Dry Bulk News Archive



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‘Unhelpful’ EU monitoring of ships requires commercially sensitive cargo information
03 December 2014: BIMCO has repeatedly voiced concerns over the European Commission’s proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from ships, which requires reporting of information about cargo that is commercially sensitive...

Barbados Port leads the way in environmental sustainability
03 December 2014: Demonstrating leadership and commitment to environmental sustainability, Barbados Port Inc. has committed to work in partnership with RightShip to develop an incentive program encouraging more efficient vessels to their port...

New managing director for Langh Ship
02 December 2014: Oy Langh Ship Ab will receive a new managing director at the turn of the year, when the current managing director, Hans Langh, takes over as Chairman of the Board for the shipping company.

NEWPORT SHIPPING GROUP FORECASTS FREIGHT RATE PEAK FOR 2016
18 November 2014: The supply/demand imbalance that drove dry bulk markets down to 2009 levels during the first half of the year is set for adjustment, with Newport Shipping Group predicting an improved tonnage balance over the next couple of years...

ArcelorMittal South Africa seeks duties on Chinese steel imports
13 November 2014: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. (ACL) is seeking duties on steel imports from China as the continent’s largest producer tries to return to profitability after posting three straight years of losses.

Boom Booster from Terex significantly enhances project cargo capacities
13 November 2014: ThenewTerex® BoomBoosterkitfortheTerexCC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance to new heights particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations...

Corrosion-resistant fertilizer and sulphur storage
13 November 2014: In 2012, world urea supply surpassed 161mt (million tonnes), while the volume of worldwide urea production is projected to exceed 202mt in 2016...

Getting the buzz on bagging
13 November 2014: LAFARGE, a world leader in building materials, held a global supplier competition for the first time in its history. A total of seven categories were distinguished in a ceremony at the headquarters in Paris...

India’s Anrak Aluminium seeks approval for bauxite project
13 November 2014: India’s Anrak Aluminium is optimistic of securing government approval to mine bauxite in three to four months, a company official has said, possibly ending a three-year wait.

‘chainflex M’ – service life guaranteed for one million double strokes
12 November 2014: Energy chain and cable specialist igus has launched a new range of cables specifically for cable carrier applications that do not require high cycle rates...

A taste of Italy indigenous equipment suppliers
12 November 2014: Studio Tecnico Malnati S.a.s., based in Milan, Italy, was established 37 years ago by founder Giovanni Malnati...

Brazilian bulk terminal again chooses Terex Port Solutions’ mobile crane to handle fertilizer
12 November 2014: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has installed a second Terex® Gottwald portal harbour crane in the terminal of Fospar S.A. Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná (Fospar) in Paranagua, Brazil...

Bureau Veritas wins five-year contract
12 November 2014: Bureau Veritas has been appointed by ArcelorMittal Liberia to provide iron ore shipment sampling and testing services in Liberia...

Cement handling & storage the right equipment for the job
12 November 2014: Air cannon technology has proven itself as an effective flow aid over four decades of use in cement manufacturing, coal processing, ash handling, rock crushing and other applications...

DHHI celebrates modularization, erection and delivery of equipment for Australia’s Roy Hill iron ore project
12 November 2014: On 24 September, in Dalian, China, Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd. held, on the assembly site of equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project, a launching ceremony for the modular assembly of large bulk material handling equipment for Roy Hill iron ore project (Australia)...

Dino® bulk truck loader loads quickly and safely
12 November 2014: The Dino bulk truck loader from Van Beek is used worldwide for loading bulk goods efficiently. The Dino® loads bulk goods that are packed in big bags, and even shovelled loose bulk goods are no problem...

Dust suppression units earn UL and CSA certification
12 November 2014: The DustBoss series of oscillating atomizing sprayers is designed for safe and effective open-area dust and odour suppression...

Four decades at the leading edge of dry bulk handling
12 November 2014: The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Cargotec’s Siwertell screw-type unloaders to the dry bulk handling market; today Siwertell, part of Cargotec, continues to lead the way in clean, efficient, environmentally friendly unloaders and loaders of all sizes...

Golfetto Sangati: grain handling expertise
12 November 2014: Golfetto Sangati, owner of the brand name Berga, is very experienced in the handling of grain and other bulk products...

High-speed coal handling at Port of Izmir
12 November 2014: The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at the Port of Izmir by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads cargo at approximately 600 tonnes per hour...

Power station expansion calls for high-capacity Siwertell coal unloader
12 November 2014: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a rail- travelling unloader from South Korean company Daelim Industrial Co Ltd...

Pushing the envelope in bulk discharge rates
12 November 2014: The new Siwertell unloader from Cargotec sets a new industry benchmark at 5,000tph (tonnes per hour); more than doubling current capabilities...

Storage vessel analysis ensuring metal concentrate cargo stability
12 November 2014: Bulk material storage vessels (e.g., silos, bins, hoppers, elevators, bunkers) are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials of construction...

Tebodin offers effective dust prevention in and around the production plant
12 November 2014: In production plants that process dusty bulk products, it is necessary to take measures in and around the factory in order to reduce dust emissions to a minimum...

Barcarena port opens
10 November 2014: The new port of Barcarena has recently opened in Brazil, being 20 km from the city of Belém. The Ponta da Montanha Terminal is owned by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)...

Bulk basics in the Baltics - regional cargo movements and handling
10 November 2014: The largest investments in the history of the Port of Klaipeda, implemented last year, have already borne tangible fruit. In 2013, 301 million litas (approximately US$110 million) excluding VAT were invested in the infrastructure of the Port of Klaipeda...

Equipment boost for Contrecœur terminal
10 November 2014: Logistec has invested C$12 million over the past three years in renovations and new equipment at its Contrecœur terminal to move larger bulk volumes and work with a more diversified cargo base...

France & Belgium what’s new in bulk cargo
10 November 2014: In the course of the fourth quarter of 2014, the Port of Ghent will be a new delivery point for contracts for rapeseed meal and rapeseed oil that are being traded at the Matif grain exchange...

Galigrain gets La Coruña concession
10 November 2014: In Spain, La Coruña port authority has awarded Galigrain, the port’s largest dry bulk stevedore, a concession to build a dry bulk warehouse in the outer harbour development...

HBT to restart operations at Haldia
10 November 2014: India’s Shipping Ministry appears to be on the verge of reinstating Haldia Bulk Terminals (HBT), which quit the port two years ago halfway through a 10-year contract, blaming the pullout on law and order issues. The Ministry has put together a three-person committee to resolve the problem, which involves finding a fair deal benefiting both Kolkata Port Trust and HBT. BC

Indian coal shortages cause port congestion
10 November 2014: A shortage of domestic coal is forcing India's power and steel companies to import large quantities of this from abroad, which has had the effect of producing severe over-crowding at the port of Paradip...

Kandla establishes gypsum discharge record
10 November 2014: A new record for the discharge of bulk discharge of bulk gypsum has been posted by the Indian port of Kandla. In a 24-hour period, Maheshwari Handling...

New Indian bulk port
10 November 2014: In India, KSR Maritime Projects is seeking to build a port capable of handling 100mt (million tonnes) of cargo at Nakkapalle, costing $4.9 billion...

New sugar loading record at Santos
10 November 2014: In the Port of Santos, the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) has established a new record for the loading of sugar into a single vessel.

Sohar to become major grain hub
10 November 2014: A major grain storage and handling terminal is to be established at the Middle Eastern port of Sohar by Atyab Investment, which is part of the public joint stock company Oman Flour Mills...

Cargill continues investment in Brazil
06 November 2014: In the last five years, Cargill has invested $1.2 billion in Brazil, with $320 million invested in 2013. Over the next two years, it is due to invest a further $500 million, which will mostly be spent on logistics upgrades and on expanding high value-added services...

Chennai takes another look at fuel handling
06 November 2014: Chennai Port Trust is to undertake a six-month trial in the handling of metallurgical and petroleum coke in an attempt to make up for the loss of dusty cargo, such as coal and iron ore.

Cianport to open new terminal
06 November 2014: Brazil’s Transport Secretariat has given permission for a new Cargo Transshipment Station (ETC), which will be operated by Cianport, to open at Itaituba...

Dry bulk exports down at Bahía Blanca
06 November 2014: There has been a sharp decrease in the amount of agribulk exported by ports in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, with total exports down by around 30.7% over the first seven months...

Fertilizer throughput rises at Paranagua
06 November 2014: Paranaguá and Antonina port authority reports that on a single day 34,000 tonnes of fertilizer were unloaded in a 24-hour period, which is a record in recent years...

Freeport recommences shipments
06 November 2014: The US mining company Freeport Indonesia has begun shipping copper and gold concentrates to Spain, following earlier shipments to China...

Genova diversifies dry bulk traffic
06 November 2014: In Genova, the dry bulk terminal has taken delivery of its first imported consignment of wood chip. This will be used as fuel in thermal power plants to generate electricity...

Legal dispute shuts conveyors down at Paranagua
06 November 2014: In August, the conveyor system connecting grain silos operated by Paraguay in the Brazilian port of Paranaguá were shut down for an indeterminate period of time, following a judicial dispute with the companies that operate...

Mejillones sets standard for concentrates
06 November 2014: In Chile, the port of Mejillones has established high standards for the loading of zinc and lead concentrates. Safety systems are in place covering the reception of sealed containers...

Mumbai in cement promotion
06 November 2014: Mumbai Port Trust is to lease 2.5 ha for a 30-year period to enable it to build cement storage silos with a combined capacity of 30,000 tonnes at Sewree...

Noble new shareholder in Sitio 0
06 November 2014: Noble Grain, which has majority Chinese investors, is the new shareholder of Sitio 0, the company that is building a new terminal at the Argentinian port of Quequén...

Paraguay to use Argentina’s Ibicuy port
06 November 2014: Paraguay is negotiating with the government of Argentina use of its ports at Ibicuy and Diamante. Ibicuy, in particular, is one of the most important deepwater ports in the region...

Presidente Kennedy to become Brazil’s most expensive port ever
06 November 2014: Brazil’s most expensive ever port project — Presidente Kennedy — is currently being assessed by the Environmental Institute (Ibama) prior to being given the go-ahead...

Southern Brazilian ports monopolize Mato Grosso soya
06 November 2014: In the first four months of 2014, ports in the south of Brazil mainly handled export soya produced in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul...

Vostochny buys more Marubeni handling equipment
06 November 2014: The Marubeni Corporation has been awarded a $91 million contract to supply equipment for the Phase 3 development of the Specialized Coal Handling Complex at the Russian Port of Vostochny, which is due to be commissioned in January 2017...

Angola’s Benguela railway completed
04 November 2014: In Angola, the China Railway Construction company has completed construction of the 1,344km Benguela railway, which connects the Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau...

Better cargo hold cleaning from Wilhelmsen Ships Service
04 November 2014: Wilhelmsen Ships Service has unveiled an upgraded cargo hold cleaning solution, combining high-performance cleaning agents and mobile equipment to help ship owners, operators and their crews stay safe and compliant on a global basis...

Coal trade growth puzzle - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2014
04 November 2014: Several factors shaping global import demand for commodities have become more difficult to predict. Potential for negative effects is evident...

First arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage
04 November 2014: On 19 September 19, Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, announced that its vessel, the Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate...

Global fertilizer outlook
04 November 2014: In its latest review of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed that prospects had deteriorated since the beginning of the year...

Global shipping’s emissions 20% lower, says ICS
04 November 2014: The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping industry’s trade association...

GVF announces launch of maritime ‘glossary’
04 November 2014: The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced the launch of its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF...

Handymax bulkers continue attracting interest
04 November 2014: Rapid capacity expansion and a bulging order book for new tonnage are prominent features of the Handymax bulk carrier world fleet. Shipowners in many countries still show great interest in acquiring these vessels...

ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues
04 November 2014: Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in October have made real progress towards agreeing...

Salt traffic up at Areia Branca
04 November 2014: The port of Ilha de Areia Branca in Brazil, which is run by the CODERN port company, is reporting major increases in export salt traffic from its dedicated terminal.

Krishnapatnam Port – The Socially Responsible Port Wins The Prestigious CSR Award
03 November 2014: As part of Dubai Maritime Week, the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards was hosted in Dubai on Monday 27 October 2014, wherein individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent maritime and shipping industry were honored...

Low maintenance conveyor belt plows extend tail pulley life
03 November 2014: A global leader in bulk material handling technology offers a complete line of high-performance components for reducing fugitive material entrapment and improving conveyor tail pulley protection under virtually any belt conditions...

Peel Ports 20 Year Strategy for Growth at Port of Sheerness
03 November 2014: Peel Ports will announce long-term expansion plans at the Port of Sheerness, as part of a Master Plan detailing a 20 year strategy for growth at its busiest southern port...

Coal handling in best time: SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ works at Izmir Harbor
28 October 2014: The SENNEBOGEN 880 EQ deployed at Izmir Harbor by the Turkish logistics service provider, IDC Liman Isletmeleri A.S., loads approximately 600 t per hour.

CDM Systems mobile ship unloaders and conveyors
13 October 2014: Productive port and terminal operations are critical to growing and maintaining profitable logistics contracts. CDM Systems’ mechanical unloaders are extremely efficient unloading systems...

Doosan unveils DA40 ADT
13 October 2014: Doosan unveiled its DA40 ADT at the Steinexpo exhibition, which took place from 3–6 September 2014 in Homberg, Germany...

Driving the bulk industry - systems and components
13 October 2014: An igus energy chain system has recently been designed into the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK. Built by heavy rail lifting manufacturer Mechan Ltd, the traverser moves freight locomotives between eight lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s new North Rail Terminal...

E-Crane the ultimate bulk balancing act
13 October 2014: The ‘E’ in E-Crane stands for equilibrium, the principle upon which the cranes’ innovative technology is based. However, it is so much more than just that...

High-performance Hitachi wheel loader saves on costs
13 October 2014: One of the first Hitachi ZW370-5s in Europe has been delivered to a quarrying company in the Eifel region of Germany...

MacGregor MacRacks installed on bulkers
13 October 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that the first units of a 672-strong MacRack orderbook are now being installed. The units are destined for a total of 38 ships for various owners; 35 of which are for 180,000dwt bulk carriers and the remaining three are for 87,000dwt bulkers...

More than just a stock answer? bulk stockyard solutions
13 October 2014: The overall performance of the bulk minerals export chain is restricted, inevitably, by the poorest performing element in the chain...

SENNEBOGEN Maschinentechnik GmbH lays the cornerstone for new workshop in Wackersdorf
13 October 2014: “Long-range thinking over generations, this is what characterizes us as a family- run company”, points out CEO,Walter Sennebogen, as he explains the new investment in the Wackersdorf location...

Tenova TAKRAF awarded contracts from Mauritania
13 October 2014: The shiploader, supplied by Tenova TAKRAF Italy, was custom designed to meet the client’s requirements. A crucial requirement of the conveyor system component...

Thinking ‘inside the box’ Low-capital, dust-free ore exports
13 October 2014: In 2013, Adrian Howard – General Manager, Business Development at Patrick Ports and Stevedoring was focused on winning more business for Patrick. A tender to export copper concentrate in tough economic times required some lateral thinking...

Canada finally gets new coal export terminal
10 October 2014: Port Metro Vancouver has approved a new coal export terminal ending a tough run for about seven such proposals on the Pacific Northwest...

Floating cranes: reliable and flexible
10 October 2014: Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship- to-ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment of numerous cargoes. Because they require no port infrastructure, floating cranes are flexible and can operate within or outside of ports...

Martin Engineering co-sponsors orphanage fundraiser
10 October 2014: Martin Engineering (Neponset, IL, USA) has co-sponsored the fourth annual fundraiser to support the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being for boys in need in Baja California Sur. With the theme of ‘Healing Hearts, Building Futures’...

New and improved igus chainflex cables
10 October 2014: Energy chain and cable specialist igus has expanded and improved its chainflex CF211 and CF111.D series of measuring cables developed for dynamic equipment applications...

PSLT coal grabs: efficient and environmentally friendly
10 October 2014: For more than 60 years, PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH — PSLT for short — with its product, PEINER grabs, has been renowned for quality and customer satisfaction in the field of bulk goods handling...

Spain’s Duro Felguera (DF) supplies coal handling equipment
10 October 2014: DF, the Spanish industrial group, has been a public listed company on the Madrid Stock Market since 1905. Since it was founded, the company has been continuously evolving to adapt to market changes and increasing requirements on its projects with faster delivery times and higher performance...

The future is bright (and smart) for bulk product commodity management solutions
10 October 2014: A storm is brewing for companies that farm, originate, produce, trade, manufacture, or purchase commodities; these companies are facing a raft of significant new business issues and technical challenges...

ABS Announces Ballast Water Management Systems selection service
09 October 2014: ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the solution suited to the unique needs of each vessel...

ABS opens Beijing office
09 October 2014: ABS, a leading global provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, announces the opening of a new office in Beijing...

Achieving commercial advantage with AIS
09 October 2014: AIS is now firmly embedded in the dry cargo sector with commercial operators relying on tracking and information services to gain competitive advantage, writes Argyris Stasinakis, Business Development Director, MarineTraffic...

Billion dollar challenge for ship operators and insurers as Panama Canal expands
09 October 2014: As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks that will arise from its plan to double the cargo-carrying capacity of ships transiting one of the world’s most important waterways...

Bulk carriers
09 October 2014: Bulk carriers tend to get a bit of a raw deal. There is little glamour attached to them and they are often perceived to be the dirty old work-horses of the merchant fleet...

China moots transshipment terminal for Valemax ships
09 October 2014: Although China is continuing to refuse access to its ports by Valemax vessels, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil has noted that his country is interested in an association with Vale in respect of the transshipment of minerals from its bulk carriers to smaller vessels...

Collateral damage to Indian ports
09 October 2014: Contrary to its professed ‘official’ commitment to free trade across all non-farm commodities, the Indian government succumbing to relentless pressures by domestic steelmakers went on raising export...

Damen announces strategic partnerships with ballast water treatment system suppliers
09 October 2014: Damen Shipyards announced in early September that it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers...

Dangerous times: fire fighting at sea
09 October 2014: Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers.As a result,Videotel, a provider of in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: ‘Fire Fighting At Sea’...

European coal trades
09 October 2014: The main potential for larger coal consumption has been in Germany, The Netherlands, and Turkey over the past year, with increased power generating capacity in place and planned...

Geared & self-unloading bulk vessels
09 October 2014: Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next-generation bulk carrier design, developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation...

Hamburg–Le Havre range
09 October 2014: A survey of Belgium’s four leading ports indicates that business during the first two quarters was either stagnant or actually in decline, with forecasts suggesting little in the way of change for the year overall compared to 2013.

ISS celebrates ISO accreditation in Middle East and Africa
09 October 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is celebrating the awards of ISO 22000:2005 — Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 for the company’s supply chain operations in Dubai, Mombasa and Mogadishu...

Mixed prospects for grain and soya imports - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - OCTOBER 201
09 October 2014: A few elements of commodity import demand seem to be turning negative. Elsewhere, uncertainties (usually implying possible adverse changes) have become more prominent...

MOL receives environmental awards
09 October 2014: In early August, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of both Long Beach and Los Angeles...

New 1km quay wall in the Port of Ghent
09 October 2014: Ghent Port Company is building a new quay wall at the Moervaart canal in port of Ghent. Adjacent businesses will be able to make use of this new port infrastructure in the course of 2015...

New grain and wood chip terminal for Montevideo
09 October 2014: In Uruguay, Obrinel has begun construction of a new grain and wood chip plant at the port of Montevideo. The work is costing $100 million and will allow up to 210,000 tonnes of grain and 7,000 tonnes of...

New minerals terminal for Matarani
09 October 2014: The Peruvian port of Matarani is to open a new minerals terminal in the second quarter of 2015, which will be used to handle export consignments...

New ship agency ‘to revolutionize industry’
09 October 2014: The shipping industry is set to see an unprecedented paradigm shift with the launch of Wave Shipping. Through a fresh approach to meeting customers’ challenges and by introducing new technologies...

Paita still too expensive
09 October 2014: Agribulk exporters using the Peruvian port of Paita continue to complain about overcharging for various services in the five years that Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos (TPE) has been operating privately as a concession...

Recovery in sight for bulk shipping market
09 October 2014: Despite weak freight rates so far this year, Dry Bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry...

SEA-INVEST an ocean of opportunities
09 October 2014: Originally from Belgium and based in Ghent, SEA-INVEST has grown into one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry bulk, fruit and liquid bulk...

Thome earns green award from Long Beach
09 October 2014: Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013...

Transshipped soya commences at Nueva Palmira
09 October 2014: At the Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira soya transshipment has been undertaken at the deep sea quay, which consists of a pier with loading bays extended to...

Covering up? enclosed storage solutions for the bulk industry
29 September 2014: Whether port side or high on a mountain, operations for mining, cement, fertilizer, power and many other industries require the stockpiling of large quantities of dry bulk materials...

ICS vice chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on ballast convention
25 September 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late...

AUMUND belt bucket elevators move minerals at Kwale Mineral Sands in Kenya
17 September 2014: At the end of 2013 AUMUND Fördertechnik delivered eight belt bucket elevators to the end-customer Base Titanium Ltd. via the global engineering and project management contractor...

AUMUND delivers conveyor for transport of hot sinter material
17 September 2014: A steel plant in the Netherlands has ordered another conveyor for transporting of hot sinter from AUMUND Fördertechnik, Germany...

Brazilian company benefits from Terex Port Solutions’ unloading system
17 September 2014: Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply the Brazilian fertilizer manufacturer Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) with a system solution for unloading raw materials for fertilizer manufacture...

Doosan launches Stage IV/Tier 4 Final articulated dump trucks
17 September 2014: Doosan Construction Equipment has launched new versions of the company’s DA30 and DA40 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) meeting Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine emission regulations...

Eurodeck weighbridges play vital role in biomass transportation in Hull
17 September 2014: Three surface mount Eurodeck weighbridges installed by Weightron Bilanciai are playing a small yet crucial role in the transportation of biomass to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire...

First GreenTech robot with hybrid drive
17 September 2014: Vollert’s new GreenTech robot promises impressive ‘e-power’ high-torque output right from the start, and greater efficiency...

Floating cranes - September 2014
17 September 2014: Atlas Double is the next-generation crane vessel specially designed for the extreme conditions of open seas transshipment of bulk cargoes...

Go ahead given for new terminal at São João da Barra
17 September 2014: In Brazil, the Ports Secretariat (SEP) has given the go-ahead for the installation of a third private use terminal at São João da Barra, in the state of Rio de Janeiro...

Heyl & Patterson relocates to new headquarters
17 September 2014: In late July, Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world-renowned supplier of thermal processing and bulk materials handling equipment, announced its relocation to a new base of operations in Carnegie, PA, USA, in a move to accommodate growth...

Hitachi ZW330-5 proves a profitable investment
17 September 2014: The Colas Group has invested in a new Hitachi ZW330-5 wheel loader for its Socavi limestone quarry in Savoie, in the Rhône- Alpes region of France...

Keeping bulk moving: mobile harbour equipment
17 September 2014: In the middle of this year, SENNEBOGEN’s Dutch sales and service partner Kuiken N.V. was able to transfer three new SENNEBOGEN 835 M machines from the company’s new E-Series to the materials handling service provider, E. Drost B.V.

Metso develops works with University of Queensland and mining companies in Chile
17 September 2014: Metso has signed a five-year strategic research agreement with The University of Queensland’s JKTech division to develop next- generation technologies and services for energy-efficient minerals concentration...

Nacala to start Tete coal exports
17 September 2014: In December, the port of Nacala, in Mozambique, will begin exporting coal extracted in Tete (Nampula province). Trains of 1,500 metres long, consisting of up to 120 wagons and pulled by four locomotives, will shift coal from the mine to the port.

Navigability of Magdalena River to be improved
17 September 2014: In Colombia, $1.3 billion is to be invested in improving the navigability of the Magdalena River. Work will take place along a distance of 700km from the centrally located Puerto Salgar to the coast at Barranquilla. This should cut transport costs by up to 50%...

New Beira fertilizer terminal
17 September 2014: Work is to begin shortly on a new fertilizer terminal at the port of Beira, in Mozambique, which will have a daily capacity of between 6,000 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes...

New dry bulk quay at Ingeniero White
17 September 2014: At the Argentinian port of Ingeniero White, in Bahia Blanca,Toepfer International has opened a new 282m dry bulk quay with alongside draught of 13m...

Pontchâteau plant produces 20,000th Bobcat telehandler
17 September 2014: The Pontchâteau plant in Loire Atlantique in France has just manufactured its 20,000th Bobcat telehandler. The Pontchâteau plant produces all the Bobcat telehandlers for the world market, with telehandler design, development, production and sales organizations all based at the plant...

Seinfra places first order for Tenova TAKRAF CSU
17 September 2014: Open pit mining and underground solutions provider,Tenova TAKRAF, has been awarded a major turnkey contract by Secretaria Da Infraestrutura (Seinfra) — Governo Do Estado Do Ceara, for a continuous ship unloader (CSU) to handle iron ore at the Port of Pecem, Brazil...

Spanish dry bulk traffic shows growth
17 September 2014: For the first quarter of 2014, Spain's 28 centrally owned ports reported a combined 20.81 mt of dry bulk traffic, up 13.89%. Gijón, with 3.5mt (million tonnes), remains Spain's main dry bulk port, experiencing growth of 16.28%...

The Dust Assassins: keeping today’s bulk handling activities clean and safe
17 September 2014: When a solution for dust control is needed, Den Bakker Dustcrusting technology b.v. (dbd global), is an expert in dust control and prevention. The company now has a demonstration team available....

Two illegal iron ore shipments found at Manzanillo
17 September 2014: In the Mexican port of Manzanillo, authorities have twice intercepted iron ore carriers trying to leave the country with 100,000 tonnes of this product, which was being moved illegally...

Vale to invest in southern port complex
17 September 2014: The Brazilian transport and mining company Vale is to invest $150 million in modernizing and increasing capacity of its southern ports, which is a hub formed by Terminal da Ilha Guaíba (TIG) and also by the mining terminal the company...

Valencia performs well in dry bulk
17 September 2014: The Port of Valencia reported a 48.88% increase in dry bulk traffic during the first three months of 2014. During this period, a total of 664,410 tonnes was handled...

APPA introduces RFID tags for fertilizer trucks
16 September 2014: In Brazil, the Paranaguá and Antonina Port Authority (APPA) has introduced a new system to monitor fertilizer trucks. The new technology will make it possible to organize flows of these vehicles, thereby reducing the impact they have on the city centre.

Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
16 September 2014: Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...

Argentina to reinforce use of locally flagged vessels
16 September 2014: Argentina is to introduce a new series of measures to make it difficult for Paraguayan traffic to make effective use of the Paraguay- Paraná inland waterway system...

Draught reduced on Tietê-Paraná waterway
16 September 2014: In Brazil, in May, drought cut the minimum draught on the Tietê-Paraná inland waterway from 2.7m to 2.2m. Because of this, barge convoys had to reduce loads from 6,000 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes, adding a further 140 road trips to carry outstanding cargo...

Rocha deepwater port under analysis
16 September 2014: The parliament of the Mercosur is to analyse the viability of building the deepwater port in Uruguay at Rocha. This is viewed as being of particular interest by neighbouring — and landlocked — Paraguay...

Santa Catarina builds grain warehouses
16 September 2014: The government of Santa Catarina state, in Brazil, is to contribute towards the construction of 11 grain warehouses, with a combined capacity of 110,000 tonnes...

Venice receiving larger bulk carriers
16 September 2014: The Port of Venice has recently unloaded 100,000 tonnes of soya bean seeds and soya bean meal for the Italian market. These were imported by Nidera, which is represented by freight forwarder Sagem...

Contrasting changes in China’s bulk imports
15 September 2014: Imports of dry bulk commodities into China, after impressive expansion in recent years, now comprise over one-third of all global trade in these cargoes...

Dry bulk trade progressing solidly - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2014
15 September 2014: World seaborne dry bulk trade still looks set to achieve a healthy growth rate of about 4% during 2014 as a whole. Commodity imports into many countries are expected to increase...

Grain trades - Burgeoning grain and oilseed supplies weigh on feed prices in 2014
15 September 2014: Global wheat and coarse grain output is forecast at 1,984mt (million tonnes) in 2014, slightly below last year’s record, but with coarse grain crops still in the ground upward revision...

Improving efficiency through hull and propeller maintenance
15 September 2014: Improving energy efficiency is among the primary concerns of bulk carrier fleet owners and operators today. Despite volatile fuel prices and the costs of compliance with pollution regulations,

Liberia to build alternative to Port of Greenville
15 September 2014: In Liberia, the Putu Iron Ore Mining (PIOM) company, which is located at Putu Petrokon, is to build an alternative port at Grand Butal Point...

Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
15 September 2014: With the opening of a representative office in North- Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the second most important region of the German market for Hamburg...

Preparing for Ebola: keeping crews safe
15 September 2014: Global maritime organizations have issued health guidance on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus...

Rhenus Midgard breaks coal handling record
15 September 2014: Rhenus Bulk Terminal Wilhelmshaven (BTW) handled 557,319 tonnes of coal in July. This is the best figure for one month at the long-standing bulk handling centre...

Safety at sea? brighter prospects for today’s mariners
15 September 2014: He also said that qualitative data analysis on negative performance indicators on bulk carriers over the last three years points out the perceived underlying...

Scrubber on ‘Laura’ receives class approval
15 September 2014: On 17 July, Langh Ship received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system on the vessel Laura...

Waste not, want not? if only...
15 September 2014: It is yet another facet of the crisis of civilization, particularly manifest in developed economies like the US and the UK...

‘Slide and Roll’: drylin W hybrid bearings from igus
20 August 2014: The combination of linear plain bearings with supporting rollers offers low driving forces with no requirement for lubrication...

Automation and electrification: key to Cavotec’s success in optimizing bulk efficiency
20 August 2014: The Cavotec engineering group is working closely with a number of mining groups, port authorities and others to optimize the efficiency with which bulk materials are shipped, handled and stored — from extraction to final destination — by expanding the use of automation and electrification...

Cement vessels: the first of four flexible cement carriers heads into service
20 August 2014: The first two of four new 20,000dwt self-loading/unloading cement carriers for Thai owner Precious Shipping has recently been delivered; it features a MacGregor cement loading and unloading system with a rated capacity of 1,000tph...

Digging deep: mechanical ship unloaders get to the bottom of bulk unloading issues
20 August 2014: Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket-chain continuous ship-unloader (CSU) for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy...

Eriez demonstrates nonferrous fines separation at RWM
20 August 2014: Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd will be present at the RWM 2014 exhibition, to be held between 16–18 September at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham, UK...

Hiab: search for best crane driver at 2015 World Crane Championships
20 August 2014: Hiab, part of Cargotec, is inviting the world’s best crane drivers to compete in the 2015 World Crane Championships. The winning driver will win a prize worth €25,000...

Hwy H2O: keeping North American bulk moving
20 August 2014: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draught waterway extending 3,700km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, in the heart of North America...

North American East Coast - basics of the bulk business
20 August 2014: In 1953, the year Port Canaveral was dedicated, a Special Act of the Florida state legislature created the independent governmental agency that operates the port — the Canaveral Port Authority...

The Cat® M325D MH log handler offers superb fuel economy
20 August 2014: Caterpillar offers a complete range of forestry machines and work tools to meet the demanding application needs of the industry. The Cat® log handler range is one of many purpose- built machines specifically designed for the forestry application...

Tüfentobel RopeCon extended
20 August 2014: Since the year 2005, a RopeCon system has been transporting inert material which is used for backfilling a long-stretched valley at the Tüfentobel landfill site near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland...

Caacupemí de Pilar port opens in Paraguay
19 August 2014: Authorities in Paraguay have inaugurated a new port terminal at Caacupemí de Pilar, which is expected to handle general cargo, containers and finished vehicles. It is one of the few ports that barges can still reach even during restricted water levels...

First SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series in France: scrap handling at Eurometal
19 August 2014: Eurometal is successfully using a new SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series for handling scrap and aluminium. The compact material handling machine moves up to 480 tonnes daily...

Freight key for
19 August 2014: Transportation cost, especially ocean freight transportation cost, is becoming increasingly important to the petroleum coke (petcoke) market as more of this material is transported greater distances to reach customers...

GAC appoints new Group Vice President for Asia Pacific
19 August 2014: Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has appointed Fredrik Nyström as its new Group Vice President for the Asia Pacific region. He takes over from Dan Hjalmarsson, who has retired...

Grabs and shipboard equipment
19 August 2014: Shipboard cranes are designed to achieve a short term payback based on a high cadence of production and working flexibility...

Hitachi GET launched for European market
19 August 2014: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has introduced a range of ground engaging tools (GET) to its customers in Europe,Africa and Russia...

Inspection, Analysis & Sampling
19 August 2014: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a broad range of products to support bulk materials processing and transportation including state-of-the-art sampling systems, highly accurate belt scales, tramp metal detectors and the ability for real time online analysis with its PGNAA coal analyzer product line.

ISS assists complex Algeciras ‘super crane’ installation
19 August 2014: Four STS cranes, the largest of their type anywhere in the world, have been brought onshore, ready for commissioning, at Algeciras port in Spain...

KRANUNION’s new sales strategy pays off
19 August 2014: KRANUNION, with its brands KIROW KOCKS and ARDELT, recently celebrated its 400 years combined anniversary...

Louis Dreyfus to invest US$1 billion in Brazilian port infrastructure
19 August 2014: Louis Dreyfus Commodities is to invest half its budget over the next five years in improving logistics in Brazil...

Marshall Islands Registry: third largest in the world
19 August 2014: International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries...

Miritituba to up business
19 August 2014: The new transshipment river port at Miritituba, in Brazil, is seeing a rapid expansion of business, which currently involves it in providing storage for agricultural produce from the midwest to the north regions of the country...

New Santos grain terminal opposed
19 August 2014: Santos’ municipal government is lobbying Brazilian authorities to dissuade them from permitting a tender to be issued for a new grain terminal at Ponta da Praia, in the port of Santos...

Pecém adds silo capacity
19 August 2014: CearáPortos, which manages the Brazilian port of Pecém, has decided to create a bank of silos to meet the demand of producers and exporters of soya beans in Maranhão and Piauí...

Port of Antwerp maintains growth trend
19 August 2014: The Port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2014. That is 2.7% more than in the same period last year, itself already a record year...

Rio Grande prepared for bumper harvest
19 August 2014: The Brazilian port of Rio Grande expects to handle 9.5mt (million tonnes) of an estimated harvest of 40mt in the state of Rio Grande do Sul...

Shipping industry submits comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review
19 August 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government...

Solving ballast convention implementation problems
19 August 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) — in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organizations — has submitted an important paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that proposes a means of overcoming...

SSA appoints new executive director
19 August 2014: The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has appointed Michael Phoon as the new Executive Director of the SSA as a result of the forthcoming retirement of Daniel Tan after 29 years of dedicated service to the Association...

Westfield launches award-winning innovative drive-over hopper
19 August 2014: Westfield, a leading grain auger and accessories manufacturer, recently announced the release of the new GULP Drive Over Hopper* with an ultra-low profile, allowing for efficient and quick truck unloading for on-farm applications...

WSS joins MACN and global fight against corruption
19 August 2014: Alongside the Wilh.Wilhelmsen group,Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is now a full member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and will be joining the campaign to eliminate corruption across the maritime industry...

Better infrastructure allows Colombia to boost coal exports
18 August 2014: Thanks to expansion taking place in various ports, Colombia will be able to export a further 40mt (million tonnes) of coal by sea by the end of this year...

Brazilian soya harvest to be bigger than ever
18 August 2014: During its three-month harvest season, 25mt (million tonnes) of soya will be exported by Brazilian ports this year. In the following three months, an additional 50mt will be sent abroad...

Building projects driving cement demand in Oman
18 August 2014: In Oman, it is estimated that demand for cement over the next four years will rise at an annual rate of 6%...

Iron ore trades: China’s influence remains strong
18 August 2014: The single most important determinant of prices of iron ore will continue to be China, which alone is responsible for two-thirds of the 1.2bn tonnes of seaborne trade in the commodity...

More uncertainty about coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2014
18 August 2014: Healthy growth in dry bulk commodity trade during 2014 as a whole is still a realistic expectation. But signs have emerged suggesting that expansion may be more limited than foreseen earlier...

Adjustable bracket for dust suppression ring
21 July 2014: Dust Control Technology, a renowned provider of open-area dust suppression systems, has introduced a family of adjustable mounting brackets for the popular DustBoss® DB-RTM series of dust suppressors...

Alumina trihydrate flows reliably with new silo design courtesy of Jenike & Johanson
21 July 2014: Jenike & Johanson is a leading company in powder and bulk solids handling, processing, and storage technology...

ArcelorMittal and Vale oppose new Brazilian deepwater port
21 July 2014: In Brazil,Vale,ArcelorMittal, Gerdau and Usiminas have asked the Espirito Santo Port Company (Codesa) not to build a super port in Praia Mole, but instead move it to Ponta da Fruta...

Bauxite & alumina trades
21 July 2014: Resource nationalism is asserting itself mostly subtly but on occasions bluntly across the globe, writes Kunal Bose. Even the countries swearing by free trade principles are too found to be practising resource conservation in ways hurtful for importing nations...

Bega’s flexible terminal
21 July 2014: Thanks to its Siwertell technology from Cargotec, the Lithuanian stevedoring company Bega has not only increased its cargo handling capacity, but can now offer its customers greater flexibility and access to commercial benefits...

Brazil’s domestic demand for aluminium grows, while exports plummet
21 July 2014: The news that Alcoa, Brazil’s largest producer of primary aluminium, has closed its 100,000- tonne-a-year-capacity smelter in Minas Gerais state, and slashed production by almost 150,000 tonnes at the 460,000-tonne-capacity Alumar...

China continues ban on Valemax vessels
21 July 2014: China has extended its ban on the use of Valemax vessels entering its port.A new directive, which takes effect as of 1 July 2014, specifically prohibits calls from 350,000dwt vessels...

Disaster recovery - IHI comes to the rescue after Japan’s devastating 2011 tsunami
21 July 2014: IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd, is one of major affiliates of IHI Corporation Group in Japan, and is a leading provider of cranes and material handling systems...

Electrified advantages
21 July 2014: Electric material handlers offer several advantages, but there are several factors that must be taken into account...

Equipment controls, drives & components
21 July 2014: igus® was founded in Germany in a double garage, back in 1964. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components...

Essar receives call from India’s largest bulk carrier
21 July 2014: Essar Bulk Terminal has received a call from the 175,000dwt Kiran, which is the largest bulk carrier in the Indian fleet and also the largest vessel to make use of this facility...

EuroChem uses AUMUND bucket elevator to transport ammonium sulphate
21 July 2014: With the expansion of its own Division Mineral Processing, AUMUND Fördertechnik has laid the foundations to market conveyors and bucket elevators for the transport of bulk materials in industries beyond cement successfully...

Gijón consolidates leading position
21 July 2014: In 2013, the Spanish port of Gijón grew by 3.21% in terms of dry bulk handled to 14.94mt (million tonnes), consolidating its position as the country’s leading port for that traffic segment.

Good vibrations
21 July 2014: The strategically placed coastal ports have, for very many years, played a key role in both the export and import of huge volumes of fossil fuels used to keep the lights switched on and the wheels of commerce turning across Europe...

Grain import demand may recede - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JULY 2014
21 July 2014: In many dry bulk commodity trades there are clear signs of continuing growth. Positive influences are expected to be more than enough to offset any negative changes...

Keeping it green -equipment and technologies used in rail and barge handling
21 July 2014: Inland water transport is one of the oldest and most sustainable modes of bulk product transportation. The transport of bulk product on rivers and/or along the coasts in small size vessels such as barges is recognized as an economical...

Liberian ports to handle Guinean iron ore
21 July 2014: The president of Liberia has reiterated her country’s intention to honour a memorandum of understanding signed with neighbouring Guinea to export iron ore...

Mantsinen 200 M HybriLift®— world’s strongest hydraulic material handler
21 July 2014: Finland-based Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy is steadily becoming larger and faster. The newest addition to Mantsinen’s range of hydraulic material handlers...

Metso wins Codelco Chuquicamata mine contract
21 July 2014: Metso has signed an 18-month services contract with Codelco’s Chuquicamata mine. Codelco is the biggest state- owned enterprise in Chile and the world’s largest producer of copper...

Montevideo wants to attract containerized export soya
21 July 2014: The management of the Uruguayan port of Montevideo is trying to provide incentives for local soya exporters to containerize consignments within the port...

New coal terminal in Sukhodol Bay
21 July 2014: A start is to be made on building a new coal terminal in Sukhodol Bay, in Russia, in the third quarter of this year. An initial phase, capable of handling 6 million tonnes...

New Nacala port to open in December
21 July 2014: Mozambique’s Transport minister has said that the new Nacala-a-Velha port and coal terminal, as well as the railway line linking it to the Moatize mining district, would be ready by December...

Overcoming limits in vertical conveying
21 July 2014: Space-saving, environmentally friendly and efficient: this is POCKETLIFT® from the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group. In terms of conveying height and capacity...

Pacific Basin - definitely quite Handy
21 July 2014: Turn the clock back a decade. Bulk carriers were getting bigger and demand from China where a string of hulking new ports were under construction was starting to change the dry bulk trades in a way that seemed certain to consign Handysize vessels to the history books...

Panama Canal expansion a lull before the storm?
21 July 2014: North American West Coast ports are keeping a wary eye on the long-awaited Panama Canal expansion which should be completed in 2015 despite financial woes and delays...

Pulp fiction? the facts on Brazil’s pulp market
21 July 2014: Will markets absorb the extra 6mt (million tonnes) of pulp to be added to output in Brazil in just three years, without causing prices to fall?...

Simplifying grain shipments in Brazil
21 July 2014: The start up of two new terminals built by the Bunge trading company on rivers in the Amazon, heralds a new era for the export of soya and maize from Brazil, as they will cut the cost of shipping grain by up to a third...

SINWA Group: first non-UK stockist and agent for GUARDIAN
21 July 2014: Following on from the recent announcement of its global expansion plans, Guardian Maritime Ltd, producers of GUARDIANTM anti-piracy barriers...

Star Bulk and Oceanbulk to merge
21 July 2014: In mid-June, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK +11.85% said that it will merge with Oceanbulk Shipping, owned by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. and the family of Star Bulk’s non-executive chairman Petros Pappas, creating the largest US-listed dry bulk company...

Suape sugar terminal to go ahead
21 July 2014: Brazil’s Administrative Council for the Defence of the Economy (CADE) has given the go-ahead for Odebrecht Transport to buy a 75% stake in Agrovia do Nordeste...

The Port of Yuzhny is the deepest in the Azov-Black Sea basin
21 July 2014: In June 2014 the navigable draught at the Port of Yuzhny (Odessa, Ukraine) increased to 18.5m thanks to the dredging that has been carried out in the operational water area and the approach channel by Mobius GmbH since February 2013.

The wizardry of Oz - bulk handling in Australia
21 July 2014: Each year more than 240 customers worldwide — including charterers, ship owners, terminals and banks and insurers — rely on RightShip’s Ship Vetting Information System (SVISTM) as part of their maritime risk management process...

Third Siwertell road mobile cement unloader order aids Libyan reconstruction
21 July 2014: The Turkish construction services company Mussa Insaat Dis Ticaret Ltd of Istanbul has ordered a further road-mobile Siwertell 10 000 S cement unloader from Cargotec...

TPP beating all traffic forecasts
21 July 2014: In 2013,Terminales Portuarias del Pacífico (TPP), which is based in the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, completed its first full year of operations, during which it handled 3.6mt (million tonnes) of iron ore...

Traffic at Ust-Luga continues to grow
21 July 2014: By 2017, the Russian Baltic port of Ust-Luga will be handling more than 100mt (metric tonnes). This will increase to 170mt by 2020...

Treading lightly on the environment transporting dry bulk cargo by barge and rail
21 July 2014: AEP River Operations, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a barge company offering services in the transportation of bulk commodities throughout the inland river system. This includes the movement of grain, project cargo, coal, steel, ores, liquids and other bulk products...

Vale exports to make use of Nueva Palmira
21 July 2014: The Uruguayan port of Nueva Palmira is no longer able to receive inbound cargo from Paraguay after Argentina closed the transshipment facility on the island of La Paloma, citing reasons of security and non-fulfilment of investment.

Varying steel output affects raw materials
21 July 2014: Changes in steel production, seen among the principal raw materials importing countries during the first half of this year, may set the pattern for 2014 as a whole...

Vizag to become Indian coal hub
21 July 2014: Visakhapatnam port in India is developing a role as a regional hub for imported coal. Vizag General Cargo Berth, which is a joint-venture between Vedanta (74%) and Leighton Welspun (26%) has built a coal terminal at a cost of $113 million...

I-Tech signs supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP)
10 July 2014: I-Tech has entered into a non-exclusive supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP) for use of I-Tech’s proprietary product, Selektope®, in commercial antifouling paints. Selektope® is to be used as the principle biocide in new products to be brought to the market by CMP.

I-Tech's Selektope authorised for EU approval by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
09 July 2014: I-Tech, the originator of Selektope®, a marine biocide used to improve ship hull performance and reduce maintenance, has been notified that Selektope has passed the EU evaluation criteria for marine biocides and therefore can be authiorised for approval in the EU.

Seacurus calls for enforcement of Port State Control regulations on MLC
19 June 2014: Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has called for proper enforcement of Port State Control regulations in the lead-up to adoption of amendments to the Maritime...

Formed in the USA: USA Engineering Expertise
17 June 2014: In today’s competitive environment, just having a standard design for a silo, transfer chute, feeder, or stockpile may not be good enough. In fact, implementing a design that does not carefully consider critical bulk...

Complementing the shiploader - quayside storage domes
13 June 2014: Shiploaders are a common sight along the jetties and piers of the world, writes Melanie Saxton of Geometrica. Yet these enormous machines would have no loads if it were not for the ancillary port infrastructure...

Lafarge belt bucket elevator upgrade: BEUMER modernization considerably increases service life
13 June 2014: Spectacular residential and office buildings, tunnels and other infrastructure facilities — nothing can be built without cement...

Shiploading success stories
13 June 2014: From 1999 to 2012 ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, BU Resource Technologies (TKRT, formerly TKF) successfully supplied more than 18 high-capacity shiploaders...

DOCKSOLID biomass hoppers for ABP as Buttimer launches equipment brand
12 June 2014: At the time of writing, Irish mechanical engineering company Buttimer was set to deliver two ship unloading hoppers to the Port of Hull for ABP (Associated British Ports). The delivery was set to take place in the middle of May...

Feeder assessment, design and supply from Jenike & Johanson
12 June 2014: Proper selection of a screw, belt, rotary valve (rotary air lock), or vibratory feeder should be integrated into the material handling system design early in the process...

Getting down and dirty - the intricacies of handling coal
12 June 2014: Viewed as a major investment for Coeclerici Group, Korchakol had the logistics in place to ensure easy transportation of raw materials to the port of Murmansk, where the company is well established...

IHI’s involvement in biomass handling projects
12 June 2014: IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd is a leading Japanese company involved in the production of material handling equipment & systems...

Liebherr LHM 550 for Terminal du Grand Ouest
12 June 2014: Located at the French Atlantic coast,Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO) has opted for its first Liebherr mobile harbour crane (LHM), type LHM 550...

SCHADE solution for Brazilian stockyard
12 June 2014: Five years after the delivery of a first bridge scraper for the cement plant at Sobradinho, SCHADE was able to carry out another contract by the Brazilian cement producer CIPLAN Cimento Planalto S/A: SCHADE delivers a circular column equipped spreader...

Townsville opts for Liebherr LHM 420
12 June 2014: Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 420, to operate on Berth 3 and 4 in the Port of Townsville...

BLL wins another FTS contract
11 June 2014: Bedeschi has received an order for the implementation of another Floating Transfer Station (FTS) for coal blending and loading in Indonesia (Logmarin devised the FTS to be equipped with Liebherr cranes), the engineering of which is under way and supplies are scheduled to commence later this year...

Cemex moves into Sagunto
11 June 2014: Cemex has begun cement exports from the Spanish port of Sagunto. The initial consignment consisted of 4,500 tonnes of white clinker bound for Greece. Previously, Cemex made use of the nearby port of Valencia, but has switched to Sagunto...

Damen Shipyards Bergum ready for market recovery
11 June 2014: The Damen shipbuilders in the Dutch province of Friesland will not just be sitting on their laurels after the delivery and christening of the two Damen Combi Freighters 3850 (the Noordvliet and Zuidvliet) and the Damen Combi Coaster 2500 Anita...

Dropping anchor in the Netherlands - getting the lowdown on the European bulk hotspot
11 June 2014: The Port of Amsterdam will see an expansion of bulk cargo traffic as new infrastructure projects come on stream and terminal investments prove their worth, according to Lex de Ridder, Manager Cluster Energy...

Drummond suspends operations
11 June 2014: The Colombian government forced mining company Drummond to suspend loading operations at its port on the Caribbean coast on grounds that it had failed...

Ferroeste resumes bran transport to Paranagua
11 June 2014: In Brazil, the Ferroeste railway company has resumed the transport of bran to the port of Paranaguá, following an absence of seven years...

InterManager welcomes new protection for seafarers
11 June 2014: InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has welcomed the adoption of new measures to protect seafarers against abandonment...

MoU signed to construct berth 4 at Cuxport in Cuxhaven, Germany
11 June 2014: In March this year, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, and Dr. Andreas Schmidt and Hans- Peter Zint, the managing directors of Cuxport, signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of berth 4 at...

Onboard management critical for vessel safety, says BSM
11 June 2014: Attitude change is key to boosting shipping’s professional image, says Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM)...

On-board self-unloading equipment, transshipment and floating cranes
11 June 2014: At the start of the century,Winning Shipping established operations in Hong Kong with the aim of providing maritime logistical services to the growing Chinese non-ferrous metal market...

Vale coal train attacked in Mozambique
11 June 2014: In Mozambique, the Brazilian company Vale was forced to temporarily suspend export consignments of coal to the port of Beira after one of its trains was attacked and the driver injured...

Watching paint dry? marine paints and coatings: more interesting than you might think
11 June 2014: The improvement in the shipping industry has come about on carriers postponing or cancelling new building contracts, idling ships and scrapping old, inefficient vessels and improved performances by economies in the West and Japan after being mauled by 2008 recession...

Americas Coal Trade June 2014
10 June 2014: The start of 2014 was a quiet one for coal shippers in the Americas as international coal markets took a while to warm up. With 1 January falling in the middle of the week there was little trade reported before the holiday...

Iron ore trade expanding briskly - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - June 2014
10 June 2014: Within many commodity trades, positive influences are supporting imports into a wide range of countries. Prospects for the remainder of 2014 and into next year seem broadly favourable, although some indications point to a possible slackening...

DeltaLangh brings a true closed loop scrubber to the market
04 June 2014: Deltamarin Ltd and Oy Langh Ship Ab have come together to offer a cost effective and reliable solution to the sulphur requirements with the scrubber that Langh Ship has developed...

Inlecom and DANOS introduce E-Maritime compatible collaboration platforms
04 June 2014: Inlecom and DANAOS are delighted to announce that their e-Maritime compatible collaboration platforms enabling interoperability in shipping software solutions are now available commercially as beta versions...

MOL Marine Consulting Acquires Certification of Maritime Education & Training from NK
04 June 2014: MOL announced that its group company MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. has acquired certification for its Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training program from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), effective May 30.

RINA tackles ocean noise pollution
02 June 2014: International classification society RINA has acted to tackle noise pollution of the seas by developing a voluntary notation which will apply to vessels for which efforts have been made to mitigate underwater noise...

Bagging for bulk
19 May 2014: Nectar Group provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for handling bulk commodities worldwide, and has pioneered mobile...

Breathe clean air: pneumatic bulk handling at work
19 May 2014: In the last decade, it has become more and more common for more companies to focus on three particular areas. This article details the drive and vision of Van Aalst Bulk Handling in terms of its plans for the future, and discusses those three interesting areas...

Bulk afloat the Lower Mississippi
19 May 2014: Associated Terminals is widely known throughout the maritime community for its midstream cargo handling activities on the Lower Mississippi River, with its modern fleet of eight high-speed floating cranes and the eleven midstream berths at which the company operates...

Cement: how to store and handle it efficiently
19 May 2014: This article describes Geometrica’s contribution to the collaboration between Carthage Cement, FLSmidth (FLS) and EKON to produce the largest and most technically advanced cement plant in Tunisia, writes Melanie Saxton of Geometrica...

Mondi launches the Touch Bag with embossed logo
19 May 2014: Under the slogan ‘Take your brand in your hand’, Mondi has launched the Touch Bag — an industrial paper bag with an embossed element such as a logo or another visual...

Siwertell screw conveyors
19 May 2014: Meeting the world’s growing power demands requires efficient, bulk transfer installations and, while all systems can be expected to work well in the early stages, few can deliver decades of reliable service with minimal input in the way that Siwertell systems do...

Biomass: the next big thing? adapting existing handling systems — and developing new ones
16 May 2014: After successfully subcontracting to the Shepherd Group for the materials handling contract for Drax Power Station on 3 concurrent projects at Drax Selby site for its main ECO-Store...

ContiTech conveyer belts serving the bulk industry every day
16 May 2014: ContiTech conveyor belts meet conveying needs around the world. The company is a renowned development partner, manufacturer and system supplier of steel cord and textile conveyor belts

Scandinavian engineering expertise
16 May 2014: Cimbria is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality processing technology primarily within grain and seeds, but also within other industries such as foodstuff, biomass treatment, animal feed, and systems for a large variety of industrial products...

Turnkey projects: bulk handling from A–Z
16 May 2014: Lack of sufficient overland and port materials handling facilities can often be the bottleneck in the economic growth of developing nations, which are generally plagued by...

Adani group bids for Cochin coal terminal
15 May 2014: India’s Ministry of Shipping has approved a tender submitted by the Adani Group to establish both an eco-friendly and fully automated coal terminal at the port of Cochin...

Ag Growth International announces new Catalog app
15 May 2014: In autumn 2013, the AGI website was streamlined and given a fresh look, while introducing the addition of the entire collection of AGI brand products...

Ballast Water Management convention: implementation problems remain
15 May 2014: The global shipping industry – represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko,World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA – has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated...

Brazilian sugar - reluctance to invest hampering trade
15 May 2014: Brazil’s sugar and alcohol industry is suffering as a result of low prices, and investments have dried up. But the world cannot survive without more sugar from Brazil, so the situation is expected to improve soon...

Conveyors for low-cost transport
15 May 2014: The BEUMER Group will be presenting its sustainable and energy-saving system solutions at POWER-GEN 2014 (June 3 to 5,Cologne)...

First ‘saltie’ of 2014 expected at Duluth–Superior
15 May 2014: On 7 May this year, after hitting milestones for the longest stretch of freezing temps, fastest/thickest ice cover, and third snowiest winter (so far), the Port of Duluth-Superior was preparing to finally...

Global cement trades
15 May 2014: The overriding considerations for a merger of two giant-sized corporate entities are to cut costs, improve operational efficiencies by creating a common pool of best practices drawn from the merging groups and increase the market share of merged body than that of the separate two constituents...

Heyl & Patterson signs licence agreement with South African company
15 May 2014: In early April, Heyl & Patterson Inc., renowned supplier of bulk material handling systems and thermal processing equipment, announced the signing of an exclusive licence...

Market recovery continues across Japan for WSS
15 May 2014: Speaking ahead of Sea Japan in early April,WSS general manager for Japan Yoshihiro Iizuka says that although the Japanese market is moving towards growth for 2014, the recovery will be stronger in the second half, with an increase in newbuilds expected towards the end of the year.

Marseilles Fos Q1 bulk, box, and cruise growth eases oil trend
15 May 2014: Traffic to the end of March at major French port Marseilles Fos saw major rises in dry bulk, container and cruise passenger volumes, but total cargo throughput fell 6% to 18.8mt (million tonnes)...

North P&I ‘A’ rating and stable outlook confirmed by S&P
15 May 2014: Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has reaffirmed North P&I club’s ‘A’ credit rating and stable outlook for a tenth consecutive year following its recent merger...

Norwegian business in the Port of Gdansk
15 May 2014: The Port of Gdansk’s growth rate and sales have piqued the interest of Norwegian businesspeople. On 4 April 2014, a large delegation from Rogaland Logistics Association, an association...

Scandinavia – upward trend visible in Danish and Norwegian ports
15 May 2014: Ports and terminals in both Denmark and Norway mostly had a good 2013, while many are expanding in anticipation of further growth...

Seagull brings competence management system to the bulker industry
15 May 2014: Seagull has released the Bulker Industry Training Standard (BITS), a predefined competence management system for the dry bulk industry.

Sixty MacGregor cranes ordered for Chinese-built bulkers
15 May 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a run of orders for bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards...

TMGA to move into Coruña's outer harbour
15 May 2014: Terminales Maritimos de Galicia (TMGA) has filed a request to build a new dry bulk warehouse at Punta Langosteira, in the outer harbour of the Port of La Coruña in Spain...

Who will provide capacity at Richards Bay?
15 May 2014: Both Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and newcomer RBT Grindrod wish to install additional coal export capacity at the port of Richards Bay. Both also seek to work with Transnet as main partner. However,Transnet is also exploring the possibility of building its own terminal in the port...

WSS strengthens Singapore management team to manage growing AsiaPac business
15 May 2014: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has strengthened its Singapore-based management team to reflect increased levels of business and a focus on expanding service provision across the Asia-Pacific region.

Changing the world? Micro irrigation systems set to revolutionize drought-stricken regions
12 May 2014: From Lester R. Brown, president of Washington-based Earth Policy Institute, centre and founder of Worldwatch Institute to India’s Bhavarlal Jain, whose life is dedicated to changing the way millions of small farmers across the world grow food and non- food crops...

Coal trade provides support - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK May 2014
12 May 2014: Numerous signs point to rising imports of commodities into many countries over the period ahead. As a result, the solid upwards trend in global seaborne dry bulk trade seems set to remain intact.

South America’s soya exports strengthen
12 May 2014: Exports of soya and grain from South America in 2014 could be almost as high as last year’s record 140mt (million tonnes) total...

£100m to strengthen UK supply chains – Can this help close the productivity gap?
16 April 2014: The UK government is to invest £100 million to help UK companies strengthen their domestic supply chains, business secretary Vince Cable has announced.

Atchison Topeka transfers powdered foods from bulk bags to tanker trucks dust free
16 April 2014: Atchison Topeka improved the efficiency of its UK operations by consolidating multiple food distribution centres into a single facility that transfers powdered food ingredients from bulk bags into bulk tanker trucks.

ContiTech Extends its Manual for Conveyor Belt Design
16 April 2014: Extensively revised: An updated version of the "Conveyor Belts – System Design Calculations" manual from ContiTech is now available. It has been extended to include additional products like tube conveyor belts.

Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Venezuela
16 April 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz, to satisfy strong customer demand...

Mineral exports from Central & Southern Africa: SAMSON Materials Handling offers new mobile shiploading system
16 April 2014:

RHB Stevedoring boosts capacity with world’s most powerful mobile harbour crane
16 April 2014: RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing has purchased the world’s most powerful mobile harbour crane. This crane, purchased in 2008, has a lifting capacity of 208 tonnes, and is designed for safe and fast handling of industrial break bulk, project cargo, heavy lifts and general cargo...

US Steel plant resumes limited operations
16 April 2014: US Steel says its largest mill is on limited production, after a shortage of vital iron ore due to the ice covering Lake Superior had temporarily shut down its furnaces...

Verachtert Netherlands 'new kid in town' comes good
16 April 2014: Netherlands-based company Verachtert has become a market leader for work tools, for all types of excavators and wheel loaders. It also offers a wide variety of grabs...

Buckets of steel Buckets of steel: bulk handling grabs bulk handling grabs
15 April 2014: Credeblug has been strongly involved in the dry cargo business, and underwater handling solutions, since 1965. Many of its products have been working successfully in 52 countries where Blug grabs have become a quality product reference...

ContiTech supporting mine development with intelligent conveyor belt solutions
15 April 2014: A large-scale project is now under way, and the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group is delivering conveyor belts and belt monitoring systems for the development and expansion of the Chilean copper mine in El Teniente...

Reliable materials handling: SENNEBOGEN 835 R in demanding port implementation
15 April 2014: Situated on the Turkish Aegean coast, the Izmir region is home to Turkey's second- largest harbour. Here the company,Yüksan & Prolojistik Ltd...

South Port orders Liebherr mobile harbour crane
15 April 2014: South Port NZ Ltd (South Port), located at Bluff in New Zealand’s South Island, has just completed the order for a new LHM 550 mobile harbour crane...

Stockyard equipment keeping bulk on track
15 April 2014: As a supplier of materials handling equipment, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has developed a complete range of products for the bulk handling process, including: stockyards; bulk terminals; fertilizer, steel and cement plants; and mines...

Capesize & Panamax bulkers - performing a vital role
14 April 2014: Extensive and growing employment opportunities, for Capesize and Panamax bulk carriers, are reflected in the huge investment interest shown by shipowners...

Ilhéus invests to reduce congestion
14 April 2014: The construction of Porto Sul, in Ilhéus, Brazil, has been authorized by the National Waterways Authority (Antaq). The project, which will require investment of $1.35 billion, forms part of a national plan aimed at reducing congestion in the ports of the south and south east...

Legal intervention stops conversion of coal berth to box terminal at Chennai
14 April 2014: A writ petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Power Producers Association at the Madras High Court has successfully obtained an interim stay,

Privatization in Poland’s largest seaport
14 April 2014: Port of Gdansk Authority SA, one of the most rapidly developing ports in the Baltic Sea, has begun the privatization of Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics SA ...

Proposed West Coast coal projects battle bureaucracy
14 April 2014: Columbia are being forced to do precedent-setting studies well beyond normal environmental impact assessments. In fact, one former World Trade Organization official, Judge James Bacchus, claims that Ambre Energy’s Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview WA project is being forced to violate international treaties..

Queue to load sugar reportedly decreasing in Brazilian ports
14 April 2014: At the end of last year, the number of vessels seeking a berth at Brazilian ports had been cut from 36 to 32. Up to 1.11 million tonnes of sugar was awaiting loading...

South Africa - regional report 2014
14 April 2014: Bulk export cargo flows from South Africa showed moderate growth of 2.8% in 2013 following a number of years of above- average growth...

Taking a closer look at the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway System
14 April 2014: The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River have been major North American trade arteries since long before the US or Canada achieved nationhood...

Tender issued to build new inland ports in Brazil
14 April 2014: A tender was issued on 29 January this year to prepare projects and studies for the general cargo ports of Ártemis, Araçatuba, Rubinéia and Salto to be built on the Tietê-Paraná inland waterway...

United approach to transshipment
14 April 2014: SWIRE CTM BULK LOGISTICS is a company 50% jointly owned by the China Navigation Company Limited, part of the Swire Group (a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group with over 130 years of experience in shipping) and 50% by DLBC Logistics part of DryLog Group...

Vizag fertilizer terminal delayed
14 April 2014: Problems with land transfer are delaying the implementation of Vizag Agriport Ltd's new mechanised fertilizer berth at the Indian port of Visakhapatnam...

Asia coal trade 2014
11 April 2014: The first quarter of 2014 has shown some resemblances to that of last year in the Asian coal markets, with a rather unspectacular few weeks being seen so far...

Asian agribulk Bumper harvest feeds Indian optimism
11 April 2014: Thanks to a highly encouraging monsoon leading to a bumper food grains harvest, India finally got relief from a searing inflation in prices of food items...

Fednav pioneers the use of drones in Polar shipping
11 April 2014: Fednav recently became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage...

Grain and soya provide a boost - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK APRIL 2014
11 April 2014: Import demand for commodities looks set to benefit from a number of positive influences in the twelve months ahead. Consequently global seaborne dry bulk trade can be expected to show a sizeable increase...

Heavy-Duty Vibrators For Continuous Duty
27 March 2014: Bulk material handlers in a wide array of industries are improving process flow and efficiency with a lineup of heavy-duty vibrators so durable that they are rated for continuous duty even at maximum force settings...

Ardelt delivers new dedicated crane for bulk handling in Chile
20 March 2014: German crane manufacturer, Kirow Ardelt GmbH has supplied its second crane to Chile. In December of last year, the stationary Tukan 750 double jib level luffing crane was handed over to the Port of Panul in San Antonio...

Moore Stephens says Budget 2014 continues stable tax regime for UK shipping
20 March 2014: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens say the UK government’s Budget 2014, issued on 19 March 2014, is good news for UK shipping as it ensures the continuation of a stable UK tax regime for shipping, as has been the case for the past few years...

PRISE optimises sequencing and arrival of mega-ships on the river Elbe and at the Port of Hamburg
20 March 2014: PRISE, the Port River Information System Elbe, will soon be officially launched following a one-year trial. The new IT platform will bring together all information on ship arrivals and departures from all of the parties involved in the handling process...

An encouraging dry bulk trade outlook – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - MARCH 2014
18 March 2014: A fairly promising outlook for world seaborne dry bulk trade growth during 2014 is unfolding. In many countries commodity imports seem set to increase, probably by quite large amounts...

Angamos strike results in lost income
18 March 2014: Chile’s national copper producer, Codelco, has announced that the strike that ended at the end of January in the northern port of Angamos resulted in revenue from exports dropping by $130 million by the end of December...

Antofagasta to quadruple copper concentrate exports
18 March 2014: The Chilean port of Antofagasta is planning to quadruple its existing 780,000 tonnes of copper concentrate exports. Current projection suggest that, by 2024, exports of this mineral will have reached 3.4mt (million tonnes)...

Ausenco: Australian success story - streamlining the coal handling process
18 March 2014: Ausenco began in Brisbane, Australia, in 1991, with a small team of talented engineers offering innovative solutions to the mining industry...

Baltic ports in 2013 - record year for Polish dry bulk, while Estonian ports struggle
18 March 2014: Poland’s Port of Gdynia saw dry bulk traffic rise by 16% last year, from 5.127mt (million tonnes) in 2012 to 5.943mt. Coal and coke remained the most important commodities, amounting to a combined 2.640mt, compared to 2.050mt in 2012...

Bulker safety 2014
18 March 2014: Indonesia’s ban on mineral ore exports is all that stands in the way of further bulk carrier casualties and loss of life due to the carriage of nickel ore mined in the archipelago and destined for China’s steel mills...

Campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines
18 March 2014: Shipowners, salvors and insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide...

China’s bulk imports slowdown ahead?
18 March 2014: After another period of vigorous growth in China’s dry bulk commodity imports, the upwards trend looks set to continue in 2014...

Copenhagen Malmö: substantial investment
18 March 2014: The newly appointed Danish Transport Minister Magnus Heunicke is taking over in an exciting period, where massive investments will give the Danish infrastructure a badly needed boost...

Eco-friendly scrubber from Langh Ship
18 March 2014: The tightened environmental regulations in the sulphur emission control area (SECA) are strongly affecting the maritime industry...

Energy efficiency – taking the concept further
18 March 2014: SENNEBOGEN officially introduced the 875 E-Series at bauma 2013 as a world first. A materials handling machine of this type has been providing reliable service unloading ships for the logistics service provider, Kocaman Denizcilik, at Aksa Port in Turkey...

Essar to build three iron ore berths at Vizag
18 March 2014: Essar Vizag Terminals Ltd has been awarded a 30-year concession by Visakhapatnam Port Trust to develop and operate three iron ore berths...

Getting carried away? bulk conveyors make their mark
18 March 2014: Global bulk handling company RBL-REI is closely involved in the port, mining and cement industries, as well as others...

Getting down to business - Muhr loading systems prove the benefits of ‘individualization’
18 March 2014: Over the past few years, the trend of individualization has become ever more significant. In the field of consumer goods, individualization is predominantly used to denote the personal characteristics of the user. This is very different to the field of technology, where individualization...

Global steel market China fuels increase in steel production
18 March 2014: Chandra Shekhar Verma, chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited, India’s largest producer of the ferrous metal, will tell any inquirer to navigate through the World Steel Association data for 2013 to get an insight into the regions which will stay in the forefront of global steel production and consumption growth.

Latest from CommTrac
18 March 2014: The Bristol Port Company has chosen CommTrac to manage its Avonmouth operation. With its Portbury site already successfully using CommTrac...

Liebherr maritime cranes boost scrap handling capacity in Amsterdam
18 March 2014: Established in 1972, Maja Stuwadoors Group B.V. (Maja) is well-known for valuable expertise in loading and unloading of bulk goods, operating a fleet of seven floating cranes in various ports.

Metso wins three prestigious awards
18 March 2014: Metso’s mobile crushing plant, biomass moisture analyser and scrap shear and shredder concept have received prestigious iF design 2014 awards...

Mobile unloader for Yeysk in Russia
18 March 2014: Cargotec is to deliver a Siwertell 5000S mobile unloader to the Russian Black Sea port of Yeysk, where it will be used to handle cement...

New fertilizer terminal for Riga
18 March 2014: Russia’s URALCHEM Group and Riga Commercial Port LLC (RTO) have finalized their joint venture agreement to build Riga Fertilizer Terminal.

Project cargo big challenges call for big solutions
18 March 2014: Positivity abounds for those with a stake in the global project cargo business. With energy projects continuing to be pursued globally and all manner of other mining and raw material sourcing projects underway...

Puerto Mejillones reports excellent business in 2013
18 March 2014: Puerto Mejillones in Chile marked 2013 with the achievement of several milestones. In terms of cargo transfers, the port achieved remarkable results...

Sandheads commences coal handling
18 March 2014: Sandheads, located at the mouth of the Hooghly River in northeastern India, is handling imported coal, which is then being barged along National Waterway Number One to an electricity generating station at Farakka.

Sical seeks permission to use iron ore terminal to handle coal
18 March 2014: Sical Logistics wants to handle thermal coal at its moribund iron ore terminal at the Indian port of Ennore, which has been idle for two years following an export ban on iron ore...

Silo-cleaning service relieves pressure at ready-mix plant
18 March 2014: Stark Excavating is one of the Midwest’s busiest construction firms, with revenues of $100+ million annually and a fleet of over 200 pieces of equipment valued at more than $30 million...

Tubarão to automate operations
18 March 2014: The Brazilian port of Tubarão is to become more automated in the near future, with new machinery for handling iron ore and iron ore pellets to be installed...

UK bulk regional report 2014
18 March 2014: Cleveland Cascades Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke loading chutes for the handling of dry bulk materials...

Vostochny obtains Mitsui shiploader for coal handling
18 March 2014: A Mitsui shiploader has been put into operation at the coal terminal in the Russian port of Vostochny. It commenced operations on 1 November 2013 at berth 49, which accommodates Capesize vessels...

What’s new in grain handling
18 March 2014: The E-Crane is ideal for bulk handling applications that require heavy-duty production cycles. Recently, the E-Crane has proven to be a top solution for grain handling operations all around the world, particularly in South America. In 2013 and 2014, many companies chose the E-Crane as the solution to their grain handling needs.

World grain trade
18 March 2014: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) most recent assessment confirmed that global economic activity strengthened last year with further improvements likely, largely due to the recovery in the advanced economies...

MacGregor receives an order for K50 cranes from Indonesia
13 March 2014: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for two 50-tonne SWL versions of its heavy-duty grab cranes. The K5036-4HD MacGregor cranes are destined for a 68m floating crane barge, which is being built by Batam-based PT. Karya Tekhnik Utama (KTU), in Indonesia...

Cavotec wins orders worth a total of EUR 28 million for MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems
04 March 2014: Cavotec has won three orders worth a total of more than EUR 28 million for MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems at applications in Australia, Canada and Denmark...

ISS–Tositti expands presence in East Adriatic through strategic partnership with Navigo Logistika
04 March 2014: ISS-Tositti, the joint venture formed at the beginning of 2005 between the world’s largest independent marine services organisation, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), and Venice-based Tositti & C., is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with the Koper-based port agency...

Severe disruption anticipated at Port Metro Vancouver following trucker industrial action announcement
27 February 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) warns that this week’s industrial action by truck drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver is expected to severely impact Canada's largest and most diverse port...

An all-rounder for material handling: SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series at work
26 February 2014: The current SENNEBOGEN 821 E-Series convinces in all recycling and sorting tasks. As an all-rounder the machine covers a broad implementation...

Aqaba opens phosphate terminal
26 February 2014: The King of Jordan has officially inaugurated the new phosphate terminal at the port of Aqaba, which is owned by the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC)...

Arica reports major growth in Bolivian traffic
26 February 2014: At the Chilean port of Arica, operator Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) forecasts handling at least 3mt (million tonnes) of Bolivian cargo in 2013...

Cargill warns of negative impact of Brazilian port reform
26 February 2014: Cargill, which is the second-largest handler of soya beans in Brazil, believes that the new port concession model adopted by the government will discourage the export of soya bean meal and soya bean oil...

Caserones look to ports outside the Atacama
26 February 2014: The suspension of work in August 2012 of a new Chilean port at Castilla, being developed by Brazilian and German interests to serve a projected nearby power plant...

CCX Colombia gets green light for new port
26 February 2014: The Brazilian company CCX Coal, via its subsidiary CCX Colombia, has been given the go-ahead by the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI)...

Coal Terminal Developments
26 February 2014: OVET B.V. offers a wide range of stevedoring services in the Netherlands. It can handle commodities including: coal, coke, pet coke, ores, minerals and scrap...

Corinto to build dry bulk terminal
26 February 2014: Nicaragua's main port, Corinto, has announced that it is to build a new dry bulk terminal with a capacity of 65,000 tonnes. The port already has a multipurpose terminal, a container terminal, a liquid bulk terminal and dedicated to banana traffic...

Duqm to build fertilizer and bitumen terminals
26 February 2014: In Muscat, construction will begin either in the last quarter of this year or in the first quarter of 2014 of new cement and bitumen import terminals at the port of Duqm...

Ethiopian steel clogs up Djibouti port
26 February 2014: Coal Terminal DevelopmentsOfficials of the Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise have complained that Ethiopian importers of steel have not been collecting their consignments from the Port of Djibouti...

Floating cranes & transshipment easing the logistics bottleneck
26 February 2014: Low bulk freight rates and less than compelling commodity prices are not ideal conditions for those supplying materials handling equipment, writes Michael King...

From pit to port - materials handling with ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies
26 February 2014: ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies (TKRT), a division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd, delivers end-to-end equipment solutions for bulk materials handling...

Golfetto Sangati to supply Romanian terminal
26 February 2014: Canopus, a JV company of Cargill (USA) and TTS (Romania) has awarded Golfetto Sangati (Pavan Group) a contract to design, manufacture, deliver and start up a new shiploading terminal in the Port of Constanta in Romania...

Huelva aims to boost traffic by 9%
26 February 2014: The Board of Directors of the southern Spanish Port of Huelva has approved the 2012–2017 Strategic Port Plan, which aims to shape policy up to 2022...

India - a tale of two trades
26 February 2014: India’s importance to the dry bulk shipping trades has been changing, and doing so with almost indecent haste. Ten years ago, rapidly accelerating iron ore exports driven by China’s steel industry and myriad small mining concerns eager to make a quick buck on...

Keeping coal on the move - coal handling systems and technologies
26 February 2014: FLSmidth, major supplier of equipment and services to the global cement and minerals industries, employs over 15,000 staff in more than 40 countries...

Kingfisher wins major contract
26 February 2014: Inefficiency relates to the handling of abrasive and non-flowing bulk material which causes premature wear to expensive capital plant and equipment...

Merger allows Sumitomo to broaden CSU offering
26 February 2014: As of 1 April 2013 Sumitomo merged with the Logistics & Parking System division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (the parent company) to become Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd (abbreviated SHI-MH)...

New Brazilian highways gives relief to southern bulk ports
26 February 2014: The new BR-63 highway in Brazil will connect the soya production areas of the state of Mato Grosso with two Northern Brazilian ports...

New dry bulk berth at New Mangalore
26 February 2014: In India, New Mangalore Port Trust has placed a contract to build new berth 18, which will handle both dry bulk traffic and containers...

Paraná cuts waiting time for fertilizer vessels
26 February 2014: According to ports superintendent, Luiz Dividino, adjustments to logistics, productivity improvements and capacity expansion have all allowed waiting times to...

Producers annoyed at switch in location of proposed Indian port
26 February 2014: Farmers, as well as tobacco and granite exporters, have urged the government of India to establish a major new port at Ramaiahpatnam rather than move it to Dugarajapatnam, since the original location will be closer to production centres...

Putting a lid on dust control issues
26 February 2014: Dust is everywhere. It is not always visible, but often creates problems. Ever-more-stringent environmental legislation regarding dust control is creating difficulties for many companies...

Rio Tinto achieves new loading record at Beira port
26 February 2014: Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique has revealed that it achieved a new monthly loading record at the port of Beira in October of last year, when 95,000 tons were transported to its export facility via the Sena railway...

Self-unloading vessels offering flexibility and autonomy
26 February 2014: Self-unloading cement carriers enable independent operation because they need no shore-based ship-unloading equipment and the enclosed material handling system ensures weather- independent, flexible, efficient and clean transportation of cement...

Terrorist target Somalia charcoal exports
26 February 2014: The Somalian terrorist organization Al-Shebab has banned the export of charcoal through the Port of Kismayo, despite the fact that it is no longer in control of facilities there...

Vale outsources management of Valemax vessels
26 February 2014: Brazilian coal and iron ore giant,Vale, has reached a $500 million agreement with the Chinese Shandong Shipping company...

ABS publishes advisory for navigating Northern Sea Route
25 February 2014: In late January, ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, released its Navigating the Northern Sea Route Advisory to support shipowners and operators...

Dry bulk cargo specialist brought in by ISS
25 February 2014: Major maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has announced a key hire in its Cargo Solutions division. Vincent Mazzone...

Fednav again recognized as one of the top employers in Montreal
25 February 2014: Fednav Limited, the largest international dry bulk shipping group in Canada, has joined the ranks of the best employers in Montreal in 2014, for the third consecutive year...

London Club stresses need to observe passage planning and weather info
25 February 2014: The London P&I Club says it has seen a rise over the past twelve months in the number of deficiencies relating to Temporary and Preliminary (T&P) notices to mariners...

Oversupply continues to depress prices of sugar
25 February 2014: For how long will global sugar prices remain at the current level causing distress to producers from Brazil to India to Thailand and traders long on physical inventories? Chronic oversupply for four years in a row, including the season that began...

Some positive coal trade signs - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2014
25 February 2014: Among the many commodities contributing to global seaborne dry bulk trade, positive signs for 2014 are prominent. Some of these are difficult to quantify precisely, although this problem is not unusual. Several negative indicators are visible as well...

The role of the ship agent
25 February 2014: The Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) was established in January of 1934 to advance and foster ideals and standards of personal and professional conduct and practices, to inculcate just and equitable principles among those engaged in the trade, to define customs of the business...

World coal trade 2013
25 February 2014: At the beginning of 2013, thermal coal spot markets had remained rather calm over the holiday period, with little movement seen in the prices around the major markets.

Digging deep getting to the bottom of the CSU market
03 February 2014: UK company TAD Enterprises Ltd has signed a contract with Cargotec for the delivery of a Siwertell 5 000 S mobile unloader for cement-handling operations in the Black Sea port ofYeysk, south of Rostov, in Russia. Delivery is planned for February 2014 from Cargotec's...

E-Crane - a proven solution for bulk handling
03 February 2014: The E-Crane is specifically designed for barge and ship unloading, and is a proven and trusted solution in the bulk handling industry...

Playing with fire? a guide to fire-retardant conveyor belts
03 February 2014: If a conveyor belt does not perform according to the manufacturer’s claims by wearing prematurely, ripping too easily or disintegrating due to excessive heat or because of oil penetration, the risk to life and limb is relatively small...

RDS and Loup Electronics launch LOADEX 100 at CONEXPO 2014
03 February 2014: The next generation of onboard scales will be on show at the Loup Electronics booth at Conexpo 2014, offering the widest choice for all types of loaders and excavators...

Silo cleaning solutions without confined entry space
03 February 2014: Bulk material handlers now have a proven solution for blocked vessels and plugged discharge chutes, one that will remove build-ups...

US cement producer takes control of fugitive material
03 February 2014: A global producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and related products has completed a significant upgrade to its bulk material handling conveyors...

US Gulf bulk handling activities
03 February 2014: Many facilities have chosen reclaim feeders and conveyor equipment from Joy Global for their materials handling. Joy reclaim feeders are not new to the materials handling industry...

Vorsprung durch Technik German regional report
03 February 2014: With the strategically advantageous location of Brunsbüttel at the lower Elbe and at the Kiel-Canal the group of ports at Brunsbüttel — Elbehafen, Oilport and Port of Ostermoor...

Breakthrough Siwertell order for Black Sea grain terminal
31 January 2014: Three new Siwertell loaders will provide high capacity grain loading at the major Ukrainian port of Illichevsk with minimal environmental impact and exemplary levels of efficiency and safety...

Liebherr Group equals previous year’s turnover in 2013 despite weak economy
31 January 2014: The overall economic situation did not improve in 2013. According to current forecasts, the global economy will grow by just under 3% and global production probably by 3.1%...

New Bobcat loader for cement ships at Scotline
31 January 2014: Scotline Ltd has purchased a new Bobcat S130 skid-steer loader from Bobcat of London, the authorized Bobcat dealer for London and the South East, for shiptrimming work at a new cement installation at Scotline’s Rochester Transit Terminal on the River Medway in Kent in the UK.

New building range from Rubb has lift off
31 January 2014: Rubb Buildings Ltd was tasked with designing, manufacturing and erecting two crane liftable buildings to cover offshore pile clusters.

Ready for the future today: NKM Noell floating cranes
31 January 2014: Floating cranes are playing an increasingly important role in ship-to- ship and ship-to-shore bulk loading, unloading and transshipment...

Port of Pori: ‘cluster thinking’ in action
29 January 2014: The Port of Pori on the west coast of Finland is a true general port. All kinds of cargo is loaded and unloaded in the Mäntyluoto and Tahkoluoto harbours of the Port of Pori...

Beira sorting out congestion problems
28 January 2014: Carlos Mesquita, managing director of Cornelder, which manages the Mozambican port of Beira, was expecting to have resolved the issue of congestion at the port by the end of 2013...

Bulk carrier outlook
28 January 2014: The bulk carrier shipping sector saw a marked improvement in 2013 as most indicators of health — second hand vessel values, the Baltic Dry Index, time charter earnings and newbuilding prices...

ClassNK newly registers more than 20 million gross tonnes in 2013
28 January 2014: Major classification society ClassNK has announced its official registration figures for 2013, revealing that new registrations of existing and newly built vessels totalled more than 20 million gross tonnes.

ClassNK receives authorization from Finnish flag
28 January 2014: Classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has earned authorization from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to carry out surveys for Finnish flagged vessels...

Dry bulk trade’s sturdy pace
28 January 2014: During the past twelve months elements of the background for seaborne trade remained weak. Global economic activity slowed further in 2013 as a whole despite some...

First ship of 2014 calls at Port of Sept-Îles
28 January 2014: Arriving from Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, at 3:22 a.m. on 1 January 2014, the Panama-registered ship Huang Shan was the first vessel of the year into the Port of Sept-Îles...

HAROPA: recognized as expert in European port information systems
28 January 2014: HAROPA-Port du Havre has again been saluted by European main ports for its expertise in the field of port information systems.

Herbert-ABS opens Singapore office
28 January 2014: Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a renowned name in marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software, has opened an office in Singapore to reinforce service and support for Asia-based shipowners, operators and shipyards...

ICS identifies lessons from Somali piracy
28 January 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013...

ICS publishes latest flag state performance table
28 January 2014: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’ which can be downloaded from its ICS website...

Inchcape Shipping Services strengthens presence in the Niger Delta
28 January 2014: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), major maritime services provider, has strengthened its presence in the Niger Delta with the opening of an office on Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria...

Karnataka to build new port
28 January 2014: The government of the Indian state of Karnataka is to build a new port at Honnavar at a cost of $97 million, although the project itself will be taken forward as a public-private partnership...

McKeil Marine awarded for environmental leadership
28 January 2014: The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has announced that Hamilton-based McKeil Marine Limited is the recipient of the 2013 HPA Environmental Excellence Award, recognizing the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship...

Overview of the Netherlands
28 January 2014: Amsterdam is amongst Europe’s largest and most important dry bulk ports. Major international companies, including agri multinational Cargill, steel giant Tata and coal transshipment companies Rietlanden Terminals and Amsterdam Bulk Terminal (OBA) are proud to call Amsterdam their home. ..

Promising grain and soya outlook - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2014
28 January 2014: Some uncertainty is evident about positive impulses likely to be derived from domestic economic activity in countries such as European Union members, Japan and China, over the next twelve months.

RBCT forecasts 70mt traffic in 2013
28 January 2014: Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is forecasting that it will have handled 70mt (million tonnes) by the end of 2013, although this is dependent on exporters upping their sales in the last quarter...

Ust-Luga to have fertilizer plant
28 January 2014: Russia’s ICT group, which is owned by billionaire Alexander Nesis, is to invest $1.6 billion by 2017 in the construction of a fertilizer plant in the Ust-Luga industrial zone...

Videotel simplifies management of crew records
28 January 2014: Videotel Marine International, the highly respected, multiple award-winning maritime training solutions provider, has released an Application Programming Interface (API) service in order for its clients to be able to manage their crew training records housed within webFTA...

Vizag joint venture seeks to terminate agreement due to dredging failures
28 January 2014: Vizag General Cargo Berth (VGCB) Private Limited, a 74:26 joint venture between Sterlite Industries, a company belonging to the UK based Vedanta Group and Leighton Welspun Contractors has served notice to...

CFRIP: Open the chainflex jacket quickly with the "zipper"
23 January 2014: The CFRIP speed tool from igus strips chainflex control and motor cables twice as fast.

New igubal replaceable calotte starts where metal ball bearings are limited
23 January 2014: Plastic calotte made of iglidur material replaces metallic rolling bearings in pedestal and flange bearings...

Conqueror Freight Network, freight forwarders in each major sea/airport
17 January 2014: Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.

Wanted: innovative applications with energy chain systems
15 January 2014: The entry phase for the vector competition 2014 is open. Companies can register for the vector award until 15 February 2014. This recognises applications that use energy supply systems.

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