Dry Bulk News Archive



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Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates 300+ office milestone
09 December 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is celebrating the further expansion of its global footprint, following the opening of a new office in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.

New features for Voyager Planning Station
09 December 2013: In a cutting edge development, users of the Voyager Planning Station, developed by Global Navigation Solutions, the maritime services group, can now plot their route directly onto the official ENCs on board their vessel...

Videotel gains MCA approval for new suite of ship security training
09 December 2013: Videotel has been granted MCA approval on a new training suite designed to meet the forthcoming STCW rules on Ship Security Training...

Full order books for Starlinger at K 2013
21 November 2013: Starlinger & Co. GmbH concluded important sales projects in the course of the trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Starlinger Open House, which was held around the same time in Weissenbach, Austria...

ABB to invest about $20 million in new Russian factory
15 November 2013: Power and automation technology group ABB plans to invest about $20 million to build its first factory in the Lipetsk special economic zone in Russia...

Advanced automation for train unloading stations - making life simpler — and safer — with iSAM’s train unloading technology
15 November 2013: At first look, train unloading seems to be a relatively simple process not requiring advanced sensor or automation systems.

Anvil expands rental fleet of buckets and grapples
15 November 2013: Anvil Attachment’s rental fleet of hydraulic and cable buckets and grapples is now larger than ever. The rental fleet is now over 30 unit’s total.

Big Lift Trucks: main Australia dealer for Capacity of Texas
15 November 2013: Big Lift Trucks, distributors of industrial forklifts and container handling equipment, has been appointed by Capacity of Texas as the principal dealer for Australia...

Brake refurbishment in conveyor systems
15 November 2013: The german company SIBRE – Siegerland Bremsen GmbH (SIBRE Brakes) is a major system supplier with representatives throughout the world...

Bulk bag filler: flexible, high-performance solution from Hapman
15 November 2013: US company Hapman has been in dry, bulk material handling for over 60 years, writes Craig Thomas. As the inventor of the tubular drag conveyor in the 1940s Hapman’s...

Bulk in bags: liners, FIBCS and more
15 November 2013: Bulk-Flow is a bulk packaging engineering and manufacturing company established in 2007, but with over 20 years of combined experienced, specialized in container liner bags for the shipment of dry flowable solids in marine shipping containers...

Catastrophic fly ash silo collapse
15 November 2013: Jenike & Johanson is active in powder and bulk solids handling, processing, and storage technology. Over the past 55 years, the...

Cement technologies and equipment
15 November 2013: Machine malfunctions and breakdowns can cause long downtimes, especially in intralogistics, causing production and delivery to come to a complete halt...

HAVER & BOECKER conquers Australia
15 November 2013: The HAVER Group once again has expanded its global network by founding HAVER AUSTRALIA in Perth,Western Australia...

HAVER & BOECKER launches Intra Logistics Systems
15 November 2013: Since the complete stocking and conveyor technology of the HAVER Group has been concentrated in the newly founded HAVER Intra Logistics Systems (HAVER ILS) subsidiary company early this year, the new company can already look back at the first successes...

HAVER & BOECKER unveils high-speed direct truck-loading unit
15 November 2013: HAVER & BOECKER has recently expanded its well-known product range of packing and loading technology by adding a fully automatic direct truck-loading system...

HAVER palletizers made by NEWTEC BAG PALLETIZING
15 November 2013: Last year it was announced that a new subsidiary company had joined the HAVER family: NEWTEC BAG PALLETIZING, a company employing 70 workers...

HIT expands market share
15 November 2013: In the last few years, Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) has become very successful in selling single stage blower drives. Having no dedicated single...

Italian packing specialist: wide range of services
15 November 2013: Femadigipack Packing & Handling Systems is part of the Fema Group, an Italian Group with more than 250 employees in Italy and with an annual turnover about €100 million...

Martin Engineering acquires TNJ Industries
15 November 2013: In a move designed to strengthen its strong position in dust control for bulk material handlers, Martin Engineering has announced the acquisition of TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials...

Metso completes acquisition of China’s Shaorui Heavy Industries
15 November 2013: Metso continues to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing Chinese construction market through the completion of the acquisition of Shaorui Heavy Industries Ltd. (Shaorui), announced in November 2012...

Metso equipment for Alderon’s Kami iron ore project in Canada
15 November 2013: Alderon Iron Ore Corp., along with Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. (HBIS), have selected Metso grinding mills to deliver efficiencies and meet production goals for the joint-owned Kami Iron Ore Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada...

Mondi’s Natro Tech – filling expertise in action
15 November 2013: Mondi is well known for its industrial bags. But it is less known that Mondi’s expertise in filling powdery goods does not stop at the bag. With its filling equipment producer Natro Tech, Mondi has bag filling experts among its ranks...

MTS Group grows with new Bobcat loaders & excavators
15 November 2013: Based in Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK, MTS Group, which runs one of the largest fleets of Bobcat compact equipment for hire in the UK and...

NBE bulk bag filler suitable for highly demanding operating environments
15 November 2013: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). NBE has introduced an automated, bulk bag filling system specifically designed to ensure extended duty cycles in extremely demanding operating environments...

New CAT® 314E L CR excavator: compact, productive, and fuel efficient
15 November 2013: The new Cat® 314E L CR hydraulic excavator is designed for customers requiring a powerful, versatile, fuel-efficient, 14.5 to 17.1 metric-tonne machine with the compact dimensions...

PIRS SAS builds fertilizer terminal in the Port of Riga in Latvia
15 November 2013: On February 2012, French company PIRS SAS was selected to build a new fertilizer terminal in the Port of Riga in Latvia for the company RFT...

Pneumatic railcar opener improves bulk storage facility
15 November 2013: A busy agribusiness storage facility in the heart of Ontario’s feed production zone is saving time and money with a powerful pneumatic railcar opener...

Protective Packaging’s 25kg sacks for moisture-sensitive products
15 November 2013: Barrier foil gusseted sacks comprising PET/ALU/OPA/PE provide the ultimate water vapour and oxygen barrier for moisturesensitiveproducts...

SENNEBOGEN expands warehouse facility by 45,000ft2
15 November 2013: As a result of the successful growth and the increasing demand for spare parts for SENNEBOGEN machines in the American market...

Spillage prevention with Listenow
15 November 2013: Dust-free loading of bulk materials of all kinds for any means of storage or transport. Products are always supplied as complete...

Starlinger: Machinery for the production of dry bulk packaging
15 November 2013: Starlinger is a machinery manufacturer that specializes in equipment for the production of woven plastic packaging. Machinery is supplied for every production step in the bag-making process...

Telestack mobile equipment for coke loading at Port Kembla
15 November 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a mobile materials transfer and shiploading system for coke loading at Port Kembla in Australia...

Belgian bulk handling activity
14 November 2013: With 30 years of experience in manufacturing balanced cranes, E-Crane has undoubtedly reached a market leading position in the industry. E-Crane was founded in...

Callao and Matarani add minerals terminals
14 November 2013: The Peruvian ports of Callao and Matarani are shortly due to put into operation new export mineral terminals. That at Callao is expected to open in 2014...

France: a Regional Report
14 November 2013: Grouped together within the ‘GIE HAROPA’ (Economic Interest Group) since the beginning of 2012, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris today constitute the fifth-largest North- European port complex...

Italy: regional report November 2013
14 November 2013: Since the beginning of the last century Italian company Bedeschi has been involved in handling various kinds of dry bulk material for a variety of industries like cement, brick...

Lirquén handles largest ever timber consignment
14 November 2013: The Chilean port of Lirquén has handled the country's largest ever consignment of timber, which totalled 58,100m3, which was dispatched to the Middle East...

Lisbon despatches major cement consignment
14 November 2013: In September, the Cipor cement terminal situated at Alhandra in the Portuguese port of Lisbon loaded 40,000 tonnes of clinker en route for the Brazilian port of Aratu...

Privatization of ports in Spain on hold
14 November 2013: The Spanish government has insisted that “currently” privatization of the national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, is not on its agenda, although concedes that it has been in talks with some industrial groups in respect of possible public-private partnerships...

Spain cuts port tariffs
14 November 2013: Spain’s Economic Development Minister,Ana Pastor, has announced a 5% reduction in port tariffs, which will be applied to all vessels making use of port infrastructure...

The Port of Pori - an eco-friendly choice
14 November 2013: The mining industry is booming in Finland. Prospecting and the opening of new mines have also brought environmental issues into sharp focus.

Brazil to prioritize coastal shipping
13 November 2013: Brazil’s Port Secretariat (SEP) is to introduce new measures to prioritize coastal shipping operations. In order to do this, coastal shipping will have to be freed from the time- consuming customs process...

Colombia to ship bulk along Magdalena river
13 November 2013: The government of Colombia wants to significantly increase cargo traffic on the Magdalena River. An intergovernmental group has been set up to study the project...

Coquimbo to handle copper concentrates
13 November 2013: In Chile, the Caserones mining project, which is operated by Lumina Copper, part of Pan Pacific Copper Company Limited, has opted to export its copper concentrates via the port of Coquimbo...

CP-Desk® launched to provide charter party services
13 November 2013: The Marcura Group, parent of sister company, DA-Desk® today formally launched CP-Desk® an independent service provider that sets a new standard for reducing risk and managing charter party costs...

Devastating sugar fire at Brazil’s Port of Santos
13 November 2013: A catastrophic fire at a 300,000-tonne-capacity warehouse complex at Brazil’s Port of Santos will complicate shipments of sugar from the port for at least a year...

Five Liebherr double girder cranes operate on world’s largest transshipping facility
13 November 2013: Transshipping is increasing in popularity these days mainly because of two reasons. First, the rapid rise in export possibilities has not been matched by an equally fast expansion in port infrastructure...

Freightliner Group announces appointment of new chief executive
13 November 2013: Freightliner Group has announced that Russell Mears will be appointed as Group Chief Executive from Monday 30 September 2013...

Georgia Ports wins Communication Award
13 November 2013: For the first time in GPA history, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has captured the top communications award presented by the American Association of Port Authorities, a trade association representing the entire Western Hemisphere...

Global fertilizer
13 November 2013: In the latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirms that global growth is still weak...

Handymax bulkers still a popular choice
13 November 2013: Widely varying opportunities for employment, in a diverse range of global commodity trades, characterize the Handymax bulk carrier sector...

Iquique to move soya
13 November 2013: Iquique Port Company (EPI), in Chile, has signed various contracts to move soya by container.These will arrive at the port in big bags of 4–5 tonnes, where they will then be containerized...

Nectar Group sets up JV with Portman India
13 November 2013: Nectar Group, the UK-based port developer, and Portman India have agreed a joint venture to offer port and terminal management services in India...

Noatum renames Tarragona terminal
13 November 2013: Codemar Iberbulk, which is based in the Spanish port of Tarragona, has now become part of Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and will henceforth be known as Noatum Codemar Tarragona...

NORDEN part of Indonesia’s coal adventure
13 November 2013: Fifteen to twenty times a month, a NORDEN vessel loads coal in Indonesia, and NORDEN transports the coal to especially China, which is the world’s largest consumer of coal, the world’s largest producer...

Port of Ghent’s cargo traffic in third quarter of 2013
13 November 2013: For the third quarter of 2013, Ghent port registered a total cargo traffic of 12mt (million tonnes), which is 6% less than for the third quarter of 2012.This brings the cargo traffic after nine months to 36mt: a decrease by 4.5%...

Rail to serve Lisbon cement terminals
13 November 2013: In Portugal, the port authority overseeing operations at Setúbal and Sesimbra is in talks with the rail track authority, Refer, and SAPEC industrial parks to explore ways of extending the existing rail network from Praias Sado station to two terminals on the Mitena peninsular.

Reshuffling the grain trade exporters pack
13 November 2013: Seaborne trade patterns, port activities and bulk carrier employment are changing as a result of the latest shake-up in the grain market...

Rhenus Bulk Terminal in Wilhelmshaven well placed to handle growing coal imports
13 November 2013: Rhenus Midgard’s services for efficiently handling bulk commodities in Wilhlemshaven have now been given a new name: the label ‘Rhenus Bulk Terminal Wilhelmshaven’ (BTW) was used for the first time at the international Coaltrans conference in Berlin on 20–22 October 2013.

RINA – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award
13 November 2013: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and QinetiQ are introducing a new international Award, which aims to both recognize and encourage scientific and technological innovation in the maritime industry.

Royal Haskoning to undertake Eten port studies
13 November 2013: Dutch consultants, Royal Haskoning, have been contracted to undertake the final technical and environmental studies for the $1 billion Puerto Eten project in Peru...

Seacurus wins award for seafarers’ policy
13 November 2013: The policy launched this year by specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus Ltd to indemnify seafarers in the event of the financial default of their employers has been recognized as the Broking Initiative of the Year at the Insider Honours 2013 award ceremony...

Tarragona sees major drop in dry bulk traffic
13 November 2013: The Spanish port of Tarragona has reported a 18.6% drop in traffic for the first seven months of the year to just over 16mt (million tonnes).

The first Chinamax vessel will be loaded in the Port of Sept-Îles
13 November 2013: On 16 October, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) and the Port of Sept-Îles, announced that for the first time in North-America, a Chinamax type vessel will be loaded in the Bay of Sept-Îles, and will transport 300,000 metric tonnes of iron ore concentrate from Cliffs’ mine in Bloom Lake, to Asia...

The long and winding road to US coal exports
13 November 2013: When six different United States West Coast coal export terminal projects were first aired, few of the proponents realized just what a demanding and energy-sapping process they were up against...

Tisur to upgrade Matarani
13 November 2013: Concessionaire Tisur is to invest $260 million in upgrading its infrastructure at the Peruvian port of Matarani.This will allow it to almost double the amount of cargo it handles over the next two years.

Toledo’s Ironville Terminal redevelopment near completion
13 November 2013: The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Midwest Terminals of Toledo and Finance Fund were joined on 21 October by area officials for a groundbreaking ceremony of a warehouse at Ironville Terminal...

Traffic falling in Spanish ports
13 November 2013: Traffic at Spanish ports overall in 2013 has dropped by almost 6%. However, dry bulk traffic has been particularly poor, decreasing by 17.5% in July...

Twenty MacGregor cranes ordered for multi-purpose vessels
13 November 2013: Four new 38,000 dwt general cargo ships for Nanjing King Ship Management will benefit from the flexible load-handling capabilities of MacGregor cranes...

VIKING expands its global safety solution with onboard training
13 November 2013: VIKING has strengthened its global safety package to the marine and offshore industry by acquiring a major stake in IT startup SAATSEA who offer unique, cloud-based onboard training and competence management systems...

Vital support from coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2013
13 November 2013: Signs of further growth in seaborne dry bulk trade have been reinforced by evidence of pickups under way in the economies of China, Japan, the USA and Europe...

Bulk storgae facility improves productivity, safety with pneumatic railcar opener
22 October 2013: A busy agribusiness storage facility in the heart of Ontario’s feed production zone is saving time and money with a powerful pneumatic railcar opener, expediting the opening and closing of stubborn railcar gates while reducing the risk of injury...

Cleared commodities freight volumes reach record levels since the peak in 2008
22 October 2013: LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH.Clearnet) announced that cleared freight volumes more than doubled* in September from a year earlier as traders increased their hedged positions to mitigate their exposure to freight prices.

Extension of GAC-OMA network agreement to include Ivory Coast
11 October 2013: GAC is further strengthening its presence in West Africa with the extension of the GAC-OMA network agreement to include the Ivory Coast...

HIT expands its market share in heavy duty single stage gear units
10 October 2013: For the last few years Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) has been very successful at selling single stage blower drives. Having no dedicated single stage solution for the larger sizes...

Far beyond driven - drives and control systems
07 October 2013: System downtime is expensive — costing time, money and nerves. To reduce downtimes, and avoid damages, igus GmbH is offering its PPDS advanced and PPDS pro Condition-Monitoring...

New E-Crane to handle coal at Kinder Morgan
07 October 2013: Kinder Morgan placed an order for an E-Crane early in 2013 for its International Marine Terminals (IMT) facility in Port Sulphur, LA near New Orleans...

Recognized potential promise fulfilled
07 October 2013: It’s hard to argue a down global economy with the rise in inquiries for products and services from Dos Santos International (DSI)...

Indexator keeping it in the family
04 October 2013: In 1973,Allan Jonsson bought the Swedish company Indexator. Since then he has continuously expanded it with products that were at first focused on the needs of Scandinavian users...

ABB appoints new CEO
03 October 2013: Ulrich Spiesshofer has succeeded Joe Hogan as chief executive officer of ABB, the major power and automation technology group, following the three-month orderly transition period announced earlier this year...

Australian port benefits from NetSuite
03 October 2013: NetSuite Inc., a major provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Victoria’s Port of Portland in Australia has gone live with NetSuite.

Caterpillar tops Gartner’s annual Supply Chain List for 2013
03 October 2013: For the second time, Caterpillar has been named in the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list. Caterpillar tops the Industrial Manufacturing list as the global supply chain leader and earned the number 18 ranking among all industries, up from number 20 in 2012...

Creation of an environmental observatory for the Bay of Sept-Îles
03 October 2013: In late August, the Port of Sept-Îles announced the creation of an environmental observatory for the Bay of Sept-Îles that will be headed by Institut nordique de recherche en environnement et en santé au travail (INREST).

Duluth Seaway Port Authority awarded $10 Million federal TIGER grant
03 October 2013: With a $10 million TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority is embarking on an exciting new project along Duluth’s waterfront...

Galigrain to build new warehouse in Coruña outer harbour
03 October 2013: Galigrain, which belongs to the Nogar group, is to build a 9,500m2 storage facility at Puntas Langosteira in the outer harbour extension...

GWS expands Santander installations
03 October 2013: Global Steel Wire is to expand its existing installations at the Spanish port of Santander...

High-speed roller cradle for high-volume conveying
03 October 2013: A new high speed impact cradle is designed to reduce roller and frame damage from heavy conveyor loading conditions in mining, coal handling, aggregates and other applications involving dense materials and/or high volumes...

Interacid diversifies into dry bulk
03 October 2013: Interacid, which sells sulphuric acid to the mining industry, is developing a $90 million project aimed at diversifying its business into the logistics sector and also into the handling of dry bulk concentrates of copper and potassium chloride...

Liebherr’s LHM 600 wins the hearts of Latin American customers
03 October 2013: When it comes to state-of-the-art mobile harbour cranes, Latin American customers have become increasingly interested in the Liebherr 600 series...

Lisbon bulk traffic up
03 October 2013: In June, overall traffic at the Port of Lisbon registered growth of 3.2%, which was due mostly to dry bulk traffic, which grew by 16.4% for the month...

Low countries struggle to maintain dry bulk volumes
03 October 2013: Some ports in the low countries have struggled recently to maintain previous healthy levels of dry bulk traffic as the recession in Europe has knocked industry back and resulted in fewer imports. However, there have been some bright spots, too.

Nacala coal terminal commences operations in December
03 October 2013: The new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha, in Mozambique, will dispatch its first consignment in December...

New SENNEBOGEN dealer in Norway boosts company’s ‘GreenLine’
03 October 2013: From July this year, SENNEBOGEN has strengthened its distributor network in Norway. In addition to its long lasting partner in Norway, IMB Maskiner AS — concentrating on the crane and port industry...

Pipavav prefers coal over other dry bulks
03 October 2013: The Indian port of Pipavav says that it is more profitable to handle coal that either wheat or fertilizer...

Port Północny opens the Polish market to Capesize cargoes
03 October 2013: On 2 September this year, the City of Dubrovnik became the first vessel to be unloaded at the new unloading pier at the Port Pólnocny terminal in Gdansk, Poland...

Real-time measurement of conveyed material for advanced process control
03 October 2013: Measuring conveyed flows continuously, and using minute-by-minute results to make real- time changes can improve many aspects of a plant’s operation...

Replaceable conveyor belt cleaner tips
03 October 2013: In a move designed to reduce landfill waste from worn-out conveyor belt cleaners, while reducing labour time and safety risks associated with blade changeouts...

Richards Bay to receive longer block trains
03 October 2013: Transnet is to operate 200-wagon trains between the Mpumalanga coalfields and Richards Bay Coal Terminal. These 30% longer units will enter service at the same time as a new scheduling system is adopted to improve reliability and reduce turnaround times...

RopeCon to transport gold ore in Mexico
03 October 2013: At its Morelos Gold Project, Minera Media Luna, a 100% subsidiary of the Canadian company Torex Gold Resources Inc., is developing its first gold mine in Mexico...

SAMSON launches new Samson® Material Feeder on tracks
03 October 2013: In 2013 SAMSON Materials Handling (formerly B&W Mechanical Handling) is launching the evolution of its Samson® Material Feeder. The MF0814T is a tracked derivative of the unique Samson® Material Feeder principle.

Self-unloading vessels: An update
03 October 2013: During the last few years, Coeclerici has expanded into the Indonesian market significantly through the use of the Floating Transfer Stations (FTS), contributing consistently to its clients’ ever-growing trading activities...

Stockyard equipment stacking, reclaiming & conveying of bulk cargo
03 October 2013: Wherever bulk material is handled, Sandvik Mining’s Product Area Mining Systems will be present. In addition to meeting the needs of the mining industry...

Taranto bulk terminal to move to Cement Quay
03 October 2013: The Taranto Bulk Cargo Terminal Consortium and the Italcave Consortium have agreed to relocate their activities from an existing site on the Polisettoriale Quay to the Cement Pier, thereby freeing up land for use by Taranto Container Terminal...

Terex Port Solutions’ cranes impress Brazilian operator
03 October 2013: One and a half years after delivery of a first G HSK 4316 B, Fospar S.A. orders an identical crane...

TPP establishes new loading record
03 October 2013: Terminales Portuarias del Pacífico (TPP), which operates the dry bulk terminal at the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, has established a new loading record, despatching 142,933 tonnes of iron ore in one week...

Ukrelevatorprom has commenced 2013 campaign
03 October 2013: Ukrelevatorprom, one of the largest grain silo operators in the Port of Odessa, has handled its first consignments of barley, rape and wheat, coinciding with the start of the new harvest...

Zarechnaya to acquire 100% of Baltic Coal Terminal
03 October 2013: Coal Company Zarechnaya is to acquire 100% of the equity in Baltic Coal Terminal (BCT), which operates at the Latvian port of Ventspils...

European coal trades 2013
02 October 2013: The European coal market has maintained its position as the least visibly active in the world coal markets this year, and this has continued now for more than two years...

GUARDIAN: at the cutting edge of anti-piracy solutions
02 October 2013: Marine & Auto Security Solutions (MASS) has unveiled an innovative anti-piracy solution that is set to take the shipping world by storm...

Historic sea route opens through Canadian Arctic waters
02 October 2013: For the first time ever, a bulk carrier is using the North West Passage as a transit trade lane,when transporting coal from Vancouver in Canada to Finland...

India reaps the rewards of favourable monsoon
02 October 2013: India, which fell a victim to unacceptably high rates of food inflation for over two years, is now breathing a sigh of relief because of a benevolent monsoon...

Indonesian coal producers struggle in the face of heavy challenges
02 October 2013: Indonesia’s coal producers are being buffeted from all sides at present, and not just by the global decline in coal prices. Low freight rates have diminished their shipping advantage to key Asian markets vis-à-vis more distant thermal...

MacGregor’s MacRack technology specified for five Greek bulk carriers
02 October 2013: Economical and environmentally friendly electric-drive systems for MacGregor side-rolling hatch covers have been ordered for two new series of Greek bulkers being built by Sungdong, in South Korea.

Moveable Virtual Port: another innovation from Seabulk
02 October 2013: How the world has changed! In one decade, China’s iron ore imports have increased from 200mt (million tonnes) to 700mt per year.

Permanent underwater repairs to all types of propellers now possible
02 October 2013: Major repair company Hydrex offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to shipowners wherever and whenever they are needed...

PSM offers tank gauging solutions for all ships & applications
02 October 2013: Whatever the type or size of vessel, PSM now offers a one stop shop for tank gauging solutions. From a single switch to complete systems, PSM’s extensive range of level and pressure transmitters have been quality certified and carry international...

SSI appoints its first director
02 October 2013: The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), is a 21-strong coalition of some of the biggest organizations across the shipping and associated sectors...

Stronger grain and soya trade emerging - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK 2013
02 October 2013: Amore cheerful picture of the global economy has been taking shape recently. This outlook augments other signs pointing to growing dry bulk trade amid some notable positive influences among importers in various parts of the world...

Dust control systems
11 September 2013: Cimbria Bulk Equipment has serviced the dry bulk industry for decades, focusing on the loading and conveying of all kinds of industrial bulk goods...

Grain handling systems & technologies
11 September 2013: As demand for North American grain exports continues to grow, many US grain terminal operators are upgrading their bulk handling facilities to better serve customers...

Pulp mill expansions on hold - fears that possible overproduction will lead to price falls
11 September 2013: The risk of overproduction and a consequent fall in prices, has resulted in two of Brazil’s three leading producers of market pulp delaying expansions.

SMB Group delivers second shiploader to Klaipeda
11 September 2013: Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (Klasco) in Lithuania continues to invest in the expansion of its existing terminal handling capacities. It has therefore ordered from German SMB Group, based in Quickborn near Hamburg, another high throughput state-of-the-art shiploader...

Bedeschi SpA wins a raft of bulk contracts
10 September 2013: Bedeschi SpA has been manufacturing, designing and marketing raw materials handling equipment since 1908 and has thus gained extensive expertise in the cement, bricks, mining, minerals, power, wood, pulp and paper, ecology and waste recycling industries...

Bobcat receives AED membership award
10 September 2013: Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), an international trade association representing more than 500 leading manufacturers and distributors of construction equipment and other related products, recently recognized the long- standing membership of Bobcat Company...

Interval Impactors move difficult bulk materials
10 September 2013: The new PKL® Series Interval Impactors from Martin® Vibration Systems are designed to deliver the force needed to dislodge sticky materials from process vessels, chutes, pipes and storage bins...

Keeping all bases covered: enclosed storage systems for bulk, breakbulk and project cargoes
10 September 2013: Rubb Buildings Ltd is a major force in the design and manufacture of custom-made bespoke relocatable and permanent engineered fabric building structures...

Liebherr wins significant ship crane order
10 September 2013: Liebherr was recently awarded a remarkable contract covering the delivery of six heavy lift ship cranes for the traditional German shipping company Rickmers...

Movers & shakers - mobile harbour equipment
10 September 2013: “When mobile telescoping shiploaders are used — especially in combination with portable truck unloading systems — port facilities can realize significant cost-per-ton savings via improved cycle times, minimized loader use, reduced labour...

New Tenova Pyromet technology: cleaner off gases in closed smelting operations
10 September 2013: In an important development for the ferroalloy industry, a new, patented technology developed by Tenova Pyromet (part of Tenova Mining & Minerals) for the high-temperature cleaning of furnace off gas generated in a closed ferroalloy smelting process...

Vacuum-mounted vibrator speeds unloading
10 September 2013: An innovative air-powered vibrator is helping bulk carriers empty their hopper trailer loads faster and more safely by agitating settled materials and energizing flow, while discouraging common but potentially dangerous manual tactics...

Clipper adds two more eco Supramax vessels
09 September 2013: In early August, Clipper Bulk took delivery of the second of a series of four sister vessels from the Shin-Kasado Dockyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Ltd. in Japan...

Dry bulk trade’s healthy progress - ULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2013
09 September 2013: Healthy growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade this year, continuing into 2014, is still foreseeable. In a wide range of countries around the world import demand for dry bulk commodities looks set to increase...

Essar Ports to build iron ore berths at Vizag
09 September 2013: Essar Ports has emerged as the highest bidder for the mechanization and operation of three iron ore berths at the port of Visakhapatnam.

Floating cranes: getting the lowdown on an important market
09 September 2013: After its work on the world’s largest floating hub (Ore Fabrica, which was commissioned in 2012 for the transshipment of iron ore for Vale), Logmarin Advisors then contributed to the implementation and commissioning of something very special, in 2013...

Keeping shipping safe - bulker safety remains a priority
09 September 2013: In October last year, a new European Directive came into effect that required fleet owners to supply proof of certification for all new marine equipment installed — to include whole system approval. Stephen Ratcliffe, marketing manager of marine systems specialist PSM..

London International Shipping Week launched
09 September 2013: London’s crucial central role in the global shipping industry was highlighted when members of the international maritime community and representatives of the UK Government gathered to officially launch the first ever London International Shipping Week (LISW)...

Major biomass development wins approval
09 September 2013: The UK’s Port of Blyth has taken a large step towards securing a major development with the news that leading British renewable energy company RES has received planning permission for the construction of a £250 million+ biomass power station.

New bulk terminal for Richards Bay?
09 September 2013: Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and Transnet have failed to reach an agreement that would permit more access for black- owned coal mining companies wishing to use the export facility...

NGM Energy switches to Voyager
09 September 2013: In mid-August, it was announced that NGM Energy, Greece, has selected Thomas Gunn’s Voyager Chart Management Service to manage paper and digital chart updating on all 16 vessels in its fleet...

Odebrecht buys into Suape sugar terminal
09 September 2013: Odebrecht’s logistics arm is rumoured to be buying a stake in the sugar terminal of the Port of Suape, situated in Brazil’s north- eastern state of Pernambuco...

ProvPort expands operations
09 September 2013: ProvPort, which operates the Port of Providence — one of the busiest ports in America’s northeast — has expanded capabilities including the addition and operation of two Liebherr 550 mobile harbour cranes. 

Record crop prospects send feed prices tumbling - grains & oilseeds trades
09 September 2013: In its latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted weak domestic demand, slower growth in several emerging market economies and a protracted recession in the euro area, responsible for subdued global economic growth forecast at slightly...

Reliable hatch covers for tough conditions
09 September 2013: After over 40 years in the ships equipment trade,TTS Group has successfully engineered a series of hatch cover arrangements to meet all requirements for weatherdeck and tweendeck use...

Rio Tinto pulls out of Sena line
09 September 2013: Rio Tinto has suspended the export of coal on the Sena Railway in Mozambique. According to Rachid Gogo, governor of Tete province, the decision was taken due to the instability in the region, brought about by the resurgence of former rebel movement Renamo National Resistance...

Rising dry bulk imports into China
09 September 2013: China seems set to substantially increase its imports of dry bulk commodities during 2013, compared with last year. This view is widely held, but differences of opinion are evident about how large a rise is likely...

Tefer finally opens
09 September 2013: In July, the Public Fertilizer Terminal (Tefer) at the Brazilian Port of Paranaguá finally commenced operations. Despite having been built in 2008 and inaugurated a year later, it has never actually carried out any product handling because of certain ‘irregularities’...

Walvis Bay to handle Botswana coal
09 September 2013: The Namibian Port of Walvis Bay is being made ready to assume a new role as a main export facility for outbound consignments of coal from neighbouring Botswana...

US Coal exports reach record highs
22 August 2013: US coal exports hit a record 13.6m short tons in March, which means higher employment for dry bulk carriers but raised concern among environmental campaigners opposed to the planet's most polluting fossil fuel.

Coal long from over
21 August 2013: Coal's reign as an energy source is far from over. Dry bulkers will, therefore, continue to benefit from robust market fundamentals, particularly in relation to Australian mining...

Bulk Carrier MV Smart Breaking Up After Running Aground in South Africa
20 August 2013: A bulk carrier has run aground and appears to be breaking up along the east coast of South Africa near Richards Bay.

Highway H2O a vital waterway
15 August 2013: The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River have been major North American trade arteries since long before the US or Canada achieved nationhood...

Acquisition strengthens Cargotec MacGregor portfolio
14 August 2013: Cargotec’s MacGregor has entered into an agreement to acquire privately owned Hatlapa Group, merchant ship and offshore deck equipment provider...

AUMUND India rebuilds the world’s highest bucket elevator
14 August 2013: Despite years of reliable service the 170m elevator installed at the Himachal Pradesh plant of Ambuja Cement in India finally succumbed to the stress of continuous operation...

Bulk unloading
14 August 2013: Ishinomaki Futo Silo K.K. Ishinomaki Miyagi district is based in an area which has been severely impacted by the historical tsunami March 2011...

Caterpillar offers full line of SATCO processing and directional felling heads
14 August 2013: Caterpillar Forest Products and SATCO Ltd. have signed an agreement that gives Caterpillar the rights to sell and support SATCO harvesting attachments and parts worldwide...

ContiTech purchases Legg Company
14 August 2013: ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, Northeim, is expanding its North American business by acquiring the conveyor belt manufacturer Legg Company Inc. based in Halstead, Kansas. Founded in 1964, the company owns modern production facilities and employs approximately 100 people...

Engineering consultants proving their worth
14 August 2013: Engineering consultants are a vital link in the dry bulk commodity chain, offering expertise and practical solutions to the market. Their input varies from advising on the equipment needed to handle small quantities of bulk cargo, all the way through to the turnkey development of major ports.

Metso to deliver a complete crushing and screening plant to Colas Centre Ouest in France
14 August 2013: Metso will supply a complete greenfield quarry plant to the Colas Group in France. The large scale delivery includes primary, secondary...

Pit to Port - rapid deployment solutions from Telestack
14 August 2013: More and more of the critical resources needed now and in the future to satisfy global expansion are being mined in remote locations around the world...

Samson Materials Handling through the years
14 August 2013: Samson Materials Handling Ltd. can trace its recent history directly to the formative company of B&W Mechanical handling Ltd. including the birth of its core products such as the Samson feeder and mobile shiploaders and stackers...

SCHADE portal scraper for Tatarstan
14 August 2013: In September 2014 SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, Herne, will for the first time supply a portal scraper for urea fertilizer with a span of 54m and a capacity of 300tph (tonnes per hour) to the Republic of Tatarstan...

Two Liebherr LPS 600s installed in Poland
14 August 2013: The recent installation of two LPS 600s in Poland underlines the strong demand for Liebherr’s tailor-made portal solution. Both machines are equipped with the unique Pactronic® hybrid power booster and strengthen Liebherr’s market position.

Alco Iron & Metals relying on two new SENNEBOGEN 825 material handlers
13 August 2013: It all started with just a quarter-acre site in San Leandro, CA in 1953. Now, in its 60th year Alco Iron & Metal Company runs a network of four scrap-processing locations throughout the greater San Francisco region...

American steel exports increase
13 August 2013: Steel exports from the USA increased in May over April by 11.6% according to government data. “Exports of American-made steel increased in May primarily due to improved shipments to...

Asia rising for petcoke market
13 August 2013: Petroleum coke’s price volatility is due, in large part, to the fact that it is a by-product. Therefore, there is no supply-side response to its price...

BCT reports traffic of 2.6mt
13 August 2013: Baltic Coal Terminal, which is located at the port of Ventspils, in Latvia, handled 2.6mt (million tonnes) of coal in the first five months of the year...

Big decline in granite exports from Chennai
13 August 2013: In 2012/13, the volume of export granite blocks at the port of Chennai dropped by nearly 50%. This was down to restrictions on the movement of granite blocks during the day...

Buttimer and MTMG: design of soybean meal import terminal has commenced
13 August 2013: On 18 July, Buttimer signed a contract with MTMG (Morski Terminal Masowy Gdynia Sp z o.o.), part of the ATIC Services Group, at a meeting in Gdynia, Poland.

Coal’s continuing solid performance - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2013
13 August 2013: Alarge part of global dry bulk seaborne trade expansion currently taking place is concentrated in the iron ore and coal sectors...

Double A invests $6.1m to upgrade Thai pulp plant
13 August 2013: Pulp and paper company Double A has entered the dissolving pulp market in response to significant growth in the market and the global demand in many enterprises...

Entre Rios keeps port activities in the state
13 August 2013: In the Argentinian province of Entre Rios, three ports have been working to move local produce, thereby ensuring that the state benefits from major investment it is made in its maritime infrastructure...

First dip in FIBC EU imports since 2009
13 August 2013: The European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (EFIBCA, Bad Homburg, Germany) has announced that EU FIBC imports dropped in 2012 by 2.3% to €331m...

Goldman Sachs accused of hoarding aluminium
13 August 2013: The world’s biggest metals market, the London Metal Exchange (LME), and US banking giant Goldman Sachs are being sued over alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic behaviour concerning aluminium storage...

India’s paper industry’s green initiatives start to pay off
13 August 2013: India’s paper industry has begun to gain significantly due to its focus on energy saving and water conservation, according to K.S. Kasi Viswanathan, Chairman of PaperTech 2013...

Inspection, analysis & sampling
13 August 2013: This year Inspectorate, a Bureau Veritas company, has continued to build on its success and invest in the future. It has committed significant capital expenditure to reinforce its...

Iron ore trades - shipping markets greatly affected by China’s iron ore requirements
13 August 2013: The most recent fluctuations in Chinese iron ore demand illustrated once again just how much sway the country’s steel makers have on the global iron ore and shipping markets...

Keeping bulk mould-free with Clariant
13 August 2013: When transporting dry bulk cargo, moisture is often the enemy. Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company, has developed its Container Dri® II line...

Late payments highlight need for reform of India’s sugar industry
13 August 2013: India’s 50m sugarcane growers are angry that at one point of the current season that started in October 2012, factories owed them approximately Rs125bn ($2.5bn) for their supplies of cane...

MacGregor electric cranes & hatch covers for China Navigation’s new vessels
13 August 2013: Four new 22,000dwt multi-purpose vessels for China Navigation have been designed to provide efficient, flexible freight solutions...

Metro Ports Canada Ltd. secures new business in British Columbia
13 August 2013: Metro Ports Canada Ltd., a Newfoundland and Labrador company that is wholly owned by Nautilus International Holding Corp., has executed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., a British Columbia company, for managing the operation of Westview Terminal...

Mondi launches individually traceable bag solution – the SmartID Bag
13 August 2013: The need for more precise tracking of goods is gaining increasing importance. Producers need to fight forgery and product theft, they have highly sophisticated supply chains and they want to provide consumer-oriented micro- marketing...

New fertilizer terminal for Ust-Luga in Russia
13 August 2013: The ICT group is to build a general cargo and fertilizer terminal at the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga. It will be capable of handling 4mt (million tonnes) annually and should come to operation in 2016...

New iron ore project at Qingdao
13 August 2013: A joint venture agreement has been signed in respect of a new iron ore terminal project at the Port of Dongjiakou in Qingdao, China...

Quolls could quash Rio Tinto’s plans for Australian bauxite mine
13 August 2013: Australian conservationists have called on the country’s Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler to halt Rio Tinto’s planned South of Embley bauxite mine on Cape York after the discovery of a third rare species in the region...

Rail link for Abbot Point to stretch 300km
13 August 2013: Adani Ports is to build a 300km-long railway from a new coal mine at Carmichael to the port of Abbot Point, in Australia...

Russian pulp and paper mill to shut
13 August 2013: The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill is to be shut down in a victory for environmental campaigners. The move to shut the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill has far more hope of success than previous attempts, it is believed...

Tenova Pyromet cold commissions furnaces in India
13 August 2013: Tenova Pyromet, part of Tenova Mining & Minerals, has successfully completed cold commissioning of two 33 MVA ferromanganese/silicomanganese furnaces for SARDA Metals and Alloys (SMAL) in India...

The Port of Piombino: a step into the future
13 August 2013: The port of Piombino is centrally located on Italy’s Tuscan coast. In 2012 more than three million passengers and over 900,000 vehicles passed through the port...

Updates on Rio Tinto’s Q2 2013 aluminium production
13 August 2013: Rio Tinto Alcan’s Q2 bauxite production was 21% higher than the Q2 of 2012. Strong operational performance has driven higher volumes at Weipa in line with increased bauxite requirements from the expanded Yarwun refinery and increased third party demand...

Welsh steelworks vows to clean up its act
13 August 2013: A steelworks in Wales has promised to clean up its act after complaints about dust pollution from residents, who say the UK’s current hot weather is making matters worse...

Zeeland Seaports posts good throughput figures for first half year
13 August 2013: Following a fall in maritime transshipment in the first quarter of 2013 (–3.3%), the Zeeland ports have ended the second quarter well up...

Aussie steel industry welcomes anti-dumping measures
18 July 2013: The Australian steel industry says a new anti-dumping agency could prevent the sector from losing hundreds of millions of dollars...

Bulk knowledge: soybean meal handling
18 July 2013: Over the past two decades, global production of soybean has more than doubled. Both supply and demand factors have dramatically increased the area of agricultural land utilized for the production of the oilseed grain...

Customer trial of DSH (dust suppression hopper) systems vs. existing technology
18 July 2013: The DSH hopper was installed on Unloader A to be used in the discharge of 28,000 tonnes of soybean meal from a vessel...

Cutting-edge unloading
18 July 2013: Coperion is a leading supplier of pneumatic vacuum ship unloaders for the unloading of alumina and petcoke from seagoing vessels. In 2007, the company Hartmann — which has over 100 years of experience in the field of pneumatic ship unloading — was incorporated into Coperion...

Drives & controls keeping bulk cargo on the move
18 July 2013: In line with Sycratronic® Liebherr has developed another innovative add-on feature for heavy lifts. The Vertical Line Finder is a control assistance feature which assists the operator in avoiding side pull of the load caused from...

JEM International: experienced bagging specialist
18 July 2013: JEM International, Inc. has supplied self-contained portable bagging systems for over 30 years. The majority of the systems have been used for handling grain, rice, and fertilizer bagging 50kg and 25kg open mouth bags...

Mondi and Baumit win Emballissimo award
18 July 2013: Mondi’s Sheekan Bag, an industrial bag with not only a full moisture barrier but also the Easy Seal sealable valve, has won this year’s Emballissimo award in the ‘Containment’ category...

Pulp fiction? - getting the facts on the pulp and paper market
18 July 2013: Several new pulp mills will start up Brazil in the next few months. But excess supply may cause prices to fall, particularly if China decides to buy less...

Terex Port Solutions continues success on the Mississippi River
18 July 2013: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is expanding its presence on the Mississippi River by supplying two Terex® Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners (SJS), L.L.C., based in Convent, Louisiana, USA, near New Orleans...

Twin crane christening
18 July 2013: Cooper/Consolidated, a strategic partnership between Cooper/T. Smith Corporation and CGB Enterprises, Inc., celebrated its 10th anniversary and the christening of new twin National Oilwell Varco (NOV) AmClydeTM model 28 floating cranes...

Cat® C Series knuckleboom loaders: fuel-efficiency and more lift
17 July 2013: The new Cat® C Series knuckleboom loaders from Caterpillar Forest Products feature fuel-efficient power systems, upgraded hydraulics and significantly more lift at full reach than previous models.

Coperion supplies alumina feeding technology to Dubai Aluminium
17 July 2013: Coperion GmbH,Weingarten/Germany, has successfully supplied and commissioned its automatically operating DURODENSE® pot feeding technology to Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), United Arab Emirates.

Dry bulk key area of growth for Transmarine
17 July 2013: Celebrating its 75th year, employee-owned Transmarine Navigation Corporation is a leading bulk cargo shipping agency in the United States. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, it has US offices on the US West Coast, the US Gulf and in Hawaii...

Off the rails? equipment to handle bulk cargoes by rail and barge
17 July 2013: E-Crane Worldwide, a heavy equipment design and construction company based in Belgium, with subsidiary companies in The Netherlands and in the USA...

SCHADE announces new patent for circular storage with two scraper booms
17 July 2013: SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for bulk material stockyards and blending beds..

SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T: ideal for logging camp duties
17 July 2013: With only three people living per square kilometre, it’s usually quiet in the large boreal forests of Saguenay-Lac-Saint- Jean, Canada...

Green timber handling: four SENNEBOGEN 735 M-HDs work at Pfeifer Holz
16 July 2013: In an idyllic rural setting, at the Lauterbach location, Pfeifer Holz produces not only sawn timber of fir and pine, pressboard blocks...

Peru to develop Salaverry for mineral exports
16 July 2013: Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has reached an agreement with the National Port Authority and port workers to support investment by Impala Perú of more than $130 million in the construction of a new mineral terminal at the port of Salaverry.

Port of Duisburg and Port of Antwerp strengthen co-operation
16 July 2013: The Port of Duisburg and the Port of Antwerp will work more closely in the future, in order to intensify rail and barge transport between the two regions and their hinterland...

TPP handles first Capesize vessel
16 July 2013: Terminales Portuarias del Pacifico (TPP) has successfully completed the loading of its first Capesize vessel at the Mexican port of Lazaro Cárdenas...

West Coast ports spending billions of dollars on the future
16 July 2013: Ports up and down the North American West Coast are spending billions of dollars on infrastructure improvements readying for the future and its next generation vessels of sizes once thought impossible to handle...

Coal loading trials continue at Otway terminal
15 July 2013: A second vessel, the Alpha Action, has called at the Chilean Otway Terminal to take on board a consignment of coal, as part of a series of trials...

Coquimbo to build dry bulk terminal
15 July 2013: The Chilean port of Coquimbo has announced a project to build a berth to handle the shipment of dry bulk commodities. Terminal Puerto Coquimbo (TPC), which has links to the Von Appen group, plans to build the facility to the north of the existing Berth 2 and will invest approximately...

Grain terminal opens in Odessa
15 July 2013: The first phase development of a grain terminal at the port of Odessa, in Ukraine, has been inaugurated. It has silos that are able to store 72,400 tonnes of grain and is due to become operational later this year...

Guadalfeo to enter Port of Motril
15 July 2013: The Guadalfeo sugar company is seeking a concession to operate a warehouse at the port of Motril...

Rail & barge taking cargo off busy roads
15 July 2013: The year 2013 is proving a disastrous one for logistics in Brazil, where a grains crop of 185mt (million tonnes), 20mt more than last year, is being harvested, writes Patrick Knight...

Uruguay seeks alternatives to move record soy harvest
15 July 2013: The soy harvest in Uruguay has been so good that it has surpassed the capacity of ports to export it. This, in turn, is leading to higher transport costs as a function of greater demand...

Valemax bulk carrier returns to Chinese ports
15 July 2013: A Valemax bulk carrier belonging to the Brazilian company CVRD has entered a port on China’s West Coast for the first time since the start of 2012. To prevent ‘disloyal competition’, the Chinese government banned all further calls from such vessels as of the end of January 2012...

Vizakhapatnam to build iron ore facility
15 July 2013: The Indian government has approved a $149 million project to build an iron ore handling facility at the port of Vizakhapatnam...

Barbican acquires specialist marine insurance broker
12 July 2013: Barbican Group Holdings Limited (Barbican) has today announced that it has acquired Seacurus Ltd (Seacurus), a UK-based specialist marine insurance broker...

Cavotec wins breakthrough MoorMaster™ automated mooring project in Norway
12 July 2013: Cavotec is to supply 18 MoorMaster™ 200B units for international minerals group LKAB’s new iron ore berth in Narvik, northern Norway, on behalf of the PEAB construction and civil engineering group....

HAVER & BOECKER launches subsidiary company for stocking and conveying technology
12 July 2013: Since the complete stocking and conveyor technology of the HAVER Group has been concentrated in the newly founded HAVER Intra Logistics Systems (HAVER ILS) subsidiary company early this year, the new company can already look back at the first successes...

Port Authority of Abidjan to implement a new Port Operating System
12 July 2013: In the context of the Port Authority of Abidjan’ strategy to enhance port management and operation tools as part of its ambitious goals to become the major hub of African Atlantic...

Bauxite & alumina trades
11 July 2013: Emerging and developing nations rich in mineral resources nurse the ambition of adding sufficient value to natural resources before these leave their shores, writes Kunal Bose...

Bulker classification - ushering in the new era of the ‘eco ship’
11 July 2013: In a low freight environment it is not surprising that owners are seeking commercial advantage where they can find it. What is unusual is that one of the tactics being...

Contract awarded for alternative Panama Canal
11 July 2013: Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications...

Grain trade pickup ahead - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JULY 2013
11 July 2013: Growth-inducing features are identifiable in many dry bulk commodity trades, but grain has been a prominent exception during the past twelve months...

ICS launches free guidance to shipowners
11 July 2013: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’.

International Chamber of Shipping appoints vice chairman
11 July 2013: Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a vice chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)...

Steelmaking raw materials trade contrasts
11 July 2013: Rapidly rising steel production in China, accompanied by sharply declining output in Europe, provided striking contrasts among key importers of the industry’s raw materials recently...

US government denies that it is ‘anti-coal’
11 July 2013: The US government is not waging a ‘war on coal’ but rather expects it to still play a significant role, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in late June, rejecting criticism of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan...

Videotel returns to its roots and presents two new VOD G2 training systems to the IMO
05 July 2013: Visitors to the IMO on Tuesday were surprised to find an impromptu training session taking place in the Maritime Knowledge Centre when Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the organization, was given a demonstration of Videotel’s second generation on board training system...

Associated terminal awards contract to DBIS
24 June 2013: Associated Terminals is one of the largest midstream stevedoring companies on the Mississippi River, operating a fleet of high capacity floating cranes...

ISS warns of foreign vessel reporting requirements as US Coast Guard assesses $75,000 penalty for late reporting
24 June 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of foreign vessel casualty reporting requirements following a $75,000 penalty assessment by the US Coast Guard against a cargo vessel for failure to immediately report a marine casualty...

InterManager calls for restraint following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention
20 June 2013: InterManager, the international association of in-house and third party ship managers, is calling on flag States to exercise tolerance and flexibility in the weeks and months following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention...

Agreement could breathe new life into Florida port
18 June 2013: A deal between two companies with very visible roles in the Panhandle is being touted as a potential spark for the shipping port at Port St. Joe in Florida, USA...

Bobcat Company breaks ground on $20m expansion
18 June 2013: Bobcat Company has officially broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion to create the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Bulk handling in Australasia - Page Macrae Engineering proves its worth
18 June 2013: Page Macrae Engineering recently completed an order for a major Australian client for two discharge hoppers and two diesel hydraulic grabs...

Coal handling and storage systems
18 June 2013: This article describes the collaboration that produced a circular coal-storage dome for Indonesia’s largest fertilizer producer, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Pupuk-Kaltim)...

Co-operation between AEP and E-Crane continues
18 June 2013: American Electric Power, the major electric utility company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is one of E-Crane’s largest customers in the US with no fewer than eight E-Cranes in operation...

Going Dutch
18 June 2013: The Port of Amsterdam has finally been corporatized, freeing managers to more easily access financial markets and fund investments both at home and abroad...

Grand Opening of Liebherr’s new sales and service center in Miami, Florida
18 June 2013: Under the motto “Meet Diversity and Innovation” Liebherr celebrated the grand opening of its new sales and service center on June 11, 2013 in Miami...

High performance steel wire ropes for cranes by TEUFELBERGER
18 June 2013: TEUFELBERGER Seil Ges.m.b.H. consistently stands for the highest product quality, innovation, dynamic drive, reliability, and internationality...

Keeping abreast of shiploading technologies
18 June 2013: Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related components, launched its latest material handling solution to help ship loading applications reduce downtime at ports and terminals.

Kochi frightens off investors
18 June 2013: Potential investors in a new dry bulk terminal at the Indian port of Kochi have been frightened off by regulator-determined tariffs, which are said to be uneconomical...

Majors bid for Vizag iron ore complex
18 June 2013: Two of India’s large industrial groups — Vedanta and Essar — are vying for a $154 million project to build an ore handling complex at the port of Vizakhapatnam...

Mammoth move of EMS-Tech designed & constructed stacker/reclaimers
18 June 2013: History is being made. By the time this story is published, a 1,500-tonne, 8,000tph (tonnes per hour) for iron ore, stacker/reclaimer designed and constructed by EMS-Tech Inc. of Belleville, Ontario, Canada...

Mediterranean focus
18 June 2013: Last year proved to be something of a banner year for Spanish dry bulk traffic.Total volume handled amounted to 88.5mt (million tonnes), which was an 11.5% increase over the 79mt reported for 2011...

More MacGregor K50 cranes specified for India’s bulk handling businesses
18 June 2013: In April 2013, MacGregor secured another K5036 floating crane order from one of the largest stevedoring companies on the west coast of India, M/s Shreeji Shipping...

Pair of road-mobile Siwertell unloaders for Turkish operations
18 June 2013: Cargotec has secured a new contract for two Siwertell road- mobile unloaders from Medcem Global Pazarlama AS, in Turkey...

Reputation for reliability earns Siwertell a new road-mobile unloader order
18 June 2013: A Turkish customer has returned to Siwertell for a second road- mobile unloader following the performance and reliability of its first machine; it will be used to handle cement in the city of Trabzon, Turkey...

Salaverry mineral exports to increase in importance
18 June 2013: The Peruvian port of Salaverry is expected to see significant increases in the amount of export minerals over the next few years, thereby requiring modernization of the existing dedicated terminal...

Tenova Pyromet replaces key equipment at Assmang Chrome Machadodorp
18 June 2013: Tenova Pyromet, part of the globally present Tenova Mining & Minerals, has successfully completed the replacement of Assmang Chrome Machadodorp Works Furnace No 2’s electrode pressure rings, four weeks ahead of schedule...

Two Terex® CC2800-1 crawler cranes make short work of Hawkeye Wind Farm
18 June 2013: As the United States marches toward energy independence, 2012 was a banner year for wind energy projects. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)...

Unloader that handles coal AND biomass - Siwertell’s flexible unloaders make good commercial sense
18 June 2013: As the new breed of power generation and industrial plants turn to a combination of coal and biomass, Siwertell screw-type unloaders provide the flexibility and efficiency necessary to safely handle the mix of fuels...

ABS releases ship energy efficiency measures advisory
14 June 2013: ABS, a major provider of maritime classification services, has released the ABS Ship Energy Efficiency Measures Advisory to provide guidance on the...

Aisha Steel puts $70m expansion on back burner
14 June 2013: Pakistan’s Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML) has put on hold its decision to invest fresh equity of up to $70 million until there is greater clarity on the new government’s national steel policy, according to ASML CEO Kashif Shah...

Americas Coal Trade
14 June 2013: Coal trade in the Americas has been largely influenced by weakness in the Atlantic markets during the past few months, and by industrial disputes in Colombia...

Coal trade saves the dry bulk market
14 June 2013: Drewry's latest Dry Bulk Forecaster reports that coal has been the recent saviour of the dry bulk market. Global GDP grew by 3.2% in 2012, following growth of 5.2% and 4.0% in the post-recession years of 2010 and 2011...

CVRD to build Pier IV at Ponta da Madeira
14 June 2013: CVRD has received environmental clearance for construction of Pier IV at its Ponta da Madeira maritime facility, in Maranahão...

Dedicated dry bulk terminal planned for Sohar
14 June 2013: Sohar port in Oman is to have a dedicated dry bulk terminal, handling food grain, agricultural commodities, sugar and other food- related cargo.

Iron ore trade prospects mixed - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JUNE 2013
14 June 2013: Seaborne trade in many dry bulk commodities continues to benefit from a number of positive factors. Import demand for iron ore, coal and a wide range of other minerals and industrial commodities is rising...

Mozambique to build new port at Techobanine
14 June 2013: The government of Mozambique has awarded a construction concession for the deep water port at Techobanine, in Maputo province...

Much more than painting by numbers - the difficulties faced by the marine paints and coatings market
14 June 2013: Two most significant developments, both occurring in the first decade of this millennium, posed a big challenge to marine paints manufacturers across the world...

New dry bulk plants at Magampura port
14 June 2013: A new $220 million sugar refinery is to be built at Sri Lanka's Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port by Shree Renuka Sugars Limited India, using its Lanka Sugar subsidiary...

New Mangalore Port handles largest ever coal consignment
14 June 2013: New Mangalore Port claims to have handled its largest ever consignment of coal, which was brought there by the Emma Schulte and consisted of 107,102 tonnes...

PTP Group to build new port at Villa Constitución
14 June 2013: In Argentina, the PTP Group is to build a new port facility in the free zone of Villa Constitución, which will handle dry bulk, as well as liquid bulk and containers...

Sea-Invest expands into Gdansk
14 June 2013: The Antwerp-based Sea-Invest group is to invest between €40 million and €50 million in the construction of a bulk cargo terminal at the Polish port of Gdansk...

Ship management - safety and training must come first
14 June 2013: Shipping bodies are pushing for tougher rules governing casualty investigation reports which involve the loss of life and/or vessels...

Transnet to move Botswana coal to Durban
14 June 2013: South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is assuming responsibility for the first coal exports from neighbouring Botswana, which started to be dispatched from the Port of Durban as of May...

What makes self-unloaders special?
14 June 2013: Beltship Management Limited (BML) is a joint venture company between Globe Master Management and Gypsum Transportation Limited (GTL) and has been involved in the self unloading and transshipment market for over 20 years...

Associated Terminals Awards Contract to DBIS for Terminal Management Software
12 June 2013: DBIS (software and Automation) Ltd is pleased to announce that Louisiana based Associated Terminals has selected CommTrac as their operational software for all of their terminal and midstream operations. ...

Esben Poulsson appointed as International Chamber of Shipping Vice President
12 June 2013: Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)...

Implementing an effective safety culture - ICS launches free guidance to shipowners
12 June 2013: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’...

Interval Impactors move difficult bulk materials
12 June 2013: The new PKL® Series from Martin® Vibration Systems are designed to deliver the force needed to dislodge sticky materials from process vessels, chutes, pipes and storage bins.

ISS launches new Advanced Cargo Information department for Canadian ports
12 June 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has launched an Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) department for Canadian ports following new regulations and procedures for cargo and vessel reporting by the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency)...

RINA approves new OSV rules and Environment notations
12 June 2013: International classification society RINA has launched new rules for Offshore Support Vessels, new environmental notations covering cargo handling and transhipment operations and a new guide on complete ship model calculation of passenger ships...

Spring arrived and Norway is getting GREENER: new SENNEBOGEN dealer
12 June 2013: Starting in July 2013 Sennebogen is strengthening its distributor network in Norway! In addition to its long lasting partner in Norway, IMB Maskiner AS -concentrating on the crane and port industry, VOLVO Maskin AS will join in the SENNEBOGEN-team and take over the distributorship...

Advancing steam coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2013
01 May 2013: Import demand for dry bulk commodities around the world still seems to be firmly on a moderate upwards trend, which could continue into next year and beyond...

Angamos now leading copper port in northern Chile
01 May 2013: The Chilean port of Angamos has handled 11mt (million tonnes) of copper since it first opened, making it the country’s premier export facility...

Big Bag Theory
01 May 2013: Condepols is a Spanish company with more than 40 years of experience in the transport, logistics and distribution sectors, with a focus on the manufacture and sale of Big Bags and D-Bulks...

Biomass industry must learn to adapt to challenges inherent in biomass handling and storage
01 May 2013: Developments in the use of biomass as a replacement for power generation coal in Europe has quickened pace as evidenced by growing exports from the USA, Canada, and West Africa, writes Walter Mitchell.

Breathe deeply - bulk handling using pneumatic — and mechanical — equipment
01 May 2013: Major supplier of both pneumatic and mechanical continuous ship unloaders (CSUs) VIGAN has considered the advantages offered by each system, and has shared its conclusions...

Bumper year for South America’s soya exports
01 May 2013: Another remarkable record-breaking volume of soya and grain exports is predicted for South America this year. The total could exceed 140mt (million tonnes)...

Cement handling and storage
01 May 2013: It is estimated that 5–6% of total man- made greenhouse gases are the result of cement production. Some of these emissions from conventional cement production are caused by using fossil fuels to heat up limestone to the high 1,500°C required by the process....

Chinese desert Brazil as congestion increases
01 May 2013: As some Brazilian ports now require a 40-day wait for vessels to be handled, some Chinese importers of soya have redirected vessels to ports on the US Gulf to pick up shipments from suppliers in that country...

Costa Rica dry bulk terminal gets the go-ahead
01 May 2013: The government and a private consortium have given the go- ahead to construction of a new dry bulk facility on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica...

Global cement trades
01 May 2013: Deceleration in economic growth, high inflation refusing to go away and policy paralysis as parliamentary elections are due next year has left the Indian cement industry...

Heyl & Patterson joins PA mining initiative in Southern Africa
01 May 2013: Heyl & Patterson Inc., a renowned global suppler of thermal processing systems and bulk material handling, announced in late April that it has joined the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX)...

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in the Amazon
01 May 2013: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is set to capitalize on the growing demand for its services in the Amazon and Brazil...

Italiana Coke buys into Genova
01 May 2013: Italiana Coke has acquired the dry bulk terminal in the Italian port of Genova for around €10 million. It purchased the facility,Terminal Rifuse Genova, from Euroports...

New agribulk terminal in Chiapas
01 May 2013: Gramosa Agroalimentos has invested $5.6 million in the phase one construction of its new Agribulk terminal in the Mexican port of Chiapas...

New grain terminal for Quequén
01 May 2013: An Argentinian consortium is to invest $58 million in a new grain and oils terminal in the port of Quequén. The consortium...

New leadership at ABS & ABS Group
01 May 2013: ABS, a major provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, has announced a change in leadership with the election of Christopher J.Wiernicki, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of ABS...

ORTS celebrates 40 years in the grab business
01 May 2013: German company ORTS GmbH Maschinenfabrik has been operating successfully on the grabs market for over 40 years. For the last 20 years, the company has also supplied...

Oslo office strengthens Braemar Seascope
01 May 2013: Braemar Seascope is further strengthening its shipbroking division by opening a new tanker chartering office in Oslo. This follows the recent establishment of a deep sea tanker chartering desk in Houston...

Russian cargo sustains Finnish dry bulk terminals
01 May 2013: In 2012, the western Finnish Port of Kokkola reported dry bulk traffic of 7.5mt (million tonnes) compared to the 7.8mt handled in 2011...

Shiploaders arrive at Sudeste port in Brazil
01 May 2013: The new Sudeste super port being built by MMX in Brazil has taken delivery of two shiploaders built in China. The company has invested around $20 million in these machines, each of which can handle 12,000 tonnes of iron ore per hour.

Shipowners and unions raise concern at casualty reporting failures
01 May 2013: Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions...

Strategic alliance created for Transfer Point Technologies
01 May 2013: Two global innovators in bulk material handling technologies have formed a strategic alliance specifically to design and manufacture state-of-the-art conveyor solutions for engineered transfer points...

Tighter discharge regulations to protect marine environment
01 May 2013: Recent amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) have created a tougher regime for shippers and crews over discharges into the sea...

Valemax vessels service ArcelorMittal
01 May 2013: CVRD has used a Valemax vessel for the first time to transport iron ore to Arcelor Mittal via the port of Rotterdam.The initial shipment was handled by EMO...

Mark Howard appointed by Coeclerici Coal and Fuels SpA as senior advisor
25 April 2013: Another success for its business strategy, the Coeclerici Group has hired as senior advisor Mark Howard, who was head of coal and salt operations at the Rio Tinto Group for more than twelve years...

Alcoa bemoans ‘too much of a good thing’
24 April 2013: Alcoa, the world’s biggest aluminium maker by revenue wishes there were less aluminium in the world, but it says there is only so much it can do about it...

Bulk bag unloader streamlines filling station
24 April 2013: National Bulk Equipment (NBE) has developed a bulk bag unloader and bag dump station, to supply secondary ingredients to 20,000 lb/hour bulk bag filling stations...

Starlinger to unveil FIBC loom at this year’s Chinaplas 2013
24 April 2013: For a long while, the news around looms for FIBC fabric has been rather quiet. Now the time has come for something new in this area...

Stockyard systems
24 April 2013: In Liberia, iron ore was already being produced before the Liberian civil war. Today,ArcelorMittal is again engaged in the production of iron ore and the product is being shipped as a raw material...

ABG to open two bulk terminals at Vizag port
23 April 2013: ABG-LDA Bulk Handling expect to have its fertilizer berths in place at Visakhapatnam port, in India, by the end of 2014 after having achieved financial closure for the...

BCT coal exports on the increase
23 April 2013: The Baltic Coal Terminal, which is situated in the Latvian port of Ventspils, boosted export coal consignments by 18% last year to 4.8 million tonnes...

Belt conveying processes optimized for productivity and cost
23 April 2013: The application of innovative torque sensing technology is bringing a new level of control to demanding belt conveying applications.This has the potential to revolutionize the dry bulk handling process, with vastly improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness...

Beumer conveyors: reliable under tough conditions
23 April 2013: At Mining World Russia 2013, the international exhibition for mining and processing of metals and minerals (from 14 to 16 May, Moscow)...

Combination cradle absorbs impacts
23 April 2013: An innovative impact cradle design is helping bulk material handlers protect conveyor belts and structures from falling material in loading zones, reducing equipment damage and downtime while stabilizing the belt line to prevent dust and spillage. The EVO® Combination Cradle from Martin Engineering features steel-reinforced impact bars and adjustable wing supports to match standard trough angles of 20o, 35o or 45o.

CVRD eyes southern Chinese distribution hub
23 April 2013: CVRD is looking into the possibility of creating an iron ore distribution hub at the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang. An agreement has apparently already been signed...

Decision time imminent on Paradip coal and ore berths
23 April 2013: The decision over what to do with the projected coal and iron ore berths at Paradip hangs in the balance. Contracts with successful bidders were signed nearly four years ago...

Essar Ports commissions Paradip dry bulk terminal
23 April 2013: Essar Ports has commissioned a 16 million tonne per annum dry bulk terminal at the Indian port of Paradip. This is involved the upgrading and mechanization of the 230m-long CQ3 berth...

Gammon to build Mormugao coal terminal
23 April 2013: Gammon Infrastructure has been awarded a contract to build and operate a new coal terminal at the port of Mormugao in India...

Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway system
23 April 2013: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes...

Murmansk coal terminal to go ahead
23 April 2013: Siberian Business Union (SBU) and Kuzbassrazrezugol are to invest more than $200 million in phase 1 of the Murmansk coal port project...

Regional Report: South Africa - April 2013: bulk market copes well with myriad challenges in 2012
23 April 2013: Following good bulk export volume in 2011 from South African ports but growth in 2012 unfortunately slowed a little in spite of an initial positive outlook...

Richards Bay leads increase in South African exports
23 April 2013: In 2012, dry bulk exports from South Africa rose by 4.8% to 148.4mt (million tonnes), according to Transnet National Ports Authority...

South East Asia
23 April 2013: One of the India’s fastest growing seaports, Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities...

The greatness of grabs
23 April 2013: For more than 60 years, Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG – SMAG for short – with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...

Asia coal trade 2013
22 April 2013: As has been the case for several years now, coal industry participants are hoping that China will lead the way when a sustainable economic recovery finally arrives after such a long period in the doldrums...

Asian agribulk
22 April 2013: The World Bank says global food prices fell for six months in a row till February. However, food prices still remained uncomfortably close to the August 2012 peak levels...

Big in bulk: OVET remains at the top of its game
22 April 2013: OVET B.V. offers a wide range of stevedoring service. It can handle commodities including: coal, coke, petcoke, ores, minerals and scrap...

Braemar SA recruits for the future
22 April 2013: In a move which reinforces its commitment to future growth, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA), announces important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations...

EMO, 40 years fully equipped to meet customers’ expectations
22 April 2013: Since 1973, the EMO terminal in the Rotterdam Port has been a major hub in transporting coal and iron ore from all over the world to the European hinterland. EMO has always been a reliable partner for its customers in helping to control these flows of goods by...

Magnificent seven as Liberia endorses Videotel training programmes
22 April 2013: Videotel has been approved by the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR/the Liberian Registry). This brings to 17 the total number of Videotel courses approved by LISCR and further cements Videotel’s long term connection with the Liberian Registry...

Management changes at NORDEN - new head of Dry Cargo Department appointed
22 April 2013: With 24 years of experience in the shipping industry, Ejner Bonderup has taken up the position as head of NORDEN’s largest business area, dry cargo, at a point where the global dry cargo market is struggling with historically low rates and too many new ships in the sea...

Polish Register of Shipping keeps vessel and crew safety firmly at the forefront
22 April 2013: Classification societies are committed to ensuring the safety of vessels and are not typical profit-driven commercial companies...

Sea Marshals urges ship operators to stay vigilant in high risk area
22 April 2013: The threat to maritime trade from Somali pirates continues and ship operators should stay vigilant and adhere to best management practices, according to leading private maritime security company Sea Marshals Ltd, which counsels against complacency at this time.

Soya imports assist positive picture - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2013
22 April 2013: Despite uncertainty about how solidly the global economy is likely to grow in the period ahead, there is optimism about dry bulk trade expansion. Clear signs of larger commodity movements on a number of routes have emerged...

Thomas Miller strengthens Asia Pacific office
22 April 2013: Andrew Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific) Ltd with effect from April 2013...

Water, water everywhere — but it must be safe to drink
22 April 2013: The entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) in August 2013 will for the first time set out regulations specifying the need to maintain high-quality drinking water standards onboard ship which protect crew from waterborne health risks...

Wilhelmsen grows safety services in Australia
22 April 2013: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service station facilities in Darwin in direct response to market demand for the Life Raft Exchange (LRE) programme...

Argentine terminal opts for E-Crane
22 March 2013: In early 2013,Terminal 6 S.A in Argentina placed an order for a new 1500 Series, Model 11264 PD-E E-Crane with 26.4m (86.5ft) outreach and a lift capacity of 19 metric tonnes...

Biomass logistics
22 March 2013: New markets like the biofuels industry transcend oceans and connect suppliers and partners across continents...

Hamilton exports massive unit cargoes
22 March 2013: In September last year, as part of a departure from the Port of Hamilton, Hamilton/Oakville-based manufacturer Hooper Engineered Vessels International (HEVI) loaded four process towers, measuring between...

Mobile shiploading system for Riga
22 March 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a mobile materials transfer and shiploading system for Riga Fertilizer Terminal (RFT) in Latvia...

Pit to Port with Royal HaskoningDHV
22 March 2013: ‘Pit to Port’ operations are widespread throughout the resource industry. Because coastal reserves deplete and demand increases, there is a general push towards inland reserves...

Specialized logistics coping with out-of-gauge cargoes
22 March 2013: The provision by logistics majors of project logistics and specialist warehousing and storage services is now a global affair...

Steel industry has ‘annus horribilis’
22 March 2013: Overcapacity across the continents, a disturbingly large fall in demand — particularly from Europe which is struggling to recover from the 2008/09 brutal recession — and prices down between...

Another customer uses the new coal terminal at the Niedersachsenbrücke Jetty in Wilhelmshaven
20 March 2013: The investments are now bearing fruit: the local terminal operator, Rhenus Midgard, has been working hard to encourage coal consumers in the energy sector to make use of the benefits of its facilities; and it has been able to increase coal volumes for the first time...

Carrying the bulk load -keeping up with conveyor belt technology
20 March 2013: Few would argue with the assertion that a single serious conveyor accident can cost more money and anguish than virtually any safety programme. Most people would also agree that employees ...

CFS Handling unveils EGV 260/8-1000 electro-hydraulic grab
20 March 2013: Italian company CFS Handling has given Dry Cargo International details of its latest grab, the electro hydraulic EGV 260/8-1000, which has been specifically designed for scrap handling...

China to clear calls by Valemax carriers
20 March 2013: CVRD believes that its Valemax bulk carriers will be given clearance to call at ports in China this year. Up until recently, the 400,000dwt ships have...

China’s upwards trend in bulk imports continues
20 March 2013: Many signs emerging recently have bolstered predictions of further substantial growth in China’s dry bulk commodity imports during 2013...

Damen introduces new Anchor Handler design
20 March 2013: Following the company’s ambitions to increase its market share in the offshore industry, Damen heavily invests in designing state of the art vessels for several offshore sub-markets, noticeably the Offshore Support, Offshore Wind, (Seismic) Research and Transport & Installation industries.

Drewry Dry Bulk Forecaster & Insight reports for February 2013
20 March 2013: Drewry‘s latest Dry Bulk Forecaster report suggest that strapped shipowners will scrap younger and younger ships this year as the dry bulk market wallows in the doldrums..

Dry bulk in the Baltics - dealing with a wide variety of commodities
20 March 2013: The large number of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea generate a variety of dry bulk traffic, from more traditional coal in the Baltic States and Poland, to a more diverse range at ports in Sweden and Denmark...

From quarry to consumer - Beumer to present equipment at ‘bauma’ exhibition in April
20 March 2013: At bauma 2013, the international trade show for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment (April 15–21, Munich, Germany)...

HBT given permission to withdraw equipment from Haldia
20 March 2013: Haldia Bulk Terminal in India, despite being allowed to remove handling equipment from its former concession at the port of Haldia, has...

High-performance antifouling from SIGMA ECOFLEET® 690
20 March 2013: The newest addition to the SIGMA ECOFLEET range provides predictable antifouling protection at variable operating speeds in aggressive fouling environments for short sea and coastal shipping...

intergroup — offering whole-chain integrated logistics services
20 March 2013: intergroup provides a wide and fully-integrated management for cargoes, along the whole logistic chain: marine terminal activities, transport, packaging, warehousing, handling of special cargo handling and services for ferries, ro-ro and cruises, and therefore as a group, it offers a tailor-made service while keeping highly competitive prices.

International Paint launches revolutionary fouling control technologies
20 March 2013: Introducing Intercept®8000 LPP, a new patented biocidal antifouling set to revolutionize predictability in hull coating performance and Intersleek®1100SR the industry’s first patented biocide-free slime-release technology.

Liebherr reviews performance of its mobile harbour cranes in 2012
20 March 2013: In 2012 Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes achieved the highest annual turnover in history, as well as reaching a remarkable milestone with the delivery of its 1,000th mobile harbour crane...

Most port operations continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez
20 March 2013: Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that most port operations are currently continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and canal convoys have not been interrupted despite ongoing disturbances...

Safety at sea – are we doing all that we can?
20 March 2013: More seafarers dead on bulk carriers. Another round of condolences. No action. That was again the response by the shipping industry to the news that the Panama-registered...

Shipowners commit to UK Club in tough market
20 March 2013: The UK P&I Club (the UK Club) has announced that it has attracted over three million gross tonnes of new tonnage, following the closure of the renewal season on 20 February...

Some advantages for dry bulk trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK March 2013
20 March 2013: Forecasts of world seaborne dry bulk trade in 2013 still point to solid growth. Commodity import demand in numerous countries seems set to increase...

Subic Bay coal transshipment operation not as efficient as hoped
20 March 2013: CVRD has been experiencing problems with the hub operation that it has established at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Each of the Valemax vessels has reportedly been delayed by up to 30 days at the port due to the erratic scheduling of shuttle carriers...

Tangshan to get five coal berths
20 March 2013: China's National Development and Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for the construction of two more coal berths at the port of Tangshan.

United Kingdom the business of bulk
20 March 2013: BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, has recently completed a berth capacity study for Knauf ahead of significant planned investment for its jetty located on the River Swale in the south east of England.

World grain trade
20 March 2013: Global growth is projected to strengthen gradually, averaging 3.5% during 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but remains fragile with unemployment remaining unacceptably high in many countries...

World premiere: SENNEBOGEN 875 E-Series - the optimal machine for port handling
11 March 2013: At bauma, with the 875 E-Series, SENNEBOGEN is presenting a product innovation, with ranges of up to 27m and a maximum load capacity of 7.5t, that completely satisfies demanding port handling requirements...

Mobile shiploading system commissioned
25 February 2013: Telestack has recently installed and commissioned a fully customized mobile shiploading system for Van Oord, to load over 100,000 tonnes of aggregate to Handymax vessels...

A flexible approach lies behind’s Geldof’s bulk handling success
19 February 2013: Geldof is a major European supplier of solutions for the storage, handling and processing of bulk solids, liquids and gasess...

Aurecon helps in sugar terminal rebuild
19 February 2013: To assist with the rebuild of the Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal (LBST) in Queensland, Australia, engineering, project delivery and advisory services provider Aurecon supplied a full suite of services to Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL)...

Bright outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2013
19 February 2013: Many signs pointing to rising commodity import demand around the world are clearly visible. The additional volumes probably will enable global seaborne dry bulk trade to grow solidly...

Copersucar to be expanded
19 February 2013: The sugar terminal operated by Copersucar in the port of Santos, Brazil, will double its handling capacity from 5mt (million tonnes) per year to 10mt per year as of the first quarter of 2013...

Developments in coal terminals worldwide
19 February 2013: Last year proved another strong year for Newcastle coal exports, with Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) reporting over 105mt (million tonnes) throughput in 2012, 8.3% higher than 2011...

Dry bulk unloading solutions at E-Crane Worldwide: Premier Cement Mills E-Cranes commmissioned
19 February 2013: Designed specifically for barge and ship unloading, E-Crane is a proven and trusted solution in many bulk material handling industries...

E­Crane users in the USA benefit from improved customer service
19 February 2013: In January of 2013, E-Crane USA Service Group kicked off a new satellite service centre based in Birmingham,AL. The new Gulf Coast Service Group will support 14 clients (15 E-Cranes) in the Gulf Coast region.

Eurosilos ideal for the storage of a wide variety of bulk commodities
19 February 2013: Eurosilo is a major Dutch engineering and contracting company that specializes in the storage of non-free-flowing bulk solids...

Facing the challenges: coal handling systems
19 February 2013: Imagine a pit-to-port stock management solution that provides constant knowledge and control of stock levels, grades, sizing, locations and provides daily reconciliations between book...

Itaquí to boost bulk infrastructure
19 February 2013: The Brazilian port of Itaquí is implementing a $3.19 billion upgrade programme, which aims to boost infrastructure. This will fund at least 16 new berths, the rebuilding of existing ones and...

Keeping safety at the forefront with RightShip
19 February 2013: Since its inception in 2001, third party ship vetting specialist RightShip has helped to improve global marine safety standards...

Martin Engineering vibrating tables deliver efficient compaction
19 February 2013: Cougar® vibrating tables from Martin Engineering are designed to settle a broad range of bulk materials, helping packagers and manufacturers compact a variety of bulk solids with different...

New Brazilian sugar and grain terminal
19 February 2013: Rumo Logística has inaugurated the first phase of its multi modal terminal at Itirapina in the interior of São Paulo state...

New river port at Santa Fe
19 February 2013: Authorities in Argentina are to issue a 33-year concession for $160 million river port at Santa Fe in 2013...

New service linking Brazil with Cape Verde
19 February 2013: The Brazilian port of Mucuripe is to be the starting point for a new shipping line service that will link South America to Cape Verde in Africa...

Running a tight ship - the vital role of the ship agent
19 February 2013: Eric Barnard, GAC Group Sales Director of Shipping, explains that the role of the ship agent is much more than providing agency services, it’s about helping customers grow...

Soya from Salvador in boxes
19 February 2013: Salvador container terminal in north eastern Brazil has commenced the dispatch of soya in containers. Consignments are being exported to the port of Yokohama in Japan...

Space-saving and extra quiet: The SENNEBOGEN 850 R in Alkmaar
19 February 2013: A new SENNEBOGEN 850 R recently began to unload incoming ships at the waterfront of the Dutch company de Vries & van de Wiel in Alkmaar. Located on the peninsula between the North Sea and IJsselmeer...

Topolobampo to build agribulk terminal
19 February 2013: Topolobampo port authority in Mexico has issued a tender for the construction and operation of a new agribulk terminal. On offer is a 25-year concession, including a possible six-year extension...

Tough times ahead for sugar industry
19 February 2013: The world sugar industry, which found sweetener prices down by over 20% last year, is not going to get any respite in the current season to end in September 2013...

Transloading, transshipping and offshore stevedoring
19 February 2013: It is arguable that economic growth of a particular country depends on its ability to provide adequate infrastructure to facilitate growth. This statement is especially true...

World coal trade 2012
19 February 2013: At the beginning of 2012, in terms of the global economy, the new year got off to a better start than was expected in some aspects, with employment data from the USA showing encouraging improvements. Financial markets were showing more positive signs during the first week of 2012 and the mining sector took a boost after some positive trade data was published in China.

1,000th Liebherr mobile harbour crane starts operation
01 January 2013: Recently, the 1,000th Liebherr mobile harbour crane has been delivered and erected at Montoir Bulk Terminal (MBT). The new LPS 550 is going to play a major role in MBT’s cargo handling chain in order to optimize bulk transport...

A forerunner on the tides of change: first ship calls at the Port of Sept-Îles
01 January 2013: The Eternus, an Isle of Man registered vessel, sailing from Falmouth, United Kingdom, was the first ship to arrive at the Port of Sept-Îles this year, at 5:20 a.m. on 4 January 2013...

B&W is now SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd
01 January 2013: B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd. evolved into SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. as of 1 January 2013. This progression is a reflection of the tremendous success SAMSONTM equipment has always enjoyed worldwide...

Bulk export of coal from Botswana via Maputo corridor – a feasible option
01 January 2013: Grindrod Terminals was one of the four partners to have participated in the recent rail trial to export coal from Botswana via the Maputo corridor...

Cargotec wins contract to supply two large Siwertell unloaders to Vietnam
01 January 2013: In November 2012, Cargotec secured a breakthrough contract for two large Siwertell coal unloaders from Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPC), part of the Formosa Plastics Group...

Defying the odds global ambitions for newly established Rocktree Logistics
01 January 2013: When Daniele Pratolongo established shipping and logistics provider Rocktree Logistics in 2011, his goal was to establish a logistics solutions provider that would defy the odds. Now, as Rocktree passes its one-year anniversary, the company has done just that.

Dry bulk handling in the US Gulf region
01 January 2013: St. James Stevedoring is a midstream stevedore on the lower Mississippi. It operates six midstream ship berths and one barge to land berth between lower Mississippi Mile 121 and Mile 167...

Dry bulk trade’s healthy progress
01 January 2013: Over the past year economic activity around the world slowed further and, in some countries, a return to recession was experienced. Yet global commodity import demand continued growing...

Essar Ports commissions 16mt terminal at Paradip
01 January 2013: Essar Ports, part of steel to oil refinery Essar Group, has scaled up its multi-port cargo handling capacity to over 100mt (million tonnes) by recently commissioning a 16mt fully mechanized all weather dry bulk terminal at Paradip Port on India’s east coast in Orissa...

EUROPORTS relocates international headquarters to Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
01 January 2013: Major bulk and breakbulk port operator Euroports, is relocating its international headquarters to Hoofddorp,The Netherlands. The move, which should be completed in Q1 2013, brings Euroports closer to the heart of the European maritime supply chain community and will further s

Forestry products terminal for El Ferrol in Spain
01 January 2013: El Ferrol port authority in Spain has awarded a concession to the ENCE group to handle forestry products at a new terminal in the port outer harbour...

Freight rates — what we can expect in 2013
01 January 2013: Bulk carrier freight rates are still being dictated by excess vessel supply. However, some analysts believe new operational strategies forged at the darkest depths of this year’s

Germany - Engineering, Equipment, Ports & Terminals
01 January 2013: Industrial process chains in the construction sector are in a state of constant development. The SMB Group offer systems and conveyor technologies that can be tailored to meet business needs, from delivery to reloading...

Grain import demand falters - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - Jan 2013
01 January 2013: Global dry bulk seaborne trade looks set to continue growing at a moderate rate during 2013. Some negative influences are very prominent...

Handling system ensures compliance at start of WIP application
01 January 2013: Superior Industries, North American combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related accessories, will be presenting its systems at its booth at bauma 2013 in April this year...

HAVER & BOECKER: complete systems supplier
01 January 2013: The HAVER Group produces solutions for storing, packing, palletizing and loading processes in the cement, building products, minerals and chemical industries...

Higher rate of planting leads to record crop — and exports — of Brazilian soya
01 January 2013: In Brazil, a record soya crop will allow 55mt (million tonnes) of beans, meal and oil to be exported this year. A total of 28mt of the beans will go to China...

Indian shipbuilding industry pushes for government subsidies
01 January 2013: Indian shipbuilders denied of government subsidy since 2007 suffer a cost disadvantage of up to 50% vis-à- vis their peers in China and to a lesser extent South Korea...

Martin Engineering transfer point upgrades raise throughput and cut dust
01 January 2013: The largest independent terminal operator in North America has announced completion of a load-out hopper and four belt conveyors capable of carrying as much as 1,500 metric tonnes per hour of mineral ore concentrate, complete with five transfer points that comply with the company’...

Missed opportunity to correct capital gains exchange rate distortions on ships
01 January 2013: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says it is regrettable that changes announced for inclusion in the UK Finance Bill 2013 have failed to remove exchange rate distortions from the calculation of capital gains on ships.

N.M. Heilig B.V. - serving the bulk market with a wide range of equipment
01 January 2013: N.M. Heilig B.V. is a manufacturer of durable installations and components for the international dry bulk industry. The company offers equipment to satisfy almost every need related to the transshipment and storage of material in dry bulk terminals...

Ontario grain sets sail for global markets
01 January 2013: Each autumn, through the months of October, November and December, farmers from all over southern Ontario bring their grain into Hamilton’s terminals. Throughout this busy season, several hundred trucks and railcars per day will be unloaded...

Railcar opener improves unloading efficiency at Cemex
01 January 2013: A powerful pneumatic railcar opener has solved persistent work slowdowns caused by difficulty opening discharge gates, allowing the CEMEX Cement Terminal in Sacramento to maintain its aggressive schedule, while minimizing risk to personnel and damage to gates...

Rhenus Midgard in Wilhelmshaven: first fully laden Capesize vessel ever to arrive at a German Seaport
01 January 2013: The NAVIOS POLLUX was the first fully laden Capesize ship to reach Rhenus Midgard’s expanded Niedersachsenbrucke jetty in Wilhelmshaven in November last year...

Rotterdam focus January 2013
01 January 2013: Rotterdam is one of the main ports and the largest logistic and industrial hubs of Europe. With an annual throughput of 434.6mt (million tonnes) of cargo in 2011, Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe...

SENNEBOGEN 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: highly dependable all-rounder
01 January 2013: SENNEBOGEN has unveiled its 655 HD duty cycle crawler crane: a new machine for universal deployment in a wide range of heavy-duty tasks on construction sites and in the extractive industry...

SENNEBOGEN adds Rish Equipment to dealer network
01 January 2013: SENNEBOGEN expects to see its green machine material handlers taking a stronger position in West Virginia, USA, through the efforts of its newest distributor.

Shiploader for TPT Richards Bay Terminal
01 January 2013: A R140 million, general bulk shiploader procured for South Africa’s Port of Richards Bay is the latest addition in Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT) R33 billion Market Demand Strategy (MDS) investment programme...

Terex Corporation announces senior leadership changes
01 January 2013: Kevin Bradley, currently President, Terex Cranes, will transition to the role of senior vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately after the filing of the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for 2012. Bradley was named President,Terex Cranes in January 2011...

Terex Port Solutions receives first order for new Model 2 harbour crane
01 January 2013: In June last year,Terex Port Solutions launched the new Terex® Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane as the first crane in its Small Crane Family. The Model 2 crane also includes a new crane type based on proven mobile harbour crane technology, the G HRK rubber-tyred portal harbour crane...

The age of the CSU – continuous ship unloaders for an efficient bulk process
01 January 2013: For efficient unloading of grain and other bulk goods, both mechanical ship unloading systems like the Bühler Portalink and Portalino and pneumatic ship unloaders like the Bühler Portanova are employed worldwide...

Ust-Luga piles on coal export tonnage
01 January 2013: The Rosterminalugol coal handling facility in the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga announced that it had handled its 10 millionth tonne of coal on 17 September 2012...

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