Dry Bulk News Archive



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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 boosting grain exports...

Operation Atalanta turns the tide on Somali pirates
05 October 2012: In late August, the UK House of Lords EU Committee for External Affairs praised the success of Operation Atalanta in curbing piracy off the Somali coast but say that the...

Operation Atalanta turns the tide on Somali pirates
05 October 2012: In late August, the UK House of Lords EU Committee for External Affairs praised the success of Operation Atalanta in curbing piracy off the Somali coast but say that the...

Paradip iron ore terminal blows hot and cold
05 October 2012: After a severe delay, the project to build an iron ore handling berth at Paradip Port has been given environmental clearance...

Poor monsoon does not halt Indian exports of wheat and rice
05 October 2012: India will probably continue exports of wheat and rice despite worries over output because of poor monsoon rains, Food Minister KV Thomas said recently, as the country has ample stocks from last year’s harvest and wants to stabilize trade policy...

Port of Pori a mining port
05 October 2012: The Port of Pori’s vision is to become a mining port of Finland. Deep fairways, the best ice conditions in Finland and on the Gulf of Bothnia area...

Record harvests in Brazil
05 October 2012: The Brazilian states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso and Parana´ are forecasting a record wheat harvest this year. Yields are expected to rise 21% to 69.4mt...

Russian Port of Posiet modernizes coal terminal
05 October 2012: Modernization of the coal terminal at the Russian port of Posiet is scheduled for completion in the autumn. The port is currently handling around 4mt...

Self-unloaders and transshippers
05 October 2012: The CSL Group’s (CSL) latest-generation Trillium Class vessels will take self-unloading technology several steps forward when they enter the shipping markets...

Thai farmers urge specialized rice zones
05 October 2012: Farmers in Thailand have urged the country’s Agriculture Ministry to create rice zones so that better breeds can be developed...

Veracruz cargo handler uses customized dust suppression rig
05 October 2012: An innovative stevedore and bulk distribution centre in Veracruz has developed a customized dust management system, with onboard generator, water tanker and high-efficiency atomized misting unit. Pulled by a conventional semi truck...

Vessels queuing at Newcastle
05 October 2012: The Australian port of Newcastle has been experiencing long queues of vessels waiting to load coal at the two Port Waratah Coal Services terminals...

100,000dwt bulker returns to service
20 September 2012: The Yeoman Bontrup bulk transport ship has been re-launched to perform a transport and delivery service for granite aggregates supplied from Glensanda Quarry in Scotland...

ABB transforms waste heat to clean energy
20 September 2012: ABB, EKZ GETEC and Jura Cement have signed an agreement to install an ABB system at the Wildegg AG cement plant, which generates power from waste heat...

APPA achieving higher productivity
20 September 2012: The Paranagua´ and Antonina Port Authority (APPA), which was set loading targets of 6,000 tonnes of fertilizer per ship per day...

Aumund Fördertechnik celebrates 90th anniversary
20 September 2012: On 3 August 1922 Professor Heinrich Aumund laid the foundation stone on the establishment of Aumund Fo¨rdererbau GmbH in Berlin, today a globally operating company with innovative and customer-oriented solutions for the conveying of demanding bulk materials...

Automated material conveying system for non free-flowing material
20 September 2012: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) has designed an automated material conveying system for non free-flowing material...

BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - Dry bulk trade’s blurred signs - September 2012
20 September 2012: Annual figures for many elements of global seaborne dry bulk trade are likely to show solid increases in 2012 as a whole...

Chinese continue to keep Brazilians at bay
20 September 2012: Chinese shipping lines such as Cosco and Sinotrans continue to oppose CVRD’s request to allow its Valemax bulk carriers to access the ports of Dalian, Majishan...

Choosing the right belt alignment sensor: rub block vs. Touchswitch
20 September 2012: Belt misalignment is a common problem in belt conveyors and bucket elevators. When the belt is severely misaligned it can cause damage to the machine casing while generating dangerous heat in potentially explosive atmospheres like that found in grain handling...

Conveying bulk cargoes - Tramco’s product line includes conveyor systems that really deliver
20 September 2012: Tramco Europe Ltd is a renowned supplier of bulk handling conveyors. The company’s conveyors meet the criteria for delivering product for various in...

Developments in the safety of bulk vessels
20 September 2012: Maritime leaders want firmer international against pirates before the costs of piracy become institutionalized, a status quo which would have...

Developments in the safety of bulk vessels
20 September 2012: Maritime leaders want firmer international against pirates before the costs of piracy become institutionalized, a status quo which would have...

Doubts about China’s bulk imports
20 September 2012: Earlier this year, confidence about predicting a continuing upwards trend in China’s dry bulk commodity imports during 2012 and further ahead was solid...

E-Crane: getting to grips with grain
20 September 2012: The E-Crane excels in bulk handling applications requiring heavy- duty production cycles. Specifically designed for barge and ship unloading processes...

End of commodity supercycle?
20 September 2012: Commodity price falls across the board — excepting crude oil and its derivatives — over the last few months have set off a lively debate among academics as to whether the commodity supercycle that began in 2000 is over...

FIBC imports to EU at three-year high in 2011
20 September 2012: According to EFIBCA (European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association), after a deep slump in 2009, FIBC (big bag) imports to the EU have climbed to a three-year high in 2011. Compared to 20...

Final phase of Port of Liverpool’s lock gate refurbishment programme completed
20 September 2012: The second and final phase of the latest £4.3m investment in the refurbishment of the Port of Liverpool’s lock system has been successfully completed...

Grab the magic and float on... - FLOATING CRANES
20 September 2012: Rocktree Logistics Pte Ltd is a rapidly growing player in the marine logistics industry, providing environmentally friendly transshipment, storage, automatic sampling and blending solutions to leading dry bulk commodity...

Graig and GMI work to deliver safe havens to shipping lenders
20 September 2012: The Cardiff, UK-based Graig Group has teamed up with Global Maritime Investments to provide shipping lenders with tailor-made solutions for problematic shipping exposures...

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Mauritius
20 September 2012: Major maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has expanded its operations into Mauritius, with the acquisition of Belship Co Ltd. Renamed ISS Belship, this opening marks ISS’s first venture in the country and is based in the capital, Port-Louis...

Increasing handling speeds: Sennebogen 880 EQ in use at Redpath Sugar
20 September 2012: The production site of Redpath Sugar in Toronto, Canada, is situated on the north bank of Lake Ontario. Raw sugar from the Caribbean and South America ...

Liebherr Group again grew considerably in 2011 business year
20 September 2012: The Liebherr Group was able to increase its turnover in the 2011 business year by €747.0 million or 9.8% to €8,334.0 million...

Moving mountains - the role of mobile harbour equipment in the transport of dry bulk commodities
20 September 2012: In many coastal ports constructed with a man-made breakwater or taking advantage of an existing safe anchorage, berths were created using finger jetties built out from the shore line to deeper water adequate to berth vessels...

Mozambican ports need to invest
20 September 2012: A survey undertaken by USAID has identified a shortage of handling equipment at the Mozambican ports of Beira and Nacala...

NBE boosts market presence in Canada
20 September 2012: In early July, National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). National Bulk Equipment, Inc., today announced that it has appointed PROMAT Engineering...

New Lilaas lever takes centre stage
20 September 2012: Lilaas, a renowned global manufacturer of control levers and joysticks for the maritime and offshore industries, is launching its new electronically-controlled LO1 lever range at SMM 2012, which is taking place from 4–7 September in Hamburg, Germany...

On-line analysis of coal and, now, minerals
20 September 2012: On-line analysis of coal is the analysis of coal on a conveyor belt. The largest companies in Indonesia, China...

Paranaguá to increase agribulk storage
20 September 2012: The port of Paranagua´ is to receive investments to increase the storage of agribulk products, which is vital given that the state of Parana´ is...

Pilots and shipowners join forces on pilot ladder safety
20 September 2012: The International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to update a brochure aimed at shipping companies and seafarers, reminding them of the vital need to ...

Please find enclosed...covered storage solutions for the bulk industry
20 September 2012: Geometrica, celebrating its 20th year, has designed, manufactured and installed domes and space frame structures since 1992. The company has developed...

River Consulting announces new management appointments
20 September 2012: TEAM River Consulting has also announced the addition of Christopher Carstens as Manager, Business Development to its New Orleans office...

SMB: complete conveying, storage handling and filling portfolio
20 September 2012: Transportation, handling, storage and filling of liquids and bulk material — the engineers from SMB International GmbH offer these technologies from one source.

Superior Industries publishes new conveyor handbook
20 September 2012: Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and related accessories, has new conveying equipment literature today...

Tenova to deliver copper handling/processing system to Chilean customer
20 September 2012: Tenova Mining & Minerals has announced that Tenova TAKRAF and Tenova Bateman Technologies will design and deliver a copper ore handling/processing system and a Solvent Extraction (SX)...

Things get tougher for Brazilian pulp and paper
20 September 2012: Brazil is suffering with stagnant demand, falling prices, stocks rising — and now, apparently, the country is no longer the world’s lowest-cost producer. The shine seems to be going off Brazil’s pulp and paper industry, one of the world’s largest...

Tsubaki Kabelschlepp: specialist for abrasive environments
20 September 2012: The Tsubaki Kabelschlepp STEEL-LINE steel cable and hose carrier systems significantly increase system availability in abrasive work environments...

VIKING ramps up Down Under
20 September 2012: Marine and fire safety equipment specialist VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the extension of its global servicing network in Australia and New Zealand, primarily aimed at servicing liferafts...

When the dust settles dust control and suppression key to a clean bulk handling process
20 September 2012: Modern cropping technologies require systems capable of transporting bulk materials quickly and efficiently from the quarry to the destination, and through...

World steel production falls
20 September 2012: World crude steel production declined 0.1% in June to 128mt (million tonnes), compared with June 2011, the World Steel Association has said...

Worst drought in 50 years decimates feed supplies
20 September 2012: The prolonged sovereign debt turmoil in the eurozone, faltering US growth and a marked slowdown in emerging markets have weakened global economic growth, forecast at 3.5% in 2012...

Adani group eyes Orissa iron ore terminal
15 August 2012: India’s Adani group is exploring the possibility of buying an export terminal at the port of Dhamra in Orissa state, which opened last September, although has yet to handle significant cargo...

Antaq gives thumbs-up to new Ferrous port
15 August 2012: Brazil’s National Waterways Transport Agency (Antaq) has authorized Ferrous Resources do Brasil to build a private terminal at Presidente Kennedy, in the south of the state of Espirito Santo...

APW Process Weighers delivered to Egypt
15 August 2012: With a reputation for providing precision and versatile throughput weighing solutions in the flour milling sector, Nottingham based Chronos BTH has supplied more of its CHRONO-WEIGHTM APW process weighers to a milling complex in Egypt...

Basic Element completes construction of Russian cargo port
15 August 2012: Basic Element Group, a major Russian business group, has announced the completion of construction of the Imeretinskiy cargo port in Sochi. The port’s capacity is 5mt (million tonnes) of cargo per year...

Beira coal terminal opens
15 August 2012: A new coal terminal has opened at the Mozambican port of Beira. It will mostly handle export coal produced by the Brazilian company CVRD (68%) and the Rio Tinto mining group (32%)...

Bilge level switches — never compromise on safety
15 August 2012: Bilge level switches are a safety critical component for the detection of liquid in dead spaces and voids that are rarely visited or inspected by the crew...

Cargo movements affected by freak weather over the last year
15 August 2012: Dave Alberts, director at Crimson & Co, a major UK end-to-end supply chain consultancy, has commented on the effects of the recent severe weather worldwide... 

Cavotec innovative shore power systems for Ports of Oakland and Long Beach
15 August 2012: Maritime technology innovator Cavotec has won orders for multiple Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) shore-to-ship electrical systems at two of America’s premier ports...

ClassNK releases world’s first Harmonized CSR software
15 August 2012: In early July, ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda unveiled the world’s first software package for use with the new IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules (CSR) for bulk carriers and oil tankers, which were released at the beginning of the month.

Coal and iron ore loading in Hamburg
15 August 2012: Next month (September) at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin, the world’s leading fair for passenger and freight transport technology, Vollert Anlagenbau will be showing its new solutions for...

Dry commissioning of the second transshipper for Loreto in full swing
15 August 2012: In close co-operation with its valued customer Loreto (a fully owned subsidiary of CITIC Pacific) E-Crane senior engineers Paul Hebberecht and Michael Hamerlinck...

Egypt to use Poti to handle Kazakh wheat
15 August 2012: Egypt says that it would like to make use of the port of Poti in Georgia to handle shipments of wheat from Kazakhstan once upgrading work allowing it to accommodate Panamax vessels is completed...

EMO, full service gateway for coal and iron ore cargoes
15 August 2012: EMO is the largest transshipment terminal for coal and iron ore in Europe and occupies a top position in the dry bulk market. Modern and multifunctional...

Euromec makes a direction connection
15 August 2012: Euromec products directly connect the operator to the material handling process. The company’s products ensure an ideal solution for optimum output...

Fourth Newcastle coal terminal opens
15 August 2012: Coal exports from the fourth coal terminal at the Australian port of Newcastle are not now expected to commence until mid-2017, which is two years after...

Grabbing the attention of the shipboard crane market
15 August 2012: Credeblug has for a long time been heavily involved in the bulk handling market. There are many examples of its grabs in successful operation in 52 countries, where the company’s...

Graig takes delivery of first of Handysize pair
15 August 2012: UK, Cardiff-based Graig Group has taken delivery of the 35,000dwt Handysize bulk carrier Graig Cardiff, the first of two Seahorse 35 class vessels building for Graig and partners at Jiangdong Shipyard,Wu Hu, China...

Hybrid air cannon: more force, lower air consumption
15 August 2012: A renowned global expert in material flow aid technology has introduced a new hybrid air cannon design. The Martin® Typhoon Extreme Air Cannon features the simple one-line plumbing of a traditional solenoid operation with the power, efficiency...

ICS calls for resumption of OECD shipbuilding talks
15 August 2012: At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on Thursday 21 June, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) called on governments to resume negotiations on a new global agreement to eliminate market distorting measure...

Inspecting the inspectors - sampling and inspection in the bulk industry
15 August 2012: Scantech is a renowned provider of process control solutions for bulk materials. The wide range of available technologies and control software ensures that the right solution is chosen in each application. The company’s products include solutions for the coal industry, power plants, minerals, cement and steel...

Liebherr A 944 C HD for Port of Sunderland
15 August 2012: Sunderland City Council has invested in a Liebherr materials handler to help boost cargo handling capacities and business opportunities at the Port of Sunderland...

Moving cargo along Hwy H2O -Great Lakes & St Lawrence Seaway System remain vital link for North American bulk
15 August 2012: Stretching more than 2,340 miles (3,700km) from the Atlantic Ocean to the heart of North America, the Great Lakes/St Lawrence Seaway System is one of the world’s greatest and most strategic commercial waterways...

Port Hedland ships record 246.7mt in 2011
15 August 2012: Port Hedland, Australia, has broken its own record. The port has been named as the world’s biggest bulk export port for a second year running, beating its previous output by 47mt (million tonnes)...

Port of Antwerp steady: dry bulk and ro-ro expand
15 August 2012: The Port of Antwerp in Belgium handled 93,822,976 tonnes of freight during the first six months of this year. This represents a drop of 2.1% compared with the...

Rouen reports major drop in grain tonnage
15 August 2012: The French port of Rouen reported earlier this year that exports of wheat had dived by up to 61% during a period of four weeks when Algeria imported no grain at all from France...

Sea Marshals expands operations centre
15 August 2012: Sea Marshals, the international maritime security specialist, has expanded its UK operations centre and introduced the latest tracking technology for the benefit of the vessels under its protection...

Seagull security training gets NMA Flag State approval
15 August 2012: Computer-based training (CBT) specialist, Seagull, has been awarded Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) approval for a new, comprehensive ship security...

Sennebogen 6210 HMC: a specialist at work in Norway
15 August 2012: The Norwegian port of Stavanger is the starting point for a large number of supply vessels bound for the North Sea...

Shiploader delivery heralds start of multi-billion-rand equipment programme
15 August 2012: South African port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has earmarked the biggest slice of its R33 billion budget over the next seven years for new equipment acquisition...

Shipowners stress their role in delivering green growth
15 August 2012: In mid-June in Rio de Janeiro, at a high level ‘Oceans Day’ event during the United Nations ‘Rio+20’ Summit on Sustainable Development, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) presented the views of the world’s merchant...

TAIM WESER offers considerable expertise in iron ore market
15 August 2012: TAIM WESER is an international company that specializes in the development of turnkey projects all around the world, with headquarters in Zaragoza (Spain)...

Tenova to supply copper handling system to Chile
15 August 2012: Tenova Mining & Minerals has announced that Tenova TAKRAF and Tenova Bateman Technologies will design and deliver a copper ore handling/processing system and a Solvent Extraction (SX)...

Tower units extend reach, improve aiming of dust suppression equipment
15 August 2012: One of the major manufacturers of open area dust suppression has announced the introduction of a new component in its arsenal of custom solutions...

Ventspils forestry terminal planned
15 August 2012: Ventspils port authority has signed a contract allowing BMGS to build a forestry terminal, following an open tender...

Virginia restarts log exports to China
15 August 2012: The US port of Virginia has recommenced the export of logs to China after a 14-month-long ban. This was imposed in April 2011 after hardwood and softwood...

Wreck of ‘RENA’ underlines need for passive safety measures
15 August 2012: The salvage operations on the container ship Rena, which sank on 5 October last year off the Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand, were completed in the middle of June...

Approval still in doubt for proposed fertilizer plant
14 August 2012: More hurdles remain if a rezoning request for 318 acres of Scott County, USA, farmland for a proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant goes forward...

Drought will not affect US fertilizer demand
14 August 2012: Fertilizer consumption in the United States is unlikely to decline after the current drought in the Midwest, Citi Investment Research said, upgrading Mosaic Co to ‘buy’...

Iron ore miners defy gloomy economy - despite bleak economic outlook, major mining companies pursue ambitious expansion plans
14 August 2012: Although a potential hard landing for the Chinese economy and the ongoing threat to prosperity in the Eurozone are casting clouds over steel markets...

Petcoke - market buffeted by economic uncertainty
14 August 2012: Petroleum coke (a.k.a. petcoke) prices have been volatile over the last four years, driven by various events, starting with the economic crisis in late 2008/early 2009...

Vigorous coal trade growth sustained
14 August 2012: Global import demand for dry bulks is still benefiting from a variety of positive influences, resulting in rising trade volumes...

High-speed bagging system installed at Veetee Rice
16 July 2012: A new high-speed Chronos BTH automatic packing system has been supplied to Veetee rice’s UK production facility at Rochester in Kent...

Sharp rise expected in Brazilian pulp
16 July 2012: After a gap of three years, when the amount of market pulp made in Brazil remained almost static at 14mt (million tonnes) and an average of about 8.7mt has been exported each year, a new 1.5mt-capacity pulp mill will start up in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul at the end of this year...

Drives & control systems -precision bulk handling
13 July 2012: Dry bulk handling is en route to becoming a precision science with a level of control previously undreamt of, thanks to 20 years of research and development into digital non-contact torque monitoring...

Handling bauxite & alumina
13 July 2012: Up-to-date handling technologies for alumina are a major concern in many ports, not only to achieve low operational costs for the vessel unloading, but also for the protection of the environment...

Liebherr grab cranes for major offshore facilities
13 July 2012: In some seaborne supply chains the rapid rise in export possibilities has not been matched by an equally fast expansion in port infrastructure. Today, much emphasis is laid on reliable offshore floating terminals, transshippers or geared tonnage...

On track with rail and barge systems - equipment used in the transport of bulk by rail and barge versatile bulk material loading into barges, trains, ships and trucks
13 July 2012: A recent report refers to efficient rail transport as “the linchpin” behind the rapid movement of material from mine to market in the southeast United States...

Pit-to-port infrastructure
13 July 2012: The development of robust, economical transport infrastructure is a key driver to sovereign economic growth. Notwithstanding the value of undeveloped mineral resources, they are of..

Abbot Point expansion project cut back
12 July 2012: The new government of the Australian state of Queensland has decided to block the plan to expand the port of Abbot Point, which handles export coal traffic...

Alex Stewart: sampling based on modern sampling theory
12 July 2012: Alex Stewart International employs more than 1,200 people in over 45 countries and operates 17 laboratories, write Mr. Graham Stewart and Mr. Kozo Matsumoto, Alex Stewart International Corporation...

Antwerp holds exhibition of Chinese junks in Shanghai
12 July 2012: Part of the collection of Chinese junks held by the MAS museum in Antwerp is being in the China Maritime Museum in Shanghai from 4 June onwards...

Bankers take over ships to protect their loans
12 July 2012: With the slump in the shipping market now in its fourth year, bankers are putting to sea and seizing ships to protect the value of their loans to struggling shipowners...

Banner year for Odessa dry bulk so far
12 July 2012: Odessa Commercial Seaport handled 5.9mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk in the first four months of this year, a 23.3% increase...

Beira exports one million tonnes of coal
12 July 2012: By early May, the Mozambican port of Beira had already handled 1mt (million tonnes) of coal, which had been brought to the port by via the Sena railway from Tete province...

Bellerophon Maritime & Logistics Edition – a new enterprise TOS software package from Jolconsultancy and Argonaut Systems
12 July 2012: When Jolconsultancy was looking for software for one of its Italian clients (Intergroup — two sea terminals and five inland terminals involved in terminal operations, warehousing, packaging, transport to final delivery)...

Built to deliver more: Rocktree Logistics makes waves in the Asia Pacific Region
12 July 2012: Rocktree Logistics, a dry bulk commodities transshipment specialist, makes it a mission to address clients’ problems head on and find a solution no matter the obstacles.The result has been business expansion for Rocktree, driven by client demand...

Bulker classification
12 July 2012: A new Handysize bulk carrier concept design — the Green Dolphin, created by the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and development partners DNV and Wa¨rtsila¨ — uses existing technologies to meet owners’ needs for fuel efficiency and...

Callao to open minerals belt system
12 July 2012: A sealed conveyor belt system to transport minerals at the Port of Callao in Peru, which will require investment of $150 million, is due to open in September 2013, according to the Impala Peru´ company...

Chinese softening on CVRD VLOCs?
12 July 2012: The Brazilian mining company CVRD is said to be contemplating the deployment of a second floating storage vessel somewhere in Asia to counter attempts by the Chinese government to prevent its VLOCs from calling at national ports...

Demag Cranes supplies bulk handling hoppers to Port of Tyne, UK
12 July 2012: Since February of this year, bulk carriers with cargoes of wood pellets have been unloaded at the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, UK, via two identical...

Focus on Australia - spectre of ‘world’s biggest carbon tax’ looms large
12 July 2012: Dr Nikki Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Coal Association, believes Australian coal producers’ international competitiveness will be hugely impeded when “the world’s biggest carbon tax” of $23 per...

Going ‘green’ using barge and rail to transport dry bulk cargo
12 July 2012: Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, AEP River Operations is a barge company offering high-quality service in the transportation of dry bulk commodities throughout the inland river system. This includes the movement of...

Long Beach honours shipping lines for environmental leadership
12 July 2012: In early June, the Port of Long Beach in the USA honoured 14 top ocean carriers as the “best of the best” in the Port’s Green Flag environmental programme...

Lubmarine expands global network with new Copenhagen facility
12 July 2012: Major international marine lubricant supplier Total Lubmarine has extended its global network of service and supply centres with the opening of a dedicated commercial and supply hub in Copenhagen, Denmark...

New Australian grain terminal orders Siwertell
12 July 2012: Independent Australian grain-handling company, Newcastle Agri Terminal, has signed a contract for a new flexibly designed Siwertell shiploading system from Cargotec...

New fertilizer terminal for Brazil’s Port of Belém
12 July 2012: The Port of Bele´m in Brazil is planning a $50.2 million project to build a new fertilizer terminal. This is being developed by the state dock company, CDP, which also operates grain handling facilities at...

New-generation large wheel loader from Doosan
12 July 2012: Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment has launched the DL450-3 model, the first in the company’s new generation large wheel loaders...

North American West Coast ports - gearing up for battle
12 July 2012: North American West Coast ports continue to rebound cautiously after the global recession and its lingering departure and some are gearing up for the next big battle...

Port Corpus Christi wins $10m grant from USDoT 2012 TIGER grant
12 July 2012: In late June this year, the United States Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the 2012 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant. The TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants...

Port of Long Beach named best North American seaport
12 July 2012: The Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2012 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai...

Santander minerals terminal exceeds productivity
12 July 2012: The recently opened minerals terminal at the Spanish Port of Santander has already reached its average productivity of 1,500tph (tonnes per hour)...

Siwertell unloader delivers dust-free biomass and coal supply to Danish power plant
12 July 2012: Cargotec has secured an order for a Siwertell ship unloader from Denmark’s leading power company, Dong Energy; it will ensure a high-capacity unloading of wood pellets and coal for one...

Stewart Group sees rise in bunker surveys
12 July 2012: Stewart Group Inspection & Analysis, the global inspection and precision analysis arm of ALS Minerals, provides accredited solutions to the metals, minerals, ores...

Superior Industries launches new track-mounted radial stacking conveyor
12 July 2012: Superior Industries, a leading American manufacturer of conveyor systems and components, reveals its newest conveyor design to the market on 12 June this year... 

Bauxite & alumina trades - adapting to an evolving market
11 July 2012: Alumina refineries and smelters making the white metal across the continents are increasingly feeling the need for new sources of bauxite...

Grain import demand could flatten
11 July 2012: Negative factors affecting some key elements of global dry bulk commodity trade have been prominent recently...

Hazy outlook for steel raw materials trade
11 July 2012: A slowing economy in China, and recession or near-recession in the European Union, trends which may persist for some time...

Maiden voyage from Japan to Duluth
22 June 2012: Late in the afternoon of Saturday 5 May, a newly christened oceangoing vessel, the Clipper Gemini, sailed into the Port of Duluth-Superior. It’s not often that Duluth ends up a port of call on a ship’s maiden voyage from Japan...

US engineering expertise
22 June 2012: Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the world’s largest gold producers, with active mines in Nevada, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, and Peru; and some smaller operations in Bolivia, Mexico and Canada...

Aktau to handle cereals for Iran
21 June 2012: The Caspian Sea port of Aktau in Kazakhstan has been loading consignments of wheat and barley bound for Iran...

At the coal face - coal handling systems and technologies
21 June 2012: E-Crane Worldwide is a modern, state-of-the-art engineering and heavy equipment construction company, based in Adegem, Belgium and with subsidiary companies for sales management, technical support and service in The Netherlands...

BEUMER systems efficiently load bulk material and bags on ships, lorries and wagons
21 June 2012: As a major supplier of equipment for the loading of dry bulk cargo, the BEUMER group designs, manufactures and installs complete systems for loading bulk material and bags on ships as well as to lorries and trains...

Bureau Veritas launches e-learning for MLC training
21 June 2012: Major international classification society Bureau Veritas has launched a web-based training programme to help companies in the shipping industry train their personnel for implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention...

Continued success for Demag Cranes on the Mississippi
21 June 2012: Associated Terminals LLC in Louisiana/USA is expanding its fleet of machines with its seventh Gottwald floating crane...

CSN interested in Itaguai port project
21 June 2012: Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), Brazil’s third-largest steel group, has indicated an interest in the proposed iron ore export port at Itaguai, in Rio de Janeiro state...

Dreyfus commences Cangrejales operations
21 June 2012: Dreyfus has begun operations at Cangrejales, in the Argentinian port of Bahi´a Blanca, where it has its own production facility. The first ship loaded 28,500 t of soya beans bound for China...

Freight handlers flatten dust at Ukraine port terminal
21 June 2012: The largest private stevedoring company in the Ukraine has significantly improved air quality and reduced dust-related complaints at the country’s deepest port, a busy marine terminal where ocean-going vessels have 24/7 access to services...

Gottwald introduces new Model 2 harbour crane
21 June 2012: Since 2006, Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been redefining standards in worldwide cargo handling with its Generation 5 harbour cranes...

Guyamas to handle new Mexico coal
21 June 2012: Over the next 18 months, the Mexican port of Guaymas will increase iron ore traffic exported from the US state of New Mexico to Australia by 800,000 tonnes...

Impressive cement terminal at the port of Malmö, Sweden
21 June 2012: As a general contractor, HAVER & BOECKER’s subsidiary company IBAU HAMBURG led the construction of a cement terminal for CEMENTA HeidelbergCement Group at the port of Malmo¨, Sweden (please see ‘IBAU HAMBURG hands over cement terminal’ on p58 of the May issue of DCI)...

Liberian Registry uses advance vessel screening to cut detention rates
21 June 2012: The Liberian Registry has introduced a sophisticated programme to screen advance notice of ship arrivals as part of a detention prevention plan to help maintain its independent ranking among the safest and most efficient ship registries in the world...

Lightening the load – ever-improving technologies simplify the shiploading process
21 June 2012: With over 50 years of experience and an international reputation in this competitive field, Aurecon knows a thing or two about designing shiploaders...

Netherlands focus - Dutch bulk handling in the spotlight
21 June 2012: OVET will officially launch its new extended quay in the Kaloothaven area of Vlissingen port at Zeeland Ports on 21 June but the capacity addition has already received its first bulk carriers including Capesize ships...

Newcastle to build new grain terminal
21 June 2012: The Australian port of Newcastle is to build a new $28 million export terminal capable of handling 1.5 million tonnes of grain annually...

Painting a picture – good quality marine paints and coatings vital to keep bulk vessels safe and efficient
21 June 2012: “If shipbuilders are facing chilly headwinds and ship owners are under pressure to stretch the service life of their vessels to the maximum before sending them to repairing yards, then the fallout for suppliers of marine paints is easily understandable...

Ship management
21 June 2012: Pirates and unsafe operational procedures continue to undermine the safety of crew working onboard bulkers, according to Captain Kuba Szymanski, Intermanager Secretary General...

Siemens unveils ultrasonic controllers
21 June 2012: Siemens Industry Automation Division presents Sitrans LUT400 series ultrasonic controllers with one-millimeter (0.04-inch) measuring accuracy.

Suape to have sugar terminal
21 June 2012: The North Western Brazilian port of Suape is to have a brand- new sugar terminal. This will require investment of $54 million, of which $21 million will be for infrastructure and the balance for equipment...

Terex introduces Terex port solutions at TOC Europe
21 June 2012: Terex Corporation is introducing Terex Port Solutions at TOC in Antwerp, which is taking place from 12–14 June this year...

Americas coal trade
20 June 2012: Coal producers in the Americas have been turning their eyes to the Asian markets again this year as the Atlantic trade continues to be a challenge...

ClassNK marks historic world milestone
20 June 2012: Renowned classification society ClassNK officially announced that its register had surged past the 200 million gross tonne mark on 28 May 2012. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda announced the historic achievement at a party celebrating the...

GL tops Port State performance lists again
20 June 2012: The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published its Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for 2011.

Grim warning from outgoing Canadian coal chief
20 June 2012: The Canadian coal industry is on the verge of being ‘tobaccofied’ warns the outgoing Chairman of the Canadian Coal Association, Bob Stan...

ICS elects new chairman
20 June 2012: At its Annual General Meeting in Port Douglas, Queensland, today on 25 May, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) elected a new Chairman, Mr Masamichi Morooka (Japan)...

Mixed outlook for iron ore trade
20 June 2012: Signs of growth in global dry bulk commodity trade are still clearly visible, but more doubts have emerged about prospects over the remainder of 2012 and into next year...

Panama Canal toll rises unacceptable, say shipowners
20 June 2012: Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are ‘rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies’ given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners...

AU$11 million CBH Ship Loader refurbishment contract
14 May 2012: AGC Industries Pty Ltd ('AGC') announced that it has secured a contract valued at AU$11 million to refurbish Kwinana Ship Loaders 3 & 4 at the Kwinana Grain Jetty for Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd (“CBH”).

Favourable steam coal imports trend
01 May 2012: Imports of dry bulk commodities into numerous countries around the world are still on an upwards trend...

Global cement trades
01 May 2012: Dam spanning the Yangtze River. But so compelling was the demand for cement and steel then that makers of the two materials in many cases overlooked their responsibility to restrict carbon dioxide emissions within prescribed limits...

South America’s grain and soya exports weaken
01 May 2012: Reduced exports of grain and soya from South America are predicted in 2012. After increasing again to a record 125mt (million tonnes) last year, two-thirds higher than the volume seen a decade...

Moving caustic corrosive materials safely
24 April 2012: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) offers a pneumatic conveying system, specially treated to transfer a highly corrosive, granular material...

Packing system enhancement for Wynnstay Feed
24 April 2012: The ability to enhance the speed of an existing packing system at the Llansantffraid Mill of Wynnstay Feed Division in Powys, UK, was a major factor in Chronos BTH recently securing an order to enhance a Richard Simon supplied automatic feed packing system...

South Africa regional report - 2012
24 April 2012: Whilst 2011 had been expected to be a slower year for bulk exports, growth the second half of the year saw accelerated performance across all sectors resulting in rise of nearly 9mt (million tonnes) to 141.5mt...

Starlinger shows conversion line at Chinese expo
24 April 2012: After successful installations of AD*STAR sack production machinery in China, the Austrian company Starlinger & Co. GmbH is exhibiting its ad*starKON 60 sack conversion line at the CHINAPLAS exhibition in Shanghai...

Adani raises money
23 April 2012: Adani Enterprises is finalizing a $1.5 billion loan to replace a $2 billion bridging loan that was taken out last year to buy an Australian coal terminal...

Bright future ahead for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway
23 April 2012: 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...

Bulk handling grabs remain a mainstay of the bulk handling market
23 April 2012: Whether it is the handling of coal and iron ore or the loading and unloading of grain, animal feed, scrap metal, minerals, biomass or other bulk goods, Nemag ensures that the work will get done as efficiently as possible...

Extension planned for Elbehafen Brünsbuttel
23 April 2012: Germany’s Elbehafen Brunsbuttel, a universal port in the private ownership of Brunsbuttel Ports GmbH/SCHRAMM group, is going to be extended this year. Brunsbuttel Ports GmbH, port operator and owner of the infrastructure, is...

Flexco unveils MHP heavy-duty precleaner
23 April 2012: Flexco recently announced the addition of the MHP Precleaner to its line of heavy-duty belt cleaners. The MHP Heavy-Duty Precleaner features the largest, most abrasion-resistant urethane blade offered by Flexco...

Focus on stockyard systems
23 April 2012: Italian manufacturer Sammi specializes in material handling equipment and machinery. It has been supplying a wide range of systems to meet the diversified needs of users for over 30 years...

Integrated truck discharge and feeding
23 April 2012: Integrating a hydraulic truck tippler with a SamsonTM surface feeder provides an economical and flexible solution for the intake of coal from high-cube road trucks for fuel to the new...

Iron ore terminal at Ennore wants ‘in’ on coal traffic bonanza
23 April 2012: At the Indian port of Ennore, where coal traffic has increased by around 40%, the established Chettinad International Coal Terminal is trying to prevent Sical Iron Ore Terminals from handling coal too...

NSW declines bid to build new coal export port
23 April 2012: The government of New South Wales has rejected a request by the billionaire Nathan Tinkler to build a $2.7 billion coal export terminal on the east coast of Australia...

On-line analysis of coal with Scantech systems
23 April 2012: On-line analysis of coal is the analysis of coal on a conveyor belt. The largest companies in Indonesia, China,Taiwan,Vietnam and Thailand are all using this technology, first developed in Australia by Scantech.

PEBCO® chutes solve wide range of bulk handling problems
23 April 2012: PEBCO® is a major manufacturer, offering services in the engineering and supply of ruggedly built equipment to control and load dry bulk materials. PEBCO® designs and manufactures customized gates...

Port of Tyne’s record year brings business boost across the North East of the UK
23 April 2012: The Port of Tyne has announced a record year of growth of cargo volumes handled in 2011...

RDS debuts Loadmaster iX at Scotplant 2012
23 April 2012: Effective stock control has never been so important given the challenges businesses face in the current economic climate. To help make the most efficient use of product, time and machinery...

Telestack shiploading and unloading – maximum operational flexibility and mobility
23 April 2012: Telestack Limited continues to excel in providing innovative mobile bulk material handling systems to its worldwide customer base...

Two more Samson feeders for Portugal
23 April 2012: Early this year the Secil plants Outao and C.M.P. Maceira will take delivery of two SAMSON® feeders for the handling of alternative fuels from Aumund Fo¨rdertechnik...

Ukraine builds deepwater terminal
23 April 2012: The Ukrainian Port of Yuzhny in the Black Sea will soon have a new modern bulk handling terminal...

Asian agribulk - imports expected to increase
20 April 2012: Agribulk trades into China and other parts of Asia have grown in volume in recent years.As the continent’s middle class swells and dietary demands evolve, more imports will be needed in the future...

Asian Coal Trade 2012
20 April 2012: Asia continues to be the main centre of activity in the international coal market as 2012 progresses, although the firm drive felt from China in recent times has been relatively quieter during the past few months...

BHP Billiton declares ‘force majeure’ at Bowen Basin mines
20 April 2012: The world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton is declaring force majeure at its coal mines in Australia’s Bowen Basin due to prolonged union strikes and heavy rain, in a move that could spur prices of metallurgical coal...

IMO grants Final Approval to Siemens’ ballast water management system
20 April 2012: The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted Siemens Final Approval for its Sicure ballast water management system...

ISF launches on-board training book for engine ratings
20 April 2012: In order to take account of the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Convention,

ISSA encourages ship suppliers to ‘go green’
20 April 2012: Ship suppliers are being encouraged to ensure ‘green’ measures are central to their core business practices. The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) is encouraging its members to implement green...

Maritime insurance
20 April 2012: However, there are ways for ship and cargo owners to bring the costs down — and increase the protection of their vessels at the same time...

Port of Stockton expands rail tracks by a mile
20 April 2012: The Port of Stockton in California, in a public–private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, added 5,825 feet of new track to the east port interchange tracks...

Self-unloading vessels ever-evolving technologies keep self-unloaders at the forefront
20 April 2012: Commercial ports on North America’s Great Lakes handle around 150mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk cargo a year, mostly carried by self-unloaders...

Shipping confidence rises - while new investment appetite wanes
20 April 2012: Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry increased slightly in the three months ended February 2012, to reach their highest level since May 2011...

Some positive dry bulk trade pointers - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2012
20 April 2012: Events likely to have a restraining impact on dry bulk trade, over the next twelve months, have been prominent in recent weeks...

VIKING achieves 8-year track record of constant growth
20 April 2012: Global success in the crucial offshore market and around-the- world export growth are behind yet another solid financial report from fast-expanding VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, which joins a long list of Danish exporters that are defying today’s economic difficulties...

Yara buys 20% stake in Canada’s IC Potash Group
20 April 2012: Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara is to pay $40 million Canadian for new shares in Canada’s IC Potash Group (ICP), paying a near 50% premium for a 19.9% stake to secure access to potash supplies.

BHP Billiton forecasts raised production in Western Australia
19 April 2012: Australian mining company BHP Billiton has raised its production guidance for its iron ore mines in Western Australia by 5% for its fiscal year ending June 30...

Dry bulk cargo volumes predicted to grow more than 7% in 2012
19 April 2012: The volume of cargo to be transported by dry bulk carriers this year and next will show strong growth, increasing by 7.9% and 7.3% respectively, largely on the back of growing Chinese hunger for all types of bulk goods...

Greece-based shipowner express strong faith in Chinese dry bulk demand for 'next decade'
19 April 2012: According to a Seanergy's chief executive, Chinese demand for bulk goods will remain strong for the "next decade", ensuring demand for dry bulk vessels will continue to grow.

Record high for US coal exports as Asian demand rises
19 April 2012: US seaborne exports of coal topped 90mt (million tonnes) last year as international steel production created strong demand in Asia...

Rio Tinto to invest $3.4bn in Cape Lambert port expansionRio Tinto plans to invest $3.4bn in expanding its Western Australia iron ore operations, including a $1.2 funding of port and rail works to exp
19 April 2012: Rio Tinto plans to invest $3.4bn in expanding its Western Australia iron ore operations, including a $1.2 funding of port and rail works to expand the capacity of Cape Lambert port...

100 years after Titanic, Allianz report highlights new shipping risks
27 March 2012: Despite greatly improved safety records in the century since Titanic, the maritime industry faces new challenges driven by the continued growth of worldwide shipping, specialist marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has advised...

Demag Cranes supplies Portal Harbour Crane to Brazil
27 March 2012: At the turn of the year 2011/2012, Demag Cranes commissioned its first Generation 5 Portal Harbour Crane in Latin America.

Martin Engineering announces custom-engineered vibrator designs for OEM applications
27 March 2012: Martin Engineering has announced that it has begun offering custom-engineered vibration technology for manufacturers of shakers, separators, wash plants and other process equipment that uses vibration as a working force.

Record year for the Port of Tyne brings business boost across the North East
27 March 2012: The Port, one of the UK’s major deep sea ports, has increased tonnage of cargoes handled by 66% compared to 2010 and has broken its own records for handling cars, containers and bulk cargoes in the form of wood pellets...

Shipping confidence up on expectation of rate increases but new investment appetite wanes
27 March 2012: Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry increased slightly in the three months ended February 2012, to reach their highest level since May 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international...

A jewel off Southampton Water
23 March 2012: Geometrica has designed, manufactured and installed domes and space frame structures since 1992. The company has developed unique technology to build stunning long-span structures...

Bauxite backtrack based on ‘errors’
23 March 2012: The Australian government dumped its conditional approval for Rio Tinto’s proposed $1.5 billion bauxite mine and port development based on a one-page submission led by the Wilderness Society that contained errors of fact about its shipping plans through the Great Barrier Reef, the mining giant has alleged...

Demag Cranes supplies its first MHC to Bermuda
23 March 2012: A Gottwald HMK 170 E will be taking up commercial operation in the spring of 2012 at the Port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo...

Profit plunges at world’s biggest aluminium company
23 March 2012: Early this month (March), the world’s biggest aluminium producer Rusal reported a 91.7% drop in net profit for 2011 as it wrestles with a management dispute among its Russian shareholders...

Testing times ahead for the steel industry
23 March 2012: As Alcoa of the US is seen as bellwether for the world aluminium industry and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton for minerals,ArcelorMittal working gives an idea of how other leading steelmakers...

1,000th mobile harbour crane ordered from Liebherr
22 March 2012: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is celebrating the receipt of an order for its thousandth mobile harbour crane. In the second half of 2012, Liebherr...

Abkhazia to build grain transfer terminal
22 March 2012: Abkhazia is planning to build a 2.5mt (million tonne)-capacity grain transshipment terminal, which aims to target Russian grain being transported to countries around the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea...

ABS Group announces acquisition of Genesis Solutions
22 March 2012: In February, the ABS Group of Companies, Inc. announced its acquisition of maintenance and asset management solutions provider Genesis Solutions, headquartered in Ridgefield, Connecticut...

Breakthrough order for DC technology
22 March 2012: Major power and automation technology group ABB, has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first ever direct current (DC) power grid on board a ship...

Bulk carrier safety
22 March 2012: A number of shipping associations have now issued support for Intercargo’s battle to prevent the unsafe loading of nickel ore in Indonesia, a trade that is responsible for more deaths over the last two years than piracy, despite constituting only a miniscule proportion of global trade...

China blocks calls from Brazilian VLOCs
22 March 2012: China’s Ministry of Transport has said that large ships exceeding approved capacities will no longer be allowed to dock at any of its ports. Previously, requests to do so were considered on a case-by-case basis...

China’s bulk imports continue to perform strongly
22 March 2012: Imports of minerals and other dry bulk commodities into China grew strongly again during the past twelve months. Could another sharp rise occur in 2012? Many signs point to a continuing positive trend, but expectations of how vigorous it will be vary...

Coal traffic holding its own in Russia and Poland - Baltic ports and terminals
22 March 2012: Despite the economic downturn in most of Europe, coal imports and exports around the Baltic seem to be almost immune to market influences...

Coeclerici Group opens new Miami office
22 March 2012: Coeclerici Group, a major international operator for the supply of integrated and innovative services for the power and iron/steel industries, has opened a new office in Miami...

Dome Technology’s reinforced concrete silos
22 March 2012: The advantages of choosing ‘dome’ style storage and handling facilities compared to common concrete and steel silos are numerous...

Dry bulk trade growth continues - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK March 2012
22 March 2012: Signs point to further growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2012. Despite uncertainty about how economic activity in many countries will evolve, the outlook for trade in commodities related to industrial production remains positive...

Export taxes on coal hurt Indian ports
22 March 2012: Several major ports in India have suffered due to a curb on iron ore exports and also on increased duty on outbound shipments...

Geroldinger’s bulk handling expertise
22 March 2012: Bulk handling equipment manufacturer Geroldinger GmbH was founded in the early 19th century (1921) as a family owned company...

Historic and unprecedented investment by the federal government in the Port of Sept-Îles
22 March 2012: On 13 February this year, the Port of Sept-Îles proudly announced the financial support of the federal government for the construction of the multi-user dock in the Bay of Sept-Îles with a maximum contribution of $55 million, which is 25% of the project costs.

Hitachi boosts global production capacity for mining machines
22 March 2012: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) has announced plans to significantly boost its global production capacity for mining machines, such as large and ultra-large hydraulic excavators and dump trucks...

Inchcape Shipping Services expands into Thailand and Venezuela
22 March 2012: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a major maritime services provider,willopenanewofficeinBangkokon1March. The opening of the ISS Thailand office, with newly recruited management and staff, follows the ending of a franchise agreement...

Indexator: adapting to the ever-changing requirements of the bulk handling market
22 March 2012: Indexator AB is always at the forefront of technical developments, and is among the first to come up with new ideas and concepts...

Indexator: adapting to the ever-changing requirements of the bulk handling market
22 March 2012: Indexator AB is always at the forefront of technical developments, and is among the first to come up with new ideas and concepts...

Indonesian fertilizer producer orders second Cargotec Siwertell unloader
22 March 2012: Cargotec’s 300th Siwertell unloader contract will see the company deliver its safe, efficient and environmentally friendly Siwertell system to the Indonesian fertilizer producer, PT Petrokimia Gresik...

Investigation after ships collide in Belfast Lough
22 March 2012: A passenger ferry and the cargo vessel Union Moon have collided in Belfast Lough, a large, natural intertidal sea lough (loch) at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.

Lomar announces order for up to six bulkers
22 March 2012: Lomar Corporation, a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has signed an order with COSCO Group in China for up to six Ultramax bulk carriers...

Management and technical developments at Massoel
22 March 2012: Massoel, the Swiss based owner and operator of 14 bulk carriers, has appointed a new CEO and made a number of changes to its management and operational team...

New benchmark to prove coatings performance
22 March 2012: Strong academic research and firm ship operating evidence of the correlation between applying specific fouling control coatings and reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions finds further backing, after a new industry partnership...

Operations begin at EBS’s West 4 facility in Rotterdam
22 March 2012: European Bulk Services (EBS) B.V. has officially begun operations in its new West 4 facility at Montrealweg 50 in Botlek, Rotterdam...

Project cargo & warehousing
22 March 2012: The global financial crisis of 2008/09 hit bulk and container shipping demand almost instantly. Not so the project sector. Long lead times for most major infrastructure and exploration...

Proven 15-year tank protection... Intershield®300 leads the way
22 March 2012: Intershield®300 continues to prove its outstanding durability in service, remaining in excellent condition after 15 years in the cargo oil tanks of the Samco Raven...

PRS recognized as classification society for inland vessels
22 March 2012: On 2 February 2012, the European Commission issued a Commission Implementing Decision 2012/66/EU on the recognition of the Polski Rejestr Statko´w S.A. as a classification society for inland waterway vessels...

Queues to load Brazilian sugar decrease
22 March 2012: The average number of vessels waiting to load sugar at Brazilian ports has fallen from around 30 to 28. Of the total tonnage loaded, the...

RIVER Consulting employee to step up leadership role in grain society
22 March 2012: Bob Klare, Director of International Development at River Consulting, has been promoted to Chairman of the Chapter Resource Committee of Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) from...

SMB’s telescopic loading head enables easy bag loading
22 March 2012: The telescopic loading head from the SMB International GmbH ensures that bags can be easily loaded into a ship’s hold. The loading head ensures convenient bag loading with a telescopic conveyor...

Smooth transition with conveyor systems
22 March 2012: Troughed belt conveyors form the backbone of most bulk materials handling systems in terminals and process plant connecting the core machinery or processes...

Tenova acquires Bateman Engineering N.V.
22 March 2012: Tenova, a worldwide supplier of advanced technologies and equipment for the iron and steel and mining industries, has acquired Bateman Engineering N.V., a major equipment supplier and engineering house for the mining industry...

TKF supplies four reclaimers for sulphur storage
22 March 2012: In March 2011,ThyssenKrupp Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH, Business Unit Material Handling has been contracted by Techint Compagnia Tecnica Internazionale S.p.A. of Italy to supply four back-stacking Portal Reclaimers to be...

Tubarão receives 400,000dwt VLOC
22 March 2012: At the end of January, the Brazilian port of Tubara~o, received a call from the Vale Rio de Janeiro, a very large ore carrier (VLOC) which can transport up to 400,000 tonnes of minerals...

Turnkey solutions from Scanjet Group
22 March 2012: Scanjet, major Swedish provider of tank cleaning machines, has announced the acquisition and subsequent merger with Ariston cargo and ballast control systems, now renamed Scanjet Ariston...

UK Club debuts innovative scheme at Shipping Hong Kong Week
22 March 2012: Marine mutuals like the UK P&I Club are committed to reducing the number and size of insurance claims they receive. After all, in the P&I world...

Vitol buys into Maputo coal terminal
22 March 2012: Vitol Group, which is one of the world’s largest energy trading businesses, has acquired a 35% stake from Grindrod in the company which owns the Maputo coal terminal concession, paying $67.7 million...

Vysotsky coal exports grow
22 March 2012: Coal shipped from the Russian port of Vysotsky grew by 39% last year to 3.2mt (million tonnes), according to the port stevedoring company...

World grain trade - ample supplies and lower prices anticipated in 2012
22 March 2012: While the second Greek bailout package put together by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union and European Central Bank rescued Greece from a looming default.

Bureau Veritas issues EEDI certificate for first in Sinopacfic’s new series of bulkers
29 February 2012: International classification society, Bureau Veritas, has issued its first EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) certificate to the ultramax geared bulk carrier JS Amazon, the lead ship in a new generation of ‘CROWN63’ vessels developed by...

Cargotec's 300th Siwertell unloader contract will see the company deliver its safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly Siwertell system to the Indonesian fertiliser producer, PT Petrokimia Gresik
29 February 2012: In January this year, Cargotec secured a second contract for a Siwertell ship unloader with the Indonesian fertiliser producer, PT Petrokimia Gresik...

First Glimpse of London Gateway’s New Quay Wall
29 February 2012: DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem visited London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-water container port and what will become Europe’s largest logistics park to inspect the progress on the new quay wall that is now exposed to the Thames Estuary...

Two New Crane Models for the 700 Series for E-Crane
29 February 2012: E-Crane has just added two new crane models to the 700 Series. The new 4290 and 4317 models share the same reliable and proven component platforms as the 4247 and 4264 models...

Aumund wins Cimento Itambé contract
28 February 2012: Cimento Itambe´ has awarded Aumund do Brasil and Schade Lagertechnik GmbH a contract for the rebuilding of a limestone storage facility...

Coal handling systems and technologies
28 February 2012: Telestack Limited specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of a complete range mobile coal handling systems for operation in ports, power stations, steel mills and cement kilns...

Demag Cranes supplies MHC to Australia for Rotainer® system
28 February 2012: Demag Cranes has supplied a mobile harbour crane to the port operator Flinders Ports, South Australia. This crane will be used in the Port of Adelaide for iron ore and concentrates handling with the newly developed Rotainer® spreader system...

Heyl & Patterson celebrates 125 years in business
28 February 2012: Heyl & Patterson Inc., a specialist engineering company headquartered in Pittsburgh, proudly celebrates its 125th anniversary throughout 2012. Crediting multiple generations of...

Liebherr mobile cranes enjoy successful year in 2011
28 February 2012: The year 2011 was a very successful one for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, and in terms of turnover was the second best in history...

NBE launches interactive bulk material handling system demos
28 February 2012: National Bulk Equipment Inc (NBE) has launched a system for its clients to view interactive bulk material handling system demos from computer screens or computer devices...

Stewart Group expands global commercial management team
28 February 2012: Stewart Group Inspection & Analysis, the global inspection and precision analysis arm of ALS Minerals has announced the expansion of its global commercial management team...

Australia determined that infrastructure shortages will not hold its export industries back
27 February 2012: In January the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority gave approval for BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore Port Expansion project at Port Hedland. Including rail and ore stockpile facilities as well as a four kilometre jetty offshore of Finucane Island...

Beira commences coal exports
27 February 2012: CVRD has begun exporting coal from its terminal in the port of Beira, Mozambique.This comes from mines the company has in the country’s Tete province...

Billiton gives the go-ahead to Newcastle expansion
27 February 2012: BHP Billiton has indicated its approval for investment of $367 million to be made in the Australian coal port of Newcastle...

Dry bulk terminal for Puerto Montt in Chile
27 February 2012: Empormontt, operator of the southern Chilean port of Montt, is to build a $50 million general purpose terminal, which will partially handle dry bulk traffic...

Genova to lose traffic to Savona?
27 February 2012: The dry bulk terminal at the Italian port of Genova could potentially lose traffic to the port of Savona if it does not adapt its facilities to handle so-called dusty products, such as cement, clinker and silica, as well as iron ore and manganese...

Minera Vary to build Atacama port...
27 February 2012: Chile’s Minera Vary mining group is to invest $250 million in a new port in the northern Atacama region. As of 2012, the company expects to produce between 1.6mt (million tonnes) and 2mt of iron ore from its Copiapo´ fields, which will be just 30km from the new port...

MMX to expand Serra Azul
27 February 2012: Brazil’s MMX mining group has signed a services and engineering contract with the Australian company WorleyParsons worth $147 million to undertake expansion of its Serra Azul facilities...

MORE FIRE-POWER COAL – TERMINAL DEVELOPMENTS
27 February 2012: Port of Amsterdam aims to improve coal transshipment facilities Amsterdam, Europe’s fourth largest sea port, stands out as an energy port. Europe and countries in other parts of the world have a great thirst for energy...

New bulk terminal for Murmansk
27 February 2012: The MMC Norilsk Nickel company is to invest $36 million in the construction of its own terminal at the port of Murmansk in 2010- 2011. This forms part of an overall $98 million project that should be completed by the end of 2013...

New coal export terminal for Wiggins Island
27 February 2012: WorleyParsons of Australia has been awarded a management services and construction contract to build a new coal export terminal on Wiggins Island...

Offshore stevedoring ...and transshipment
27 February 2012: The year 2011 has been significant for Coeclerici Logistics, the logistic division of the Coeclerici Group, with the deliveries of two new units Bulk Zambesi (first of the two transshipment units commissioned by Vale) delivered to...

ClassNK issues ballast tank coating system approval
23 February 2012: In early January this year, ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings)...

Commissioner appointed to Duluth Seaway Port Authority
23 February 2012: Chris Dahlberg has been appointed by the St. Louis County Board to a six-year term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners, effective 3 January this year...

Continuing coal trade expansion – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2012
23 February 2012: Dry bulk commodity trade prospects during 2012 have become less promising amid signs of a slowing world economy...

Germanischer Lloyd names new SVP global sales
23 February 2012: Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has appointed Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Global Sales...

Greeks turn out in force for North P&I club’s seminar on cargo liquefaction
23 February 2012: Around 120 members of the Greek shipping community attended a seminar on cargo liquefaction in November last year, hosted by the Piraeus office of the 150 million GT ‘A’ rated North P&I club...

ICS reminds shipowners to comply with STCW in 2012
23 February 2012: ICS is advising shipping companies to ensure they comply with the Manila amendments to STCW, particularly in relation to seafarers’ rest hours and the more stringent requirements for preventing drug and alcohol abuse that will apply worldwide from 1 January...

India becomes world’s top rice exporter
23 February 2012: India has overtaken Thailand to become the world’s top exporter of rice. In less than five months after lifting a ban on exports of non- Basmati rice...

Indonesia strives to attract more foreign investment
23 February 2012: Indonesia is taking urgent steps to ensure that foreign investment in coal ports, rail systems and mines becomes easier and more transparent. But critics claim more still needs to be done...

Intercargo launches nickel ore loading guide
23 February 2012: In early February, in response to the recent sinking of four bulk carriers in very short succession carrying nickel ore and the tragic loss of 66 seafarers lives in those..

ISS completes Northern Mediterranean expansion
23 February 2012: In January this year, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), world- renowned maritime services provider, opened its doors in Algeciras – Spain’s busiest port...

Shipping faces serious challenges as it takes the long-term view
23 February 2012: Shipping is going to need a great deal of resilience to meet the challenges of the next twelve months, according to international accountant and shipping adviser, Moore Stephens. But, for those who can secure funding, there have been few better times to invest..

Ships’ agents prove their worth
23 February 2012: GAC is a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. As one of the world’s largest ship agencies, it has developed its business on a reputation for professionalism and quality service...

World coal trade 2011
23 February 2012: On first inspection of how the thermal coal markets around the world performed in 2011, it might appear to have been the flattest period of price variation for many years as the charts show...

Bulk carrier supply and demand
01 February 2012: At the start of 2011, it was clear that the sheer weight of the delivery schedule would impact heavily on the dry cargo market and certainly in Q1/2011 this was the case with the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) reaching levels of 1,100–1,150 dragged down by the very low Cape Index...

Chronos BTH enjoys record level of demand
01 February 2012: Chronos BTH Limited, based in Nottingham in the UK, has reported that it continues to enjoy a record number of plant upgrade...

Dinnissen unveils Smart Discharge
01 February 2012: Many companies in the animal feed industry who need to feed micro ingredients, pre- mixes and other ingredients from a holding location into processing lines do so only from silos...

Japan crude steel output to fall for second year running
01 February 2012: Japan’s crude steel output will drop for a second straight year in 2012 as a stronger yen hurts exports and domestic manufacturing remains weak despite a pickup in reconstruction demand, an industry body has said...

Schat-Harding develops Secondary Safety Systems for IMO-compliant hooks
01 February 2012: Major lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding has completed all tests required by IMO to ensure that its SeaCure lifeboat release and retrieval systems...

Stricken carrier to be towed to Turkey for repairs
01 February 2012: Salvage experts from the Dutch Smit company contracted to try to save the 400,000dwt-capacity Vale Beijing ore carrier — two of whose ballast tanks developed cracks after 230,000 tonnes of ore had been loaded at the Ponta da Madeira terminal, in Maranhao state in December last year — plan to tow the vessel to a port in Turkey for definitive repairs, once emergency repairs have been carried out.

The secret to staying afloat - maximize resources, minimize costs and reduce time in port
01 February 2012: Kostas Kakaris, GAC’s Group Dry Bulk Development Manager, considers the risks of using an under-resourced ship agent...

US Gulf ports and terminals
01 February 2012: The Gulf Coast of the United States comprises the coasts of American states that are on the Gulf of Mexico, which includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and are known as the Gulf States...

Wave of expansions in VIKING service network
01 February 2012: VIKING continues its march forward in Europe and Asia with four new, well- equipped servicing stations opening in November last year...

What we can expect from freight rates this year
01 February 2012: Another year of volatile, bottom-dwelling rates faces owners as excess supply swamps the market. The idling of vessels could provide some respite in 2012...

Armed guards to protect UK ships from piracy
31 January 2012: Ships sailing under a British flag will be able to carry armed guards to protect them from pirates, according to UK prime minister David Cameron...

AUMUND Fördertechnik makes new appointment
31 January 2012: With effect from 1 September last year, Jo¨rg Hoffmann (42) has been appointed as member of the management at AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik...

Bedeschi enjoys recent successes
31 January 2012: Italian company Bedeschi has successfully completed another contract, with the supply of a mobile crushing group to Shurovsky Cement OJSC (Holcim Group) in Kolomna (Moscow region) plant...

Cargotec opens new Marine Service office in Lithuania
31 January 2012: Cargotec has opened a new marine service company: MacGregor BLRT Baltic UAB in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The company is a joint venture owned by Cargotec (51%)...

Demag Cranes brings its bulk materials handling activities together in a Competence Centre
31 January 2012: In mid-November last year, Demag Cranes has announced the launch of its International Dry Bulk Competence Centre with the aim of further expanding the company’s activities in this sector.

Deutsche Technik vom Feinsten - German Engineering at its best
31 January 2012: When large amounts of materials need to be moved, large machines are needed. This is where KRO¨GER Greifertechnik GmbH & Co. KG comes into play...

Digging deep unloading with ease using continuous ship unloaders
31 January 2012: Cargotec is meeting the rising demands for coal handling with its unique Siwertell systems; these can handle the abrasive commodity at continuously high rates, and this year Cargotec will introduce 3,000tph (tonnes per hour) unloaders...

Fire-protective coatings from Hempel
31 January 2012: With the extensive expansion of its R&D facilities in Spain, Hempel’s new state-of-the-art centre focuses on bringing high performing fire-protective coatings solutions to the global market...

Hennlich Engineering seeks to extend its reach
31 January 2012: Dust-suppression specialist Hennlich Engineering is currently striving to increase the reach of its products. The company is an investor-engineering and production plant specializing in dust suppression...

Mobile Sennebogen 880 M at Shoreham Port
31 January 2012: The Sennebogen 880 Mobile currently used at Shoreham Port in England is the world's largest and unique mobile material handling machine...

Moviter invests in the Angolan market
31 January 2012: The official Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) dealer for Portugal and southern Spain, Moviter, is expanding its operations into Africa...

NBE system cuts operator interaction and increases capacity
31 January 2012: National Bulk Equipment (NBE) has given Dry Cargo International details of a new fully automated, self-contained bulk material handling system which reduces operator interaction and increases process capacity to 12,000 pounds per hour...

Panama approves first nickel ore ship
31 January 2012: A vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become the first NK-classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes...

Siwertell unloader specified to keep cement handling clean
31 January 2012: Adelaide Brighton Cement’s new enclosed Siwertell system from Cargotec will ensure minimal environmental impact when loading cement and clinker at its plant in South Australia...

South America’s largest dome built by Caballero and Geometrica over an operating stockpile
31 January 2012: Geometrica Inc. and Carlos Caballero SRL have created a rugged solution high in the Bolivian Altiplano. Located over 4,000 metres above sea level in the Altiplano of the Andes Mountains...

TAIM WESER conveying system for acid plant
31 January 2012: TAIM WESER has designed and supplied a dual phosphate conveying circuit for the TIFERT (Tunisian Indian Fertilizers) phosphoric acid production plant located in Skhira, in Southern Tunisia...

Triple Point Technology acquires QMASTOR
31 January 2012: Triple Point Technology, a major global provider of software to manage commodities and enterprise risk, announced in mid-November last year...

Universal Liebherr crane sets new standards
31 January 2012: In June last year OOO Liebherr-Russland and OOO Lukoil–Kaliningradmorneft signed a contract for a new combined mobile harbour and offshore crane to be delivered by the end of 2012...

$2.97 Million US Department of Transportation grant for Port of San Francisco
30 January 2012: The US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed...

Brazilian exports of soya and maize will rise while sugar falls
30 January 2012: With 8% more soya beans and 12% more maize to be produced in Brazil this year compared to 2011, and with most of the extra available for export, up to 57mt (million tonnes) of the two products will be exported this year, 12%, or 5mt more than in 2011...

BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK – January 2012 – Improved grain trade prospects
30 January 2012: Contrasting changes among events affecting dry bulk commodity trade have been seen recently. Many countries’ imports of raw materials and industrial products during 2012 have...

DCT designs dust suppression ring for conveyor discharge points
30 January 2012: An innovative new dust suppression device has been introduced specifically for use at conveyor discharge points, designed to create a virtual curtain around the material flow for outstanding particle containment...

Dunlop announces major new investments
30 January 2012: At a time of global economic uncertainty, Netherlands-based Dunlop Conveyor Belting is bucking the trend by making the biggest single investment in its history. The new investments, totaling some €6.4 million...

East Asian Economic and Trade Survey 2011
30 January 2012: Last year DCi examined the consequences of the World recession of 2008, and measures taken to try and prevent it ever happening again.

Focus on Rotterdam
30 January 2012: Rotterdam is one of the main ports and the largest logistic and industrial hubs of Europe.With an annual throughput of 430mt (million tonnes) of cargo in 2010...

Four concessionaires for Tegram silos
30 January 2012: The three highest bidders for the Tegram grain terminal at the Brazilian Port of Itaqui´ are CGG Trading, Glencore and the Crescimento consortium...

ICS says CO2 fund could help ports adapt to climate change
30 January 2012: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent more than 80% of the world merchant fleet...

India allows 1mt of sugar exports
30 January 2012: After many weeks of procrastination, the Indian government allowed sugar exports of 1mt (million tonnes) on 22 November last year to give relief to local factories contending with the prospect of bumper...

Nacala port workers need specialist training
30 January 2012: The head of the city council in Nacala, Mozambique, says that the development of the port could be severely hampered by a severe shortage of skilled personnel...

New grain terminal in Aqaba New Port
30 January 2012: The relocation of the existing grain handling and storage facilities to the ‘Aqaba New Port’, located in the Port of Aqaba in the south of Jordan, forms part of a...

Port of Sept-Iles first to get all partners on board with Green Marine
30 January 2012: In November last year, Green Marine announced that the terminals owned by the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), Cliffs Natural Resources–Eastern Canada, Pointe-Noire division..

RDS launches Loadmaster iX range of on-board weighing systems
30 January 2012: RDS Technology, the UK based on-board weighing specialist, has announced the launch of the new Loadmaster iX range of on-board weighing instruments for wheeled loaders...

Slowing economies affect bulk trade
30 January 2012: Prospects for a continuing solid recovery in global economic activity have faded over the past few months.After an initial rebound from a devastating downturn in world output and trade in 2008/09, there were high hopes of further steady progress.

Smaller coal producers eye Maputo terminal
30 January 2012: A South African and Swaziland consortium of smaller mining companies are looking at building a 6mt (million tonne) coal terminal at the port of Maputo in Mozambique...

Throughput of bulk cargoes 2010/2011 at the Port of Hamburg
30 January 2012: Over the last year, the throughput of bulk cargoes at Germany’s Port of Hamburg has accounted for around 30% of the total throughput at the port...

Thunder Bay reports strong November
30 January 2012: The Port of Thunder Bay hit a milestone in the month of November with over 1mt (million tonnes) of cargo shipped through the port during one month for the first time since May 2009...

UGC and Dalport to build Vostochny terminal
30 January 2012: The United Grain Company (UGC) and Dalport have signed a letter of intent encompassing the development of a grain terminal at the Port of Vostochny on Russia’s Pacific Coast...

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