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Customizable dust suppression for specialized applications
15 December 2016: An industry leader in open area dust and odor control has introduced a technology that allows the delivery of atomized mist solutions in customizable shapes and sizes, giving manufacturers and bulk handlers virtually unlimited options in dust and odor suppression...

E-Crane Makes Galloo Ghent the Fastest Scrap Terminal in the World
02 December 2016: For Harsco Metals’ scrap management project at Arcelor’s new stainless steel mill, two 1000 Series E-Cranes have been working simultaneously at the Ugine & ALZ Carinox site since 2005.

New cargo flows sought for uk bulk terminals amid falling imports
17 November 2016: Some of the UK’s 80 to 90 bulk terminals face uncertain futures as imports of key dry bulk commodities dry up following the recent closures of a number of coal-fired power stations and a reduction in steel producing capacity, combined with the most recent hike in the UK’s Carbon Floor Price...

Heila Cranes Nederland and Van Aalst Bulk Handling sign exclusive distribution contrac
11 November 2016: Heila Cranes and Van Aalst Bulk Handling — producer of pneumatic ship unloaders — have reached an exclusive co-operation agreement for the cement handling product group...

Safeguarding the environment with BEUMER Group’s pipe conveyor
11 November 2016: Transportadora Callao S.A., the logistics operator of a special cargo terminal in the port of Callao/Peru, relies on a BEUMER Group pipe conveyor for the transportation of zinc, copper and lead concentrates of different mining companies from the warehouse to the terminal...

Terex implements new corporate strategies
11 November 2016: Terex Materials Processing continues to implement a series of strategic moves and investments to better position its purpose- built Fuchs material handler business for global expansion and sales growth. Recently, the business was rebranded ‘Fuchs – A Terex Brand’ in key markets for consistent...

Adverse influences affecting coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK NOVEMBER 2016
10 November 2016: Signs of reduced commodity import volumes are clearly visible among dry bulk importing countries. But there are also signs of strengthening activity elsewhere, some of which have been unexpectedly vigorous this year...

AUMUND conveyor for 750°C hot DRI sold to Algeria
10 November 2016: The market share of the Metallurgy Division of AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH is growing. A new specialized conveyor for HDRI (hot direct reduced iron), a 116m-long BZB-H-I 900/400 designed for a capacity of 323tph (tonnes per hour) hot DRI at 750 °C, has just been supplied to Tosyali’s new steel plant in Algeria...

AUUND and SWEIDAN open spare parts warehouse in Saudi
10 November 2016: As part of their valued partnership, AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH, Germany, and SWEIDAN Industrial Services, Riyadh, have opened a new spare parts facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...

Bodewes selects ACO MARINE’S Clarimar for new environmentally-sound EcoCoasters
10 November 2016: Wastewater streams aboard the two state-of-the-art EcoCoasters Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s VG-Shipping will be managed by a bespoke treatment system designed by ACO Marine...

Cargo liquefaction a problem for bulk terminals, warns ABTO chief
10 November 2016: The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has warned that cargo liquefaction — an issue commonly associated with the seaborne transportation of unprocessed mineral ores and concentrates — is also an issue which bulk terminals need to pay attention to...

CASE appoints new Brand President
10 November 2016: CASE Construction Equipment has announced the appointment of Carl Gustaf Go¨ransson as Brand President for CNH Industrial’s Construction Equipment businesses and President, Construction Equipment Products Segment. Go¨ransson will also become a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC), the highest executive decision-making body within CNH Industrial outside of its Board of Directors...

E-Crane sets things straight on its slewing rings
10 November 2016: It has been mentioned that E-Crane® uses ‘single row ball slewing rings’ by its friendly competition. Here, Mark W. Osborne P.E. of E-Crane sets the record straight and gives some genuine information on ‘slewing rings’ used by E-Crane®...

Georgia Ports Authority hires former COO of CMA CGM America
10 November 2016: The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO. McCarthy comes to Georgia from his latest post in Norfolk,Va., as chief operating officer for CMA CGM America. Tuesday 6 September was his first day on the new job...

Global fertilizer outlook November 2016
10 November 2016: n its latest assessment of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down their forecast for global growth to 3.1% in 2016, and to 3.4% in 2017, reflecting a more subdued outlook for advanced economies following the UK’s vote in favour of leaving the EU (Brexit)...

Hopper trucks use portable vibration to quickly evacuate stubborn loads
10 November 2016: A Midwest seed production and transportation company is using pneumatic vibrators with an innovative vacuum mounting base that allows the units to be located wherever needed on a given truck or load...

Huge changes ahead - BIMCO assesses the impact of the crisis on the future of the dry bulk market
10 November 2016: On 6 October, BIMCO — the world’s largest international shipping association, with more than 2,200 members globally — published the next in its series of reports looking at the ‘road to recovery’ for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties. The foundation for the new report follows the conclusion of BIMCO’s previous analysis

Italy’s Istop Spamat serves the ports of Bari and Molfetta
10 November 2016: Italian company Istop Spamat is a major force to be reckoned with in the ports of Bari and Molfetta in Italy, where it offers a range of services including: stevedoring; logistics; cargo handling; container handling with cargoes from around the world; loading and unloading of cargoes — including project cargo, palletized, bulk, containerized and liquid.

Jotun lauds EU approval of copper antifoulings
10 November 2016: Jotun, a major supplier of marine antifouling coatings, believes the European Union’s decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings will ensure continued delivery of powerful benefits for both the shipping industry and environment...

London P&I Club celebrates 150 years of operation
10 November 2016: The London P&I Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary during 2016/17, and has published a history of the club to mark the occasion...

Mantsinen moves closer to customers by establishing subsidiary in Sweden
10 November 2016: Mantsinen Group has established a subsidiary in Sweden. The aim is to serve local customers more efficiently and to improve the service experience of customers...

Superior Industries launches standard designs for PatriotTM Cone Plants
10 November 2016: Superior Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, expands its portable plant product lineup with the release of new standard designs for the PatriotTM Cone Crusher Plant.

Sustainable shipping moves a step closer
10 November 2016: Switching to more sustainable shipping has been made easier for ship owners and operators following the launch of Intersleek 1000, a new biocide-free fouling control coating developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business...

Sweet year ahead for sugar prices
10 November 2016: Two things primarily move futures prices of raw sugar at Intercontinental Commodities Exchange (ICE) in New York. First, traders take the cue for either building long forward positions or shorting from intergovernmental agency International Sugar Organization (ISO)...

Tough market continues for Handymax bulkers
10 November 2016: Bulk carriers in the Handymax size group are enduring an extremely tough freight market, reflected in depressed rates and profitability. These medium-size vessels have a cargo-carrying capacity within a 40,000 to 65,000 deadweight tonnes range.

Industry-First Reference Book Presents Global Best Practices for Conveyor Safety
28 October 2016: Martin Engineering has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries.

Shipping industry meets in tokyo to discuss mutual challenges
28 October 2016: Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo last week for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest.

Moore Stephens reports fourth successive year of decline in operating costs
20 October 2016: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4% in 2015.

AUMUND successful in semi-turnkey project for Vassiliko Cement Works in Cyprus
10 October 2016: Under the technical leadership of AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH, the Cypriot cement producer, Vassiliko Cement Works, over the next 18 months, is constructing an additional clinker silo with a capacity of around 100,000 tonnes, at its works close to the coastal town of Limassol.

CEMEX places further order for new Bobcat Telehandlers
10 October 2016: CEMEX representatives visited Bobcat’s plant in Pontcha^teau (Loire-Atlantique, France) this summer to place further orders for eight new Bobcat telehandlers...

Doppelmayr: RopeCon enables transport of platinum ore across difficult terrain
10 October 2016: The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the Booysendal South ore deposit as part of its expansion of the mining capacities at the Booysendal concession.

Five new grabs for Associated British Ports
10 October 2016: To facilitate an expansion in trade, Associated British Ports (ABP) at Ipswich has placed orders for five new grabs from pALM Bulk Solutions Ltd, the UK dealer for MRS Greifer GmbH in Germany.

HAROPA renews support for ‘greenest’ shipping companies
10 October 2016: HAROPA, a founding partner of the ESI (Environmental Ship Index) approach, has reaffirmed its backing for shipping companies which commit themselves by their side in favour of the environment.

Le Havre further develops port software package S-WiNG©
10 October 2016: Since 16 June 2016, HAROPA — Port of Le Havre has displayed itself in three dimensions through the development of its software package S-WiNG©...

REMA TIP TOP increases stake in COBRA to 100%
10 October 2016: REMA TIP TOP has increased its stake in COBRA Group/DEPREUX to 100%. The complete takeover of COBRA, a specialist in the manufacturing of conveyor belts and accessories for the mining, food, agricultural, packaging and logistics sectors...

Egyptian heavy lift project enabled by AAL’s unique semi-liner solution
04 October 2016: Pictured are modules for a state of the art heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and destined for the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt, being loaded aboard the AAL Dalian in South Korea. Commissioned by global logistics provider the LPL Group...

European coal trades
04 October 2016: European thermal coal demand is expected to be about 160mt (metric tonnes) this year, and has been steadily decreasing from 197.5mt in 2012. Much of this decline has been in the United Kingdom. The delivered price of thermal...

GAC Brazil continues expansion with new port office
04 October 2016: In the latest stage of its national expansion, GAC Brazil has opened a seventh office to offer its shipping, logistics, bunker fuels and marine logistics at one of the country’s newest and rapidly growing port complexes, in the north of Rio de Janeiro State...

Grain and soya trade prospects contrasts - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK OCTOBER 2016
04 October 2016: Signs of positive influences affecting imports of bulk commodities into a number of countries around the world are still evident. But indications of negative changes are also very prominent, potentially offsetting much of the growth elsewhere. As a result, there is only restrained optimism for continuation of the upwards trend in global seaborne dry bulk trade..

MSI forecasts fourth quarter ‘bounce’ for dry bulk market
04 October 2016: The Q4 bounce — a seasonal staple of the dry bulk markets — looks likely for Capesize and Panamax segments, but the effects may be limited...

New opportunity beckons at Blyth
04 October 2016: The Port of Blyth has announced that a major new development opportunity has arisen for operators in the dry bulks sector wishing to move goods in and out of the UK by sea.

New Wärtsilä Sea-Master uses digital technology to maximize uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines
04 October 2016: The new Wa¨rtsila¨ Sea-Master system was launched at SMM 2016, the leading trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology which took place in Hamburg in early September 2016.

Port of Antwerp invests for first time in West Africa
04 October 2016: The Port of Antwerp and the Port of San Pedro in Co^te d’Ivoire are to collaborate over the next few years to manage further expansion of this West African entrepot. San Pedro...

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections
04 October 2016: Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers...

Thordon’s SeaThigor seal delivers new level of redundancy for COMPAC
04 October 2016: Thordon Bearings has unveiled what is potentially the marine industry’s safest, most robust shaft seal as part of a programme of enhancements under way to optimize its award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.

Vale forecasts significant drop in iron ore output
04 October 2016: Brazil’s mining, shipping and terminal operating group Vale S.A. has noted that production of iron ore this year will only meet its lowest original forecast and that output in 2017 will also be lower than expected...

Vostochny Port to complete expansion in 2017
04 October 2016: Next year Vostochny Port will complete its ambitious expansion project, which enables it to increase the throughput to 39mtpa (million tonnes per annum) in 2019. A new stage of the Russian largest coal terminal will be put into operation in autumn 2017...

Aveiro acquires largest MHC in Portugal
12 September 2016: In the Portuguese port of Aveiro, PTM Ibe´rica recently took delivery of the largest ever crane to be deployed there. The Liebherr LH500 has a capacity of 150 tonnes, which will allow it to handle not only dry bulk, but also twin lift containers...

Beira coal terminal to triple capacity
12 September 2016: Mozambique’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has given permission for the New Coal Terminal Beira (NCTB), which is controlled by the Indian concessionaire Essar Ports, to expand its facilities at the port of Beira...

Dust Control Technology names new president
12 September 2016: Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odour control, has announced the appointment of a new President. Laura Stiverson has been appointed after her service to the company as General Manager for nearly five years...

Failure to correctly fit bulldog grips causes significant damage to cargo
12 September 2016: “Bulldog grips are commonly used for the securing of project cargo, both under and below deck. They are also used on ships on mast stays and crane wires, although swaged connections are now more common...

Haldia to receive two new MHCs
12 September 2016: At Haldia port in India, IRC Natural Resources, has placed an order for two Model 4 Gottwald mobile harbour cranes with Terex Port Solutions.The G HMK 4404Bs are four-rope units...

Limited optimism for dry bulk trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 2016
12 September 2016: Prospects for further growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade seem to be quite limited. Indications of rising import demand for commodities are still visible, around the world, but many are not very prominent. In some of the largest individual trade movements, flat or reduced volumes in 2016 are foreseeable.

Lous Dreyfus opens Bahía Blanca extension
12 September 2016: Maja, a 40-year-old family-owned stevedoring company in the Netherlands, handles a wide range of bulk products in the ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam for different customers. Maja is known for its flexibility, and effective, efficient stevedoring services....

New Bobcat S595 loader: higher ROC
12 September 2016: The Bobcat® S595 skid-steer loader has the highest rated operating capacity (ROC) of any of the 500-series loaders in its lineup by boasting a 2,200-pound ROC. This makes it ideal for those who need to lift and carry more material. Operators can move more material in a shorter amount of...

Port of Vancouver USA: 86 acres available for a new mineral bulk facility
12 September 2016: Since 1912, the Port of Vancouver USA has been an economic engine and job creator in Washington state. Located at the hub of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia Snake River System, this deep water port has five marine terminals...

Positive surprises among China’s dry bulk imports
12 September 2016: Briskly reviving growth in key elements of China’s dry bulk commodity imports this year has been a big surprise. At the beginning of 2016 there were not many signs of a rebound; consequently, optimism was very limited...

Record-high supplies and low prices expected to bolster feed demand
12 September 2016: The outcome of the UK vote, following the EU referendum held on June 23, to leave the EU, like the devaluation of China’s currency, twelve months earlier, not only took global financial markets by surprise but also many of the UK’s citizens...

SIOT to be converted from iron ore to coal terminal
12 September 2016: Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) has given permission to Sical Iron Ore Terminal (SIOT) to undertake modifications of its existing iron ore terminal to allow it to handle coal.

Telestack supplies TITAN TI600-8 bulk reception feeder for barge loading
12 September 2016: The aim of this project was very clear — to design and build a bulk reception unit that could handle throughput rates of up to 2,000tph (tonnes per hour) and have the ability to receive a payload from a...

World's first ballast water port solution successfully completes tests
12 September 2016: Damen Green Solutions’ InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the Henrike Schepers. During the shipboard tests, ballast water was taken in untreated and the efficacy of the technology was validated upon discharge...

Cat® GSH425/525 grapples feature new tine design
15 August 2016: The new Cat® GSH425 and GSH525 orange peel grapples are designed with horizontal cylinders, creating a profile that allows for greater material penetration and more efficient bulk-material handling...

Cat® MH3295 material handler unveiled
15 August 2016: Designed specifically for bulk material handling and scrap recycling applications, the new Cat® MH3295 Material Handler is designed for high production, with an operating weight in its heaviest configuration of 219,056 pounds (99,362kg) and developing 533 net-flywheel horsepower...

Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
15 August 2016: Bedeschi has been contracted by Dimisa Mexico for the Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion project located in Mejillones, Chile. The final customer is ECL, one of the Chilean power utility market leaders...

Hwy H2O – a vital waterway
15 August 2016: The Great Lakes/Seaway System is a ‘marine highway’ that extends some 3,700km from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Approximately 160 million tonnes of cargo travels over the combined Great Lakes/Seaway System on an annual basis, supporting over 227,000...

Mamonal Seaport: Ceremonial opening and commissioning of FAM technology
15 August 2016: FAM Fo¨rderanlagen Magdeburg has successfully commissioned a handling system for the terminal of the Port of Mamonal in Colombia.The use of modern conveyor technology helps transport and load resources efficiently, safely and in environmentally friendly ways...

Phoenix broadens its products to include conveyor belt lighting
15 August 2016: Phoenix Lighting has announced the debut of the Conveyo. The US-based company has applied its ‘Durability by Design’ philosophy to yet another critical lighting ...

Port of Antwerp CEO Eddy Bruyninckx becomes a baron
15 August 2016: After 25 years as CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Eddy Bruyninckx has been raised to the nobility by H.M. the king of Belgium with the rank of baron. In Belgium the title of baron or baroness is reserved for those who have made a notable contribution in a particular sector...

Proven technology from MacGregor sought for new era bulkers
15 August 2016: Two new LNG-powered bulk carriers for ESL Shipping will set industry-leading standards in environmental protection and efficiency; they are the first of their kind and will feature comprehensive equipment packages from MacGregor....

SENNEBOGEN debuts its 730 model – making light work of timber handling
15 August 2016: By purchasing the new SENNEBOGEN 730 of the current E-series, the Pfeifer Group in the Bavarian town of Unterbernbach has shown its confidence in the latest generation of Pick&Carry material handlers. Here, the 730 will be used for any type of log handling. With its extended boom range and compact dimensions, the machine can show its full potential...

Small components for more power: efficient electric motors
15 August 2016: Electrical motors for use in dry cargo equipment need to be powerful and fulfil high efficiency values to reduce energy consumption at the same time...

A narrowing coal trade vista – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK AUGUST 2016
11 August 2016: During recent months, some large elements of global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade proved much stronger than expected earlier. Although signs of changes likely to weaken import demand in several countries are still highly visible, the pattern now unfolding suggests that 2016...

Changing regulations are buffeting the petcoke market
11 August 2016: Changing regulations are influencing the petroleum coke (petcoke) market today and are likely to have an even larger impact in the future. The most immediate impact is China’s possible regulation of petcoke sulphur content...

Drydocks World conforms to FPC under EU Regulation
11 August 2016: Drydocks World, an international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has successfully been certified to European Standards EN 1090 – 1 and EN 1090- 2. The certification programme is part of the European Union’s Construction...

Energy efficiency is impacted by choices made throughout a vessel’s lifecycle
11 August 2016: Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions while building a more sustainable brand image. The overall energy efficiency of a vessel is determined by the choices made throughout its lifecycle from new build to scrapping and recycling...

GROUP ETE invests € 5m to strengthen inland waterways operations
11 August 2016: The Portuguese GROUP ETE made an investment of €2 million in its new state-of-the-art pusher tug Bai´a do Seixal, named in early July by the Portuguese Minister of the Sea,Ana Paula Vitorino in a ceremony also attended by the State Secretary of Fisheries, Jose´ Apolina´rio and the Mayor of...

IRClass leads EU compliance certification of ship recycling yards in India
11 August 2016: IRClass is amongst the first organizations in the world to certify ship recycling yards according to EU standards as an ‘Independent Verifier’...

Iron ore trades not quite smooth sailing?
11 August 2016: Iron ore prices have recovered in recent months but the uplift came from historic lows. The value of the key steelmaking ingredient nudged the US$70/tonne mark in mid-April due to a resurgence of construction activity and steel consumption in China which accounts for some two thirds...

Mundra sets steam coal discharge record
11 August 2016: The Indian port of Mundra has set a new record for the handling of coal. This was established by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), which is India’s largest port developer and operator.

New Ecofix filler coat reduces the cost of rudder repairs
11 August 2016: With an increasing trend for thruster and rudder manufacturers finishing their products with self-cleaning protective hard coatings,Antwerp headquartered Subsea Industries has introduced a filler coating for use with its award-winning Ecoshield hard coat system...

Pecém acquires new ship-unloader
11 August 2016: In Brazil, the port of Pece´m has received a brand-new iron-ore ship unloader, which will be used by the Pece´m Steel Company (CSP) and meets terms and conditions previously agreed between the government and the new port operator...

The Port of Gdansk plays host to yet another Chinese delegation
11 August 2016: On 30 June 2016, a delegation of three entrepreneurs from the People’s Republic of China visited the Port of Gdansk, accompanied by representatives of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone...

VLI continues Tiplam expansion
11 August 2016: In Brazil, the Luiz Antonio Mesquita Port Terminal Integrator (Tiplam), part of the VLI logistics operations in the port of Santos, has opened its new sulphur warehouse, thereby doubling storage capacity. This has resulted in 84% of the expansion of Tiplam now being complete...

‘Bring it on!’ North America West Coast ports confident in the face of Panama expansion
18 July 2016: With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal an expected reality late in June, looking ahead became that much more complex for some of the North American West Coast ports.

A new voice for the bulk trades
18 July 2016: A new trade association has been established to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level in order to ensure the sector can better face the environmental and commercial challenges ahead...

Bulker classification
18 July 2016: The world’s leading classification societies are continuing to improve safety standards and service levels for owners as they seek to attract more bulk carriers to their fleets. But some have more to gain than others, at least in terms of market share...

Change in the top management of Bühler: continuity and accelerated change
18 July 2016: As announced a year ago, Stefan Scheiber is now CEO of Bu¨hler. He succeeds Calvin Grieder, who will focus on his role as Chairman of the Board. “In order to continue the success story of Bu¨hler, we want to seize the opportunities of accelerated change presented...

Changes afoot in aluminium industry
18 July 2016: Vedanta Resources plc chairman Anil Agarwal caused a stir in the global aluminium industry when some time ago he made the bold announcement that India had everything going in its favour to raise the silvery white metal smelting capacity to 20mt (million tonnes) from the current 4.129mt in a ...

Copper purification system to cut shipping costs
18 July 2016: New technology to improve the purification process of minerals will allow a major Australian miner to significantly reduce shipping costs...

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN sells four Handysize bulkers
18 July 2016: As part of the strategy Focus & Simplicity, which means that the company is focusing its ownership in the dry cargo segment on the medium-sized vessel types Supramax and Panamax, NORDEN has sold four Handysize dry cargo vessels...

Dimisa chooses Bedeschi for Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion
18 July 2016: Bedeschi has been contracted by Dimisa Mexico for the Blue Dolphin Power Plant expansion project located in Mejillones, Chile. The final customer is ECL, one of the Chilean power utility market leaders...

European Bulk Services (EBS) expands covered storage capacity
18 July 2016: EBS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HES International B.V., has announced the expansion of its covered storage capacity in the Port of Rotterdam. Supported by a long-term contract, the capacity will be enlarged by 60,000m3.

Four full-portal reclaimers for PhosAgro Cherepovets in Russia
18 July 2016: Over the six-month period to January 2017 the AUMUND Group company SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH will supply multiple machines to the Russian fertilizer concern, PhosAgro Cherepovets.

GAC Namibia opens in response to growing demand for world class shipping services
18 July 2016: GAC has launched its own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil & gas customers and increasing cargo trade between the country and neighbouring South Africa, as well as other African nations...

GENMA keeps busy with supply of equipment to Myanmar
18 July 2016: GENMA, part of Rainbow Heavy Industrial, has been keeping busy recently, with the supply of two of its GHC100 mobile harbour cranes to Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP). These units were shipped from Ruitai terminal in Jiangsu in China...

Grain trade restraints prominent - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2016
18 July 2016: Although growth drivers for global seaborne dry bulk commodity trade have receded, some positive momentum is still visible. Adverse influences affecting imports into a number of countries are very prominent, but extra volumes elsewhere may be enough to result in limited overall expansion during 2016 and into next year...

IACS chairman drives industry safety improvements
18 July 2016: ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J.Wiernicki concludes his term as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies Ltd. (IACS) encouraging the organization to continue setting high standards for performance and raising the bar of excellence...

Importance of sustainable ship recycling in a volatile industry
18 July 2016: Commodity traders are in the midst of the worst market downturn on record and as a result the dry bulk sector is experiencing one of the worst times it has seen in recent years...

In safe hands: the 250-year story of the heroic Liverpool Pilots
18 July 2016: Merseyside Maritime Museum will display a brand new exhibition from 22 July until 4 June 2017, focusing on the Liverpool Pilotage Service; the second oldest institution in Liverpool, the oldest being the Town Corporation (now City Council)...

IRClass releases IR-HULL software
18 July 2016: In early May, IRClass, the Indian classification society, announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL.

Japan designates ABS the first foreign RO authorized for maritime labour inspection
18 July 2016: ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, was selected by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as a Recognized Organization (RO) for maritime labour inspection...

Mobile electric material handler combines efficiency and flexibility for indoor use
18 July 2016: The advantages of an electric material handler are quickly explained: economical and efficient with a long service life and low maintenance costs. Only the question of mobility remains — after all, an electric cable cannot always be guided that easily.

Moving cargo by barge and rail - meeting the logistical challenges
18 July 2016: Almost every month, Brazil’s newspapers publish reports celebrating a start being made to large new infrastructure projects, writes Patrick Knight. Such projects include laying new stretches of railway, opening up a waterway to traffic, building new highways, or equiping a new, or enlarged port.

New tenants at the Port of Gdansk?
18 July 2016: On 8 June this year, the Port of Gdansk Authority issued a call for tenders for the lease of a parcel of developed land located in the Inner Port with access to the Obroncow Westerplatte Quay.

RDS Technology offers on-board shipping container weighing
18 July 2016: Since the turn of the century, the shipping industry has taken advantage of empty shipping containers that need to be relocated to Asia, and used this as a discounted means of back-hauling bulk cargo like grain or fertilizers that would normally be shipped in open bulk transport...

SMB International implements comprehensive solution in Algeria
18 July 2016: The Quickborn, Germany-based company SMB International has commissioned two complex shiploading systems in the Algerian port city of Oran. With the development of a wholly interconnected system, the company, which has international experience...

UK’S first fully-automated steel terminal opens in Liverpool
18 July 2016: Peel Ports has formally opened the UK’s first fully- automated steel terminal at the Port of Liverpool following a £9m ($13m) upgrade...

Weak steel production undermines raw materials
18 July 2016: Around the world, in many of the main countries importing steelmaking raw materials — chiefly iron ore and coking coal — steel production has weakened during the 2016 first half...

Forest products handling centre goes into service
07 July 2016: Kiel, July 7th, 2016: Kiel’s new forest products handling and distribution centre has gone into operation in the Ostuferhafen. This means that the port has now become an integral part of the logistics chain operated by the Swedish concerns Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) ....

Quality freight launches mobile crane service
05 July 2016: Quality Freight UK has launched a mobile crane service after investing £300,000 in a new Fuchs loading machine...

Port of Longview announces cargo terminal opportunity; seeks interest from prospective developers, operators
22 June 2016: Today (22 June 2016) the Port of Longview announced a major opportunity for available industrial waterfront property on the Columbia River of the United States West Coast...

ABS unites industry leaders in landmark standardization JIP
21 June 2016: ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, convened industry partners at the Offshore Technology Conference on 4 May to sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a unified joint industry project (JIP) for standardization...

AkzoNobel makes first award of carbon credits to Neda Maritime
21 June 2016: Neda Maritime Agency Co Ltd, a leading Greek tanker and bulker owner, has become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through landmark methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business...

AkzoNobel supports efficient on-board maintenance with new anticorrosive primer Intershield® One-2-One
21 June 2016: AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has launched a best-in-class anticorrosive universalprimer,Intershield® One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection...

ARDELT — dry bulk handling efficiency and expertise
21 June 2016: Kocks Ardelt Kranbau GmbH is a member of the Kranunion group of companies and has been building cranes for more than 110 years. By using the experience gained from supplying several thousand harbour cranes over this time...

Bulk cargo nexus - Regional report on the Netherlands
21 June 2016: It has been on the drawing board for the best part of a decade, but finally work has begun on the port of Amsterdam’s huge new lock system. At 500 metres in length, 70 metres in width and 18 metres in depth, it will be the port’s fifth lock at Ijmuiden, the entry point to the North Sea Canal that feeds...

Conveying and loading systems
21 June 2016: The BEUMER Group uses its newly created Conveying & Loading Systems (CL Systems) division to develop and implement complex system solutions throughout the world for different industries, such as mining and the cement industry...

Direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution for world’s first LNG-fuelled Handysize bulker
21 June 2016: WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanen magnet shaft generator solution to two new 25,600dwt dual-fuelled Handysize bulk carriers, with an option for two more.

Dry bulk sustains major Indian ports
21 June 2016: Despite depressed world trade, major ports in India have seen a surge in traffic in 2015–2016 — and this at a time when the country’s own import-export traffic has been in decline...

EMS-Tech to supply three ‘Equinox Class’ self-unloaders to Algoma Central Corporation
21 June 2016: The EMS-Tech sales team has announced the signing of an additional three EQUINOX-class self-unloaders for Algoma Central Corporation — contract signing took place in Rijeka, Croatia on Friday, 11 March 2016...

FLSmidth to supply equipment to Russian port
21 June 2016: FLSmidth has signed an EPS (engineering, procurement and supervision) contract worth more than €160m with the Russian marine export terminal owner OTEKO-Portservice LLC for the engineering, supply and supervision of material handling equipment...

'Green Port of the Future’ boosts rewards for energy efficiency
21 June 2016: Investing in energy efficiency at the Port of Long Beach is about to pay off more than ever. Through a new incentive, the port is increasing the benefits for tenants who replace their old, inefficient electrical equipment with new technology — and boost the overall sustainability, resilience and ...

igus® receives 10,000th readycable® order from robotics company
21 June 2016: Robotic welding systems have been widely used in large-scale automated manufacturing facilities, particularly in the automotive industry, for a number of years. Faced with cost-down pressures from their customers, small metalworking job shops are now starting to consider implementing automation.

KABELSCHLEPP Metool designs lightweight cable carrier
21 June 2016: The small and lightweight cable carriers from the PROTUM series are suitable for low cable weights and short unsupported applications. Compared with conventional solutions, they feature a particularly favourable ratio of usable interior space to outer dimensions...

MacGregor self-unloading systems for Algoma’s Great Lakes fleet modernization
21 June 2016: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800dwt bulk carriers (lakers) from the Yangzijiang shipyard, in China. The vessels will be delivered late 2017 / early 2018 to Canadian Great Lakes operator, Algoma...

Marine paints orderbook backlog may keep industry afloat until shipping market improves
21 June 2016: The fate of marine coatings in terms of demand growth and prices will at all times be finally decided by how well seaborne trade in commodities and manufactured items such as automobiles and machinery performs...

New bulk storage facility at busy harbour
21 June 2016: Rubb Building Ltd has designed, manufactured and constructed a new port storage structure at Belfast Harbour...

Norsafe shows comprehensive range at Posidonia
21 June 2016: Norsafe, a globally renowned supplier of lifeboats showed a comprehensive range of its renowned safety craft at Posidonia which took place earlier this month...

Port of Duluth-Superior commemorates National Maritime Day
21 June 2016: US Merchant Marine veterans, current seafarers and maritime industry stakeholders gathered on Friday 20 May 20 to commemorate National Maritime Day in the Port of Duluth- Superior...

RDS launches LOADMASTER α50 at HILLHEAD 2016 exhibition
21 June 2016: RDS Technology will be displaying its wares at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition in the UK, which is due to take place at the end of this month (June). On show at its stand will be the LOADMASTER a50, LOADEX 100, LOADMASTER a100, iSOSYNC and WEIGHLOG a10...

RSA to import seven million tonnes of emergency grain
21 June 2016: In South Africa,Trasnsnet Port Terminals is preparing its facilities to handle an additional 7mt (million tonnes) of import grain to offset domestic shortages brought about by the driest spell the country has experienced since 1992...

Siwertell systems chosen for Indonesian chemical plant
21 June 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from PT Asahimas Chemical, one of AGC Asahi Glass’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, to provide coal unloading and conveying equipment for installation at its chemical plant site in Cilegon, Indonesia...

Takraf is awarded contract to supply world’s most powerful belt conveyor system
21 June 2016: TAKRAF, an integrated solutions provider to the global mining, material handling and minerals processing industries, has recently been awarded the supply of the principal ore transportation system for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project by Chile’s state-owned copper mining company...

Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth
21 June 2016: The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans...

Vostochny Phase 3 development on track
21 June 2016: In Russia, delivery of new equipment for Phase 3 of Vostochny Port’s Coal Terminal continues apace, with the arrival of various over- sized components forming part of its giant reclaimers at Berth No 51. These were shipped by barge from the port Nakhodka...

Americas coal trades
20 June 2016: Coal trade in the Americas has been under a lot of strain over the past year or so, and most operators on both the supply and demand sides have been experiencing great challenges...

India needs vision — and capital — to realize potential
20 June 2016: Concerns about Europe and the US going into recession and hard-landing of the Chinese economy refuse to go away. In an interview with DCI India correspondent Kunal Bose, CEO of Vedanta Resources Tom Albanese says if recession actually occurs, commodities will be the first to suffer...

Iron ore trade may see further growth
20 June 2016: A close balance between import demand increases and decreases around the world seems to be evolving. Additional volumes may be enough to outweigh reductions, resulting in a small rise in global seaborne...

ISP introduces Challenger Worksafe Pro 300 lifejacket
20 June 2016: ISP (International Safety Products), whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services cover commercial, leisure and military markets, has added a new lifejacket to its workplace range, the Challenger Worksafe Pro 300...

Seatrade Clean Shipping Award goes to GAC EnvironHull
20 June 2016: GAC EnvironHull’s innovative HullWiper hull cleaning technology has won the Clean Shipping title in this year’s Seatrade Awards presented this week in London. It is the fourth major industry award the diver-free remote-controlled system has won since it was launched at the end of 2013...

Giant Mobile Dust Control Design delivers extended coverage
13 June 2016: Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of its new and largest trailer-mounted dust control system, a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 meters and the ability to deliver 140,000 square feet (15,500 square meters) of coverage area.

Rail transport in port of Ghent is on the rise
10 June 2016: At the companies in Ghent port, quite a lot of goods are being transported from and to the hinterland. Transport of these goods by rail has increased to over 10%...

Bureau Veritas launches My VeriSTAR mobile application
08 June 2016: International classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a one-stop-shop mobile application which will allow marine professionals to easily perform daily class and statutory actions through a user-friendly interface...

Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market
06 June 2016: The dry bulk market could become profitable again in 2019 – but only if a series of extremely tough and sustained measures are taken by shipowners, year on year...

Efficient electric material handler for scrap recycling: SENNEBOGEN 830 with 17 m range
17 May 2016: The Dutch company HKS Metals placed a new SENNEBOGEN 830 material handler with electric drive into operation in mid-2015...

Mondi Industrial Bags: new generation of paper bags ideal for cement
17 May 2016: In recent years, Mondi has made major efforts in innovation.That has led to more reliable industrial bags with reduced environmental impact and attractive added-value features...

Take it easy with AD*STAR *carry
17 May 2016: Good news for all who frequently have to carry heavy sacks: Starlinger’s newly launched AD*STAR *carry sack comes with handles which makes it easy to carry products like cement, ready-mix concrete or fertilizer packaged in it...

ABS releases new condition monitoring guidance
12 May 2016: ABS, a major provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has published two documents to help industry with condition monitoring...

Cargill to open Yuzhny grain terminal
12 May 2016: An agreement was signed on 24 February between Cargill and the MV Cargo company to build a new grain terminal at the Black Sea Port of Yuzhny. According to the Ukraine prime minister...

Cement trades: Is India set to be the next big producer?
12 May 2016: The ranking of countries on the basis of capacity owned in a particular industry and production thereof could be misleading, writes Kunal Bose. This is as much true of steel and aluminium as of binding material cement.

Co-operative agreement renewed between the Ports of Antwerp and Montreal
12 May 2016: In mid-April, during a joint trade mission in Montreal, the port authorities of Montreal and Antwerp, Belgium renewed their co-operative agreement...

Duqm commences dolomite exports
12 May 2016: In Muscat, the Port of Duqm has begun shipping export dolomite from the commercial quay. The first vessel, which docked in February, was loaded with three grades of dolomite, the whole shipment amounting to 50,000 tonnes. It later sailed to India...

Duro Felguera wins US$109m contract in Algeria
12 May 2016: The DF (Duro Felguera) Mining & Handling business division has won a contract to supply bulk handling equipment at a new iron and steel complex in Bellara (in the north-east of Algeria)...

HCME to support dealer network with Mascus used equipment management solutions
12 May 2016: As part of its aim to support its authorized dealer network with the best tools available, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has formed a strategic partnership with Mascus.

ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction
12 May 2016: In late April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data collection system...

iglidur® F2 — antistatic material from igus® for ESD-compatible applications
12 May 2016: igus® has introduced a universal plain bearing material that helps prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges. Being electrically conductive, any electrostatic charge is safely discharged avoiding sparking, and like all other iglidur® materials, the bearings are self- lubricating and require no maintenance...

Joint venture between Oxbow and Wuvio scales up dust control
12 May 2016: Oxbow Energy Solutions B.V. and Wuvio Chemicals International B.V. have formed a joint venture company called Wuvio Ecoatings B.V. By combining forces, knowledge and technologies, the joint venture clears the path for large scale application of highly effective, environmentally friendly dust control agents...

Namport upgrades rail access to Walvis Bay
12 May 2016: In Namibia, Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has invested $1.373 million in upgrading its railway infrastructure, which is the first time new investment has been made in the network since it was established in 1994...

New coke unloading plant at voestalpine
12 May 2016: In early November 2015 voestalpine’s new coke unloading plant was inaugurated in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria. voestalpine, Innofreight and the Rail Cargo Group have jointly developed the loading system which will revolutionize raw material logistics at this site...

North P&I club encourages its shipowner members to join the CSO Alliance
12 May 2016: North P&I Club has partnered with CSO Alliance — a fast- growing online community of maritime company security officers (CSOs) — to encourage its members to join and take part in security-related information sharing. In a first for the P&I (Protection & Indemnity) sector...

Port of Kiel acquires property and warehouse at the Ostuferhafen
12 May 2016: The Port of Kiel has acquired a 3.2- hectare commercial site with warehousing from Agrar Terminal Peter Rothe GmbH & Co. KG, which lies right next to the Ostuferhafen...

South America’s grain and soya exports uplift
12 May 2016: Exports of grain and soya from South America are predicted to remain high overall in 2016.After a massive surge in volume last year, the total could remain at about the same level, exceeding 170mt (million tonnes), based on recent forecasts...

Subdued outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK
12 May 2016: Prospects for dry bulk commodity import demand around the world are not entirely unfavourable, but negative signs are very prominent. The positive changes taking place may not prove strong enough to produce much overall growth in the broad picture this year...

Superior appoints Bramco-MPS as dealer
12 May 2016: Superior Industries, Inc., a major US manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, appointed Bramco-Mineral Processing Solutions (MPS) as a new equipment dealer in Indiana...

Tenova confirms completion of sales of Bateman Projects to SGS
12 May 2016: Tenova is pleased to announce the successful demerger of its EPCM business operations known as Bateman Projects, based in South Africa. As communicated in October 2015 (see press release attached) the swiss-based SGS acquired these assets from Tenova...

WSS highlights dangers of neglecting on board
12 May 2016: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) conducts safety inspections of on- board welding equipment and consumables at 26 ports throughout the world. Its findings reveal how a lack of maintenance, respect and care for this essential, yet highly dangerous...

Protesters Blockade Newcastle Coal Terminal
11 May 2016: At least 57 people were arrested Sunday at the port of Newcastle, New South Wales, during a demonstration against coal exports...

Singapore shipping association appreciative of concessions in port dues for bulk carriers
18 April 2016: The Singapore Shipping Association has welcomed the recent announcement by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to grant a 10% concession in port dues for bulk carriers visiting its port...

Terex® gottwald model 8 mobile harbour crane with new variant
18 April 2016: Du¨sseldorf, Germany, 5 April 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has responded with a new variant of its successful diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane to meet increasing demand from terminal operators for cargo-handling machines for loading and unloading vessels...

Euroports invests in new storage capacity and value added services in the port of Ghent
15 April 2016: Port operator Euroports is set to invest 10 million euro at quay 850, in the port of Ghent. The investment includes a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, with a capacity of 85.000 tons, and value-added service equipment...

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes spread in Scandinavia
15 April 2016: The recent deliveries of three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes underline the strong demand for innovative cargo handling solutions in the Scandinavian region, tailor-made by Liebherr...

Terex port solutions presents new-generation reach stacker
15 April 2016: Montceau-les-Mines, France, 13 April 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will present the Terex® LiftaceTM 5-36 reach stacker, the next machine of its line of new-generation lift trucks at bauma trade fair (11 to 17 April in Munich). Besides LiftaceTM reach stackers...

‘Revelin’: keeping it clean with with Thordon’s COMPAC solution
14 April 2016: Damen has completed maintenance and surveys on four bulk carriers recently bought at auction by CN Bulkers, a joint venture between Universal Shipping & Trading and NedNor...

Abbott Point expansion to go ahead
14 April 2016: The government in Australia has given the go-ahead for the controversial Abbott Point expansion project, which will require investment of $12.1 billion. This is being funded by Adani Enterprises in the Galilee Basin and will increase the coal handling capacity of the existing terminal...

Another E-Crane milestone in Latin America
14 April 2016: On 22 March, E-Crane USA announced a sales and service agreement with SIMEHSA Sa de CV (Sistemas Mecanicos e Hidraulicos, SA de CV ) located in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (Greater Monterrey area)...

AUMUND to supply extensive package for Arabian Cement to Rabigh
14 April 2016: Arabian Cement Co. (ACC) is building a new Brownfield-cement mill in Rabigh (Saudi Arabia) with a clinker production capacity of 10,000 tonnes per day. AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH has now received the order for a substantial package of machines for...

BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK ARPIL 2016 - Soya trade provides valuable support
14 April 2016: Recent news about import demand for commodities in various countries has not greatly changed the picture evolving in previous months. Signs of additional volumes are visible, but there are also adverse influences pointing to possible reductions, or just lack of growth...

Burlington Stone increases its fleet of heavy duty Case machines
14 April 2016: Proven reliability and performance combined with reduced ownership costs were key reasons for Burlington Stone choosing a Case 1021 F Series Wheel Loader Burlington Stone, one of the UK’s leading natural stone and slate producers has increased its quarry and earthmoving equipment fleet of Case machines to 10 with the addition of a new Case 1021 F series wheel loader, supplied by local Case dealer Dennis Barnfield.

Callao to have largest covered minerals warehouse
14 April 2016: Impala Terminals Peru´ is building the world’s largest minerals warehouse at the Peruvian port of Callao, says managing director Cristian Landeo. Once complete, it will cover 126,000m2. Part of the aim is to reduce the amount of particulates released into the air from the handling of concentrates...

E-Crane reaches commercial representative agreement in Latin America
14 April 2016: E-Crane International has announced a commercial representative agreement for Latin America with Ingeber SRL in Rosario, Argentina...

First Capesize bulker calls at Indian ports
14 April 2016: Adani’s Kandla bulk terminal at Tuna in India has created history by berthing its first-ever Capesize bulk carrier. The 180,000dwt vessel, which was 295 metres long, conveyed 127,180 tonnes of coal from Baltimore, in the USA. The record was even more impressive...

Industry 4.0 makes Dino bulk truck loaders smart
14 April 2016: A Dino bulk truck loader that transmits a signal itself if a component is not working properly or if maintenance is required. In modern language there are various terms for this: Smart Industry...

Itajaí handling organic soya
14 April 2016: In Brazil, the reinforced and realigned Berth 3 at the port of Itajai´ is due to start handling dry bulk traffic as of May. This will consist almost entirely of organic soya. This should help offset last year’s loss of 40% of the port’s Asian traffic...

Kalmar unveils plans to consolidate and streamline operations
14 April 2016: Kalmar, part of Cargotec, plans to consolidate its assembly operations in Europe. In order to improve operational efficiency and ensure long-term competitiveness in the global markets...

MacGregor equipment packages ordered for ESL’s new eco-bulker duo
14 April 2016: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has confirmed an important order to deliver hatch covers, cranes, deck machinery and steering gear to two new 25,600dwt dual-fuelled Handysize bulk carriers for Finnish owner ESL Shipping...

Northern Brazilian ports handling more export grain
14 April 2016: In 2015, Brazil's so-called Northern Arc of ports — Itacoatiara (AM), Santare´m and Vila do Conde (PA), Itaqui (MA) and Salvador (BA) — boosted exports of soya and wheat by 54%. In total, they reported handling 20mt (million tonnes)...

RightShip to launch major new ship vetting product
14 April 2016: Vetting specialist RightShip will launch a new product later this year offering a wide range of service upgrades for customers seeking to vet bulk carrier vessels before chartering...

Salalah exporting locally mined minerals
14 April 2016: Dry bulk traffic at the Omani port of Salalah was up 22% last year to 12.54mt (million tonnes), the majority of it being locally mined limestone and gypsum. Traffic had risen by 30% the previous year, too, and is forecast to rise once more in 2016, according to CEO David Gledhill...

South East Asian surveillance: integration can transform cargo protection
14 April 2016: Dimitris Nikoleris, Business Development Manager from global integrated surveillance solutions specialist Synectics, explains how evolving surveillance technology can help South East Asian ports do more than keep goods secure...

Cargill Australia migrates to Bolero for South Korea shipment
05 April 2016: London, March 2016: Cargill Australia, an Australian agribusiness, has successfully completed its first shipment of grain from Australia to The Republic of Korea (South Korea) using Bolero’s ePresentation platform...

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has CN Bulkers’ new acquisitions ready for operations in eight weeks
05 April 2016: Damen has completed maintenance and surveys on four bulk carriers recently bought at auction by CN Bulkers, a joint venture between Universal Shipping & Trading and NedNor. The work took place at its Rotterdam yards; Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (Schiedam) and...

All four shiploaders now operational in Paranaguá
23 March 2016: The Brazilian port of Paranagua´ has put into operation its fourth new shiploader to handle grain exports. All four were acquired in 2005. The first two commenced operations in March 2015 followed by a third in October and the fourth in December...

Another successful co-operation for Bedeschi and Yara
23 March 2016: On 15 December last year, after the successful completion of commissioning and performance tests, Bedeschi handed-over to Yara Germany a newly installed shiploader for urea. The supply consisted of an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction ) turnkey project, to replace the existing loading facilities...

Bühler enjoys pole position in rice processing
23 March 2016: Bu¨hler has become the number one supplier in industrialized rice processing. Its position in the industry as a trusted technology partner to processing businesses is further underlined by its raft of innovative solutions to suit the needs of processors large and small...

Bulk and solid solutions from Gambarotta Gschwendt
23 March 2016: Since 1919, Gambarotta Gschwendt has designed, manufactured and installed equipment for bulk solid handling in the cement, lime & gypsum, steel, aluminium, minerals, fertilizer industries...

Chief Industries offers new grain bin for the European market
23 March 2016: Chief Industries UK Ltd is now offering a new grain bin for the European market. The silo is manufactured at the Chief facility in France and is produced to the latest EUROCODE criteria...

Cimbria Director in Egypt receives Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour
23 March 2016: During a private trip to Egypt, His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark extended the HRH Prince Henrik Medal of Honour and the Danish Export Association’s Diploma to Sami Salaheldin, Regional Director of Cimbria Unigrain in Egypt at a ceremony at the Helnan Dreamland hotel on 6 October...

Dry bulk terminal opens in Montevideo
23 March 2016: The Uruguayan Port of Montevideo finally put its dedicated dry bulk terminal TGM into operation in December. The facility, which specializes in grain, absorbed investment of $100 million. It has a capacity to handle vessels of up to 85,000dwt and expects to attract cargo...

Dry bulk traffic static in the Baltic
23 March 2016: It is difficult to make generalizations about such a large area as the Baltic Sea, but many of the ports contacted by DCI reported eitherstaticdrybulktraffic,orevendecreases. Whilelocal issues impacted on performance, the continuing downturn in the Russian economy is clearly influencing events...

Duqm to start bulk exports
23 March 2016: In Oman, the port of Duqm is to commence the export of minerals as of February from its breakbulk terminal. The initial commodity will be dolomite, for which capacity exists to handle consignments of up to 50,000 tonnes.

Enel: the biggest coal-fired power plants in Italy
23 March 2016: Bedeschi is celebrating the completion of a major contract in Italy. The project, for Enel, is a turnkey solution; it includes the engineering, construction, complete supply of materials, commissioning and start-up of the equipment to develop the 2,640MW coal storage facility at the power plant...

Equilibrium handler: backbone of wood logistics at Borg Manufacturing
23 March 2016: What can we do to increase our productivity while also saving on operating costs? This is the question many companies ask themselves. For John Borg, owner of Australia's Borg Manufacturing, the SENNEBOGEN was able to deliver a persuasive solution for wood handling with the 8130 equilibrium handler...

First Capesize vessel calls at Mormugao
23 March 2016: The Indian port of Mormugao has successfully handled its first Capesize vessel, which arrived at berth 6, carrying 82,499 tonnes of coal. It was inbound from Jaigarh port, in the neighbouring district of Maharashtra...

Improving filling accuracy with National Bulk Equipment
23 March 2016: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). NBE introduces a single-station, variable container filling system for bulk filling of drums, cartons, totes, gaylords, bulk bags and other bulk container types...

Indexator presents its test winner at Bauma 2016
23 March 2016: Indexator Rotator Systems, with more than 40 years' experience under its belt, has created an additional rotator range, XR. The recently developed test winner, which very quickly attracted great interest — especially from the construction industry...

Maquinas Condor: busy in bulk
23 March 2016: The company Maquinas Condor is based in the south of Brazil, in Porto Alegre. It has been in business for 56 years, and serves the grain and agribusiness market — it handles commodities including soy, corn, bran, sugar and fertilizers. It is also active in the metals and mining industries through its...

Marseille Fos speeds ship call procedures
23 March 2016: The Marseille Fos port authority has introduced a new fully automated information system, Neptune Port, to simplify and harmonize administrative procedures for vessels calling at the leading French port...

Martin Engineering names new COO
23 March 2016: Robert Nogaj has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions. Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales...

Moving up a gear? conveying systems propel the bulk industry
23 March 2016: The new business segment AFR systems at BEUMER Group makes it possible for cement and lime plants to use alternative fuels. Central to this concept is a BEUMER pipe conveyor system that efficiently moves alternative fuels in an eco-friendly and low-maintenance fashion...

Port of Antwerp’s trade mission to India
23 March 2016: True to its annual tradition the port of Antwerp organized a trade mission to India in February this year. Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel was accompanied on his visit to Delhi and Mumbai by Pieter De Crem...

Product launch: SENNEBOGEN 870 E-Series with Green Hybrid energy recovery
23 March 2016: At the bauma 2016 exhibition, which will take place in Mu¨nich, Germany, in April, SENNEBOGEN will introduce the new 870 material handler for demanding material handling at ports, scrapyards, or for industrial use...

Project Cargo & Warehousing
23 March 2016: The Port of Duluth-Superior is the most centrally located, multimodal transportation hub in all of North America. It anchors the western terminus of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system, connecting the heartland of the continent to customers and shippers around the world...

RDS exhibits the LOADEX 100 at SCOTPlant 2016
23 March 2016: Making its debut at the SCOTPlant exhibition, which is due to take place in Scotland, UK, at the end of April, LOADEX 100 is a retrofittable scale. It is suitable for installation on both tracked and wheeled 360 degree excavators to weigh the amount of material in the bucket, grab or clamshell...

Record year for Santos
23 March 2016: In 2015, the Brazilian port of Santos posted a 7.1% rise in traffic to 119mt (million tonnes), beating by 4.3% the previous record of 114mt posted in 2013. Santos accounts for around 25% of all Brazilian export traffic.

Safe position monitoring
23 March 2016: Technically outdated mechanical components, lack of replacement devices, more stringent safety requirements specified by changed standards: there are a variety of reasons for modernization projects in open-cast mining...

Siwertell to deliver high-capacity ship unloader to grain terminal
23 March 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has received an order from a port development company for a high-capacity ship unloader destined to serve a busy grain terminal. The ST640-M screw-type unloader has been ordered as part of an ongoing development programme and will replace an old mechanical unloader...

Spain’s Port of Tarragona organizes ‘International Food Congress’
23 March 2016: The Port of Tarragona and the State Ports have organized the International Agrifood Congress, which will take place over two days from 14–15 April this year. This event will be the most important in Europe dedicated to this sector.

Stormy times for the steel industry
23 March 2016: The world steel industry is suffering from steel fatigue, writes Kunal Bose. This is brought starkly in focus by working of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking group which produces almost as much as India (2015 crude steel output 89.6mt [million tonnes]), losing $7.9bn in 2015...

TAKRAF unveils series of primary & secondary sizers
23 March 2016: With hundreds of complete systems, as well as individual machines, having been supplied to clients all over the world, Tenova TAKRAF is a key supplier of equipment and systems for open pit mining and bulk handling. ..

Telestack announces new managing director
23 March 2016: UK-based Telestack, specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of mobile bulk material handling systems, has appointed Martin Dummigan as its new Managing Director with immediate effect...

UK regional report
23 March 2016: The Port of Tyne based at South Shields in North East England has announced a new commercial agreement with one of the UK’s leading importers of plywood...

Vostochny has 20 million tonnes of coal
23 March 2016: In Russia,Vostochny port handled more than 20 million tonnes of export coal in 2015, which was dispatched to countries in the Asia- Pacific region, including South Korea, China and Japan.

Archer Daniels Midland & American River Transportation Co. comprehensive coverage of US Gulf region
22 March 2016: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors. As the world’s population grows, so does demand for quality foods, feed ingredients for livestock, alternative fuels, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals. ADM plays a pivotal role in meeting all...

China’s dry bulk imports losing momentum
22 March 2016: A dramatic change in China’s dry bulk commodity imports trend has unfolded over the past two years. After more than a decade of very strong expansion, mostly double-digit annual percentage increases, 2014 saw much slower 2% overall growth...

Dry bulk trade optimism recedes – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK March 2016
22 March 2016: It has become more difficult to justify a positive view of global seaborne dry bulk trade. There are still signs suggesting rising import demand for commodities in many countries. But elsewhere, including some of the biggest individual trade movements, reductions or absent growth seem more likely during 2016.

For those in peril on the sea
22 March 2016: The bulk carrier industry is making progress on ship safety, at least in terms of ship losses. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty report, Safety and Shipping Review 2015, found that total losses of all vessels had fallen from a high of 170 in 2007 to 75 in 2014 — figures for 2015 were not...

Global grain trades March 2016
22 March 2016: The global economy is projected to grow by 3% this year and 3.3% in 2017 well below average, and unlikely to expand any faster in 2016 than last year, its slowest pace in five years, according to the latest assessment from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

New £7m bulk at Port of Liverpool
22 March 2016: Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base...

No wear for RiverTough after over 20,000 hours in abrasive Alaskan waters
22 March 2016: After nine years of operation in the harsh, abrasive waters of Alaska’s Yukon River, aboard Inland Barge Service’s push boat Ramona,Thordon Bearings’ RiverTough water-lubricated tail-shaft bearing system has emerged completely free of wear and tear...

Owners seek service in difficult market
22 March 2016: As bulk freight rates tumbled to new record lows, bulk carrier owners have cut back on ordering new vessels and sought improved support and service from their classification societies. Konstantinos Chatzitolios,

Q88Dry: experts in vessel and fleet information management
22 March 2016: Q88Dry is renowned in the dry bulk industry for managing critical vessel and fleet information needed in the chartering and evaluation processes. Q88Dry offers owners, operators and charterers of bulk carriers a collaborative space where information can be quickly shared and leveraged to maximize fleet...

Urabá port project under way
22 March 2016: In Colombia, the Conconcreto company is to invest $2 billion in a new port complex, the construction of which is due to start this year at Necoli´, in Uraba´. The multipurpose port, which is being backed by the American company Moffat and Nichol...

AUMUND special conveyor assumes transport at world largest HDRI production plant in Algeria
22 February 2016: At the end of August 2016, a new AUMUND special conveyor for the transport of hot DRI (direct reduced iron) will be delivered to the new steel mill at Tosyali (Algeria). A BZB-H-I 900 type conveyor with a length of 116 metres will be employed in Algeria...

Brazilian river port reopens for sugar traffic
22 February 2016: In October last year, the Brazilian river port of Murtinho reopened for the export of sugar traffic, despatching 6,000 tonnes to neighbouring Uruguay. According to the state governor Reinaldo Azambuja, the use of the port will provide an alternative to the Paraguay River routes for producers in Mato Grosso do Sul...

Cargotec acquires maritime software company
22 February 2016: Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a renowned specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry...

CASE extends D Series crawler excavator range with five new models
22 February 2016: CASE Construction Equipment is extending its new generation D-Series crawler excavator offering with the introduction of new models at the BAUMA 2016 exhibition. BAUMA 2016 will take place from 11–17 April in Munich, and CASE will also be showing much of its other equipment...

CASE offers choice of boom and loader arm on 580ST backhoe loader
22 February 2016: CASE Construction Equipment is extending its backhoe loader offering with the introduction of a new backhoe design with in-line cylinder geometry and inner ‘extendahoe’ on its 580ST model...

Dry bulk concessions up for grabs in Uruguay
22 February 2016: In Uruguay, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works and the National Ports Administration has issued a call for expressions of interest in running dry bulk terminals in the ports of Fray Bentos and Paysandu´...

Efficient scrap recycling at Stena in Sweden
22 February 2016: With more than 100 scrap yards, Stena Recycling AB is one of the largest scrap and waste recyclers in Sweden. At the scrap yard in Malmo¨, a new SENNEBOGEN 830 has been working since mid 2014 and feeds the longest-working shredder in Sweden...

Hycontrol level measurement systems serve coal and quarrying industries
22 February 2016: Redditch, UK-based Hycontrol has been providing level measurement solutions to the coal and quarrying industries for over 30 years. With a comprehensive range of technologies available and extensive industry experience...

Matarani to handle 10% of global copper
22 February 2016: The Peruvian port of Matarani is on course to handle 10% of the global production of copper. By 2017, around 1mt (million tonnes) of copper, equivalent to half of Peru’s total production...

New rail services to link Beira port with 11 destinations
22 February 2016: Trains have begun running between the Mozambican port of Beira and both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Although the initial composition was composed to containers, the aim is to transport around 10,000 tonnes of freight monthly, which will include fertilizer...

Port of Tyne announces new contract with International Plywood
22 February 2016: The Port of Tyne based at South Shields in North East England has announced a new commercial agreement with one of the UK’s leading importers of plywood...

Record year for Puerto Panul
22 February 2016: In Chile, the Port of San Antonio’s bulk terminal, Puerto Panul, has beaten all previous records in respect of dry bulk traffic. It closed the year having handled 2.6mt (million tonnes), equivalent to growth of 7%. Indeed, the terminal had, by November, handled as much traffic as it had in the whole of 2014...

Silopor issues one year handling contract
22 February 2016: In Portugal, Silopor, which is been a liquidation for several years, has issued a tender for the handling of bulk cargo at its terminals at Beato and Trafaria, in Lisbon. The reference price quoted for the contract, which will run for one year only, is in the region of €2 million...

Siwertell road-mobile unloaders for cement handling in Libya and Vietnam
22 February 2016: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered two more of its market- leading 10 000 S road- mobile unloaders for cement unloading operations in Libya and Vietnam. The new trailer-based, diesel- powered machines are fitted with a double bellows system and dust filters and can handle cement...

Spanish dry bulk in the ascendency
22 February 2016: According to recently released figures in Spain, bulk liquids and dry bulk handled in the first eight months of last year amounted to a combined 172mt (million tonnes), equivalent to 52.4% of all port traffic, which reached 329mt...

Stringent USCG BWT standards implemented in 2016
22 February 2016: As of 1 January 2016 vessels are no longer able to discharge ballast in US waters unless their ballast water treatment (BWT) systems are compliant with stringent demands from the USCG (US Coast Guard). Experts believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that shipowners make the right BWT choice....

The Interlake Steamship Company launches Phase II of pioneering emission-reduction technology
22 February 2016: Interlake became the first US-flag fleet to test scrubbers on the Great Lakes in April 2015 after pioneering the emission- reduction technology on its Hon. James L. Oberstar...

Ukraine opens agribulk transshipment terminal
22 February 2016: In Ukraine, the new dry bulk transshipment terminal specializing in agribulk exports has opened at Mykolayiv. This, it is claimed, will help reduce the loading time for vessels...

Cloudy prospects for coal trade
18 February 2016: During the past year commodity imports growth into many countries weakened, and in some instances large reductions in volume were seen. Extra imports elsewhere were unable to prevent a sharp slowdown in global seaborne dry bulk trade expansion. For 2016, the outlook currently suggests limited potential for reviving momentum.

World coal trade 2016
18 February 2016: World commodities markets had a difficult year in 2015 and the international coal industry remained in the doldrums as far as prices were concerned for shippers.

Cavotec & Wärtsilä to develop world’s first marine wireless charging and mooring concep
08 February 2016: Cavotec provides automated mooring systems for various types of vessels, as well as shore power and reel systems. Wärtsilä has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power transfer...

CSU installed at Haramachi thermal electric power station
08 February 2016: BigLift Shipping’s Happy Buccaneer successfully transported a 1,200 mt, 45 m high Continuous Ship Unloader (CSU) from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to Haramachi, Japan

ABHS: personalized solutions for the biomass industry
27 January 2016: It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources...

Reeling it in? successful reel replacement solves CN cable dilemma
27 January 2016: The operation of every bulk terminal is ruled by the simple principle ‘time is money’. To stay competitive, terminals must find ways to minimize revenue losses due to equipment failure. One trend that is gaining momentum is that bulk material handling operators are dedicating...

US Gulf bulk activities
27 January 2016: Green Marine, a North American environmental certification programme for the marine, port and terminal industry, officially recognized the Port of New Orleans recently as a certified Green Port...

Blue Fuchs appointed dealer for E-Crane in the UK
26 January 2016: The Blue Group is a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying, waste recycling, scrap, port and wood handling industries in the UK & Ireland and E- Crane has announced that Blue Group Company, Blue Fuchs, as the dealer for E-Crane in the UK...

Cavotec wins major port equipment orders around the globe
26 January 2016: Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than €9 million for some of its key innovative technologies, including the Group’s MoorMasterTM automated mooring system...

Digging in CSUs up close
26 January 2016: South African Bulk Terminal (SABT), a major customer of Bu¨hler located in Durban, South Africa, in 2005 decided to invest in a large overhaul of its first grain import terminal in the port of Durban, DBS, writes Vincent van der Wijk, Product Manager, Bu¨hler. At the time, not only the existing silo has been upgraded...

German bulk in focus
26 January 2016: Keeping a cement plant clean is a major challenge. Basically, a cement plant is divided into the areas of raw material processing (raw mill), storage hall, kiln, clinker storage, cement mill and cement storage (silos) and the packing plant...

igus® celebrates 25 years of chainflex®
26 January 2016: igus® is celebrating 25 years since the launch of its chainflex® range of cables developed specifically for moving applications in energy chains...

Looking into bulk in the Netherlands
26 January 2016: The year 2015 was a bit disappointing for dry bulk throughput in the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) in the Netherlands. With an estimated 87.8mt (million tonnes), throughput declined by 1% compared with 2014...

Managing open-stored commodities effectively
26 January 2016: There are various methods to store hard and soft bulk commodities, each with their own challenges. The majority of hard bulk is stored in the open. The constant movement of stock is the foremost challenge associated with managing bulk inventory...

Martin Engineering announces EAC certification
26 January 2016: Major bulk material handling solutions Martin Engineering has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity (aka, Eurasian Conformity Mark) for the export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including the company’s full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing...

Martin Engineering forms business unit focused on cleaning pollution control systems
26 January 2016: Martin Engineering has announced the formation of a new global business unit, which will focus specifically on the powerhouse, and products designed to clean the boiler and all air pollution control components, SCR reactors, heat exchangers, economizers, bag houses, ductwork, ID fans and electrostatic precipitators. In addition to the power industry

Why clean air is important
26 January 2016: To properly capture, transport, and collect airborne contaminants, the nature of the contamination and the air in which it is entrained must be understood...

Bulk carrier market: more rough seas ahead
25 January 2016: It has been a painful period for shipowners operating bulk carriers. Growth in dry bulk trade slowed sharply last year and seems to have almost halted, adversely affecting vessel demand. Despite decelerating fleet capacity expansion...

Closed border prompts Colombia to use inland ports to ship coal
25 January 2016: The recent diplomatic spat between Colombia and Venezuela has seen some dry bulk consignments switching ports. The closure of the border, effectively trapped around 120,000 tonnes of coal in Northern Santander, resulted in consignment being diverted to the port of Compas in Barranquilla...

'Cyber disruption’ discussed at BIMCO conference
25 January 2016: In mid-November last year, attendees of BIMCO’s Annual Conference in Hamburg heard the very latest findings on the potential vulnerabilities of ships to cyber attacks. In a session dedicated to the topic...

Dry bulk trade confronted by strong headwinds
25 January 2016: Reflecting last year’s dry bulk trade growth setback, doubts about future expansion have multiplied. Some influences resulting in global seaborne dry bulk commodity movements ceasing to grow in 2015 may persist over the twelve months ahead...

Fednav vessel calls at Antwerp
25 January 2016: In mid-November last year, Fednav (Belgium) N.V., welcomed its next-generation vessel, the Federal Bering at the Port of Antwerp. A reception was held on board to celebrate its maiden voyage to the largest Belgian port...

Gdansk improvements expand dry bulk handling capacity
25 January 2016: Gdansk Bulk Terminal has extended the berthing line at Bytomskie Quay 290 metres and deepened alongside draught to 7.9 metres, thereby allowing it to handle 15,000dwt vessels, in addition to those 25,000dwt vessels not conveying full loads.

GE keeping rail operation on the right track for reliable and efficient power supply
25 January 2016: GE has been chosen to provide the Static Frequency Converter (SFC) solution for two of DB Energie GmbH’s converter stations, Bu¨tzow and Schwerin Maximized system reliability, reduced failure time and maintenance over the entire system lifecycle makes GE a perfect partner for this project...

Grain and soya trade outlook uneven - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK JANUARY 2016
25 January 2016: Over the past twelve months, signs pointed to weaker growth in commodity import demand in a number of countries, or actual reductions. Provisional figures suggest that overall growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade during 2015 was minimal or nil. Confidence in predicting a solid increase this year has receded.

How to secure your coal supply
25 January 2016: Whether the coal market is booming or softening, coal contracts underpin much of the world’s supply of electricity, and long-term coal agreements are not going away. In his latest report for the IEA Clean Coal Centre...

iCOlube® wins ‘Technical Innovation Award’ at Seatrade Maritime Awards
25 January 2016: On the 19 October 2015, individuals, organizations and companies from across the Middle East,Africa and the Indian Subcontinent maritime and shipping industry, gathered at the Joharah Ballroom at Madinat Jumeirah...

I-Tech seals market acceptance for SELEKTOPE®
25 January 2016: Final sign-off of the antifouling active substance Selektope® by the European Commission has coincided with the first disclosure of a commercial application in Asia...

Mormugao receives largest ever wood chip bulk carrier
25 January 2016: Mormugao Port Trust has revealed that one of its terminals handled one of the world’s largest dedicated wood chip carriers. The Global Explorer, which was inbound from Richards Bay in South Africa, conveyed 44,126 tonnes of chips on behalf of West Coast Paper Mills.

New bulk river terminal in India
25 January 2016: A plan has been put forward to build a bulk cargo terminal on the Ganga River at Sahibgunj, in Jharkhand, close to Coal India’s Rajmahal coal terminal. This will be financed as part of the World Bank’s $648 million programme to promote use of the National Waterway...

Odessa increases grain handling capacity
25 January 2016: In Ukraine, the port of Odessa has revealed its development strategy in respect of grain transshipment. Up to 2038, it expects to increase volumes handled from 8.8mt (million tonnes) at present to 12.5–13mt...

Paradip coal berths to be mechanized
25 January 2016: In India, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the mechanization of three dry bulk berths at East Quay, in the port of Paradip. The work will be undertaken as a public–private partnership. The berths will handle exported thermal coal...

Performance optimization through fuel efficiency
25 January 2016: Fuel efficiency is a key to decreased operational costs in the marine business. Improved efficiency is of special interest for many cruise and ferry as well as merchant companies. Fuel efficiency solutions offer an opportunity to improve long- term competitiveness and sustainability...

Quequén implementing southern Argentina’s largest bulk terminal
25 January 2016: Mario Goicoechea, president of Queque´n port authority in Argentina, says that upgrading work will lead to the port being the largest and most modern port in southern Argentina...

Santarém to have fertilizer terminal
25 January 2016: The Brazilian government is to issue a tender for the construction of a fertilizer terminal at the port of Santare´m, in the state of Para´. This is scheduled for release in either October or November. The project is being supported by a consortium of local companies that are already present in...

Sohar to become agribulk hub
25 January 2016: A new $170 million agribulk terminal is taking shape in the port of Sohar, in Oman. The aim is to create a strategic food harbour, serving Oman and the wider Gulf Cooperation Community, as well as the Middle East in general...

Sugar cyclicality: coping with the fluctuations in demand
25 January 2016: Cyclicality in sugar is a global phenomenon. Sugar is a dominant commodity in the world seaborne trade. As a result of cyclicality, the fortunes of the industry in all producing countries from Brazil to India...

TGM to cost $100 million
25 January 2016: Montevideo Bulk Terminal (TGM) is being built at a cost of $100 million. The facility, which will open in December, will incorporate 12, 10,000-tonne silos...

Hempel launches new, top-line fouling release coating to deliver optimal fuel savings
21 January 2016: Building on its industry proven Hempasil range of fouling release systems, leading marine coatings manufacturer Hempel announces the launch of a new antifouling to deliver optimal fuel savings and return on investment...

Moore Stephens says shipping will remain volatile and indispensable in 2016
21 January 2016: Moore Stephens shipping partner Richard Greiner says, “The ultimate definition of an optimist has been characterised as an accordion player with an answerphone. Such extreme optimism might be difficult to find in shipping today, but the portents for 2016 are not all bad...

New £7m bulk handling facility to support strategic growth for Newport Industries
21 January 2016: Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base...

Cargotec acquires maritime software company
20 January 2016: Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the leading specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry...

Enhancing the Efficiency of Production Processes in Times of Industry 4.0
20 January 2016: In order to give more importance to the sector Electrical Engineering + Automation and to strengthen it as independent technology, HAVER & BOECKER has founded the company HAVER Automation GmbH & Co. KG located in Münster (Westphalia/Germany) becoming effective as of 1 January 2016...

Hybrid material handler SENNEBOGEN 875 impresses with high performance in coal handling
20 January 2016: The US company Robindale Energy has recently started using a new SENNEBOGEN 875 material handler for loading coal from ships on the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania, USA. Equipped with the Green Hybrid system, the machine unloads up to six jumbo barges per day.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes: Further Transitions to Rostock Plant
20 January 2016: As of January 2016, Liebherr Maritime Cranes' design, sales and customer service for mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes as well as offshore cranes will operate out of its maritime production site in Rostock, Germany...

New guide equips ship operators with all-encompassing nox reduction and abatement resources to future proof vessels
20 January 2016: Fathom Maritime Intelligence has published an independent, technical guide that contains practical tools to support ship owners and operators with decision making around nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reduction and regulatory compliance strategies...

Cambiaso & Risso Group has signed a partnership with Fendercare Marine to deliver Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer operations in Augusta port (Sicily).
05 January 2016: Cambiaso & Risso Group, founded in Genoa in 1946, is one of the main international companies offering tailor-made shipping and logistics agency services to the maritime...

Hempel launches long-awaited high grade pure epoxy tank coating
05 January 2016: PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Russian shipping company providing seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, announces the completion of a major IT integration project with the support of SpecTec.

Moore Stephens reports small decline in shipping confidence
05 January 2016: The average confidence level expressed by respondents in the markets in which they operate was 5.6 on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high). This compares to the 5.9 recorded in August 2015. The survey was launched in May 2008 with a confidence rating of 6.8.

RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance
05 January 2016: International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems...

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