Dry Bulk News Archive



ESI EurosiloSuperiorStarlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.IBAU HamburgPort of MontrealPINTSCH BUBENZER GmbHPage MacraeShi.E.L.D.Reel Alesa NKM NoellMantsinenigus VerstegenJotun Marine CoatingsNEUERO
IMO seeks UN support over “key worker” designation
03 April 2020: IMO Secretary-General seeks UN support over “key worker” designation for seafarers

LNG’s plummeting price in Asia should drag down thermal coal
03 April 2020: There is an increasing disconnect between the price of thermal coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia...

New Dry Bulk Management Standard launched
03 April 2020: New Dry Bulk Management Standard launched to improve dry bulk vessel and fleet safety

Growing breakbulk segment in Rotterdam
02 April 2020: New shipping service gives boost to growing breakbulk segment in Rotterdam

Liebherr heavy lift crane installation near to completion
02 April 2020: Liebherr’s maritime manufacturing plant in Rostock has achieved the next milestone in its outstanding heavy lift project.

New cargo records set at Yuzhny Port
02 April 2020: In March 2020, public stevedoring company “Yuzhny” handled 1 m 777,2 thous. tonnes of cargo. This is more than the previous record monthly volume.

South Africa’s ports are open to mineral exports
02 April 2020: South African ports remain open to all types of cargo, although essential goods will be prioritised.

Europe’s COVID-19 Crisis and the Fund’s Response
01 April 2020: COVID-19 has struck Europe with stunning ferocity. While we do not know how long the crisis will last, we know that the economic impact will be severe.

IMO invites member states to use industry recommendations to facilitate trade
01 April 2020: BIMCO, ICS and other industry partners have teamed up and presented the IMO with a list of recommendations for maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping Britain Trading Amidst a Global Pandemic
01 April 2020: Director of ABP Humber, Simon Bird, on Keeping Britain Trading Amidst a Global Pandemic

Port of Sept-Îles and INREST reaffirm their commitment to strategic research
01 April 2020: The Port of Sept-I^les and INREST reaffirm their commitment to strategic research with the arrival of CCGS Amundsen, research icebreaker.

Seaborne thermal coal market outlook in a rapidly changing world
01 April 2020: Webinar available now

The EU should not forget the maritime technology industry
01 April 2020: ”If the EU fails to adopt tailor-made sectoral policies and support – beyond its horizontal policies and general support to all sectors – Europe risks to lose its strategic maritime technology sector to Asia..."

Three loading chutes for ADM's grain cargoes
01 April 2020: Three Cleveland Cascades loading chutes are now in constant use at ADM Ama Louisiana in New Orleans

Vertical cylinder clamshell grab from Negrini
01 April 2020: Excavator buckets are designed to handle a wide range of materials, including grain.

A critical cog in calming the climate crisis
31 March 2020: When it comes to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, it is increasingly clear that collective, coordinated, and global action is not only beneficial.

ABB COVID-19 update
31 March 2020: The health and safety of its employees, customers and partners remains the company’s number one priority and it is working hard to assess and mitigate any risks.

Breakbulk Europe Moves to September
31 March 2020: Breakbulk Europe has been postponed until September in light of the global novel coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at Messe Bremen in Bremen, Germany, from 29 September to 1 October 2020.

Konecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland
31 March 2020: Konecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland due to impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Low-CO2 cement production with activated clay
31 March 2020: thyssenkrupp to build first industrial-scale plant in Cameroon

Dry Bulk: Week 13
30 March 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Global shipping industry rocked by India lockdown
30 March 2020: The Indian government’s decision to impose a three-week lockdown across the country is expected to have a wide-reaching impact on global shipping

Highest performing SCHADE Semi-Portal Reclaimer for iron ore
30 March 2020: Environmental concerns have become the top priority for the largest steel producer in Taiwan

Port of Blyth - COVID-19
30 March 2020: Continuation of operations during COVID-19

RBL-REI commissions belt conveying systems
30 March 2020: The France-based company RBL-REI is renowned and respected for the design, manufacture and construction of bulk handling systems including overland belt conveyors with technical complexities.

Solent Stevedores awarded operational contract at St Helier, Jersey
30 March 2020: UK leading bulk handler has been awarded a contract extension providing stevedoring services at the Port of St Helier, Jersey for a further 11 years.

Brazil could export over 9.50 million mt of soybeans in March
27 March 2020: Brazil is forecast to export over 9.50 million mt of beans in March, up 12% year on year, based on current pace of weekly exports, according to the market sources.

Bulk developments in Baltic ports
27 March 2020: The Port of Fredericia — the European dry bulk hub in Denmark.

Indian ports declare force majeure
27 March 2020: Indian ports declare force majeure as COVID-19 lockdown takes hold

Konecranes hands over mobile harbor crane to new customer in Rotterdam
27 March 2020: In December 2019, Broekman Logistics ordered their first eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane

Rauanheimo continues investing in dry bulk handling in Finnish ports
27 March 2020: Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab operates as a stevedoring, ship clearance and forwarding company at major Finnish ports

Strong customer focus helps AGI serve the grain market efficiently
27 March 2020: AGI is a major provider of equipment solutions for agriculture bulk commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain, feed and food processing systems.

TOC Europe to cancel 2020 event
27 March 2020: TOC Europe will now take place 8 – 10 June 2021 in its usual Rotterdam location, skipping the 2020 event altogether.

Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol
26 March 2020: Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol (Posted on 26/03/20) Cargill, one of Europe's largest alcohol producers, has donated a first batch of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol to the health sector in the Netherlands.

Customised Wärtsilä ship designs chosen
26 March 2020: Customised Wärtsilä ship designs chosen for two new P&O ships

Panama Canal adopts sustained operations amid COVID-19
26 March 2020: Panama Canal Adopts Measures to Guarantee Sustained Operations Amid COVID-19

Rio Tinto update on COVID-19
26 March 2020: As a result of separate actions by the Premier of Quebec and the President of South Africa to contain the spread of COVID-19, Rio Tinto will slow down some of its operations.

Rotterdam port community forms steering group
26 March 2020: The port of Rotterdam and associated logistics activities have been classified as a vital sector by the EU and the Dutch government.

Seaway opens bringing vital goods to market
26 March 2020: The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 62nd navigation season with the transit of the NACC Argonaut through Lock 8 on the Welland Canal.

Ultra-high capacity bulk bag filling system
26 March 2020: A new sanitary bulk bag filling system from Flexicon...

VIKING offers COVID-19 e-learning
26 March 2020: VIKING Safety Academy has addressed a fast-emerging seafarer training issue brought about by coronavirus

Better to leave crew onboard than risk catching virus during changeovers
25 March 2020: A crew specialist has urged ship operators to exercise caution when making crew changeovers while the coronavirus outbreak continues to rampage across the globe.

Massive expansion of testing and protections needed to protect supply chains
25 March 2020: The British Ports Association is calling on the UK government to broaden the scope of testing and ensure that those working to keep the country supplied with imported food, energy and medicines are protected.

Panama Maritime Authority: COVID-19
25 March 2020: From the desk of the Panama Maritime Authority Administrator, Noriel Arauz.

Port of Rotterdam will remain operational 24/7
25 March 2020: Port of Rotterdam remains operational after stricter government measures.

Port of Zeebrugge digitalization with 5G-ready private wireless network
25 March 2020: Nokia has announced that it has completed the first phase of Port of Zeebrugge’s 5G-ready, industrial-grade private wireless network deployment.

3 Korean Shipbuilders Suffering a Severe Order Drought
24 March 2020: The three major Korean shipbuilders had attained even less than 5 percent of their annual order targets until last month.

Bruks Siwertell secures high-capacity ship unloader contract for Taiwanese power plant
24 March 2020: Bruks Siwertell has signed a contract that will see it deliver a high-capacity coal unloader for Taiwan Power Corporation’s 5,000 MW Taichung power-generation facility.

Coronavirus: Challenges in meeting operational and regulatory requirements
24 March 2020: The Shipowners’ Club understands that in view of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, owners and managers are facing challenges in meeting various statutory requirements.

Dry Cargo International: Coronavirus Statement
24 March 2020: Keep Calm, Be Strong, Stay Safe & Carry on Publishing

Italian Ports Are Fully Operational Despite Covid-19
24 March 2020: BIMCO has received a letter from the Italian Ports Association, underlining that Italian Ports are fully operational and ensuring the safety of cargo and crew members.

Mondi COVID-19 update
24 March 2020: Mondi has released the following update on how it is addressing the COVID-19 outbreak:

Port of Rotterdam is vital and operations continue 24/7
24 March 2020: The Port of Rotterdam is and remains open for business, despite the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus on society and the economy.

Port workers key to national supply chain effort
24 March 2020: Port workers across the UK are designated as essential key workers to support the national effort to keep the supply chain moving.

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together
24 March 2020: IMO Secretary-General stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers’ welfare in face of coronavirus shut down.

Tilbury2 terminal set to open in April
24 March 2020: A blog post released by Charles Hammond, CEO of Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Tilbury, talks of the new British port coming to market.

Argentina exporters face high uncertainty as government orders closure of key port terminals
23 March 2020: The measures will continue until April 2, local media reports said.

Could Coronavirus disruption offer an opportunity for China shipyards?
23 March 2020: A decline in the rate of infections in China provides yards with the opportunity to re-organise their delivery schedules to address an approaching output slump.

Dry Bulk: Week 12
23 March 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Following quarantine requirements in grain processing facilities
23 March 2020: Quarantine for imported agricultural products, grain in particular, is a worldwide measure to protect countries from harmful pests and diseases.

India: Screening of cargo vessels gathers pace at various ports
23 March 2020: To minimise the risk of spread of the deadly coronavirus through foreign trade, the government has screened more than 829 cargo vessels coming from countries worst hit by the virus.

Jotun announces revolution in proactive hull cleaning
23 March 2020: Jotun, a world leading provider of marine coatings, announces the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning.

Largest biomass shipment arrives in the UK
23 March 2020: Drax’s largest biomass shipment arrives at the UK’s biggest biomass handling facility

The Port of Corpus Christi continues to maintain uninterrupted business operations
23 March 2020: As it works in close cooperation with federal, state and local governments, as well as industry in the implementation of its COVID-19 response measures.

UK transport industry earnings on EU investments up 400% since Brexit vote
23 March 2020: The UK transport industry has seen earnings on its investments in the EU rocket by more than 400% since the Brexit vote, analysis of the latest ONS data has revealed.

Zamil Shipyards and KenzFigee sign MOU
23 March 2020: Mutual cooperation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the provision of offshore crane services and local construction of KenzFigee offshore cranes and equipment.

Doppelmayr provides solution to backfill an exhausted quarry
20 March 2020: Bardon Hill Quarry near Leicester in Leicestershire is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest continuously operated quarries.

Joint open letter to the UN's Agencies from the Global Maritime Transport Industry
20 March 2020: Facilitating Crew Changes to Keep World Trade Moving Throughout the Covid-19 Crisis

New Bruks Siwertell Ship Unloader
20 March 2020: Bruks Siwertell has developed the port-mobile unloader. Available in two sizes, a 400tph (tonnes per hour) and a 600tph version, the unloader range serves vessels up to 60,000dwt.

World pumps aid to fight virus
20 March 2020: Britain latest to face lockdown.

Bedeschi to supply two Vackem conveyors to Ashdod Port
19 March 2020: As a continuation of its partnership with Ashdod Port in Israel, Bedeschi has signed a new contract with the EPC contractor Lesico...

BIMCO revises 2020 forecast for main shipping markets
19 March 2020: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting global shipping demand for 2020 negatively.

Bulkmatic Acquires Paris Transport Inc.
19 March 2020: On March 16th 2020, Bulkmatic, LLC acquired the assets of Paris Transport Inc. and began operations at the former Paris terminal and warehouse locations in Paris, IL.

COVID-19 Emergency Bill: Keeping UK trading gateways open should be a priority
19 March 2020: Responding to the publication of the government’s policy paper on its new Emergency Bill, the British Ports Association has said that keeping the UK’s global gateways open for trade should be a priority.

Europe Pays The Pain Away As COVID-19 Rescue Packages Are Unveiled
19 March 2020: As the spread of the coronavirus in Europe continues on, U.S. policymakers and business owners have a small amount of time to learn from Europe’s success (and failures) in the fight back.

Global powers unleash trillions of dollars to stem spiraling coronavirus crisis
19 March 2020: The world’s richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people...

Power plant opts for VIGAN to unload wood pellets
19 March 2020: VIGAN has proven to be a reliable partner of choice for the unloading of wood pellets.

Careful Unloading of Iron Ore Pellets
18 March 2020: At the Baltic Port of Ust-Luga, about 100 km west of St. Petersburg in Russia, export capacity is being expanded further by the port logistics company Ultramar.

Recent Bedeschi contract includes pipe and apron conveyors
18 March 2020: Bedeschi has recently been awarded — by KHD, Lehigh Mitchell — an important contract related to clay crushing and handling.

Baltic Exchange Authorised As Benchmark Administrator In The EU
17 March 2020: The Baltic Exchange’s subsidiary, Baltic Exchange Information Services Ltd (BEISL), has been authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a benchmark administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation.

KenzFigee expands global footprint in the UK
17 March 2020: KenzFigee announces it now has a market position in the UK.

ZHD Stevedores acquires Bobcat skid-steer loaders
17 March 2020: For almost 51 years, stevedoring company, ZHD Stevedores has been using Bobcat skid-steer loaders to clear the holds of ships...

ABB supporting a sustainable future for Artic shipping
16 March 2020: High in the Arctic Circle lies the Northern Sea Route, one of the planet’s vital shipping arteries...

Baltic Exchange response to Covid-19
16 March 2020: The Baltic Exchange is taking precautionary steps in London and Singapore to ensure a normal service during the Covid-19 outbreak.

China’s Xinsha port imposes restrictions on seaborne thermal coal
16 March 2020: China’s Xinsha port imposes restrictions on seaborne thermal coal after quota reached.

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp remains operational
16 March 2020: We are facing up to our responsibility and are making it a priority to keep the port fully operational.

Dry Bulk: Week 11
16 March 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Baltic index edges up on stronger capesize, supramax rates
13 March 2020: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Thursday, helped by higher rates for capesize and supramax vessels.

New contract for Bedeschi at Ashdod Port
13 March 2020: Bedeschi has signed a new contract with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Lesico for the supply of two conveyors with Vackem technology.

British Ports respond to Budget 2020
12 March 2020: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association repsonds to Budget speech.

India 2019 thermal coal imports rise 12.6%
12 March 2020: India’s thermal coal imports rose 12.6% to nearly 200 million tonnes in 2019, government data reviewed by Reuters showed...

South Korean Shipbuilders Undergoing Difficulties
12 March 2020: South Korean shipbuilders’ concerns are rising with international oil prices plummeting and the spread of COVID-19 leading to less and less orders.

BIMCO: Capesize remains submerged in the depths of despair
11 March 2020: While the Capesize segment has been massively impacted by the coronavirus, the smaller dry bulk segments are starting to recover towards profitable territory

Global CO2 emissions from power sector falls 2%
11 March 2020: Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector fell by 2% last year, the biggest fall since at least 1990...

Goeyvaerts orders two more Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Cranes
10 March 2020: At the end of 2019, Goeyvaerts-R bvba (Goeyvaerts) ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Cranes.

Second mobile shore crane for RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing
10 March 2020: Quicker handling of advanced project and heavy cargo in Rotterdam

Dry Bulk: Week 10
09 March 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Liebherr and Cummins cooperate in power generation
09 March 2020: G9512 gas engines by Liebherr for the new Cummins C25G gas generator series.

Metso's Nordtrack™ mobile crushing and screening received well by customers
09 March 2020: The new Nordtrack offering consists of 19 products to complement Metso’s mobile crushing and screening solutions.

Chinese domestic coal prices under pressure as market sentiment softens
06 March 2020: Chinese domestic coal prices for higher grades of coals have been holding firm for eight weeks, but prices for weaker grades of coals have retreated...

Impact of Corona Virus on Brazilian exports to China
06 March 2020: Brazil's exports to China have fallen sharply because of corona virus and prospects for the economy have been cut as a result.

Vancouver sets records in potash and grain
06 March 2020: The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the 2019 year-end statistics for cargo and passengers moving through the Port of Vancouver.

ICS issues new Coronavirus guidance for shipping industry
05 March 2020: Document produced in collaboration with international bodies; WHO, IMO, ECDC and IMHA.

Iron ore soars as China port stocks dip
05 March 2020: Stimulus hopes grow

Thome Group Wins Dry Bulk Operator Award
05 March 2020: The Thome Group is delighted to announce that it has won the Green4Sea Dry Bulk Operator Award.

Brazil’s soybean exports spike in February
04 March 2020: The world’s largest soy producer and supplier, shipped 3.55 million mt of soybeans in the first three weeks of February, up 367% month on month...

Port of Ipswich celebrates new contract with haulage provider
04 March 2020: ABP has celebrated a new haulage services contract with skilled labour and port services provider Felixstowe Agencies Ltd

Coronavirus hits Brazil's steel industry
03 March 2020: Brazil's slowly recovering steel industry is given a blow by coronavirus, as economy slows.

ASGCO® Announces Their New BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner
02 March 2020: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products.

BPA: Coronavirus funding needed
02 March 2020: The British ports industry is requesting further support for port health authorities to prevent COVID-19 spreading and impacting businesses.

Dry Bulk: Week 9
02 March 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

NxtPort and Port+ present Bulkchain platform
02 March 2020: 5 March is the day, when after a successful "proof of concept" NxtPort and Port+ present the Bulkchain central collaboration platform.

Shoreham Port launch new company Shoreham Port Solutions
02 March 2020: Shoreham Port has recently launched Shoreham Port Solutions, a new subsidiary company.

Wartsila: Wave Energy Technology
02 March 2020: Wärtsilä and partners to pursue greater fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project.

Bedeschi installs long belt conveyor system in Morocco
28 February 2020: Installation works are well under way at Bedeschi’s Lafarge Holcim Maroc project site in Souss, Morocco.

Port of Longview exceeds 2019 projections
28 February 2020: Port’s diverse cargo mix offsets anticipated reductions in grain exports.

Scotland’s largest agri hub fully operational at the Port of Rosyth
27 February 2020: Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub (“agri-hub”) is now fully operational at the Port of Rosyth

TMSA supplies major coal transport system in Brazil
27 February 2020: Among its many coal handling projects, TMSA has designed and implemented the newest and most innovative mineral coal transport handling system in Brazil.

Coronavirus hits port calls by 30%
26 February 2020: Ports worldwide are now facing serious disruption due to coronavirus as port calls in China have dropped by over 30% since the beginning of 2020, a vessel tracking firm has warned.

CRS’s Coaltainer: designed to cope with the rigours of coal handling
26 February 2020: In 2009, Container Rotation Systems (CRS) introduced Australia’s first 360° container rotator, trademarked Rotainer®, which was commissioned for D.P. World, Port Adelaide, Australia.

Shipping should shrug off Coronavirus but escalation risks supply chain contagion
26 February 2020: The impact of the Coronavirus on shipping is being experienced differently across the sectors, says Dr Adam Kent, Managing Director, MSI

Coal exports likely in 2050
25 February 2020: Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese believes Australia could still be exporting coal in 2050, even under Labor’s net zero emissions target.

Foreship scrubber enquiries surge
25 February 2020: Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions.

Global shipping hit by virus
25 February 2020: Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the COVID-19 outbreak, sparking general alarm.

RBL-REI main contractor for 23km Russian coal conveyor line
25 February 2020: RBL-REI selected as main contractor for 23km coal conveyor line for Russia’s EMCO mine in Sakhalin

Dry Bulk: Week 8
24 February 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Automation tech supports port bulk handling operation
20 February 2020: Autonomous solutions provider RCT has finalised an automation project with port, logistics and infrastructure specialist Qube Bulk at the Whyalla Port in South Australia.

Glencore results reflect trade uncertainty
20 February 2020: Glencore’s CEO, Ivan Glasenberg, commented: “Our performance in 2019 reflected the prolonged and uncertain trade deal negotiations, generally weaker prices for our key commodities and some operational challenges...

Life on a Great Lakes Bulk Carrier
20 February 2020: Video courtesy of The Sea Lad.

Fertilizer industry champions sustainability
19 February 2020: The IFA welcomed 170 leaders from the international fertilizer industry and the wider business community to New York City to discuss innovative stewardship initiatives...

Golden Ocean warns on profit over Coronavirus
19 February 2020: Golden Ocean Group Limited, a leading dry bulk shipping company, today announced its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019.

India’s annual coal power output falls for first time in a decade
19 February 2020: India’s annual electricity generation from coal-fired utilities fell in 2019 for the first time in a decade, government data showed...

Bulker Captain goes missing
18 February 2020: Several regional authorities are searching for the captain of panamax bulk carrier Rising Wind, who went missing when the ship was sailing near Guam on Tuesday.

Panama Canal implements water tax on ships
18 February 2020: Ships passing through The Panama Canal began paying a water tax of up ro $10,000 on Saturday February 15 .

Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance
18 February 2020: While owners have long recognised the link between clean hulls and lower fuel costs, lack of reliable data has slowed investments in optimising hull performance.

Brazilian farmers aggressively sell soy, corn amid weak currency, U.S.-China deal
17 February 2020: Brazil might not be harvesting soybeans at a record pace, but farmers there are certainly selling their crops at a much quicker clip than usual...

Dry Bulk: Week 7
17 February 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

First Liebherr portal slewing crane in the U.S.
17 February 2020: New Liebherr Portal Slewing crane type LPS 420 for North Carolina Ports facility at the Port of Morehead City, USA

Port of Ipswich celebrates aggregates record
14 February 2020: Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that in November 2019, it handled the largest quantity of construction aggregates ever to pass through the Port of Ipswich in one month...

Port of Rotterdam throughput of 469.4 million tonnes in 2019
14 February 2020: Significant underlying shifts were observable between the various commodities.

“Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” improves dry bulk handling
12 February 2020: The construction of a new handling complex for import bulk cargo with fitting a new railcar dumping system is to increase the volume of export and transit cargo.

Breakbulk Europe to Return to Bremen in 2021
12 February 2020: Breakbulk Europe will return to Bremen, Germany, for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 at Messe Bremen from 18-20 May.

Rand Logistics Inc. to acquire American Steamship Co.
12 February 2020: Rand Logistics Inc. has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire American Steamship Co. (ASC) from GATX Corp.

Van den Bosch acquires Swedish Willis Larsson Transport AB
12 February 2020: This acquisition results in a further expansion of the logistic activities in the dry bulk segment.

Dry Bulk: Week 6
11 February 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

UK ports calling for funding for local preparedness for the Coronavirus
11 February 2020: Following the Health Secretary’s statement this morning that Coronavirus represents ”serious and imminent threat” to public health, the British Ports Association is calling for more funding...

Wilhelmsen makes delivery of 3D printed parts to Berge Bulk vessel
11 February 2020: Berge Mafadi, a Berge Bulk vessel, has received the world’s first commercial delivery of 3D printed scupper plugs as part of Wilhelmsen’s Early Adopter Programme.

Triodetic undertakes two major dome projects
07 February 2020: For the past 60 years, Triodetic, a Canadian company has been designing and building storage facilities for a wide variety of applications all over the world.

Damen unveils Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge
06 February 2020: Damen Shipyards has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.

GTMaritime gives Rocktree a rock-solid platform for data transfer
06 February 2020: A need for reliable data synchronisation over multiple systems first led Rocktree to GTMaritime, but the floating terminal operator now has much larger digital ambitions in its sights.

KenzFigee: floating cranes to meet the needs of the transshipment market
06 February 2020: Since its establishment in 1836, KenzFigee has shaped the skylines of harbours and terminals all over the world with a large number of floating bulk handling cranes for the transshipment industry.

Samsung Heavy Industries suffer losses for 5 years running
06 February 2020: Samsung Heavy Industries suffered heavy losses again last year due to large one-off costs related to its drillships. The company has been in the red for five consecutive years.

Scantech: High-tech analysis of coal cargoes
06 February 2020: SizeScan analyser for PSD, volume and speed.

Toyota develops "Fuel Cell System" for maritime applications
05 February 2020: Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel.

UK Ports: Now Lets Have The Detailed Vision For Future UK Trade Policy
05 February 2020: Responding to developments recently including the Prime Minister’s speech in Greenwich, the British Ports Association has called on the Government to clarify the mixed messages on trade and set out a positive and detailed vision for the UK’s trade and industrial policy.

China commodities nosedive as coronavirus raise consumption fears
04 February 2020: Chinese commodities markets slumped on the first trading day after an extended Lunar New Year break, with several futures contracts hitting downside limits...

Dry Bulk: Week 5
03 February 2020: Latest on the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Essar Ports post 20% growth
03 February 2020: Essar’s ports business, which operates four terminals on the east and west coasts of India, has registered a 20.09% growth in cargo volumes in the third quarter of the current financial year.

HAROPA traffic 2019
03 February 2020: With a total of 90 million tonnes of maritime traffic over the year, 2019 saw a 5% drop in maritime traffic...

Liebherr's 200-tonne electric machine headed for China
03 February 2020: The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is the world's largest, electrically-operated Liebherr port handling machine with gantry undercarriage.

New Porto Murtinho terminal to start operations shortly
03 February 2020: The governor of Mato Grosso do Sul, Reinaldo Azambuja, said the inauguration of the new port terminal in the municipality of Porto Murtinho is scheduled for February 24.

Port Milwaukee cargo volume grows in 2019
03 February 2020: Cargo traveling through Port Milwaukee facilities increased significantly in 2019 led by growth in all major dry bulk categories.

“Yuzhny” launches dry bulk expansion programme
30 January 2020: State stevedoring company “Yuzhny” launches the expansion of handling complex for import bulk cargo.

Nippon Paint Marine wins Global Warming Prevention Award
29 January 2020: Nippon Paint Marine Coatings low-friction hull coating system LF-Sea has won a 2020 Japanese Government Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity.

Wärtsilä to supply world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carriers
29 January 2020: The self-discharging bulk carriers being built for Aasen Shipping will be the first of their kind to operate with hybrid propulsion.

Associated Terminals acquires New Orleans Bulk Terminal
28 January 2020: Located on the Michoud Slip, just off the Intracoastal Waterway, New Orleans Bulk Terminal is a privately owned 50 acre facility.

Safe Confined Space Entry For Chutes, Silos and Hoppers
28 January 2020: An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space.

BSR Van Uden Stevedoring: multi-purpose terminal takes centre stage
27 January 2020: BSR Van Uden Stevedoring takes care of the storage and handling of general cargo, bulk and breakbulk cargo, for shipping companies, shipping agents, freight forwarders and cargo owners in the port of Rotterdam.

Dry Bulk: Week 4
27 January 2020: Roundup of the latest Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

India’s thermal coal imports extend fall as economy slows
23 January 2020: India’s thermal coal imports have dropped for three months running, their longest sustained fall in over two years, as an economic slowdown stifles demand from key industrial consumers.

Inaugeration of new entry track at Kiel shunting station
22 January 2020: Longer trains for seaports Hinterland transport.

Record tonnages for the Port of Sept-Îles
22 January 2020: The Port of Sept-Iles is proud to announce an increase of more than 15% in volume handled at the port in 2019, at 29,292,000 tonnes compared to 25,363,000 tonnes the year before.

Stackers and Reclaimers for Power Station Stockyard in Bangladesh
22 January 2020: Tenova TAKRAF is pleased to announce an important project award for the supply of four stackers and four portal reclaimers for a large material handling stockyard in Bangladesh.

Coal throughput at Vostochny Port rose 5.2% in 2019
21 January 2020: In 2019, Vostochny Port JSC, operator of Russia’s largest dedicated terminal offering technologically advanced transshipment of coal handled 25.51 million tonnes of coal.

Dry Bulk: Week 3
20 January 2020: Roundup of the latest Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Siwertell unloader delivery keeps tourist hotspot pristine
20 January 2020: Bruks Siwertell has completed the delivery of two high-capacity Siwertell 790 D-type unloaders.

China to purchase $36 bil of US agricultural products in 2020, $43 bil in 2021:
17 January 2020: China has committed to purchase $36.3 billion worth of US agricultural products, including soybeans, in 2020 and $43.3 billion in 2021, under the Phase 1 trade deal signed Wednesday...

Increased Piracy in Singapore Strait prompts calls for tighter security
16 January 2020: A total of 82 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported from January to December 2019, comprising 71 actual incidents and 11 attempted incidents.

Little cheer from Lunar New Year for bulk carrier market
16 January 2020: While tanker owners toast their good fortune, bulker operators are downing a cocktail of higher costs, weaker demand and a supply side influx.

Port of Prince Rupert Delivers Another Record Year
15 January 2020: Nearly 30 Million Tonnes Of Cargo Moved In 2019

Rhenus transports 13 power generators to Turkey for floating power station
15 January 2020: The heavy goods specialist, Rhenus Project Logistics, is currently organising the transportation, handling and storage of 13 enormous MAN diesel engines and their fixtures as part of a complex project.

BHP South Flank Project in Australia Commences Ore Handling Plant Construction
14 January 2020: "The project team has worked extremely hard to get the project to this position"

Dunkerque on course despite bulk fall
14 January 2020: Despite a reduction in solid bulk volumes last year, Dunkerque-Port's annual traffic reached 53 MT, up 3% from 2018.

BIMCO appoints David Loosley as Secretary General & CEO
13 January 2020: Mr Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST), the international membership body for all marine professionals, which he has successfully led for the last eight years.

Dry Bulk: Week 2
13 January 2020: Roundup of the latest Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

French grain sector fears export squeeze as strikes hit logistics
13 January 2020: Strikes over pension reform in France could slow grain exports from this month by preventing enough supplies from reaching ports and by making the French crop too expensive to compete overseas.

Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes European Green Deal
13 January 2020: The Port Authority welcomes such measures as additional investment in rail and inland shipping for the transport sector and the acceleration of low and zero emission transport.

ABP Commences Work on the Humber’s Largest Roof Mounted Solar Scheme
10 January 2020: ABP is investing £6.8 million in the Port of Hull to install the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme.

Port of Hedland iron ore exports on the rise.
10 January 2020: Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 64.6 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of December 2019. This throughput was a 2% increase compared to the same month in 2018.

Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” beats its own record in cargo handling
10 January 2020: In 2019, Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handled 15 153 000 tonnes of cargo, it is the highest result in the 41-year history of the company.

Daewoo Shipbuilding targets over $6.8 billion in deals for 2020
08 January 2020: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipbuilder by order backlog, is seeking to secure deals worth more than US$6.88 billion this year, an official said Saturday.

India: Iron ore imports tumble 90% on inflated prices, slip to 7-year low
08 January 2020: Iron ore imports plummeted 90 per cent (by volume) during the April-October period this fiscal as steel makers opted for domestic sourcing, amid escalating international prices.

Iron ore arrivals at Chinese ports rose after 2-week decline
08 January 2020: SMM estimates that there were 91 vessels carrying 13.88 million mt of iron ore arrived at major Chinese ports during December 29-January 4, up 2.19 million mt from the week ended December 28.

Analysis on the world's US$402 billion dry bulk shipping market
07 January 2020: The global dry bulk shipping market is anticipated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.14% during the period spanning 2019 - 2023. The market is expected to be valued at US$402.65 billion in 2023.

Global soybean market faces challenge to adapt in 2020
07 January 2020: The global soybean market will have a tough job in 2020 adapting to the impact of the most recent chapters of the US-China trade dispute, the prolonged influence of African swine fever on Chinese consumption and the rise of Brazil to the top spot in global production rankings.

Dry Bulk: Week 1
06 January 2020: Roundup of the latest Capesize, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax and Handysize markets from The Baltic Exchange.

Scrubber installation waiting list ‘very long’ as IMO 2020 kicks in
06 January 2020: There are “very long waiting lists at some shipyards,” particularly in China, for installation of scrubbers on vessels to ensure compliance with IMO 2020 marine fuel regulations, a leading scrubber technologist said this week.

World’s First LNG-fueled Large Coal Carrier
06 January 2020: Kyuden signs Agreement with NYK and MOL for the World’s First LNG-fueled Large Coal Carrier: Reduction of GHG Emission by implementing LNG Fuel

Shipping provides reasons to be cheerful
02 January 2020: The shipping industry faces some very significant challenges over the coming years but has a number of reasons to be cheerful as it enters a new decade, according to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

ESI EurosiloSuperiorStarlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.IBAU HamburgPort of MontrealPINTSCH BUBENZER GmbHPage MacraeShi.E.L.D.Reel Alesa NKM NoellMantsinenigus VerstegenJotun Marine CoatingsNEUERO
Telestack LimitedPort of BelleduneGambarottaViganDunlop Conveyor BeltingAlfa LavalCleveland CascadesConductixSumitomo Heavy IndustriesCarbo OneTaim WeserE-CraneTTS MarineGolfetto SangatiLiebherrCRSIHIDSH SystemsCFS Handling