bulk consignments switching ports. The closure of the border, effectively trapped around 120,000 tonnes of coal in Northern Santander, resulted in consignment being diverted to the port of Compas in Barranquilla...

'Cyber disruption’ discussed at BIMCO conference
25 January 2016: In mid-November last year, attendees of BIMCO’s Annual Conference in Hamburg heard the very latest findings on the potential vulnerabilities of ships to cyber attacks. In a session dedicated to the topic...

Dry bulk trade confronted by strong headwinds
25 January 2016: Reflecting last year’s dry bulk trade growth setback, doubts about future expansion have multiplied. Some influences resulting in global seaborne dry bulk commodity movements ceasing to grow in 2015 may persist over the twelve months ahead...

Fednav vessel calls at Antwerp
25 January 2016: In mid-November last year, Fednav (Belgium) N.V., welcomed its next-generation vessel, the Federal Bering at the Port of Antwerp. A reception was held on board to celebrate its maiden voyage to the largest Belgian port...

Gdansk improvements expand dry bulk handling capacity
25 January 2016: Gdansk Bulk Terminal has extended the berthing line at Bytomskie Quay 290 metres and deepened alongside draught to 7.9 metres, thereby allowing it to handle 15,000dwt vessels, in addition to those 25,000dwt vessels not conveying full loads.

GE keeping rail operation on the right track for reliable and efficient power supply
25 January 2016: GE has been chosen to provide the Static Frequency Converter (SFC) solution for two of DB Energie GmbH’s converter stations, Bu¨tzow and Schwerin Maximized system reliability, reduced failure time and maintenance over the entire system lifecycle makes GE a perfect partner for this project...

Grain and soya trade outlook uneven - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2016
25 January 2016: Over the past twelve months, signs pointed to weaker growth in commodity import demand in a number of countries, or actual reductions. Provisional figures suggest that overall growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015 was minimal or nil. Confidence in predicting a solid increase this year has receded.

How to secure your coal supply
25 January 2016: Whether the coal market is booming or softening, coal contracts underpin much of the world’s supply of electricity, and long-term coal agreements are not going away. In his latest report for the IEA Clean Coal Centre...

iCOlube® wins ‘Technical Innovation Award’ at Seatrade Maritime Awards
25 January 2016: On the 19 October 2015, individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East,Africa and the Indian Subcontinent maritime and shipping industry, gathered at the Joharah Ballroom at Madinat Jumeirah...

I-Tech seals market acceptance for SELEKTOPE®
25 January 2016: Final sign-off of the antifouling active substance Selektope® by the European Commission has coincided with the first disclosure of a commercial application in Asia...

Mormugao receives largest ever wood chip bulk carrier
25 January 2016: Mormugao Port Trust has revealed that one of its terminals handled one of the world’s largest dedicated wood chip carriers. The Global Explorer, which was inbound from Richards Bay in South Africa, conveyed 44,126 tonnes of chips on behalf of West Coast Paper Mills.

New bulk river terminal in India
25 January 2016: A plan has been put forward to build a bulk cargo terminal on the Ganga River at Sahibgunj, in Jharkhand, close to Coal India’s Rajmahal coal terminal. This will be financed as part of the World Bank’s $648 million programme to promote use of the National Waterway...

Odessa increases grain handling capacity
25 January 2016: In Ukraine, the port of Odessa has revealed its development strategy in respect of grain transshipment. Up to 2038, it expects to increase volumes handled from 8.8mt (million tonnes) at present to 12.5–13mt...

Paradip coal berths to be mechanized
25 January 2016: In India, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the mechanization of three dry bulk berths at East Quay, in the port of Paradip. The work will be undertaken as a public–private partnership. The berths will handle exported thermal coal...

Performance optimization through fuel efficiency
25 January 2016: Fuel efficiency is a key to decreased operational costs in the marine business. Improved efficiency is of special interest for many cruise and ferry as well as merchant companies. Fuel efficiency solutions offer an opportunity to improve long- term competitiveness and sustainability...

Quequén implementing southern Argentina’s largest bulk terminal
25 January 2016: Mario Goicoechea, president of Queque´n port authority in Argentina, says that upgrading work will lead to the port being the largest and most modern port in southern Argentina...

Santarém to have fertilizer terminal
25 January 2016: The Brazilian government is to issue a tender for the construction of a fertilizer terminal at the port of Santare´m, in the state of Para´. This is scheduled for release in either October or November. The project is being supported by a consortium of local companies that are already present in...

Sohar to become agribulk hub
25 January 2016: A new $170 million agribulk terminal is taking shape in the port of Sohar, in Oman. The aim is to create a strategic food harbour, serving Oman and the wider Gulf Cooperation Community, as well as the Middle East in general...

Sugar cyclicality: coping with the fluctuations in demand
25 January 2016: Cyclicality in sugar is a global phenomenon. Sugar is a dominant commodity in the world seaborne trade. As a result of cyclicality, the fortunes of the industry in all producing countries from Brazil to India...

TGM to cost $100 million
25 January 2016: Montevideo Bulk Terminal (TGM) is being built at a cost of $100 million. The facility, which will open in December, will incorporate 12, 10,000-tonne silos...

Hempel launches new, top-line fouling release coating to deliver optimal fuel savings
21 January 2016: Building on its industry proven Hempasil range of fouling release systems, leading marine coatings manufacturer Hempel announces the launch of a new antifouling to deliver optimal fuel savings and return on investment...

Moore Stephens says shipping will remain volatile and indispensable in 2016
21 January 2016: Moore Stephens shipping partner Richard Greiner says, “The ultimate definition of an optimist has been characterised as an accordion player with an answerphone. Such extreme optimism might be difficult to find in shipping today, but the portents for 2016 are not all bad...

New £7m bulk handling facility to support strategic growth for Newport Industries
21 January 2016: Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base...

Cargotec acquires maritime software company
20 January 2016: Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the leading specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry...

Enhancing the Efficiency of Production Processes in Times of Industry 4.0
20 January 2016: In order to give more importance to the sector Electrical Engineering + Automation and to strengthen it as independent technology, HAVER & BOECKER has founded the company HAVER Automation GmbH & Co. KG located in Münster (Westphalia/Germany) becoming effective as of 1 January 2016...

Hybrid material handler SENNEBOGEN 875 impresses with high performance in coal handling
20 January 2016: The US company Robindale Energy has recently started using a new SENNEBOGEN 875 material handler for loading coal from ships on the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania, USA. Equipped with the Green Hybrid system, the machine unloads up to six jumbo barges per day.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes: Further Transitions to Rostock Plant
20 January 2016: As of January 2016, Liebherr Maritime Cranes' design, sales and customer service for mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes as well as offshore cranes will operate out of its maritime production site in Rostock, Germany...

New guide equips ship operators with all-encompassing nox reduction and abatement resources to future proof vessels
20 January 2016: Fathom Maritime Intelligence has published an independent, technical guide that contains practical tools to support ship owners and operators with decision making around nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reduction and regulatory compliance strategies...

Cambiaso & Risso Group has signed a partnership with Fendercare Marine to deliver Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operations in Augusta port (Sicily).
05 January 2016: Cambiaso & Risso Group, founded in Genoa in 1946, is one of the main international companies offering tailor-made shipping and logistics agency services to the maritime...

Hempel launches long-awaited high grade pure epoxy tank coating
05 January 2016: PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Russian shipping company providing seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, announces the completion of a major IT integration project with the support of SpecTec.

Moore Stephens reports small decline in shipping confidence
05 January 2016: The average confidence level expressed by respondents in the markets in which they operate was 5.6 on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high). This compares to the 5.9 recorded in August 2015. The survey was launched in May 2008 with a confidence rating of 6.8.

RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance
05 January 2016: International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems...

Air cannons mitigate chute plugging at Texas cement plant
11 November 2015: Spring and summer in Central Texas (USA) bring unpredictable weather, and at times thunderstorms rage across the region, pounding the dry ground with so much water that parched riverbeds can suddenly become torrents in minutes, writes Don Papini, Martin Engineering Territory Manager...

Claudius Peters reports on recent cement handling activity
11 November 2015: Claudius Peters has unveiled its new PACPAL range of packing technologies which provide a state-of-the-art packing capability for any plant, and which also enable the company to offer a complete end-to-end ‘new plant’ capability (see graphic, above). The high-performance modular PACPAL range comprises a Roto Fill

DemcoTECH meets the challenges of a hard-to-handle material
11 November 2015: While the many benefits of cement have made it a huge global business, it remains a difficult material to handle, in terms of both its potential to pollute the environment and being a very bulky material to transport, says Paul van de Vyver, General Manager of DemcoTECH Engineering...

Family firm overcomes adversity – sets foundation for loading spout industry in Northern Michigan, USA
11 November 2015: At 14 years of age, I would sit in an office and bind marketing books together for our sales department, writes Walter Pair of Midwest International. This was my gig every day after school. It wasn’t really an office, more of a storage room...

New mobile odour control technology from atomized mist innovator
11 November 2015: A renowned global provider of atomized mist technology has announced the next evolution in odour suppression, introducing a new line of mobile equipment specifically engineered to...

Strong material handler for strong women in Turkey
11 November 2015: The Mediterranean Port of Mersin in Turkey is taking an unconventional path — with great success. Stevedoring company AHTAPOT Denizcilik handles a variety of scrap for the proprietors of the port using...

Bedeschi acquires Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor
10 November 2015: In September this year, Bedeschi S.P.A. of Padua, Italy announced the recent asset purchase of the Bulk Group of Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Co, a leading provider of turnkey bulk material handling systems for utility, mining, cement, fertilizer, refinery and marine terminal markets...

Cement: too hot to handle? major equipment suppliers detail their cement handling solutions
10 November 2015: Emerging markets worldwide create a permanently increasing demand for cement that significantly influences the AUMUND Group as well. As reliable and ingenious partners for the cement industry, the AUMUND product companies constantly...

Flowrox heavy duty valves and pumps in cement handling
10 November 2015: The performance of any reliable process starts with the most basic components. This applies also to the selection of a process valves and pumps...

Innovation in dust-free bulk loading
10 November 2015: With environmental concerns for ports and bulk exporters becoming more strict, several companies are turning to a new technology to stop pollution during shiploading...

Man and machine combined make better decisions
10 November 2015: The themes ‘Internet of Things’, ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Big Data’ have become indispensable. Many industries are in the midst of a digital transformation. Also in the bulk goods industry, operations and processes will change through data analytics...

Martin Engineering names new distributors in Africa
10 November 2015: A global provider of high-performance bulk material handling technologies has named two new distributors of its complete line of conveyor components and flow aids, including belt cleaners, transfer point solutions, safety products and training, air cannons and field services...

Modern technology in a new swivel from Indexator
10 November 2015: The new hose swivel is the fruit of several years’ research and development whose many tests and long field trials gave extremely positive results...

Nectar sign multiple contracts with DBIS software
10 November 2015: Nectar was established in 1972 and in the early 1980s revolutionized the bulk handling industry at developing ports around the world when it invented and launched the world’s first mobile bagging system...

New AUMUND belt bucket elevator for the vertical transport of coarse grained bulk material
10 November 2015: During the last 60 years, AUMUND delivered more than 5,500 bucket elevators worldwide to all those industries where the vertical transport of bulk material is of importance. These are especially the cement...

Orts wins major European orders for its hydraulic grabs
10 November 2015: ORTS GmbH dates back to 1972 when it was founded as an engineer office and consulting company, specializing in the construction of grabs (main business) and many other kinds of bulk handling equipment...

Super heavy-duty conveyor belt cleaners for severe operating conditions
10 November 2015: A family of primary conveyor belt cleaners has been engineered for the world’s fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial- strength construction that delivers effective cleaning...

Superior Industries introduces new flush mount, quick install belt scale
10 November 2015: In mid-September this year, Superior Industries, Inc., a major American manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, launched a new belt scale for dry bulk material handling applications...

Tunisia quarry loyal to Case wheel loaders for over 25 years
10 November 2015: The quarry ‘Les Carrie`res de L’Ariana’, a family business in the Raoued-Ariana region of Tunisia, purchased the first Case 821 wheel loader in 1989. Founder Mohamed Djelassi was so delighted with its performance and the support he received from his Case dealer Sotradies...

Van Beek makes sampling simpler
10 November 2015: Checking product during processing is very important to maintain quality. But how do you safely take a representative sample without having to shut down the whole process? Van Beek has developed the Sample Screw for this purpose: an innovative sampler that is easy to clean...

Baltic bulk activity key investments driving progress in the area
09 November 2015: The next five years at the Port of Gdansk will see the implementation of the largest-ever investment programme, in terms of both scope and expense...

A touch of Finesse: Regional report: France & Belgium
06 November 2015: Dunkirk is historically an industrial port, and is notably the location of one of ARCELOR’s strategic sites. Because of this, bulk traffic has always been significant in the port, and now accounts for half the total volume...

Chinese give the thumbs up to Valemax bulk carriers
06 November 2015: The Chinese government has finally given its official blessing for Vale to deploy its fleet of 34 400,000dwt vessels into domestic ports, having previously prevented their deployment for three years.

BSM: A strong player in the Cyprus shipping industry
05 November 2015: Following a 20% increase over the past year in the number of ships managed by its Cyprus-based Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM)...

Celebrating 50 years of Freightliner
05 November 2015: On November 12, Freightliner, the UK’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator, celebrates 50 years since the running of its first train which ran from London to Glasgow. Customers, industry representatives and colleagues will mark the anniversary with an event at the National Rail Museum in York...

Coal trade weakness becomes more visible
05 November 2015: Negative influences affecting commodity imports into a number of countries have become much more prominent during recent months. Although signs of additional volumes elsewhere are still visible, the result is sluggish overall dry bulk trade growth this year. Clear signs of a pick-up in 2016 are still awaited.

End in sight to Brazil sugar crisis
05 November 2015: The calamitous five years for Brazil’s sugar industry may be over, as the world price is set to rise, and a hitherto hostile government is on the defensive...

Fading enthusiasm for Handymax bulkers
05 November 2015: Handymax bulk carriers have been a popular choice for shipowners investing in new tonnage during recent years. But this year a distinct lack of enthusiasm is evident, despite expectations of further growth in some trades where these vessels are regularly employed...

Fednav’s ‘Federal Oshima’ evacuates adventurer
05 November 2015: On 10 October, Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest international dry-bulk ocean transportation group based in Montreal, disembarked well-known British athlete and adventurer, Sarah Outen, in Saint-Lambert, QC, after she was picked up by the crew of the Federal Oshima on 3 October.

Global fertilizer outlook
05 November 2015: In its latest review of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed that prospects had deteriorated since July with growth for 2015 revised down to 3.1%, mainly due to the slow-down in China...

LDC eyes Brazilian investments
05 November 2015: French multinational Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC) says it is “eager” to participate in new rail and port tenders in Brazil. Andrew Roth, chairman of the company in Brazil, says that, for several years, LDC has invested heavily in logistics in the country as a means of remaining “very competitive”.

Magdalena River to be operational 24/7
05 November 2015: In Colombia, the Magdalena River will have night signalling and satellite navigation systems in place by the end of this year, which will allow 24 hours a day operation...

NAVOR accelerates growth in Asia with new Japan office
05 November 2015: Less than a year after opening its first office in Asia, Norwegian e-navigation specialist NAVTOR is expanding in the region again — this time with a dedicated presence in Japan. NAVTOR Japan K.K...

New cement grinding plant for Pecém
05 November 2015: Polimix is to invest $44 million in building a cement grinding plant in the port of Pece´m's industrial area, in Brazil. This will occupy an area of 34ha and produce up to 900,000 tonnes of cement annually...

New shuttle rail service between Malmö and Stockholm
05 November 2015: Green Cargo’s new direct shuttle between Malmo¨ and Stockholm is now in operation, linking CMP and Northern Harbour in an attractive new intermodal logistics service.

Omani dry bulk to benefit from new rail links
05 November 2015: Once the new rail network in Oman is connected to the country's three main ports, dry bulk traffic carried by rail is expected to increase exponentially. Currently, most mineral exports are handled by road...

Over-confidence in Chinese growth comes back to haunt investors
05 November 2015: China conducts itself in a way as to remain inscrutable to the rest of the world. Data relating to the country’s economy released by official agencies remain suspect as many of the pronouncements by Chinese leaders...

Underwriters fall out with expert witness over valuation of fire-damaged vessel
05 November 2015: International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which hull & machinery insurance underwriters instituted proceedings against a marine consultancy firm for alleged negligence in failing to properly review shipyard quotes in respect of the cost of repairing a fire-damaged vessel...

Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition 2015: the global arena of dry bulk
26 October 2015: The first edition of the Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition organized by Easyfairs took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at 30 September & 1 October...

Port of Sept-Îles hosts ‘Hermel’ exhibition
07 October 2015: In mid-August this year, the Port of Sept-I^les, in partnership with Destination Sept-I^les Nakauinanu, officially opened the Hermel exhibition site in the Port of Sept-I^les Marina building...

Russian coal industry prospects - the effects of the 2015 global recession
07 October 2015: In the last decade, coal production within Europe has fallen significantly, due to the strict environmental legislation of EU members, as well as the gradual depletion of shallow depth fields, writes Ibragimov Dovronbek, Chairman of Carbo One Limited.

The award-winning Cygnus ultrasonic thickness gauge
07 October 2015: The new MK5 Cygnus ultrasonic thickness gauge has been awarded an ‘Honourable Mention’ by Red Dot Award for its design excellence in the most important competition for product design...

Vroon Group implements TMSeanique
07 October 2015: Vroon Group, an international shipping company, has announced on-target progress in the implementation of TMSeanique, SOFTimpact’s Maritime Software Solution based on Microsoft Dynamics AX, catering for the Vroon Group’s operations in crewing and payroll across the entire fleet..

Contrasting grain and soya trade prospects - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK OCTOBER 2015
06 October 2015: Global seaborne dry bulk trade, during 2015, may see its weakest period of growth since the contraction resulting from the world recession six years ago. Over the past nine months the dry bulk commodity import demand trend has slackened noticeably...

New GAC–Clearvac partnership
06 October 2015: Global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC has boosted its range of integrated services to shipping in the Middle East by forming a joint venture with the Clearvac Group...

Silo complex to open at Quequén port
06 October 2015: In Argentina, work continues on the third grain silo complex at the Port of Queque´n, which is being built on a six-hectare site adjacent to the turning basin. In total, four storage silos are to be built, with the initial phase of the terminal to open for traffic in early January, 2015...

Busy times for ESI Eurosilo: enclosed storage specialist reports on recent activities
05 October 2015: ESI Eurosilo is a Dutch solution provider of storage facilities for non-free flowing bulk solids and large quantities. Its highly automated silos offer maximum control in material handling, up to 100,000m3, while saving operational costs and valuable space...

Driving force? bulk handling drives, systems & controls
05 October 2015: Hafen Wien operates the largest free port in Austria. Its perfect connection to waterways, road and rail network characterize this port in the Austrian capital of Vienna...

End of commodity super cycle spells higher prices
05 October 2015: The end of commodity super cycle and metals and minerals now likely condemned to long periods of low prices will mean many high-cost operations, where cash flows are not paying for operational costs and debt servicing, will fall by the wayside...

European coal trade in 2015
05 October 2015: European coal consumers continue to enjoy low prices for thermal and coking coal at present. At the time of writing, the price of thermal coal delivered ex-ship at the ARA (Antwerp–Rotterdam–Amsterdam) ports has slumped to the lowest level since the start of 2015...

Georgia to build major new port
05 October 2015: The government of Georgia has selected two consortia to enter the final phase of a tender to build a new deepwater port at Anaklia, on the Black Sea. Those involved are Anaklia Industrial Europe Park/Port and the Power China Consortium...

Hamburg–Le Havre range - Improved cereals boost southern half
05 October 2015: For the first five months of the current year, HAROPA Ports, which manages traffic on the River Seine from Le Havre to Paris, encompassing the port of Rouen, handled 5.4mt (million tonnes) of import-export dry bulk...

India poised to take over from China?
05 October 2015: The rapid-fire growth of China in a decade and a half to become a $10.3 trillion economy, next only to the US, and emerge during this period as the world’s biggest trading nation and the largest consumer of energy and a whole range of commodities...

India to help Bangladesh built third port?
05 October 2015: The Indian Prime Minister has visited Bangladesh, where he announced his intention to help build a deep sea port at Payra. This is in the Patuakhali district on the Bay of Bengal...

India wants more bulk goods move by water
05 October 2015: The Indian government is aiming to promote the increasing use of coastal shipping and inland waterways to transport coal, iron ore and edible grains.

Ipswich opens cereals warehouse
05 October 2015: In the UK, the port of Ipswich, which belongs to Associated British Ports, has opened a new £2.2 million dry bulk warehouse. Known as the Orwell Bulk Terminal, it is a replacement for the previous Number...

Italiana Coke wracked by financial problems
05 October 2015: In Italy, the financial crisis afflicting Italiana Coke has impacted negatively on the activities of the company’s bulk terminal at the Port of Genova. As a result, two potential new shareholders — Aldo Spinelli and Luigi Negri, which were willing to each take a 20% stake...

Kamarajar Port to boost coal capacity
05 October 2015: Ennore Port Limited, which is now trading as Kamarajar Port Limited, is seeking investment totalling $1.467 billion for a variety of projects. Of this amount, the private sector will inject $1.219 billion...

Kochi receiving Australian wheat for the first time in a decade
05 October 2015: The Indian port of Kochi has begun receiving wheat shipments from Australia for the first time in over a decade. Its arrival coincided with the unseasonal rains in several parts of northern India, which have damaged large areas of local production, hence the need to encourage imports...

Largest ever coal carrier arrives at Vysotsk
05 October 2015: In Russia, the Port of Vysotsk’s coal terminal has accommodated its first 93,000dwt bulk carrier. Formerly, the largest vessel to use the port had been 229m in length and of 87,052dwt.

Louis Dreyfus in Russian investment
05 October 2015: Louis Dreyfus Commodities and the government of the Rostov region of Russia signed an agreement which will result in construction by the end of this year of a cereals terminal at Kagalnitskaya...

Maharashra wants ports every 100km
05 October 2015: The government of the Indian state of Maharashra has adopted a policy of building a major port every 100km along its 720km-long coastline. The aim is to increase the use of coastal shipping to move goods and also to incentivise import-export trade...

Mandatory use of MHCs at Chennai suspended
05 October 2015: Chennai Port Trust in India has decided to suspend for a period of about a month the mandatory use of newly installed mobile harbour cranes (MHCs)...

Nectar signs 10-year agreement to manage bulk terminal in Sierra Leone
05 October 2015: Nectar Group has announced that it has signed a ten year agreement with the government of Sierra Leone to manage and run the bulk terminal located at Queen Elizabeth II Quay, Freetown...

New evaluation to be made of Sukhodol project
05 October 2015: In Russia, a second state expert evaluation is to be made of the coal terminal project at Sukhodol, in the country’s Primorsky region. An initial evaluation had to be rejected because of inadequate documentation, especially that relating to environmental issues...

New steel products warehouse for Bilbao
05 October 2015: Inbisa has begun construction of a new warehouse in the port of Bilbao in behalf of Progeco. In its initial phase, this will have a 5,000m2 capacity, which will be used to warehouse iron and steel products...

New technology enhances safety of Hitachi mining equipment
05 October 2015: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (HCM) has obtained the licence for camera image processing technology — jointly developed by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Clarion Co., Ltd. — for use in its rigid dump trucks and ultra-large mining excavators...

Paradip develops new iron ore berth
05 October 2015: JSW Paradip Terminal Private Limited has signed a 30-year concession agreement with Paradip Port Trust to develop a new iron ore berth to handle export consignments. The terminal will be totally mechanized and have a capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum...

Port of Sept-Îles hosts ‘Hermel’ exhibition
05 October 2015: In mid-August this year, the Port of Sept-I^les, in partnership with Destination Sept-I^les Nakauinanu, officially opened the Hermel exhibition site in the Port of Sept-I^les Marina building...

Portsur adds mobile harbour crane
05 October 2015: Portsur, which handles dry bulk at the Spanish Port of Castello´n, has taken delivery of a new Gottwald mobile harbour crane. This is its fourth such unit, costing €3 million.

River Consulting ranks among top firms on ENR sourcebook lists
05 October 2015: River Consulting claimed two spots in the 2015 Top 500 Design Firm Sourcebook by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Published annually, the ENR Sourcebook recognizes top-performing architectural ...

Rocktree expands transshipment fleet with ‘Apollo’
05 October 2015: The Singapore-based shipping and logistics company Rocktree offers logistics solutions to dry bulk commodity producers, end users and international trading companies in the natural and mineral resources sectors.

Second port mooted for Natal
05 October 2015: Two studies have been put forward in respect of a new port on the Potengi River close to the city of Natal, in Brazil. Each would have a cost of around $300 million.

Self-Unloading Vessels getting the lowdown
05 October 2015: Building on the successful implementation of exhaust gas scrubbers on its self-unloading bulk carrier Hon. James L. Oberstar, the Interlake Steamship Company announces its plans to expand its emission-reduction efforts...

Soufflet invests in Illichivsk
05 October 2015: The French agricultural company Soufflet has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian port of Illichivsk to build a 1.2 million tonne-capacity cereals terminal. Overall, investment of between $70 million and $100 million is planned.

Storage and reclaim with Laidig Systems
05 October 2015: Laidig Systems, Incorporated provides custom-engineered bulk storage and reclaim systems that are exceptionally durable, reliable, with fully automated, state-of-the-art control interface technology...

Superior Industries acquires Brazilian manufacturer of conveyor idlers and pulleys
05 October 2015: On 2 September, Superior Industries, Inc., a major American- based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, announced its acquisition of Brazil-based conveyor idler and pulley manufacturer...

Takraf delivers cross conveyor system
05 October 2015: In August 2014,TAKRAF GmbH received an order from Vattenfall Europe Mining AG for the supply and installation of the new cross-conveyor system for the F60 conveyor bridge in the open cast mine at Welzow-Su¨d/Brandenburg...

Taman to have secure rail link
05 October 2015: The Russian government has recently amended the project to build a dry bulk port at Taman on the Black Sea. This now includes construction of a rail link to the dry bulk cargo area, which will be built on the Taman peninsular in the Krasnodar region...

Telestack gets to grips with grain
05 October 2015: With the demand for grain exports increasing over the last number of years, UK-based Telestack has been at the forefront in providing custom-designed solutions for this important sector...

Thee new port projects in Rio Grande do Norte
05 October 2015: Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte is to back three new ports within the state, one of which is a new port on the Potengi River and another the construction of a dry bulk terminal at Porto do Mangue on the northern coast.

UK birthplace of modern commercial shipping turns 300
05 October 2015: The world’s oldest enclosed commercial wet dock in Liverpool, North-west England is celebrating its 300th anniversary. Known locally as the ‘old dock’, it opened for business on 31 August 1715, providing a blueprint for the development of other trading ports...

Ust-Luga coal exports on the rise
05 October 2015: At the Rosterminalugol facility at the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga, coal traffic in the first half of this year rose 17% to more than 8,000,000 tonnes. The number of vessels, at 135, is also 6% higher than the previous year...

Vizag handles fully laden Capesize coal carrier
05 October 2015: Visakhapatnam Port in India has played host to its largest ever bulk carrier, which brought in a consignment of coal from Richards Bay in South Africa. On board was steam coal bound for Jindal Steel and Power Ltd...

White is the new green
05 October 2015: Energy consumption and environmental impact are becoming increasingly important when a company invests in new material handling equipment. In other words, nowadays the impact on the environment caused by a material handler needs to be minimized...

Brazillian port concessions to favour up-front payments
02 October 2015: The Brazilian government has decided to change the way it awards port concessions....

Busy times for ESI Eurosilo: enclosed storage specialist reports on recent activities
02 October 2015: ESI Eurosilo is a Dutch solution provider of storage facilities for non-free flowing bulk solids and large quantities. Its highly automated silos offer maximum control in material handling, up to 100,000m3, while saving operational costs and valuable space...

Cochin wants grain switched to containers
02 October 2015: The Indian Port of Cochin’s policy towards encouraging grain consignments to switch from bulk carriers to containers is causing alarm among stevedoring companies.

New shiploader for LKAB at the Port of Narvik
02 October 2015: LKAB Norge AS, the biggest iron ore supplier in Europe, invests into a new loading facility at the port of Narvik in Norway...

Stockyard systems from some of the bulk industry’s big hitters
02 October 2015: As a major supplier of materials handling equipment, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG Business Unit Resource Technologies (TKRT) has developed a complete range of products for stockyards, mines, bulk terminals and fertilizer...

Thee new port projects in Rio Grande do Norte
02 October 2015: Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte is to back three new ports within the state, one of which is a new port on the Potengi River and another the construction of a dry bulk terminal at Porto do Mangue on the northern coast.

4B Braime launches new website
16 September 2015: 4B Braime Components, a worldwide manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, has just announced the launch of its new company website...

ABP invests £2.2m in Garston bulk terminal
16 September 2015: Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £2.2m in an environmentally-friendly new bulk terminal at the Port of Garston, providing the port with future growth opportunities...

Bedeschi’s new marine projects
16 September 2015: The coal and iron ore industries are going through tough times, writes Sanjeev Mathur – General Manager Bedeschi East Dubai. At the same time, the shipping market is also experiencing its own difficulties...

Brazilian port concessions now to favour upfront payments
16 September 2015: The Brazilian government has decided to change the way it awards port concessions. Previously, those bidding with the most competitive tariffs to be charged to customers were favoured...

Bulk carrier safety
16 September 2015: In January this year the Bulk Jupiter sank along with 18 crew off the coast of Vietnam. One crew member was rescued, two bodies were recovered and a further 16 crew, all from the Philippines, were presumed dead...

Eriez strengthens its engineering team
16 September 2015: Glenn Kiernan joins Eriez Europe with extensive design, R&D and manufacturing experience, gained in the mining, plastic and engineering industries. In past roles, he has been involved in many aspects of business from designing and machining...

Fratelli Neri orders first Damen ASD 3212 tug with Render Recovery winch in Mediterranean
16 September 2015: One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri S.p.A, ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, on 21 July 2015. The vessel will be the first ASD tug in the Mediterranean region with a Damen Render Recovery Escort winch...

Ghent Port Company and Zeeland Seaports travel to Baltic States to promote the region
16 September 2015: The Belgian Ghent Port Company and the Dutch Zeeland Seaports have been jointly promoting the assets of the powerful economic region between Flushing and Ghent for some time already...

Grain handling equipment: reaping the rewards of high quality products
16 September 2015: For the past few years, more and more E-Cranes have been popping up in South America to handle grain. A few months ago, we discussed a several E-Crane installations taking place in 2014 and 2015. All of these machines are successfully up and running...

Keeping up with the Canadians
16 September 2015: The tide of environmental protection is changing the landscape of maritime regulation, with the industry being slowly forced to clean up its act, writes Warwick Norman, Chief Executive Officer, RightShip...

La Nouvelle to expand into new markets
16 September 2015: La Nouvelle, which is the third largest French port on the Mediterranean coast, is in the processing of implementing a major new expansion as a means of boosting business and making it possible to enter new markets, such as those in South America, Asia and the West Coast of Africa.

Landmark vessel call for Greenore Port
16 September 2015: Following the completion of an extensive port dredging project, the arrival of the largest steel ship to ever call to Greenore Port in Ireland represents a new landmark for the port...

Moving along nicely...mobile equipment serving the bulk industry
16 September 2015: The new Cat® MH3037 is the first in a series of the new wheeled material handler line that Caterpillar is introducing in the greater than 25-metric tonne size class...

New bulk terminal for Suape
16 September 2015: Odebrecht TransPort (OTP) expects to commence civil works in August at the Brazilian port of Suape on a new dry bulk terminal...

New coal port for Mexico
16 September 2015: Mexico’s Transport Ministry has awarded a 30-year concession to the San Fernando de Cortez company to undertake the handling of dry bulk traffic at a 2,072,299m2 area in Sonora...

New shiploaders help Paranaguá break records
16 September 2015: The Brazilian port of Paranagua´ is claiming a new record for the export of soya. It believes this was achieved in April, when 1.476mt (million tonnes) were loaded onto vessels. This was 2% more than in March and 6% higher than April 2014...

Pioneer Marine appoints V.Ships India as managers
16 September 2015: V.Ships, the ship management arm of global maritime services provider V.Group, has recently completed the transfer of the rapidly growing Pioneer fleet of geared dry bulk carriers into its management portfolio...

Port of Vancouver celebrates new rail entrance
16 September 2015: On 13 August, the Port of Vancouver USA and its partners cut the ribbon on a $30 million rail project that will help ensure trains move, goods flow from regional businesses and Washington state remains competitive in the global market...

PSM wins UK navy supply contract
16 September 2015: In recognition of its unique ability to ‘reverse engineer’ existing installations, the UK’s Royal Navy has named PSM as a primary supplier of tank level instrumentation to their surface warship and support vessel fleet...

Ringing the changes: containerized transport of bulk commodities
16 September 2015: CODELCO, the largest copper producing company in the world has revolutionized mining logistics of its copper concentrate. It has re-engineered bulk handling, using a completely sealed zero material loss system from the mine to the hatch of the ship at Puerto Angamos in Mejillones, Chile.

Sudeste losing major client because of delays in opening
16 September 2015: In Brazil, Porto Sudeste has revealed that it client Minerac¸a~o Usiminas (Musa) and declared its intention of terminating its contract that allows it to export iron ore at the port terminal, which is located in Itaguai´, in the state of Rio de Janeiro...

Taking cover? enclosed storage of bulk commodities
16 September 2015: It’s more than a nuisance. Some stockyard operators lose valuable open air inventories when the wind kicks up. Worse, nearly every manufacturing process injects clouds of fugitive dust into the atmosphere...

Thome Ship Management signs agreement with WSS
16 September 2015: Singapore-based Thome has signed a Safety Service agreement with Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS)...

Topcon acquires Digi-Star
16 September 2015: Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, a Fort Atkinson,Wisconsin-based global provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer, and harvest equipment manufacturers.

Transshipment and floating cranes - overcoming infrastructure restrictions
16 September 2015: Despite the weakness of the global economy, demand for raw materials is still (slowly) growing. Growing demand in depressed raw commodity and shipping markets turns inevitably into tough competition between traditional suppliers and new mines entering the market.

U-ONE-SAFETY: easy implementation of safety functions
16 September 2015: ‘Functional safety’ is the key phrase when safety questions are raised concerning accident prevention on machines and systems. When developing its products...

VIKING moves to expand Australasian activities
16 September 2015: VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September...

Wood pellet storage: temperature monitoring and supervision
16 September 2015: Countless small-scale heating systems worldwide are equipped with pellet furnaces. More and more medium- and large-scale heating systems for industrial plants, or bio power stations, are also entering the market...

China dry bulk imports: a sliding trend
15 September 2015: Signs of weakness in China’s dry bulk commodity imports are very prominent this year. Growth abruptly slackened last year to 2%, compared with the preceding twelve months, following much higher expansion rates previously...

China dry bulk imports: a sliding trend
15 September 2015: Signs of weakness in China’s dry bulk commodity imports are very prominent this year. Growth abruptly slackened last year to 2%, compared with the preceding twelve months, following much higher expansion rates previously.

Fading prospects for dry bulk trade growth
15 September 2015: Earlier optimism, about a sizeable increase in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015 as a whole, has faded in the past few months. Imports of commodities into many countries are still growing, but negative changes have become much more prominent...

Global grains and oilseeds
15 September 2015: In the latest economic assessment of the global economy, the international monetary fund (IMF) project global growth of 3.3% in 2015, lower than anticipated, and below 2014...

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

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

AUMUND equipment for RWE Power Plant
12 August 2015: With the conversion of 16 arched plate conveyors,AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH contributed to the improvement of the operating procedures at the RWE power plant in Neurath, Germany...

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

BRUKS Rockwood shiploader serves Port Sulphur
12 August 2015: BRUKS Rockwood was selected to provide complete engineering and equipment for the shiploader at the IMT terminal facility in Port Sulphur, LA, USA...

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

Mechanical ship unloaders taking centre stage
12 August 2015: Bu¨hler is a specialist and technology partner for plant, equipment, and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials...

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

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

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

Antaq and Bunge reach agreement
11 August 2015: Antaq has signed a contract with Bunge Alimentos, covering the Terminal Portuario Graneleiro facility in Barcarena...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Containerized sugar exports up in Brazil
11 August 2015: In the first quarter of this year,Williams Brasil reported a rise in sugar being exported via container. The peak came in March, when 185,980 tonnes were shipped...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bleak times for aluminium?
21 July 2015: The commodity cycle has hit the bottom, writes Kunal Bose. Prices of minerals, intermediate items like alumina derived from bauxite and metals are traded at multi-year low prices...

Chief grain bin to be manufactured in Europe
21 July 2015: Chief Industries UK Ltd has announced it will be manufacturing the tried-and-tested Chief grain storage silos at its European facility beginning in October 2015...

ContiTech conveyor belts conveying excellence
21 July 2015: In mining and in many other industries, conveyor belts and systems by ContiTech offer a winning combination of quality and flexibility. Extensive expertise has made the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group a leading development partner...

E-Crane celebrates 25th birthday with the launch of E-Handler
21 July 2015: To celebrate its 25th birthday, E-Crane organized a five-day business event under the name ‘Demo Days’. Clients, dealers and agents from across the globe visited the company to raise a...

Engineering Consultants
21 July 2015: Ausenco has built a reputation on the delivery of innovative and cost-effective project solutions for mining clients, a philosophy that is carried through to its work in the transportation and bulk terminal market...

Environmental inspection for Antofagasta
21 July 2015: In Chile, the Environmental Agency (SMA) has undertaken an inspection of Antofagasta Terminal Internacional (ATI) to see whether it is complying with regulations for the loading and discharge of mineral concentrates...

Euorports asks for Tarragona warehouse concession
21 July 2015: Euroports Ibe´rica TPS has requested a concession to build a dry bulk warehouse in the Spanish Mediterranean port of Tarragona. The warehouse will be approximately 7,000m2.

Fixing conveying problems with ASGCO’s ‘Complete Conveyor Solutions’
21 July 2015: In today’s ever-changing world of coal handling, one thing stays the same, material like coal needs to be loaded and unloaded onto conveyor belts. You would think this process would be easy, build conveyors and chutes that carry the coal...

Hitachi excavators offer reliable support on tough Senegalese project
21 July 2015: A diverse fleet of Hitachi excavators is being utilized by Razel-Bec on a 90.5km canalization project in Senegal,West Africa...

igus develops an electronic diagnostic tool for energy chains
21 July 2015: The motion plastics specialist igus has presented a new electronic diagnostic tool for energy chains. The EMA system prevents unexpected down time in the system as well as unexpected repair work...

Inside Negrini’s electro-hydraulic orange peel grab
21 July 2015: Major Italian grab manufacturer Negrini Srl has delivered the country’s largest electro-hydraulic orange peel grab...

Keeping it clean
21 July 2015: A renowned belt conveyor technology specialist has become the sole distributor of the acclaimed CleanScrape Cleaner. Martin Engineering GmbH has taken exclusive responsibility...

La Coruña targets Vigo’s granite trade
21 July 2015: The Spanish North Western port of La Corun~a is trying to tempt the granite industry, which currently uses the neighbouring port of Vigo, to switch exports to its facilities...

Legacy Building Solutions achieves ISO 9001:2008 quality certifica
21 July 2015: Legacy Building Solutions, a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, the highest quality- management certification standard available in industrial manufacturing...

MAJ welcomes new IMO Secretary-General
21 July 2015: The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has welcomed the appointment of Mr Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation...

Major North American West Coast ports learning to work together
21 July 2015: Collaboration, co-operation, alliance — these are all words and actions major North American West Coast ports would have shuddered to even think about a few years ago...

Mumbai to have cement terminal
21 July 2015: The Port of Mumbai is to lease 2.5 ha of land at Petroleum Godown to Ultratech Cement for a period of 30 years. Here, a fully automated cement handling terminal will be built, incorporating a 100% dust suppression system...

New £100m Port of Liverpool biomass facility to support EU’s largest decarbonization project at Drax power station
21 July 2015: A new £100m biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to 3mt (million tonnes) of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonization of Drax power station...

New cellulose terminal in Santos
21 July 2015: A new cellulose terminal under construction in the port of Santos belonging to Eldorado Brasil Celulose is due to open by the end of May...

PIRS domes: more than a storage system
21 July 2015: Domes are highly effective storage systems, as they not only protect the environment from potentially harmful products, but they also protect the stored commodities from destructive elements such as moisture and condensation...

Port of Dunkirk - Bulk Volumes rise to 50% of throughput
21 July 2015: Dunkirk is historically an industrial port, and is notably the location of one of ARCELOR’s strategic sites. Because of this, bulk traffic has always been significant in the port, and now accounts for half the total volume...

Port of Kiel expands forest products handling
21 July 2015: Swedish concerns SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) and Iggesund Paperboard AB (Holmen Group) are including Kiel in their logistics network. In future Kiel’s Ostuferhafen will join those ports handling and distributing the forest products of the two companies...

Rail & barge transportation
21 July 2015: Ingram Barge Company (Ingram) has been a quality marine transporter since 1946, starting out as a small, family-owned business and growing into what they are today: the leading carrier on America’s inland waterways...

Record profit for EBHI
21 July 2015: The European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) at the Spanish port of Gijo´n reported a net turnover in 2014 of €33.8 million, up 10% over the previous year. Operational costs reached €28.4 million, which was a 1% drop on 2013...

Residents say no to dusty cargo at Vizag
21 July 2015: Protests have broken out in the Indian city of Visakhapatnam against dust being generated by dry bulk consignments of commodities such as coal...

Right side of the tracks? equipment for handling bulk by rail and barge
21 July 2015: The Boot-Lift® Railcar Connector from Martin Engineering improves the speed and safety of connecting a hopper car to under-track conveying systems, preventing the loss of material to wind or contamination...

Slackening grain trade impetus - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JULY 2015
21 July 2015: Rising commodity imports into many countries are still assisting global seaborne dry bulk trade to continue enlarging. But restraining factors have become more visible as well, especially affecting China’s import demand. Consequently a further deceleration in overall trade seems to be evolving this year.

Steel foundry for Khalifa
21 July 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, which is a subsidiary of the FourWinds Group, to build a steel foundry at the port of Khalifa...

Steel production restrains raw materials trade
21 July 2015: Weakening influences affecting steel production in the main countries importing raw materials — principally iron ore and coking coal — were prominent during the first half of this year...

Svitzer orders two more ASD 3212 tugboats for large vessel towing operations
21 July 2015: Svitzer, a global market leader within towage and emergency response, has ordered two more Damen ASD 3212 tugs with 80 tonnes bollard pull performance for its escort and towing operations on the Thames and Felixstowe in the UK...

TPA undertakes direct discharge of sodium sulphate
21 July 2015: In Chile,Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) has recently undertaken the discharge of 3,000 tonnes of sodium sulphate en route for Bolivia on behalf of Unilever Bolivia...

Traffic chaos continues at Rosario
21 July 2015: Trucks arriving at ports in Argentina's city of Rosario are causing traffic chaos, with around 5,400 vehicles a day discharging consignments of grain at the ports of San Lorenzo,Timbue´s and General San Marti´n...

Venice invests in waste and scrap
21 July 2015: Venice dry bulk operator Terminal Rinfuse Venezia, which is part of the Euroports group, has invested more than €600,000 in the construction of a new storage area dedicated to scrap and waste. The aim is to make the facility a reference point in the North Adriatic Sea for both these commodities...

VIKING Saatsea gets flag state approval
21 July 2015: VIKING Saatsea has become the first and only provider to achieve flag state approval for its unique STCW on-board training solution with refresher modules according to the new STCW 2010 Manila Amendments for Basic Training...

Logmarin reaches agreement with Emirates classification society
09 July 2015: In early July, Logmarin Advisors (RINA Group) — which specializes in shipping logistics and supply chain design for dry bulk commodities such as coal, iron ore, agribulk and others — has signed an agreement with Emirates classification society Tasneef...

AkzoNobel’s carbon credits methodology wins environmental award
06 July 2015: AkzoNobel’s landmark carbon credits methodology for the shipping industry has won the Best Offsetting Project award in the 2015 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings...

Korean Register launches overhauled software solution to support Harmonized Common Structural Rules
06 July 2015: The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has radically overhauled its ground-breaking software package, SeaTrust-HullScan, the ship design support solution that analyzes and appraises a vessel’s hull structure...

Barloworld Logistics and LBH Africa partner to deliver excellence in bulk
03 July 2015: Forming mutually beneficial, strategic relationships with key suppliers and business partners enables companies to focus on their core business, while leveraging the expertise and experience of industry leaders in order to fast-track innovation and enter into new markets...

Cambiaso&Risso Group expands operations in the Middle East with the opening of a new hub in Dubai
02 July 2015: Cambiaso&Risso Group expands operations in the Middle East with the opening of a new hub in Dubai Cambiaso & Risso Group, a leading shipping company founded in Genoa (Italy) in 1946, today announces the opening of its Dubai subsidiary...

US bulk equipment - living the American dream?
18 June 2015: Krech Ojard Engineers recently worked with Malteurop North America at its Winona, Minnesota processing and storage facility on a project involving transfer of malted barley by belt conveyor across a rail courtyard to greatly simplify their material transfer requirements...

New Russian port on border with China and North Korea
17 June 2015: Construction is set to begin in Russia’s Primorye region of the new Severniy port, which is on the border of China and North Korea and opposite Japan...

Almeria invests in Carboneras
17 June 2015: The Spanish port of Carboneras, which is administered by Almeria authority, is to receive investment of €4.4 million to fund infrastructure upgrade...

Argentinean revolution in grain loading
17 June 2015: Argentinean Terminal Puerto Rosario (TPR) has revolutionized the world of grain loading and storage after becoming the first terminal in the world to utilize containerized bulk handling (CBH) to export grain...

Bulk terminal opens at Kandla
17 June 2015: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has taken delivery of a new 20mt (million tonne) annual capacity dry bulk terminal at Tuna Tekra in Kandla port in India. The facility was built in 24 months...

China gives thumbs up to Valemax ships
17 June 2015: China has modified regulations concerning the size of vessel that can access its ports. This, in future, will allow boats up to 400,000dwt to be accommodated, thereby allowing...

Coal handling equipment in the spotlight
17 June 2015: Hardly a site of the energy or steel industry can be found, where no machines of the AUMUND Group are in use for the handling of coal or other bulk materials. They provide not only for a timely and efficient transport...

Damen Shipyards Group pilot: Thorn-D® outperforms traditional antifouling
17 June 2015: Thorn-D® antifouling outperforms conventional antifouling coatings and is environmentally friendly. A pilot project which started one-and-a-half years ago, has proven that this new thin film...

Domes of Asia Geometrica makes its mark
17 June 2015: Geometrica domes have changed the landscape in Asia with storage solutions for bulk stockpiles, writes Melanie Saxton of Geometrica...

Flexco names new manager
17 June 2015: Aaron Rosso recently joined Flexco as Senior Product Manager, Heavy-Duty Mechanical Belt Fasteners. In this role, Rosso is responsible for managing the global Heavy-Duty Mechanical Belt Fastener programme for Flexco...

Freight wagons with a sweet tooth
17 June 2015: Leading up to the annual ‘sugar beet campaign’ in the autumn, sugar beets are trucked and railed by the tonne to the production plants of AGRANA Zuckerruben GmbH in Leopoldsdorf near Vienna every day..

Higher first quarter throughput at Hamburg
17 June 2015: The Port of Hamburg handled total throughput of 35.6mt (million tonnes), up by 0.1%, in the first quarter of 2015. Bulk cargoes at 11.7mt (up by 12.3%) and container transport on railways between the port and its hinterland at 602,000 TEU (up by 11.1%)...

Indian ports stuck with low grade ore
17 June 2015: High export taxes and plunging prices have resulted in 12mt (million tonnes) of low-grade iron ore effectively stuck in Indian ports, given that higher grade ore is now proving more attractive to buyers...

Netherlands focus regional bulk handling
17 June 2015: The EMO terminal in the Rotterdam Port has been a major hub in transporting coal and iron ore from all over the world to the European hinterland. EMO has always been a reliable partner for its customers in helping to control these flows of goods by combining daily processes...

New GAC base opens to drive UK renewable energy sector
17 June 2015: As part of its continuing strategy to focus on growing business sectors in the UK, GAC has opened a new quayside office in Great Yarmouth to meet the needs of the renewable energy sector in the Southern North Sea for integrated shipping and logistics services...

Port of Gdansk basin logistics FMCG
17 June 2015: On 17 February 2015 the Supervisory Board of the PGA SA approved the decision of the Management Board of PGA SA to close the tender for the lease of the real estate located behind the container terminal DCT Gdansk. Following this, on 21 May this year, The Treasury agreed to the conclusion of the lease contract.

Railway wagons and tall containers easy to fill with new Dino XXL
17 June 2015: Two new versions of the Dino® bulk truck loader now make it easier to load taller (square) storage silos such as railway wagons and containers. These XL and XXL Dinos from Van Beek were initially developed at the request of two customers...

Riga handles 2 million tons of fertilizer
17 June 2015: Uralchem’s Riga Fertilizer Terminal has announced that it has handled 2mt (million tonnes) of fertilizer in a 12-month period up to February 2014...

Rio Grande exporting soya in boxes
17 June 2015: In February, Rio Grande container terminal, in partnership with Gomes Marques and Serra Morena, began exporting soya bean meal in containers. Consignments of 100 containers will be sent on a weekly basis to a user in Germany...

River Consulting continues 8-year run in ENR’s ‘Top 500 Design Firms’
17 June 2015: River Consulting has been ranked as one of the ‘Top 500 Design Firms’ in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR) for the eighth consecutive year. Published annually, the ‘ENR Top 500’ recognizes top-performing architectural and engineering firms. River Consulting took the 390th spot in the 11 May 2015 Engineering News-Record issue, moving up the list from last year. The ranking is based upon 2014 revenue.

Solid fuel concession for Tarragona
17 June 2015: The Spanish port of Tarragona has awarded Garci´a-Munte´ Energi´a a 30-year concession to handle solid fuel on Muelle Catalun~a. The concession...

Sugar vessels form queue for Brazilian ports
17 June 2015: At the end of March, it was reported that a total of 34 vessels were awaiting at anchor prior to berthing to take on consignments of export sugar from Brazilian ports...

Three SENNEBOGEN 830 Mobiles: Metaal Recycling Twente invests in new equipment
17 June 2015: Metal recycling company MRT in Enschede is committed to investing in the future. The scrapyard has been expanded, a new building constructed, now all that is missing is the right material handler. In April, three SENNEBOGEN 830s left Straubing on their way to Holland...

TTS recent work includes major fertilizer and bulk terminals
17 June 2015: TTS (Transportation Technology Systems) is a manufacturing company with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing of non-standard material handling systems and large-scale steel structures...

Vessel loading up close shiploaders and barge loaders
17 June 2015: VIGAN specializes in the design and manufacturing of port equipment for dry bulk handling, mostly agri-bulk. The company offers a range of bulk handling equipment, and has significant expertise in shiploaders and ship-unloaders...

‘Make in India’ government programme could spell good news for India’s steel industry
15 June 2015: Much good will befall the Indian steel industry, which has been given a capacity growth target of 300mt (million tonnes) by 2025, if prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ programme is pursued with vigour backed by local and foreign direct investments...

Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC) to intensify activities in Hamburg
15 June 2015: The Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC) will be creating up to 100 new jobs in Hamburg by setting up its European Purchase Center in the Elbe metropolis...

Americas coal trades
11 June 2015: While the coal markets continue to see weak prices around the world, and many American players face serious challenges, the latest indications suggest overall thermal coal trade in the Americas will continue its modest recovery seen over the past couple of years...

Brisk iron ore trade growth envisaged - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK June 2015
11 June 2015: Expectations for some commodity imports into a number of countries have become more cautious. Positive signs are still prominent but adverse factors and uncertainties are more visible. Reflecting these perceptions...

Liverpool in ‘Motorways of the Sea’ fast lane
11 June 2015: The UK city of Liverpool has hosted a major international conference concerning logistics infrastructure and the European Commission’s £1+billion Motorways of the Sea initiative...

Self-unloading vessels - getting the lowdown
11 June 2015: Coeclerici Logistics, the logistics division of Coeclerici Group, bulk material transshipment company, has a history of more than 40 years in this specific field. The year 2015 will mark an important goal for the whole Coeclerici Group which will celebrate its 120th anniversary...

Ship buyer asks EC to reconsider beaching as recycling option
11 June 2015: Major ship buyer GMS has called upon the European Commission to think carefully before banning beaching as an option for recycling European ships following the very positive study visits by a Japanese delegation and representatives from the Danish Shipping Association (DSA) to...

Time for a new palette? slowing global trade growth could adversely affect trade of paints and coatings
11 June 2015: What has world trade got to do with demand behaviour of marine paints and coatings? asks Kunal Bose. A lot, since it boils down to at what rates ships for dry bulk and liquid cargoes and containers will be hired...

Blown away? - the advantages of pneumatic bulk handling
18 May 2015: Safeguarding the environment, and gaining acceptance from the local community, have become increasingly important in evaluating new projects and selecting the right technology from the start...

Duro Felguera’s successful work at Roy Hill nears completion
18 May 2015: Duro Felguera (DF) specializes in delivering high quality turnkey projects in the fields of mineral processing and material handling. With over 150 years’ experience and an extensive list of global references...

FIBCs & bagging
18 May 2015: One of the recent developments in the bulk market is that more and more clients are in need of special and custom-built solutions for a reasonable price. TBMA Europe can rely on 50 years of experience and a wide range of...

ABS appoints new Chief Technology Officer
15 May 2015: ABS, provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has announced the appointment of Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology...

ADM to acquire full ownership of Black Sea export terminals
15 May 2015: Archer Daniels Midland Company announced on 6 May that it has reached an agreement to acquire complete ownership of North Star Shipping and Minmetal, enhancing the company’s European origination...

ArcelorMittal given Brazilian concession
15 May 2015: The National Waterway Agency (Antaq) has signed a contract with ArcelorMittal to run a port installation in the state of Espi´rito Santo, where the company will oversee the movement nd warehousing of cargo at Terminal de Barcac¸as Ocea^nicas...

Bibby Ship Management Philippines receives FAME Award
15 May 2015: Bibby Ship Management Philippines, Inc, has been recognized by the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment Inc (FAME) for its vital role in the development of the Philippine maritime industry...

Cascades shiploader successfully commissioned on site in Ukraine
15 May 2015: Cleveland Cascades has announced that the shiploader that it supplied to Telestack Ltd has now been successfully commissioned on site in Ukraine...

CEMA 576 — classification for conveyor belt cleaners: what this means for designers, manufacturers and users
15 May 2015: The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt...

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA
15 May 2015: ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA, making it the world’s first classification society to develop software which analyzes and calculates a ship’s speed trial results for EEDI calculation in compliance with the latest IMO Guidelines on 1 May 2015...

Coal trade growth support fading - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2015
15 May 2015: Although signs of growth in many commodity imports into numerous countries remain prominent, offsetting influences are evident also. China is still seen as a key contributor to global seaborne dry bulk trade expansion...

Compact AUMUND conveyors for sintering plant in The Netherlands
15 May 2015: After consistently positive experiences with machines already delivered, a third sintering line at a Dutch steel mill will also be equipped with an AUMUND special conveyor for the conveying of hot sinter material...

Dry bulk supply chains logistics in action
15 May 2015: The world of logistics is changing in front of our eyes in many and varied ways, mostly driven by new technologies that have transformed how the needs of the world’s growing number of middle class consumers are met...

Economical handling specialist at the port with SENNEBOGEN
15 May 2015: The SENNEBOGEN 875 port crane that Heavy Movement has been using at the Port of Santander in Spain for a short time is now proving itself with state-of-the-art technology and low consumption...

GAC launches eco-friendly hull cleaning solution
15 May 2015: GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly, diver-free hull cleaning technology makes its Asian debut at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition, marking its introduction at one of the world’s busiest ports, Singapore...

Getting a handle on biomass storage and handling under the spotlight
15 May 2015: Large-scale imports into the UK of wood pellets are primarily driven by those generators who have converted power station units to burn wood. UK legislation requires the fuel to come from a sustainable source...

Getting to grips with cement handling and storage
15 May 2015: Energy efficiency has become a major focus of the cement industry and IBAU HAMBURG has been looking at ways to reduce the energy demand of large central cone cement silos, which use compressed air for fluidizing the cement material in the discharge process...

Global cement trades May 2015
15 May 2015: Why are global cement giants like Holcim, Lafarge and Heidelberg already in India staying busy in identifying capacity expansion opportunities both by way of acquisition of operating factories and building greenfield units?

GPA introduces breakbulk tracking
15 May 2015: In the US, Georgia Ports Authority has introduced a proprietary tracking system for the processing of break bulk cargo, which will henceforth be dispatched more quickly and also be tracked in real time...

Grain exports in Argentina down by a quarter
15 May 2015: In 2014,Argentinian ports exported almost 8mt (million tonnes) of grain fewer than they did in 2013. According to figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture, combined, all the various port terminals dispatched 32mt of grain...

Hitachi ZW180-5 proves a perfect fit for the stockyard
15 May 2015: The road construction, drainage, sewage and groundworks contractor, A Molenaar, has bought an ideal machine for its new material-handling site in the form of the Hitachi ZW180-5...

Lower Mississippi – bulk benefits abound
15 May 2015: Associated Terminals (AT) is a major cargo handling and logistical solutions company, which operates terminal facilities on the Lower Mississippi River. The company offers dry bulk and breakbulk cargo shippers an extensive range of services, including the total co-ordination of movements to provide customers with a comprehensive transportation and stevedoring package...

Mediterranean crisis — shipping industry responds
15 May 2015: Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg on 20 April, the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean...

New Gijón port concessions
15 May 2015: At the Spanish port of Gijon, the port authority has granted a seven-year concession to Cargas y Estibas Portuarias to operate a 1,500m2 area on Muelles de la Osa. Here, it will handle and store dry bulk traffic, be it for its own use or for that of third parties...

Panama Canal expansion coming, ready or not
15 May 2015: With a year to go before the opening of the US$5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion there is a frenzy of activity in some ports and even angst in others throughout North America’s East and West Coasts...

PEBCO® announces its new SBDX Diverter
15 May 2015: The SBDX diverter from Pebco® has been developed with exceptional sealing performance and easy seal replacement. THE SBDX diverter provides...

Port of Long Beach to consider cement import facility
15 May 2015: The Port of Long Beach in the USA has prepared the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mitsubishi (MCC) Cement Facility Modification Project...

Scandi-bulk - dry bulk operations in the Scandinavian region
15 May 2015: In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that those ports in Sweden that have concentrated on particular traffic sectors have fared somewhat better than rivals intent on handling everything imaginable that is transported by sea...

South America’s bounding grain and soya exports
15 May 2015: Higher exports of grain and soya from South America, probably reaching well over 140mt (million tonnes), are predicted for 2015. This huge volume, equivalent to around 2,800 Handymax-size bulk carrier cargoes, comprises about 30% of world trade in these commodities...

Tegram starts operations
15 May 2015: In early February, the new Terminal de Gra~os do Maranha~o (Tegram) received its first consignment of soya. Vessels began arriving in early March...

Continental Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Siemens and ThyssenKrupp
06 May 2015: ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, Siemens AG Process Industries and Drives Division, and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions are concluding a cooperation agreement for the development and marketing...

DB Schenker Rail UK and CEMEX UK celebrate breaking record with locomotive naming
06 May 2015: DB Schenker Rail UK and its long standing customer CEMEX have made history after despatching over 2 million tonnes of aggregates by rail from Dove Holes Quarry in Derbyshire during 2014...

Euroports & BauMineral sign a 10 year agreement for the handling & distribution of fly ash
06 May 2015: Euroports has developed dedicated and fully integrated logistics to handle BauMineral’s fly ash EFA-Füller. BauMineral is a market leader in Europe in the distribution of EFA-Füller, a primary product used in the cement industry...

Asian agribulk 2015
05 May 2015: Food price inflation pinches at least half the 1.25bn Indian population hard. This is of much concern to the government of the day. Weather behaving untowardly at crucial points of crop growing and harvesting leaves the government in jitters...

Big leap forward for Terneuzen lock
05 May 2015: On 5 February, the Netherlands and Belgium’s Flemish Region reached the next phase in the construction of the new lock in Terneuzen. Flemish Minister of Public Works, Ben Weyts, and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment...

Delivery of ‘Corona-series’ coal carrier ‘Corona Triton’
05 May 2015: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,Tokyo, (‘K’ Line) has proudly announced the delivery of the Corona Triton, an 88,000dwt- type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on 7 April this year...

Djibouti to build two new ports
05 May 2015: Djibouti is building two new ports: on Lake Goubet and in the Gulf of Tadjura, with total investment reaching $125.7 million. Goubet port will export both culinary and industrial salt extracted from Lake Assale, which is located 120 km West of Djibouti city...

Dunkirk confirms identity as multimodal port
05 May 2015: The share of alternative transport modes at Dunkerque-Port has reached 49%, an increase of 1% over 2013. The modal share of rail transport is 30%...

Will your cargo arrive ‘dry’?
05 May 2015: One of the most common claims against bulk carriers is damage to cargo from water ingress and more seriously, where this happens in cargoes vulnerable to liquefaction, it can result in the capsize and loss of the vessel and often loss of life...

Adani group to open new Abbot Point terminal
27 April 2015: In Australia, the Adani group has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean company POSCO to build a new terminal at Abbot Point coal port. This will handle high-quality coal for export...

Asian Coal Trade 2015
27 April 2015: Asia continues to be the main area of activity in international coal trade this year. China and India remain major consumers and producers in the region, but with the former exhibiting lower economic growth during the past year.

New Tergrasa warehouse in Rio Grande
27 April 2015: In Brazil, a new warehouse (A3) has been opened at Terminal Graneleiro Tergrasa. This facility, which cost $15 million, has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes and is the largest of its kind in Rio Grande do Sul, belonging to the local co-operative...

New Topolobampo terminal opened
27 April 2015: A new terminal has opened at the Mexican port of Topolobampo. In its initial phase, the facility has absorbed investment of $13.5 million. Further expansion of the terminal will take place throughout 2015...

PELIKAN material handler proves its worth
27 April 2015: KIROW ARDELT GmbH operates globally as a crane builder and is the bulk handling specialist within the Kranunion group. With experience extending over more than 110 years, Kirow Ardelt offers a wide variety of bulk handling machines, ranging from...

Support from grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK APRIL 2015
27 April 2015: The outlook for economic activity in several key areas has improved slightly, although not enough to imply more than a modest positive impact on dry bulk trade. Estimates published recently by the OECD organization showed an upwards revised forecast for GDP in the OECD area...

Ventanas to open state-of-the-art copper warehouse
27 April 2015: The Chilean port of Ventanas is undertaking environmental impact assessment studies prior to the construction of the hi-tech warehouse for the storing of copper concentrates. This will be able to hold up to 46,000 tonnes of copper and will require investment of $20 million...

Copper traffic up at Angamos
26 April 2015: In 2014, Chile's port of Angamos reported cargo handled amounting to 3.3mt (million tonnes), up 26% over 2013. Of particular note was 1.4mt of copper cathodes...

GAC Netherlands & GAC Belgium join Green Award Foundation
26 April 2015: As part of their continuing commitment to supporting environmental issues, GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium have signed up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation's incentive scheme.

J&B Grabs to celebrate 70th anniversary
26 April 2015: J&B Grabs B.V. is a holding company engaged primarily in the development, manufacture and reconditioning of hydraulic and wire rope grabs. The company started in 1945 in the manufacture and overhauling of re-handling grabs...

Ship owners should stop their seafarers eating fish caught from vessel
26 April 2015: Allowing seafarers to eat fish they have caught off the side of their ship is a sure way for the crew to contract food poisoning and it can take a whole ship out, according to one of the shipping industry’s leading voices on food quality and catering standards onboard ship...

Waste water treatment at Van Opdorp
26 April 2015: Aquavia, a subsidiary of KWS Infra, has worked on an improved, environmentally friendly water treatment facility at Van Opdorp Transportgroep in Sas van Gent,Terneuzen, the Netherlands...

Beco supplies round-nose grab to US client
25 April 2015: For a customer in the USA, BV Beco has manufactured a mechanical two-rope round nose grab. The grab has a capacity of 5,000 litres, weighs 13.8 tonnes and exchangeable teeth; it will be used for dredging and digging purposes...

BRUKS Rockwood supplies shiploader to the Port of Portland
25 April 2015: BRUKS Rockwood has supplied a fixed, shuttling, and slewing shiploader to the Port of Portland in Portland, Oregon.The system is being supplied by Kinder Morgan Company, a terminal operator in bulk material products...

Cleveland wins SIA NK Tehnologija order
25 April 2015: Cleveland Cascades have been successful in winning an order from Latvian company SIA NK Tehnologija for a Cascade shiploading chute...

ICL to have new Barcelona terminal
25 April 2015: ICL has requested that it be allowed to build a new terminal in the port of Barcelona. This will handle salt and potash. The proposed terminal, which will be on the A´lvarez de la Campa quay, will require investment of €100 million...

New Terneuzen terminal for Turkish ‘salt of industry’
25 April 2015: In September last year, Packaging Terneuzen Terminal (PTT) officially opened in the Port of Terneuzen. The Verbrugge Terminals subsidiary is the Northwestern Europe distribution centre for Etimine SA...

South Africa challenges and opportunities
25 April 2015: Bulk export cargo flows from South Africa showed a moderate but slowing growth of 2.0% in 2014 also following sluggish growth in 2013.Whilst in recent year’s slower growth was more to do with infrastructure constraints (rail and port) there was also a change in...

TAKRAF India supplies two giant bucketwheel excavators to NLC
25 April 2015: Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) has installed two state-of-the-art bucketwheel excavators with an operating capacity of up to 6,800 cubic metres per hour for its Mines-II Project...

Tocatins rail terminal opens
25 April 2015: Brazil’s most modern rail transshipment terminal for grain began operations at Tocatins in February. The facility has been designed to load both soya and corn, with Agrex do Brasil estimating that this year...

Upgrades on the way for Rio Grande
25 April 2015: In Brazil, the Ports Ministry authorized investment of $118 million to undertake a comprehensive dredging programme at the port of Rio Grande. The dredging programme will last for eight months, having started in February...

Highway H2O 2015
24 April 2015: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, in the heart of North America. The St. Lawrence Seaway portion of the System extends from Montreal to...

Service contracts support ENEL CSUs
24 April 2015: Open pit mining and underground solutions provider,Tenova TAKRAF, is supporting four continuous ship unloaders (CSUs) through two service contracts awarded by the leading Italian power generation company, ENEL S.p.A. Tenova TAKRAF is part of the global total technology solutions...

Repeat order for Siwertell unloader confirms long-term customer satisfaction
24 March 2015: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Jaewoo Industries Co Ltd for the sixth Siwertell screw-type ship unloader at Taean Power Station in Korea...

Japan’s ‘Big Four’ steel mills look to Bolero for ePresentation
19 March 2015: Bolero has announced that four major steel mills in Japan are using its ePresentation platform to facilitate faster and more efficient transactions with key trading hubs such as Australia and South America...

Mobile port handling at BLG Logistics: energy-saving and flexible
19 March 2015: "Something big is headed our way," Andre Heidkrüger of BLG Logistics may have thought as the new SENNEBOGEN 875 mobile crane arrived at the Port of Neustadt (Bremen) in March 2014.

‘Happy Star’ arrives at the Port of Sept-Îles bearing two giant shiploaders
18 March 2015: The Port of Sept-I^les has announced the arrival of the Happy Star with the two gigantic shiploaders destined for the port’s multi- user dock. The ship, which left the Port of Longxue in Nansha, China, on 29 December for a 43-day, 10,275-nautical-mile voyage via the Panama Canal...

Biomass terminal for Hull
18 March 2015: A new biomass terminal has been opened at the port of Hull in the UK. This has been built to support the Drax power station, which is been converted for use as a lower carbon power generator. ..

Cabinda development under way
18 March 2015: In Angola, work will begin in June on the first of a three phase development of a new deepwater port at Cabinda. Construction is to be undertaken by Caio Porto...

Caterpillar unveils its MH2033 and MH2024 wheeled material handlers
18 March 2015: The new Cat® MH3022 and MH3024 are the smallest models in the new Caterpillar line of wheeled material handlers in the greater-than-20-tonne size class. Building on the solid reputation of their predecessor models...

China’s dry bulk imports pace slackens
18 March 2015: A sharp reduction in China’s dry bulk commodity imports growth rate occurred last year, after a lengthy period of rapid expansion. Following 13–14% annual increases for several years, the 2014 rise was very limited at under 2%...

ClassNK NK establishes new rules for bulkers and oil tankers
18 March 2015: Major classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced the establishment of its Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Part CSR-B&T) on 27 February...

DA-Desk announces new managing director
18 March 2015: In late February, DA-Desk announced the promotion of Hans-Christian Mordhorst as Managing Director of DA-Desk to support the continuous commercialization of value-adding services to the company’s fast-growing list of customers...

Ership awarded dry bulk concession at Cartagena
18 March 2015: In Spain, Cartagena port authority has awarded a concession to Ership to build and operate a dry bulk installation in the Escombreras expansion area...

Global Grain Trades
18 March 2015: In the latest economic assessment of the global economy, global growth is expected to receive a boost from lower oil prices although other negative factors, including investment weakness and diminished prospects for medium-term growth in many advanced and...

Good prospects for soybean production in South America
18 March 2015: “The prospects for soybean production in South America in 2015 and for the next ten years, are good,” writes Ruben Olveira, Marketing & Sales Director, Inspectorate Agriculture Division...

Gothenberg opens forestry products terminal
18 March 2015: The Swedish port of Gothenberg has opened a new forest products terminal, which is run by Soren Thyr AB. Despite always having had a buoyant trade in paper, pulp and timber products, the port has lacked a dedicated facility to handle sawn timber...

guidefast® — the new quick e-chain trough for indoor cranes
18 March 2015: Energy supply specialist igus® has launched a guide trough system for energy chains that is quick and easy to install. guidefast® is a simple modular system that comprises mounting brackets, clips and a trough...

Idle capacity in all ship categories is bad news for charter rates
18 March 2015: Charter rates for dry bulk commodities from grains to iron ore and coal at any point will depend on growth rate in seaborne trade and supply of vessels in different size categories. The world shipping industry continues to suffer as world trade growth

New fertilizer contract for Pasajes
18 March 2015: An Australian company, Highfield Resources, which in Spain is based at the city of Pamplona, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pasajes (Pasaia) port authority in respect of shipping up to 440,000 tonnes of fertilizer through the port’s facilities...

New forestry products terminal at Tilbury
18 March 2015: The port of Tilbury and L & G Forest Products have agreed to set up 6,502m2 hub for handling timber. This will be a dedicated facility to serve the Grafton group, as well as handling some third-party traffic...

Nidera invests in Constanta
18 March 2015: The Nidera agribusiness company has bought the USA/USC terminal at the Romanian port of Constanta, which belonged to the United Shipping Agency (USA)...

Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry strengthens global presence
18 March 2015: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is the third largest registry in the world, standing at more than 117 million gross tonnes (GT) and over 3,395 vessels at the end of January 2015...

Safe storage prevents losses
18 March 2015: The Cimbria Unitest 5G is a newly developed state-of-the-art temperature measurement system. It is a fully-automatic system for the monitoring of temperature in grain and other crops or woodchips. The system can be used in all types of grain storage facilities and can be installed in both new...

Slowing growth in dry bulk trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MARCH 2015
18 March 2015: Various signs point to a sizeable increase in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015. Import demand around the world, for many commodities, almost certainly will rise but, after last year’s slower growth, a decelerating pattern seems to be evolving...

Staying safe at sea - safeguarding crew and vessels on the water
18 March 2015: Water ingress detection and hatch cover testing on bulk carriers are two essential procedures for safe operation and husbandry of vessel, cargo and crew...

Steel market crisis? nerves of steel needed to ride out market woes
18 March 2015: The world steel industry is facing a major crisis of poor demand growth, low capacity use and falling prices which is unlikely to ease anytime soon, writes Kunal Bose. Steelmakers in Russia, however, have not been singed by the global crisis...

Traffic record for Rio Grande
18 March 2015: The Brazilian port of Rio Grande set a new traffic record for the export of soya in 2014. This is the main export of the surrounding state of Rio Grande do Sul...

Traffic record for Rio Grande
18 March 2015: The Brazilian port of Rio Grande set a new traffic record for the export of soya in 2014. This is the main export of the surrounding state of Rio Grande do Sul...

United Kingdom BULK
18 March 2015: One of the largest shipments of grain to ever leave the UK has been loaded at the Port of Tyne (United Kingdom)...

Artexis Easyfairs acquires Dry Cargo Europe Conference & Exhibition
17 March 2015: On 6 March 2015 Artexis Easyfairs acquired the management of the Dry Bulk Conference and Exhibition from the publishers of Dry Cargo International.

Erck Rickmers combines boxship and dry cargo chartering
18 February 2015: Hamburg shipbroker Harper Petersen has gained responsibility for chartering of E.R. Schiffahrt's fleet of 21 bulk carriers including capesize, panamax and supramax tonnage...

Açu now shipping iron ore
17 February 2015: The Brazilian port of Ac¸u has begun to ship iron ore, much of which will be bound for China. The port owner, Prumo Logi´stica Global invested $565 million in the facility in 2014...

APPA ports break fertilizer record
17 February 2015: In 2014, the amount of fertilizer handled by the Brazilian ports of Paranagua´ and Antonina beat the previous year’s record. In the first ten months alone, traffic was up by more than 6%...

Bright future ahead for India
17 February 2015: After two years of disappointing sub 5% GDP growth, India is getting primed for better times. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report says India will be growing 6.5% in 2016/17...

CMA receives bridging concession in Santos
17 February 2015: The Brazilian Aluminium Company (CBA) has been awarded a 20,010m2 concession at the port of Santos. This includes Warehouse 32 and its surrounding area...

Customer satisfaction drives repeat Siwertell road-mobile unloader deliveries
17 February 2015: Following an order signed in early November 2013, Siwertell, part of Cargotec, delivered a road-mobile unloader to Muhammet Gu¨mu¨stas AS in Istanbul, Turkey, in December 2014. This is Siwertell’s third road-mobile unloader delivery to the operator since 2012...

Indian coal imports increase
17 February 2015: In figures just released from August, the 12 major ports in India noted a 12% increase in imported coal to 9.41mt (million tonnes). Imported thermal coal alone rose 14% to 6.81mt...

Malabar Cements begins operations at Cochin
17 February 2015: State-owned Malabar Cements is to install an automated cement handling and bagging unit along with a raw material import facility at the Indian port of Cochin. The company expects to handle a minimum of 300,000 tonnes of cement...

McAsphalt Industries Hamilton terminal lauded for environmental leadership
17 February 2015: Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has been announced the winner of its annual Environmental Excellence Award: McAsphalt Industries, Hamilton Terminal...

New shiploaders for Paranaguá
17 February 2015: The Brazilian Port of Paranagua´ has put into operation two new shiploaders, which are expected to be put fully into service during February in time for the new harvest season. Each of the machines has its own generator, allowing autonomy of operation when mains power is not available...

Port of Dunkirk appoints new Finance & Purchasing Director
17 February 2015: Franc¸ois Lambert has just joined the Port of Dunkirk as Director of Finance/Purchasing and General Services...

Port of Dunkirk signs partnership charter for the welfare of seafarers
17 February 2015: On Monday 26 January 2015 Ste´phane Raison, Chief Executive Officer of Dunkerque-Port, and Philippe Bertone`che, Chairman of the Seafarers’ Welfare Council of the Port of Dunkirk, signed a Partnership Charter for the welfare of seafarers...

RBCT to offer capacity to smaller companies
17 February 2015: In South Africa,Transnet is not now to go-ahead with a new $1.28 billion coal terminal, which would have been located alongside the existing facility at Richards Bay Coal Terminal...

Sinwa commences Thailand operations
17 February 2015: Marine and logistics supplier Sinwa is expanding its operations. With the Gulf of Thailand seen by many as the fastest developing oil field in the world, and perhaps even set to eclipse the Gulf of Mexico, Sinwa has recently added this new growing...

Special re-handling buckets from KINSHOFER
17 February 2015: The requests for special re-handling clamshell buckets that are received by KINSHOFER’s Department for Custom Solutions, focus on best quality and longevity...

Strong global demand for Tenova Pyromet Client Support Service
17 February 2015: High capacity furnace and smelting plant specialist,Tenova Pyromet, is seeing strong growth in demand worldwide for its Client Support Service. Recent contracts range from installing a roof cleaning system for a major platinum producer in South Africa...

Sugar in crisis? is revenue sharing ratio the answer?
17 February 2015: Brazil, by far the world’s largest producer and exporter of sugar, is in the horns of a dilemma. The excruciatingly long run of low sugar prices and unchecked fall in crude oil prices are making it difficult for sugarcane crushing factories in Brazil to decide...

Thome Group appoints new CEO
17 February 2015: The Thome Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Olav Magnus Nortun, who will take up the position on 1 April, 2015...

Vizag sets manganese ore unloading record
17 February 2015: Visakhaptnam Port Trust says that it has established a new single day record for the unloading of manganese ore...

World coal trade 2015
17 February 2015: The past year has been a struggle for coal producers with depressed prices continuing to hinder the international markets. Those miners who are able to increase volumes in order to survive have been doing so...

EMTI welcomes new US C1/D visa initiative for Ethiopian seafarers
13 February 2015: The Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) has welcomed an initiative by the United States that will provide Ethiopian seafarers with a new class of C1/D visas.

Coal trade trend changing - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 2015
12 February 2015: Global seaborne dry bulk trade grew fairly briskly last year, but the expansion rate estimated was noticeably lower than seen in the three preceding years. Restraining influences affecting commodity import demand became more prominent, and this slackening pattern may continue during 2015...

Almeria handles imported marble
11 February 2015: The southern Spanish port of Almeria has received its first shipment of Turkish marble, inbound from the port of Izmir and imported by Cantursa...

Barcarena now handling export soya
11 February 2015: Reports from the Brazilian port of Barcarena (in Para´ state) suggest that it handled 492,080 tonnes of soya from Mato Grosso between May and August. Recently opened, it now provides a major maritime outlet from the centre-North region of the country...

Bulk in the Netherlands
11 February 2015: The provisional figures of 2014 show that the Port of Amsterdam handled more than 34.4mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk, writes Barry Cross. Although this was a rise of only 1% compared with the 33.7mt handled over the same period in 2013, Lex de Ridder...

Bulk movements end on São Francisco River
11 February 2015: This year’s drought in Brazil has made it difficult to make use of the Sa~o Francisco River to transport dry bulk consignments from the ‘new agricultural frontier’ of western Bahia in ports in the north-east...

Cherbourg coal terminal closes
11 February 2015: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has announced that it is pulling out of the bulk terminal at the French port of Cherbourg, where it is estimated to have lost up to €30 million over the last five years...

Cimbria sets up its own office in Spain
11 February 2015: The Iberian peninsula has been an interesting market for Cimbria for many years, not least Spain where, for decades, many customers in the agricultural sector have purchased Cimbria technology...

Coal export traffic up at Vysotsky
11 February 2015: The Russian Port of Vysotsky reported coal traffic up 23.6 % in the first 10 months of 2014, during which it handled 18.48 million tons of thermal coal...

Full steam ahead for for Novorossirisk export terminal
11 February 2015: The NCSP group and Metalloinvest have signed a memorandum of intent to build an iron ore and pig iron export terminal at the port of Novorossirisk. This will have a capacity of 10 million tonnes annually and be rail-linked...

GME moves into Avilés
11 February 2015: Garci´a-Munte´ Energi´a (GME), which currently handles 500,000 tons annually of coal and coke at the Port of Gijo´n, has reached a 14-year agreement...

Heyl & Patterson names Len Walnoha Vice President
11 February 2015: Heyl & Patterson Inc., manufacturer of bulk materials handling and thermal processing systems, has announced the promotion of Len Walnoha to Vice President...

igus® launches new square profile linear guide
11 February 2015: igus® has extended its Q10 series square guide with the introduction of the drylin® Q20. This new size, with a 20mm profile is ideal for self- supporting and high load applications...

New bulk terminal for Tenerife
11 February 2015: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port Authority has received a request from Cementos Cosmos Sur for a concession, which will involve operating from a 6,850m2 area on the Dique del Este. Here, it intends to establish a dry bulk terminal...

Ovet finds solution for blending and grinding sticky and high moisture cargo
11 February 2015: Dry bulk stevedore Ovet offers a high level of quality in all its services at its terminals in the ports of Vlissingen (Flushing) and Terneuzen. It is able to unload dry bulk cargo at a rate of 70,000 tonnes a day using its four floating cranes...

Plans afoot for leading Indian ports to run Chabahar Port in Iran
11 February 2015: India’s two leading ports Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Kandla Port Trust (KPT) are in the process of forming a special purpose vehicle likely to be named Indian Ports Global (IPG) to take on long-term lease two berths for development...

Port of Gdansk reports record high throughput in 2014
11 February 2015: The results show that in the twelve months of 2014, the Port of Gdansk handled 32.3mt (million tonnes) of cargo i.e. 7% more than in 2013...

Silopor concession annulled
11 February 2015: The Portuguese government has annulled the concession of Silopor to the ETE Group after it did not pay an agreed deposit, thereby costing the state €40 million.

TTS expands its service operation with a new Houston facility
11 February 2015: TTS has announced the opening of its new service facility in Houston,Texas, USA. This is a significant development for TTS and means that it has expanded the full range of specialized services to the offshore and marine industry in the Americas...

Dry bulk trade’s varying evolution
10 February 2015: Some of the key influences affecting global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade became less supportive during the past twelve months. Consequently, trade growth was not maintained at the brisk expansion rate seen in the previous few years. A deceleration emerged, and signs appearing recently suggest that this slowing tendency could continue through 2015.

Grain and soya trade contrasts - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2015
10 February 2015: Could a pick up in economic activity around the world provide more impetus? Following the huge reduction in oil prices recently, prospects for GDP and industrial output in a number of countries are looking more encouraging.

Industry steels itself for aluminium revolution - auto industry turns ever more to white metal in car construction
10 February 2015: At the time when the use of aluminium was restricted to marquee models in the stable of Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes Benz, steelmakers were smug in the belief that the white metal would find fringe application in cars...

ISS focuses on Africa with key hire to regional management team
10 February 2015: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), provider of marine, cargo and supply chain solutions, has announced another key hire to its African regional management team as the company gears up for ambitious growth across the region in 2015...

Last ‘saltie’ departs Duluth-Superior in late December
10 February 2015: On Friday 19 December last year, the last oceangoing vessel (‘saltie’) to have called on the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2014 departed just after midnight – passing beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge at 12:26 a.m. Saturday morning, to be exact...

Ponta da Praia to continue grain handling
10 February 2015: An attempt to overturn a decision to annul legislation introduced by Santos municipality to prevent the storage of grain at Ponta da Praia in the port of Santos has been rejected by the Federal Supreme Court.

Santa Fe upgrading port accesses
10 February 2015: The government of the Argentinian province of Santa Fe is to invest $4.22 million in improving access to cereals exporting ports...

Transnet and BHP Billiton sign RSA agreement
10 February 2015: In South Africa,Transnet and BHP Billiton have signed a ten-year contract worth $218 million a year to move coal by rail to Richards Bay Coal Terminal.

Road-mobile Siwertell unloader evaluated as best solution for Gambian operator
12 January 2015: In September this year Siwertell, part of Cargotec, received and delivered an order for a road mobile unloader for Jah Multi Industrial Ltd, based in Banjul, Gambia. Following its delivery from Sweden, the unit was commissioned and taken into commercial operation at Banjul in November...

‘Unhelpful’ EU monitoring of ships requires commercially sensitive cargo information
03 December 2014: BIMCO has repeatedly voiced concerns over the European Commission’s proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from ships, which requires reporting of information about cargo that is commercially sensitive...

Barbados Port leads the way in environmental sustainability
03 December 2014: Demonstrating leadership and commitment to environmental sustainability, Barbados Port Inc. has committed to work in partnership with RightShip to develop an incentive program encouraging more efficient vessels to their port...

New managing director for Langh Ship
02 December 2014: Oy Langh Ship Ab will receive a new managing director at the turn of the year, when the current managing director, Hans Langh, takes over as Chairman of the Board for the shipping company.

NEWPORT SHIPPING GROUP FORECASTS FREIGHT RATE PEAK FOR 2016
18 November 2014: The supply/demand imbalance that drove dry bulk markets down to 2009 levels during the first half of the year is set for adjustment, with Newport Shipping Group predicting an improved tonnage balance over the next couple of years...

ArcelorMittal South Africa seeks duties on Chinese steel imports
13 November 2014: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. (ACL) is seeking duties on steel imports from China as the continent’s largest producer tries to return to profitability after posting three straight years of losses.

Boom Booster from Terex significantly enhances project cargo capacities
13 November 2014: ThenewTerex® BoomBoosterkitfortheTerexCC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance to new heights particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations...

Corrosion-resistant fertilizer and sulphur storage
13 November 2014: In 2012, world urea supply surpassed 161mt (million tonnes), while the volume of worldwide urea production is projected to exceed 202mt in 2016...

Getting the buzz on bagging
13 November 2014: LAFARGE, a world leader in building materials, held a global supplier competition for the first time in its history. A total of seven categories were distinguished in a ceremony at the headquarters in Paris...

India’s Anrak Aluminium seeks approval for bauxite project
13 November 2014: India’s Anrak Aluminium is optimistic of securing government approval to mine bauxite in three to four months, a company official has said, possibly ending a three-year wait.

‘chainflex M’ – service life guaranteed for one million double strokes
12 November 2014: Energy chain and cable specialist igus has launched a new range of cables specifically for cable carrier applications that do not require high cycle rates...

A taste of Italy indigenous equipment suppliers
12 November 2014: Studio Tecnico Malnati S.a.s., based in Milan, Italy, was established 37 years ago by founder Giovanni Malnati...

Brazilian bulk terminal again chooses Terex Port Solutions’ mobile crane to handle fertilizer
12 November 2014: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has installed a second Terex® Gottwald portal harbour crane in the terminal of Fospar S.A. Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná (Fospar) in Paranagua, Brazil...

Bureau Veritas wins five-year contract
12 November 2014: Bureau Veritas has been appointed by ArcelorMittal Liberia to provide iron ore shipment sampling and testing services in Liberia...

Cement handling & storage the right equipment for the job
12 November 2014: Air cannon technology has proven itself as an effective flow aid over four decades of use in cement manufacturing, coal processing, ash handling, rock crushing and other applications...

DHHI celebrates modularization, erection and delivery of equipment for Australia’s Roy Hill iron ore project
12 November 2014: On 24 September, in Dalian, China, Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd. held, on the assembly site of equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project, a launching ceremony for the modular assembly of large bulk material handling equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project (Australia)...

Dino® bulk truck loader loads quickly and safely
12 November 2014: The Dino bulk truck loader from Van Beek is used worldwide for loading bulk goods efficiently. The Dino® loads bulk goods that are packed in big bags, and even shovelled loose bulk goods are no problem...

Dust suppression units earn UL and CSA certification
12 November 2014: The DustBoss series of oscillating atomizing sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odour suppression...

Four decades at the leading edge of dry bulk handling
12 November 2014: The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Cargotec’s Siwertell screw-type unloaders to the dry bulk handling market; today Siwertell, part of Cargotec, continues to lead the way in clean, efficient, environmentally friendly unloaders and loaders of all sizes...

Golfetto Sangati: grain handling expertise
12 November 2014: Golfetto Sangati, owner of the brand name Berga, is very experienced in the handling of grain and other bulk products...

High-speed coal handling at Port of Izmir
12 November 2014: The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at the Port of Izmir by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads cargo at approximately 600 tonnes per hour...

Power station expansion calls for high-capacity Siwertell coal unloader
12 November 2014: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a rail- travelling unloader from South Korean company Daelim Industrial Co Ltd...

Pushing the envelope in bulk discharge rates
12 November 2014: The new Siwertell unloader from Cargotec sets a new industry benchmark at 5,000tph (tonnes per hour); more than doubling current capabilities...

Storage vessel analysis ensuring metal concentrate cargo stability
12 November 2014: Bulk material storage vessels (e.g., silos, bins, hoppers, elevators, bunkers) are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials of construction...

Tebodin offers effective dust prevention in and around the production plant
12 November 2014: In production plants that process dusty bulk products, it is necessary to take measures in and around the factory in order to reduce dust emissions to a minimum...

Barcarena port opens
10 November 2014: The new port of Barcarena has recently opened in Brazil, being 20 km from the city of Belém. The Ponta da Montanha Terminal is owned by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)...

Bulk basics in the Baltics - regional cargo movements and handling
10 November 2014: The largest investments in the history of the Port of Klaipeda, implemented last year, have already borne tangible fruit. In 2013, 301 million litas (approximately US$110 million) excluding VAT were invested in the infrastructure of the Port of Klaipeda...

Equipment boost for Contrecœur terminal
10 November 2014: Logistec has invested C$12 million over the past three years in renovations and new equipment at its Contrecœur terminal to move larger bulk volumes and work with a more diversified cargo base...

France & Belgium what’s new in bulk cargo
10 November 2014: In the course of the fourth quarter of 2014, the Port of Ghent will be a new delivery point for contracts for rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil that are being traded at the Matif grain exchange...

Galigrain gets La Coruña concession
10 November 2014: In Spain, La Coruña port authority has awarded Galigrain, the port’s largest dry bulk stevedore, a concession to build a dry bulk warehouse in the outer harbour development...

HBT to restart operations at Haldia
10 November 2014: India’s Shipping Ministry appears to be on the verge of reinstating Haldia Bulk Terminals (HBT), which quit the port two years ago halfway through a 10-year contract, blaming the pullout on law and order issues. The Ministry has put together a three-person committee to resolve the problem, which involves finding a fair deal benefiting both Kolkata Port Trust and HBT. BC

Indian coal shortages cause port congestion
10 November 2014: A shortage of domestic coal is forcing India's power and steel companies to import large quantities of this from abroad, which has had the effect of producing severe over-crowding at the port of Paradip...

Kandla establishes gypsum discharge record
10 November 2014: A new record for the discharge of bulk discharge of bulk gypsum has been posted by the Indian port of Kandla. In a 24-hour period, Maheshwari Handling...

New Indian bulk port
10 November 2014: In India, KSR Maritime Projects is seeking to build a port capable of handling 100mt (million tonnes) of cargo at Nakkapalle, costing $4.9 billion...

New sugar loading record at Santos
10 November 2014: In the Port of Santos, the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) has established a new record for the loading of sugar into a single vessel.

Sohar to become major grain hub
10 November 2014: A major grain storage and handling terminal is to be established at the Middle Eastern port of Sohar by Atyab Investment, which is part of the public joint stock company Oman Flour Mills...

Cargill continues investment in Brazil
06 November 2014: In the last five years, Cargill has invested $1.2 billion in Brazil, with $320 million invested in 2013. Over the next two years, it is due to invest a further $500 million, which will mostly be spent on logistics upgrades and on expanding high value-added services...

Chennai takes another look at fuel handling
06 November 2014: Chennai Port Trust is to undertake a six-month trial in the handling of metallurgical and petroleum coke in an attempt to make up for the loss of dusty cargo, such as coal and iron ore.

Cianport to open new terminal
06 November 2014: Brazil’s Transport Secretariat has given permission for a new Cargo Transshipment Station (ETC), which will be operated by Cianport, to open at Itaituba...

Dry bulk exports down at Bahía Blanca
06 November 2014: There has been a sharp decrease in the amount of agribulk exported by ports in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, with total exports down by around 30.7% over the first seven months...

Fertilizer throughput rises at Paranagua
06 November 2014: Paranaguá and Antonina port authority reports that on a single day 34,000 tonnes of fertilizer were unloaded in a 24-hour period, which is a record in recent years...

Freeport recommences shipments
06 November 2014: The US mining company Freeport Indonesia has begun shipping copper and gold concentrates to Spain, following earlier shipments to China...

Genova diversifies dry bulk traffic
06 November 2014: In Genova, the dry bulk terminal has taken delivery of its first imported consignment of wood chip. This will be used as fuel in thermal power plants to generate electricity...

Legal dispute shuts conveyors down at Paranagua
06 November 2014: In August, the conveyor system connecting grain silos operated by Paraguay in the Brazilian port of Paranaguá were shut down for an indeterminate period of time, following a judicial dispute with the companies that operate...

Mejillones sets standard for concentrates
06 November 2014: In Chile, the port of Mejillones has established high standards for the loading of zinc and lead concentrates. Safety systems are in place covering the reception of sealed containers...

Mumbai in cement promotion
06 November 2014: Mumbai Port Trust is to lease 2.5 ha for a 30-year period to enable it to build cement storage silos with a combined capacity of 30,000 tonnes at Sewree...

Noble new shareholder in Sitio 0
06 November 2014: Noble Grain, which has majority Chinese investors, is the new shareholder of Sitio 0, the company that is building a new terminal at the Argentinian port of Quequén...

Paraguay to use Argentina’s Ibicuy port
06 November 2014: Paraguay is negotiating with the government of Argentina use of its ports at Ibicuy and Diamante. Ibicuy, in particular, is one of the most important deepwater ports in the region...

Presidente Kennedy to become Brazil’s most expensive port ever
06 November 2014: Brazil’s most expensive ever port project — Presidente Kennedy — is currently being assessed by the Environmental Institute (Ibama) prior to being given the go-ahead...

Southern Brazilian ports monopolize Mato Grosso soya
06 November 2014: In the first four months of 2014, ports in the south of Brazil mainly handled export soya produced in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul...

Vostochny buys more Marubeni handling equipment
06 November 2014: The Marubeni Corporation has been awarded a $91 million contract to supply equipment for the Phase 3 development of the Specialized Coal Handling Complex at the Russian Port of Vostochny, which is due to be commissioned in January 2017...

Angola’s Benguela railway completed
04 November 2014: In Angola, the China Railway Construction company has completed construction of the 1,344km Benguela railway, which connects the Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau...

Better cargo hold cleaning from Wilhelmsen Ships Service
04 November 2014: Wilhelmsen Ships Service has unveiled an upgraded cargo hold cleaning solution, combining high-performance cleaning agents and mobile equipment to help ship owners, operators and their crews stay safe and compliant on a global basis...

Coal trade growth puzzle - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2014
04 November 2014: Several factors shaping global import demand for commodities have become more difficult to predict. Potential for negative effects is evident...

First arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage
04 November 2014: On 19 September 19, Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, announced that its vessel, the Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate...

Global fertilizer outlook
04 November 2014: In its latest review of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed that prospects had deteriorated since the beginning of the year...

Global shipping’s emissions 20% lower, says ICS
04 November 2014: The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping industry’s trade association...

GVF announces launch of maritime ‘glossary’
04 November 2014: The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced the launch of its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF...

Handymax bulkers continue attracting interest
04 November 2014: Rapid capacity expansion and a bulging order book for new tonnage are prominent features of the Handymax bulk carrier world fleet. Shipowners in many countries still show great interest in acquiring these vessels...

ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues
04 November 2014: Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in October have made real progress towards agreeing...

Salt traffic up at Areia Branca
04 November 2014: The port of Ilha de Areia Branca in Brazil, which is run by the CODERN port company, is reporting major increases in export salt traffic from its dedicated terminal.

Krishnapatnam Port – The Socially Responsible Port Wins The Prestigious CSR Award
03 November 2014: As part of Dubai Maritime Week, the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards was hosted in Dubai on Monday 27 October 2014, wherein individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent maritime and shipping industry were honored...

Low maintenance conveyor belt plows extend tail pulley life
03 November 2014: A global leader in bulk material handling technology offers a complete line of high-performance components for reducing fugitive material entrapment and improving conveyor tail pulley protection under virtually any belt conditions...

Peel Ports 20 Year Strategy for Growth at Port of Sheerness
03 November 2014: Peel Ports will announce long-term expansion plans at the Port of Sheerness, as part of a Master Plan detailing a 20 year strategy for growth at its busiest southern port...

Coal handling in best time: SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ works at Izmir Harbor
28 October 2014: The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at Izmir Harbor by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads approximately 600 t per hour.

CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
13 October 2014: Productive port and terminal operations are critical to growing and maintaining profitable logistics contracts. CDM Systems’ mechanical unloaders are extremely efficient unloading systems...

Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
13 October 2014: Doosan unveiled its DA40 ADT at the Steinexpo exhibition, which took place from 3–6 September 2014 in Homberg, Germany...

Driving the bulk industry - systems and components
13 October 2014: An igus energy chain system has recently been designed into the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK. Built by heavy rail lifting manufacturer Mechan Ltd, the traverser moves freight locomotives between eight lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s new North Rail Terminal...

E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
13 October 2014: The ‘E’ in E-Crane stands for equilibrium, the principle upon which the cranes’ innovative technology is based. However, it is so much more than just that...

High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
13 October 2014: One of the first Hitachi ZW370-5s in Europe has been delivered to a quarrying company in the Eifel region of Germany...

MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
13 October 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that the first units of a 672-strong MacRack orderbook are now being installed. The units are destined for a total of 38 ships for various owners; 35 of which are for 180,000dwt bulk carriers and the remaining three are for 87,000dwt bulkers...

More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
13 October 2014: The overall performance of the bulk minerals export chain is restricted, inevitably, by the poorest performing element in the chain...

SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
13 October 2014: “Long-range thinking over generations, this is what characterizes us as a family- run company”, points out CEO,Walter Sennebogen, as he explains the new investment in the Wackersdorf location...

Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
13 October 2014: The shiploader, supplied by Tenova TAKRAF Italy, was custom designed to meet the client’s requirements. A crucial requirement of the conveyor system component...

Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
13 October 2014: In 2013, Adrian Howard – General Manager, Business Development at Patrick Ports and Stevedoring was focused on winning more business for Patrick. A tender to export copper concentrate in tough economic times required some lateral thinking...

Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
10 October 2014: Port Metro Vancouver has approved a new coal export terminal ending a tough run for about seven such proposals on the Pacific Northwest...

Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
10 October 2014: Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship- to-ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment of numerous cargoes. Because they require no port infrastructure, floating cranes are flexible and can operate within or outside of ports...

Martin Engineering co-sponsors orphanage fundraiser
10 October 2014: Martin Engineering (Neponset, IL, USA) has co-sponsored the fourth annual fundraiser to support the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being for boys in need in Baja California Sur. With the theme of ‘Healing Hearts, Building Futures’...

New and improved igus chainflex cables
10 October 2014: Energy chain and cable specialist igus has expanded and improved its chainflex CF211 and CF111.D series of measuring cables developed for dynamic equipment applications...

PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
10 October 2014: For more than 60 years, PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH — PSLT for short — with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...

Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
10 October 2014: DF, the Spanish industrial group, has been a public listed company on the Madrid Stock Market since 1905. Since it was founded, the company has been continuously evolving to adapt to market changes and increasing requirements on its projects with faster delivery times and higher performance...

The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
10 October 2014: A storm is brewing for companies that farm, originate, produce, trade, manufacture, or purchase commodities; these companies are facing a raft of significant new business issues and technical challenges...

ABS Announces Ballast Water Management Systems selection service
09 October 2014: ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the solution suited to the unique needs of each vessel...

ABS opens Beijing office
09 October 2014: ABS, a leading global provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, announces the opening of a new office in Beijing...

Achieving commercial advantage with AIS
09 October 2014: AIS is now firmly embedded in the dry cargo sector with commercial operators relying on tracking and information services to gain competitive advantage, writes Argyris Stasinakis, Business Development Director, MarineTraffic...

Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
09 October 2014: As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks that will arise from its plan to double the cargo-carrying capacity of ships transiting one of the world’s most important waterways...

Bulk carriers
09 October 2014: Bulk carriers tend to get a bit of a raw deal. There is little glamour attached to them and they are often perceived to be the dirty old work-horses of the merchant fleet...

China moots transshipment terminal for Valemax ships
09 October 2014: Although China is continuing to refuse access to its ports by Valemax vessels, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil has noted that his country is interested in an association with Vale in respect of the transshipment of minerals from its bulk carriers to smaller vessels...

Collateral damage to Indian ports
09 October 2014: Contrary to its professed ‘official’ commitment to free trade across all non-farm commodities, the Indian government succumbing to relentless pressures by domestic steelmakers went on raising export...

Damen announces strategic partnerships with ballast water treatment system suppliers
09 October 2014: Damen Shipyards announced in early September that it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers...

Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
09 October 2014: Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers.As a result,Videotel, a provider of in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: ‘Fire Fighting At Sea’...

European coal trades
09 October 2014: The main potential for larger coal consumption has been in Germany, The Netherlands, and Turkey over the past year, with increased power generating capacity in place and planned...

Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
09 October 2014: Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next-generation bulk carrier design, developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation...

Hamburg–Le Havre range
09 October 2014: A survey of Belgium’s four leading ports indicates that business during the first two quarters was either stagnant or actually in decline, with forecasts suggesting little in the way of change for the year overall compared to 2013.

ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa
09 October 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 — Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu...

Mixed prospects for grain and soya imports - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - OCTOBER 201
09 October 2014: A few elements of commodity import demand seem to be turning negative. Elsewhere, uncertainties (usually implying possible adverse changes) have become more prominent...

MOL receives environmental awards
09 October 2014: In early August, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of both Long Beach and Los Angeles...

New 1km quay wall in the Port of Ghent
09 October 2014: Ghent Port Company is building a new quay wall at the Moervaart canal in port of Ghent. Adjacent businesses will be able to make use of this new port infrastructure in the course of 2015...

New grain and wood chip terminal for Montevideo
09 October 2014: In Uruguay, Obrinel has begun construction of a new grain and wood chip plant at the port of Montevideo. The work is costing $100 million and will allow up to 210,000 tonnes of grain and 7,000 tonnes of...

New minerals terminal for Matarani
09 October 2014: The Peruvian port of Matarani is to open a new minerals terminal in the second quarter of 2015, which will be used to handle export consignments...

New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
09 October 2014: The shipping industry is set to see an unprecedented paradigm shift with the launch of Wave Shipping. Through a fresh approach to meeting customers’ challenges and by introducing new technologies...

Paita still too expensive
09 October 2014: Agribulk exporters using the Peruvian port of Paita continue to complain about overcharging for various services in the five years that Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos (TPE) has been operating privately as a concession...

Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
09 October 2014: Despite weak freight rates so far this year, Dry Bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry...

SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
09 October 2014: Originally from Belgium and based in Ghent, SEA-INVEST has grown into one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry bulk, fruit and liquid bulk...

Thome earns green award from Long Beach
09 October 2014: Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013...

Transshipped soya commences at Nueva Palmira
09 October 2014: At the Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira soya transshipment has been undertaken at the deep sea quay, which consists of a pier with loading bays extended to...

Covering up? enclosed storage solutions for the bulk industry
29 September 2014: Whether port side or high on a mountain, operations for mining, cement, fertilizer, power and many other industries require the stockpiling of large quantities of dry bulk materials...

ICS vice chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on ballast convention
25 September 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late...

AUMUND belt bucket elevators move minerals at Kwale Mineral Sands in Kenya
17 September 2014: At the end of 2013 AUMUND Fördertechnik delivered eight belt bucket elevators to the end-customer Base Titanium Ltd. via the global engineering and project management contractor...

AUMUND delivers conveyor for transport of hot sinter material
17 September 2014: A steel plant in the Netherlands has ordered another conveyor for transporting of hot sinter from AUMUND Fördertechnik, Germany...

Brazilian company benefits from Terex Port Solutions’ unloading system
17 September 2014: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply the Brazilian fertilizer manufacturer Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) with a system solution for unloading raw materials for fertilizer manufacture...

Doosan launches Stage IV/Tier 4 Final articulated dump trucks
17 September 2014: Doosan Construction Equipment has launched new versions of the company’s DA30 and DA40 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) meeting Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine emission regulations...

Eurodeck weighbridges play vital role in biomass transportation in Hull
17 September 2014: Three surface mount Eurodeck weighbridges installed by Weightron Bilanciai are playing a small yet crucial role in the transportation of biomass to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire...

First GreenTech robot with hybrid drive
17 September 2014: Vollert’s new GreenTech robot promises impressive ‘e-power’ high-torque output right from the start, and greater efficiency...

Floating cranes - September 2014
17 September 2014: Atlas Double is the next-generation crane vessel specially designed for the extreme conditions of open seas transshipment of bulk cargoes...

Go ahead given for new terminal at São João da Barra
17 September 2014: In Brazil, the Ports Secretariat (SEP) has given the go-ahead for the installation of a third private use terminal at São João da Barra, in the state of Rio de Janeiro...

Heyl & Patterson relocates to new headquarters
17 September 2014: In late July, Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world-renowned supplier of thermal processing and bulk materials handling equipment, announced its relocation to a new base of operations in Carnegie, PA, USA, in a move to accommodate growth...

Hitachi ZW330-5 proves a profitable investment
17 September 2014: The Colas Group has invested in a new Hitachi ZW330-5 wheel loader for its Socavi limestone quarry in Savoie, in the Rhône- Alpes region of France...

Keeping bulk moving: mobile harbour equipment
17 September 2014: In the middle of this year, SENNEBOGEN’s Dutch sales and service partner Kuiken N.V. was able to transfer three new SENNEBOGEN 835 M machines from the company’s new E-Series to the materials handling service provider, E. Drost B.V.

Metso develops works with University of Queensland and mining companies in Chile
17 September 2014: Metso has signed a five-year strategic research agreement with The University of Queensland’s JKTech division to develop next- generation technologies and services for energy-efficient minerals concentration...

Nacala to start Tete coal exports
17 September 2014: In December, the port of Nacala, in Mozambique, will begin exporting coal extracted in Tete (Nampula province). Trains of 1,500 metres long, consisting of up to 120 wagons and pulled by four locomotives, will shift coal from the mine to the port.

Navigability of Magdalena River to be improved
17 September 2014: In Colombia, $1.3 billion is to be invested in improving the navigability of the Magdalena River. Work will take place along a distance of 700km from the centrally located Puerto Salgar to the coast at Barranquilla. This should cut transport costs by up to 50%...

New Beira fertilizer terminal
17 September 2014: Work is to begin shortly on a new fertilizer terminal at the port of Beira, in Mozambique, which will have a daily capacity of between 6,000 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes...

New dry bulk quay at Ingeniero White
17 September 2014: At the Argentinian port of Ingeniero White, in Bahia Blanca,Toepfer International has opened a new 282m dry bulk quay with alongside draught of 13m...

Pontchâteau plant produces 20,000th Bobcat telehandler
17 September 2014: The Pontchâteau plant in Loire Atlantique in France has just manufactured its 20,000th Bobcat telehandler. The Pontchâteau plant produces all the Bobcat telehandlers for the world market, with telehandler design, development, production and sales organizations all based at the plant...

Seinfra places first order for Tenova TAKRAF CSU
17 September 2014: Open pit mining and underground solutions provider,Tenova TAKRAF, has been awarded a major turnkey contract by Secretaria Da Infraestrutura (Seinfra) — Governo Do Estado Do Ceara, for a continuous ship unloader (CSU) to handle iron ore at the Port of Pecem, Brazil...

Spanish dry bulk traffic shows growth
17 September 2014: For the first quarter of 2014, Spain's 28 centrally owned ports reported a combined 20.81 mt of dry bulk traffic, up 13.89%. Gijón, with 3.5mt (million tonnes), remains Spain's main dry bulk port, experiencing growth of 16.28%...

The Dust Assassins: keeping today’s bulk handling activities clean and safe
17 September 2014: When a solution for dust control is needed, Den Bakker Dustcrusting technology b.v. (dbd global), is an expert in dust control and prevention. The company now has a demonstration team available....

Two illegal iron ore shipments found at Manzanillo
17 September 2014: In the Mexican port of Manzanillo, authorities have twice intercepted iron ore carriers trying to leave the country with 100,000 tonnes of this product, which was being moved illegally...

Vale to invest in southern port complex
17 September 2014: The Brazilian transport and mining company Vale is to invest $150 million in modernizing and increasing capacity of its southern ports, which is a hub formed by Terminal da Ilha Guaíba (TIG) and also by the mining terminal the company...

Valencia performs well in dry bulk
17 September 2014: The Port of Valencia reported a 48.88% increase in dry bulk traffic during the first three months of 2014. During this period, a total of 664,410 tonnes was handled...

APPA introduces RFID tags for fertilizer trucks
16 September 2014: In Brazil, the Paranaguá and Antonina Port Authority (APPA) has introduced a new system to monitor fertilizer trucks. The new technology will make it possible to organize flows of these vehicles, thereby reducing the impact they have on the city centre.

Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
16 September 2014: Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...

Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
16 September 2014: Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...

Draught reduced on Tietê-Paraná waterway
16 September 2014: In Brazil, in May, drought cut the minimum draught on the Tietê-Paraná inland waterway from 2.7m to 2.2m. Because of this, barge convoys had to reduce loads from 6,000 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes, adding a further 140 road trips to carry outstanding cargo...

Rocha deepwater port under analysis
16 September 2014: The parliament of the Mercosur is to analyse the viability of building the deepwater port in Uruguay at Rocha. This is viewed as being of particular interest by neighbouring — and landlocked — Paraguay...

Santa Catarina builds grain warehouses
16 September 2014: The government of Santa Catarina state, in Brazil, is to contribute towards the construction of 11 grain warehouses, with a combined capacity of 110,000 tonnes...

Venice receiving larger bulk carriers
16 September 2014: The Port of Venice has recently unloaded 100,000 tonnes of soya bean seeds and soya bean meal for the Italian market. These were imported by Nidera, which is represented by freight forwarder Sagem...

Contrasting changes in China’s bulk imports
15 September 2014: Imports of dry bulk commodities into China, after impressive expansion in recent years, now comprise over one-third of all global trade in these cargoes...

Dry bulk trade progressing solidly - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2014
15 September 2014: World seaborne dry bulk trade still looks set to achieve a healthy growth rate of about 4% during 2014 as a whole. Commodity imports into many countries are expected to increase...

Grain trades - Burgeoning grain and oilseed supplies weigh on feed prices in 2014
15 September 2014: Global wheat and coarse grain output is forecast at 1,984mt (million tonnes) in 2014, slightly below last year’s record, but with coarse grain crops still in the ground upward revision...

Improving efficiency through hull and propeller maintenance
15 September 2014: Improving energy efficiency is among the primary concerns of bulk carrier fleet owners and operators today. Despite volatile fuel prices and the costs of compliance with pollution regulations,

Liberia to build alternative to Port of Greenville
15 September 2014: In Liberia, the Putu Iron Ore Mining (PIOM) company, which is located at Putu Petrokon, is to build an alternative port at Grand Butal Point...

Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
15 September 2014: With the opening of a representative office in North- Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the second most important region of the German market for Hamburg...

Preparing for Ebola: keeping crews safe
15 September 2014: Global maritime organizations have issued health guidance on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus...

Rhenus Midgard breaks coal handling record
15 September 2014: Rhenus Bulk Terminal Wilhelmshaven (BTW) handled 557,319 tonnes of coal in July. This is the best figure for one month at the long-standing bulk handling centre...

Safety at sea? brighter prospects for today’s mariners
15 September 2014: He also said that qualitative data analysis on negative performance indicators on bulk carriers over the last three years points out the perceived underlying...

Scrubber on ‘Laura’ receives class approval
15 September 2014: On 17 July, Langh Ship received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system on the vessel Laura...

Waste not, want not? if only...
15 September 2014: It is yet another facet of the crisis of civilization, particularly manifest in developed economies like the US and the UK...

‘Slide and Roll’: drylin W hybrid bearings from igus
20 August 2014: The combination of linear plain bearings with supporting rollers offers low driving forces with no requirement for lubrication...

Automation and electrification: key to Cavotec’s success in optimizing bulk efficiency
20 August 2014: The Cavotec engineering group is working closely with a number of mining groups, port authorities and others to optimize the efficiency with which bulk materials are shipped, handled and stored — from extraction to final destination — by expanding the use of automation and electrification...

Cement vessels: the first of four flexible cement carriers heads into service
20 August 2014: The first two of four new 20,000dwt self-loading/unloading cement carriers for Thai owner Precious Shipping has recently been delivered; it features a MacGregor cement loading and unloading system with a rated capacity of 1,000tph...

Digging deep: mechanical ship unloaders get to the bottom of bulk unloading issues
20 August 2014: Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket-chain continuous ship-unloader (CSU) for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy...

Eriez demonstrates nonferrous fines separation at RWM
20 August 2014: Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd will be present at the RWM 2014 exhibition, to be held between 16–18 September at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, UK...

Hiab: search for best crane driver at 2015 World Crane Championships
20 August 2014: Hiab, part of Cargotec, is inviting the world’s best crane drivers to compete in the 2015 World Crane Championships. The winning driver will win a prize worth €25,000...

Hwy H2O: keeping North American bulk moving
20 August 2014: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, in the heart of North America...

North American East Coast - basics of the bulk business
20 August 2014: In 1953, the year Port Canaveral was dedicated, a Special Act of the Florida state legislature created the independent governmental agency that operates the port — the Canaveral Port Authority...

The Cat® M325D MH log handler offers superb fuel economy
20 August 2014: Caterpillar offers a complete range of forestry machines and work tools to meet the demanding application needs of the industry. The Cat® log handler range is one of many purpose- built machines specifically designed for the forestry application...

Tüfentobel RopeCon extended
20 August 2014: Since the year 2005, a RopeCon system has been transporting inert material which is used for backfilling a long-stretched valley at the Tüfentobel landfill site near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland...

Caacupemí de Pilar port opens in Paraguay
19 August 2014: Authorities in Paraguay have inaugurated a new port terminal at Caacupemí de Pilar, which is expected to handle general cargo, containers and finished vehicles. It is one of the few ports that barges can still reach even during restricted water levels...

First SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series in France: scrap handling at Eurometal
19 August 2014: Eurometal is successfully using a new SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series for handling scrap and aluminium. The compact material handling machine moves up to 480 tonnes daily...

Freight key for
19 August 2014: Transportation cost, especially ocean freight transportation cost, is becoming increasingly important to the petroleum coke (petcoke) market as more of this material is transported greater distances to reach customers...

GAC appoints new Group Vice President for Asia Pacific
19 August 2014: Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has appointed Fredrik Nyström as its new Group Vice President for the Asia Pacific region. He takes over from Dan Hjalmarsson, who has retired...

Grabs and shipboard equipment
19 August 2014: Shipboard cranes are designed to achieve a short term payback based on a high cadence of production and working flexibility...

Hitachi GET launched for European market
19 August 2014: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has introduced a range of ground engaging tools (GET) to its customers in Europe,Africa and Russia...

Inspection, Analysis & Sampling
19 August 2014: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a broad range of products to support bulk materials processing and transportation including state-of-the-art sampling systems, highly accurate belt scales, tramp metal detectors and the ability for real time online analysis with its PGNAA coal analyzer product line.

ISS assists complex Algeciras ‘super crane’ installation
19 August 2014: Four STS cranes, the largest of their type anywhere in the world, have been brought onshore, ready for commissioning, at Algeciras port in Spain...

KRANUNION’s new sales strategy pays off
19 August 2014: KRANUNION, with its brands KIROW KOCKS and ARDELT, recently celebrated its 400 years combined anniversary...

Louis Dreyfus to invest US$1 billion in Brazilian port infrastructure
19 August 2014: Louis Dreyfus Commodities is to invest half its budget over the next five years in improving logistics in Brazil...

Marshall Islands Registry: third largest in the world
19 August 2014: International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries...

Miritituba to up business
19 August 2014: The new transshipment river port at Miritituba, in Brazil, is seeing a rapid expansion of business, which currently involves it in providing storage for agricultural produce from the midwest to the north regions of the country...

New Santos grain terminal opposed
19 August 2014: Santos’ municipal government is lobbying Brazilian authorities to dissuade them from permitting a tender to be issued for a new grain terminal at Ponta da Praia, in the port of Santos...

Pecém adds silo capacity
19 August 2014: CearáPortos, which manages the Brazilian port of Pecém, has decided to create a bank of silos to meet the demand of producers and exporters of soya beans in Maranhão and Piauí...

Port of Antwerp maintains growth trend
19 August 2014: The Port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2014. That is 2.7% more than in the same period last year, itself already a record year...

Rio Grande prepared for bumper harvest
19 August 2014: The Brazilian port of Rio Grande expects to handle 9.5mt (million tonnes) of an estimated harvest of 40mt in the state of Rio Grande do Sul...

Shipping industry submits comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review
19 August 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government...

Solving ballast convention implementation problems
19 August 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) — in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organizations — has submitted an important paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that proposes a means of overcoming...

SSA appoints new executive director
19 August 2014: The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has appointed Michael Phoon as the new Executive Director of the SSA as a result of the forthcoming retirement of Daniel Tan after 29 years of dedicated service to the Association...

Westfield launches award-winning innovative drive-over hopper
19 August 2014: Westfield, a leading grain auger and accessories manufacturer, recently announced the release of the new GULP Drive Over Hopper* with an ultra-low profile, allowing for efficient and quick truck unloading for on-farm applications...

WSS joins MACN and global fight against corruption
19 August 2014: Alongside the Wilh.Wilhelmsen group,Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is now a full member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and will be joining the campaign to eliminate corruption across the maritime industry...

Better infrastructure allows Colombia to boost coal exports
18 August 2014: Thanks to expansion taking place in various ports, Colombia will be able to export a further 40mt (million tonnes) of coal by sea by the end of this year...

Brazilian soya harvest to be bigger than ever
18 August 2014: During its three-month harvest season, 25mt (million tonnes) of soya will be exported by Brazilian ports this year. In the following three months, an additional 50mt will be sent abroad...

Building projects driving cement demand in Oman
18 August 2014: In Oman, it is estimated that demand for cement over the next four years will rise at an annual rate of 6%...

Iron ore trades: China’s influence remains strong
18 August 2014: The single most important determinant of prices of iron ore will continue to be China, which alone is responsible for two-thirds of the 1.2bn tonnes of seaborne trade in the commodity...

More uncertainty about coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2014
18 August 2014: Healthy growth in dry bulk commodity trade during 2014 as a whole is still a realistic expectation. But signs have emerged suggesting that expansion may be more limited than foreseen earlier...

Adjustable bracket for dust suppression ring
21 July 2014: Dust Control Technology, a renowned provider of open-area dust suppression systems, has introduced a family of adjustable mounting brackets for the popular DustBoss® DB-RTM series of dust suppressors...

Alumina trihydrate flows reliably with new silo design courtesy of Jenike & Johanson
21 July 2014: Jenike & Johanson is a leading company in powder and bulk solids handling, processing, and storage technology...

ArcelorMittal and Vale oppose new Brazilian deepwater port
21 July 2014: In Brazil,Vale,ArcelorMittal, Gerdau and Usiminas have asked the Espirito Santo Port Company (Codesa) not to build a super port in Praia Mole, but instead move it to Ponta da Fruta...

Bauxite & alumina trades
21 July 2014: Resource nationalism is asserting itself mostly subtly but on occasions bluntly across the globe, writes Kunal Bose. Even the countries swearing by free trade principles are too found to be practising resource conservation in ways hurtful for importing nations...

Bega’s flexible terminal
21 July 2014: Thanks to its Siwertell technology from Cargotec, the Lithuanian stevedoring company Bega has not only increased its cargo handling capacity, but can now offer its customers greater flexibility and access to commercial benefits...

Brazil’s domestic demand for aluminium grows, while exports plummet
21 July 2014: The news that Alcoa, Brazil’s largest producer of primary aluminium, has closed its 100,000- tonne-a-year-capacity smelter in Minas Gerais state, and slashed production by almost 150,000 tonnes at the 460,000-tonne-capacity Alumar...

China continues ban on Valemax vessels
21 July 2014: China has extended its ban on the use of Valemax vessels entering its port.A new directive, which takes effect as of 1 July 2014, specifically prohibits calls from 350,000dwt vessels...

Disaster recovery - IHI comes to the rescue after Japan’s devastating 2011 tsunami
21 July 2014: IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd, is one of major affiliates of IHI Corporation Group in Japan, and is a leading provider of cranes and material handling systems...

Electrified advantages
21 July 2014: Electric material handlers offer several advantages, but there are several factors that must be taken into account...

Equipment controls, drives & components
21 July 2014: igus® was founded in Germany in a double garage, back in 1964. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components...

Essar receives call from India’s largest bulk carrier
21 July 2014: Essar Bulk Terminal has received a call from the 175,000dwt Kiran, which is the largest bulk carrier in the Indian fleet and also the largest vessel to make use of this facility...

EuroChem uses AUMUND bucket elevator to transport ammonium sulphate
21 July 2014: With the expansion of its own Division Mineral Processing, AUMUND Fördertechnik has laid the foundations to market conveyors and bucket elevators for the transport of bulk materials in industries beyond cement successfully...

Gijón consolidates leading position
21 July 2014: In 2013, the Spanish port of Gijón grew by 3.21% in terms of dry bulk handled to 14.94mt (million tonnes), consolidating its position as the country’s leading port for that traffic segment.

Good vibrations
21 July 2014: The strategically placed coastal ports have, for very many years, played a key role in both the export and import of huge volumes of fossil fuels used to keep the lights switched on and the wheels of commerce turning across Europe...

Grain import demand may recede - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JULY 2014
21 July 2014: In many dry bulk commodity trades there are clear signs of continuing growth. Positive influences are expected to be more than enough to offset any negative changes...

Keeping it green -equipment and technologies used in rail and barge handling
21 July 2014: Inland water transport is one of the oldest and most sustainable modes of bulk product transportation. The transport of bulk product on rivers and/or along the coasts in small size vessels such as barges is recognized as an economical...

Liberian ports to handle Guinean iron ore
21 July 2014: The president of Liberia has reiterated her country’s intention to honour a memorandum of understanding signed with neighbouring Guinea to export iron ore...

Mantsinen 200 M HybriLift®— world’s strongest hydraulic material handler
21 July 2014: Finland-based Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy is steadily becoming larger and faster. The newest addition to Mantsinen’s range of hydraulic material handlers...

Metso wins Codelco Chuquicamata mine contract
21 July 2014: Metso has signed an 18-month services contract with Codelco’s Chuquicamata mine. Codelco is the biggest state- owned enterprise in Chile and the world’s largest producer of copper...

Montevideo wants to attract containerized export soya
21 July 2014: The management of the Uruguayan port of Montevideo is trying to provide incentives for local soya exporters to containerize consignments within the port...

New coal terminal in Sukhodol Bay
21 July 2014: A start is to be made on building a new coal terminal in Sukhodol Bay, in Russia, in the third quarter of this year. An initial phase, capable of handling 6 million tonnes...

New Nacala port to open in December
21 July 2014: Mozambique’s Transport minister has said that the new Nacala-a-Velha port and coal terminal, as well as the railway line linking it to the Moatize mining district, would be ready by December...

Overcoming limits in vertical conveying
21 July 2014: Space-saving, environmentally friendly and efficient: this is POCKETLIFT® from the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group. In terms of conveying height and capacity...

Pacific Basin - definitely quite Handy
21 July 2014: Turn the clock back a decade. Bulk carriers were getting bigger and demand from China where a string of hulking new ports were under construction was starting to change the dry bulk trades in a way that seemed certain to consign Handysize vessels to the history books...

Panama Canal expansion a lull before the storm?
21 July 2014: North American West Coast ports are keeping a wary eye on the long-awaited Panama Canal expansion which should be completed in 2015 despite financial woes and delays...

Pulp fiction? the facts on Brazil’s pulp market
21 July 2014: Will markets absorb the extra 6mt (million tonnes) of pulp to be added to output in Brazil in just three years, without causing prices to fall?...

Simplifying grain shipments in Brazil
21 July 2014: The start up of two new terminals built by the Bunge trading company on rivers in the Amazon, heralds a new era for the export of soya and maize from Brazil, as they will cut the cost of shipping grain by up to a third...

SINWA Group: first non-UK stockist and agent for GUARDIAN
21 July 2014: Following on from the recent announcement of its global expansion plans, Guardian Maritime Ltd, producers of GUARDIANTM anti-piracy barriers...

Star Bulk and Oceanbulk to merge
21 July 2014: In mid-June, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK +11.85% said that it will merge with Oceanbulk Shipping, owned by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. and the family of Star Bulk’s non-executive chairman Petros Pappas, creating the largest US-listed dry bulk company...

Suape sugar terminal to go ahead
21 July 2014: Brazil’s Administrative Council for the Defence of the Economy (CADE) has given the go-ahead for Odebrecht Transport to buy a 75% stake in Agrovia do Nordeste...

The Port of Yuzhny is the deepest in the Azov-Black Sea basin
21 July 2014: In June 2014 the navigable draught at the Port of Yuzhny (Odessa, Ukraine) increased to 18.5m thanks to the dredging that has been carried out in the operational water area and the approach channel by Mobius GmbH since February 2013.

The wizardry of Oz - bulk handling in Australia
21 July 2014: Each year more than 240 customers worldwide — including charterers, ship owners, terminals and banks and insurers — rely on RightShip’s Ship Vetting Information System (SVISTM) as part of their maritime risk management process...

Third Siwertell road mobile cement unloader order aids Libyan reconstruction
21 July 2014: The Turkish construction services company Mussa Insaat Dis Ticaret Ltd of Istanbul has ordered a further road-mobile Siwertell 10 000 S cement unloader from Cargotec...

TPP beating all traffic forecasts
21 July 2014: In 2013,Terminales Portuarias del Pacífico (TPP), which is based in the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, completed its first full year of operations, during which it handled 3.6mt (million tonnes) of iron ore...

Traffic at Ust-Luga continues to grow
21 July 2014: By 2017, the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga will be handling more than 100mt (metric tonnes). This will increase to 170mt by 2020...

Treading lightly on the environment transporting dry bulk cargo by barge and rail
21 July 2014: AEP River Operations, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a barge company offering services in the transportation of bulk commodities throughout the inland river system. This includes the movement of grain, project cargo, coal, steel, ores, liquids and other bulk products...

Vale exports to make use of Nueva Palmira
21 July 2014: The Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira is no longer able to receive inbound cargo from Paraguay after Argentina closed the transshipment facility on the island of La Paloma, citing reasons of security and non-fulfilment of investment.

Varying steel output affects raw materials
21 July 2014: Changes in steel production, seen among the principal raw materials importing countries during the first half of this year, may set the pattern for 2014 as a whole...

Vizag to become Indian coal hub
21 July 2014: Visakhapatnam port in India is developing a role as a regional hub for imported coal. Vizag General Cargo Berth, which is a joint-venture between Vedanta (74%) and Leighton Welspun (26%) has built a coal terminal at a cost of $113 million...

I-Tech signs supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP)
10 July 2014: I-Tech has entered into a non-exclusive supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP) for use of I-Tech’s proprietary product, Selektope®, in commercial antifouling paints. Selektope® is to be used as the principle biocide in new products to be brought to the market by CMP.

I-Tech's Selektope authorised for EU approval by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
09 July 2014: I-Tech, the originator of Selektope®, a marine biocide used to improve ship hull performance and reduce maintenance, has been notified that Selektope has passed the EU evaluation criteria for marine biocides and therefore can be authiorised for approval in the EU.

Seacurus calls for enforcement of Port State Control regulations on MLC
19 June 2014: Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has called for proper enforcement of Port State Control regulations in the lead-up to adoption of amendments to the Maritime...

Formed in the USA: USA Engineering Expertise
17 June 2014: In today’s competitive environment, just having a standard design for a silo, transfer chute, feeder, or stockpile may not be good enough. In fact, implementing a design that does not carefully consider critical bulk...

Complementing the shiploader - quayside storage domes
13 June 2014: Shiploaders are a common sight along the jetties and piers of the world, writes Melanie Saxton of Geometrica. Yet these enormous machines would have no loads if it were not for the ancillary port infrastructure...

Lafarge belt bucket elevator upgrade: BEUMER modernization considerably increases service life
13 June 2014: Spectacular residential and office buildings, tunnels and other infrastructure facilities — nothing can be built without cement...

Shiploading success stories
13 June 2014: From 1999 to 2012 ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, BU Resource Technologies (TKRT, formerly TKF) successfully supplied more than 18 high-capacity shiploaders...

DOCKSOLID biomass hoppers for ABP as Buttimer launches equipment brand
12 June 2014: At the time of writing, Irish mechanical engineering company Buttimer was set to deliver two ship unloading hoppers to the Port of Hull for ABP (Associated British Ports). The delivery was set to take place in the middle of May...

Feeder assessment, design and supply from Jenike & Johanson
12 June 2014: Proper selection of a screw, belt, rotary valve (rotary air lock), or vibratory feeder should be integrated into the material handling system design early in the process...

Getting down and dirty - the intricacies of handling coal
12 June 2014: Viewed as a major investment for Coeclerici Group, Korchakol had the logistics in place to ensure easy transportation of raw materials to the port of Murmansk, where the company is well established...

IHI’s involvement in biomass handling projects
12 June 2014: IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd is a leading Japanese company involved in the production of material handling equipment & systems...

Liebherr LHM 550 for Terminal du Grand Ouest
12 June 2014: Located at the French Atlantic coast,Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO) has opted for its first Liebherr mobile harbour crane (LHM), type LHM 550...

SCHADE solution for Brazilian stockyard
12 June 2014: Five years after the delivery of a first bridge scraper for the cement plant at Sobradinho, SCHADE was able to carry out another contract by the Brazilian cement producer CIPLAN Cimento Planalto S/A: SCHADE delivers a circular column equipped spreader...

Townsville opts for Liebherr LHM 420
12 June 2014: Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 420, to operate on Berth 3 and 4 in the Port of Townsville...

BLL wins another FTS contract
11 June 2014: Bedeschi has received an order for the implementation of another Floating Transfer Station (FTS) for coal blending and loading in Indonesia (Logmarin devised the FTS to be equipped with Liebherr cranes), the engineering of which is under way and supplies are scheduled to commence later this year...

Cemex moves into Sagunto
11 June 2014: Cemex has begun cement exports from the Spanish port of Sagunto. The initial consignment consisted of 4,500 tonnes of white clinker bound for Greece. Previously, Cemex made use of the nearby port of Valencia, but has switched to Sagunto...

Damen Shipyards Bergum ready for market recovery
11 June 2014: The Damen shipbuilders in the Dutch province of Friesland will not just be sitting on their laurels after the delivery and christening of the two Damen Combi Freighters 3850 (the Noordvliet and Zuidvliet) and the Damen Combi Coaster 2500 Anita...

Dropping anchor in the Netherlands - getting the lowdown on the European bulk hotspot
11 June 2014: The Port of Amsterdam will see an expansion of bulk cargo traffic as new infrastructure projects come on stream and terminal investments prove their worth, according to Lex de Ridder, Manager Cluster Energy...

Drummond suspends operations
11 June 2014: The Colombian government forced mining company Drummond to suspend loading operations at its port on the Caribbean coast on grounds that it had failed...

Ferroeste resumes bran transport to Paranagua
11 June 2014: In Brazil, the Ferroeste railway company has resumed the transport of bran to the port of Paranaguá, following an absence of seven years...

InterManager welcomes new protection for seafarers
11 June 2014: InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has welcomed the adoption of new measures to protect seafarers against abandonment...

MoU signed to construct berth 4 at Cuxport in Cuxhaven, Germany
11 June 2014: In March this year, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, and Dr. Andreas Schmidt and Hans- Peter Zint, the managing directors of Cuxport, signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of berth 4 at...

Onboard management critical for vessel safety, says BSM
11 June 2014: Attitude change is key to boosting shipping’s professional image, says Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM)...

On-board self-unloading equipment, transshipment and floating cranes
11 June 2014: At the start of the century,Winning Shipping established operations in Hong Kong with the aim of providing maritime logistical services to the growing Chinese non-ferrous metal market...

Vale coal train attacked in Mozambique
11 June 2014: In Mozambique, the Brazilian company Vale was forced to temporarily suspend export consignments of coal to the port of Beira after one of its trains was attacked and the driver injured...

Watching paint dry? marine paints and coatings: more interesting than you might think
11 June 2014: The improvement in the shipping industry has come about on carriers postponing or cancelling new building contracts, idling ships and scrapping old, inefficient vessels and improved performances by economies in the West and Japan after being mauled by 2008 recession...

Americas Coal Trade June 2014
10 June 2014: The start of 2014 was a quiet one for coal shippers in the Americas as international coal markets took a while to warm up. With 1 January falling in the middle of the week there was little trade reported before the holiday...

Iron ore trade expanding briskly - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - June 2014
10 June 2014: Within many commodity trades, positive influences are supporting imports into a wide range of countries. Prospects for the remainder of 2014 and into next year seem broadly favourable, although some indications point to a possible slackening...

DeltaLangh brings a true closed loop scrubber to the market
04 June 2014: Deltamarin Ltd and Oy Langh Ship Ab have come together to offer a cost effective and reliable solution to the sulphur requirements with the scrubber that Langh Ship has developed...

Inlecom and DANOS introduce E-Maritime compatible collaboration platforms
04 June 2014: Inlecom and DANAOS are delighted to announce that their e-Maritime compatible collaboration platforms enabling interoperability in shipping software solutions are now available commercially as beta versions...

MOL Marine Consulting Acquires Certification of Maritime Education & Training from NK
04 June 2014: MOL announced that its group company MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. has acquired certification for its Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training program from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), effective May 30.

RINA tackles ocean noise pollution
02 June 2014: International classification society RINA has acted to tackle noise pollution of the seas by developing a voluntary notation which will apply to vessels for which efforts have been made to mitigate underwater noise...

Bagging for bulk
19 May 2014: Nectar Group provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for handling bulk commodities worldwide, and has pioneered mobile...

Breathe clean air: pneumatic bulk handling at work
19 May 2014: In the last decade, it has become more and more common for more companies to focus on three particular areas. This article details the drive and vision of Van Aalst Bulk Handling in terms of its plans for the future, and discusses those three interesting areas...

Bulk afloat the Lower Mississippi
19 May 2014: Associated Terminals is widely known throughout the maritime community for its midstream cargo handling activities on the Lower Mississippi River, with its modern fleet of eight high-speed floating cranes and the eleven midstream berths at which the company operates...

Cement: how to store and handle it efficiently
19 May 2014: This article describes Geometrica’s contribution to the collaboration between Carthage Cement, FLSmidth (FLS) and EKON to produce the largest and most technically advanced cement plant in Tunisia, writes Melanie Saxton of Geometrica...

Mondi launches the Touch Bag with embossed logo
19 May 2014: Under the slogan ‘Take your brand in your hand’, Mondi has launched the Touch Bag — an industrial paper bag with an embossed element such as a logo or another visual...

Siwertell screw conveyors
19 May 2014: Meeting the world’s growing power demands requires efficient, bulk transfer installations and, while all systems can be expected to work well in the early stages, few can deliver decades of reliable service with minimal input in the way that Siwertell systems do...

Biomass: the next big thing? adapting existing handling systems — and developing new ones
16 May 2014: After successfully subcontracting to the Shepherd Group for the materials handling contract for Drax Power Station on 3 concurrent projects at Drax Selby site for its main ECO-Store...

ContiTech conveyer belts serving the bulk industry every day
16 May 2014: ContiTech conveyor belts meet conveying needs around the world. The company is a renowned development partner, manufacturer and system supplier of steel cord and textile conveyor belts

Scandinavian engineering expertise
16 May 2014: Cimbria is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality processing technology primarily within grain and seeds, but also within other industries such as foodstuff, biomass treatment, animal feed, and systems for a large variety of industrial products...

Turnkey projects: bulk handling from A–Z
16 May 2014: Lack of sufficient overland and port materials handling facilities can often be the bottleneck in the economic growth of developing nations, which are generally plagued by...

Adani group bids for Cochin coal terminal
15 May 2014: India’s Ministry of Shipping has approved a tender submitted by the Adani Group to establish both an eco-friendly and fully automated coal terminal at the port of Cochin...

Ag Growth International announces new Catalog app
15 May 2014: In autumn 2013, the AGI website was streamlined and given a fresh look, while introducing the addition of the entire collection of AGI brand products...

Ballast Water Management convention: implementation problems remain
15 May 2014: The global shipping industry – represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko,World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA – has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated...

Brazilian sugar - reluctance to invest hampering trade
15 May 2014: Brazil’s sugar and alcohol industry is suffering as a result of low prices, and investments have dried up. But the world cannot survive without more sugar from Brazil, so the situation is expected to improve soon...

Conveyors for low-cost transport
15 May 2014: The BEUMER Group will be presenting its sustainable and energy-saving system solutions at POWER-GEN 2014 (June 3 to 5,Cologne)...

First ‘saltie’ of 2014 expected at Duluth–Superior
15 May 2014: On 7 May this year, after hitting milestones for the longest stretch of freezing temps, fastest/thickest ice cover, and third snowiest winter (so far), the Port of Duluth-Superior was preparing to finally...

Global cement trades
15 May 2014: The overriding considerations for a merger of two giant-sized corporate entities are to cut costs, improve operational efficiencies by creating a common pool of best practices drawn from the merging groups and increase the market share of merged body than that of the separate two constituents...

Heyl & Patterson signs licence agreement with South African company
15 May 2014: In early April, Heyl & Patterson Inc., renowned supplier of bulk material handling systems and thermal processing equipment, announced the signing of an exclusive licence...

Market recovery continues across Japan for WSS
15 May 2014: Speaking ahead of Sea Japan in early April,WSS general manager for Japan Yoshihiro Iizuka says that although the Japanese market is moving towards growth for 2014, the recovery will be stronger in the second half, with an increase in newbuilds expected towards the end of the year.

Marseilles Fos Q1 bulk, box, and cruise growth eases oil trend
15 May 2014: Traffic to the end of March at major French port Marseilles Fos saw major rises in dry bulk, container and cruise passenger volumes, but total cargo throughput fell 6% to 18.8mt (million tonnes)...

North P&I ‘A’ rating and stable outlook confirmed by S&P
15 May 2014: Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has reaffirmed North P&I club’s ‘A’ credit rating and stable outlook for a tenth consecutive year following its recent merger...

Norwegian business in the Port of Gdansk
15 May 2014: The Port of Gdansk’s growth rate and sales have piqued the interest of Norwegian businesspeople. On 4 April 2014, a large delegation from Rogaland Logistics Association, an association...

Scandinavia – upward trend visible in Danish and Norwegian ports
15 May 2014: Ports and terminals in both Denmark and Norway mostly had a good 2013, while many are expanding in anticipation of further growth...

Seagull brings competence management system to the bulker industry
15 May 2014: Seagull has released the Bulker Industry Training Standard (BITS), a predefined competence management system for the dry bulk industry.

Sixty MacGregor cranes ordered for Chinese-built bulkers
15 May 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a run of orders for bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards...

TMGA to move into Coruña's outer harbour
15 May 2014: Terminales Maritimos de Galicia (TMGA) has filed a request to build a new dry bulk warehouse at Punta Langosteira, in the outer harbour of the Port of La Coruña in Spain...

Who will provide capacity at Richards Bay?
15 May 2014: Both Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and newcomer RBT Grindrod wish to install additional coal export capacity at the port of Richards Bay. Both also seek to work with Transnet as main partner. However,Transnet is also exploring the possibility of building its own terminal in the port...

WSS strengthens Singapore management team to manage growing AsiaPac business
15 May 2014: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has strengthened its Singapore-based management team to reflect increased levels of business and a focus on expanding service provision across the Asia-Pacific region.

Changing the world? Micro irrigation systems set to revolutionize drought-stricken regions
12 May 2014: From Lester R. Brown, president of Washington-based Earth Policy Institute, centre and founder of Worldwatch Institute to India’s Bhavarlal Jain, whose life is dedicated to changing the way millions of small farmers across the world grow food and non- food crops...

Coal trade provides support - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK May 2014
12 May 2014: Numerous signs point to rising imports of commodities into many countries over the period ahead. As a result, the solid upwards trend in global seaborne dry bulk trade seems set to remain intact.

South America’s soya exports strengthen
12 May 2014: Exports of soya and grain from South America in 2014 could be almost as high as last year’s record 140mt (million tonnes) total...

£100m to strengthen UK supply chains – Can this help close the productivity gap?
16 April 2014: The UK government is to invest £100 million to help UK companies strengthen their domestic supply chains, business secretary Vince Cable has announced.

Atchison Topeka transfers powdered foods from bulk bags to tanker trucks dust free
16 April 2014: Atchison Topeka improved the efficiency of its UK operations by consolidating multiple food distribution centres into a single facility that transfers powdered food ingredients from bulk bags into bulk tanker trucks.

ContiTech Extends its Manual for Conveyor Belt Design
16 April 2014: Extensively revised: An updated version of the "Conveyor Belts – System Design Calculations" manual from ContiTech is now available. It has been extended to include additional products like tube conveyor belts.

Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Venezuela
16 April 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz, to satisfy strong customer demand...

Mineral exports from Central & Southern Africa: SAMSON Materials Handling offers new mobile shiploading system
16 April 2014:

RHB Stevedoring boosts capacity with world’s most powerful mobile harbour crane
16 April 2014: RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing has purchased the world’s most powerful mobile harbour crane. This crane, purchased in 2008, has a lifting capacity of 208 tonnes, and is designed for safe and fast handling of industrial break bulk, project cargo, heavy lifts and general cargo...

US Steel plant resumes limited operations
16 April 2014: US Steel says its largest mill is on limited production, after a shortage of vital iron ore due to the ice covering Lake Superior had temporarily shut down its furnaces...

Verachtert Netherlands 'new kid in town' comes good
16 April 2014: Netherlands-based company Verachtert has become a market leader for work tools, for all types of excavators and wheel loaders. It also offers a wide variety of grabs...

Buckets of steel Buckets of steel: bulk handling grabs bulk handling grabs
15 April 2014: Credeblug has been strongly involved in the dry cargo business, and underwater handling solutions, since 1965. Many of its products have been working successfully in 52 countries where Blug grabs have become a quality product reference...

ContiTech supporting mine development with intelligent conveyor belt solutions
15 April 2014: A large-scale project is now under way, and the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group is delivering conveyor belts and belt monitoring systems for the development and expansion of the Chilean copper mine in El Teniente...

Reliable materials handling: SENNEBOGEN 835 R in demanding port implementation
15 April 2014: Situated on the Turkish Aegean coast, the Izmir region is home to Turkey's second- largest harbour. Here the company,Yüksan & Prolojistik Ltd...

South Port orders Liebherr mobile harbour crane
15 April 2014: South Port NZ Ltd (South Port), located at Bluff in New Zealand’s South Island, has just completed the order for a new LHM 550 mobile harbour crane...

Stockyard equipment keeping bulk on track
15 April 2014: As a supplier of materials handling equipment, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has developed a complete range of products for the bulk handling process, including: stockyards; bulk terminals; fertilizer, steel and cement plants; and mines...

Capesize & Panamax bulkers - performing a vital role
14 April 2014: Extensive and growing employment opportunities, for Capesize and Panamax bulk carriers, are reflected in the huge investment interest shown by shipowners...

Ilhéus invests to reduce congestion
14 April 2014: The construction of Porto Sul, in Ilhéus, Brazil, has been authorized by the National Waterways Authority (Antaq). The project, which will require investment of $1.35 billion, forms part of a national plan aimed at reducing congestion in the ports of the south and south east...

Legal intervention stops conversion of coal berth to box terminal at Chennai
14 April 2014: A writ petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Power Producers Association at the Madras High Court has successfully obtained an interim stay,

Privatization in Poland’s largest seaport
14 April 2014: Port of Gdansk Authority SA, one of the most rapidly developing ports in the Baltic Sea, has begun the privatization of Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics SA ...

Proposed West Coast coal projects battle bureaucracy
14 April 2014: Columbia are being forced to do precedent-setting studies well beyond normal environmental impact assessments. In fact, one former World Trade Organization official, Judge James Bacchus, claims that Ambre Energy’s Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview WA project is being forced to violate international treaties..

Queue to load sugar reportedly decreasing in Brazilian ports
14 April 2014: At the end of last year, the number of vessels seeking a berth at Brazilian ports had been cut from 36 to 32. Up to 1.11 million tonnes of sugar was awaiting loading...

South Africa - regional report 2014
14 April 2014: Bulk export cargo flows from South Africa showed moderate growth of 2.8% in 2013 following a number of years of above- average growth...

Taking a closer look at the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway System
14 April 2014: The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River have been major North American trade arteries since long before the US or Canada achieved nationhood...

Tender issued to build new inland ports in Brazil
14 April 2014: A tender was issued on 29 January this year to prepare projects and studies for the general cargo ports of Ártemis, Araçatuba, Rubinéia and Salto to be built on the Tietê-Paraná inland waterway...

United approach to transshipment
14 April 2014: SWIRE CTM BULK LOGISTICS is a company 50% jointly owned by the China Navigation Company Limited, part of the Swire Group (a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group with over 130 years of experience in shipping) and 50% by DLBC Logistics part of DryLog Group...

Vizag fertilizer terminal delayed
14 April 2014: Problems with land transfer are delaying the implementation of Vizag Agriport Ltd's new mechanised fertilizer berth at the Indian port of Visakhapatnam...

Asia coal trade 2014
11 April 2014: The first quarter of 2014 has shown some resemblances to that of last year in the Asian coal markets, with a rather unspectacular few weeks being seen so far...

Asian agribulk Bumper harvest feeds Indian optimism
11 April 2014: Thanks to a highly encouraging monsoon leading to a bumper food grains harvest, India finally got relief from a searing inflation in prices of food items...

Fednav pioneers the use of drones in Polar shipping
11 April 2014: Fednav recently became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage...

Grain and soya provide a boost - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK APRIL 2014
11 April 2014: Import demand for commodities looks set to benefit from a number of positive influences in the twelve months ahead. Consequently global seaborne dry bulk trade can be expected to show a sizeable increase...

Heavy-Duty Vibrators For Continuous Duty
27 March 2014: Bulk material handlers in a wide array of industries are improving process flow and efficiency with a lineup of heavy-duty vibrators so durable that they are rated for continuous duty even at maximum force settings...

Ardelt delivers new dedicated crane for bulk handling in Chile
20 March 2014: German crane manufacturer, Kirow Ardelt GmbH has supplied its second crane to Chile. In December of last year, the stationary Tukan 750 double jib level luffing crane was handed over to the Port of Panul in San Antonio...

Moore Stephens says Budget 2014 continues stable tax regime for UK shipping
20 March 2014: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens say the UK government’s Budget 2014, issued on 19 March 2014, is good news for UK shipping as it ensures the continuation of a stable UK tax regime for shipping, as has been the case for the past few years...

PRISE optimises sequencing and arrival of mega-ships on the river Elbe and at the Port of Hamburg
20 March 2014: PRISE, the Port River Information System Elbe, will soon be officially launched following a one-year trial. The new IT platform will bring together all information on ship arrivals and departures from all of the parties involved in the handling process...

An encouraging dry bulk trade outlook – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - MARCH 2014
18 March 2014: A fairly promising outlook for world seaborne dry bulk trade growth during 2014 is unfolding. In many countries commodity imports seem set to increase, probably by quite large amounts...

Angamos strike results in lost income
18 March 2014: Chile’s national copper producer, Codelco, has announced that the strike that ended at the end of January in the northern port of Angamos resulted in revenue from exports dropping by $130 million by the end of December...

Antofagasta to quadruple copper concentrate exports
18 March 2014: The Chilean port of Antofagasta is planning to quadruple its existing 780,000 tonnes of copper concentrate exports. Current projection suggest that, by 2024, exports of this mineral will have reached 3.4mt (million tonnes)...

Ausenco: Australian success story - streamlining the coal handling process
18 March 2014: Ausenco began in Brisbane, Australia, in 1991, with a small team of talented engineers offering innovative solutions to the mining industry...

Baltic ports in 2013 - record year for Polish dry bulk, while Estonian ports struggle
18 March 2014: Poland’s Port of Gdynia saw dry bulk traffic rise by 16% last year, from 5.127mt (million tonnes) in 2012 to 5.943mt. Coal and coke remained the most important commodities, amounting to a combined 2.640mt, compared to 2.050mt in 2012...

Bulker safety 2014
18 March 2014: Indonesia’s ban on mineral ore exports is all that stands in the way of further bulk carrier casualties and loss of life due to the carriage of nickel ore mined in the archipelago and destined for China’s steel mills...

Campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines
18 March 2014: Shipowners, salvors and insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide...

China’s bulk imports slowdown ahead?
18 March 2014: After another period of vigorous growth in China’s dry bulk commodity imports, the upwards trend looks set to continue in 2014...

Copenhagen Malmö: substantial investment
18 March 2014: The newly appointed Danish Transport Minister Magnus Heunicke is taking over in an exciting period, where massive investments will give the Danish infrastructure a badly needed boost...

Eco-friendly scrubber from Langh Ship
18 March 2014: The tightened environmental regulations in the sulphur emission control area (SECA) are strongly affecting the maritime industry...

Energy efficiency – taking the concept further
18 March 2014: SENNEBOGEN officially introduced the 875 E-Series at bauma 2013 as a world first. A materials handling machine of this type has been providing reliable service unloading ships for the logistics service provider, Kocaman Denizcilik, at Aksa Port in Turkey...

Essar to build three iron ore berths at Vizag
18 March 2014: Essar Vizag Terminals Ltd has been awarded a 30-year concession by Visakhapatnam Port Trust to develop and operate three iron ore berths...

Getting carried away? bulk conveyors make their mark
18 March 2014: Global bulk handling company RBL-REI is closely involved in the port, mining and cement industries, as well as others...

Getting down to business - Muhr loading systems prove the benefits of ‘individualization’
18 March 2014: Over the past few years, the trend of individualization has become ever more significant. In the field of consumer goods, individualization is predominantly used to denote the personal characteristics of the user. This is very different to the field of technology, where individualization...

Global steel market China fuels increase in steel production
18 March 2014: Chandra Shekhar Verma, chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited, India’s largest producer of the ferrous metal, will tell any inquirer to navigate through the World Steel Association data for 2013 to get an insight into the regions which will stay in the forefront of global steel production and consumption growth.

Latest from CommTrac
18 March 2014: The Bristol Port Company has chosen CommTrac to manage its Avonmouth operation. With its Portbury site already successfully using CommTrac...

Liebherr maritime cranes boost scrap handling capacity in Amsterdam
18 March 2014: Established in 1972, Maja Stuwadoors Group B.V. (Maja) is well-known for valuable expertise in loading and unloading of bulk goods, operating a fleet of seven floating cranes in various ports.

Metso wins three prestigious awards
18 March 2014: Metso’s mobile crushing plant, biomass moisture analyser and scrap shear and shredder concept have received prestigious iF design 2014 awards...

Mobile unloader for Yeysk in Russia
18 March 2014: Cargotec is to deliver a Siwertell 5000S mobile unloader to the Russian Black Sea port of Yeysk, where it will be used to handle cement...

New fertilizer terminal for Riga
18 March 2014: Russia’s URALCHEM Group and Riga Commercial Port LLC (RTO) have finalized their joint venture agreement to build Riga Fertilizer Terminal.

Project cargo big challenges call for big solutions
18 March 2014: Positivity abounds for those with a stake in the global project cargo business. With energy projects continuing to be pursued globally and all manner of other mining and raw material sourcing projects underway...

Puerto Mejillones reports excellent business in 2013
18 March 2014: Puerto Mejillones in Chile marked 2013 with the achievement of several milestones. In terms of cargo transfers, the port achieved remarkable results...

Sandheads commences coal handling
18 March 2014: Sandheads, located at the mouth of the Hooghly River in northeastern India, is handling imported coal, which is then being barged along National Waterway Number One to an electricity generating station at Farakka.

Sical seeks permission to use iron ore terminal to handle coal
18 March 2014: Sical Logistics wants to handle thermal coal at its moribund iron ore terminal at the Indian port of Ennore, which has been idle for two years following an export ban on iron ore...

Silo-cleaning service relieves pressure at ready-mix plant
18 March 2014: Stark Excavating is one of the Midwest’s busiest construction firms, with revenues of $100+ million annually and a fleet of over 200 pieces of equipment valued at more than $30 million...

Tubarão to automate operations
18 March 2014: The Brazilian port of Tubarão is to become more automated in the near future, with new machinery for handling iron ore and iron ore pellets to be installed...

UK bulk regional report 2014
18 March 2014: Cleveland Cascades Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke loading chutes for the handling of dry bulk materials...

Vostochny obtains Mitsui shiploader for coal handling
18 March 2014: A Mitsui shiploader has been put into operation at the coal terminal in the Russian port of Vostochny. It commenced operations on 1 November 2013 at berth 49, which accommodates Capesize vessels...

What’s new in grain handling
18 March 2014: The E-Crane is ideal for bulk handling applications that require heavy-duty production cycles. Recently, the E-Crane has proven to be a top solution for grain handling operations all around the world, particularly in South America. In 2013 and 2014, many companies chose the E-Crane as the solution to their grain handling needs.

World grain trade
18 March 2014: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) most recent assessment confirmed that global economic activity strengthened last year with further improvements likely, largely due to the recovery in the advanced economies...

MacGregor receives an order for K50 cranes from Indonesia
13 March 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for two 50-tonne SWL versions of its heavy-duty grab cranes. The K5036-4HD MacGregor cranes are destined for a 68m floating crane barge, which is being built by Batam-based PT. Karya Tekhnik Utama (KTU), in Indonesia...

Cavotec wins orders worth a total of EUR 28 million for MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems
04 March 2014: Cavotec has won three orders worth a total of more than EUR 28 million for MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems at applications in Australia, Canada and Denmark...

ISS–Tositti expands presence in East Adriatic through strategic partnership with Navigo Logistika
04 March 2014: ISS-Tositti, the joint venture formed at the beginning of 2005 between the world’s largest independent marine services organisation, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), and Venice-based Tositti & C., is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with the Koper-based port agency...

Severe disruption anticipated at Port Metro Vancouver following trucker industrial action announcement
27 February 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) warns that this week’s industrial action by truck drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver is expected to severely impact Canada's largest and most diverse port...

An all-rounder for material handling: SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series at work
26 February 2014: The current SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series convinces in all recycling and sorting tasks. As an all-rounder the machine covers a broad implementation...

Aqaba opens phosphate terminal
26 February 2014: The King of Jordan has officially inaugurated the new phosphate terminal at the port of Aqaba, which is owned by the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC)...

Arica reports major growth in Bolivian traffic
26 February 2014: At the Chilean port of Arica, operator Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) forecasts handling at least 3mt (million tonnes) of Bolivian cargo in 2013...

Cargill warns of negative impact of Brazilian port reform
26 February 2014: Cargill, which is the second-largest handler of soya beans in Brazil, believes that the new port concession model adopted by the government will discourage the export of soya bean meal and soya bean oil...

Caserones look to ports outside the Atacama
26 February 2014: The suspension of work in August 2012 of a new Chilean port at Castilla, being developed by Brazilian and German interests to serve a projected nearby power plant...

CCX Colombia gets green light for new port
26 February 2014: The Brazilian company CCX Coal, via its subsidiary CCX Colombia, has been given the go-ahead by the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI)...

Coal Terminal Developments
26 February 2014: OVET B.V. offers a wide range of stevedoring services in the Netherlands. It can handle commodities including: coal, coke, pet coke, ores, minerals and scrap...

Corinto to build dry bulk terminal
26 February 2014: Nicaragua's main port, Corinto, has announced that it is to build a new dry bulk terminal with a capacity of 65,000 tonnes. The port already has a multipurpose terminal, a container terminal, a liquid bulk terminal and dedicated to banana traffic...

Duqm to build fertilizer and bitumen terminals
26 February 2014: In Muscat, construction will begin either in the last quarter of this year or in the first quarter of 2014 of new cement and bitumen import terminals at the port of Duqm...

Ethiopian steel clogs up Djibouti port
26 February 2014: Coal Terminal DevelopmentsOfficials of the Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise have complained that Ethiopian importers of steel have not been collecting their consignments from the Port of Djibouti...

Floating cranes & transshipment easing the logistics bottleneck
26 February 2014: Low bulk freight rates and less than compelling commodity prices are not ideal conditions for those supplying materials handling equipment, writes Michael King...

From pit to port - materials handling with ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies
26 February 2014: ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies (TKRT), a division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd, delivers end-to-end equipment solutions for bulk materials handling...

Golfetto Sangati to supply Romanian terminal
26 February 2014: Canopus, a JV company of Cargill (USA) and TTS (Romania) has awarded Golfetto Sangati (Pavan Group) a contract to design, manufacture, deliver and start up a new shiploading terminal in the Port of Constanta in Romania...

Huelva aims to boost traffic by 9%
26 February 2014: The Board of Directors of the southern Spanish Port of Huelva has approved the 2012–2017 Strategic Port Plan, which aims to shape policy up to 2022...

India - a tale of two trades
26 February 2014: India’s importance to the dry bulk shipping trades has been changing, and doing so with almost indecent haste. Ten years ago, rapidly accelerating iron ore exports driven by China’s steel industry and myriad small mining concerns eager to make a quick buck on...

Keeping coal on the move - coal handling systems and technologies
26 February 2014: FLSmidth, major supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries, employs over 15,000 staff in more than 40 countries...

Kingfisher wins major contract
26 February 2014: Inefficiency relates to the handling of abrasive and non-flowing bulk material which causes premature wear to expensive capital plant and equipment...

Merger allows Sumitomo to broaden CSU offering
26 February 2014: As of 1 April 2013 Sumitomo merged with the Logistics & Parking System division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (the parent company) to become Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd (abbreviated SHI-MH)...

New Brazilian highways gives relief to southern bulk ports
26 February 2014: The new BR-63 highway in Brazil will connect the soya production areas of the state of Mato Grosso with two Northern Brazilian ports...

New dry bulk berth at New Mangalore
26 February 2014: In India, New Mangalore Port Trust has placed a contract to build new berth 18, which will handle both dry bulk traffic and containers...

Paraná cuts waiting time for fertilizer vessels
26 February 2014: According to ports superintendent, Luiz Dividino, adjustments to logistics, productivity improvements and capacity expansion have all allowed waiting times to...

Producers annoyed at switch in location of proposed Indian port
26 February 2014: Farmers, as well as tobacco and granite exporters, have urged the government of India to establish a major new port at Ramaiahpatnam rather than move it to Dugarajapatnam, since the original location will be closer to production centres...

Putting a lid on dust control issues
26 February 2014: Dust is everywhere. It is not always visible, but often creates problems. Ever-more-stringent environmental legislation regarding dust control is creating difficulties for many companies...

Rio Tinto achieves new loading record at Beira port
26 February 2014: Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique has revealed that it achieved a new monthly loading record at the port of Beira in October of last year, when 95,000 tons were transported to its export facility via the Sena railway...

Self-unloading vessels offering flexibility and autonomy
26 February 2014: Self-unloading cement carriers enable independent operation because they need no shore-based ship-unloading equipment and the enclosed material handling system ensures weather- independent, flexible, efficient and clean transportation of cement...

Terrorist target Somalia charcoal exports
26 February 2014: The Somalian terrorist organization Al-Shebab has banned the export of charcoal through the Port of Kismayo, despite the fact that it is no longer in control of facilities there...

Vale outsources management of Valemax vessels
26 February 2014: Brazilian coal and iron ore giant,Vale, has reached a $500 million agreement with the Chinese Shandong Shipping company...

ABS publishes advisory for navigating Northern Sea Route
25 February 2014: In late January, ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, released its Navigating the Northern Sea Route Advisory to support shipowners and operators...

Dry bulk cargo specialist brought in by ISS
25 February 2014: Major maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has announced a key hire in its Cargo Solutions division. Vincent Mazzone...

Fednav again recognized as one of the top employers in Montreal
25 February 2014: Fednav Limited, the largest international dry bulk shipping group in Canada, has joined the ranks of the best employers in Montreal in 2014, for the third consecutive year...

London Club stresses need to observe passage planning and weather info
25 February 2014: The London P&I Club says it has seen a rise over the past twelve months in the number of deficiencies relating to Temporary and Preliminary (T&P) notices to mariners...

Oversupply continues to depress prices of sugar
25 February 2014: For how long will global sugar prices remain at the current level causing distress to producers from Brazil to India to Thailand and traders long on physical inventories? Chronic oversupply for four years in a row, including the season that began...

Some positive coal trade signs - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2014
25 February 2014: Among the many commodities contributing to global seaborne dry bulk trade, positive signs for 2014 are prominent. Some of these are difficult to quantify precisely, although this problem is not unusual. Several negative indicators are visible as well...

The role of the ship agent
25 February 2014: The Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) was established in January of 1934 to advance and foster ideals and standards of personal and professional conduct and practices, to inculcate just and equitable principles among those engaged in the trade, to define customs of the business...

World coal trade 2013
25 February 2014: At the beginning of 2013, thermal coal spot markets had remained rather calm over the holiday period, with little movement seen in the prices around the major markets.

Digging deep getting to the bottom of the CSU market
03 February 2014: UK company TAD Enterprises Ltd has signed a contract with Cargotec for the delivery of a Siwertell 5 000 S mobile unloader for cement-handling operations in the Black Sea port ofYeysk, south of Rostov, in Russia. Delivery is planned for February 2014 from Cargotec's...

E-Crane - a proven solution for bulk handling
03 February 2014: The E-Crane is specifically designed for barge and ship unloading, and is a proven and trusted solution in the bulk handling industry...

Playing with fire? a guide to fire-retardant conveyor belts
03 February 2014: If a conveyor belt does not perform according to the manufacturer’s claims by wearing prematurely, ripping too easily or disintegrating due to excessive heat or because of oil penetration, the risk to life and limb is relatively small...

RDS and Loup Electronics launch LOADEX 100 at CONEXPO 2014
03 February 2014: The next generation of onboard scales will be on show at the Loup Electronics booth at Conexpo 2014, offering the widest choice for all types of loaders and excavators...

Silo cleaning solutions without confined entry space
03 February 2014: Bulk material handlers now have a proven solution for blocked vessels and plugged discharge chutes, one that will remove build-ups...

US cement producer takes control of fugitive material
03 February 2014: A global producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and related products has completed a significant upgrade to its bulk material handling conveyors...

US Gulf bulk handling activities
03 February 2014: Many facilities have chosen reclaim feeders and conveyor equipment from Joy Global for their materials handling. Joy reclaim feeders are not new to the materials handling industry...

Vorsprung durch Technik German regional report
03 February 2014: With the strategically advantageous location of Brunsbüttel at the lower Elbe and at the Kiel-Canal the group of ports at Brunsbüttel — Elbehafen, Oilport and Port of Ostermoor...

Breakthrough Siwertell order for Black Sea grain terminal
31 January 2014: Three new Siwertell loaders will provide high capacity grain loading at the major Ukrainian port of Illichevsk with minimal environmental impact and exemplary levels of efficiency and safety...

Liebherr Group equals previous year’s turnover in 2013 despite weak economy
31 January 2014: The overall economic situation did not improve in 2013. According to current forecasts, the global economy will grow by just under 3% and global production probably by 3.1%...

New Bobcat loader for cement ships at Scotline
31 January 2014: Scotline Ltd has purchased a new Bobcat S130 skid-steer loader from Bobcat of London, the authorized Bobcat dealer for London and the South East, for shiptrimming work at a new cement installation at Scotline’s Rochester Transit Terminal on the River Medway in Kent in the UK.

New building range from Rubb has lift off
31 January 2014: Rubb Buildings Ltd was tasked with designing, manufacturing and erecting two crane liftable buildings to cover offshore pile clusters.

Ready for the future today: NKM Noell floating cranes
31 January 2014: Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship-to- ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment...

Port of Pori: ‘cluster thinking’ in action
29 January 2014: The Port of Pori on the west coast of Finland is a true general port. All kinds of cargo is loaded and unloaded in the Mäntyluoto and Tahkoluoto harbours of the Port of Pori...

Beira sorting out congestion problems
28 January 2014: Carlos Mesquita, managing director of Cornelder, which manages the Mozambican port of Beira, was expecting to have resolved the issue of congestion at the port by the end of 2013...

Bulk carrier outlook
28 January 2014: The bulk carrier shipping sector saw a marked improvement in 2013 as most indicators of health — second hand vessel values, the Baltic Dry Index, time charter earnings and newbuilding prices...

ClassNK newly registers more than 20 million gross tonnes in 2013
28 January 2014: Major classification society ClassNK has announced its official registration figures for 2013, revealing that new registrations of existing and newly built vessels totalled more than 20 million gross tonnes.

ClassNK receives authorization from Finnish flag
28 January 2014: Classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has earned authorization from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to carry out surveys for Finnish flagged vessels...

Dry bulk trade’s sturdy pace
28 January 2014: During the past twelve months elements of the background for seaborne trade remained weak. Global economic activity slowed further in 2013 as a whole despite some...

First ship of 2014 calls at Port of Sept-Îles
28 January 2014: Arriving from Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, at 3:22 a.m. on 1 January 2014, the Panama-registered ship Huang Shan was the first vessel of the year into the Port of Sept-Îles...

HAROPA: recognized as expert in European port information systems
28 January 2014: HAROPA-Port du Havre has again been saluted by European main ports for its expertise in the field of port information systems.

Herbert-ABS opens Singapore office
28 January 2014: Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a renowned name in marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software, has opened an office in Singapore to reinforce service and support for Asia-based shipowners, operators and shipyards...

ICS identifies lessons from Somali piracy
28 January 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013...

ICS publishes latest flag state performance table
28 January 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’ which can be downloaded from its ICS website...

Inchcape Shipping Services strengthens presence in the Niger Delta
28 January 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), major maritime services provider, has strengthened its presence in the Niger Delta with the opening of an office on Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria...

Karnataka to build new port
28 January 2014: The government of the Indian state of Karnataka is to build a new port at Honnavar at a cost of $97 million, although the project itself will be taken forward as a public-private partnership...

McKeil Marine awarded for environmental leadership
28 January 2014: The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has announced that Hamilton-based McKeil Marine Limited is the recipient of the 2013 HPA Environmental Excellence Award, recognizing the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship...

Overview of the Netherlands
28 January 2014: Amsterdam is amongst Europe’s largest and most important dry bulk ports. Major international companies, including agri multinational Cargill, steel giant Tata and coal transshipment companies Rietlanden Terminals and Amsterdam Bulk Terminal (OBA) are proud to call Amsterdam their home. ..

Promising grain and soya outlook - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2014
28 January 2014: Some uncertainty is evident about positive impulses likely to be derived from domestic economic activity in countries such as European Union members, Japan and China, over the next twelve months.

RBCT forecasts 70mt traffic in 2013
28 January 2014: Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is forecasting that it will have handled 70mt (million tonnes) by the end of 2013, although this is dependent on exporters upping their sales in the last quarter...

Ust-Luga to have fertilizer plant
28 January 2014: Russia’s ICT group, which is owned by billionaire Alexander Nesis, is to invest $1.6 billion by 2017 in the construction of a fertilizer plant in the Ust-Luga industrial zone...

Videotel simplifies management of crew records
28 January 2014: Videotel Marine International, the highly respected, multiple award-winning maritime training solutions provider, has released an Application Programming Interface (API) service in order for its clients to be able to manage their crew training records housed within webFTA...

Vizag joint venture seeks to terminate agreement due to dredging failures
28 January 2014: Vizag General Cargo Berth (VGCB) Private Limited, a 74:26 joint venture between Sterlite Industries, a company belonging to the UK based Vedanta Group and Leighton Welspun Contractors has served notice to...

CFRIP: Open the chainflex jacket quickly with the "zipper"
23 January 2014: The CFRIP speed tool from igus strips chainflex control and motor cables twice as fast.

New igubal replaceable calotte starts where metal ball bearings are limited
23 January 2014: Plastic calotte made of iglidur material replaces metallic rolling bearings in pedestal and flange bearings...

Conqueror Freight Network, freight forwarders in each major sea/airport
17 January 2014: Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.

Wanted: innovative applications with energy chain systems
15 January 2014: The entry phase for the vector competition 2014 is open. Companies can register for the vector award until 15 February 2014. This recognises applications that use energy supply systems.

Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates 300+ office milestone
09 December 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is celebrating the further expansion of its global footprint, following the opening of a new office in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.

New features for Voyager Planning Station
09 December 2013: In a cutting edge development, users of the Voyager Planning Station, developed by Global Navigation Solutions, the maritime services group, can now plot their route directly onto the official ENCs on board their vessel...

Videotel gains MCA approval for new suite of ship security training
09 December 2013: Videotel has been granted MCA approval on a new training suite designed to meet the forthcoming STCW rules on Ship Security Training...

Full order books for Starlinger at K 2013
21 November 2013: Starlinger & Co. GmbH concluded important sales projects in the course of the trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Starlinger Open House, which was held around the same time in Weissenbach, Austria...

ABB to invest about $20 million in new Russian factory
15 November 2013: Power and automation technology group ABB plans to invest about $20 million to build its first factory in the Lipetsk special economic zone in Russia...

Advanced automation for train unloading stations - making life simpler — and safer — with iSAM’s train unloading technology
15 November 2013: At first look, train unloading seems to be a relatively simple process not requiring advanced sensor or automation systems.

Anvil expands rental fleet of buckets and grapples
15 November 2013: Anvil Attachment’s rental fleet of hydraulic and cable buckets and grapples is now larger than ever. The rental fleet is now over 30 unit’s total.

Big Lift Trucks: main Australia dealer for Capacity of Texas
15 November 2013: Big Lift Trucks, distributors of industrial forklifts and container handling equipment, has been appointed by Capacity of Texas as the principal dealer for Australia...

Brake refurbishment in conveyor systems
15 November 2013: The german company SIBRE – Siegerland Bremsen GmbH (SIBRE Brakes) is a major system supplier with representatives throughout the world...

Bulk bag filler: flexible, high-performance solution from Hapman
15 November 2013: US company Hapman has been in dry, bulk material handling for over 60 years, writes Craig Thomas. As the inventor of the tubular drag conveyor in the 1940s Hapman’s...

Bulk in bags: liners, FIBCS and more
15 November 2013: Bulk-Flow is a bulk packaging engineering and manufacturing company established in 2007, but with over 20 years of combined experienced, specialized in container liner bags for the shipment of dry flowable solids in marine shipping containers...

Catastrophic fly ash silo collapse
15 November 2013: Jenike & Johanson is active in powder and bulk solids handling, processing, and storage technology. Over the past 55 years, the...

Cement technologies and equipment
15 November 2013: Machine malfunctions and breakdowns can cause long downtimes, especially in intralogistics, causing production and delivery to come to a complete halt...

HAVER & BOECKER conquers Australia
15 November 2013: The HAVER Group once again has expanded its global network by founding HAVER AUSTRALIA in Perth,Western Australia...

HAVER & BOECKER launches Intra Logistics Systems
15 November 2013: Since the complete stocking and conveyor technology of the HAVER Group has been concentrated in the newly founded HAVER Intra Logistics Systems (HAVER ILS) subsidiary company early this year, the new company can already look back at the first successes...

HAVER & BOECKER unveils high-speed direct truck-loading unit
15 November 2013: HAVER & BOECKER has recently expanded its well-known product range of packing and loading technology by adding a fully automatic direct truck-loading system...

HAVER palletizers made by NEWTEC BAG PALLETIZING
15 November 2013: Last year it was announced that a new subsidiary company had joined the HAVER family: NEWTEC BAG PALLETIZING, a company employing 70 workers...

HIT expands market share
15 November 2013: In the last few years, Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) has become very successful in selling single stage blower drives. Having no dedicated single...

Italian packing specialist: wide range of services
15 November 2013: Femadigipack Packing & Handling Systems is part of the Fema Group, an Italian Group with more than 250 employees in Italy and with an annual turnover about €100 million...

Martin Engineering acquires TNJ Industries
15 November 2013: In a move designed to strengthen its strong position in dust control for bulk material handlers, Martin Engineering has announced the acquisition of TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials...

Metso completes acquisition of China’s Shaorui Heavy Industries
15 November 2013: Metso continues to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing Chinese construction market through the completion of the acquisition of Shaorui Heavy Industries Ltd. (Shaorui), announced in November 2012...

Metso equipment for Alderon’s Kami iron ore project in Canada
15 November 2013: Alderon Iron Ore Corp., along with Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. (HBIS), have selected Metso grinding mills to deliver efficiencies and meet production goals for the joint-owned Kami Iron Ore Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada...

Mondi’s Natro Tech – filling expertise in action
15 November 2013: Mondi is well known for its industrial bags. But it is less known that Mondi’s expertise in filling powdery goods does not stop at the bag. With its filling equipment producer Natro Tech, Mondi has bag filling experts among its ranks...

MTS Group grows with new Bobcat loaders & excavators
15 November 2013: Based in Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK, MTS Group, which runs one of the largest fleets of Bobcat compact equipment for hire in the UK and...

NBE bulk bag filler suitable for highly demanding operating environments
15 November 2013: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). NBE has introduced an automated, bulk bag filling system specifically designed to ensure extended duty cycles in extremely demanding operating environments...

New CAT® 314E L CR excavator: compact, productive, and fuel efficient
15 November 2013: The new Cat® 314E L CR hydraulic excavator is designed for customers requiring a powerful, versatile, fuel-efficient, 14.5 to 17.1 metric-tonne machine with the compact dimensions...

PIRS SAS builds fertilizer terminal in the Port of Riga in Latvia
15 November 2013: On February 2012, French company PIRS SAS was selected to build a new fertilizer terminal in the Port of Riga in Latvia for the company RFT...

Pneumatic railcar opener improves bulk storage facility
15 November 2013: A busy agribusiness storage facility in the heart of Ontario’s feed production zone is saving time and money with a powerful pneumatic railcar opener...

Protective Packaging’s 25kg sacks for moisture-sensitive products
15 November 2013: Barrier foil gusseted sacks comprising PET/ALU/OPA/PE provide the ultimate water vapour and oxygen barrier for moisturesensitiveproducts...

SENNEBOGEN expands warehouse facility by 45,000ft2
15 November 2013: As a result of the successful growth and the increasing demand for spare parts for SENNEBOGEN machines in the American market...

Spillage prevention with Listenow
15 November 2013: Dust-free loading of bulk materials of all kinds for any means of storage or transport. Products are always supplied as complete...

Starlinger: Machinery for the production of dry bulk packaging
15 November 2013: Starlinger is a machinery manufacturer that specializes in equipment for the production of woven plastic packaging. Machinery is supplied for every production step in the bag-making process...

Telestack mobile equipment for coke loading at Port Kembla
15 November 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a mobile materials transfer and shiploading system for coke loading at Port Kembla in Australia...

Belgian bulk handling activity
14 November 2013: With 30 years of experience in manufacturing balanced cranes, E-Crane has undoubtedly reached a market leading position in the industry. E-Crane was founded in...

Callao and Matarani add minerals terminals
14 November 2013: The Peruvian ports of Callao and Matarani are shortly due to put into operation new export mineral terminals. That at Callao is expected to open in 2014...

France: a Regional Report
14 November 2013: Grouped together within the ‘GIE HAROPA’ (Economic Interest Group) since the beginning of 2012, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris today constitute the fifth-largest North- European port complex...

Italy: regional report November 2013
14 November 2013: Since the beginning of the last century Italian company Bedeschi has been involved in handling various kinds of dry bulk material for a variety of industries like cement, brick...

Lirquén handles largest ever timber consignment
14 November 2013: The Chilean port of Lirquén has handled the country's largest ever consignment of timber, which totalled 58,100m3, which was dispatched to the Middle East...

Lisbon despatches major cement consignment
14 November 2013: In September, the Cipor cement terminal situated at Alhandra in the Portuguese port of Lisbon loaded 40,000 tonnes of clinker en route for the Brazilian port of Aratu...

Privatization of ports in Spain on hold
14 November 2013: The Spanish government has insisted that “currently” privatization of the national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, is not on its agenda, although concedes that it has been in talks with some industrial groups in respect of possible public-private partnerships...

Spain cuts port tariffs
14 November 2013: Spain’s Economic Development Minister,Ana Pastor, has announced a 5% reduction in port tariffs, which will be applied to all vessels making use of port infrastructure...

The Port of Pori - an eco-friendly choice
14 November 2013: The mining industry is booming in Finland. Prospecting and the opening of new mines have also brought environmental issues into sharp focus.

Brazil to prioritize coastal shipping
13 November 2013: Brazil’s Port Secretariat (SEP) is to introduce new measures to prioritize coastal shipping operations. In order to do this, coastal shipping will have to be freed from the time- consuming customs process...

Colombia to ship bulk along Magdalena river
13 November 2013: The government of Colombia wants to significantly increase cargo traffic on the Magdalena River. An intergovernmental group has been set up to study the project...

Coquimbo to handle copper concentrates
13 November 2013: In Chile, the Caserones mining project, which is operated by Lumina Copper, part of Pan Pacific Copper Company Limited, has opted to export its copper concentrates via the port of Coquimbo...

CP-Desk® launched to provide charter party services
13 November 2013: The Marcura Group, parent of sister company, DA-Desk® today formally launched CP-Desk® an independent service provider that sets a new standard for reducing risk and managing charter party costs...

Devastating sugar fire at Brazil’s Port of Santos
13 November 2013: A catastrophic fire at a 300,000-tonne-capacity warehouse complex at Brazil’s Port of Santos will complicate shipments of sugar from the port for at least a year...

Five Liebherr double girder cranes operate on world’s largest transshipping facility
13 November 2013: Transshipping is increasing in popularity these days mainly because of two reasons. First, the rapid rise in export possibilities has not been matched by an equally fast expansion in port infrastructure...

Freightliner Group announces appointment of new chief executive
13 November 2013: Freightliner Group has announced that Russell Mears will be appointed as Group Chief Executive from Monday 30 September 2013...

Georgia Ports wins Communication Award
13 November 2013: For the first time in GPA history, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has captured the top communications award presented by the American Association of Port Authorities, a trade association representing the entire Western Hemisphere...

Global fertilizer
13 November 2013: In the latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirms that global growth is still weak...

Handymax bulkers still a popular choice
13 November 2013: Widely varying opportunities for employment, in a diverse range of global commodity trades, characterize the Handymax bulk carrier sector...

Iquique to move soya
13 November 2013: Iquique Port Company (EPI), in Chile, has signed various contracts to move soya by container.These will arrive at the port in big bags of 4–5 tonnes, where they will then be containerized...

Nectar Group sets up JV with Portman India
13 November 2013: Nectar Group, the UK-based port developer, and Portman India have agreed a joint venture to offer port and terminal management services in India...

Noatum renames Tarragona terminal
13 November 2013: Codemar Iberbulk, which is based in the Spanish port of Tarragona, has now become part of Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and will henceforth be known as Noatum Codemar Tarragona...

NORDEN part of Indonesia’s coal adventure
13 November 2013: Fifteen to twenty times a month, a NORDEN vessel loads coal in Indonesia, and NORDEN transports the coal to especially China, which is the world’s largest consumer of coal, the world’s largest producer...

Port of Ghent’s cargo traffic in third quarter of 2013
13 November 2013: For the third quarter of 2013, Ghent port registered a total cargo traffic of 12mt (million tonnes), which is 6% less than for the third quarter of 2012.This brings the cargo traffic after nine months to 36mt: a decrease by 4.5%...

Rail to serve Lisbon cement terminals
13 November 2013: In Portugal, the port authority overseeing operations at Setúbal and Sesimbra is in talks with the rail track authority, Refer, and SAPEC industrial parks to explore ways of extending the existing rail network from Praias Sado station to two terminals on the Mitena peninsular.

Reshuffling the grain trade exporters pack
13 November 2013: Seaborne trade patterns, port activities and bulk carrier employment are changing as a result of the latest shake-up in the grain market...

Rhenus Bulk Terminal in Wilhelmshaven well placed to handle growing coal imports
13 November 2013: Rhenus Midgard’s services for efficiently handling bulk commodities in Wilhlemshaven have now been given a new name: the label ‘Rhenus Bulk Terminal Wilhelmshaven’ (BTW) was used for the first time at the international Coaltrans conference in Berlin on 20–22 October 2013.

RINA – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award
13 November 2013: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and QinetiQ are introducing a new international Award, which aims to both recognize and encourage scientific and technological innovation in the maritime industry.

Royal Haskoning to undertake Eten port studies
13 November 2013: Dutch consultants, Royal Haskoning, have been contracted to undertake the final technical and environmental studies for the $1 billion Puerto Eten project in Peru...

Seacurus wins award for seafarers’ policy
13 November 2013: The policy launched this year by specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus Ltd to indemnify seafarers in the event of the financial default of their employers has been recognized as the Broking Initiative of the Year at the Insider Honours 2013 award ceremony...

Tarragona sees major drop in dry bulk traffic
13 November 2013: The Spanish port of Tarragona has reported a 18.6% drop in traffic for the first seven months of the year to just over 16mt (million tonnes).

The first Chinamax vessel will be loaded in the Port of Sept-Îles
13 November 2013: On 16 October, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) and the Port of Sept-Îles, announced that for the first time in North-America, a Chinamax type vessel will be loaded in the Bay of Sept-Îles, and will transport 300,000 metric tonnes of iron ore concentrate from Cliffs’ mine in Bloom Lake, to Asia...

The long and winding road to US coal exports
13 November 2013: When six different United States West Coast coal export terminal projects were first aired, few of the proponents realized just what a demanding and energy-sapping process they were up against...

Tisur to upgrade Matarani
13 November 2013: Concessionaire Tisur is to invest $260 million in upgrading its infrastructure at the Peruvian port of Matarani.This will allow it to almost double the amount of cargo it handles over the next two years.

Toledo’s Ironville Terminal redevelopment near completion
13 November 2013: The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Midwest Terminals of Toledo and Finance Fund were joined on 21 October by area officials for a groundbreaking ceremony of a warehouse at Ironville Terminal...

Traffic falling in Spanish ports
13 November 2013: Traffic at Spanish ports overall in 2013 has dropped by almost 6%. However, dry bulk traffic has been particularly poor, decreasing by 17.5% in July...

Twenty MacGregor cranes ordered for multi-purpose vessels
13 November 2013: Four new 38,000 dwt general cargo ships for Nanjing King Ship Management will benefit from the flexible load-handling capabilities of MacGregor cranes...

VIKING expands its global safety solution with onboard training
13 November 2013: VIKING has strengthened its global safety package to the marine and offshore industry by acquiring a major stake in IT startup SAATSEA who offer unique, cloud-based onboard training and competence management systems...

Vital support from coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2013
13 November 2013: Signs of further growth in seaborne dry bulk trade have been reinforced by evidence of pickups under way in the economies of China, Japan, the USA and Europe...

Bulk storgae facility improves productivity, safety with pneumatic railcar opener
22 October 2013: A busy agribusiness storage facility in the heart of Ontario’s feed production zone is saving time and money with a powerful pneumatic railcar opener, expediting the opening and closing of stubborn railcar gates while reducing the risk of injury...

Cleared commodities freight volumes reach record levels since the peak in 2008
22 October 2013: LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH.Clearnet) announced that cleared freight volumes more than doubled* in September from a year earlier as traders increased their hedged positions to mitigate their exposure to freight prices.

Extension of GAC-OMA network agreement to include Ivory Coast
11 October 2013: GAC is further strengthening its presence in West Africa with the extension of the GAC-OMA network agreement to include the Ivory Coast...

HIT expands its market share in heavy duty single stage gear units
10 October 2013: For the last few years Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) has been very successful at selling single stage blower drives. Having no dedicated single stage solution for the larger sizes...

Far beyond driven - drives and control systems
07 October 2013: System downtime is expensive — costing time, money and nerves. To reduce downtimes, and avoid damages, igus GmbH is offering its PPDS advanced and PPDS pro Condition-Monitoring...

New E-Crane to handle coal at Kinder Morgan
07 October 2013: Kinder Morgan placed an order for an E-Crane early in 2013 for its International Marine Terminals (IMT) facility in Port Sulphur, LA near New Orleans...

Recognized potential promise fulfilled
07 October 2013: It’s hard to argue a down global economy with the rise in inquiries for products and services from Dos Santos International (DSI)...

Indexator keeping it in the family
04 October 2013: In 1973,Allan Jonsson bought the Swedish company Indexator. Since then he has continuously expanded it with products that were at first focused on the needs of Scandinavian users...

ABB appoints new CEO
03 October 2013: Ulrich Spiesshofer has succeeded Joe Hogan as chief executive officer of ABB, the major power and automation technology group, following the three-month orderly transition period announced earlier this year...

Australian port benefits from NetSuite
03 October 2013: NetSuite Inc., a major provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Victoria’s Port of Portland in Australia has gone live with NetSuite.

Caterpillar tops Gartner’s annual Supply Chain List for 2013
03 October 2013: For the second time, Caterpillar has been named in the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list. Caterpillar tops the Industrial Manufacturing list as the global supply chain leader and earned the number 18 ranking among all industries, up from number 20 in 2012...

Creation of an environmental observatory for the Bay of Sept-Îles
03 October 2013: In late August, the Port of Sept-Îles announced the creation of an environmental observatory for the Bay of Sept-Îles that will be headed by Institut nordique de recherche en environnement et en santé au travail (INREST).

Duluth Seaway Port Authority awarded $10 Million federal TIGER grant
03 October 2013: With a $10 million TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority is embarking on an exciting new project along Duluth’s waterfront...

Galigrain to build new warehouse in Coruña outer harbour
03 October 2013: Galigrain, which belongs to the Nogar group, is to build a 9,500m2 storage facility at Puntas Langosteira in the outer harbour extension...

GWS expands Santander installations
03 October 2013: Global Steel Wire is to expand its existing installations at the Spanish port of Santander...

High-speed roller cradle for high-volume conveying
03 October 2013: A new high speed impact cradle is designed to reduce roller and frame damage from heavy conveyor loading conditions in mining, coal handling, aggregates and other applications involving dense materials and/or high volumes...

Interacid diversifies into dry bulk
03 October 2013: Interacid, which sells sulphuric acid to the mining industry, is developing a $90 million project aimed at diversifying its business into the logistics sector and also into the handling of dry bulk concentrates of copper and potassium chloride...

Liebherr’s LHM 600 wins the hearts of Latin American customers
03 October 2013: When it comes to state-of-the-art mobile harbour cranes, Latin American customers have become increasingly interested in the Liebherr 600 series...

Lisbon bulk traffic up
03 October 2013: In June, overall traffic at the Port of Lisbon registered growth of 3.2%, which was due mostly to dry bulk traffic, which grew by 16.4% for the month...

Low countries struggle to maintain dry bulk volumes
03 October 2013: Some ports in the low countries have struggled recently to maintain previous healthy levels of dry bulk traffic as the recession in Europe has knocked industry back and resulted in fewer imports. However, there have been some bright spots, too.

Nacala coal terminal commences operations in December
03 October 2013: The new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha, in Mozambique, will dispatch its first consignment in December...

New SENNEBOGEN dealer in Norway boosts company’s ‘GreenLine’
03 October 2013: From July this year, SENNEBOGEN has strengthened its distributor network in Norway. In addition to its long lasting partner in Norway, IMB Maskiner AS — concentrating on the crane and port industry...

Pipavav prefers coal over other dry bulks
03 October 2013: The Indian port of Pipavav says that it is more profitable to handle coal that either wheat or fertilizer...

Port Północny opens the Polish market to Capesize cargoes
03 October 2013: On 2 September this year, the City of Dubrovnik became the first vessel to be unloaded at the new unloading pier at the Port Pólnocny terminal in Gdansk, Poland...

Real-time measurement of conveyed material for advanced process control
03 October 2013: Measuring conveyed flows continuously, and using minute-by-minute results to make real- time changes can improve many aspects of a plant’s operation...

Replaceable conveyor belt cleaner tips
03 October 2013: In a move designed to reduce landfill waste from worn-out conveyor belt cleaners, while reducing labour time and safety risks associated with blade changeouts...

Richards Bay to receive longer block trains
03 October 2013: Transnet is to operate 200-wagon trains between the Mpumalanga coalfields and Richards Bay Coal Terminal. These 30% longer units will enter service at the same time as a new scheduling system is adopted to improve reliability and reduce turnaround times...

RopeCon to transport gold ore in Mexico
03 October 2013: At its Morelos Gold Project, Minera Media Luna, a 100% subsidiary of the Canadian company Torex Gold Resources Inc., is developing its first gold mine in Mexico...

SAMSON launches new Samson® Material Feeder on tracks
03 October 2013: In 2013 SAMSON Materials Handling (formerly B&W Mechanical Handling) is launching the evolution of its Samson® Material Feeder. The MF0814T is a tracked derivative of the unique Samson® Material Feeder principle.

Self-unloading vessels: An update
03 October 2013: During the last few years, Coeclerici has expanded into the Indonesian market significantly through the use of the Floating Transfer Stations (FTS), contributing consistently to its clients’ ever-growing trading activities...

Stockyard equipment stacking, reclaiming & conveying of bulk cargo
03 October 2013: Wherever bulk material is handled, Sandvik Mining’s Product Area Mining Systems will be present. In addition to meeting the needs of the mining industry...

Taranto bulk terminal to move to Cement Quay
03 October 2013: The Taranto Bulk Cargo Terminal Consortium and the Italcave Consortium have agreed to relocate their activities from an existing site on the Polisettoriale Quay to the Cement Pier, thereby freeing up land for use by Taranto Container Terminal...

Terex Port Solutions’ cranes impress Brazilian operator
03 October 2013: One and a half years after delivery of a first G HSK 4316 B, Fospar S.A. orders an identical crane...

TPP establishes new loading record
03 October 2013: Terminales Portuarias del Pacífico (TPP), which operates the dry bulk terminal at the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, has established a new loading record, despatching 142,933 tonnes of iron ore in one week...

Ukrelevatorprom has commenced 2013 campaign
03 October 2013: Ukrelevatorprom, one of the largest grain silo operators in the Port of Odessa, has handled its first consignments of barley, rape and wheat, coinciding with the start of the new harvest...

Zarechnaya to acquire 100% of Baltic Coal Terminal
03 October 2013: Coal Company Zarechnaya is to acquire 100% of the equity in Baltic Coal Terminal (BCT), which operates at the Latvian port of Ventspils...

European coal trades 2013
02 October 2013: The European coal market has maintained its position as the least visibly active in the world coal markets this year, and this has continued now for more than two years...

GUARDIAN: at the cutting edge of anti-piracy solutions
02 October 2013: Marine & Auto Security Solutions (MASS) has unveiled an innovative anti-piracy solution that is set to take the shipping world by storm...

Historic sea route opens through Canadian Arctic waters
02 October 2013: For the first time ever, a bulk carrier is using the North West Passage as a transit trade lane,when transporting coal from Vancouver in Canada to Finland...

India reaps the rewards of favourable monsoon
02 October 2013: India, which fell a victim to unacceptably high rates of food inflation for over two years, is now breathing a sigh of relief because of a benevolent monsoon...

Indonesian coal producers struggle in the face of heavy challenges
02 October 2013: Indonesia’s coal producers are being buffeted from all sides at present, and not just by the global decline in coal prices. Low freight rates have diminished their shipping advantage to key Asian markets vis-à-vis more distant thermal...

MacGregor’s MacRack technology specified for five Greek bulk carriers
02 October 2013: Economical and environmentally friendly electric-drive systems for MacGregor side-rolling hatch covers have been ordered for two new series of Greek bulkers being built by Sungdong, in South Korea.

Moveable Virtual Port: another innovation from Seabulk
02 October 2013: How the world has changed! In one decade, China’s iron ore imports have increased from 200mt (million tonnes) to 700mt per year.

Permanent underwater repairs to all types of propellers now possible
02 October 2013: Major repair company Hydrex offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to shipowners wherever and whenever they are needed...

PSM offers tank gauging solutions for all ships & applications
02 October 2013: Whatever the type or size of vessel, PSM now offers a one stop shop for tank gauging solutions. From a single switch to complete systems, PSM’s extensive range of level and pressure transmitters have been quality certified and carry international...

SSI appoints its first director
02 October 2013: The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), is a 21-strong coalition of some of the biggest organizations across the shipping and associated sectors...

Stronger grain and soya trade emerging - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK 2013
02 October 2013: Amore cheerful picture of the global economy has been taking shape recently. This outlook augments other signs pointing to growing dry bulk trade amid some notable positive influences among importers in various parts of the world...

Dust control systems
11 September 2013: Cimbria Bulk Equipment has serviced the dry bulk industry for decades, focusing on the loading and conveying of all kinds of industrial bulk goods...

Grain handling systems & technologies
11 September 2013: As demand for North American grain exports continues to grow, many US grain terminal operators are upgrading their bulk handling facilities to better serve customers...

Pulp mill expansions on hold - fears that possible overproduction will lead to price falls
11 September 2013: The risk of overproduction and a consequent fall in prices, has resulted in two of Brazil’s three leading producers of market pulp delaying expansions.

SMB Group delivers second shiploader to Klaipeda
11 September 2013: Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (Klasco) in Lithuania continues to invest in the expansion of its existing terminal handling capacities. It has therefore ordered from German SMB Group, based in Quickborn near Hamburg, another high throughput state-of-the-art shiploader...

Bedeschi SpA wins a raft of bulk contracts
10 September 2013: Bedeschi SpA has been manufacturing, designing and marketing raw materials handling equipment since 1908 and has thus gained extensive expertise in the cement, bricks, mining, minerals, power, wood, pulp and paper, ecology and waste recycling industries...

Bobcat receives AED membership award
10 September 2013: Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), an international trade association representing more than 500 leading manufacturers and distributors of construction equipment and other related products, recently recognized the long- standing membership of Bobcat Company...

Interval Impactors move difficult bulk materials
10 September 2013: The new PKL® Series Interval Impactors from Martin® Vibration Systems are designed to deliver the force needed to dislodge sticky materials from process vessels, chutes, pipes and storage bins...

Keeping all bases covered: enclosed storage systems for bulk, breakbulk and project cargoes
10 September 2013: Rubb Buildings Ltd is a major force in the design and manufacture of custom-made bespoke relocatable and permanent engineered fabric building structures...

Liebherr wins significant ship crane order
10 September 2013: Liebherr was recently awarded a remarkable contract covering the delivery of six heavy lift ship cranes for the traditional German shipping company Rickmers...

Movers & shakers - mobile harbour equipment
10 September 2013: “When mobile telescoping shiploaders are used — especially in combination with portable truck unloading systems — port facilities can realize significant cost-per-ton savings via improved cycle times, minimized loader use, reduced labour...

New Tenova Pyromet technology: cleaner off gases in closed smelting operations
10 September 2013: In an important development for the ferroalloy industry, a new, patented technology developed by Tenova Pyromet (part of Tenova Mining & Minerals) for the high-temperature cleaning of furnace off gas generated in a closed ferroalloy smelting process...

Vacuum-mounted vibrator speeds unloading
10 September 2013: An innovative air-powered vibrator is helping bulk carriers empty their hopper trailer loads faster and more safely by agitating settled materials and energizing flow, while discouraging common but potentially dangerous manual tactics...

Clipper adds two more eco Supramax vessels
09 September 2013: In early August, Clipper Bulk took delivery of the second of a series of four sister vessels from the Shin-Kasado Dockyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Ltd. in Japan...

Dry bulk trade’s healthy progress - ULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2013
09 September 2013: Healthy growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade this year, continuing into 2014, is still foreseeable. In a wide range of countries around the world import demand for dry bulk commodities looks set to increase...

Essar Ports to build iron ore berths at Vizag
09 September 2013: Essar Ports has emerged as the highest bidder for the mechanization and operation of three iron ore berths at the port of Visakhapatnam.

Floating cranes: getting the lowdown on an important market
09 September 2013: After its work on the world’s largest floating hub (Ore Fabrica, which was commissioned in 2012 for the transshipment of iron ore for Vale), Logmarin Advisors then contributed to the implementation and commissioning of something very special, in 2013...

Keeping shipping safe - bulker safety remains a priority
09 September 2013: In October last year, a new European Directive came into effect that required fleet owners to supply proof of certification for all new marine equipment installed — to include whole system approval. Stephen Ratcliffe, marketing manager of marine systems specialist PSM..

London International Shipping Week launched
09 September 2013: London’s crucial central role in the global shipping industry was highlighted when members of the international maritime community and representatives of the UK Government gathered to officially launch the first ever London International Shipping Week (LISW)...

Major biomass development wins approval
09 September 2013: The UK’s Port of Blyth has taken a large step towards securing a major development with the news that leading British renewable energy company RES has received planning permission for the construction of a £250 million+ biomass power station.

New bulk terminal for Richards Bay?
09 September 2013: Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and Transnet have failed to reach an agreement that would permit more access for black- owned coal mining companies wishing to use the export facility...

NGM Energy switches to Voyager
09 September 2013: In mid-August, it was announced that NGM Energy, Greece, has selected Thomas Gunn’s Voyager Chart Management Service to manage paper and digital chart updating on all 16 vessels in its fleet...

Odebrecht buys into Suape sugar terminal
09 September 2013: Odebrecht’s logistics arm is rumoured to be buying a stake in the sugar terminal of the Port of Suape, situated in Brazil’s north- eastern state of Pernambuco...

ProvPort expands operations
09 September 2013: ProvPort, which operates the Port of Providence — one of the busiest ports in America’s northeast — has expanded capabilities including the addition and operation of two Liebherr 550 mobile harbour cranes. 

Record crop prospects send feed prices tumbling - grains & oilseeds trades
09 September 2013: In its latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted weak domestic demand, slower growth in several emerging market economies and a protracted recession in the euro area, responsible for subdued global economic growth forecast at slightly...

Reliable hatch covers for tough conditions
09 September 2013: After over 40 years in the ships equipment trade,TTS Group has successfully engineered a series of hatch cover arrangements to meet all requirements for weatherdeck and tweendeck use...

Rio Tinto pulls out of Sena line
09 September 2013: Rio Tinto has suspended the export of coal on the Sena Railway in Mozambique. According to Rachid Gogo, governor of Tete province, the decision was taken due to the instability in the region, brought about by the resurgence of former rebel movement Renamo National Resistance...

Rising dry bulk imports into China
09 September 2013: China seems set to substantially increase its imports of dry bulk commodities during 2013, compared with last year. This view is widely held, but differences of opinion are evident about how large a rise is likely...

Tefer finally opens
09 September 2013: In July, the Public Fertilizer Terminal (Tefer) at the Brazilian Port of Paranaguá finally commenced operations. Despite having been built in 2008 and inaugurated a year later, it has never actually carried out any product handling because of certain ‘irregularities’...

Walvis Bay to handle Botswana coal
09 September 2013: The Namibian Port of Walvis Bay is being made ready to assume a new role as a main export facility for outbound consignments of coal from neighbouring Botswana...

US Coal exports reach record highs
22 August 2013: US coal exports hit a record 13.6m short tons in March, which means higher employment for dry bulk carriers but raised concern among environmental campaigners opposed to the planet's most polluting fossil fuel.

Coal long from over
21 August 2013: Coal's reign as an energy source is far from over. Dry bulkers will, therefore, continue to benefit from robust market fundamentals, particularly in relation to Australian mining...

Bulk Carrier MV Smart Breaking Up After Running Aground in South Africa
20 August 2013: A bulk carrier has run aground and appears to be breaking up along the east coast of South Africa near Richards Bay.

Highway H2O a vital waterway
15 August 2013: The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River have been major North American trade arteries since long before the US or Canada achieved nationhood...

Acquisition strengthens Cargotec MacGregor portfolio
14 August 2013: Cargotec’s MacGregor has entered into an agreement to acquire privately owned Hatlapa Group, merchant ship and offshore deck equipment provider...

AUMUND India rebuilds the world’s highest bucket elevator
14 August 2013: Despite years of reliable service the 170m elevator installed at the Himachal Pradesh plant of Ambuja Cement in India finally succumbed to the stress of continuous operation...

Bulk unloading
14 August 2013: Ishinomaki Futo Silo K.K. Ishinomaki Miyagi district is based in an area which has been severely impacted by the historical tsunami March 2011...

Caterpillar offers full line of SATCO processing and directional felling heads
14 August 2013: Caterpillar Forest Products and SATCO Ltd. have signed an agreement that gives Caterpillar the rights to sell and support SATCO harvesting attachments and parts worldwide...

ContiTech purchases Legg Company
14 August 2013: ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, Northeim, is expanding its North American business by acquiring the conveyor belt manufacturer Legg Company Inc. based in Halstead, Kansas. Founded in 1964, the company owns modern production facilities and employs approximately 100 people...

Engineering consultants proving their worth
14 August 2013: Engineering consultants are a vital link in the dry bulk commodity chain, offering expertise and practical solutions to the market. Their input varies from advising on the equipment needed to handle small quantities of bulk cargo, all the way through to the turnkey development of major ports.

Metso to deliver a complete crushing and screening plant to Colas Centre Ouest in France
14 August 2013: Metso will supply a complete greenfield quarry plant to the Colas Group in France. The large scale delivery includes primary, secondary...

Pit to Port - rapid deployment solutions from Telestack
14 August 2013: More and more of the critical resources needed now and in the future to satisfy global expansion are being mined in remote locations around the world...

Samson Materials Handling through the years
14 August 2013: Samson Materials Handling Ltd. can trace its recent history directly to the formative company of B&W Mechanical handling Ltd. including the birth of its core products such as the Samson feeder and mobile shiploaders and stackers...

SCHADE portal scraper for Tatarstan
14 August 2013: In September 2014 SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, Herne, will for the first time supply a portal scraper for urea fertilizer with a span of 54m and a capacity of 300tph (tonnes per hour) to the Republic of Tatarstan...

Two Liebherr LPS 600s installed in Poland
14 August 2013: The recent installation of two LPS 600s in Poland underlines the strong demand for Liebherr’s tailor-made portal solution. Both machines are equipped with the unique Pactronic® hybrid power booster and strengthen Liebherr’s market position.

Alco Iron & Metals relying on two new SENNEBOGEN 825 material handlers
13 August 2013: It all started with just a quarter-acre site in San Leandro, CA in 1953. Now, in its 60th year Alco Iron & Metal Company runs a network of four scrap-processing locations throughout the greater San Francisco region...

American steel exports increase
13 August 2013: Steel exports from the USA increased in May over April by 11.6% according to government data. “Exports of American-made steel increased in May primarily due to improved shipments to...

Asia rising for petcoke market
13 August 2013: Petroleum coke’s price volatility is due, in large part, to the fact that it is a by-product. Therefore, there is no supply-side response to its price...

BCT reports traffic of 2.6mt
13 August 2013: Baltic Coal Terminal, which is located at the port of Ventspils, in Latvia, handled 2.6mt (million tonnes) of coal in the first five months of the year...

Big decline in granite exports from Chennai
13 August 2013: In 2012/13, the volume of export granite blocks at the port of Chennai dropped by nearly 50%. This was down to restrictions on the movement of granite blocks during the day...

Buttimer and MTMG: design of soybean meal import terminal has commenced
13 August 2013: On 18 July, Buttimer signed a contract with MTMG (Morski Terminal Masowy Gdynia Sp z o.o.), part of the ATIC Services Group, at a meeting in Gdynia, Poland.

Coal’s continuing solid performance - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2013
13 August 2013: Alarge part of global dry bulk seaborne trade expansion currently taking place is concentrated in the iron ore and coal sectors...

Double A invests $6.1m to upgrade Thai pulp plant
13 August 2013: Pulp and paper company Double A has entered the dissolving pulp market in response to significant growth in the market and the global demand in many enterprises...

Entre Rios keeps port activities in the state
13 August 2013: In the Argentinian province of Entre Rios, three ports have been working to move local produce, thereby ensuring that the state benefits from major investment it is made in its maritime infrastructure...

First dip in FIBC EU imports since 2009
13 August 2013: The European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (EFIBCA, Bad Homburg, Germany) has announced that EU FIBC imports dropped in 2012 by 2.3% to €331m...

Goldman Sachs accused of hoarding aluminium
13 August 2013: The world’s biggest metals market, the London Metal Exchange (LME), and US banking giant Goldman Sachs are being sued over alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic behaviour concerning aluminium storage...

India’s paper industry’s green initiatives start to pay off
13 August 2013: India’s paper industry has begun to gain significantly due to its focus on energy saving and water conservation, according to K.S. Kasi Viswanathan, Chairman of PaperTech 2013...

Inspection, analysis & sampling
13 August 2013: This year Inspectorate, a Bureau Veritas company, has continued to build on its success and invest in the future. It has committed significant capital expenditure to reinforce its...

Iron ore trades - shipping markets greatly affected by China’s iron ore requirements
13 August 2013: The most recent fluctuations in Chinese iron ore demand illustrated once again just how much sway the country’s steel makers have on the global iron ore and shipping markets...

Keeping bulk mould-free with Clariant
13 August 2013: When transporting dry bulk cargo, moisture is often the enemy. Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company, has developed its Container Dri® II line...

Late payments highlight need for reform of India’s sugar industry
13 August 2013: India’s 50m sugarcane growers are angry that at one point of the current season that started in October 2012, factories owed them approximately Rs125bn ($2.5bn) for their supplies of cane...

MacGregor electric cranes & hatch covers for China Navigation’s new vessels
13 August 2013: Four new 22,000dwt multi-purpose vessels for China Navigation have been designed to provide efficient, flexible freight solutions...

Metro Ports Canada Ltd. secures new business in British Columbia
13 August 2013: Metro Ports Canada Ltd., a Newfoundland and Labrador company that is wholly owned by Nautilus International Holding Corp., has executed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., a British Columbia company, for managing the operation of Westview Terminal...

Mondi launches individually traceable bag solution – the SmartID Bag
13 August 2013: The need for more precise tracking of goods is gaining increasing importance. Producers need to fight forgery and product theft, they have highly sophisticated supply chains and they want to provide consumer-oriented micro- marketing...

New fertilizer terminal for Ust-Luga in Russia
13 August 2013: The ICT group is to build a general cargo and fertilizer terminal at the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga. It will be capable of handling 4mt (million tonnes) annually and should come to operation in 2016...

New iron ore project at Qingdao
13 August 2013: A joint venture agreement has been signed in respect of a new iron ore terminal project at the Port of Dongjiakou in Qingdao, China...

Quolls could quash Rio Tinto’s plans for Australian bauxite mine
13 August 2013: Australian conservationists have called on the country’s Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler to halt Rio Tinto’s planned South of Embley bauxite mine on Cape York after the discovery of a third rare species in the region...

Rail link for Abbot Point to stretch 300km
13 August 2013: Adani Ports is to build a 300km-long railway from a new coal mine at Carmichael to the port of Abbot Point, in Australia...

Russian pulp and paper mill to shut
13 August 2013: The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill is to be shut down in a victory for environmental campaigners. The move to shut the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill has far more hope of success than previous attempts, it is believed...

Tenova Pyromet cold commissions furnaces in India
13 August 2013: Tenova Pyromet, part of Tenova Mining & Minerals, has successfully completed cold commissioning of two 33 MVA ferromanganese/silicomanganese furnaces for SARDA Metals and Alloys (SMAL) in India...

The Port of Piombino: a step into the future
13 August 2013: The port of Piombino is centrally located on Italy’s Tuscan coast. In 2012 more than three million passengers and over 900,000 vehicles passed through the port...

Updates on Rio Tinto’s Q2 2013 aluminium production
13 August 2013: Rio Tinto Alcan’s Q2 bauxite production was 21% higher than the Q2 of 2012. Strong operational performance has driven higher volumes at Weipa in line with increased bauxite requirements from the expanded Yarwun refinery and increased third party demand...

Welsh steelworks vows to clean up its act
13 August 2013: A steelworks in Wales has promised to clean up its act after complaints about dust pollution from residents, who say the UK’s current hot weather is making matters worse...

Zeeland Seaports posts good throughput figures for first half year
13 August 2013: Following a fall in maritime transshipment in the first quarter of 2013 (–3.3%), the Zeeland ports have ended the second quarter well up...

Aussie steel industry welcomes anti-dumping measures
18 July 2013: The Australian steel industry says a new anti-dumping agency could prevent the sector from losing hundreds of millions of dollars...

Bulk knowledge: soybean meal handling
18 July 2013: Over the past two decades, global production of soybean has more than doubled. Both supply and demand factors have dramatically increased the area of agricultural land utilized for the production of the oilseed grain...

Customer trial of DSH (dust suppression hopper) systems vs. existing technology
18 July 2013: The DSH hopper was installed on Unloader A to be used in the discharge of 28,000 tonnes of soybean meal from a vessel...

Cutting-edge unloading
18 July 2013: Coperion is a leading supplier of pneumatic vacuum ship unloaders for the unloading of alumina and petcoke from seagoing vessels. In 2007, the company Hartmann — which has over 100 years of experience in the field of pneumatic ship unloading — was incorporated into Coperion...

Drives & controls keeping bulk cargo on the move
18 July 2013: In line with Sycratronic® Liebherr has developed another innovative add-on feature for heavy lifts. The Vertical Line Finder is a control assistance feature which assists the operator in avoiding side pull of the load caused from...

JEM International: experienced bagging specialist
18 July 2013: JEM International, Inc. has supplied self-contained portable bagging systems for over 30 years. The majority of the systems have been used for handling grain, rice, and fertilizer bagging 50kg and 25kg open mouth bags...

Mondi and Baumit win Emballissimo award
18 July 2013: Mondi’s Sheekan Bag, an industrial bag with not only a full moisture barrier but also the Easy Seal sealable valve, has won this year’s Emballissimo award in the ‘Containment’ category...

Pulp fiction? - getting the facts on the pulp and paper market
18 July 2013: Several new pulp mills will start up Brazil in the next few months. But excess supply may cause prices to fall, particularly if China decides to buy less...

Terex Port Solutions continues success on the Mississippi River
18 July 2013: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is expanding its presence on the Mississippi River by supplying two Terex® Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners (SJS), L.L.C., based in Convent, Louisiana, USA, near New Orleans...

Twin crane christening
18 July 2013: Cooper/Consolidated, a strategic partnership between Cooper/T. Smith Corporation and CGB Enterprises, Inc., celebrated its 10th anniversary and the christening of new twin National Oilwell Varco (NOV) AmClydeTM model 28 floating cranes...

Cat® C Series knuckleboom loaders: fuel-efficiency and more lift
17 July 2013: The new Cat® C Series knuckleboom loaders from Caterpillar Forest Products feature fuel-efficient power systems, upgraded hydraulics and significantly more lift at full reach than previous models.

Coperion supplies alumina feeding technology to Dubai Aluminium
17 July 2013: Coperion GmbH,Weingarten/Germany, has successfully supplied and commissioned its automatically operating DURODENSE® pot feeding technology to Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), United Arab Emirates.

Dry bulk key area of growth for Transmarine
17 July 2013: Celebrating its 75th year, employee-owned Transmarine Navigation Corporation is a leading bulk cargo shipping agency in the United States. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, it has US offices on the US West Coast, the US Gulf and in Hawaii...

Off the rails? equipment to handle bulk cargoes by rail and barge
17 July 2013: E-Crane Worldwide, a heavy equipment design and construction company based in Belgium, with subsidiary companies in The Netherlands and in the USA...

SCHADE announces new patent for circular storage with two scraper booms
17 July 2013: SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for bulk material stockyards and blending beds..

SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T: ideal for logging camp duties
17 July 2013: With only three people living per square kilometre, it’s usually quiet in the large boreal forests of Saguenay-Lac-Saint- Jean, Canada...

Green timber handling: four SENNEBOGEN 735 M-HDs work at Pfeifer Holz
16 July 2013: In an idyllic rural setting, at the Lauterbach location, Pfeifer Holz produces not only sawn timber of fir and pine, pressboard blocks...

Peru to develop Salaverry for mineral exports
16 July 2013: Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has reached an agreement with the National Port Authority and port workers to support investment by Impala Perú of more than $130 million in the construction of a new mineral terminal at the port of Salaverry.

Port of Duisburg and Port of Antwerp strengthen co-operation
16 July 2013: The Port of Duisburg and the Port of Antwerp will work more closely in the future, in order to intensify rail and barge transport between the two regions and their hinterland...

TPP handles first Capesize vessel
16 July 2013: Terminales Portuarias del Pacifico (TPP) has successfully completed the loading of its first Capesize vessel at the Mexican port of Lazaro Cárdenas...

West Coast ports spending billions of dollars on the future
16 July 2013: Ports up and down the North American West Coast are spending billions of dollars on infrastructure improvements readying for the future and its next generation vessels of sizes once thought impossible to handle...

Coal loading trials continue at Otway terminal
15 July 2013: A second vessel, the Alpha Action, has called at the Chilean Otway Terminal to take on board a consignment of coal, as part of a series of trials...

Coquimbo to build dry bulk terminal
15 July 2013: The Chilean port of Coquimbo has announced a project to build a berth to handle the shipment of dry bulk commodities. Terminal Puerto Coquimbo (TPC), which has links to the Von Appen group, plans to build the facility to the north of the existing Berth 2 and will invest approximately...

Grain terminal opens in Odessa
15 July 2013: The first phase development of a grain terminal at the port of Odessa, in Ukraine, has been inaugurated. It has silos that are able to store 72,400 tonnes of grain and is due to become operational later this year...

Guadalfeo to enter Port of Motril
15 July 2013: The Guadalfeo sugar company is seeking a concession to operate a warehouse at the port of Motril...

Rail & barge taking cargo off busy roads
15 July 2013: The year 2013 is proving a disastrous one for logistics in Brazil, where a grains crop of 185mt (million tonnes), 20mt more than last year, is being harvested, writes Patrick Knight...

Uruguay seeks alternatives to move record soy harvest
15 July 2013: The soy harvest in Uruguay has been so good that it has surpassed the capacity of ports to export it. This, in turn, is leading to higher transport costs as a function of greater demand...

Valemax bulk carrier returns to Chinese ports
15 July 2013: A Valemax bulk carrier belonging to the Brazilian company CVRD has entered a port on China’s West Coast for the first time since the start of 2012. To prevent ‘disloyal competition’, the Chinese government banned all further calls from such vessels as of the end of January 2012...

Vizakhapatnam to build iron ore facility
15 July 2013: The Indian government has approved a $149 million project to build an iron ore handling facility at the port of Vizakhapatnam...

Barbican acquires specialist marine insurance broker
12 July 2013: Barbican Group Holdings Limited (Barbican) has today announced that it has acquired Seacurus Ltd (Seacurus), a UK-based specialist marine insurance broker...

Cavotec wins breakthrough MoorMaster™ automated mooring project in Norway
12 July 2013: Cavotec is to supply 18 MoorMaster™ 200B units for international minerals group LKAB’s new iron ore berth in Narvik, northern Norway, on behalf of the PEAB construction and civil engineering group....

HAVER & BOECKER launches subsidiary company for stocking and conveying technology
12 July 2013: Since the complete stocking and conveyor technology of the HAVER Group has been concentrated in the newly founded HAVER Intra Logistics Systems (HAVER ILS) subsidiary company early this year, the new company can already look back at the first successes...

Port Authority of Abidjan to implement a new Port Operating System
12 July 2013: In the context of the Port Authority of Abidjan’ strategy to enhance port management and operation tools as part of its ambitious goals to become the major hub of African Atlantic...

Bauxite & alumina trades
11 July 2013: Emerging and developing nations rich in mineral resources nurse the ambition of adding sufficient value to natural resources before these leave their shores, writes Kunal Bose...

Bulker classification - ushering in the new era of the ‘eco ship’
11 July 2013: In a low freight environment it is not surprising that owners are seeking commercial advantage where they can find it. What is unusual is that one of the tactics being...

Contract awarded for alternative Panama Canal
11 July 2013: Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications...

Grain trade pickup ahead - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JULY 2013
11 July 2013: Growth-inducing features are identifiable in many dry bulk commodity trades, but grain has been a prominent exception during the past twelve months...

ICS launches free guidance to shipowners
11 July 2013: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’.

International Chamber of Shipping appoints vice chairman
11 July 2013: Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a vice chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)...

Steelmaking raw materials trade contrasts
11 July 2013: Rapidly rising steel production in China, accompanied by sharply declining output in Europe, provided striking contrasts among key importers of the industry’s raw materials recently...

US government denies that it is ‘anti-coal’
11 July 2013: The US government is not waging a ‘war on coal’ but rather expects it to still play a significant role, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in late June, rejecting criticism of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan...

Videotel returns to its roots and presents two new VOD G2 training systems to the IMO
05 July 2013: Visitors to the IMO on Tuesday were surprised to find an impromptu training session taking place in the Maritime Knowledge Centre when Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the organization, was given a demonstration of Videotel’s second generation on board training system...

Associated terminal awards contract to DBIS
24 June 2013: Associated Terminals is one of the largest midstream stevedoring companies on the Mississippi River, operating a fleet of high capacity floating cranes...

ISS warns of foreign vessel reporting requirements as US Coast Guard assesses $75,000 penalty for late reporting
24 June 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of foreign vessel casualty reporting requirements following a $75,000 penalty assessment by the US Coast Guard against a cargo vessel for failure to immediately report a marine casualty...

InterManager calls for restraint following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention
20 June 2013: InterManager, the international association of in-house and third party ship managers, is calling on flag States to exercise tolerance and flexibility in the weeks and months following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention...

Agreement could breathe new life into Florida port
18 June 2013: A deal between two companies with very visible roles in the Panhandle is being touted as a potential spark for the shipping port at Port St. Joe in Florida, USA...

Bobcat Company breaks ground on $20m expansion
18 June 2013: Bobcat Company has officially broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion to create the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Bulk handling in Australasia - Page Macrae Engineering proves its worth
18 June 2013: Page Macrae Engineering recently completed an order for a major Australian client for two discharge hoppers and two diesel hydraulic grabs...

Coal handling and storage systems
18 June 2013: This article describes the collaboration that produced a circular coal-storage dome for Indonesia’s largest fertilizer producer, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Pupuk-Kaltim)...

Co-operation between AEP and E-Crane continues
18 June 2013: American Electric Power, the major electric utility company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is one of E-Crane’s largest customers in the US with no fewer than eight E-Cranes in operation...

Going Dutch
18 June 2013: The Port of Amsterdam has finally been corporatized, freeing managers to more easily access financial markets and fund investments both at home and abroad...

Grand Opening of Liebherr’s new sales and service center in Miami, Florida
18 June 2013: Under the motto “Meet Diversity and Innovation” Liebherr celebrated the grand opening of its new sales and service center on June 11, 2013 in Miami...

High performance steel wire ropes for cranes by TEUFELBERGER
18 June 2013: TEUFELBERGER Seil Ges.m.b.H. consistently stands for the highest product quality, innovation, dynamic drive, reliability, and internationality...

Keeping abreast of shiploading technologies
18 June 2013: Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related components, launched its latest material handling solution to help ship loading applications reduce downtime at ports and terminals.

Kochi frightens off investors
18 June 2013: Potential investors in a new dry bulk terminal at the Indian port of Kochi have been frightened off by regulator-determined tariffs, which are said to be uneconomical...

Majors bid for Vizag iron ore complex
18 June 2013: Two of India’s large industrial groups — Vedanta and Essar — are vying for a $154 million project to build an ore handling complex at the port of Vizakhapatnam...

Mammoth move of EMS-Tech designed & constructed stacker/reclaimers
18 June 2013: History is being made. By the time this story is published, a 1,500-tonne, 8,000tph (tonnes per hour) for iron ore, stacker/reclaimer designed and constructed by EMS-Tech Inc. of Belleville, Ontario, Canada...

Mediterranean focus
18 June 2013: Last year proved to be something of a banner year for Spanish dry bulk traffic.Total volume handled amounted to 88.5mt (million tonnes), which was an 11.5% increase over the 79mt reported for 2011...

More MacGregor K50 cranes specified for India’s bulk handling businesses
18 June 2013: In April 2013, MacGregor secured another K5036 floating crane order from one of the largest stevedoring companies on the west coast of India, M/s Shreeji Shipping...

Pair of road-mobile Siwertell unloaders for Turkish operations
18 June 2013: Cargotec has secured a new contract for two Siwertell road- mobile unloaders from Medcem Global Pazarlama AS, in Turkey...

Reputation for reliability earns Siwertell a new road-mobile unloader order
18 June 2013: A Turkish customer has returned to Siwertell for a second road- mobile unloader following the performance and reliability of its first machine; it will be used to handle cement in the city of Trabzon, Turkey...

Salaverry mineral exports to increase in importance
18 June 2013: The Peruvian port of Salaverry is expected to see significant increases in the amount of export minerals over the next few years, thereby requiring modernization of the existing dedicated terminal...

Tenova Pyromet replaces key equipment at Assmang Chrome Machadodorp
18 June 2013: Tenova Pyromet, part of the globally present Tenova Mining & Minerals, has successfully completed the replacement of Assmang Chrome Machadodorp Works Furnace No 2’s electrode pressure rings, four weeks ahead of schedule...

Two Terex® CC2800-1 crawler cranes make short work of Hawkeye Wind Farm
18 June 2013: As the United States marches toward energy independence, 2012 was a banner year for wind energy projects. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)...

Unloader that handles coal AND biomass - Siwertell’s flexible unloaders make good commercial sense
18 June 2013: As the new breed of power generation and industrial plants turn to a combination of coal and biomass, Siwertell screw-type unloaders provide the flexibility and efficiency necessary to safely handle the mix of fuels...

ABS releases ship energy efficiency measures advisory
14 June 2013: ABS, a major provider of maritime classification services, has released the ABS Ship Energy Efficiency Measures Advisory to provide guidance on the...

Aisha Steel puts $70m expansion on back burner
14 June 2013: Pakistan’s Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML) has put on hold its decision to invest fresh equity of up to $70 million until there is greater clarity on the new government’s national steel policy, according to ASML CEO Kashif Shah...

Americas Coal Trade
14 June 2013: Coal trade in the Americas has been largely influenced by weakness in the Atlantic markets during the past few months, and by industrial disputes in Colombia...

Coal trade saves the dry bulk market
14 June 2013: Drewry's latest Dry Bulk Forecaster reports that coal has been the recent saviour of the dry bulk market. Global GDP grew by 3.2% in 2012, following growth of 5.2% and 4.0% in the post-recession years of 2010 and 2011...

CVRD to build Pier IV at Ponta da Madeira
14 June 2013: CVRD has received environmental clearance for construction of Pier IV at its Ponta da Madeira maritime facility, in Maranahão...

Dedicated dry bulk terminal planned for Sohar
14 June 2013: Sohar port in Oman is to have a dedicated dry bulk terminal, handling food grain, agricultural commodities, sugar and other food- related cargo.

Iron ore trade prospects mixed - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JUNE 2013
14 June 2013: Seaborne trade in many dry bulk commodities continues to benefit from a number of positive factors. Import demand for iron ore, coal and a wide range of other minerals and industrial commodities is rising...

Mozambique to build new port at Techobanine
14 June 2013: The government of Mozambique has awarded a construction concession for the deep water port at Techobanine, in Maputo province...

Much more than painting by numbers - the difficulties faced by the marine paints and coatings market
14 June 2013: Two most significant developments, both occurring in the first decade of this millennium, posed a big challenge to marine paints manufacturers across the world...

New dry bulk plants at Magampura port
14 June 2013: A new $220 million sugar refinery is to be built at Sri Lanka's Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port by Shree Renuka Sugars Limited India, using its Lanka Sugar subsidiary...

New Mangalore Port handles largest ever coal consignment
14 June 2013: New Mangalore Port claims to have handled its largest ever consignment of coal, which was brought there by the Emma Schulte and consisted of 107,102 tonnes...

PTP Group to build new port at Villa Constitución
14 June 2013: In Argentina, the PTP Group is to build a new port facility in the free zone of Villa Constitución, which will handle dry bulk, as well as liquid bulk and containers...

Sea-Invest expands into Gdansk
14 June 2013: The Antwerp-based Sea-Invest group is to invest between €40 million and €50 million in the construction of a bulk cargo terminal at the Polish port of Gdansk...

Ship management - safety and training must come first
14 June 2013: Shipping bodies are pushing for tougher rules governing casualty investigation reports which involve the loss of life and/or vessels...

Transnet to move Botswana coal to Durban
14 June 2013: South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is assuming responsibility for the first coal exports from neighbouring Botswana, which started to be dispatched from the Port of Durban as of May...

What makes self-unloaders special?
14 June 2013: Beltship Management Limited (BML) is a joint venture company between Globe Master Management and Gypsum Transportation Limited (GTL) and has been involved in the self unloading and transshipment market for over 20 years...

Associated Terminals Awards Contract to DBIS for Terminal Management Software
12 June 2013: DBIS (software and Automation) Ltd is pleased to announce that Louisiana based Associated Terminals has selected CommTrac as their operational software for all of their terminal and midstream operations. ...

Esben Poulsson appointed as International Chamber of Shipping Vice President
12 June 2013: Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)...

Implementing an effective safety culture - ICS launches free guidance to shipowners
12 June 2013: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’...

Interval Impactors move difficult bulk materials
12 June 2013: The new PKL® Series from Martin® Vibration Systems are designed to deliver the force needed to dislodge sticky materials from process vessels, chutes, pipes and storage bins.

ISS launches new Advanced Cargo Information department for Canadian ports
12 June 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has launched an Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) department for Canadian ports following new regulations and procedures for cargo and vessel reporting by the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency)...

RINA approves new OSV rules and Environment notations
12 June 2013: International classification society RINA has launched new rules for Offshore Support Vessels, new environmental notations covering cargo handling and transhipment operations and a new guide on complete ship model calculation of passenger ships...

Spring arrived and Norway is getting GREENER: new SENNEBOGEN dealer
12 June 2013: Starting in July 2013 Sennebogen is strengthening its distributor network in Norway! In addition to its long lasting partner in Norway, IMB Maskiner AS -concentrating on the crane and port industry, VOLVO Maskin AS will join in the SENNEBOGEN-team and take over the distributorship...

Advancing steam coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2013
01 May 2013: Import demand for dry bulk commodities around the world still seems to be firmly on a moderate upwards trend, which could continue into next year and beyond...

Angamos now leading copper port in northern Chile
01 May 2013: The Chilean port of Angamos has handled 11mt (million tonnes) of copper since it first opened, making it the country’s premier export facility...

Big Bag Theory
01 May 2013: Condepols is a Spanish company with more than 40 years of experience in the transport, logistics and distribution sectors, with a focus on the manufacture and sale of Big Bags and D-Bulks...

Biomass industry must learn to adapt to challenges inherent in biomass handling and storage
01 May 2013: Developments in the use of biomass as a replacement for power generation coal in Europe has quickened pace as evidenced by growing exports from the USA, Canada, and West Africa, writes Walter Mitchell.

Breathe deeply - bulk handling using pneumatic — and mechanical — equipment
01 May 2013: Major supplier of both pneumatic and mechanical continuous ship unloaders (CSUs) VIGAN has considered the advantages offered by each system, and has shared its conclusions...

Bumper year for South America’s soya exports
01 May 2013: Another remarkable record-breaking volume of soya and grain exports is predicted for South America this year. The total could exceed 140mt (million tonnes)...

Cement handling and storage
01 May 2013: It is estimated that 5–6% of total man- made greenhouse gases are the result of cement production. Some of these emissions from conventional cement production are caused by using fossil fuels to heat up limestone to the high 1,500°C required by the process....

Chinese desert Brazil as congestion increases
01 May 2013: As some Brazilian ports now require a 40-day wait for vessels to be handled, some Chinese importers of soya have redirected vessels to ports on the US Gulf to pick up shipments from suppliers in that country...

Costa Rica dry bulk terminal gets the go-ahead
01 May 2013: The government and a private consortium have given the go- ahead to construction of a new dry bulk facility on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica...

Global cement trades
01 May 2013: Deceleration in economic growth, high inflation refusing to go away and policy paralysis as parliamentary elections are due next year has left the Indian cement industry...

Heyl & Patterson joins PA mining initiative in Southern Africa
01 May 2013: Heyl & Patterson Inc., a renowned global suppler of thermal processing systems and bulk material handling, announced in late April that it has joined the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX)...

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in the Amazon
01 May 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is set to capitalize on the growing demand for its services in the Amazon and Brazil...

Italiana Coke buys into Genova
01 May 2013: Italiana Coke has acquired the dry bulk terminal in the Italian port of Genova for around €10 million. It purchased the facility,Terminal Rifuse Genova, from Euroports...

New agribulk terminal in Chiapas
01 May 2013: Gramosa Agroalimentos has invested $5.6 million in the phase one construction of its new Agribulk terminal in the Mexican port of Chiapas...

New grain terminal for Quequén
01 May 2013: An Argentinian consortium is to invest $58 million in a new grain and oils terminal in the port of Quequén. The consortium...

New leadership at ABS & ABS Group
01 May 2013: ABS, a major provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, has announced a change in leadership with the election of Christopher J.Wiernicki, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of ABS...

ORTS celebrates 40 years in the grab business
01 May 2013: German company ORTS GmbH Maschinenfabrik has been operating successfully on the grabs market for over 40 years. For the last 20 years, the company has also supplied...

Oslo office strengthens Braemar Seascope
01 May 2013: Braemar Seascope is further strengthening its shipbroking division by opening a new tanker chartering office in Oslo. This follows the recent establishment of a deep sea tanker chartering desk in Houston...

Russian cargo sustains Finnish dry bulk terminals
01 May 2013: In 2012, the western Finnish Port of Kokkola reported dry bulk traffic of 7.5mt (million tonnes) compared to the 7.8mt handled in 2011...

Shiploaders arrive at Sudeste port in Brazil
01 May 2013: The new Sudeste super port being built by MMX in Brazil has taken delivery of two shiploaders built in China. The company has invested around $20 million in these machines, each of which can handle 12,000 tonnes of iron ore per hour.

Shipowners and unions raise concern at casualty reporting failures
01 May 2013: Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions...

Strategic alliance created for Transfer Point Technologies
01 May 2013: Two global innovators in bulk material handling technologies have formed a strategic alliance specifically to design and manufacture state-of-the-art conveyor solutions for engineered transfer points...

Tighter discharge regulations to protect marine environment
01 May 2013: Recent amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) have created a tougher regime for shippers and crews over discharges into the sea...

Valemax vessels service ArcelorMittal
01 May 2013: CVRD has used a Valemax vessel for the first time to transport iron ore to Arcelor Mittal via the port of Rotterdam.The initial shipment was handled by EMO...

Mark Howard appointed by Coeclerici Coal and Fuels SpA as senior advisor
25 April 2013: Another success for its business strategy, the Coeclerici Group has hired as senior advisor Mark Howard, who was head of coal and salt operations at the Rio Tinto Group for more than twelve years...

Alcoa bemoans ‘too much of a good thing’
24 April 2013: Alcoa, the world’s biggest aluminium maker by revenue wishes there were less aluminium in the world, but it says there is only so much it can do about it...

Bulk bag unloader streamlines filling station
24 April 2013: National Bulk Equipment (NBE) has developed a bulk bag unloader and bag dump station, to supply secondary ingredients to 20,000 lb/hour bulk bag filling stations...

Starlinger to unveil FIBC loom at this year’s Chinaplas 2013
24 April 2013: For a long while, the news around looms for FIBC fabric has been rather quiet. Now the time has come for something new in this area...

Stockyard systems
24 April 2013: In Liberia, iron ore was already being produced before the Liberian civil war. Today,ArcelorMittal is again engaged in the production of iron ore and the product is being shipped as a raw material...

ABG to open two bulk terminals at Vizag port
23 April 2013: ABG-LDA Bulk Handling expect to have its fertilizer berths in place at Visakhapatnam port, in India, by the end of 2014 after having achieved financial closure for the...

BCT coal exports on the increase
23 April 2013: The Baltic Coal Terminal, which is situated in the Latvian port of Ventspils, boosted export coal consignments by 18% last year to 4.8 million tonnes...

Belt conveying processes optimized for productivity and cost
23 April 2013: The application of innovative torque sensing technology is bringing a new level of control to demanding belt conveying applications.This has the potential to revolutionize the dry bulk handling process, with vastly improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness...

Beumer conveyors: reliable under tough conditions
23 April 2013: At Mining World Russia 2013, the international exhibition for mining and processing of metals and minerals (from 14 to 16 May, Moscow)...

Combination cradle absorbs impacts
23 April 2013: An innovative impact cradle design is helping bulk material handlers protect conveyor belts and structures from falling material in loading zones, reducing equipment damage and downtime while stabilizing the belt line to prevent dust and spillage. The EVO® Combination Cradle from Martin Engineering features steel-reinforced impact bars and adjustable wing supports to match standard trough angles of 20o, 35o or 45o.

CVRD eyes southern Chinese distribution hub
23 April 2013: CVRD is looking into the possibility of creating an iron ore distribution hub at the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang. An agreement has apparently already been signed...

Decision time imminent on Paradip coal and ore berths
23 April 2013: The decision over what to do with the projected coal and iron ore berths at Paradip hangs in the balance. Contracts with successful bidders were signed nearly four years ago...

Essar Ports commissions Paradip dry bulk terminal
23 April 2013: Essar Ports has commissioned a 16 million tonne per annum dry bulk terminal at the Indian port of Paradip. This is involved the upgrading and mechanization of the 230m-long CQ3 berth...

Gammon to build Mormugao coal terminal
23 April 2013: Gammon Infrastructure has been awarded a contract to build and operate a new coal terminal at the port of Mormugao in India...

Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway system
23 April 2013: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes...

Murmansk coal terminal to go ahead
23 April 2013: Siberian Business Union (SBU) and Kuzbassrazrezugol are to invest more than $200 million in phase 1 of the Murmansk coal port project...

Regional Report: South Africa - April 2013: bulk market copes well with myriad challenges in 2012
23 April 2013: Following good bulk export volume in 2011 from South African ports but growth in 2012 unfortunately slowed a little in spite of an initial positive outlook...

Richards Bay leads increase in South African exports
23 April 2013: In 2012, dry bulk exports from South Africa rose by 4.8% to 148.4mt (million tonnes), according to Transnet National Ports Authority...

South East Asia
23 April 2013: One of the India’s fastest growing seaports, Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities...

The greatness of grabs
23 April 2013: For more than 60 years, Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG – SMAG for short – with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...

Asia coal trade 2013
22 April 2013: As has been the case for several years now, coal industry participants are hoping that China will lead the way when a sustainable economic recovery finally arrives after such a long period in the doldrums...

Asian agribulk
22 April 2013: The World Bank says global food prices fell for six months in a row till February. However, food prices still remained uncomfortably close to the August 2012 peak levels...

Big in bulk: OVET remains at the top of its game
22 April 2013: OVET B.V. offers a wide range of stevedoring service. It can handle commodities including: coal, coke, petcoke, ores, minerals and scrap...

Braemar SA recruits for the future
22 April 2013: In a move which reinforces its commitment to future growth, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA), announces important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations...

EMO, 40 years fully equipped to meet customers’ expectations
22 April 2013: Since 1973, the EMO terminal in the Rotterdam Port has been a major hub in transporting coal and iron ore from all over the world to the European hinterland. EMO has always been a reliable partner for its customers in helping to control these flows of goods by...

Magnificent seven as Liberia endorses Videotel training programmes
22 April 2013: Videotel has been approved by the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR/the Liberian Registry). This brings to 17 the total number of Videotel courses approved by LISCR and further cements Videotel’s long term connection with the Liberian Registry...

Management changes at NORDEN - new head of Dry Cargo Department appointed
22 April 2013: With 24 years of experience in the shipping industry, Ejner Bonderup has taken up the position as head of NORDEN’s largest business area, dry cargo, at a point where the global dry cargo market is struggling with historically low rates and too many new ships in the sea...

Polish Register of Shipping keeps vessel and crew safety firmly at the forefront
22 April 2013: Classification societies are committed to ensuring the safety of vessels and are not typical profit-driven commercial companies...

Sea Marshals urges ship operators to stay vigilant in high risk area
22 April 2013: The threat to maritime trade from Somali pirates continues and ship operators should stay vigilant and adhere to best management practices, according to leading private maritime security company Sea Marshals Ltd, which counsels against complacency at this time.

Soya imports assist positive picture - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2013
22 April 2013: Despite uncertainty about how solidly the global economy is likely to grow in the period ahead, there is optimism about dry bulk trade expansion. Clear signs of larger commodity movements on a number of routes have emerged...

Thomas Miller strengthens Asia Pacific office
22 April 2013: Andrew Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific) Ltd with effect from April 2013...

Water, water everywhere — but it must be safe to drink
22 April 2013: The entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) in August 2013 will for the first time set out regulations specifying the need to maintain high-quality drinking water standards onboard ship which protect crew from waterborne health risks...

Wilhelmsen grows safety services in Australia
22 April 2013: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service station facilities in Darwin in direct response to market demand for the Life Raft Exchange (LRE) programme...

Argentine terminal opts for E-Crane
22 March 2013: In early 2013,Terminal 6 S.A in Argentina placed an order for a new 1500 Series, Model 11264 PD-E E-Crane with 26.4m (86.5ft) outreach and a lift capacity of 19 metric tonnes...

Biomass logistics
22 March 2013: New markets like the biofuels industry transcend oceans and connect suppliers and partners across continents...

Hamilton exports massive unit cargoes
22 March 2013: In September last year, as part of a departure from the Port of Hamilton, Hamilton/Oakville-based manufacturer Hooper Engineered Vessels International (HEVI) loaded four process towers, measuring between...

Mobile shiploading system for Riga
22 March 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a mobile materials transfer and shiploading system for Riga Fertilizer Terminal (RFT) in Latvia...

Pit to Port with Royal HaskoningDHV
22 March 2013: ‘Pit to Port’ operations are widespread throughout the resource industry. Because coastal reserves deplete and demand increases, there is a general push towards inland reserves...

Specialized logistics coping with out-of-gauge cargoes
22 March 2013: The provision by logistics majors of project logistics and specialist warehousing and storage services is now a global affair...

Steel industry has ‘annus horribilis’
22 March 2013: Overcapacity across the continents, a disturbingly large fall in demand — particularly from Europe which is struggling to recover from the 2008/09 brutal recession — and prices down between...

Another customer uses the new coal terminal at the Niedersachsenbrücke Jetty in Wilhelmshaven
20 March 2013: The investments are now bearing fruit: the local terminal operator, Rhenus Midgard, has been working hard to encourage coal consumers in the energy sector to make use of the benefits of its facilities; and it has been able to increase coal volumes for the first time...

Carrying the bulk load -keeping up with conveyor belt technology
20 March 2013: Few would argue with the assertion that a single serious conveyor accident can cost more money and anguish than virtually any safety programme. Most people would also agree that employees ...

CFS Handling unveils EGV 260/8-1000 electro-hydraulic grab
20 March 2013: Italian company CFS Handling has given Dry Cargo International details of its latest grab, the electro hydraulic EGV 260/8-1000, which has been specifically designed for scrap handling...

China to clear calls by Valemax carriers
20 March 2013: CVRD believes that its Valemax bulk carriers will be given clearance to call at ports in China this year. Up until recently, the 400,000dwt ships have...

China’s upwards trend in bulk imports continues
20 March 2013: Many signs emerging recently have bolstered predictions of further substantial growth in China’s dry bulk commodity imports during 2013...

Damen introduces new Anchor Handler design
20 March 2013: Following the company’s ambitions to increase its market share in the offshore industry, Damen heavily invests in designing state of the art vessels for several offshore sub-markets, noticeably the Offshore Support, Offshore Wind, (Seismic) Research and Transport & Installation industries.

Drewry Dry Bulk Forecaster & Insight reports for February 2013
20 March 2013: Drewry‘s latest Dry Bulk Forecaster report suggest that strapped shipowners will scrap younger and younger ships this year as the dry bulk market wallows in the doldrums..

Dry bulk in the Baltics - dealing with a wide variety of commodities
20 March 2013: The large number of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea generate a variety of dry bulk traffic, from more traditional coal in the Baltic States and Poland, to a more diverse range at ports in Sweden and Denmark...

From quarry to consumer - Beumer to present equipment at ‘bauma’ exhibition in April
20 March 2013: At bauma 2013, the international trade show for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment (April 15–21, Munich, Germany)...

HBT given permission to withdraw equipment from Haldia
20 March 2013: Haldia Bulk Terminal in India, despite being allowed to remove handling equipment from its former concession at the port of Haldia, has...

High-performance antifouling from SIGMA ECOFLEET® 690
20 March 2013: The newest addition to the SIGMA ECOFLEET range provides predictable antifouling protection at variable operating speeds in aggressive fouling environments for short sea and coastal shipping...

intergroup — offering whole-chain integrated logistics services
20 March 2013: intergroup provides a wide and fully-integrated management for cargoes, along the whole logistic chain: marine terminal activities, transport, packaging, warehousing, handling of special cargo handling and services for ferries, ro-ro and cruises, and therefore as a group, it offers a tailor-made service while keeping highly competitive prices.

International Paint launches revolutionary fouling control technologies
20 March 2013: Introducing Intercept®8000 LPP, a new patented biocidal antifouling set to revolutionize predictability in hull coating performance and Intersleek®1100SR the industry’s first patented biocide-free slime-release technology.

Liebherr reviews performance of its mobile harbour cranes in 2012
20 March 2013: In 2012 Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes achieved the highest annual turnover in history, as well as reaching a remarkable milestone with the delivery of its 1,000th mobile harbour crane...

Most port operations continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez
20 March 2013: Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that most port operations are currently continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and canal convoys have not been interrupted despite ongoing disturbances...

Safety at sea – are we doing all that we can?
20 March 2013: More seafarers dead on bulk carriers. Another round of condolences. No action. That was again the response by the shipping industry to the news that the Panama-registered...

Shipowners commit to UK Club in tough market
20 March 2013: The UK P&I Club (the UK Club) has announced that it has attracted over three million gross tonnes of new tonnage, following the closure of the renewal season on 20 February...

Some advantages for dry bulk trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK March 2013
20 March 2013: Forecasts of world seaborne dry bulk trade in 2013 still point to solid growth. Commodity import demand in numerous countries seems set to increase...

Subic Bay coal transshipment operation not as efficient as hoped
20 March 2013: CVRD has been experiencing problems with the hub operation that it has established at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Each of the Valemax vessels has reportedly been delayed by up to 30 days at the port due to the erratic scheduling of shuttle carriers...

Tangshan to get five coal berths
20 March 2013: China's National Development and Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for the construction of two more coal berths at the port of Tangshan.

United Kingdom the business of bulk
20 March 2013: BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, has recently completed a berth capacity study for Knauf ahead of significant planned investment for its jetty located on the River Swale in the south east of England.

World grain trade
20 March 2013: Global growth is projected to strengthen gradually, averaging 3.5% during 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but remains fragile with unemployment remaining unacceptably high in many countries...

World premiere: SENNEBOGEN 875 E-Series - the optimal machine for port handling
11 March 2013: At bauma, with the 875 E-Series, SENNEBOGEN is presenting a product innovation, with ranges of up to 27m and a maximum load capacity of 7.5t, that completely satisfies demanding port handling requirements...

Mobile shiploading system commissioned
25 February 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a fully customized mobile shiploading system for Van Oord, to load over 100,000 tonnes of aggregate to Handymax vessels...

A flexible approach lies behind’s Geldof’s bulk handling success
19 February 2013: Geldof is a major European supplier of solutions for the storage, handling and processing of bulk solids, liquids and gasess...

Aurecon helps in sugar terminal rebuild
19 February 2013: To assist with the rebuild of the Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal (LBST) in Queensland, Australia, engineering, project delivery and advisory services provider Aurecon supplied a full suite of services to Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL)...

Bright outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2013
19 February 2013: Many signs pointing to rising commodity import demand around the world are clearly visible. The additional volumes probably will enable global seaborne dry bulk trade to grow solidly...

Copersucar to be expanded
19 February 2013: The sugar terminal operated by Copersucar in the port of Santos, Brazil, will double its handling capacity from 5mt (million tonnes) per year to 10mt per year as of the first quarter of 2013...

Developments in coal terminals worldwide
19 February 2013: Last year proved another strong year for Newcastle coal exports, with Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) reporting over 105mt (million tonnes) throughput in 2012, 8.3% higher than 2011...

Dry bulk unloading solutions at E-Crane Worldwide: Premier Cement Mills E-Cranes commmissioned
19 February 2013: Designed specifically for barge and ship unloading, E-Crane is a proven and trusted solution in many bulk material handling industries...

E­Crane users in the USA benefit from improved customer service
19 February 2013: In January of 2013, E-Crane USA Service Group kicked off a new satellite service centre based in Birmingham,AL. The new Gulf Coast Service Group will support 14 clients (15 E-Cranes) in the Gulf Coast region.

Eurosilos ideal for the storage of a wide variety of bulk commodities
19 February 2013: Eurosilo is a major Dutch engineering and contracting company that specializes in the storage of non-free-flowing bulk solids...

Facing the challenges: coal handling systems
19 February 2013: Imagine a pit-to-port stock management solution that provides constant knowledge and control of stock levels, grades, sizing, locations and provides daily reconciliations between book...

Itaquí to boost bulk infrastructure
19 February 2013: The Brazilian port of Itaquí is implementing a $3.19 billion upgrade programme, which aims to boost infrastructure. This will fund at least 16 new berths, the rebuilding of existing ones and...

Keeping safety at the forefront with RightShip
19 February 2013: Since its inception in 2001, third party ship vetting specialist RightShip has helped to improve global marine safety standards...

Martin Engineering vibrating tables deliver efficient compaction
19 February 2013: Cougar® vibrating tables from Martin Engineering are designed to settle a broad range of bulk materials, helping packagers and manufacturers compact a variety of bulk solids with different...

New Brazilian sugar and grain terminal
19 February 2013: Rumo Logística has inaugurated the first phase of its multi modal terminal at Itirapina in the interior of São Paulo state...

New river port at Santa Fe
19 February 2013: Authorities in Argentina are to issue a 33-year concession for $160 million river port at Santa Fe in 2013...

New service linking Brazil with Cape Verde
19 February 2013: The Brazilian port of Mucuripe is to be the starting point for a new shipping line service that will link South America to Cape Verde in Africa...

Running a tight ship - the vital role of the ship agent
19 February 2013: Eric Barnard, GAC Group Sales Director of Shipping, explains that the role of the ship agent is much more than providing agency services, it’s about helping customers grow...

Soya from Salvador in boxes
19 February 2013: Salvador container terminal in north eastern Brazil has commenced the dispatch of soya in containers. Consignments are being exported to the port of Yokohama in Japan...

Space-saving and extra quiet: The SENNEBOGEN 850 R in Alkmaar
19 February 2013: A new SENNEBOGEN 850 R recently began to unload incoming ships at the waterfront of the Dutch company de Vries & van de Wiel in Alkmaar. Located on the peninsula between the North Sea and IJsselmeer...

Topolobampo to build agribulk terminal
19 February 2013: Topolobampo port authority in Mexico has issued a tender for the construction and operation of a new agribulk terminal. On offer is a 25-year concession, including a possible six-year extension...

Tough times ahead for sugar industry
19 February 2013: The world sugar industry, which found sweetener prices down by over 20% last year, is not going to get any respite in the current season to end in September 2013...

Transloading, transshipping and offshore stevedoring
19 February 2013: It is arguable that economic growth of a particular country depends on its ability to provide adequate infrastructure to facilitate growth. This statement is especially true...

World coal trade 2012
19 February 2013: At the beginning of 2012, in terms of the global economy, the new year got off to a better start than was expected in some aspects, with employment data from the USA showing encouraging improvements. Financial markets were showing more positive signs during the first week of 2012 and the mining sector took a boost after some positive trade data was published in China.

1,000th Liebherr mobile harbour crane starts operation
01 January 2013: Recently, the 1,000th Liebherr mobile harbour crane has been delivered and erected at Montoir Bulk Terminal (MBT). The new LPS 550 is going to play a major role in MBT’s cargo handling chain in order to optimize bulk transport...

A forerunner on the tides of change: first ship calls at the Port of Sept-Îles
01 January 2013: The Eternus, an Isle of Man registered vessel, sailing from Falmouth, United Kingdom, was the first ship to arrive at the Port of Sept-Îles this year, at 5:20 a.m. on 4 January 2013...

B&W is now SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd
01 January 2013: B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd. evolved into SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. as of 1 January 2013. This progression is a reflection of the tremendous success SAMSONTM equipment has always enjoyed worldwide...

Bulk export of coal from Botswana via Maputo corridor – a feasible option
01 January 2013: Grindrod Terminals was one of the four partners to have participated in the recent rail trial to export coal from Botswana via the Maputo corridor...

Cargotec wins contract to supply two large Siwertell unloaders to Vietnam
01 January 2013: In November 2012, Cargotec secured a breakthrough contract for two large Siwertell coal unloaders from Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPC), part of the Formosa Plastics Group...

Defying the odds global ambitions for newly established Rocktree Logistics
01 January 2013: When Daniele Pratolongo established shipping and logistics provider Rocktree Logistics in 2011, his goal was to establish a logistics solutions provider that would defy the odds. Now, as Rocktree passes its one-year anniversary, the company has done just that.

Dry bulk handling in the US Gulf region
01 January 2013: St. James Stevedoring is a midstream stevedore on the lower Mississippi. It operates six midstream ship berths and one barge to land berth between lower Mississippi Mile 121 and Mile 167...

Dry bulk trade’s healthy progress
01 January 2013: Over the past year economic activity around the world slowed further and, in some countries, a return to recession was experienced. Yet global commodity import demand continued growing...

Essar Ports commissions 16mt terminal at Paradip
01 January 2013: Essar Ports, part of steel to oil refinery Essar Group, has scaled up its multi-port cargo handling capacity to over 100mt (million tonnes) by recently commissioning a 16mt fully mechanized all weather dry bulk terminal at Paradip Port on India’s east coast in Orissa...

EUROPORTS relocates international headquarters to Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
01 January 2013: Major bulk and breakbulk port operator Euroports, is relocating its international headquarters to Hoofddorp,The Netherlands. The move, which should be completed in Q1 2013, brings Euroports closer to the heart of the European maritime supply chain community and will further s

Forestry products terminal for El Ferrol in Spain
01 January 2013: El Ferrol port authority in Spain has awarded a concession to the ENCE group to handle forestry products at a new terminal in the port outer harbour...

Freight rates — what we can expect in 2013
01 January 2013: Bulk carrier freight rates are still being dictated by excess vessel supply. However, some analysts believe new operational strategies forged at the darkest depths of this year’s

Germany - Engineering, Equipment, Ports & Terminals
01 January 2013: Industrial process chains in the construction sector are in a state of constant development. The SMB Group offer systems and conveyor technologies that can be tailored to meet business needs, from delivery to reloading...

Grain import demand falters - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - Jan 2013
01 January 2013: Global dry bulk seaborne trade looks set to continue growing at a moderate rate during 2013. Some negative influences are very prominent...

Handling system ensures compliance at start of WIP application
01 January 2013: Superior Industries, North American combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related accessories, will be presenting its systems at its booth at bauma 2013 in April this year...

HAVER & BOECKER: complete systems supplier
01 January 2013: The HAVER Group produces solutions for storing, packing, palletizing and loading processes in the cement, building products, minerals and chemical industries...

Higher rate of planting leads to record crop — and exports — of Brazilian soya
01 January 2013: In Brazil, a record soya crop will allow 55mt (million tonnes) of beans, meal and oil to be exported this year. A total of 28mt of the beans will go to China...

Indian shipbuilding industry pushes for government subsidies
01 January 2013: Indian shipbuilders denied of government subsidy since 2007 suffer a cost disadvantage of up to 50% vis-à- vis their peers in China and to a lesser extent South Korea...

Martin Engineering transfer point upgrades raise throughput and cut dust
01 January 2013: The largest independent terminal operator in North America has announced completion of a load-out hopper and four belt conveyors capable of carrying as much as 1,500 metric tonnes per hour of mineral ore concentrate, complete with five transfer points that comply with the company’...

Missed opportunity to correct capital gains exchange rate distortions on ships
01 January 2013: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says it is regrettable that changes announced for inclusion in the UK Finance Bill 2013 have failed to remove exchange rate distortions from the calculation of capital gains on ships.

N.M. Heilig B.V. - serving the bulk market with a wide range of equipment
01 January 2013: N.M. Heilig B.V. is a manufacturer of durable installations and components for the international dry bulk industry. The company offers equipment to satisfy almost every need related to the transshipment and storage of material in dry bulk terminals...

Ontario grain sets sail for global markets
01 January 2013: Each autumn, through the months of October, November and December, farmers from all over southern Ontario bring their grain into Hamilton’s terminals. Throughout this busy season, several hundred trucks and railcars per day will be unloaded...

Railcar opener improves unloading efficiency at Cemex
01 January 2013: A powerful pneumatic railcar opener has solved persistent work slowdowns caused by difficulty opening discharge gates, allowing the CEMEX Cement Terminal in Sacramento to maintain its aggressive schedule, while minimizing risk to personnel and damage to gates...

Rhenus Midgard in Wilhelmshaven: first fully laden Capesize vessel ever to arrive at a German Seaport
01 January 2013: The NAVIOS POLLUX was the first fully laden Capesize ship to reach Rhenus Midgard’s expanded Niedersachsenbrucke jetty in Wilhelmshaven in November last year...

Rotterdam focus January 2013
01 January 2013: Rotterdam is one of the main ports and the largest logistic and industrial hubs of Europe. With an annual throughput of 434.6mt (million tonnes) of cargo in 2011, Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe...

SENNEBOGEN 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: highly dependable all-rounder
01 January 2013: SENNEBOGEN has unveiled its 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: a new machine for universal deployment in a wide range of heavy-duty tasks on construction sites and in the extractive industry...

SENNEBOGEN adds Rish Equipment to dealer network
01 January 2013: SENNEBOGEN expects to see its green machine material handlers taking a stronger position in West Virginia, USA, through the efforts of its newest distributor.

Shiploader for TPT Richards Bay Terminal
01 January 2013: A R140 million, general bulk shiploader procured for South Africa’s Port of Richards Bay is the latest addition in Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT) R33 billion Market Demand Strategy (MDS) investment programme...

Terex Corporation announces senior leadership changes
01 January 2013: Kevin Bradley, currently President, Terex Cranes, will transition to the role of senior vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately after the filing of the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for 2012. Bradley was named President,Terex Cranes in January 2011...

Terex Port Solutions receives first order for new Model 2 harbour crane
01 January 2013: In June last year,Terex Port Solutions launched the new Terex® Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane as the first crane in its Small Crane Family. The Model 2 crane also includes a new crane type based on proven mobile harbour crane technology, the G HRK rubber-tyred portal harbour crane...

The age of the CSU – continuous ship unloaders for an efficient bulk process
01 January 2013: For efficient unloading of grain and other bulk goods, both mechanical ship unloading systems like the Bühler Portalink and Portalino and pneumatic ship unloaders like the Bühler Portanova are employed worldwide...

Ust-Luga piles on coal export tonnage
01 January 2013: The Rosterminalugol coal handling facility in the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga announced that it had handled its 10 millionth tonne of coal on 17 September 2012...

An extremely dependable all-rounder: the new SENNEBOGEN 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane
04 December 2012: SENNEBOGEN presents the 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: a new machine for universal deployment in a wide range of heavy-duty tasks on construction sites and in the extractive industry.

SENNEBOGEN presents the 8130 EQ: 75% more energy efficient thanks to its balance technology and electric motor
19 November 2012: A new dimension in energy efficiency – the SENNEBOGEN 8130 EQ demonstrates its credentials as a balance material handling machine through its energy efficiency and excellent value for money.

Behind closed doors at the Dunlop laboratory
12 November 2012: When the going gets tough, many companies resort to cutting back on sales staff or research and development. Sometimes they do both...

Bulk in bags
12 November 2012: Nectar Group has provided an expert and bespoke service to the dry bulk handling market since its inception in 1972. The success of services provided by the group has been...

Cement handling and storage
12 November 2012: CFS International Engineering Handling is a major designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment. The company’s product range includes mechanical, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic buckets as well as hydraulic...

ClassNK, IHI Marine United, Diesel United, and IBM Japan to Develop New Ship Maintenance Software
12 November 2012: ClassNK, IHI Marine United (IHIMU), Diesel United (DU) and IBM Japan have announced they will jointly develop a ship maintenance management system to help reduce ship lifecycle cost...

E-Crane handles fertilizer with ease
12 November 2012: The E-Crane excels when it comes to bulk material handling applications requiring heavy-duty production cycles...

Flexible stockyard management systems from Telestack
12 November 2012: The storage of bulk material is still a very important factor with transferring/processing materials globally. The fluctuation of commodity pricing/supply means the management...

Hitachi dealer celebrates 60th anniversary
12 November 2012: Belgium’s official Hitachi dealer, Luyckx, celebrated its 60th anniversary with its largest ever open house event, which attracted more than 15,000 visitors...

iSAM commissions new EMO shiploader
12 November 2012: In June 2012 iSAM AG finished commissioning its first shiploader for barges and seagoing vessels at Europees Massagoed- Overslagbedrijf (EMO) BV in Europort Rotterdam, Netherlands...

Italian equipment manufacturers
12 November 2012: SIG Societa` Italiana Gomma SpA is a renowned Italian manufacturer of rubber conveyor belts. More than 50 years of experience in this industry means...

Making a clean sweep
12 November 2012: Cleaning equipment supplier Dulevo International offers a range of solutions to help keep the bulk handling process clean and safe. The bulk handling environment can be extremely dusty and dirty...

New Martin screen vibrators deliver efficiency and design freedom
12 November 2012: A world-renowned provider of engineered vibration for bulk material handling has introduced a new family of electric screen vibrators for regular duty and hazardous environments.

New onboard truck ramps save time
12 November 2012: Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related accessories...

Sennebogen maXcab industrial cab: optimal ergonomics and outstanding overview
12 November 2012: The SENNEBOGEN maXcab industrial cab is used wherever challenging material handling tasks are carried out. To make the working environment even more ergonomic and safe for drivers...

Siwertell screw-type CSU specified for Philippines power plant
12 November 2012: In addition to reliability, efficiency and environmentally friendly operations, benefits of a Siwertell ship unloader recently ordered from Cargotec include reduced jetty construction costs...

Stewart Group becomes ALS Inspection
12 November 2012: Stewart Group, the Liverpool-based inspection and analysis company has rebranded to form ALS Inspection. The move follows the acquisition of Stewart Group last year by Australian testing services company ALS Group...

Tenova TAKRAF wins repeat order from New Zealand
12 November 2012: After the successful supply and installation in 2011 of a lignite- capable plant to New Zealand’s RCR Energy Systems, RCR has now requested Tenova Takraf Africa, formerly Bateman South Africa...

‘Green Dolphin’ Handysize design shown at Posidonia
09 November 2012: A new ‘green’ bulker concept design was unveiled at Posidonia this year, which took place 4–8 June in Athens, Greece...

4B extends range of deep-drawn SPS Super Starco elevator buckets
09 November 2012: 4B has announced the introduction of more and bigger sizes of the popular pressed steel SPS elevator bucket...

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations
09 November 2012: There are some clearly identifiable steps which need to be taken to enhance shipping’s already very impressive record of maritime safety, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe. Speaking at the IMO Alternative...

Another grain trade shake-up
09 November 2012: Global grain trade is experiencing another upheaval. Dramatic reductions in recent US and Black Sea region harvests have sharply limited the volume of grain supplies available...

Baltic Coal Terminal handles record volume
09 November 2012: The Baltic Coal Terminal in the Port of Ventspils in Latvia has reported that in the first eight months of this year, coal volume rose by 28% to more than 3.5 million tonnes.

Cargo Care unveils new hatch cover support pad
09 November 2012: Hatch cover and ro-ro equipment specialist Cargo Care unveiled its latest product development during the popular SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Germany in early September...

Chiapas to have new minerals terminal
09 November 2012: The new minerals terminal at the Mexican port of Chiapas, which will cover an area of 18,500 m2, will have the ability to store around 25,000 tonnes...

ClassNK welcomes world’s first specialized nickel ore carrier to register
09 November 2012: In late October, the world’s largest classification society ClassNK (chairman and president: Noboru Ueda), announced that the world’s first specialized vessel for the carriage of nickel ore has been built and registered to the NK class...

DBIS preferred supplier for Transnet
09 November 2012: Transnet Port Terminals, the South African national port Company, has selected CommTrac as the standard solution for its bulk terminals...

Dry bulk in Belgium
09 November 2012: Belgium-based VIGAN Engineering S.A. is more than just a manufacturer of shiploaders/unloaders, but is also a global solutions provider for port development projects...

E-Crane acquires Polish ‘Famaba’ company
09 November 2012: In mid-August this year, the E-Crane® Group of Companies, a major manufacturer of cranes for handling bulk materials, announced that it had succeeded in the acquisition of the Polish company...

Ejner Bonderup heads NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Department
09 November 2012: On 22 October 2012, Ejner Bonderup took up the position of head of NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Department. At the same time, he became part of the executive management...

ESSEX to use Codelco’s Barquito port
09 November 2012: Chile’s state copper company, Codelco, has announced that its Salvador division and ESSEX Holdings had signed a recent contract that will double the movement of carg...

Global fertilizer outlook
09 November 2012: In the latest assessment of prospects for the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded that uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook.

Gramosa’s Chiapas agribulk terminal opens in October
09 November 2012: At the time of writing, Gramosa Agroalimentos was scheduled to inaugurate the initial stage of its new agribulk terminal at the Mexican port of Chiapas in...

ICS disappointment at IMO fuel study decision
09 November 2012: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent more than 80% of the world merchant fleet...

IEA Clean Coal Centre reports on seaborne coal trade
09 November 2012: Impacts of seaborne trade on coal importing countries – Pacific market, CCC/202 by Paul Baruya is the latest report from the IEA Clean Coal Centre...

Indian ports hit by heavy duties on iron ore exports
09 November 2012: Indian dry bulk cargo ports with berths dedicated to handling iron ore shipments have fallen victim to the federal government making it increasingly difficult to export the mineral by way of imposing a stiff duty of 30% on both lump ore and fines...

ISS appoints new Americas manager
09 November 2012: Major global maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Francisco Villagran to a new role as Regional Operations Manager, Americas with effect from 1 October 2012...

Lazara Cardenas bulk terminal starts operations
09 November 2012: The new TPP bulk handling facility at the Mexican port of Lazaro Ca´rdenas has commenced operations. It’s the first and only terminal of its type at the port...

Liebherr extends series of maritime heavy lift cranes
09 November 2012: On the occasion of the SMM fair trade 2012, Liebherr announced that the existing series of heavy lift cranes will be extended by one type per year.

MAJ highlights shipping’s safety mission
09 November 2012: Shipping is on a mission to ensure the safety of lives at sea. That was the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, as the global shipping...

Mobile Siwertell unloaders meet multiple port needs
09 November 2012: New mobile Siwertell units have been ordered from Cargotec to meet the specific needs of three ports; all will benefit from high-capacity, dust-free bulk handling operations and low noise levels, ensuring minimal environmental impact...

NORDEN wins prize for 2011 annual report
09 November 2012: On 17 September 2012, NORDEN received a special prize for the way its Annual Report 2011 describes expectations for the future...

Port of Pori prepares for the future
09 November 2012: Both clear weather and clouds are on the horizon in the Baltic Sea region. The Port of Pori in the west coast of Finland is preparing for the future with optimistic expectations...

Punta Lackwater receives shiploaders
09 November 2012: The shiploaders purchased by the Chilean mining company Mina Invierno for its Patagonian port of Punta Lackwater have been delivered...

Reducing downtime and operating costs
09 November 2012: Hamburg-based MACS Maritime Carrier GmbH & Co — which carries breakbulk and project cargoes, as well as containers...

San Martín on verge of collapse
09 November 2012: A recent study undertaken by the Dock Workers Cooperative has indicated that operations at the Argentinian river port of San Marti´n may well collapse next year given a predicted...

Sea Marshals gains ISO approval in record month
09 November 2012: Private Maritime Security expert Sea Marshals has gained ISO9001:2008 approval in a month which saw the company protect a record number of vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden — up 22% on the previous month...

STCW compliance: when training delivers what technology cannot
09 November 2012: The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what...

Steam coal trade still buoyant - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2012
09 November 2012: Uncertainty about future global commodity import demand over the year ahead has intensified during the past couple of months...

Superior appoints new national sales managers
09 November 2012: Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related accessories, has announced the appointments of two new national sales managers to its conveying equipment and conveyor components divisions...

Valemax vessel to berth in Mindanao
09 November 2012: In October, one of CVRD’s Valemax iron ore bulk carriers will dock at Villanueva Port on the Philippines island of Mindanao for the first time...

Yuzhny receives call from major dry bulker
09 November 2012: Yuzhny port in Ukraine recently received a call from a 209,000dwt bulk carrier, which is the third largest ship ever to be deployed in the Black Sea. It loaded with iron ore and proceeded to the Chinese port of Dalian.

ABB wins $18 contract to supply electrification systems to Indian cement plant
05 October 2012: Major power and automation technology provider ABB has won an order worth $18 million in India to design, engineer and supply integrated automation and modern electrification systems for Century Cement’s Manikgarh Cement plant in central India...

ADM invests in Brazil
05 October 2012: US company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has acquired an agribulk port terminal in the northern Brazilian state of Para´...

Barcelona cement and clinker traffic up
05 October 2012: In the first two quarters of this year, the Spanish Port of Barcelona exported 684,255 tonnes of cement and clinker, equivalent to a 435% increase...

Bulk handling drives, systems & controls
05 October 2012: Conveying is critical to all mining operations. To haul maximum loads over long distances under the toughest conditions expert solutions are required...

CoaLogix partners with Martin Engineering for innovative solution to SCR ash buildups
05 October 2012: CoaLogix and its subsidiary SCR-Tech LLC, (Charlotte, NC) have reached an agreement with Martin Engineering to market unique systems for clearing ash buildup from...

Conveyor system for Callao
05 October 2012: Construction of a new conveyor system at the Peruvian port of Callao will allow productivity to rise by a factor of five. The 3km line will allow 2,300 tonnes of...

Damen Shipyards launches longest pontoon ever and new crane barge 6324 design
05 October 2012: Damen Shipyards has launched the first of its newly designed Stan Pontoon (SPo) 12032. The SPo 12032 is the longest pontoon ever built by...

Dry bulk first half decline in Bilbao
05 October 2012: First half traffic at the Spanish port of Bilbao decreased by 21%, which in part was down to the suspension until June of all activities at the ArcelorMittal production plant in Sestao...

Egypt to lift ban on rice exports
05 October 2012: Egypt’s agriculture minister has said that the country will resume exports of rice in October, lifting a ban that has been in place since 2008 to protect the domestic market, according to daily newspaper al-Borsa...

ETE: continuing to expand
05 October 2012: E.T.E. Group, created in 1936 with the founding of Empresa de Tra´fego e Estiva, S.A. by Captain Luiz de Figueiredo, grandfather of the current shareholders, specialized as a port operator in the offshore loading and unloading of dry bulk...

European coal trades 2012
05 October 2012: This year has been what appears on the surface to be the least active one for European coal trade for many years. While European coal buyers and traders have been less visible than those in...

FQM invests in Hitachi AC drive technology
05 October 2012: First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FQM) is investing in a new trolley assist system for Hitachi dump trucks at the Kansanshi copper and gold mine...

Furuno-type specific ECDIS training readily available in China
05 October 2012: In the middle of July this year, Furuno Shanghai Co., Ltd started providing Furuno-type specific ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training for the very important Chinese market.

GMD opens Lazaro Cardenas terminal
05 October 2012: GMD opened its new dry bulk terminal at the Mexican port of Lazaro Ca´rdenas in July. Initially, it invested $50 million for the construction of a single berth...

Grain and soya trade prospects worsen - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK October 2012
05 October 2012: Some favourable signs are still visible among key influences shaping global dry bulk commodity trade. But, over recent weeks, adverse factors or, at least...

Hamburg–Le Havre - major focal point for bulk
05 October 2012: The Netherlands is a major link in the bulk handling supply chain, and boasts some of the largest ports in the Hamburg–Le Havre range...

Heyl & Patterson signs alliance agreement with Torrefy Corporation
05 October 2012: In mid-August this year, Heyl & Patterson Inc., a renowned supplier of thermal processing, industrial furnace technology and bulk material handling systems announced the signing of an exclusive alliance agreement with Torrefy Corporation...

ILO Maritime Labour Convention wins widespread approval
05 October 2012: The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) are united in welcoming the news that the ILO Maritime Labour Convention...

Inspectorate improves customer offering by investing in its facilities
05 October 2012: There can be no better indication of a company’s dedication to an industry than its willingness to invest. In the past 18 months, Inspectorate (now the Commodities Division of Bureau Veritas) has been making...

Investments in the future - Rhenus significantly increases capacity at Wilhelmshaven after rebuilding work
05 October 2012: The logistics services provider Rhenus and its business centre in Wilhelmshaven now offers one of the most efficient bulk commodity terminals between Le Havre and Hamburg...

Iron ore build up at Paradip
05 October 2012: Slumping global demand plus restrictions imposed by the Odisha government on the mining and transport of iron ore have resulted in more than 3mt (million tonnes) of iron ore...

Kochi to become Indian cement hub
05 October 2012: The increasing importance of the Indian port of Kochi as a major regional cement import hub has prompted both Malabar Cements and Zuari...

Loading expert at Turkish port: the SENNEBOGEN 6200 HCC Electro
05 October 2012: One of the largest steel producers in Turkey, Colakoglu Metalurji produces around 3,000,000 tonnes of steel for the global market each year. A SENNEBOGEN 6200 HCC is used at the C¸olakoglu port in the city of Gebze at...

Long Beach clean air programmes cut pollution by 75%
05 October 2012: Port of Long Beach clean air programmes have slashed air pollution from port-related sources for the fifth year in a row, including a dramatic 75% reduction in airborne diesel particulates, according to an analysis of key pollutants that compares 2011 to 2005...

Louisiana Mid-Stream One resolves quality issues during mid-stream transfers
05 October 2012: Louisiana Mid-Stream One (LMO) is a unique barge-mounted shiploading system operated by Louisiana Mid- Stream Terminals specifically designed to overcome the quality issues of traditional mid-stream transfers...

Louisiana Mid-Stream One resolves quality issues during mid-stream transfers
05 October 2012: Louisiana Mid-Stream One (LMO) is a unique barge-mounted shiploading system operated by Louisiana Mid- Stream Terminals specifically designed to overcome the quality issues of traditional mid-stream transfers...

MLC ratification will boost seafaring as a career
05 October 2012: Ship and crew managers have welcomed the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which is set to protect the rights of millions of seafarers when it comes into force in August next year...

New general manager to head up the Bridge Shipping Group’s Beira facility
05 October 2012: Billy Rodrigues has recently been appointed as the Managing Director of the Mozambique and Malawi regions and will be running the Bridge Shipping Group’s new facility in...

New Kandla bulk terminal
05 October 2012: Adani Kandla Bulk Terminal in India has signed a BOT (build, own, transfer) contract with Kandla Port Trust for dry bulk terminal to be built and operated in the port...

New world record for highest freefall lifeboat
05 October 2012: The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has set a new freefall lifeboat record with its new generation FF1200 boat...

Ningbo to build Valemax berths
05 October 2012: The Chinese port of Ningbo-Zoushan has been given permission to build berths sufficiently large to accommodate the 400,000dwt iron...

NORDEN vessels to right steam at all times
05 October 2012: Fuel — bunker oil — is NORDEN’s largest variable cost at sea. Even though bunker oil is a residual product from the refinement of oil, its price continues to increase...

Novorossiysk cuts grain handling tarrif
05 October 2012: On July 1, the Russian port of Novorossiysk cut its grain handling tariff by 5%, equivalent to $.91 per tonne as a means of