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Hanseaticsoft simplifies purchasing processes with new mobile app
22 December 2017: Hanseaticsoft, provider of maritime software, has launched a new mobile app to make purchasing processes simpler for shipping companies.

BIMCO and CIRM propose software maintenance standard for shipping
20 December 2017: BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime), have sent the industry's first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for consideration...

Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group join forces
17 December 2017: On December 15th, Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group signed a joint venture agreement with the purpose of cooperating in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels. The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding.

OCEASOFT’s latest-generation of Bluetooth-enabled temperature data loggers facilitate cold chain management
11 December 2017: The latest generation Atlas and Emerald products offer improved performance and a robust user experience in the field..

WATCH NEW CSL VIDEO: Aggregate Loading and Discharge Operation - MV CSL Tecumseh - Port McNeil B.C. to San Francisco, CA
11 December 2017: In this video, MV CSL Tecumseh, a Trillium Class, 71,405 DWT Panamax self-unloader, loads aggregates in a remote area near Port McNeil, British Columbia, and discharges three ways in the San Francisco Bay area in California.

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping
10 December 2017: Marine bunker suppliers should anticipate that there may no longer be significant demand for fossil fuels from shipping within as little as 25 years...

World’s first class approved 3d printed ship’s propeller unveiled
09 December 2017: Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands...

Kramer place a big lift truck order with Konecranes
08 December 2017: Rotterdam-based Kramer Group recently confirmed a substantial 22-machine order with Konecranes...

Plans to address UK rail challenges are bold
08 December 2017: Ed Thomas, UK head of transport, comments on the Government’s new rail strategy. He said: “The government’s new strategic vision for rail...

Buffed for optimum propeller performance
07 December 2017: Hydrex has developed a new way of maintaining ship propellers to achieve maximum propulsion efficiency...

ABB launches sequential turbocharging system
06 December 2017: ABB Turbocharging announces its latest technology development, the Flexible integrated Turbocharging System for Two-Stroke Engines (FiTS2) at Marintec China, December 2017...

Crowley Maritime’s Jacksonville Terminal Now Live with Tideworks’ CitadelMC℠ SaaS Solution
06 December 2017: Tideworks Technology® Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that Crowley Maritime has gone live with CitadelMC?...

London P&I Club warning on excessive position-fixing intervals
06 December 2017: The London P&I Club says excessive onboard position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims...

Sennebogen’s signature maxcab now offers even more comfort stanley, ncs
06 December 2017: The material handling industry’s most innovative operator’s station is now bigger and better. Standard on SENNEBOGEN machines, the updated version of the Maxcab is about 3” (70 mm) longer than the previous generation. The resulting cab expansion not only provides more space for the operator to work comfortably. It also offers additional room for an optional electric cooler behind the seat, as well as additional storage space for other necessities.

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping
05 December 2017: The stability of tax rules is of vital importance to the UK shipping sector, and international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says it is therefore encouraging that the UK government continued to provide a stable regime in its Autumn Budget 2017...

Aquaplot joins Technology Transfer Programme of European Space Agency
03 December 2017: Start-up Aquaplot has been a member of the incubator programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) since September 2017...

Brexit: UK Club to set up a subsidiary in the Netherlands
02 December 2017: The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has announced its intention to establish a new European subsidiary in the Netherlands...

Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise
02 December 2017: Exol Lubricants has successfully facilitated an exercise simulating the response to a hydrocarbon spill incident at its bulk blending site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire...

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals
01 December 2017: Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates...

Martin Engineering Program Raises Funds To Improve Breast Cancer Awareness
30 November 2017: In September 2017, Terminale Intermodale Venezia S.p.A. (TIV) ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane for its terminal in Marghera, the commercial port of Venice.

ABB Turbocharging tops industry efficiency benchmark
29 November 2017: ABB Turbocharging has raised the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency to achieve an additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% by performing the measurement on an actual engine on an engine testbed...

Freightos Index: The Biggest Gap on Last Year’s Ocean Prices So Far This Year
29 November 2017: On the Freightos Marketplace, the Shanghai-New York (PVG-JFK) air rates averaged $4.50/kg back in September. It had jumped to $6.50/kg by Week 45 (two weeks ago) and climbed up to $7.00/kg this week (when space was available)...

Great interest in the Port of Hamburg in Hong Kong
29 November 2017: Along with Hamburg Invest, last week Port of Hamburg Marketing visited Hong Kong. More than 170 representatives of shipping, logistics, industry , politics and trade associations used the Port of Hamburg’s Evening Reception on 24 November to brief themselves...

Hempel reduces cargo hold maintenance costs by launching new Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510
29 November 2017: Hempel launched its new cargo hold coating – Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510. This innovative coating offers customers an outstanding return on investment by delivering up to 40 per cent reduction in cargo holds maintenance costs*.

Shipping Must be Economically Sustainable if it is to Deliver on Environmental Sustainability, ICS tells OECD
29 November 2017: Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris today...

Ballast water treatment system launches
24 November 2017: Coldharbour Marine, a UK-based manu- facturer of inert gas generators and ballast water treatment systems, launched a new version of its inert-gas based GLDTM treatment plant, designed specifically for large bulk carriers...

UK-based water quality monitoring specialists Rivertrace head to Marintec
23 November 2017: Rivertrace, producers of water quality monitoring products, will be showcasing their Smartsafe ORB and Smart ODME, during Marintec...

Improving market for Handymax bulk carriers
22 November 2017: Freight rates for bulk carriers in the Handymax size group have recovered in the past twelve months, after plummeting to very depressed levels. Cautious optimism, from a shipowner’s viewpoint...

The end of the paper chase: DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet
21 November 2017: In a historic first for the ship classification industry, DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet...

Transmax™ a self-unloading bulk-carrier to overcom draught limited ports
21 November 2017: National Ports in partnership with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solution have developed a self-unloading super shallow draft bulk carrier that will revolutionise the transhipping operation in shallow water ports around the world. The Transmax™

Port inks lease with International Raw Materials
20 November 2017: In mid-October this year, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners entered into an agreement with International Raw Materials (IRM) to lease the Port’s Bridgeview Terminal. IRM previously operated at the port from 1981–2001...

Don’t overlook the risk of cargo fires
19 November 2017: Cargo fires occur so infrequently that awareness of the risk can slip under the radar..

King’s Lynn inaugurates new bulk store terminal
19 November 2017: A new bulk store terminal has been inaugurated at the UK’s Port of King’s Lynn at a cost of £2.2 million...

Cochin to add floating cement terminal
18 November 2017: Gujarat-based Sanghi Cements has indicated a willingness to establish a floating cement terminal at the Indian port of Cochin. This will help expand its coastal movements to South Indian markets...

Palau fleet grows as owners look for smart solutions
18 November 2017: The Palau International Ship Registry has recently seen a strong increase in its fleet size as more shipowners and operators look to become a part of the new breed of smart registries...

Fertilizer outlook
17 November 2017: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed the upswing in economic activity is strengthening, with global growth projected to rise to 3.7% in 2018...

New hydraulics workshop to serve as european nerve centre for repairs
17 November 2017: Cargo Care Solutions (CCS), the hatch cover and Ro-Ro equipment specialists has opened a hydraulics workshop in response to the growing demand by ship owners for maintenance and repair of their hydraulic deck equipment...

Alex Stewart Agriculture accredited by ukas to iso 17025 standards
16 November 2017: Alex Stewart Agriculture is delighted to announce to the industry that its head office and principal laboratories in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom – Alex Stewart Agriculture - has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service - UKAS - to ISO 17025 Standards...

Bulking up in the Baltics
16 November 2017: Over the first three quarters of 2017, the Port of Riga has handled a total of 25.5mt (million tonnes) of cargo, 5.1% — or 1.4mt — less than during the same nine months of 2016...

Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
16 November 2017: Israel-based cyber security specialist Naval Dome has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), a renowned global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services...

New KNUD E. HANSEN business unit dedicated 100% to HVAC
16 November 2017: Danish Naval Architectural firm KNUD E. HANSEN has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit – MARINE HVAC DESIGN – that will specialise in the design of HVAC systems for the maritime market...

Firmer support for coal trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK November 2017
15 November 2017: Further signs of strengthening support for commodity imports into many countries emerged during recent weeks...

Redcar Bulk Terminal secures major new contracts
15 November 2017: In early October, Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) in the UK announced it has secured a series of major new contracts...

MacGregor celebrates opening of its Head office in Singapor
14 November 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced plans in September to establish its Head office in Singapore and ending a period of more than three years of having operated with a virtual head office...

Damen acquires Daewoo’s shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries
10 November 2017: With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities...

Konecranes wins repeat order from Winning Logistics Company for two floating cranes
10 November 2017: In the third quarter of 2017, Konecranes received a repeat order for two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Floating Cranes from Winning Logistics Company Limited (Winning Logistics)...

Palau welcomes the future of shipping regulation
10 November 2017: Port State Control could be about to change and move away from black, grey and white performance lists as pressure grows to concentrate more on targeted inspections of under-performing ships...

Newest, largest sennebogen material handler now installed in busy Bulgarian port
09 November 2017: The largest SENNEBOGEN balance material handler is now assembled and handling bulk goods every day at the Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port...

New quay opened at the industrial port in Bremen
08 November 2017: After a building period lasting three-and-a-half years, the port logistics firm Weserport, the “bremenports” company and invited guests from the worlds of business and politics celebrated the new construction of a quay at Terminal 2 of the Hu¨ttenhafen in the city of Bremen on 3 November...

Konecranes delivers portal harbour crane to Spain
06 November 2017: On October 16, 2017, the Spanish bulk terminal operator European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHI) in the port of Gijón put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Portal Harbor Crane into service.

Upbeat outlook for dry bulk charter rates from 2018 onwards
06 November 2017: Drewry expects dry bulk shipping charter rates to recover from the second quarter of 2018 on the back of strengthening Asian iron ore demand...

DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons
03 November 2017: Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is working with Axiom Rail and WH Davis to convert 110 HTA coal hoppers into new state of the art HRA aggregate hopper wagons.

Celebrating 65 years of worldwide innovation
02 November 2017: As a worldwide equipment manufacturer, SENNEBOGEN recently celebrated 65 years of operation...

ITIC settles off-hire dispute resulting from ship manager’s negligence
02 November 2017: International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently settled a claim brought against a ship manager for failure to maintain its obligations...

Continuing to pay crew with cash will bring further challenges, Says ShipMoney
01 November 2017: Paying crew members in cash will lead to further challenges of increased incidents of piracy and theft, says global financial payments company ShipMoney...

Starlinger goes Hollywood: Presentation of a golden FIBC made from PET bottle flakes at the 34th FIBCA conference in California
01 November 2017: The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) hosted its 34th conference in California, USA, from October 11-13, 2017...

When the going gets tough BAUMER sensors meet the challenge
01 November 2017: Reliable sensing, measuring stability and accuracy, along with the speed and change of direction of rotation in heavy duty machinery presents tough challenges...

Euroports up for sale
30 October 2017: The sale of the company, which has turnover of , could be valued at approximately , according to sources, said Reuters...

Best practice and bills of lading
25 October 2017: “Delivery of cargo without presentation of an original bill of lading, although not recommended, is a reality of international trade...

Continental Acquired South African Tech Company to Further Develop its Services for the Conveyor Industry
18 October 2017: The technology company Continental has recently acquired Advanced Imaging Technologies (PTY) Ltd., based in Pinetown, South Africa, which is known for its fundamental work for x-ray and magnetic imaging-based...

Vortex expands market reach to include Portugal
17 October 2017: Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Alpha Engenharia as its representative agent in Portugal...

BigRoll will continue as part of Roll Group
16 October 2017: BigRoll will continue their high-quality services as part of Roll Group. With the merger of the BigRoll organization, Roll Group will expand their state of the art fleet with...

New PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex shrinks footprint and installation costs in ballast water treatment
16 October 2017: Available space comes at a premium on any vessel. This is especially true when retrofitting major equipment such as a ballast water treatment system, which in most cases was never considered in the...

Positive outlook for grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OTLOOK October 2017
16 October 2017: Commodity import demand around the world has strengthened markedly this year, and a number of positive indicators point to a continuation of the trend into next year...

Sims Metal Management and Peel Ports launch first scrap metal facility at London Medway
16 October 2017: The Sims Metal Management UK Metals business unit (Sims UK), part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metals and electronics recycling company (Sims)...

Scandinavia takes centre stage – bulk handling in the region
15 October 2017: Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab is leading bulk and transit cargo operator in Finland with a history that goes back over 130 years. Formed in 1884, the company now belongs to the successful KWH-Group...

Damen Shipyards Group delivers Shoalbuster 3209 to ISA Towage
14 October 2017: ISA Towage B.V. (formerly known as V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA) has taken delivery of a Shoalbuster 3209 from Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld (DSHa). The vessel was already in stock at the yard and...

Port of Corpus Christi works with US Army Corps of Engineers
13 October 2017: The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have executed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CC Ship Channel)...

Port of Portland receives $1.25m security grant
13 October 2017: Port of Portland will receive from the federal Port Security Grant Program to upgrade marine terminal security systems...

3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
12 October 2017: A prototype of the world’s first class- approved ship’s propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller — named WAAMpeller...

Scandinavia takes centre stage bulk handling in the region
11 October 2017: Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab is leading bulk and transit cargo operator in Finland with a history that goes back over 130 years. Formed in 1884, the company now belongs to the successful KWH-Group...

BIMCO advice on life boat safety
10 October 2017: BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...

T. Parker Host opens logistics arm to provide supply chain management services
10 October 2017: CWT Commodities (USA) joins Host to form Host Logistics, LLC in Garden City, NY...

Ark Shipping takes delivery of OSD-designed AHTS for Caspian operations
06 October 2017: A new shallow-draft anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has been delivered to Russian inland waterways operator and offshore logistics service provider, Ark Shipping...

ABB Ability™ Fleet Intelligence digitalizes maritime maintenance
05 October 2017: ABB has added ‘Fleet Intelligence’ to its ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations software, providing marine customers with a single and complete overview...

Bureau Veritas joins the RECOMMS drones project
05 October 2017: Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP), to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces...

European coal trades
05 October 2017: Europe accounts for about a tenth of total world thermal coal trade with demand of around 90mt (metric tonnes) recorded last year. Although the market for thermal coal is in general decline there...

Euroports Completes the Expansion and Improvement of Its Dedicated Sugar Terminal in Antwerp—and Secures IFS Food Certification
02 October 2017: Euroports, provider of maritime supply-chain solutions, is pleased to announce that it has finished the expansion and further improvement of its dedicated sugar terminal, TA518 in Antwerp...

Port receives $1.25 million federal seaport security grant
01 October 2017: Port of Portland will receive from the federal Port Security Grant Program to upgrade marine terminal security systems...

Euroports Loads, for Export, a Vessel with the Deepest Draft Ever to Dock at Its Terminal 1207 in Antwerp
30 September 2017: Euroports, a leading maritime supply-chain provider, has just completed a major job for a number of its key customers in Antwerp, loading to capacity the MV Salta, GMB Maritime Liner Services GmbH, at its Terminal 1207 at the Left Bank in Antwerp...

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards
29 September 2017: Shipping confidence reached its highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-August 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

UK P&I Club releases updated version of its Carefully to Carry publication
29 September 2017: UK P&I Club, provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has released an updated version of its Carefully to Carry publication to highlight the most current thinking in the industry around the safe carriage, loading and storage of cargo...

OCEASOFT’s Cobalt ML3 revolutionizes temperature monitoring for sensitive products during transport
28 September 2017: OCEASOFT leverages cutting-edge IoT communication networks to support shipping and logistics cycles for temperature-sensitive products with its new mobile temperature data logger...

OSM Maritime Group future-proofs its business with Cloud Fleet Manager software from Hanseaticsoft
28 September 2017: Shipping company OSM Maritime Group has announced it will introduce Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) from Hamburg-based software provider Hanseaticsoft as part of its business digitisation strategy...

BIMCO launches practical guide to support BWM Convention entry into force
27 September 2017: BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems.

SENNEBOGEN celebrated its 65th anniversary with a works extension and product launches
26 September 2017: In 1952, company founder Erich Sennebogen Sr. put his heart and soul into founding a company that, today, could not be more innovative, more international, or more interesting...

Five Million Tons of Freight Transported from Cuxhaven to Immingham
22 September 2017: "RailRoCargo", the joint product of Cuxport, DFDS Germany and TRANSA Spedition, is celebrating a milestone: in September 2017, the five millionth ton of cargo was transported to the Cuxport terminal in Cuxhaven for onward shipping to the UK...

Legacy Building Solutions Announces New ExxoTec Fabric
22 September 2017: Legacy Building Solutions is proud to announce the addition of a new and exclusive fabric, ExxoTecTM, to their customized tension fabric structure offerings...

Rotterdam: ‘Building a Sustainable Port’
22 September 2017: The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently launched a new campaign:‘Building a Sustainable Port’...

LOC Group calls for more transparency and certainty for maritime casualties
21 September 2017: Addressing a global audience of marine insurers, Captain Jonathan Walker, a consultant from LOC's Singapore office, raised concerns over the increasing trend to criminalise seafarers following a casualty...

New coal terminal for Paradip
21 September 2017: A Kakinada Seaports Ltd-led consortium has been awarded a concession to develop and operate a coal handling terminal at Paradip Port, in Orissa, for 30 years...

Gramosa awarded new Veracruz port agribulk terminal concession
20 September 2017: Gramosa Agroalimentos was the unique surviving bidder for the Terminal de Granel Agri´cola (Agribulk Terminal) for the new Veracruz Port, given that the only other interested party was disqualified for putting forward a non-compliant bid...

Siwertell road-mobile delivery prompts positive experience
20 September 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered a new road-mobile unloader for Turkish aggregates company, Güsey Bazalt Beton San Maden Ve Tic Sti Ltd. The order was booked in Cargotec's second quarter 2017 order intake.

Vietnam to build southern transshipment coal port
19 September 2017: Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister,Trinh Di`nh Dung, has given his blessing to the proposed coal port in the country’s southern region. The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry...

BUMCO advice on life boat safety
18 September 2017: BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...

Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion systems
17 September 2017: Shipping industry leaders who attended London International Shipping Week (LISW), which took place from 11–15 September, heard the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organized...

Feed grains harvest lower in 2017
16 September 2017: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast a positive outlook for the global economy with recent data pointing to the broadest upswing in a decade, with improvements in emerging and developing...

MacGregor wins hatch cover and crane contracts for five Chinese bulk carriers
16 September 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Yangzijiang shipyard in China to equip five 62,000dwt open hatch bulk carriers (OHBC) with hatch covers and cranes...

Mejillones starts containerized minerals concentrates trade
15 September 2017: As of 10 July 2017, the Chilean Port of Mejillones has introduced a minerals loading system based around flip-up containers...

Shunting solution from Vollert offers road/rail flexibility
15 September 2017: Vollert has recently developed its VLEX road-rail robot, which offers a high-quality solution for shunting operations of up to 300 tonnes. Extremely compact and flexible, battery-driven and exhaust-free..

Dry bulk imports growth continues in China
14 September 2017: Trade and freight market optimists looking for a further boost from China’s dry bulk imports this year have not been disappointed. Global seaborne dry bulk trade, and shipping activity, has benefited greatly from additional commodity volumes purchased by Chinese buyers, especially iron ore, coal and soyabeans...

SEA\LNG calls for compliance and enforcement as 2020 sulphur cap looms
14 September 2017: In August, SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition working to facilitate and accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a...

Dry bulk trade backdrop remains solid – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK September 2017
13 September 2017: Doubts about whether the commodity import demand pace seen during the first half of this year can be sustained in the period ahead are prominent. Yet global seaborne dry bulk trade growth in 2017 as a whole probably will achieve a notable acceleration...

Flogas and ABP join forces to bunker ships with LNG in UK first
13 September 2017: Flogas Britain has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to bunker a ship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time ever in the UK...

MacGregor secures floating linkspan orders from France
13 September 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Bouygues Travaux Publics, one of the world's largest civil engineering construction companies...

Tonnage on track for another record-breaking year at the Port of Longview
13 September 2017: On the heels of a record-setting 2016, the Port of Longview in the USA continues to demonstrate its cargo-handling expertise with another strong performance for the first half of 2017...

VIGAN invests for the future
13 September 2017: In order to better serve its customers and to be prepared for the future, major equipment supplier VIGAN is extending its manufacturing facility in Nivelles...

Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer wage costs
06 September 2017: Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes...

Dust collection company AAF now ATEX-certified
03 September 2017: According to reports, many dust explosions are started by mechanical sparks. Wet dust collection is seen as a solution to eliminate some of the factors that contribute to dust explosions...

LATAM: Ram Spreaders building base and trust
02 September 2017: RAM Spreaders is building a solid and broad foundation based on trust in the Americas with terminal operators, logistics providers and cargo owners.

‘Tuning and Tweaking’ — a live case study on a pneumatic ship-unloader
01 September 2017: In this live case study, Lion Bulk Handling has visited a customer in South Europe which acquired a pneumatic ship-unloader more than ten years ago and requested...

Post hurricane Harvey recovery update: Corpus Christi ship channel re-opens after record six day closure
01 September 2017: The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port today signed Marine Safety Information Bulletin authorizing the restricted opening of the Corpus Christi Sip Channel after...

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
01 September 2017: aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems to SGS Group...

Liebherr strengthens maritime business out of Australia
31 August 2017: Liebherr Maritime is about to establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. This expansion guarantees better support...

ABS updates Advisory ahead of impending 2020 global sulphur cap
30 August 2017: ABS has updated the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems (Scrubber Advisory) to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap...

Custom Fabric Structures for the Transportation Sector
30 August 2017: Legacy Building Solutions, a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, announces the addition of Sara Davis as Building and Project Design Consultant...

ABS joins industry partners to advance autonomous shipping
29 August 2017: ABS, a major provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners...

FLSmidth set to acquire part of Sandvik Mining Systems
29 August 2017: FLSmidth has reached an agreement to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems.This includes continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies and competences that will strengthen the Group’s core minerals business...

Port of Kiel right on target for growth
29 August 2017: The Port of Kiel in Germany is very much on target for growth and has posted its best half-year results to date...

Hycontrol’s SHIELD brings a new level of protection
28 August 2017: On 17 July, after months of development and testing, silo protection expert Hycontrol Ltd. announced the launch of the SHIELD Silo Protection System. The compact, all-in-one system comes...

Tropical Shipping selects Thordon seawater-lubricated propeller shaft package
28 August 2017: Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system...

Vostochny completes Phase 3 expansion
28 August 2017: Russia’s largest coal stevedore Vostochny Port JSC, which is part of the holding run by Port Management Company LLC...

Damen TSHK 650 sails to Gippsland Ports
27 August 2017: A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and has now sailed to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia on her own keel...

Maravilha Consortium’s Rio grain terminal bid approved
27 August 2017: Brazil’s Ministry of Transport has approved the concession agreement for the wheat terminal at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, which was awarded by the National Waterway Transport Agency (Antaq) in April...

North America East Coast moving bulk in this busy region
27 August 2017: The Port of Belledune on the east coast of Canada is a world class deep water facility with exceptional year...

Rand Logistics receives International Safety Management Code certification on eight Canadian vessels; and launches second ‘Marine Miracle Month'
26 August 2017: On 16 August, Rand Logistics, Inc. a major provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, announced that the company has received five-year International Safety Management (ISM)...

Grain exports via Rosario increase significantly
25 August 2017: In Argentina, the Rosario metropolitan area has seen a 41% increase in exports of grain, derivatives and vegetable oils when comparing 2006 and 2017. Going back to 2000, the difference is a significantly larger 96%...

Lakes limestone and iron ore trades up 15% in July
25 August 2017: Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totalled 3.9mt (million tonnes) in July, an increase of 15.4% compared to a year ago...

NBE unveils container filling system
25 August 2017: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) has introduced a single- station, variable container filling system for bulk filling of drums, cartons, totes, gaylords, bulk bags and other bulk container types...

New Eriez compact suspended overband magnet to make its debut at industry expo
25 August 2017: Eriez Europe will be showcasing the latest solutions in metal detection and removal for the mining and quarry industries at the Steinexpo show in Homberg, Germany from 30 August to 2 September...

Port Autonome de Papeete orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810 for Tahiti
25 August 2017: Damen Shipyards has won an open tender for the supply of a tug to Port Autonome de Papeete on the Pacific island of Tahiti. Tahiti is part of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of the French Republic...

Cuxport handles crane parts weighing several tonnes for the NYK Bulk & Projects shipping company
24 August 2017: The port services company Cuxport handled a project consignment for the German agent of the Japanese shipper NYK Bulk & Projects through berth 3 at the Europa quay for the first time at the end of July...

GB Railfreight announces new appointments
24 August 2017: GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced that Bob Tiller has been promoted to Engineering Director and Ian Langton will take over as Production Director. Both will sit as members of GBRf’s board...

Global operators queue up for contract of maiden specialised terminal project near Chittagong port
24 August 2017: Five big global marine and inland terminal operators are queuing up for the contract to build Bangladesh's maiden specialised maritime terminal in Chittagong...

Minchinhampton company accepts ISO accreditation
24 August 2017: In mid-July, RDS Technology announced that it had been awarded the ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the design, development, test and manufacture of electronic instrumentation for ...

Port of Rotterdam throughput up by 3.9%
24 August 2017: With an increase in throughput of 3.9%, the port of Rotterdam can look back on a good first half year. There was growth in eight of the ten market..

TPG-Backed Flexituff International to spin off bulk container business
24 August 2017: Flexituff International Ltd will spin off its flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) business into a wholly owned subsidiary...

Conitex Sonoco launches BulkSak® On-Demand
23 August 2017: Conitex Sonoco USA, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bulk bags as well as other innovative packagingproducts,haslaunchedBulkSak® On-Demand...

Hydrex mobdock reduces Singapore sterntube spill
23 August 2017: It is estimated that damaged ship sterntubes leak some 57 million tonnes of lubricating oil in to the oceans every year, but by replacing these seals when the damage is first discovered...

Major feedstuffs delivery arrives at Fredericia
23 August 2017: A ship with  of feedstuffs arrived early July 2017 at the Port of Fredericia in Denmark. Even though the Port of Fredericia often receives large ships, it is always a fine sight when a ship...

Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana
23 August 2017: On 20 June this year, the Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company — Metro Ports — will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor...

Petroleum coke market volatility driven by many factors
23 August 2017: Many factors have buffeted the seaborne fuel-grade petroleum coke market during the last 18 months, causing substantial price volatility. These factors include changing government regulations, severe weather, and unexpected production problems...

Samson® Material Feeders for Yorkshire Water
23 August 2017: SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd., under the umbrella of the worldwide operating AUMUND Group of companies, has received an order from Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction...

Can the ‘can test’, advises ABTO
22 August 2017: The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for raw ores and less common cargoes, such as nickel ore, fine wet coal and bauxite...

Iron ore trades changes are afoot in the industry
22 August 2017: Indian steelmakers without captive mines are distraught that local iron ore extractors, including the state-owned NMDC and Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC)...

More investment projects at the Port of Gdansk
22 August 2017: Under an agreement signed on 26 June this year, works focusing on bank reinforcements of the final section –14 of the Szczecinskie Quay will be carried out this year...

Multi-user dock generates local spinoffs
22 August 2017: The Port of Sept-I^les has announced that Societe ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) has retained local contractor Groupe G7 to build the conveyor that will link the multi-user dock to SFPPN storage facilities...

Newest terminal on the St. Lawrence River to be operated by Groupe Somavrac
22 August 2017: On 3 July, the Trois-Rivie`res Port Authority (TRPA) and Groupe Somavrac announced the signing of a long-term agreement to operate Terminal 13 at the Port of Trois-Rivie`res...

Port of Cardiff Launches $5 Million Bulk Project
22 August 2017: ABP's latest investment includes new warehousing, upgrades to existing warehouses, and new port handling equipment...

RFID-driven weighing and batching system from NBE
22 August 2017: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)’s fully integrated bulk material handling system uses RFID-driven process communications to automate simultaneous batching of multiple, and varied, chemical mixtures during a single processing operation...

Coal trade looking more sturdy - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK August 2017
21 August 2017: Additional signs, appearing over the past few months, confirmed expectations of a pickup in commodity import demand in many countries. Reflecting these indications, it now seems likely that global seaborne dry bulk trade growth during...

Powered Conveyor Belt Tracker: Continuous, Precise Adjustment
15 August 2017: A new powered conveyor belt tracker from Martin Engineering delivers immediate and continuous precision adjustment of hard-to-track reversing conveyors, helping operators reduce spillage and extend the life of belts and other system components...

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development
15 August 2017: The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has been awarded USD by The TK Foundation to support its work building vital maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability in Africa...

Dry Bulk Demand Delivering Recovery
02 August 2017: Dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, reports Drewry.

Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping
02 August 2017: Drewry expects that dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry...

Cliffs Natural Resources to locate HBI production plant at Ironville Terminal
27 July 2017: On 15 June, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced that Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will locate its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant at Ironville Terminal in East Toledo...

Dust collection company AAF now ATEX-certified
27 July 2017: According to reports, many dust explosions are started by mechanical sparks. Wet dust collection is seen as a solution to eliminate some of the factors that contribute to dust explosions...

Marine Transport International puts the recycling supply chain onto the blockchain
27 July 2017: Marine Transport International (MTI) has launched a proof of concept trial which aims to connect parties involved in the recycling supply chain via blockchain technology...

Agreement reached for LNG supply station at Dunkerque
26 July 2017: Dunkerque’s LNG terminal and Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque have signed an agreement for the development of an LNG supply station.

Spanish port operator Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet
26 July 2017: NoatumTerminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet. The Model 6 machine was put into operation...

Bedeschi supplies shiploader to AdvanSix plant in Virginia, USA
25 July 2017: Bulk handling equipment specialist Bedeschi has supplied a 500tph (tonnes per hour) shiploader to the AdvanSix Plant in Hopewell,Virginia, USA...

DNV GL opens fleet performance centres
25 July 2017: DNV GL has opened two digital fleet performance centres in Hamburg and Singapore to support its ECO Insight customers in monitoring and optimizing their fleets...

New port agency model proves attractive to bulk shipping markets
24 July 2017: Following a strong take-up of its services since its February 2017 launch, global ship agency company WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront), has added a further three regional ship agency companies...

No end in sight for profound crisis in Brazil’s aluminium industry
24 July 2017: There is no sign of an end to the deep crisis affecting the aluminium industry in Brazil, where the output of primary aluminium has fallen by 30% in the past three years, and where per capita consumption of the metal has fallen from...

PORT OF KIEL right on target for growth
24 July 2017: The port of Kiel is very much on target for growth and has posted its best half-year results to date. In the first six months of 2017 the port’s varied facilities handled 3.7 million tons of goods...

UK P&I Club advises on ventilation to avoid cargo sweat
24 July 2017: “Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

FLSmidth signs large cement plant contract in North Africa
23 July 2017: FLSmidth has signed a contract for a state-of-the-art cement plant valued at more than €100 million...

Bauxite and alumina capacity – cuts needed to ensure trade balance and boost prices
22 July 2017: China has been for long remained at the receiving end of global criticism for unrestrained exports of steel and aluminium and causing environmental injuries...

Industry recognition for Langh Tech’s scrubber
21 July 2017: In mid-June this year, the environmentally friendly scrubber from Langh Tech was recognized, as the EU-project based on the technology received the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award at the Baltic Sea Forum in Berlin...

Macregor & ESL Shipping develop and test autonomous discharging feature on bulk cranes
21 July 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and ESL Shipping Oy, part of Aspo Plc, have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes...

Steel production pickup boosts raw materials trade
20 July 2017: Cargoes of iron ore and coking coal — the main commodities required for steelmaking — became more numerous recently, responding to rising production of steel...

A flat outlook for grain trade? – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK July 2017
19 July 2017: Commodity import demand in a number of countries evidently is being reinforced by positive influences. These are assisting growth in global seaborne dry bulk trade, with indications pointing to a possible...

Hanseaticsoft integrates searoutes.com into Cloud Fleet Manager to improve voyage calculations and costings
19 July 2017: Hanseaticsoft, a German software provider, is integrating searoutes.com’s navigation data into the Charter module of its ship management platform, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) to enable shipping companies to calculate the optimal routes and cost of their voyages more accurately...

New terminal management system for Cuxport
18 July 2017: The digital networking of ports is progressing at high speed and Logistics 4.0 is already a term that is familiar to many people...

SEA-invest orders three Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for Belgium and France
18 July 2017: In April 2017, Konecranes won another order for diesel-electric Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes from its long-term customer SEA-invest...

Subsea industries welcomes TAU research into hull biofouling
18 July 2017: A study into the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea – a phenomenon commonly associated with ship...

The Pasha Bulker ten years on – an insider's account
17 July 2017: The worst of the unforgettable storm that pulverised Newcastle seemed over but news about a coal ship about to beach off Newcastle’s Nobby’s Beach meant it had really just begun...

ABP humber and rbt join growing abto membership
10 July 2017: ABP Humber has joined the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) as a full member, in what marks a significant milestone for the newly formed trade association...

Spanish Port Operator Noatum adds another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet
10 July 2017: Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet...

Low-cost digital seal helps speed up supply chain
05 July 2017: A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software specialists Itude Mobile...

Hempel announces new investment in life-saving fire protection coatings
01 July 2017: Global coatings company Hempel announced today that it is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings...

The ‘Smart Dino’: a logical step in cost saving
01 July 2017: Van Beek is working on making its Dino mobile bulk truck loader ‘smart’. For example, company is equipping its Dino with sensors that will be able to predict when maintenance will be needed...

"Blockchain would have saved firms from ransomware outages”
30 June 2017: Multiple companies are still reeling after the cyber-attack that disabled a large part of Maersk Line’s computer systems...

Electrifying Brazil’s Port Transportation; GE Delivered Turnkey Project to Upgrade the Tiplam at the Port of Santos
30 June 2017: GE Energy Connections has recently successfully delivered the full turnkey project to VLI for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal Luiz Antonio Mesquita...

Mantsinen appoints new CEO from within the family company
30 June 2017: The CEO of Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy will change on 1 July 2017. The current CEO, Martti Toivanen, will retire and Mia Mantsinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), EMBA) has been chosen to be the new CEO...

SAMSON material feeder for UK biomass power plant
29 June 2017: Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has placed a repeat order for a Samson® material feeder for the reception of biomass at a power plant situated in Newark, UK. AET specializes in providing engineering solutions for biomass-fired boiler plant...

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU regulation
28 June 2017: Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software...

New, patented tool from RToddS Engineering prevents dropped fasteners
28 June 2017: There are more than 50,000 OSHA recordable incidents involving “struck by falling object” every year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

BEUMER Group: digital transformation
27 June 2017: What will the world of logistics look like in a couple of years? Will drones with stock orders fly through storehouses, will robots deliver ordered goods to the final customer...

British Steel completes transfer of 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal
27 June 2017: On 1 June, British Steel announced it had completed the transfer of a 50% stake in Redcar Bulk Terminal from Tata Steel, agreed as part of the original purchase of the Long Products Europe business...

ADM to complete expansion in Santos and Pará
26 June 2017: The Brazilian arm of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has recently completed expansion of its export capacity at its terminal in the Port of Santos...

Bunge consortium awarded Rio de Janeiro wheat terminal
25 June 2017: In Brazil, the Maravilha consortium, which was put together by Bunge and M.Dias Branco, has been awarded the concession for the Terminal de Trigo (Wheat Terminal) in the Port of Rio de Janeiro...

Mid-air discharge point makes Tüfentobel RopeCon® even more flexible
25 June 2017: Since 2005, a RopeCon® system has been transporting inert material along a long valley at the Tu¨fentobel landfill site in Switzerland, which will eventually be backfilled. The belt is being extended in several stages...

NORDEN streamlines Dry Cargo Department
25 June 2017: To service its customers even better, NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Department has been organized into smaller, more specialized teams with increased agility and authority...

“K” Line takes delivery of ‘Forestal Gaia’ woodchip carrier
24 June 2017: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,Tokyo, (“K” Line) has announced the delivery of Forestal Gaia, a woodchip carrier from Tsuneishi Factory of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan. Delivery took place on 24 May this year...

Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
24 June 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium,TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Teesside...

AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite, introducing Intertrac Vision to Wider Audience
23 June 2017: A wider set of customers can embark on a ‘Digital Voyage’ – a new customer experience with AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision Lite...

FLSmidth wins operations contract in Morocco
23 June 2017: FLSmidth has won a five-year contract from OCP S.A. (formerly known as Office Che´rifien des Phosphates) to operate port equipment for handling phosphate, fertilizers, and sulphur...

HullWiper named Product of the Year
23 June 2017: The tangible financial, operational and ecological benefits offered by GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper has earned it the Product of the Year title in The Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards 2017...

Shipping confidence hits three-year high
23 June 2017: Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-May 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

British Steel delivers £126m turnaround
22 June 2017: On 1 June this year, British Steel reported a £126 million turnaround in its first year as an independent business, providing a solid foundation for further growth...

Cargo volume at Riga rises by 2.1% in first quarter
22 June 2017: The Freeport of Riga in Latvia finished the first quarter of 2017 with a positive balance — cargo volume increased by 2.1% compared to the last year. The month of March was also successful...

Dos Santos to supply high angle conveyor to Yara
22 June 2017: Dos Santos International is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract to provide their DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyor to Bedeschi S.p.A. for the Yara Sluiskil project in the Netherlands...

New BIMCO President sets course for digitalization
22 June 2017: Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries...

SAAM acquires Guayaquil dry bulk facility
22 June 2017: Chilean terminal operator SAAM has announced that it is to take over management of the Trinipuerto dry bulk terminal at the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil...

Young used machines and an extensive range of rentals: SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used commences
21 June 2017: SENNEBOGEN Rental & Used offers its customers an interesting portfolio of material handlers and cranes with its extensive rental park and attractive range of used machines...

George Devereese of the Loss Prevention Department at UK P&I Club, comments on a number of claims received by the Club of damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of
20 June 2017: “Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment...

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
20 June 2017: The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

Iron ore trade’s renewed vigour continues - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK June 2017
19 June 2017: Signs of extra support for commodity imports into countries around the world have become more prominent during the past few months...

Green handling duo at Van Dalen: Two SENNEBOGEN 835 machines for scrap handling
15 June 2017: At the Dutch location of Moerdijk, the scrap recycling company Van Dalen Metals Recycling & Trading has been using two new SENNEBOGEN 835 Mobile material handlers since early 2016...

Peel ports welcomes global investment delegation in Glasgow
15 June 2017: The owners of one of Scotland’s largest deep water ports have played host last week (Wednesday 7 June) to a group of international investment experts during a Department for International Trade (DIT) visit to Scotland...

Shipping losses continue decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost-savings and cyber security looms, says Allianz
15 June 2017: Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners...

Two Die In ‘Bulker Hit and Run’
13 June 2017: Two men have died and one is missing after Panama-flagged bulk carrier Amber L collided with a fishing boat near Cochin Port then sailed off

AkzoNobel completes expansion of coatings research facility in Houston
11 June 2017: AkzoNobel has completed the €2.6 million ($3.5 million) expansion of its US research and development facilities in Houston, Texas...

Shipowners encourage eu-china leadership in shaping imo co2 strategy
09 June 2017: Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)...

Maritime knowledge hub doubles industry engagement in first 12 months of opening
08 June 2017: Mersey Maritime is hailing the success of its first 12 months since moving into the Maritime Knowledge Hub...

New BIMCO President sets course for digitalisation
08 June 2017: Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries...

New ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Centers achieve ‘24/7 office hours’ principle for the shipping industry
01 June 2017: Ship owners and operators can now contact ABB’s experts during daytime working hours, no matter when assistance is sought, after the opening of a new ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center in Florida. ..

Euroports is one step ahead of the liberalization of the European sugar market with new investments in Antwerp and Le Havre
25 May 2017: The upcoming liberalization of the European sugar market by the end of this year will have a big impact on the sugar industry...

Port Commission Selects New Executive Director
25 May 2017: Port of Portland Commission today selected Curtis Robinhold as the new executive director of the Port of Portland...

AAF clean air solutions for fertilizer industry
23 May 2017: Industrial processes produce a large amount of pollutants in various forms — particles, gases, vapours and mists — many of which are toxic or explosive. Now,with regulations becoming increasingly...

ArcelorMittal places its faith in AUMUND equipment once more
23 May 2017: Steel maker ArcelorMittal is building on proven solutions and reliable partners in Brazil. About 20 years ago, a shock-pressure-proof drag chain conveyor was ordered for Brazil from...

ASGCO® introduces Semi-Ceramic pulley lagging
23 May 2017: ASGCO® has added a Semi-CeramicTM Pulley Lagging to its pulley lagging product line, featuring 40% coverage...

Best quarter ever for Port of Ghent
23 May 2017: For the first quarter of 2017, the Port of Ghent recorded a total cargo traffic of almost 14mt (million tonnes)...

Developing the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller
23 May 2017: Marking a major step forward in the application of 3D printing techniques in the maritime sector, Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas...

Liebherr Maritime Service Factory: From used to new – reviving of an LHM 180
23 May 2017: Since 2006 Liebherr’s maritime cargo handling equipment can be overhauled at the Rostock factory. In the past, the refurbishment of used machines was integrated into the ongoing production of new cranes...

Liebherr sets up new branch office in the Port of Hamburg
23 May 2017: In mid-April this year, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Liebherr-Nenzing Service GmbH signed a lease agreement for a 44,000m2 site at the Kuhwerder Hafen harbour basin...

Resurgent grain and soya exports from South America
23 May 2017: Grain and soya exports from South America are set to surge upwards this year, after a setback over the previous twelve months...

Stability returning to coal trade?
23 May 2017: Steel demand prospects for the year ahead, in steel producing countries which are key raw materials importers. are mixed. The main boost for global iron ore trade is still China’s rising imports...

ABB strengthens its decision software suite with certified MRV module
22 May 2017: ABB’s MRV module has been certified by the independent certifier Verifavia, as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements...

Commitment to diver training underpins las palmas repair success
22 May 2017: After delays of almost two weeks following an unsuccessful repair to the hull of a 180m bulk carrier that ran aground offshore Las Palmas, Spain, Hydrex Underwater Technologies was approached to get the vessel sailing again...

Siwertell signs unloader order for new UK biomass-fuelled power plant
22 May 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK...

Scandinavian synopsis, dry bulk activity on the peninsula
21 May 2017: The Norwegian Port of Oslo handled 1.8mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk in 2016, which was an increase of 10.3% over 2015...

Bergé expands Santander agribulk storage facilities
20 May 2017: Spanish terminal operating company Berge´ has expanding its warehousing capacity for dry bulks at the northern port of Santander. The new facilities, which are on the outskirts of the port, are aimed at improving storage of agribulk...

GENMA wins contract to supply three mobiles cranes to Paradip Port in India
19 May 2017: GENMA has recently been awarded a contract by J. M. Baxi group in India to supply three GHC100 mobile cranes for Paradip Port. J. M. Baxi & Co, established in 1916, is a leading Indian shipping services company, and almost synonymous with the shipping industry in India...

Transport by road in the Port of Ghent at lowest level ever
19 May 2017: Goods are transported to and from companies in the Port of Ghent via sea-going vessels. A large part of these goods are transported to and from the hinterland. The portion of goods transported by road has declined to 34% and has never been so low...

SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ at Buss Erk
09 May 2017: A new balance material handler, the SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ, unloads arriving ships in Iskenderun Turkey...

New model: SENNEBOGEN 50 t crawler crane
05 May 2017: Crawler cranes are always required for heavy lifting work, large assembly work during building construction, or in the construction of wind turbines...

UK P&I Club advises on the importance of hatch cover maintenance
04 May 2017: “Whether a ship’s hatch covers are weathertight is a seemingly simple question that should have a “Yes” or “No” answer...

UK P&I Club advises on the safe carriage of calcium hypochlorite
28 April 2017: “Calcium hypochlorite is used as the active ingredient in a variety of water purification and bleaching agents and by nature is continually decomposing, making the substance unstable and dangerous when not handled correctly...

Liebherr and Damen Shipyard Group celebrate the 110th Liebherr Crane Order
27 April 2017: Liebherr ´s ship crane department is proud to announce that Damen Shipyards Group ordered its 110th Liebherr crane product...

Moore Stephens warns on dangers of diving unprepared into shipping pools
26 April 2017: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned ship owners and operators to check carefully the financial, tax and jurisdictional implications of participating in shipping pool arrangements...

IMO must fully investigate return of tin in silicone hull coatings
25 April 2017: The re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to...

Mine conveyor in Brazil excels with its new Hägglunds direct drive
25 April 2017: A Brazilian mine producing some 40 million metric tonnes of iron ore each year has for the first time equipped one of its belt conveyors with a Hägglunds hydraulic direct drive system...

Dino makes value-added logistics possible for RL TRANS
24 April 2017: The Finnish logistics service provider RL TRANS just like many other transport companies has been through a development in which the purchase of Van Beek’s mobile bulk truck loader Dino is almost a given...

Enhanced software facilitates IACS compliance
22 April 2017: Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade that simplifies compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR)...

Konecranes continues to deliver to Mexico Natie
21 April 2017: Mexico Natie recently confirmed an order of another eight lift trucks, due for delivery in April 2017...

Soya trade continues advancing - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK
21 April 2017: Various indicators of import demand for commodities in many countries look positive. As a result, world seaborne dry bulk trade could see a solid advance this year...

Changes to Baltic Exchange dry bulk indices
20 April 2017: The Baltic Exchange will be implementing previously announced changes to its Supramax Index; launching dual reporting of a new Panamax Index on a trial basis and is in the final consultation process of a new Handysize Vessel dual reporting period for the Handysize Index...

Dry bulk market springs a surprise but sweats on slower second half
19 April 2017: The recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired S&P activity, values and new orders but market faces an uncertain outlook for the balance of the year...

Gibdock secures Quality and Environmental recognition
19 April 2017: After an intensive 10-month review and upgrade of operating processes across the company, Gibdock has made the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard...

Michael Lütjann becomes CIO for the entire Imperial Logistics Division
11 April 2017: Michael Lütjann (47), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, took over the senior position...

E-Crane in ECI-USA's Backyard
05 April 2017: Murray Energy, the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, has recently installed a new E-Crane for handling fly ash at their...

London P&I Club guidance on reducing risk of bulk cargo liquefaction
05 April 2017: The London P&I Club, working in co-operation with leading classification society Bureau Veritas and its casualty and salvage subsidiary TMC Marine...

Reducing the risk of liquefaction – new guidance
05 April 2017: Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, the casualty and salvage experts, and the London P&I Club, have issued a booklet providing operational guidance for vessels that carry cargoes which may liquefy...

22 seafarers missing after VLOC sinks in south Atlantic
04 April 2017: Two crew from the 1993-built 266,000 dwt Stellar Daisy were found drifting in a life raft while 22 are unaccounted for after the vessel went missing 2,000 nm from Uruguay...

Louis Martel Takes the Helm of The CSL Group as President and CEO
04 April 2017: The Board of Directors of The CSL Group (“CSL”) is pleased to announce that Louis Martel has taken over as President and CEO of the global shipping company, succeeding Rod Jones...

Geroldinger successfully completes urea fine dosing project
28 March 2017: Due to sheer volumes required, chipboard panels are among the most popular products in the timber industry. FunderMax, a renowned supplier of wood- based and compact laminate solutions...

MacGregor offers improved operations through new virtual reality training facility
27 March 2017: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy for customers...

Vostochny Port takes delivery of shiploading conveyor
27 March 2017: Vostochny Port JSC, which is Russia’s largest stevedoring company and forms part of Port Management Company LLC, has taken delivery of an innovative ship loading conveyor (SLC)...

Vanino to gain two new bulk terminals
25 March 2017: In Russia, Prichal LLC, which is a subsidiary of Rysal, is to build a alumina terminal with a capacity to handle 1.5 million tonnes...

Tiplam opens more berths in Santos
24 March 2017: VLI’s Santos subsidiary Terminal Integrador Portua´rio Luiz Antonio Mesquita (Tiplam) has inaugurated an initial berth in what is the expansion area of its existing operations in the Brazilian port...

China’s dry bulk imports growth resumes
23 March 2017: One of the more surprising aspects of global dry bulk commodity trade, last year, was a robust upturn in China’s vast imports. Following a slight decline in the China total during the previous twelve months, there were no signs of a vigorous pick up at the beginning of 2016...

Dry bulk trade could increase modestly
23 March 2017: Cautious optimism about prospects for further growth in world seaborne dry bulk trade during the year ahead seems justifiable. Signs of rising commodity import demand are visible in a number of countries around the world, although some positive indications are quite tentative...

Port handling with balance principle: SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ at Buss Erk
23 March 2017: A new balance material handler, the SENNEBOGEN 8160 EQ, unloads arriving ships in Iskenderun Turkey...

Steel trades - is China really the villain?
23 March 2017: During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump played his cards in a way that ensured support from the committed as also from groups whose income and jobs were allegedly...

Ken O’Hollaren Hired as Port of Portland Marine Marketing Director
22 March 2017: The Port of Portland announced today that Ken O’Hollaren was hired to lead the Port of Portland’s marine marketing efforts, starting Monday, March 20, 2017...

IS THE DRY BULK INDUSTRY STILL ON TRACK FOR PROFITABILITY IN 2019?
20 March 2017: This recent lift in freight rates is certainly positive, but there is still work to be done on the supply side. A significant level of demolition activity must be maintained, and increasing focus must also be on keeping slow steaming around.

Port mobile crane 9300 E from SENNEBOGEN
13 March 2017: With the new port mobile crane from the Straubing crane manufacturer, port operators are given a new, high-quality alternative...

Pacific Basin Completes KVH mini-VSAT System Deployment on 99 Vessels
10 March 2017: KVH Industries, Inc., announces that Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband solution to support Pacific Basin’s initiative to modernize ship-shore communications on their entire fleet of owned ships...

Shipping industry is set for waves of consolidation.
09 March 2017: President of dry bulk shipping line John Wobensmith has stated that the shipping industry is set for waves of consolidation...

Star Bulk Carriers awarded United States Coast Guard Qualship 21 for 30 Bulk Carriers
09 March 2017: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is pleased to announce the award of Qualship 21 status by the United States (US) Coast Guard (USCG) to 30 bulk carriers owned...

Iron ore defies the odds
08 March 2017: Proving forecasters wrong, iron ore prices made marked advances in 2016, though not as much as metallurgical coal.

New Bulk Warehouse for ABP
07 March 2017: The bulk warehouse, under construction and due for completion in July, is over 3,400m2 in size and capable of storing a wide range of commodities...

Economic, clean, quiet: electric material handler for aluminium recycling at Biewer Industrie
05 March 2017: "Our life is aluminum" – in keeping with this motto, the company Biewer Industrie GmbH based in Hilden takes care of the recycling...

Konecranes Gottwald QuaymateTM M50 Mobile Harbor Crane becoming popular with terminal operators in Korea
04 March 2017: The Konecranes Gottwald QuaymateTM M50 Mobile Harbor Crane is becoming a favorite of Korean terminal operators...

ETI to work with TPIL on a £3m project to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships
03 March 2017: The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is partnering with Teignbridge Propellers International Limited (TPIL) to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships which aims to reduce fuel consumption by around 8%...

Hempel grows in North America
02 March 2017: On Monday (27 February) in Northlake, Texas, leading global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated its new North American Central Distribution Centre (CDC)...

Palau Ship Registry opens new piraeus HQ
02 March 2017: The Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has opened a new head office in one of the world’s most competitive shipping markets in Piraeus, Greece, as part of the expansion plans...

Port stocks and politics will shape Q1 dry bulk fortunes says MSI
01 March 2017: The bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, but future earnings will partly be influenced by events beyond the control of shipowners

Bolero ePresentation accelerates ore shipment from Australia to China
28 February 2017: Bolero ePresentation solution achieved a major savings in time and cost on a complex shipment of iron ore from Australia to China in November 2016 for Cargill...

Dry bulk back from the brink
27 February 2017: Bulker Values in the last 12 months have hit rock bottom and are now looking to show considerable promise...

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Brighten Trader on its maiden voyage
27 February 2017: n February 18 the Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Brighten Trader, commanded by Capt. Marcelino S. Ecobiza from the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the U.S...

Spanish ports handle record cargo tonnage in 2016
26 February 2017: The president of Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado), Jose´ Llorca, has revealed that the various ports under the organization’s control will have handled 508mt (million tonnes) of cargo by the end of 2016.

Hempel launches new coating and continues DNV GL co-operation
25 February 2017: Last year, major world-wide coatings supplier Hempel announced the launch of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 in Canada, the US and Mexico. Responding to customer needs, this high performance...

25% increase in dry bulk at Barranquilla in 2016
24 February 2017: The president of the Colombian port of Barranquilla, Rene´ Puche, says that the aim for 2017 is to increase the port’s overall dry bulk operation...

Port of Maputo entrance channel dredged to up to -14.4 meters (CD)
23 February 2017: The dredging of the access channel to the port of Maputo from 11 to up 14.4 metres (Chart datum) has been completed...

Port sees tonnage surge in record-breaking year
23 February 2017: In a record breaking cargo handling year, the Port of Longview moved more than 8.3mt (million metric tonnes) of cargo across the dock in 2016 — the most cargo handled annually in the last three decades...

Transport Canada approves sewage treatment system
23 February 2017: ACO Marine has received Transport Canada type-approval for its advanced Maripur NF and Clarimar MF wastewater management systems....

GB Railfreight wins new contract with B-Logistics
22 February 2017: GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the UK’s leading rail freight companies, has won a contract with B Logistics, the Belgian rail freight company, to move kaolin between Belgium and Scotland...

Hazy outlook for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK February 2017
22 February 2017: During the past twelve months increases in commodity imports, in some countries around the world, were prominent, offsetting reductions elsewhere...

Logistec forms new joint venture with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment
22 February 2017: Logistec USA Inc. (“Logistec”), a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation [TSX: LGT.A and LGT.B], has signed a definitive agreement with Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment, Inc. (“GCBE”)...

Mumansk introduces more dust suppression equipment
22 February 2017: New WLP 718 mobile dust suppression units have been put into operation by Murmansk Commercial Seaport (MMTP). They will be deployed immediately the port is subjected to adverse meteorological conditions, the company stressed...

Russian Ports seeing growth in coal traffic
21 February 2017: Coal is the second largest segment in Russian ports after crude and oil products. Its growth rates are kept high and there are prospects for further increase...

RightShip CEO, Captain Warwick Norman steps aside after 16 years at the helm
16 February 2017: After 16 years at the helm of RightShip – the industry’s leading online vetting organisation – CEO, Captain Warwick Norman, has decided to step aside...

SENNEBOGEN - 860 - E-Series:- material handlers for scrap handling and ports - energy efficiency as standard
16 February 2017: With the change over to the current E-series, the proven concept of the SENNEBOGEN 860 is transferred to a new generation...

Julianna Marler becomes first female CEO in Port of Vancouver USA history
15 February 2017: The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners today voted 2-1 to approve terms of employment for Julianna Marler, officially installing her as CEO/Executive Director...

Sennebogen material handler duo keeps production neat and tidy at busy ohio river terminal
15 February 2017: Already long established as one of the Ohio River’s premier port terminals, new ownership brought new equipment opportunities for the busy River Road Terminal in the transportation hub of Louisville...

Siwertell unloader contract confirms advantages of road-mobile technology
15 February 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for a next generation, road-mobile ship unloader for an undisclosed client...

Siwertell receives third order for road-mobile cement unloader from Acico Construction
14 February 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Kuwait-based company Acico Construction for its third road-mobile cement unloader. Similar to its last delivery in 2015, the next-generation...

Cavotec names Mikael Norin as new CEO
13 February 2017: The Board of Directors of Cavotec SA is pleased to announce that Mikael Norin has been appointed CEO of the Cavotec Group...

Improving demand to ease oversupply in dry bulk shipping
13 February 2017: With contraction in vessel supply and healthy demand growth, the dry bulk shipping market is expected to recover from 2017 onwards...

Algoma Central Corporation To Build Three Equinox Class Self-Unloaders
08 February 2017: Algoma Central Corporation announced that it is has signed conditional contracts to build three 740 foot Seaway Max self-unloading bulk freighters to join the Company’s Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway dry-bulk fleet...

Vostochny Port Phase III expansion under way
06 February 2017: Vostochny Port JSC (part of a holding run by Port Management Company LLC) has set up a new operation at Vladivostok Free Port (FPV)....

Murmansk introduces more dust suppression equipment
03 February 2017: New WLP 718 mobile dust suppression units have been put into operation by Murmansk Commercial Seaport (MMTP)...

BIMCO LAUNCHES FIRST REPORT ON GLOBAL DRY BULK TERMINAL PERFORMANCE
02 February 2017: BIMCO is seeking to drive the improvement of standards for ships at dry bulk terminals across the world and has launched its first report on terminal performance.

DRY BULK SHIPPING: Q4 PROVIDED OPTIMISM, Q1 WILL MAKE SURE WE DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY
02 February 2017: Peter Sand, BIMCO hints at a dry bulk shipping recovery, but there are still signs that the future is still uncertain.

Major rebuild for grain terminal in Novorossiysk
02 February 2017: Rosmorport and Grain Terminal KSK have signed a cooperation agreement in respect of a new project to rebuild a grain terminal at the Far Eastern port of Novorossiysk...

Taimyr coal to commence shipments in June
02 February 2017: Vyacheslav Ruksha, Director General of FSUE Atomflot, has revealed that the first consignment of Taimyr coal to be produced by VostokUgol will be despatched on 15 June 2017...

Port sees tonnage surge in record breaking year, ag exports drive tonnage increase for 2016
01 February 2017: Longview, WA– In a record breaking cargo handling year, the Port of Longview moved more than 8.3 million metric tons of cargo across the dock in 2016...

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Seattle with Koch
31 January 2017: Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.,

Freightliner & British Steel – Collaboration Success
30 January 2017: During 2016, Freightliner was awarded the contract for British Steel’s rail haulage of raw materials to Scunthorpe Steelworks...

Preliminary: U.S. Imports for Consumption of Steel Products December 2016
30 January 2017: Falls Church, VA. January 27, 2017. Steel imports dipped 4.2 percent from November, coming in at 2.68 million net tons in December.

We must future-proof industry, says InterManager
27 January 2017: InterManager, the third party and in-house ship management association, has urged the maritime industry not to neglect its duty in ensuring a sustainable future...

TRACE and RightShip partner to support anti-bribery compliance
26 January 2017: TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery organization, has announced a partnership with RightShip, provider of comprehensive online maritime safety and environmental risk...

REMA TIP TOP acquires Iin Hihnatyö
25 January 2017: REMA TIP TOP Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of REMA TIP TOP AG, has purchased Iin Hihnatyö Oy, a specialist for service, commissioning, maintenance, and repair of conveyor systems...

TEUFELBERGER signs a definite agreement for the acquisition of steel wire rope specialist Redaelli Tecna
25 January 2017: By acquiring the Italian steel wire rope specialist Redaelli Tecna, one of the world market leaders in the design and production of steel wire rope, TEUFELBERGER takes the yet biggest step toward expansion in more than 225 years of company history.

thyssenkrupp wins major cement plant order in Algeria
25 January 2017: thyssenkrupp has received another major order for the cement plant business of its Industrial Solutions business area...

MOL Teams up with BHP Billiton/DNV GL/Rio Tinto/SDARI/Woodside on Joint Study of LNG-fueled Capesize Bulker
24 January 2017: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has reached an agreement to launch a joint study of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Capesize bulker with five other companies...

Siwertell unloaders support Chinese power plant expansion
24 January 2017: Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Beijing-based Shenhua Logistics Group Corporation Ltd for two rail-mounted ST 790-D screw-type unloaders...

Contrasting patterns in grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK - January 2017
23 January 2017: Commodity movements around the world showed signs of reviving growth during the past twelve months. Although adverse influences remained prominent, global seaborne dry bulk trade apparently increased slowly in 2016...

New ISO 19030 will have $30bn impact on industry, says Jotun
20 January 2017: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now published the long-awaited ISO 19030, a new standard conceived to measure changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance...

thyssenkrupp partners with National Ports on new super shallow draft bulk carrier
20 January 2017: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems, has entered into a partnership with National Ports...

Building momentum: Australian exporters optimistic about future after tough times
19 January 2017: The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s placed a significant strain on the Australian economy, in the process forcing mining companies...

TRACE and RightShip partner to support anti-bribery compliance
19 January 2017: TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery organization, has announced a partnership with RightShip, provider of comprehensive online maritime safety...

Contitech strategically reorganizes conveyor belt business for industrial applications
18 January 2017: ContiTech has strategically reorganized its conveyor belt business to focus more on its industrial applications business in the future. For this purpose, the conveyor belt specialist has created the new segment...

FLSmidth wins order for complete cement plant in Pakistan
18 January 2017: FLSmidth has won an order from Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line...

Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates new London head office
18 January 2017: Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has celebrated the official opening of its new head office in London...

Upgrade of Soo Locks would boost economy, says federal report
18 January 2017: A federal report lists upgrades to the Soo Locks among 40 proposed projects nationwide to boost the economy...

GRIEG STAR, GEARBULK FORM G2 OCEAN
16 January 2017: Grieg Star and Gearbulk have named their new dry bulk initiative G2 Ocean, and said it is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2017.

Less pain but not much gain for dry bulk market in 2017 says MSI
16 January 2017: The surge in spot earnings at the end of 2016 was welcome, but MSI warns not to rely on a continuation of this short term strength

Opportunities for GAC arising from market disruption
16 January 2017: Major shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC is pushing for greater innovation and flexibility in dealing with turbulent global markets, according to GAC Group President Bengt Ekstrand...

ST. LAWRENCE POSTS PROJECT CARGO GROWTH
16 January 2017: Project cargo volumes handled via St. Lawrence Seaway ports rose 42 percent for the year-to-date, driven by strong performance at the port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Toledo and Oswego.

State-of-the-art warehouse for Puerto Ventanas
16 January 2017: In Chile, port company Puerto Ventanas recently inaugurated its new La Greda dry bulk warehouse, as part of its Warehouse System Upgrade for Copper Concentrates programme...

Terex Cranes appoints new sales manager for Middle East
16 January 2017: Terex Cranes has announced the appointment of Jo¨rg Mu¨ller as Senior Sales Manager Middle East. He will be in charge of leading the Terex Cranes Middle East...

Transshipments at the Port of Gdansk exceed 2015’s record
16 January 2017: The finalized figures for 2016 are not yet available, but the volume of transshipments is already higher than in the previous record year, being currently estimated at more than 36.3mt (million tonnes)...

Turkish companies place major orders with AUMUND
16 January 2017: AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik is strengthening its share of the Turkish market. C¸imsa Cimento has now ordered about 60 AUMUND machines for the plants in Eskisehir and Nig?de in Turkey...

Adani acquires Abbot Point Bulkcoal
13 January 2017: In Australia, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), which is a subsidiary of its Indian parent company, has signed an accord to purchase Abbot Point Bulkcoal (APB)...

Cunuma Coal re-opens another coal mine
13 January 2017: On 2 January this year, Conuma Coal Resources restarted the Wolverine Mine near Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, Canada...

Eriez Europe continues to expand despite Brexit uncertainty
13 January 2017: Following a prolonged upturn in sales, Eriez is investing $425,000 in a new rotor manufacturing facility to expand its existing extensive European manufacturing headquarters in South Wales...

SEA-Invest places order for a SAMSON Eco Hopper
13 January 2017: SEA-Invest, one of the world’s largest terminal operators with expertise spanning a multitude of port related activities in 25 ports over two continents, has placed an order for an Eco Hopper...

Superior launches new solution for washing crusher fines
13 January 2017: Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, launched a new solution within its line of washing and classifying machinery...

Thordon Bearings showcases its tough bearings and seals for river work
13 January 2017: Thordon Bearings presented its environmentally safe and long-life RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals, which were developed specially for workboats...

Traffic boost for Mozambique’s Northern Corridor
13 January 2017: In Mozambique, the amount of coal being moved by the so-called Northern Corridor will greatly increase as of 2018. The aim is to increase the current annual movement of 8mt (million tonnes) to 22mt...

Trois-Rivières opens modernized terminal ahead of schedule
13 January 2017: Work on Dock 13 at the Port of Trois- Rivie`res in Canada was completed at the end of November last year, a month ahead of schedule and under budget. Since December 2016, vessels have been able...

Improved Conveyor Belt Cleaning Reduces Maintenance at Sand Supplier
12 January 2017: A Texas supplier of sand for ready-mix concrete and masonry applications is among the first companies to register its conveyor belt cleaners via a new mobile app...

Patented conveyor belt cleaner Designed to reduce total ownership cost
12 January 2017: A significant investment in tooling and product engineering by a global leader in bulk material handling technology has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer..

Controlling mass flows in screw conveyors
11 January 2017: Thanks to unique cooperation between Van Beek Schroeftransport and weighing specialist Penko Engineering, real time monitoring of how much product the screw is transporting is now possible.

'Sunda’: first vessel of 2017 to call at Trois-Rivières
11 January 2017: The Sunda is the first ocean-going vessel from an overseas port to dock at the Port of Trois-Rivie`res in 2017. It reached the port on 8 January, at 6:51pm, following an 11-day non- stop Atlantic crossing. It left the Port of Bilbao in Spain on 28 December last year.

The port of Sept-îles hands out its 30th cane to the first ship of the year
11 January 2017: Sept-I^les, January 9, 2017 – The M/V AM Krakow, a Marshall Islands registered vessel, sailing from Ghent, Belgium, was the first ship to arrive in Sept-I^les this year, at 3:50 a.m. on January 1, 2017...

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