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BEUMER successful with high-capacity belt bucket elevators in India
18 December 2009: BEUMER successful with high-capacity belt bucket elevators in India India's booming activity in the building industry increases the demand in cement.

Bulk carrier cancelations higher than classification estimates
14 December 2009: Cancellation rates for dry bulk vessels on order at the Asian shipyards are much higher than those reported by classification societies, according to Safe Bulkers chairman and chief executive Polys Hajioannou.

China dominates coal demand
14 December 2009: From a shipping perspective, Chinese demand has been the key to a sustained rally in the dry bulk markets, a reality confirmed by Coaltrans conference speakers.

Dry Bulk surge boosts secondhand sentiment
14 December 2009: The surge in spot rates seen in the dry bulk sector over the past months has caused the secondhand market to bounce back, with activity levels up and values stabilizing.

Tianjin to get new dry bulk terminal at Beihei
14 December 2009: Tianjin Port (Group), the parent group of Shanhai-listed Tianjin Port Holdings, has joined forces with Kangyin Investment Holdings to jointly develop a Yuan2.3bn ($3.5bn) dry bulk terminal in Beihei in Tianjin.

03 December 2009: The Port of Liverpool is in discussions with a number of lines to create a direct shipping service to the west coast of India opening up a new potentially lucrative UK trade route to South Asia.

October 2009 Dry Bulk Trade outlook by CLARKSON Research Services Limited
02 December 2009: Chinese iron ore imports are generally expected to slow during the remaining three months of the year.

QMASTOR opens new office in Denver, Colorado, USA to support global expansion
26 November 2009: MASTOR (ASX:QML) Australia’s leading bulk materials software development company, today announced the opening of a new office in Denver, Colorado, USA expanding the company’s global footprint to further support and service key mining regions in North America.

Worst is yet to come for the dry bulk shipping market warns Major Asian dry bulk owners and operators
16 November 2009: Despite the surprise upturn in the dry bulk shipping market in the first half of this year, a sharp downturn is forecast for 2010.

Global steel production could recover by next year
16 November 2009: Global steel production could recover as early as 2010, driven by growth in gross domestic product and improved financial conditions, according to Société Générale.

Panamax shipments half as coal imports fall
16 November 2009: Spot panamax fixtures from east Australia to China have halved in the last two months, suggesting that Chinese hunger for imported coal is falling.

Surge in dry bulk paper lifts Atlantic spot rates
16 November 2009: A strengthening paper market is benefiting panamax owners operating in the Atlantic spot market, which has boosted sentiment and pushed rates up this week.

Vale unvails capital expenditure plan
16 November 2009: Mining giant Vale has unvailed capital expenditure of $12.9bn for 2010, including $2.7bn destined for the company's rail, ports and maritime shuttle system.

China coal imports benefits Russia's Pacific ports
12 November 2009: China's surging demand for imported coal has created a boom in shorthaul dry bulk trade from ports on Russia's Pacific coast.

Grenland Havn Buys First Gottwald Model 4 Crane for Norway – External Power Supply Brings Benefits for Operation and Environment
10 November 2009: Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has received an order from Grenland Havn for a new Mobile Harbour Crane.

Hellespont expands into Singapore
10 November 2009: Hamburg-based Hellespont AG & Co KG is international shipping group Hellespont’s core organization.

Keeping a lid on it with Henry’s hatch cover tapes
10 November 2009: Henry Diplomatic Marine, part of Henry Company’s Performance Additives Group, is a major supplier in the field of cargo protection and hatch cover security.

QMASTOR expands South African client base
10 November 2009: QMASTOR (ASX: QML) announced today that its subsidiary QMASTOR Africa had signed a four year contract with the Barberry Group.

Some positives for coal trade
10 November 2009: The stock market crash almost a year ago, and the accompanying slump in commodity demand, led to a very different situation in the European coal market than had been expected before those events occurred.

Wilhelmsen handles biggest ever bulker in Bergen
10 November 2009: Leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service handled the arrival of Pelicana when she berthed at Bergen’s inner port, the longest bulk vessel ever to do so.

Steveco Oy adapts to a changing market
05 November 2009: Major Finnish stevedore Steveco Oy began operations in 1884. At that time, the port of Kotka was full of sailing ships, with up to ten vessels at anchor.

Australian grains: more optimism, more exports as rains continue
04 November 2009: The latest forecast of Australia’s 2009-2010 impending winter crop harvest puts total production at around 36mt (million tonnes) of grains, oilseeds and pulses, some 1mt more than in the first forecast issued in June this year (and reported in July’s DCI) and 2mt more than in the 2008–2009 harvest completed at the start of this year.

Grain import demand falters
04 November 2009: After expanding over the past five years, world grain trade seems set for a sharp decline.

Almeria upgrades quays
03 November 2009: Almeria Port Authority is to undertake upgrade work on the Ribera I and II quays at the port of Carboneras at a cost of approximately €20.8 million.

Antofagasta expands facilities
03 November 2009: The northern Chilean port of Antofagasta has presented plans to expand and modernise facilities.

China becomes net coal importer
03 November 2009: It is predicted that, in 2009, coal imports into China will increase by 80%, while exports will fall by around 30%.

Huge iron ore port and railway investment in Peru
03 November 2009: The mining company Mapsa has been given permission to build a dedicated minerals terminal in the Peruvian port of San Juan De Marcona.

Iron ore price dispute rocks Rizhao
03 November 2009: Rizhao Port Group, which operates China's leading iron ore port, aims to restructure operations to become less reliant on imports.

Minerals terminal confirmed for Guaymas
03 November 2009: The Mexican company Cortez Transfert has confirmed plans to build a new minerals terminal at the port of Guaymas. This will require investment of $3.8 million.

New Brisbane dry bulk terminal
03 November 2009: Wilmar Gavilon, which is a joint venture between Singapore-based Wilmar International and US company LLC, has bought a private terminal in the Australian port of Brisbane.

New bulk terminal for Santander
03 November 2009: The northern Spanish port of Santander is to have a new terminal for the loading and discharge of dry bulk, with particular emphasis on sand and other dusty commodities.

Tarragona deepens draught
03 November 2009: The Spanish Mediterranean port of Tarragona is to undertake work to deepen draft alongside Aragon quay, which will allow it to accommodate much larger bulk carriers.

Two minerals ports for Yemen
03 November 2009: Yemen has announced plans to build two ports in the eastern province of Mahara to export minerals.

Ust-Luga gets bank loan
03 November 2009: A $545 million loan has been made available by the Russian Bank for Development for Economic Affairs (VEB) for the ongoing development of port infrastructure at the Baltic port of Ust -Luga.

Ventspils handles Belarus grain
03 November 2009: This autumn, Ventspils Grain Terminal handled its first consignment of grain from Belarus.

1st INTEGRA® Machine assembled in the U.S.
02 November 2009: HAVER FILLING SYSTEMS, INC. has successfully assembled the 1st U.S. INTEGRA® packaging system at their facility in Conyers, GA.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service handles biggest ever bulk carrier in Bergen for Westfal-Larsen
30 October 2009: The world’s leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service handled the arrival of MV Pelicana when she berthed at Bergen’s inner port, the longest bulk vessel ever to do so.

MOL Signs a Contract for Long-term Transport of Iron Ore with Jiangsu Shagang Group in China
23 October 2009: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that MOL as the first overseas ship-owners signed a long-term iron ore transport contract with Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd...

BHP Billiton posts record iron ore production
21 October 2009: BHP Billiton on Wednesday announced record iron ore production for the quarter, but said a clear picture on demand from major market China had yet to emerge.

Oscillation breakthrough quadruples dust suppression coverage area
21 October 2009: Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of a 180° oscillation option on its two largest designs, effectively quadrupling the coverage area of each machine.

ABP bucks trend with major investment at Immingham
20 October 2009: Additional business gained by Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham has resulted in another new warehouse being constructed within the Port’s complex.

MOL Strengthens Ties with China’s Baosteel
20 October 2009: TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced an agreement with China’s Baosteel Group Corporation to further strengthen the companies’ cooperative relationship.

Dry Bulk Trade Outlook by Clarkson Research Services
15 October 2009: In recent months, a number of macro-economic indicators for China have begun to look up, and this has to be borne in mind...

Jumbo Shipping completes first phase for Pluto LNG project
15 October 2009: Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her 11th and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia.

Nijhof-Wassink decides on ‘dedicated’ use of Dino bulk truck loader
13 October 2009: Nijhof-Wassink Transport, a specialist in bulk transport by road, rail and water has recently invested again in a second Dino bulk truck loader from Van Beek of Drunen.

European coal trade October 2009
08 October 2009: The stock market crash almost a year ago, and the accompanying slump in commodity demand, led to a very different situation in the European coal market than had been expected before those events occurred.

Grain and soya trade outlook mixed - October 2009
08 October 2009: Signs of a pick up in global dry bulk trade beginning have emerged recently.

“K” Line concludes iron ore deal with Anshan Iron Steel
07 October 2009: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) recently concluded a long-term iron ore transport agreement with the Anshan Iron and Steel Group, China,

A stable investment for Mermans Beton
07 October 2009: The Hitachi ZX360W-3 is lightening the load at Belgian concrete plant Mermans Beton. The material handling machine offers more precision, greater stability and higher lifting capacity than the company’s previous model.

AS BCT makes a name for itself in fertilizer handling
07 October 2009: Two-thousand-and-nine is turning out to be a very productive year for newcomer Baltic Chemical Terminal (AS BCT) in the fertilizer transshipment business.

BCT reports record loading
07 October 2009: The Baltic Coal Terminal reports recently handling a record 77,027 tonnes in one day. This occurred on 30 July, involving the loading of export coal for the UK.

Beating the Crisis with Innovation
07 October 2009: Dealers acclaim presentation organized by Terex® Fuchs to show its new special-purpose machines.

Brazilian Pulp for China
07 October 2009: Strong demand from China explains why much more pulp has been sold to China this year, when much less has been exported to other destinations. Almost 20mt (million tonnes) less goods of all kinds were exported by Brazil in the first half of this year as in the same period of 2008, a fall of 8%.

Cargill Terminal to be re-tendered
07 October 2009: A tender is to be issued shortly covering the concession for the dry bulk terminal operated by Cargill Agricola on the left bank at the Port of Santos.

Cavotec MoorMasters sold to Australia’s Port Hedland
07 October 2009: Working closely with customers, the Cavotec Group designs and manufactures a vast array of solutions — from components to complete systems — that perform critical functions across the bulk handling industry.

DB Information Systems wins contract to supply to South African terminals
07 October 2009: DBIS, based in Doncaster UK, has announced a major export contract to supply its CommTrac™ terminal management software to Grindrod Terminals operations in Richards Bay, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique.

Hitachi stands firm in Europe’s material handling market
07 October 2009: Kraanbedrijf Buermans specializes in loading and unloading barges and ships all over Belgium, The Netherlands and other neighbouring countries.

Newcastle introduces quotas to cut congestion
07 October 2009: The Australian port of Newcastle has cut all producers’ shipping allocations by one million tonnes for the third quarter in a bid to reduce growing congestion.

Sennebogen 880 D-Series offers optimum performance
07 October 2009: With an operating weight of up to 300 tonnes, the SENNEBOGEN 880 models are the heaviest material handling machines in the company’s Green Line series.

TAIM WESER to unveil biomass plant
07 October 2009: TAIM WESER will take its latest green and efficient cogeneration system along to the fourth Expobioenergía Exhibition, which will be held at the Valladolid Trade Fair from 21 to 23 October.

Temcor to build bulk storage dome in the Ukraine
07 October 2009: CRH Group has contracted with Temcor (now part of CST Industries) to build a limestone storage dome at another of their facilities, the Podilsky Cement plant in Kamyanets- Podilsky, Ukraine.

The world’s most popular waste product
07 October 2009: The need is enormous: more than 32mt (million tonnes) of gypsum are required in Europe every year — both in the building industry and for fertilizer production.

TPS wins EMAS certification
07 October 2009: On 17 September this year, TPS Tarragona Port Services, Inc., received the EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certificate.

Unloader overhaul dramatically cuts discharge times
07 October 2009: Overhauling two Siwertell ship unloaders at a power plant in the Philippines, combined with maintenance and operator training, has had an immediate and dramatic impact on turnaround times.

Gottwald Portal Harbour Cranes Enter the Indian Market – Two Model 8, G HSK 8332 B Cranes for Adani Petronet
02 October 2009: Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has secured an order for two G HSK 8332 B Portal Harbour Cranes, variants of Model 8 and derived from Mobile Harbour Cranes, from Adani Petronet (Dahej) Port Pvt. Ltd. (APPPL), a joint venture between Petronet LNG Ltd. and Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone Ltd.

Metso to supply a complete fine crushing and screening system to Norsk Stein in Norway
02 October 2009: Metso will supply a complete fine crushing and screening system to Norsk Stein's Jelsa quarry expansion in Norway. The delivery will be completed by June 2010...

Shipping companies believe business will get worse before it gets better
02 October 2009: Shipping companies do not believe this will be a short and sharp recession, according to a survey of transport businesses by international legal practice Norton Rose Group...

Agribulk in the Port of Rotterdam
01 October 2009: Year to date throughput results for agribulk in the Port of Rotterdam are below the level of last year.

Better times ahead for steel raw materials
01 October 2009: Many steel industry raw materials trades have experienced an enormous setback over the past 12 months, amid severe global economic recession...

Bulk carriers and piracy
01 October 2009: Bulk carriers continue to feature heavily among the vessels attacked by pirates, most notably in the Gulf of Aden, southern Red Sea and off the Somali coast, according to the latest figures from the International Maritime Bureau...

Cargotec to deliver Siwertell unit for Alunorte’s latest expansion programme
01 October 2009: Environmental benefits and machine efficiency are two of the key reasons why one of the world’s largest alumina producers, Alunorte, opted for a Siwertell alumina shiploader from Cargotec...

Cargotec wins order for Siwertell ship
01 October 2009: A Siwertell coal unloader ordered to discharge coal in Porto do Itaqui, Brazil, offers environmental, technical, and efficiency benefits...

Drydocks World –Southeast Asia delivers five vessels
01 October 2009: The Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World (DDW-SEA), has announced the deliveries of vessels Endeavor, Greatship Ahalya, Mermaid Vision andArk Dartmoorfrom its Nanindah yard andArmada Tuah 104 from its Pertama yard.

Elecon leads the way in Indian bulk handling equipment
01 October 2009: Indian bulk handling specialist Elecon started modestly with the design and manufacture of elevators and conveyors (from which it derived its name)...

FLSmidth wins large cement orders in Indonesia
01 October 2009: FLSmidth has signed a contract worth approximately €55m with the Indonesian cement producer PT Semen Gresik for an 8,000 tonnes per day cement production line...

Major grain terminal for Russia’s Novorossiysk
01 October 2009: OJSC Kombinat Stroikomplekt is to start construction of a 2.5mt (million tonne) grain terminal at the Russian port of Novorossiysk in September.

New steel terminal for Port of Antwerp
01 October 2009: Antwerp Stevedoring International has opened a new all-weather steel products terminal at the Port of Antwerp...

Paradip to have deep draught ore berth
01 October 2009: Blue Water Iron Ore Terminal has signed a concession agreement with Paradip Port Trust in India to build a new deep draught iron ore terminal at the port.

Port of Longview to break ground on $150 million grain terminal
01 October 2009: Work on a long-discussed grain terminal at the Port of Longview will begin this month, making it the first new export terminal built in the United States in the last two decades...

RBCT expansion delayed yet again
01 October 2009: The $153 million expansion of Richards Bay Coal Terminal will not now be completed until the fourth quarter of this year...

Sea-Consortium chooses Wilhelmsen for Taiwanese traffic
01 October 2009: Leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been chosen by Sea-Consortium, part of the worldwide X-press Feeders Group, to handle all its traffic in Taiwan, with immediate effect.

SMB builds complete ship unloading system in Iran
01 October 2009: Under pressure to minimize costs and achieve high productivity and fast handling of goods, efficient loading and unloading of ships is vital.

Sugar prices boom as global shortage hits
01 October 2009: The Indian government must now be regretting its failure to recognize until the other day that the mounting global sugar shortages — and the world demand not wilting in spite of economic strain — will leave it with little headroom to manage open market prices of the sweetener

ÜNSA’s solution for dry bulk: container liners
01 October 2009: International shipping plays a vital role in global trade given that two-thirds of the world’s goods are transported by sea.

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