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Konecranes awarded order for three large mobile harbour cranes
31 December 2018: In the fourth quarter of 2018, Saqr Port, part of the RAK PORTS GROUP, ordered three Model 8 mobile harbour cranes. Two Konecranes Gottwald cranes will be delivered in April 2019, a third one to follow in July 2019.

New 2,000 tph shiploader for MV Cargo / Cargill
31 December 2018: Golfetto Sangati is completing a challenging installation of a Shiploader with capacity of 2.000 tph at the Port of Yuzhny - Ukraine

Outlook 2019: German power prices expected to stay supported by carbon
31 December 2018: Surging carbon emission prices and higher generating fuels boosted German power in 2018, and with EUAs unlikely to fall back to levels seen in previous years, further support in short-term traded power can be assumed

Rio Tinto steps up autonomous truck usage at mines
31 December 2018: Iron ore miner Rio Tinto said Friday that increased use of its $940 million AutoHaul system has allowed the company to establish the world's largest robot and first-automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network.

MacGregor receives clearance from the South Korean competition regulator
28 December 2018: For the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS

No grain in the rain for Vancouver exports
28 December 2018: As Canadian grain companies spend millions to upgrade and build new export terminals in Vancouver, a new problem is threatening to cause transportation bottlenecks at the nation’s largest port.

China’s November grains imports fall amid rocky trade ties
27 December 2018: China’s November barley imports dropped further, while sorghum intake remained a trickle, customs data showed on Sunday

Freightliner signs major bulk rail-haulage contract
27 December 2018: Freightliner has signed a long-term, bulk rail-haulage contract with Mendip Rail Ltd

Dry Bulk Weekly Report: The Baltic Briefing
24 December 2018: Very dull week for the Handysize sector

Masterbulk tests out renewable energy
24 December 2018: Singapore’s shipping company Masterbulk has installed UltraBattery (UB) battery pack on its large general cargo ship MV Panamana.

Russia lifts grain export forecast, no export curbs planned
24 December 2018: Chicago and Paris wheat futures fell in quiet pre-holiday trading after the news.

WTO warns global trade is suffering
24 December 2018: WTO warns global trade is suffering ‘a death from a thousand cuts’ as 2019 fears increase

Diana Shipping announces time charter for m/v Seattle
21 December 2018: Diana Shipping Inc. enters into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services

Green Cargo & SSAB sign new five year agreement
21 December 2018: SSAB has given Green Cargo its continued trust in handling the crucial flow of steel ingots and finished products between SSAB’s plants in Luleå, Borlänge and Oxelösund.

Mechel buys 150 new railcars to transport coal
21 December 2018: Mechel PAO reports acquiring some 150 railcars in November-December for a total of 467 million rubles as part of the transport fleet upgrade program.

Newcastle Bulk Terminal Milestone
21 December 2018: The dismantling of the old ship unloaders is now complete, with bulk cargo hoppers now in place to provide continuity of trade while the new ship unloader and conveyor system is constructed.

NORDEN: Cleaner "Greener" Times Ahead
21 December 2018: The shipping industry is taking steps to become more environmentally responsible, and rightly so.

17th Coaltrans China
20 December 2018: 8 - 10 April 2019, Marriott Shanghai City Centre, Shanghai, China

Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan
20 December 2018: The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time.

China buys 1.5 mt US soybeans as trade restarts
20 December 2018: This latest purchase puts the total quality acquired by China to 3 million mt of soybeans since the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Globus Maritime to refinance two ships with $13.5 million loan
20 December 2018: Globus Maritime Limited has successfully closed the refinancing of two ships through a long term credit facility with Macquarie

Port of Rotterdam - what's happened this year?
20 December 2018: This is a good time to look back with you at the moments that have made 2018 so special.

Record year for ABP Port of Silloth
20 December 2018: ABP’s team at the Port of Silloth has celebrated a record-breaking year in 2018, handling the highest cargo volumes since 2015.

Thyssenkrupp to propose Merz as chairwoman as year of turmoil ends
20 December 2018: Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) will propose as chairwoman Martina Merz, whose background includes roles at Volvo, Bosch and Lufthansa, the German company said

Bauxite mining with surface miners maximizes profitability
19 December 2018: West African Guinea is known for possessing the largest reserves of high-quality bauxite in the world. Wirtgen surface miners are playing a decisive role in this development process

Bolivia and ACI Systems joint venture to mine lithium
19 December 2018: The aim of the joint venture is the sustainable extraction and industrialization of lithium from Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake.

China hopes for ‘orderly’ Brexit, calls for more open EU economy
19 December 2018: China hopes Britain’s exit from the European Union can happen in an orderly way and that the bloc will reduce hurdles to Chinese investment and keep its markets open

Dominion Energy Virginia investing in major coal plants to keep them running indefinitely
19 December 2018: Company to invest $302.4 million to comply with EPA's CCR rule. Plants to remain in operation 'as long as it makes economic sense'

EU to rule out ‘Managed No-Deal’ as bloc boosts Brexit planning
19 December 2018: The European Union stepped up pressure on Britain to approve its Brexit deal by ruling out the prospect of piecemeal negotiations on aspects of the divorce to avoid the U.K. crashing out without an agreement.

Geometrica: New twin domes in Herradura, Mexico
19 December 2018: Mining is a very important industry in Mexico. Silver, gold, lead, copper and zinc, among other minerals, are abundant in the country.

IGC Grains Conference 2019
19 December 2018: Early bird discount ends 31 January 2019

New CEO for Genco Shipping
19 December 2018: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited appoints Captain Robert Hughes as Chief Operations Officer, effective January 22, 2019.

Plans for the largest steel plant in the western world, Whyalla, Australia
19 December 2018: GFG Alliance executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta has revealed that the company is planning to construct a mega steel plant in Whyalla, Australia.

Baltic-ARA coal freight rate hits 2-year high
18 December 2018: The freight rate from the Baltic to Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region continued to rise Friday to its highest level in two years

Fortescue’s maiden shipment of West Pilbara Fines
18 December 2018: The maiden shipment of Fortescue Metals Group’s (Fortescue) new 60.1% iron content product West Pilbara Fines, has left Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland bound for Hunan Valin Steel Co.

Global coal demand to edge higher to 2023
18 December 2018: Global coal demand will edge higher until 2023 as growth in India and other Asian countries offsets a decline in Europe and the US, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.

Ma’aden chooses thyssenkrupp fertilizer production technology
18 December 2018: The Saudi Arabian Mining Company, Ma’aden, will use the dual-pressure ammonia process developed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in the new “Phosphate 3” ammonia plant at its fertilizer complex.

MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
18 December 2018: Klaveness has welcomed MV Magda which is jointly owned by Norse Shipholding and Atlantic Lloyd as pool members with their newly acquired Supramax.

Brazil ready if China removes tariffs on U.S. soy
17 December 2018: Brazil is prepared in the event China removes tariffs on U.S. soy says outgoing Agriculture Minister

Dry Bulk Weekly Report: The Baltic Briefing
17 December 2018: Capesizes recover lost ground

Konecranes startup program’s winners are CargoMate Technologies and Nyris
17 December 2018: The winners of the startup program with Mika Mahlberg, Executive VP at Konecranes Port Solutions.

Panama Canal’s A2 Long-Term Rating
17 December 2018: Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) A2 long-term rating with a stable outlook

Don’t be fooled by China’s soybean buy
14 December 2018: Crude, LNG and coal are the big fish

New CEO for Port of Tyne
14 December 2018: Port of Tyne has announced the appointment of Matt Beeton as Chief Executive Officer.

Ship of the Year - MV Afros
14 December 2018: The Ultramax bulk carrier fitted with Anemoi’s Flettner Rotor system, has been named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018.

Wood transport enters a new dimension
14 December 2018: SENNEBOGEN 830 E and trailer deployed at Fiberboard

HawkEye 360 successful launch of satellites to assess suspicious vessel activity
13 December 2018: HawkEye 360 announces successful launch of first three satellites. The first company to commercialize RF analytics derived from formation-flying satellites

Jotun and Kansai Paint build on marine partnership
13 December 2018: Jotun, a global leader in marine coatings, and Kansai Paint, a leading coating supplier in Japan, have signed an agreement to develop their existing alliance.

SKF signs agreement with Palumbo Shipyards
13 December 2018: SKF has signed an agreement with Palumbo Shipyards, a major refit and repair site in the Mediterranean to provide high tech services and related products.

Diana Shipping announces time charter contract with Koch Shipping
12 December 2018: Diana Shipping Inc. announced on Tuesday that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.

Hansa Heavy Lift files for insolvency
12 December 2018: German company Hansa Heavy Lift has filed for insolvency with the Hamburg District Court amid challenging market conditions.

IMF warns storm clouds gathering for global economy
12 December 2018: One of the IMF's top officials warned on Tuesday that storm clouds were gathering over the global economy

Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering to merge with Wonsild Dry
12 December 2018: Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering has reached an agreement to merge with Wonsild Dry, which will become a fully integrated part of the company, as of January 2019.

Port of Antwerp signs MoU with Ukraine Sea Ports
12 December 2018: The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Antwerp to develop economic and environmental strategies.

Volvo Penta vows to keep it simple for Indian OEMs ahead of new emission regulations
12 December 2018: Volvo Penta will use its tried and tested Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology for Indian OEMs when the stringent BS (CEV/Trem) IV emission regulations come into effect in October 2020.

With a wheat glut looming, the party may be ending for 2018's top crop
12 December 2018: While most crop markets had a lackluster 2018, wheat enjoyed a rally. But those gains look like they may be fleeting.

China to announce resumption in US Soy purchases soon
11 December 2018: China intends to announce this month the first batch of U.S. soybean purchases where most, if not all, will be destined for state reserves

Panama Canal signs agreement with Port of Itaqui, Brazil
11 December 2018: The Panama Canal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Port of Itaqui, Brazil, to promote the shipment of grains and other cargoes

Three incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia
11 December 2018: A total of three incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in November 2018

"Breakbulk Carrousel" plan signed for Rotterdam's Waalhaven
10 December 2018: Breakbulk carrousel’ gives breakbulk and heavy cargo companies space for further growth in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven.

BIMCO publishes two 2020 sulphur clauses
10 December 2018: BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses which are now available on the BIMCO website

Cat 990K wheel loader to receive payload boost with Aggregate Handler
10 December 2018: Caterpillar has boosted the payload of its 990K wheel loader with the introduction of its Aggregate Handler.

China November soybean imports plunge 38 percent year-on-year
10 December 2018: China imported 5.38 million tonnes of soybeans in November, down 38 percent from a year ago and the lowest monthly number in two years

Excavation begins on polyhalite ore transportation tunnel
10 December 2018: Tunnelling has began today on Sirius Minerals’ 23 mile underground mineral transportation system at Wilton International on Teesside.

Port of Tallinn to reward ESI ships
10 December 2018: Port of Tallinn rewards emission-reducing ships with a discount of up to 8% on tonnage fees

Transnet Saldhana iron ore line re-opened
10 December 2018: The Saldanha iron ore export channel has been re- opened two days earlier than scheduled owing to the vigorous and quick response led by Transnet engineers.

Vale focuses on iron ore quality
10 December 2018: Vale will continue to pursue iron ore products quality improvements with the acquisition of developer Ferrous Resources and expanding projects with existing synergies

Noble Group's $3.5 billion restructuring at risk as authorities block new listing
07 December 2018: Noble Group’s $3.5 billion debt rescue plan was thrown into doubt on Thursday when Singapore authorities said they would block the re-listing of shares

Rio Tinto loads first Amrun bauxite
07 December 2018: Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, has shipped out its first consignment of bauxite, six weeks ahead of schedule.

British Ports Association looks at opportunities and challenges for coastal shipping
06 December 2018: Seizing the opportunity to utilise the UK’s diverse range of ports for short sea shipping was the topic of the British Ports Association’s coastal shipping seminar held in London on 29 November.

Caught in Russia-Ukraine storm: A cargo ship and tonnes of grain
06 December 2018: When the Island Bay cargo ship arrived from Beirut at the Kerch Strait, gateway to the Azov Sea, it sailed into a perfect storm of geopolitics and bad weather.

Commercial Sea Port “Yuzhny” throughput increases by 5,4% for 2018
06 December 2018: The state company “Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handled 11,2 mt of cargo for 11 months of 2018, which is 5,4% more than last year.

Newcastle coal exports slide 28% in November
06 December 2018: Australian coal exports from the key harbour of Newcastle slid by 28% over the course of November to 7.1m tonnes

The Biggest Political Risks to the World Economy in 2019
06 December 2018: Governments behaving badly — with populists and authoritarians flouting the rules and international relations fraying — pose some of the biggest risks to the world economy in 2019.

Meeting of the International Grains Council
05 December 2018: Members of the International Grains Council (IGC) convened for the 48th Council Session in Paris, on 4 December 2018.

Singapore to ban 'wash water' discharge at top ship refueling port from 2020
05 December 2018: Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority (MPA) will ban the discharge of “wash water” used in ships to scrub engine exhaust from Jan. 1, 2020, the MPA said on Friday.

'Storm clouds' on the horizon for US coal exports
05 December 2018: The recent strong seaborne market for US thermal and metallurgical coal could soon face pressure from slowing global economic growth and escalating trade tension

China is inching in the right direction
04 December 2018: It is appropriate that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are flying to Buenos Aires for their showdown summit at the close of a month that began with the centennial of the end of the First World War.

Naturgy carries out first in wave of Spanish coal-fired plant closures
04 December 2018: The first in a wave of coal plant closures in Spain took place over the weekend as the 365 MW Anllares plant was disconnected from the grid for the last time.

ONT/BEDESCHI awarded belt conveyor system for Yanbu Port
04 December 2018: ONT/BEDESCHI has been awarded from OCRIM a new Belt conveyors system for grain in Yanbu Port – Saudi Arabia.

Global coal demand to slip 2% by 2025
03 December 2018: Global demand for seaborne thermal coal will ease 2% by 2025 amid flagging imports from China and Europe

More than 40 percent of world coal plants are unprofitable
03 December 2018: More than 40 percent of the world’s coal plants are operating at a loss due to high fuel costs and that proportion could to rise to nearly 75 percent by 2040

Navenor's bearing problems solved with Thordon retrofits
03 December 2018: Thordon Bearings has completed a range of water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations to a third salt lugger in the Salinor/Navenor fleet

Record Brazilian soybean crop
03 December 2018: Record Brazilian soybean crop to be even larger than expected: AgRural

Transnet declares rail force majeure to Kumba Iron Ore's mines
03 December 2018: South African transport company Transnet has declared force majeure on its railway operations contract with Kumba Iron Ore

Usefull tool on STEMM's website: the density of 1,700 products
03 December 2018: This easy-to-use service allows customers to find the density value of any product...

Amazing Ship Launches Compilation
30 November 2018: For all of our shipping colleagues, something to lighten your day.

India: Coal imports set to surge as prices crash
30 November 2018: Sectors like power, steel and cement are set to further push India’s coal imports as international prices are at two-year low

NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
30 November 2018: Elomatic has partnered with Japanese shipping company NYK Group and NYK’s technology arm MTI to create the “NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050”.

T. Parker Host receives strategic investment
30 November 2018: Metalmark Capital invests in Host to fund acquisition of Avondale and provide incremental capital

thyssenkrupp to supply BHP iron ore project in Australia
30 November 2018: thyssenkrupp to supply key equipment for BHP South Flank iron ore project in Australia worth €150 million

Argentina replaces China as biggest U.S. soybean buyer
29 November 2018: Argentina has become the epicenter of soybean trading dynamics — at least for now.

Dry freight index rebounds 20% from 7-month low
29 November 2018: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) has rebounded by 20% over the past week from a seven-month low.

Konecranes joins Slush to find startup project
29 November 2018: Konecranes is searching for one startup in Slush to enter directly to finals in the Konecranes startup program, REACH.

Metso receives orders for 7 waste shredders in China
29 November 2018: Metso has received orders to supply a total of seven M&J 4000S waste shedders to three waste incineration customers in China.

New edition of Handling Ships in First-Year Ice
29 November 2018: The Nautical Institute has launched the second edition of its practical guide to ship handling in ‘new ice’ conditions in the Baltic, North Atlantic and St Lawrence Seaway.

The cost of Brexit: Britain sets out the scenarios
29 November 2018: Britain’s government intensified its warnings on Wednesday about a no-deal Brexit, saying it would damage the economy

Wärtsilä achieves notable advances in automated shipping
29 November 2018: The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution.

China December coal imports set to slump
28 November 2018: China’s coal imports are set to slump in December as traders and utilities wind back purchases following signals from Beijing that it will stop clearing shipments

European coal market no longer appealing to US sellers
28 November 2018: Surging natural gas hub prices alongside a rapidly depreciating CIF ARA market has closed a once lucrative arbitrage for US thermal coal sellers

Liebherr opens €30 million development and demonstration centre
28 November 2018: Liebherr, one of the UK's leading providers of material handling machines, has opened a €30 million state-of-the-art development and demonstration centre.

Port of Belledune celebrates 50 years
28 November 2018: The Port of Belledune in northwestern New Brunswick welcomed 88 vessels last year and handled 2,039,380 tonnes of diverse cargo.

Cavotec automated mooring selected for Great Lakes e-ferry berths
27 November 2018: Cavotec is to supply its innovative MoorMaster™ automated mooring technology for use with two new-build, fully electrically powered ferries at five berths in Canada’s Great Lakes

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity
27 November 2018: A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week.

Indian iron ore imports to rise 60%
27 November 2018: Iron ore imports by the country is projected to touch 15 million tonnes (mt) by the close of this fiscal, 60 per cent higher than 8.7 mt imported in FY18, as per the forecasts of the Pellet Manufacturers Association of India (PMAI)

Port of Antwerp to collaborate more closely with Enabel
27 November 2018: A collaboration agreement was signed in the port of Antwerp between on the one hand Antwerp Port Authority and its consultancy and investment subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and on the other Enabel, the Belgian development agency.

UK’s Largest Agribulk Terminal Wins International Accolade
27 November 2018: ABP employees Mark Frith, Craig Stephen, Rachel Mundy, Michael Rendall, Stuart Hardy and Chris Vause.

Doppelmayr RopeCon transporting limestone at Guatemala cement operation
26 November 2018: Doppelmayr Transport Technology has come up with an innovative way to connect Cementos Progreso SA’s crusher with its new San Gabriel cement plant using RopeCon® material transport technology.

Embracing cleaner skies with China IV
26 November 2018: In preparing for the next step in Chinese legislation for off-road machinery, Volvo Penta has developed an engine range that maximizes productivity while complying with more stringent emissions.

No recovery for German river levels prolongs coal delivery issues
26 November 2018: After months of low water on Germany's rivers, levels on the main transport artery the Rhine have fallen again to near-record lows

ABB extends its service network in Zhoushan, China
23 November 2018: Opening of the new branch office of ABB Jiangjin Turbo Systems Co., Ltd. in Zhoushan, China

Baltania OÜ and Pöyry sign EPCM services assignment for first industrial scale Torrefied Pellet Plant
23 November 2018: Baltania OÜ has awarded Pöyry with an assignment for Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the new Torrefied Pellet Plant project in Vägari, Estonia.

British Ports Association responds to political declaration on EU / UK future relationship
23 November 2018: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association comments on the political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU

DNV GL: Alternative Fuels Insight Platform
23 November 2018: The Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform provides the shipping industry with an open platform for evaluating the uptake of alternative fuels and technologies.

Rubb supports local automotive drive with new storage warehouse
23 November 2018: Leading automotive plastic component supplier Nifco UK called on Rubb to design and construct a custom storage building solution.

Indexator is expanding the XR rotator range
22 November 2018: Indexator from Vindeln in Sweden – the world's largest manufacturer of hydraulic rotators – is expanding their XR compact rotator range with the small and powerful XR 300.

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes
22 November 2018: The London P&I Club has published a loss prevention guide on risks associated with the carriage of coal cargoes, with particular emphasis on gas monitoring and ventilation.

Shut out of China, U.S. coal exporters find favour in India
22 November 2018: U.S. coal exporters have effectively lost a promising market in China since the imposition of tariffs as part of the ongoing trade dispute, but so far they have managed to find other buyers in Asia, chiefly India.

“Put up or shut up” UK Chamber of Shipping tells opponents of Withdrawal Agreement
21 November 2018: But the EU must prove it can be trusted to negotiate future relationship in good faith, the Chamber adds

Noble Group comments on joint investigation
21 November 2018: Noble Group Ltd has been made aware that a joint statement has been released 20 November 2018 regarding joint investigation relating to suspected false and misleading statements and breaches of disclosure

Weaker demand for vessels sends Baltic index to over 7-month low
21 November 2018: The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships transporting dry bulk commodities, fell on Tuesday, weighed down by weaker demand across vessel segments.

China Is Paying for Most of Trump’s Trade War
20 November 2018: President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war.

COSCO Shipping orders nine pulp carriers
20 November 2018: Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers orders 5 plus 4 multi-purpose vessels

Innovative Vibrator Mounting Solution
20 November 2018: Innovative Vibrator Mounting Solution Without Welding or Bolting

Slovakia to pull plug on coal subsidies
20 November 2018: Slovakia will phase out subsidies for coal mines supplying one of the country’s most polluting power plants from 2023

Ultrabulk and partners looking at dry bulk sail technology
20 November 2018: Smart Green Shipping Alliance partners with Drax and Ultrabulk to cut shipping supply chain emissions through sail technology

Bedeschi suppllies new shiploader for Barata, Indonesia
19 November 2018: Bedeschi was awarded another contract for the supply of a SHL 25/1400 operational on Demarga Jetty (Gresik, Indonesia) for the handling of fertilizers

Major SCHADE supply package commissioned at Formosa Heavy Industries
19 November 2018: At the end of 2012, SCHADE Lagertechnik won one of the biggest orders in the history of the company, when Formosa Heavy Industries contracted 21 machines for the new Ha Tinh steelworks in the province of the same name in central Vietnam.

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea
19 November 2018: Rough seas with wave heights up to 50% above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s innovative LifeCraft™ system

Yilport opts for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes
16 November 2018: Yilport Holding aims to create excellent, multipurpose facilities on an international scale. At the beginning of November, two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes type LHM 600 arrived at Yilport’s recently acquired terminal in Guatemala...

Sea Commercial Port “Yuzhny” handles thermal coal for power stations
15 November 2018: On November 14, 2018 at 14.30 the bulk carrier with the African coal moored to berth No.9 ...

Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
14 November 2018: Throughput continues to register growth in the Port of Antwerp. After record semi-annual figures, the total throughput after nine months stands at 177,026,550 tonnes...

Bulk Material Handling Market is Expected To Reach US$ 56.83 Billion By 2026: Credence Research
13 November 2018: According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Bulk Material Handling Equipment Market by Equipment Type...

Ukraine and Egypt Cooperate on Bulk Port Projects
13 November 2018: The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the port authorities of two Egyptian ports: Alexandria and Damietta. ..

Covered coal strorage in varying shapes and sizes
12 November 2018: Coal storage yards have traditionally been left in the open. Fuel stocks can extend over many acres and, in some cases, the stockpiles shift in shape...

Dry Bulk: Capesize Market In the Doldrums
12 November 2018: It was a brutal week for the big ships as rates tumbled on all routes. A BHP Billiton derailment in West Australia sparked fears of a shortfall in shipments...

Flexible screw conveyor quick-ship programme
12 November 2018: Flexible screw conveyors in popular sizes are now available for shipment in two-to-five days as ready-to-assemble packages with Flexicon’s Quick-Ship Programme, the company announced...

Handy bulker catches fire near Bontang Indonesia
12 November 2018: The 1984 built handy bulker caught fire on Saturday off the coast of Indonesia, resulting in 22 crew being evacuated...

CFS Handling completes installation of electro-hydraulic buckets at Massa Carrara port
09 November 2018: On the 23rd of October 2018, CFS Handling successfully completed the testing of two 14m3 electro-hydraulic buckets...

Chinese soybean imports rise
09 November 2018: China October soybean imports jump from year before amid worries trade war will hit supply.

Iron ore prices rise due to BHP derailment
09 November 2018: The seaborne iron ore market climbed $1.75/dmt Thursday to $76.25/dmt, according to S&P Global Platts assessment

BHP expects derailed train to impact its Australian iron ore exports
08 November 2018: Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week

Economist who called U.S.-China Trade War sees deal in 2019
08 November 2018: An economist who accurately predicted the rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China now sees a likely resolution of the dispute next year.

Game changing new high efficiency propeller unveiled
08 November 2018: Sharrow Engineering Unveils Game Changing New High Efficiency Propeller for Shippers Preparing to Meet 2020 Sulfur Regulation

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited reports third quarter financial results
08 November 2018: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, the largest U.S. headquartered dry bulk shipowner, reported its financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

AtoB@C Shipping acquires dry bulk carrier
07 November 2018: AtoB@C Shipping AB, a Swedish shipping company owned by Aspo's ESL Shipping, has acquired a 4,100 dwt dry bulk carrier of ice class 1A built in 2000.

Coal exports from Gladstone port hit 22-month high
07 November 2018: Coal shipments from the Port of Gladstone in Australia rose to a 22-month high in October on a strong lift in exports bound for India and South Korea

Murmansk Shipping signs major Arctic coal deal
07 November 2018: Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has signed a major contract to transport coal produced in the Russian Arctic to Europe via the Northern Sea Route.

Quay crane risks – same old same old
07 November 2018: TT Club has been highlighting the issue of the boom of a quay crane colliding with a ship for many years. However, it is frustrating to note the continued regularity of this type of incident.

Transnet appoints acting Group Chief Executive
07 November 2018: Transnet has appointed Tau Morwe as Acting Group Chief Executive of the company. This appointment became effective on 1 November 2018

China’s Cosco plans to buy 25 ships to move Bauxite from Africa
06 November 2018: Order is part of Chinese aluminum producer’s plan to ensure steady supply of raw material

Immingham’s Agribulk Links Keep Britain Growing
06 November 2018: Above: The MV Montrose travelled to Immingham from Egypt with 26,000 tonnes of fertiliser on board.

MacGregor receives clearance for the acquisition of TTS marine and offshore businesses
06 November 2018: MacGregor receives clearance from the German competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS

Showcasing 100 years of cement handling expertise
06 November 2018: For almost a century Gambarotta Gschwendt has been designing and manufacturing heavy machinery for bulk material handling with particular engagement in the cement field

Toxin in U.S. corn harvest poses latest headache for farmers
06 November 2018: North American farmers are finding increased levels of a plant toxin known as vomitoxin in this year’s corn harvest

BHP's runaway train derailed after 92-km run
05 November 2018: A train loaded with iron ore and operated by BHP Billiton ran away without a driver for 92 kilometers before being forcibly derailed in the early hours of Monday, the company and Australian authorities said.

Cypriot revenue from ship management climbs to a five-year high
05 November 2018: Revenue generated by the Cyprus ship management industry in the first half of 2018 amounted to €506 mln, or 5.1% of GDP, the highest level since 2013.

Ince & Co announces merger with Gordon Dadds
05 November 2018: Members of Ince & Co International LLP have approved the terms of a merger with Gordon Dadds to create Ince Gordon Dadds LLP, the UK’s largest listed law firm.

Kidnapped crew of MV Glarus freed
05 November 2018: Twelve crew members of the Swiss ship seized off Nigeria last month have been freed

New South Wales coal exports past their peak
05 November 2018: Coal export volumes head toward terminal decline as markets transition according to a recent IEEFA report

Trump signs $1 billion shipping lock for Great Lakes
05 November 2018: President Donald Trump has signed a bill that's a key step toward building a long-sought shipping lock on the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

Biggest mobile harbour crane for Norway
02 November 2018: Liebherr and Karmsund Havn IKS have just signed a contract for a Liebherr LHM 550...

Odendorff's tale of two "Handies"
02 November 2018: The picture shows our site supervision team in front of the bulk carrier newbuilding MV “Christiane Oldendorff”

Revamping project in Ukraine for HeidelbergCement, world’s second largest producer in cement market
02 November 2018: CTP Team have been awarded of the strategic revamping project for the replacement of the existing filtering system and relevant dust handling for Drying Drum 4 at the HeidelbergCement plant in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Viikki has arrived to the Baltic Sea
02 November 2018: ESL Shipping's second newbuilding, m/s Viikki arrived yesterday morning to Oxelösund, Sweden on her maiden voyage from Sakaide, Japan

SICK extends LMS Bulkscan to more users
01 November 2018: SICK has extended its LMS Bulkscan laser scanner offering, so that more users can benefit from non-contact, continuous measurement of volume and mass...

Belships ASA : Report 3rd quarter 2018
31 October 2018: Belships operating income in 3rd quarter 2018 was USD 8.3 million (Q2: USD 8.3 million), while EBITDA amounted to USD 3.2 million (USD 3.5 million).

Dragon Asphalt opens first site at Port of Newport
31 October 2018: A new asphalt supply company, Dragon Asphalt, has signed a lease with ABP South Wales that has allowed them to open their first site at the Port of Newport.

Dry bulk prospects good but challenges ahead
31 October 2018: The bulk sector is navigating its way out of the doldrums but market correction has come at a price, delegates attending Bulk Terminals 2018 learned last week.

Dry bulk throughput drop at Port of Rotterdam
31 October 2018: Total dry bulk throughput fell by 7.3% compared to the first three quarters of 2017.

DryShips buys four vessels worth $198.5m from chairman
31 October 2018: It has been revealed that DryShips has agreed to purchase these vessels direct from it's own chairman, George Economou.

Efficient fertilizer handling at the UK Port of Southampton
31 October 2018: Solent Stevedores has been operating the Bulks Terminal in the Port of Southampton for almost 20 years and handles around 1.2mt of cargo annually

New cement plants planned for Adamawa state, Nigeria
31 October 2018: The Adamawa Government in Nigeria has signed an agreement with Dangote Group and three foreign firms to establish cement factories in the state.

ESL Shipping & MacGregor produce autonomous self-unloaders
30 October 2018: Raising the bar and improving efficiency with advanced systems and world's first autonomous discharging bulk cranes.

IMO: Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit – carriage ban adopted
30 October 2018: An amendment to support consistent implementation of the forthcoming 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday (26 October)

Port of Rotterdam signs investment agreement with Port of Pecém, Brazil
30 October 2018: On October 24th Allard Castelein, the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, and Camilo Santana, Governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, signed an investment agreement regarding the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s participation in the development of the Port of Pecém.

US Soybeans destined for China go to Vietnam instead
30 October 2018: A ship carrying U.S. soybeans changed destination from China to Vietnam on Saturday

Vessel queue at Australia’s PWCS coal terminals falls to 8
30 October 2018: Port Waratah Coal Services’ two terminals at Newcastle port in the Australian state of New South Wales had eight ships waiting offshore on Sunday, down from 14 a week ago

Fednav receives the Belgique-Québec des liens d’affaires Award
29 October 2018: At a prestigious gala event last week, Fednav Limited received the Belgique-Québec des liens d’affaires award presented by the Cercle d'affaires Belgique Québec.

Nine-month throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port
29 October 2018: Nine-month throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC totaled 925,000 tonnes

Six vessels loaded with coal at Dominion Terminal in week ended Oct 26
29 October 2018: Six vessels departed this week with 328,780 st onboard. Terminal expected to export 1.99 million st on 33 ships in October

TTS develops handling system for 5 types of fertilizer
29 October 2018: When TTS was tasked with designing and building material handling equipment for Riga Fertilizer Terminal (RFT), the job was not an ordinary belt conveyor line.

Vattenfall looks to gas and biomass as end of coal power looms
29 October 2018: Vattenfall is considering converting its German coal-fired power stations to use fuels including gas or biomass as utility companies in the country brace for a government deadline for phasing out coal altogether.

Ship operating costs expected to rise in 2018 and 2019
26 October 2018: International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total vessel operating costs in the shipping industry are expected to rise by 2.7% in 2018...

Report: Fertilizer Storage Solutions
25 October 2018: Stop corrosion before it starts: design features for fertilizer storage buildings

Chinese power plant stockpiles at highest level since 2015
24 October 2018: The most recently released data shows that major power plant coal stockpiles across China have climbed to approximately 83.3 million tons as of the middle of this month.

MOL plans trial energy-saving analysis on 80 dry bulk carriers
24 October 2018: MOL Announces Plan for Trial Introduction of Energy-saving Operation Analysis Service on 80 Bulkcarriers.

Nautical Institute & KVH Videotex launch free online courses
24 October 2018: The Nautical Institute is collaborating with KVH Videotel, a world leader in the provision of e-learning for the maritime industry

Oldendorff Carriers update regarding vessel collision with Oshima bridge
24 October 2018: Oldendorff Carriers report that its vessel Erna Oldendorff has now moved to the Yanai anchorage in Japan for a further assessment by the Japanese Coast Guard

Tilbury to capitalise on opportunities to boost post-Brexit trade
24 October 2018: Tilbury is the fastest growing port in the UK and a £1 billion investment programme will see the port employing 9,000 people by 2020

CRS’s Coaltainer®: unloading bulk coal from containers
23 October 2018: Australian company Container Rotation Systems (CRS) has unveiled its new coal container — the Coaltainer®.

Ecofab research benefits from busy expansion programme
23 October 2018: Ecofab has been very busy in expanding it's business throughout several countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Metro Ports expertise in fertilizer
23 October 2018: Metro Ports offers expertise in handling all types of fertilizer at US ports

Noble Group seeks Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York
23 October 2018: It has emerged that Noble Group, once the largest Hong Kong based commodity trader, has filed for Chapter 15 protection in order to protect its US assets from creditors

Port of Rotterdam receives record shipment of pig iron
23 October 2018: Yesterday a bulk carrier arrived at the port of Rotterdam with a record shipment of pig iron totalling 50,000 tonnes.

Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9%
23 October 2018: Powder River Basin coal production up 18.9% on quarter to 86.6 million st in Q3

Brazil launches trade dispute against China over sugar
22 October 2018: Brazil has launched a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization to challenge Beijing’s restrictions on sugar imports

Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer
22 October 2018: Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg...

Scrubber-fitted dry bulk vessels will command 2020 premiums
22 October 2018: A two-tier market will reward early adopters with higher timecharter rates and asset values as cost of low sulphur fuel increases dramatically, says MSI

France's EDF warns of strikes at remaining coal plants
18 October 2018: French utility EDF warned of possible strikes at its three remaining coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.8 GW this winter

New MD at AUMUND Fördertechnik
18 October 2018: AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH appoints Dr.-Ing. Pietro de Michieli as its new Managing Director

Indian Coal Crisis Intensifies
17 October 2018: India is hit by an intense coal crisis this festival season with average coal stock at power plants dropping to six days in October, from nine days in September.

Port of Long Beach Receives Grant for Energy Resiliency Project
17 October 2018: 'Microgrid' project will be model for California seaports providing clean and reliable electricity supply

Transnet sets new world record with 4km-long manganese train
17 October 2018: The longest train in the world - Transnet's 4km-long, 375-wagon manganese train.

Vale breaks record iron ore production
17 October 2018: Vale broke the emblematic production barrier of 100 Mt of iron ore fines in a quarter, reaching a production record of 104.9 Mt in 3Q18...

EU steel demand expected to grow by 2.2% in 2018
16 October 2018: European Union steel demand is expected to grow by 2.2% this year to 166.6 million mt, driven by "surprisingly robust economic development" in the region

Greenpeace activists block coal trade event
15 October 2018: The World Coal Leaders Network 2018 meeting was disrupted today by 17 Greenpeace activists

UK publishes no-deal Brexit plans for shipping industry
15 October 2018: The UK has published guidance documents on how seafarers and shipping companies would be affected by a no-deal Brexit, drawing the ire of the country’s largest maritime union.

Cement Carrier Sports Innovative, 'Green' Cargo System
11 October 2018: NACC Alicudi is reported to be the world’s first cement carrier equipped with IMO Tier III compliant diesel engines driving the bulk handling system.

Report: Fading optimism for Europe’s coal trade
11 October 2018: Imports into Europe are one of the major features of global coal trade, resulting in a huge amount of activity at many ports within the region, but...

Six decades strong: Antique Grove RT still getting the job done
11 October 2018: JJ Curran Crane Company is still using a Grove RT-58 it purchased in 1962, which has tremendous historical and emotional value to the company.

How drones are helping transform the dry bulk industry
10 October 2018: BHP was an early adopter of drones across its mine sites. Now drones are taking flight at BHP’s ocean freight operations, providing enormous safety benefits and efficiency gains.

NYK Celebrates 133rd Anniversary
10 October 2018: Amidst celebrations, NYK President warns company is currently facing a situation more challenging than anything it has faced in the past.

Shipment delays for Newcastle coal cargoes
10 October 2018: Aftermath of Hunter Valley trains collision affecting Newcastle shipments. Vessel queue for Newcastle PWCS terminals jumps to 20 ships.

Conveyor Belt Cleaner For Tight Spaces
09 October 2018: A leading manufacturer in conveyor belt cleaning technologies, Martin Engineering has introduced a new design for where space for installation is limited.

Glencore wins cut to coal carrying costs out of Newcastle
08 October 2018: Australia’s competition regulator said on Monday the Port of Newcastle must reduce its charges for ships entering the port.....

New £1 Million Investment for Port of Immingham, UK
08 October 2018: Thomas Bell & Sons Director, Matt Dawson congratulates ABP Operations Manager, Craig Stephen on the purchase of the first new fork lift truck for the site.

thyssenkrupp awarded contract for continuous mining system in Thailand
08 October 2018: Barracuda technology to improve mine efficiency and safety. Start-up of new mining system planned for 2020

Trade war threatens outlook for global shipping, warns UN Report
08 October 2018: ?Seaborne trade expanded by a healthy 4% in 2017, the fastest growth in five years, while UNCTAD forecasts similar growth this year....

INTERCARGO: Challenges for the dry bulk sector
05 October 2018: INTERCARGO held its semi-annual meetings in London: “The dry bulk sector and the critical challenges that lie ahead”

Hong Kong dry bulk shipowner merger
04 October 2018: Asia Maritime Pacific and Fenwick Shipping Services are pleased to announce that the two companies have merged their operations.

New cement terminal starts operation in southwest India
04 October 2018: India’s Cochin Port Trust launched the port’s fourth cement terminal at Ernakulam Wharf, Kerala.

NORDEN - The Robots are Coming....
04 October 2018: .....to clean the cargo holds.

Star Majesty dry bulker added to Grieg Star fleet
04 October 2018: Grieg Star acquired a new semi open hatch vessel on the 25th of September. Her name is Star Majesty.

Stemm's underwater dredging grabs
04 October 2018: Stemm has been developing new products and techniques for dredging at big marine depths.

Dry bulk handling at the Port of Chicago
03 October 2018: Dry bulk handling in the port of Chicago is among the most sensitive in the country.

Konecranes 15th mobile harbour crane to Belgian company
03 October 2018: Konecranes has won another order from Goeyvaerts-R bvba (Goeyvaerts), a rental crane expert.

Singapore readies for sustainable shipping ahead of IMO 2020 rule
03 October 2018: Singapore is getting ready for the upcoming environmental regulations in shipping with a slew of initiatives to promote cleaner marine fuels

Tenova to supply world's first fossil-free steel making technology
03 October 2018: Hybrit Development chose Tenova DRI solution to develop the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology with virtually no carbon footprint.

The Port of Antwerp addresses the breakbulk community and gives special mention to Antwerp XL
03 October 2018: The Port of Antwerp recently gave a sneak preview of what the breakbulk industry can expect over the coming year, by hosting an underwater-themed boat tour on Antwerp’s breakbulk dock.

Dry bulk terminals to address cyber weak spots
02 October 2018: Improving bulk terminals’ cyber security will be a key theme at Bulk Terminals 2018

Metso to deliver dry bulk processing solutions
02 October 2018: Metso to deliver comminution and material handling solutions to both Australia and South America

ČD Cargo is involved in the construction of a new railway line
01 October 2018: The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) started in Prague the construction of a new railway corridor between Hostivar and Vršovice.

China to cut steel tariffs
01 October 2018: China to cut tariffs on steel imports to 8.4% November 1 from 11.5%

Fairplay to cease flagship title after 135 years
01 October 2018: Fairplay magazine and Fairplay.ihs.com will cease publication in the last quarter of 2018

First autonomous only trucks for Brazilian mine.
01 October 2018: Vale will have the first mine operating only with autonomous trucks in Brazil

Newly formed DNA Shipping to become largest mini-grabber pool worldwide
01 October 2018: NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers (NASC) and Germany’s Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG (PDS) unveil DNA Shipping....

Rio Tinto & Japanese partners to invest $1.55 billion on Australian iron ore
01 October 2018: Rio Tinto and its joint venture partners, will spend about $1.55 billion....

Schenck Process acquires Process Components Ltd
01 October 2018: Schenck Process announced the acquisition of Process Components Ltd and its subsidiaries...

Coal freight rates face 20-40% hike from 2020
28 September 2018: Looming restrictions on shipping fuel sulphur content could see freight rates on seaborne coal routes rise by as much as 40% in 2020

Scorpio Bulkers announces refinancing of Ultramax vessel
28 September 2018: Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced yesterday that it has entered into a financing transaction in respect of one of their Ultramax vessels

Siwertell "best fit" for South Texas Cement
28 September 2018: Siwertell chosen for South Texas Cement handling operations

Generation change for Mantsinen after 55 years
27 September 2018: Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy celebrates its 55-year anniversary as a company.

IMO Sulphur 2020
27 September 2018: Official IMO guide to cutting sulphur oxide emissions.

BigLift’s Happy Star upgraded to 2,200 mt crane capacity
26 September 2018: This month Happy Star’s two Heavy Lift Mast Cranes were upgraded to 1,100 mt lifting capacity each

Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
25 September 2018: Forth Ports Limited has for the first time won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at the Logistics Awards 2018, London.

Free ClassNK “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence” software for improving PSC performance
25 September 2018: ClassNK has released the “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence” to assist the improvement of PSC performance of shipping companies, provided free of charge.

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss dry bulk vessel MV Glarus
25 September 2018: A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday

REMA TIP TOP and VULCTECH: Spectacular New Development for Brazil
25 September 2018: The REMA TIP TOP subsidiary from Altdorf specializes in the development and production of high-end vulcanizing presses for splicing of conveyor- belts.

Liebherr Loader plays key role in quarry extraction.
24 September 2018: Günter Jung GmbH relies on Liebherr L 580 XPower® wheel loader for handling and extraction.

Breakbulk Americas, Oct 2-4 2018, Houston
21 September 2018: Dry Cargo International is pleased to be the Official partner of Breakbulk Americas. Register today and get 25% discount!

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group
21 September 2018: Leading developer of marine software looks to accelerate growth with new backing from global technology firm

New generation Samson STORMAJOR
21 September 2018: Samson has launched its new generation mobile STORMAJOR boom feeder.

ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain tech
20 September 2018: ABP working with digital logistics enabler MTI to improve ports connectivity.

Martin Engineering Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness
20 September 2018: Following the success of its 2017 campaign, Martin Engineering is repeating its Cougar Cares fundraising program for National Breast Cancer Awareness

North Carolina ports to stagger re-openings after Florence
20 September 2018: North Carolina ports to stagger re-openings this week into next: NC Ports

SUEK's dry bulk terminals pass inspection
20 September 2018: Nomura Research Institute (Japan) confirmed the quality of environmental measures at SUEK’s bulk terminals in the Far East

US top supplier of Soybeans to EU
20 September 2018: US soy seizes EU market, bolstering Trump trade deal

Vale looks to expand Brazilian iron ore mine
20 September 2018: Vale eyes expansion of Brazil iron ore mine to feed Chinese demand

Wallem Group appoints new CEO
20 September 2018: Frank Coles Appointed as New CEO for the Wallem Group

West Africa - Cargo Fines
20 September 2018: P&I Club Skuld has raised the issue for shipowners and charterers of the rise in customs fines in certain African states.

BHP approves $2.9 billion South Flank project
19 September 2018: BHP approves US$2.9 billion in capital expenditure for the South Flank project in the central Pilbara, Western Australia.

Liner Filler makes container perfect for dry bulk transport
19 September 2018: Van Beek screw system makes 20ft containers ideal for dry bulk transport

Long Beach Awarded $50m for Zero Emissions Project
19 September 2018: The Port of Long Beach has received preliminary approval for a $50 million grant from the California Air Resources Board

Cimbria to supply new ECO-Logic dryer
18 September 2018: Dry Bulk: Cimbria have just won an order for a new grain terminal at Uppsala, north of Stockholm

Energy efficiency for first LNG dual-fuel handysize bulker
18 September 2018: WE Tech Solutions Brings Its Innovation to the First LNG Dual-fueled Handysize Bulk Carrier in the World

Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030
18 September 2018: Japan’s Marubeni Corp said it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and half net coal power generation by 2030

Port of Kiel restructuring
18 September 2018: The Port of Kiel is completely restructuring the access area to the Ostuferhafen and has begun the partial demolition of a former grain storage facility.

Germany's RWE says too early to exit coal in 2035
17 September 2018: German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035

US soybean production estimated at record high
17 September 2018: US domestic soybean production for 2018-19 was projected to rise another 107 million bushels to 4.693 billion on increased yield numbers

Dos Santos gets the muck out of Paris
14 September 2018: Dos Santos starts up one of two DSI GPS high angle conveyors for the Paris Tunneling Project.

Dry bulk market cautious on supply chain risk from Hurricane Florence
14 September 2018: The closure of US East Coast ports ahead of Hurricane Florence has had no significant impact on dry bulk freight rates so far.

SDLG launches L958F wheel loader in Australia
14 September 2018: The 5 t-rated wheel loader is designed for heavy-load applications and will feature a Tier III engine.

Aalto Shipping acquires two new ships
13 September 2018: New Finnish shipping company Aalto Shipping, which formed earlier this year, has acquired two modern ice-strengthened dry bulk carriers for its fleet, operating under the Finnish flag.

Bahri scoops prestigious Indian award
13 September 2018: Bahri scoops ‘Shipping Line of The Year – Break Bulk Operator’ title at All India Maritime and Logistics Awards 2018

Challenges facing dry bulk during Indonesia's monsoon season
13 September 2018: As Indonesia heads into its annual wet season, the safety of seafarers on bulk carriers will become more precarious, together with their cargoes writes Mike King.

Cheshire report welcome
13 September 2018: As reported in DCI earlier this year, one of the problems facing the bulk carrier sector’s efforts to improve safety has been the failure of Flag States to complete and make public investigations into casualties.

Peel Ports support ADM Arkady with extensive programme of imports
13 September 2018: Global animal feed trader ADM Arkady is continuing its extensive programme of animal feed imports with the support of Peel Ports.

STEMM Grabs develop maintenance free joints
13 September 2018: Engineers from STEMM's Research, Development and Innovation Department have developed with great success, maintenance and lubrication free joints.

UK’s Largest Agribulk Terminal Shortlisted for Prestigious Award
12 September 2018: Operations Manager, Craig Stephen skilfully runs the immense operation at the UK’s largest agribulk terminal in Immingham

Latvia’s economy growing via German ports too
11 September 2018: In the first quarter of 2018, Latvia recorded the strongest real growth among European states...

Mitsui E&S confirms order for 3 eco-friendly Post Panamax carriers
11 September 2018: Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding is to build 3 units of the "neo 87BC", newly developed eco-friendly low fuel consumption Post Panamax bulk carriers.

New mobile harbour crane starts operating at Weserport in Bremen
11 September 2018: Weserport in Germany has been deploying a new mobile harbour crane manufactured by Konecranes to handle breakbulk cargo and project loads at its Terminal 1 since the end of June.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant benefits from Conveyor Upgrades
11 September 2018: Martin Engineering upgrades conveyor system to improve efficiency, material containment and safety at Coffeyville Nitrogen Fertiliser plant in Kansas, USA

Port Hedland, Australia up 10% in Iron Ore Shipments to China
11 September 2018: Pilbara Ports Authority has recently announced another shipping record as part of its August 2018 shipping figures.

Star Bulk to equip entire fleet of 111 vessels with "scrubbers"
11 September 2018: Star Bulk announces agreements to equip its fleet with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems "scrubbers" by 2020.

Willowton Installs 6 New TAKRAF Africa Designed Redler Conveyors
11 September 2018: Key equipment supplier TAKRAF Africa, part of the global mining, material handling and minerals processing group, TAKRAF, is supplying six new-design Redler Chain Conveyors to the Willowton Group’s factory in Isando, Gauteng – South Africa.

Metso Investing heavily in Indian foundry
10 September 2018: Metso to increase its foundry capacity in India to meet the growing global demand for cast wears for mining and aggregate industries.

Drewry maintains a positive outlook on the dry bulk market
07 September 2018: Despite trade war difficulties, Drewry expects Capesize charter rates to improve from current levels.

Genma Secures Crane orders from both India & El Salvador
07 September 2018: Following a busy year, Genma has secured additional orders in both India and El Salvador.

BEUMER to supply 4-mile overland coal conveyor to US Mining Co
06 September 2018: The contract is to provide a four-mile single-flight system to serve Knight Hawk's Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois, USA.

Euroports Major Investment in its Sugar Terminal is Ready for the New Season
06 September 2018: Euroports and Antwerp Port representatives – along with their clients – today in Antwerp officially inaugurated the newest investments Euroports has made...

Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane Type LHM 280 for Joyce Krane, Australia.
06 September 2018: The Liebherr type LHM 280 will be mainly used for offshore equipment lifts and to supply vessels.

Sennebogen doesn't "waste" time in scrap handling
06 September 2018: Recycling history in the Colne Valley: Schofield Metal Recyclers (UK) combines tradition and modernity in handling scrap metal since 1876.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Announces Fleet Scrubber Initiative
05 September 2018: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has announced that it has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 exhaust gas cleaning systems which are to be retrofitted on vessels within its fleet.

HAROPA Ports post strong dry bulk growth
05 September 2018: HAROPA (Ports of LeHavre, Rouen & Paris) seaborne traffic globally remains stable, at 45.8 M tonnes, the first six months were marked by very good figures within dry bulk trades.

Mantsinen extends its production capacity
05 September 2018: Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy is extending its production capacity at Rauma in Finland.

NORDEN adopts SEDNA as the organization’s system of record for transaction management
05 September 2018: SEDNA will reduce internal email traffic to users by 75% and support their ‘Focus & Simplicity’ business strategy.

The Nautical Institute updates its support for CMMar award
05 September 2018: The Nautical Institute has signed an updated administrative agreement in support of the Chartered Master Mariner (CMMar) programme

Volvo CE Inaugurates New Headquarters
05 September 2018: Volvo Construction Equipment has moved into its new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg.

Drought in Europe: Commission presents additional measures to support farmers
04 September 2018: In light of the difficulties faced by European farmers affected by drought this summer, the European Commission continues acting to provide practical support to the sector. Additional flexibility will be granted to help farmers provide sufficient feed to their animals.

Grindrod adding Ultramaxes to strengthen fleet
04 September 2018: South African shipping company announces five more Ultramaxes are to be added to their fleet by 2020.

India set to become World's largest sugar producer
04 September 2018: India, which is the world’s largest consumer of sugar, is set to produce a record yield of sugarcane in this current financial year.

Langh Tech delivers scrubber systems to NORDEN's 12 vessels
04 September 2018: The Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech has closed its largest deal so far and will deliver SOx scrubber systems for 12 vessels owned by Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S.

MacGregor's new Breakbulk Optimiser increases asset utilisation rates and improves business
04 September 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of many different cargoes.

Port of Rotterdam - Safe berths for barges
04 September 2018: The Port of Rotterdam Authority is developing five permanent berths for barges on the Maas side of the Eiland van Brienenoord.

Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to participate in Brazilian Port of Pecém
03 September 2018: As shareholders in the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Ministry of Finance have approved the participation in the Port of Pecém, a rapidly growing port in Northeast Brazil.

Gibdock Completes Complex Ballast Water Treatment System Retrofit
31 August 2018: Now that the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has entered into force, more shipowners than ever before are actively looking at the installation of ballast water treatment systems onboard their vessels.

Coal handling to start at Black Sea Port of Taman
30 August 2018: OTEKO’s dry bulk terminal in Taman port to start operation in October 2018

Georgia Ports Authority reports strong month in both Dry Bulk & Breakbulk.
30 August 2018: GPA reports 14.4% growth in breakbulk tonnage across its terminals and 43% dry bulk growth at it's East River Terminal.

MOL Group & Yokohama National University to Launch Joint Study on Big Data for Ocean Shipping
30 August 2018: Aiming to Apply AI to Improve Ocean Shipping Market Forecast

Star Bulk Carriers to acquire up to 7 dry bulk vessels
30 August 2018: Star Bulk Carriers agrees to acquire up to 7 dry bulk vessels from E.R. Capital Holding

20th Anniversary for Dry Bulk Terminals Group (DBTG)
29 August 2018: Now in its 20th year, the International Dry Bulk Terminals Group (DBTG) is the only voice that speaks specifically for the operators of dry bulk terminals.

AUMUND India gaining strong foothold in the Power Sector
29 August 2018: AUMUND India’s recent successes in sales of specialised systems for discharging bulk materials prove the power industry’s confidence in the technological solutions provided.

Dry bulk rates resilient despite US-China trade war
29 August 2018: Despite an escalating global trade war, dry bulk shipping rates are recovering

Fednav joins network of whale watchers
29 August 2018: Fednav Limited has become the first international shipowner to join the whale watching members of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON).

Fray Bentos to expand agribulk facilities.
29 August 2018: In Uruguay, the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a tender for a concession to operate a dry bulk terminal at the Port of Fray Bentos.

Testing begins at World's first "Emission-Free" Quarry
29 August 2018: On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden.

Oldendorff signs 25yr transhipment agreement with new Power Station Project in Vietnam
28 August 2018: Following their successful transhipment project at the Go Gia buoys in South Vietnam, which commenced last year, Oldendorff Carriers has recently signed an integrated Coal Transport and Transhipment Agreement for a new Power Station Project to be built in the North of Vietnam at Nghi Son.

ASGCO® wins ‘Export Leadership Award’
23 August 2018: ASGCO® recognised with ‘Export Leadership Award’ by US Ambassador to Chile.

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk
23 August 2018: Diana Shipping Inc, specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, enters into a time charter contract with Pacific Bulk Cape Company Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Semirio.

New Director of Global Service at Conductix-Wampfler
23 August 2018: Landen Stoker joins Conductix-Wampfler with over 15 years of experience in the service, aftermarket sales, maintenance, and production industries.

Telestack secures record deal in the Middle East
23 August 2018: Telestack, based in Omagh, Northern Ireland, has secured a £5 million contract to supply shiploading equipment to the Port of Salalah as part of an ongoing $15 billion infrastructure investment.

Bombardier Wins Contract to Provide up to 50 TRAXX MS3 Locomotives to CD Cargo
21 August 2018: Rail technology leader, Bombardier Transportation and CD Cargo, the freight subsidiary of Czech Railways, have signed a purchase agreement for up to 50 of the newest generation of BOMBARDIER TRAXX Multi-System1 (MS) locomotives. This first call-off is for 10 TRAXX MS3 locomotives.

First Panamax coal carrier ever handled at the Skakhtersk offshore transshipment station
21 August 2018: First ever ship-to-ship loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin, Russia.

Noble Group Founder Richard Elman declines restructuring role
21 August 2018: The Board of Directors of Noble Group Ltd refer to the announcement dated 16 April 2018 and the circular to shareholders dated 10 August 2018 in relation to the proposed financial restructuring of the company.

Trump's planned revival of US Coal
21 August 2018: Trump set to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan to make good his promise to key voters in the US coal heartland.

Western Bulk announces strong performance
21 August 2018: Western Bulk Chartering has published its first half report with strong performance during the first six months of 2018.

Dry bulk market strong, despite rising trade tensions
20 August 2018: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) started last week on a firmer footing despite the trade tensions between US, China and Turkey that waned investors’ confidence.

Eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga delivered to ESL Shipping
20 August 2018: The next-generation bulk carrier Haaga has today been delivered to ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. ESL Shipping is part of the Aspo Group. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels.

J. Lauritzen remain optimistic in dry bulk market
20 August 2018: J. Lauritzen remain optimistic on further dry cargo market improvements with year on year growth whilst cutting loss making time-charters.

Record transshipment results for the Port of Gdansk
20 August 2018: The Port of Gdansk has calculated its transshipments for the first half of 2018 and the half-year result is nearly 20% higher than predicted.

Turkish Scrap Metal in Tariff Crisis.
20 August 2018: Turkish scrap market probably saw the writings on the wall when the US announced to double the tariffs on imports of Turkish steel from 25% to 50%.

Heavy Tariffs Imposed on US Soybean Import into China
17 August 2018: Dry Cargo vessel Peak Pegasus carrying soybeans from the US, which for recent weeks has been docked offshore, enters the Port of Dalian after considerable tariffs were imposed.

The British Ports Association (BPA) publishes sustainable development resolution.
17 August 2018: The British Ports Association has published a sustainable development resolution, which commits to supporting the dual aims of a strong and healthy environment and a thriving economy.

The Port of Belledune Breaks Tonnage Record
17 August 2018: The good results continue to show at the Port of Belledune this year.

Genco Shipping & Trading Takes Delivery of 2 High Spec Capesize Vessels
16 August 2018: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Takes Delivery of 2 Modern, High Spec Capesize Vessels and Enters Into New Five-Year Credit Facility

Angola to put new Dande port out to tender
15 August 2018: Angola is to issue an international tender for a new port at Barra do Dande, in Bengo province, which is to the north of Luanda. The concession will involve the concessionaire in drawing up plans for the port, building it and then operating it.

Major dry bulk investment for Port of Sheerness grain facilities
15 August 2018: Peel Ports London Medway has completed a significant investment programme into its grain facilities at the Port of Sheerness, strengthening its existing proposition for Kent’s established grain market.

Major upgrades to be implemented for grain at Paranaguá, Brazil
15 August 2018: Permission has been granted to proceed with work on a new dry bulk quay at the Brazilian Port of Paranaguá, in which investment of $47.77 million will be made. This money will be entirely generated by the port authority, Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina (Appa).

Samson® Material Feeder a clear winner against deep pit solutions for Biomass
15 August 2018: A new biomass power plant to be built for ENCE Energía & Celulosa in Huelva (Spain) by Spanish general contractor SENER, will have two Samson® material feeders which have been ordered from AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH.

Siwertell designs new triple-enclosed loading system for eco-friendly ore handling operations in Ireland
14 August 2018: Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order for a ship loading system from Irish mining company, Boliden Tara Mines DAC; an operating subsidiary of Boliden AB.

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia
13 August 2018: UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market.

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will no longer fund new coal-fired power stations.
13 August 2018: The UK-based banking giant said it would no longer finance new coal-fired power stations...

2 million USD Invested in Russia's Southern Commercial Sea Port of Taganrog.
10 August 2018: In the first six months of 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, part of UCL Holding) invested USD 2 million in the port infrastructure expansion programme, which represents a year-on-year 11-percent growth.

Rhenus Logistics Ireland takes over Avant Air and Sea
08 August 2018: The Irish national company within the Rhenus Group has signed an agreement on 3 August 2018 to acquire Avant Air and Sea...

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines
08 August 2018: Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement..

Breakbulk Events & Media Supports Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam
07 August 2018: Breakbulk Events & Media, organizer of the world’s largest event for the project cargo industry, is proud to announce its support of the Project Cargo Summit, 12-13 Sept. 2018, at the Port of Rotterdam...

New Patented Dust Suppression Hopper enters the market.
07 August 2018: A vital addition for Ports, Grain processing or Mineral and Chemical industries where dust control is an important part of materials handling is the patented dust suppression hopper now available from T H WHITE Projects.

Bedeschi secures major equipment deal with Marine Trade Port of Chernomorsk
06 August 2018: Marine Trade Port of Chernomorsk, which is located on the north-western shore of Black Sea and to the south-west from Odessa, will benefit from a new grain terminal in 2018.

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges
06 August 2018: International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo.

Argentina to have new river port
03 August 2018: In Argentina, it is planned to build a new multi-purpose port at Villa Constitucio´n, in Santa Fe province. This project is being promoted by the private sector and should see the light of day by 2020...

Wood handling for every situation with Sennebogen
03 August 2018: “A key piece of equipment in our sawmill and in the log yard,”...

Euroports ensures operations of the All Weather Terminal in Ghent, a first in the Ghent port area
01 August 2018: Ever since ArcelorMittal Gent was founded in the 1960s, Euroports has been ArcelorMittal's maritime partner for its breakbulk loading and unloading activities...

Ventanas inaugurates shiploader
30 July 2018: In Chile, Puerto Ventanas has inaugurated a MacGregor shiploader at berth 3...

AUMUND machines to bring increased productivity to a cement plant in Pakistan
27 July 2018: Flying Cement, a member of the Lahore-based conglomerate Flying Group of Industries, is planning to increase its production...

New environmental crane at Gijon
27 July 2018: Spain’s leading dry bulk Port of Gijon has introduced a new crane...

Renewable efficiency for timber trade and related business at Brake seaport
27 July 2018: The seaport in Brake is a specialist among port service providers...

Unloading Biomass in Denmark
27 July 2018: HOFOR Copenhagen has recently installed a new E-Crane for handling biofuels. Hofor A/S power plant Amagerværket, located near the city center of Copenhagen, Denmark, is renewing and upgrading their facilities in order to phase out coal by 2020, replacing it completely with bio mass.

Disappointing economic growth puts Brazil infrastructure improvements on the back burner
26 July 2018: The lion’s share of the limited investments made in infrastructure, are allocated to roads...

Full steam ahead for Brazil’s market pulp, following merger of Suzano and Fibria
26 July 2018: With short fibre pulp now being sold for three or four times more than the commodity costs to make in Brazil...

Port Canaveral: cargo gateway into Florida and beyond
26 July 2018: Port Canaveral’s deep water container and multi-purpose cargo berths make us an economical and convenient ocean gateway for cargo into Florida and beyond.

State Company “Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port” has handled 500 mt of cargo in 40 years
26 July 2018: State Company “Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port” accepted about 24 000 of vessels and handled 3,4 m of rail cars within the period of 1978 - 2018.

Cheap Chinese aluminium has led to lean times for Brazil’s aluminium industry as it earns more for selling surplus electricity
25 July 2018: Brazil’s aluminium smelters now make more money from selling surplus electricity...

25 July 2018: Authorities at the Port of Corpus Christi have reported record tonnage handled for the first half of the year, moving 52.2 million tons through June 30...

Grain trade enlargement could continue
25 July 2018: Numerous influences are still providing useful underpinning for commodity import demand increases in many countries...

Helping meet India's energy needs: thyssenkrupp to supply material handling systems for two power plants
25 July 2018: With the rapid social, economic and industrial development of the country, demand for electricity in India is increasing continuously...

Australia now leading supplier of iron ore to India
24 July 2018: In the 2017–2018 fiscal year, Australia proved to be the largest exporter of iron ore...

US sanctions unnerve alumina market
24 July 2018: In mid-April this year, prices of alumina, the intermediate material from which the white metal is melted...

The Port of Tilbury has welcomed a unique floating bulk terminal to its new base on the Thames
13 July 2018: Eureka Shipping, part of SMT Shipping and the CSL Group, has based its multipurpose floating bulk...

Redcar bulk terminal signs major land and handling deal with sirius minerals plc
10 July 2018: As work progresses on Woodsmith Mine for the extraction of polyhalite, Sirius Minerals have secured a long term lease...

Spliethoff Group prepares for 2020 sulphur cap
10 July 2018: Mv Floragracht is already the 24th Spliethoff Group-owned vessel outfitted with a scrubber...

WinGD celebrates milestone order for 100th X-DF engine
10 July 2018: Only five years after the launch of the X-DF engine, WinGD is pleased to announce they have secured an order for their 100th X-DF engine...

Brazil’s Ports Struggling to Cope with Demand
04 July 2018: In June, 600,000 truckers blockaded highways for 10 days, forcing many ports to reduce capacity or temporarily close...

New offices in New York, Shanghai and Athens signal Newport Shipping expansion
03 July 2018: On 4 June, Newport Shipping Group announced that it has opened new offices in New York City, Shanghai, and Athens as part of the company’s “near customer, near market” efforts...

Richards Bay Coal Terminal completed a ZAR1.34B (US$98M) machinery upgrade
03 July 2018: The move is expected to boost productivity and improve vessel turnaround times, and RBCT reiterated its expectation of achieving a record throughput in excess of 77 Mt this year...

Volvo helps Ukrainian port set new productivity
03 July 2018: A fleet of Volvo L180 and L220 wheel loaders is helping TIS Group, Ukraine’s largest stevedore and port operator, set new standards for productivity...

Hanseaticsoft expands ‘Cloud Fleet Manager’ software portfolio with new ‘Garbage Disposals’ module
02 July 2018: To help shipping companies manage the process of getting rid of waste Hanseaticsoft...

Ten years after, shipping industry confidence holds firm
02 July 2018: Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-May 2018 according to the latest Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens...

The LBH Group and Rhenus plan to establish a joint company
02 July 2018: The port services provider, the LBH Group, and the logistics specialist, Rhenus, are planning to cooperate closely in the European inland waterway shipping logistics business...

Due diligence in the coal supply chain
01 July 2018: Coal buyers, especially in Europe, are under growing scrutiny from both civil society organizations and governments. They all want to be able to reassure consumers and end users that the coal being burned in their...

Buildings evolve with port’s changing needs
30 June 2018: Within just seven years, use of fabric storage warehouses grew to cover a massive 56,000m2 on land at the Port of Tilbury in Essex, UK...

Australia’s Metro Mining ships first consignment of bauxite to China
29 June 2018: In early May, Australian company Metro Mining Ltd announced the departure of the first shipload of approximately 62,000 tonnes of ore to China from the Bauxite Hills Mine...

Bettercoal and Equitable Origin sign Memorandum of Understanding
29 June 2018: Bettercoal and Equitable Origin have today signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to forge an active and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organisations to identify and to develop opportunities...

Largest-ever export of Portuguese clinker
29 June 2018: GRUPO ETE enabled the largest Portuguese clinker export ever, for its client Cimpor — an InterCement company — by concluding successfully the loading of 55,902 tonnes on the Vinayak bulk carrier, bound for Ghana...

Koneranes Gottwald floating cranes to be delivered to Guinea
28 June 2018: Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald floating cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time...

Marshall Islands aims to resolve safety concerns
28 June 2018: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the consistent implementa- tion of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard under MARPOL Annex VI...

Siwertell and Bruks — a strong new venture
28 June 2018: Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specializing in dry bulk handling. The new joint venture will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and BRUKS Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group). Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions...

Ballast water treatment — how digital tank gauging can help
27 June 2018: Ballast water is an essential component of ship operations, with larger vessels requiring thousands of cubic metres to maintain stability and manoeuvrability.

Cavotec inaugurates world-class manufacturing facility in Italy
27 June 2018: Global engineering group Cavotec has officially opened its new world-class production facility in Milan, which is set to maintain the high quality of the group’s manufacturing and supply chain in the years ahead...

India now net wheat importer
27 June 2018: In India, domestic wheat production is on course to fall by three million tonnes from an earlier estimate of 97 million tonnes. This may involve the country in importing 1.5mt (million tonnes) in 2018-19, according to a new report prepared for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Van Beek uses 360° camera to ensure more efficient production process
27 June 2018: Screw conveyors are customized. It is important for Van Beek’s engineering team to clearly assess the location where the company’s machine will stand. To improve this understanding, Van Beek has a new tool: the 360° camera...

Jumbo Innovates the Maritime Industry Billy Jean Style
26 June 2018: Jumbo has been working on a digital solution to innovate the maritime industry with their partners, ETTU and Friday Out Of The Box. Together they have created a Deckmarking solution using the Microsoft HoloLens. Here is the story so far…

La Coop fédérée plans to build new grain terminal at the Port of Quebec
26 June 2018: The Quebec Port Authority has announced a new project to construct a bulk grain terminal to boost the country’s agricultural market. The new terminal — to be built in four stages by La Coop fe´de´re´e at Anse au Foulon....

Steel industry raw materials offer support
26 June 2018: An underlying trend of strengthening commodity import demand around the world still appears intact. Although the precise rate of growth is not easily estimated, and there is considerable uncertainty about the future performance of some large components, world seaborne dry bulk trade can be expected to remain in a positive mode.

Approval Explorer - a new search engine to identify, locate and contact certified service suppliers and product manufacturers
25 June 2018: Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore today launched the latest addition to their end-to-end and integrated platform of digital tools and services, Approval Explorer, a free and user-friendly web application available on any electronic device....

On June 15th, WAMGROUP of Ponte Motta di Cavezzo, Modena, Italy, inaugurated its new Technology Centre.
20 June 2018: On the company's 50th anniversary, on Friday, June 15, 2018, WAMGROUP celebrated the inauguration of the new Technological Centre at the company's headquarters in Via Archimede in Ponte Motta di Cavezzo, Modena, Italy...

RAAS Research Alliance to drive innovation in the automation of transport and logistics
13 June 2018: A new Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems (RAAS) has been launched by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University, Tampere University of Technology and eight other universities and universities of applied sciences...

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping
13 June 2018: SMART ships will continue to be the driving force for the new decade as technology puts the control and management of shipping onto a new level and there is no stopping this and nor should there be, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR)...

SENNEBOGEN introduced 850 E Series machine at ISRI Show
01 June 2018: Stanley, NC – Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, introduced the new 850 E Series purpose-built material handler at the 2018 ISRI Show. The new model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine...

The paint that launched 1000 ship
01 June 2018: Hempel has applied Hempaguard®, its award-winning fouling defence coating, to more than 1,000 ships. The one thousandth full-vessel coating was achieved in April...

Euroports continues its growth path and investments in break-bulk services
31 May 2018: Euroports offers more than 30 years’ experience in delivering maritime supply chain solutions for break-bulk clients, covering the industry specific needs of forest products, metals & steel, fresh & frozen food, renewal energy and special project cargos...

Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes to be delivered to Guinea
29 May 2018: Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time...

Positive financial figures: a boost for Port of Blyth
26 May 2018: The UK’s Port of Blyth has released performance figures that confirm another year of success and growth, including encouraging financial results that are among the best in the Northumberland port’s 135-year history...

Blockchain can have a transformative effect on the shipping industry
25 May 2018: “Blockchain is the new buzzword in the shipping industry that is increasingly difficult to get away from....

Port of Rotterdam looks back on successful trade mission to China
25 May 2018: Michiel Nijdam, corporate strategist at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, participated in the trade mission (Logistics/eCommerce track) which took place in China in April. The mission was led by Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation...

OBA creates space for new operations
24 May 2018: Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will be clearing part of its coal-handling site this year in order to further diversify into other dry-bulk commodities.

On a roll: Port of Vancouver USA reports fourth consecutive record year
22 May 2018: For the fourth year in a row, the Port of Vancouver USA has logged record-breaking cargo tonnage, with 2017 coming in at 7.5mt (million metric tonnes), up slightly from the 2016 record of 7.49mt...

Guardian grain bin monitoring for the farm market
21 May 2018: With the upcoming crop season soon upon us, and the snow quickly disappearing off the fields, harvest isn’t always in the forefront of farmers’ minds. That being said...

Agreement reached on future of Industrial Terminals facility with transfer of assets to Watco
20 May 2018: Intermarine, LLC, a specialist in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, and its affiliates, Industrial Maritime Carriers, LLC (IMC), and affiliate Industrial Terminals, Management, LLC, have transferred the leasehold ownership of their terminal assets to Watco Companies, LLC...

Ecoshield proven to prevent cavitation erosion
19 May 2018: Damage to rudders, running gear and the stern areas of ships due to cavitation is a perennial problem for shipowners, operators and managers, resulting in damaged protective coatings, erosion of surfaces, and ultimately, corrosion...

Insuated buildings help increase storage space
19 May 2018: FTS Eiendom in Norway is set to streamline its flow of goods and expand storage capacity with the help of Rubb fabric structures...

Port of Brownsville has much to celebrate after record results
18 May 2018: The Port of Brownsville is a deepwater seaport in Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas. Opened in 1936, the port is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile-long ship channel. With approximately 40,000 acres, the Port of Brownsville is also the largest land- owning public port authority in the nation...

Port of Longview considers diversifying into biomass
18 May 2018: The Port of Longview in the USA has been in discussion with potential customers to handle biomass cargoes at its Berth 2 dry bulk facility. With the worldwide boom in biomass use — and distribution — the port plans to be ready to diversify...

UK ‘at risk’ of losing its global maritime reputation
18 May 2018: As the countdown to the UK’s planned departure from the EU passes the one year mark, maritime trade union Nautilus International is warning that the nation’s maritime reputation could be at risk if the government does not ensure essential EU legislation is retained after Brexit...

CASE celebrates 60 years of wheel loader manufacturing in 2018
17 May 2018: CASE Construction Equipment introduced the 4-wheel drive W9 in 1958 — today the company offers a full range of compact and full-sized wheel loaders for all applications, from road building to recycling centres, from urban construction to quarries...

Palau keeps an eye out with Polestar
17 May 2018: Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) the world’s fastest growing flag has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels...

Thordon gives new class of towboat greater life expectancy
17 May 2018: Thordon Bearings, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has received an order to supply four comprehensive shipsets of stern gear for a new class of towboat.

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor’s watchful eye to inspect essential equipment
16 May 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping...

Bunge and M.Dias Branco to build Rio wheat terminal
16 May 2018: Ceara´ state based company M. Dias Branco, which is Brazil’s largest pasta and biscuit maker, is about to make a major new investment in the Port of Rio de Janeiro. After recently acquiring Piraque^ for , it is now teaming up with multinational Bunge on its latest project...

CM Labs and Partner, Dr Jozsef Kövecses, Recognised by NSERC for Innovation in Simulation
16 May 2018: CM Labs today proudly announced that McGill University associate professor Dr Jozsef Kövecses has been awarded the 2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation for work enabling hyper-realistic simulation of...

Enhanced capacity for handling ultra-heavy cargoes – 600-ton crane now stationed in Port of Hamburg
16 May 2018: Since the beginning of the year the Port of Hamburg has offered an optimized service portfolio for handling ultra-heavy loads...

Midlantic Machinery Proves That “Working The Plan” Really Works As SENNEBOGEN Dealer of the Year
16 May 2018: At this year’s ISRI Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Midlantic Machinery was announced as Dealer of the Year by SENNEBOGEN LLC President, Constantino Lannes...

Port of Antwerp Welcomes First Silk Road Train
16 May 2018: The first of the Silk Road trains destined exclusively for Antwerp arrived at the European port on May 12, 2018...

Port of South Louisiana celebrates 25 years of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal
16 May 2018: On 12 April, Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment centre, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. The Port of South Louisiana has invested over $104 million in construction, upgrades, and improvements...

Bulker Owners in Deep Water Warns The Swedish Club
15 May 2018: Bulk carrier owners are warned to pay extra attention to the basics in a new report issued by The Swedish Club.

Karl Woodhouse – new Sales Director for SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd.
15 May 2018: SAMSON Materials Handling, under the roof of the AUMUND Group, has announced the appointment of Karl Woodhouse as Sales Director effective from 1 February 2018...

Port Corpus Christi wins a 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award
15 May 2018: The Port of Corpus Christi, the fourth largest port in the US in total tonnage and an environmental leader in Texas’s Coastal Bend, has earned the 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA) in Pollution Prevention, presented by...

TMG flies flag for Palau International Ship Registry
15 May 2018: Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded its global reach by linking up with a leading maritime consultancy...

Bendezu Port Equipment delivers Gottwald HMK 300 EG from Belgium to Spain
14 May 2018: Bendezu Port Equipment GmbH, an international trading company offering second-hand port equipment has recently sold a Gottwald HMK 300 EG mobile harbour...

Coldharbour initiates Japanese type approval process
14 May 2018: Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on unique inert gas technology, has engaged Japanese classification society ClassNK to assist in the process of obtaining Japanese...

New port master plan for Uruguay
14 May 2018: Uruguay’s National Ports Authority (ANP) and the Ministry of Transport & Public Works recently launched a master plan covering national ports development in 2018–2035. The highlight of the plan is the creation of a deep water hub port...

Port of New Orleans takes centre stage
14 May 2018: Port of New Orleans is a deep-draught multipurpose port at the centre of the world’s busiest port system — Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi River. Connected to major inland markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six class I railroads and the interstate highway port is a gateway for cargo...

Brazil’s cement industry turns the corner
13 May 2018: Brazil’s 100mt (million tonnes)-capacity cement industry, the world’s fourth-largest a few years ago, has now fallen to being the seventh, after four years of a steep sales decline...

Healthy growth in construction good for cement market
12 May 2018: Every industry goes through a process of churning periodically, writes Kunal Bose. Cement is no exception to this rule. Adjustments required to keep the business rewarding involve replacement of ageing capacity...

Cargotec to establish a joint venture specialised in dry bulk handling with JCE Invest AB
11 May 2018: Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specialised in dry bulk handling...

Mixed signs for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2018
11 May 2018: Commodity imports into many countries could strengthen over the months ahead. World seaborne dry bulk trade may remain on an upwards trend in 2018 as a result...

Poland booms while Latvia suffers Russian backlash
06 May 2018: In Poland, Maritime Bulk Terminal Gdynia Ltd (MTMG) had something of a banner year in 2017, with overall traffic rising by 33% to 5.356 million tonnes. Of this, coal and coke performed well, reaching 1.876 million tonnes, an increase of 116% over 2016’s figure of 866,000 tonnes...

Stand’HopTM multi bulk wharf hopper from RBL-REI offers flexibility and ease of use
03 May 2018: Global bulk handling company, RBL-REI is closely involved in the port, mining and cement industries, as well as others...

Liebherr achieves the highest turnover in the Group's history
02 May 2018: In the construction machinery and mining segments, as well as in other product areas, Liebherr recorded an increase in turnover. Sales of construction machinery and mining equipment rose by 14.5% to € 6,182 million...

Additional Samson® truck unloader for AS Silsteve at the Port of Sillamae
01 May 2018: The new mobile Samson® material feeder will receive bulk fertilizers and grain direct from 45-tonne tipping trucks and will discharge onto an ongoing SAMSON shiploader at a peak output rate of 625m3 per hour...

Shipowners increasingly modifying propellers to meet EU MRV requirement
01 May 2018: Belgian underwater repair specialist Hydrex says it is carrying out more modifications to a ship’s underwater areas and equipment in addition to the company’s more common damage rectification work...

Get 25% Discount to Break Bulk Europe 2018
30 April 2018: Use this 25% off discount code when you register for BreakBulk Europe 2018" BBEU25

Portugal celebrates mostly positive growth in dry bulk in 2017
27 April 2018: Although not on the same scale as Spanish ports, those in Portugal posted some interesting increases in traffic last year. Indeed, when looking at total traffic across all traffic sectors, 2017 was a record year, with 95.9mt (million tonnes) handled, an increase of 2.2%...

TTS offers customized portable equipment to its customers
27 April 2018: Millions of tonnes of goods are handled as dry bulk materials throughout the year all around the globe. Influenced by econom- ical and local market tendencies and rules, modern stevedores are choosing a flexible approach to terminal equipment in order to achieve maximum performance at the handling facility...

BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system
26 April 2018: BIMCO is relaunching ship bench- marking system Shipping KPI after two years of redesign. The system helps shipowners and managers make strategic decisions about their fleet.

Hempel announces price increases
26 April 2018: As raw material prices continue to increase in 2018, at the end of February major coatings manufacturer Hempel announced increases in sales prices of selected products...

Records tumble in Spain’s best ever year for dry bulk
26 April 2018: Ports in Spain posted record figures for dry bulk throughout 2017, with the uptick in traffic continuing into the current year...

Records tumble in Spain’s best ever year for dry bulk
26 April 2018: Ports in Spain posted record figures for dry bulk throughout 2017, with the uptick in traffic continuing into the current year. As the chart below shows, all ports in the top ten posted positive growth...

Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers for voestalpine
26 April 2018: A total of six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers that comply with exhaust emissions standard Stage IV/Tier 4f will be joining the fleet of voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz...

Asian agribulks boost falling global production
25 April 2018: The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), which month on month tracks the global cereal supply and demand situation, says in its March report that global trade in all cereals in 2017/18 will be close to 405mt (million tonnes)...

ETE adds new handling equipment in Portugal
25 April 2018: In Portugal, the ETE Group has announced new equipment additions to several of its terminals...

Belgian company Casier Recycling invests in its first CASE wheel loader
24 April 2018: Casier Recycling, a generations-old business in Belgium, is benefiting from operational advantages after acquiring its first CASE wheel loader...

Riga on course to transfer coal handling to Krievu Island
24 April 2018: In Latvia, Riga Freeport is on course to transfer all coal and dusty dry bulk handling to new facilities on Krievu Island by the beginning of next year. This will leave the Andrejosta and Eksportosta areas of the existing port relatively dust free in future...

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?
24 April 2018: Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Conven- tion (BWMC) and the approa- ching Sulphur Cap 2020...

 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
23 April 2018: In the first quarter of 2018, Konecranes won an order from the Netherlands for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane, scheduled to be commissioned in the summer...

Ecofert using six CASE wheel loaders at the Port of Ravenna to ship fertilizer worldwide
23 April 2018: Six CASE 721F wheel loaders are in use at the Port of Ravenna in Italy. They are being used by Ecofert for handling and loading fertilizer for shipment to countries worldwide. The contract was managed and concluded by MAIE, CASE’s long-standing dealer in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy...

Liebherr ́s new floating crane CBG 360 successfully launched into the market
23 April 2018: The ship crane department of Liebherr maritime cranes has sold the first two units of the new floating crane model CBG 360 to the Russian foodstuffs and ingredients producer Aston...

New Gottwald MHC for Japanese port
23 April 2018: Konecranes is to supply a diesel-electric Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane to Miike Port Logistics (MPL) of Japan. According to the manufacturer, the crane should be ready to ship to the Port of Miike at the end of the year...

Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application SHARE THIS POST
23 April 2018: Today, the Port of Rotterdam Authority presented the first version of its new digital application Pronto. Pronto constitutes a major step forward when it comes to improving efficiency for the some 30,000 vessels that call on Rotterdam every year...

Responsible business is good business: Bettercoal explains why
23 April 2018: Global coal demand is set to stagnate through to 2022 according to the IEA (International Energy Agency). Despite the growth of renewables and lower gas prices, additional demand for power will have to be met by coal...

Hitachi fleet provides reliable support on ‘urban mining’ operation
22 April 2018: A fleet of Hitachi wheel loaders and excavators is providing crucial support to Heros Sluiskil BV (Heros), a facility in the Netherlands that extracts valuable raw materials from incinerated domestic and industrial waste for reuse...

The risk of ‘unsafe’ CE certifications for category C standard equipment
21 April 2018: The complexity of regulations, the strength of habit, the cost of technical and safety standards — both in the acquisition and understanding of documents, and their application within business

Asia’s coal trade inspires cautious optimism
20 April 2018: Continuing uncertainty prevails about how the trend of coal imports into Asia will evolve over the next few years. Longer term restraints on growth are prominent and potential for a downwards trend to resume and intensify is widely recognized...

Five facts about coatings that should not be ignored
20 April 2018: The conversation about the importance of antifouling measures is growing. Here are five reasons why shipowners and operators should not ignore the debate and should opt for quality marine coatings...

VIGAN adjusts equipment to grain market trends
20 April 2018: Over the last decade, the global grain industry has slowly but constantly evolved revealing the following market trends...

BIMCO report names top three performing bulk terminals
19 April 2018: The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report...

Prudent ship agency procurement will support long-term stability in the dry bulk sector
19 April 2018: There is a new air of optimism in the dry bulk sector. Exponential growth in demand for imports from China fostered an overall dry bulk demand growth rate of 5% — a three-year high, according to BIMCO...

Soya trade uptrend continues – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK April 2018
19 April 2018: Although the view is still broadly positive, prospects for global commodity movements in the period ahead have been overshadowed by the imposition of additional tariffs on some US imports...

Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port achieves strong results in 2017 — and is aiming higher
19 April 2018: In 2017 the State Company ‘Yuzhny Commercial Sea Port’ handled around 12mt (million tonnes) of cargo. This is the best result in Ukraine among the state stevedoring companies. In 2018, the company plans to raise the cargo turnover by a further one million tonnes. Moreover, the aim is to boost the production capacity to 34mt within ten years...

Purely electrical portal crane
18 April 2018: The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane...

Port of Rotterdam Authority calls for North-West European coalition for joint CO2 price
11 April 2018: The Port of Rotterdam Authority is calling on the Dutch Government to form a coalition with countries in North-West Europe so that a joint CO2 price can be introduced...

The Business Model of the Future: Conveyor Belts: Lease, Don’t Buy
10 April 2018: Continental is focusing more on the topic of service for conveyor belts used for all types of bulk and piece goods...

A crane to train
09 April 2018: Rostock (Germany), March 2018 – The Belgium port worker training centre OCHA recently received a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 120. The machine will be used for practice-based trainings of crane operators...

New Cimbria installations in the Baltic States
09 April 2018: Cimbria’s partner in the Baltic States, ‘Dotnuva Baltic’, has achieved great success over a long period of years and is today the most prominent provider of agricultural solutions for the grain and seed industry in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia...

Baosteel shows confidence in SCHADE solutions
08 April 2018: In October 2017, SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH won a further order from Baosteel Iron & Steel Company Ltd., Shanghai, this time for an additional supply of four semi-portal reclaimers...

EMG brake thrusters in ports: 100% safety
08 April 2018: Brake thrusters are crucial components in the braking systems of harbour crane systems and container gantry cranes when it comes to safety. Huge investments and, most importantly, human lives depend on brake thrusters working reliably...

MC-Class vessels incorporated in BigLift fleet
07 April 2018: Towards the end of February 2018, BigLift Shipping’s BigLift Baffin arrived in Singapore to deliver a crane boom and luffing frame for Heerema Marine Contractor’s...

Order for AUMUND machines from LafargeHolcim in France
07 April 2018: LafargeHolcim is investing around €100 million in the modernization of the Martres-Tolosane cement plant in the South West of France. AUMUND Fo¨rder- technik GmbH and AUMUND France S.A.R.L. will be accompanying the customer on this ambitious upgrade project...

Duluth delivers heavy lifts in heartland of North America
06 April 2018: Handling overweight/over-dimensional (OW/OD) cargo and packaged freight continues to be big business for the Port of Duluth and crews at Duluth Cargo Connect...

Port of Longview awarded top honour for maritime safety efforts
05 April 2018: The Port of Longview was recently awarded the Partnership Award from Maritime Fire and Safety Association (MFSA) in recognition of the port’s impact in advancing emergency response and preparedness in the region...

Better times ahead for Brazilian steel
04 April 2018: After three very difficult years during the 2010-2016 period — when almost 80 steel mills and processing plants were closed down; 50,000 workers were laid off; and only 60% of production capacity was being used...

KOG now operating under the Rhenus Project Logistics business name
04 April 2018: The project logistics specialist, KOG Worldwide, and its subsidiaries have started using the Rhenus Project Logistics brand name with immediate effect...

New shiploader at Vizag
04 April 2018: Essar Vizag Terminal Ltd (EVTL) has installed and commissioned a new 8,000tph (tonnes per hour) shiploader. Iron ore handling capacity at the outer terminal installation at the Port of Vizag is being upgraded at a cost of $13 million. This will allow the terminal to boost tonnage from 12.5mtpa (million tonnes per annum) to 23 mtpa...

PSM’s new analogue programmable transmitters win DNV/GL approval
04 April 2018: PSM Instrumentation has announced that its latest products, the Analogue Pressure Transmitters (APT), have both received Marine Type Approval from DNV/GL...

‘Protectionism’ may present a threat to the global steel industry
03 April 2018: n October last while releasing the World Steel Association’s (WSA’s) short range outlook for steel in 2018, TV Narendran, chairman of the economics committee of the organization, left a warning relating to growing “populism and protectionism” even while...

AAL meets the specialized challenges of keeping heavy lift & breakbulk vessels safe
03 April 2018: Loading, stowing and discharging breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo is a complex operation, requiring considerable technical and engineering expertise, as well as specialized hardware and equipment...

Global grain trades March 2018
03 April 2018: In the latest assessment of the global economy the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed that last year, more trade, investment and faster-than-expected growth in China and most of the G7 countries, which is to remain stable over the next few years, should help boost demand...

Multifunctional material handler from SENNEBOGEN fits the bill
03 April 2018: With his SENNEBOGEN 825, operator Martin Tausch can make a quick choice between the multi-shell grab or the scrap metal shears at any time. The material handler is equipped with a quick-action coupler that makes it a highly flexible and multifunctional tool...

Brazilian sugar: facing an uncertain future
01 April 2018: With the world’s largest debts, Brazil’s deeply indebted sugar industry, the world’s largest, faces an uncertain future...

From stamp to screen: DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
01 April 2018: With the introduction of IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates DNV GL took classification into new territory...

China’s growth boosts trade in dry bulks
30 March 2018: Another vigorous expansion in China’s dry bulk imports last year assisted the wider revival of global seaborne trade in these commodities. Growth of volumes into China during 2017 matched the previous year’s 7% increase...

Combating piracy with innovative barriers from Guardian Maritime
30 March 2018: Piracy at sea has been a problem for hundreds of years. In recent years, it has extended far off the Somali coast, into the Indian Ocean and is now escalating on the West Coast of Africa, Indonesia and Central America...

New Book: Warehousing and Transportation Logistics: Systems, Planning, Application and Cost Effectiveness
30 March 2018: Without the critical element of professional transport and warehousing logistics goods would not move from supplier to buyer and ultimately to the end customer...

Caution remains the watchword for global marine insurance, says IUMI
29 March 2018: Against the backdrop of encouraging global economic growth and an improved outlook for the shipping industry, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) gives expert opinion on the current state of the hull , cargo and offshore energy insurance markets...

Clear and present danger: stringent safety measures needed to safeguard crew and vessels
29 March 2018: The latest bulk carrier casualty report from Intercargo reveals that seafarers currently loading cargoes on specific trades in Asia are at high-risk from cargo liquefaction. It also highlights that Flag States tasked with filing timely reports into casualties...

Ensuring cargo hatches remain watertight with Cygnus Instruments
29 March 2018: Cygnus Instruments Ltd is a well-known and trusted UK manufacturer of high quality ultrasonic testing equipment which is extremely durable and simple to use...

Iron ore importers contribute an uplift
29 March 2018: Recent indications of global commodity import demand in the twelve months ahead suggest that a cautiously optimistic outlook is still justified. After last year’s pick up in the growth rate, world seaborne dry bulk trade seems set to continue expanding firmly in 2018...

Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud MRV now helps shipping companies comply with the new IMO-DCS regulation from 2019
28 March 2018: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced a mandatory Data Collection System (DCS) for international shipping, which requires ships above 5,000 gross tonnage to start collecting and reporting fuel consumption and CO2 data to an IMO database from 2019...

Imperial integrates its global logistics business
22 March 2018: Imperial Holdings Limited is integrating the business operations of its logistics divisions, which had previously operated largely independently of one another...

I-Tech AB signs deal for largest ever Selektope® order with Chugoku Marine Paints
21 March 2018: I-Tech AB, the Swedish developer of the bio-repellent antifouling ingredient Selektope®, has signed a significant supply agreement with one of the industry’s leading paint...

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore
21 March 2018: For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S...

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor's watchful eye to inspect essential equipment
20 March 2018: MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping...

2017 Annual Report Port of Rotterdam Authority
18 March 2018: “Our times are characterised by increasingly fast-paced developments in a range of areas. The only way in which the port of Rotterdam can continue to serve as an important driver of the Dutch economy...

Imperial Logistics offers integrated solutions in Paraguay
16 March 2018: Imperial Logistics is expanding its river transportation management capabilities and the company has developed an integrated solution for its inland shipping routes in South America...

Martin Engineering Establishes Manufacturing Facility in Australia
16 March 2018: A global innovator of premium conveyor belt cleaning and sealing systems has announced the creation of its newest factory-owned manufacturing facility in Queensland, Australia...

White Conveyor Belts for Sweet Temptations
15 March 2018: What do cola, jelly beans, and yogurt all have in common? They all contain sugar. This fuel for the human body is transported by ContiTech conveyor belts, just like raw materials such as coal...

BIMCO report names top 3 performing bulk terminals
10 March 2018: The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report...

Further class approval for Drone inspection of confined spaces for RIMS from KRS expands options for shipowners for shipowners
09 March 2018: RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) have secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces...

Kinshofer acquires Doherty
09 March 2018: On 19 December last year, Kinshofer GmbH from Germany and the in New Zealand based Doherty Group signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement, Kinshofer has acquired 100% of the Doherty Group...

Efficiency in material handling with the LH 26 M Industry Litronic
08 March 2018: The LH 26 M Industry Litronic mobile material handling machine meets the requirements of the Stage IV/Tier 4f emissions standards and represents the Liebherr series of small material handling machines...

New sugar terminal to be built at the Port of Gdansk
08 March 2018: The Port of Gdansk Authority SA and Krajowa Spolka Cukrowa S.A. signed an agreement on a lease of property for the construction of a new transshipment and shipping terminal along with access infrastructure ...

North Sea Port starts with record figure
08 March 2018: On 8 December last year, a new milestone was reached in the rich port history of the Low Countries. That day marks the official launch of the company formed by the merger between Ghent Port Company (Flanders) and Zeeland Seaports (the Netherlands). Appropriately, it is now known as: North Sea Port...

Riga introduces bulk container technology
08 March 2018: Riga Universal Terminals Ltd (RUT) has introduced new containerized dry bulk handling technology, and is the first port in Europe to do so. RUT uses this for the movement of wood pellets on large dry bulk ships...

HAROPA - Port of Le Havre has renewed its PERS certificate
07 March 2018: HAROPA - Port of Le Havre has just obtained renewal of the PERS (Port Environmental Review System) certificate granted by the EcoPorts foundation...

North Rhine-Westphalia and Port Authority make start on port agreement
07 March 2018: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be working together to further optimise logistics connections between Europe’s largest port and the German hinterland...

SEA\LNG launches LNG bunker navigator tool
07 March 2018: On 30 January, SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, announced that it has launched a new free-to-access online tool...

Bahri Dry Bulk wins SAR 360m financing from Bank Albilad to purchase four new bulk carriers
06 March 2018: Bahri Dry Bulk, a business unit of global transportation and logistics provider Bahri, has announced that it has secured a Sharia-compliant funding of SAR 360 million (US$95m) from Bank Albilad, one of the fast-growing banks in Saudi Arabia...

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers
06 March 2018: Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers...

Coal trade upturn raises expectations
06 March 2018: Anxiety in commodity and freight markets about prospects for global coal trade has receded, amid resumed growth over the past twelve months...

Russian grain tops port traffic increases
06 March 2018: In 2017, Russian grain handled by its port network posted the highest growth rate of any cargo type. This was due to a record-breaking harvest. The Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) says this totalled 47.87mt (million tonnes), equivalent to an increase of 34.7%...

Spanish scrap metal recycling company relies on SENNEBOGEN
06 March 2018: As a family enterprise, the Spanish scrap metal recycling company Toferla S.L. has been growing steadily since 1953 by buying and selling scrap and metal. For its material handling, the company utilizes two SENNEBOGEN 825...

ABS achieves industry-leading safety milestone
05 March 2018: On 31 January, ABS announced it had zero work-related lost time incidents during 2017. The corresponding Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) of 0.00 represents a significant milestone in the organization’s continuing journey to safety excellence.

Ergransa concession extended until 2031
05 March 2018: In the Spanish Port of Barcelona, Ergransa, a dry bulk handling terminal operator, has renewed its concession, which will now expire in June 2031. This has been done to allow it to consolidate significant traffic it has in cereals and soya beans...

NALCO seeks permission to lease Pottangi bauxite mine
05 March 2018: Indian company National Aluminium Company (NALCO) is seeking permission to lease the Pottangi bauxite mine, which covers an area of 697 hectares in the Koraput district in Odisha (formerly Orissa)...

The world’s largest hydraulic crane starts work at Vuosaari Harbour in Finland
05 March 2018: A new era for Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki began in December 2017, when the world’s largest hydraulic crane, the Mantsinen 300, started operation there. The buyer of the crane, which weighs 373 tonnes and has a reach of 36 metres...

Japanese invest in Moatize as production ramps up
02 March 2018: Japanese banks and institutions are becoming firmly entrenched in the Moatize mining and rail operation in Mozambique. In November 2017, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) made available a loan of $1.03 million to main shareholder Vale..

Teufelberger and Redaelli unite their brands after merger
02 March 2018: In the past few months,Teufelberger and Redaelli, two historic companies of the ropes business, have completed a merger for the steel wire ropes sector. They will now be present on the market with the commercial brand ‘Teufelberger-Redaelli’.

U-Ming of Taiwan signs its largest-ever contract of affreightment deal
02 March 2018: U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Private Limited, a subsidiary of U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (2606), has signed a 25-year contract of affreightment (COA) with Vale International SA of Switzerland...

Commission makes expansion of infrastructure key priority for 2018
01 March 2018: The Port of Longview’s Board of Commis- sioners has unanimously approved the 2018 Budget, which includes significant invest- ments in the expansion of the port’s Industrial Rail Corridor (IRC) and infra- structure development at Barlow Point...

Enhanced support for dry bulk trade – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 2018
01 March 2018: The upwards trend in commodity import demand around the world gained momentum last year...

Liebherr planning new development and demonstration centre in Kirchdorf
01 March 2018: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH will invest over €30 million in a new development and demonstration centre at the site in Kirchdorf over the next five years. Construction work started in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2021...

Port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge to form North Sea Port
01 March 2018: The merger agreement between Zeeland Seaports and the Ghent Port Company was signed on Friday 8 December. All eight shareholders of both ports agreed with the merger in the preceding weeks...

Underwater seal repairs avoid drydock and off-hire costs
01 March 2018: Following a spate of stern tube seal failures, Antwerp-based Hydrex has reiterated its capability in carrying out repairs to stern tube seals during a ship’s routine port visit, saving the expense and loss of revenue of unscheduled drydocking...

ETE Group increases investment in Cape Verde
15 February 2018: ETE GROUP — founded in 1936 and currently the largest and most experienced Portuguese group operating in Portugal in the maritime economy — has been serving Cape Verde for over 29 years through its ship-owner Transinsular...

Brexit: UK Club to set up subsidiary in the Netherlands
14 February 2018: The UK P&I Club, a major 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...

Long-range timber handling and comfortable control: SENNEBOGEN 825 at Holzwerk Obermeier
14 February 2018: 'We need a material handler!' – has long been something that they've agreed about at the timber yard Holzwerk Obermeier in Schwindegg, Upper Bavaria...

People Power and New Technologies Debated at First InterManager Ship Managers’ Forum
14 February 2018: Blockchain in the shipping industry, the safety culture among crew members, and the changing world of maritime payments were all debated at InterManager’s First Interactive Ship Managers' Forum this week...

Optimarin shakes up BWT sector with unique promise for shipowners
13 February 2018: Optimarin is announcing another first for the ballast water treatment (BWT) segment. The Norwegian-headquartered BWT specialist, which has focused exclusively on the development...

AKzoNobel’s Intercept 8500 LPP antifouling solution saves money and the environment
12 February 2018: Owners and operators are saving fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions with AkzoNobel’s patented biocidal antifouling coating Intercept® 8500 LPP, part of the International® product range...

Port-Safety and ECKS MARINE sign agreement for new innovative rescue ladder
11 February 2018: The reputable international maritime consultant and supplier’s representative, ECKS MARINE, based in Hamburg will be German marketing and sales agency for LifeLadder, a new rescue ladder designed to increase safety in harbours...

Iron ore drives bulker rally but spot market could be set for New Year fall
10 February 2018: The dry bulk market shrugged off Chinese government-enforced cuts in steel production to post more positive freight rates in October, with average monthly spot and 1 Yr T/C (1-Year Treasury Constant) rates higher than any month since 2014 for all bulker benchmarks...

Compellingly different: SENNEBOGEN 8100 EQ balance material handler revolutionizes scrap handling
09 February 2018: Zlompol Sp.J., based in Tarczyn in Poland, has been handling scrap for 25 years. The company started off using classic earthwork diggers, moved on to material handlers, and is now using a modern SENNEBOGEN 8100 EQ balance material handler...

GAC named Ship Agency of the Year 2017
09 February 2018: In late October last year, the GAC Group won the Ship Agency of the Year title at The Maritime Standard Awards 2017. It is the second consecutive year the company has received this presti- gious accolade...

Jens Müller: AUMUND Fördertechnik’s new Commercial Managing Director
09 February 2018: Since 1 October last year, AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH in Rheinberg has had a new Managing Director, Jens Mu¨ller (54), who is responsible for finance, controlling, IT, HR, general admin, purchasing and production, alongside Robert Gruss, Managing Director for sales, service, technology and R&D, and Franz-W. Aumund, President...

AUMUND India wins prestigious award from FLSmidth
08 February 2018: In October last year, FLS congratulated suppliers which had successfully met its delivery requirements and quality of service standards during 2016. AUMUND India was proud to be awarded a certificate for “delivery excellence and dedicated support in meeting on-time delivery.”

The Red Queen — what Lewis Carroll taught us about vessel efficiency
08 February 2018: A common misconception is that being efficient means achieving a task in the shortest possible time, writes Andreas Glud, Group Segment Manager, Marine, Dry Dock, Hempel A/S...

Agribulk terminal for Guaymas
07 February 2018: In Mexico, Guaymas Port Authority (API) has issued a tender for the use, exploitation, operation, equipping and modernization of an agribulk terminal in the port...

Hempel launches new cargo hold coating
07 February 2018: n late November last year, major global coatings manufacturer 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% reduction...

Quality Freight UK invests £700,000 in new Fuchs mobile harbour crane
07 February 2018: Quality Freight UK has significantly increased its cranage capability at its main operation at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, UK. The company has invested over £700,000 in acquiring a Fuchs MHL390 crane...

CASE G-Series wheel loaders win 2017 Good DesignTM Award
06 February 2018: CASE has been honoured with the prestigious Good DesignTM Award in the Industrial Category for its G-Series wheel loaders from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies...

Port of Blyth sets sail on £12 million investment
06 February 2018: A UK North East port has announced a new £12 million banking facility with Lloyds Bank that will enable the next phase in its rapid expansion.

Sennebogen Green Line distribution in Northern, Western and Central Africa
06 February 2018: Sennebogen, one of the world’s leading material handling equipment manufacturers, has been convinced by the professionalism and the quality of services provided by SMT to build strong relationships in these important African markets...

Brazil enjoys all-time record visible trade surplus in 2017
05 February 2018: Strong demand, and rising prices of most commodities, coupled with record crops of soya and maize, meant exports of Brazil’s dry commodities, together with crude oil, were responsible for an all time record $60 billion surplus in visible trade in 2017...

Cargo Care Solutions opens hydraulics workshop in the Netherlands
05 February 2018: Cargo Care Solutions (CCS), the hatch cover and Ro-Ro equipment specialist, has opened a hydraulics workshop in response to the growing demand by ship owners for maintenance and repair of their hydraulic deck equipment...

Reviving dry bulk trade expansion
05 February 2018: Global seaborne dry bulk trade has been performing more vigorously. In the past twelve months a fairly robust revival unfolded, building on a slight pick up in the previous year from earlier stagnation...

Answering the Mining Sector Challenges through Integrated Solutions
03 February 2018: Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) is expanding in Indonesia with the launch of its dry bulk business, developed to provide solutions with integrated systems in ASEAN’s largest market...

Successful year anticipated for global sugar production
03 February 2018: Forecasts about global sugar production and prices remain good as long as the weather does not undergo any significant changes in pre and during harvesting season...

K P&I Club Lessons Learnt: Cargo damage due to bilge system back-flow
02 February 2018: Captain David Nichol, senior loss prevention executive at UK P&I Club, discusses the lessons learnt from a recent incident involving cargo damage on a bulk carrier...

Petcoke ban in India poses a challenge for Supramaxes
02 February 2018: India’s Apex Court is set to approve a blanket ban on the use of petcoke in the country in 2018. Earlier in October 2017, the Supreme Court temporarily prohibited the use of petcoke in some northern states...

Grain and soya trade flourishing – BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK January 2018
01 February 2018: Towards the end of last year commodity volumes imported by numerous countries remained buoyant. Prospects for this solid pattern to continue in the months ahead are fairly favourable, and it seems likely that world seaborne dry bulk trade will see another sizeable advance through 2018...

Port of Rotterdam teams with IBM to build a connected, smart port of the future
01 February 2018: The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM today announced their collaboration on a multi-year digitisation initiative to transform the port’s operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the cloud to benefit the port and those who use it...

Wincanton appointed by Aggregate Industries to operate 14 Ready-mix vehicles
01 February 2018: Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has been contracted by Aggregate Industries, a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries, to provide 14 latest specification Ready-mix vehicles on a national basis.

Hempel launches new hull performance system SHAPE
31 January 2018: Hempel launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE). Based on the ISO 19030 framework, SHAPE combines elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation, delivering expert advice and solutions to every ship operator.

KR boosts e-fleet management program
31 January 2018: Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has launched the second edition of its one stop fleet management program 'KR e-fleet v2'. The program is now fully operational and available to all KR's ship owning and operating customers potentially 3,032 vessels...

Liebherr machines take part in West Argyll floating pier project
31 January 2018: The Ardcastle floating pier project is part of a strategy for sustainable transport planning initiated by Scotland’s £1bn timber industry sector.

Wincanton and Virtualstock partner to provide advanced Supplier to Customer service
31 January 2018: Combined resources allow retailers to extend their range or diversify their portfolio without actually having to hold inventory

KR starts to provide statutory services to Portugal
22 January 2018: Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority (DGRM) to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state...

Bettercoal welcomes JERA Trading as its first Member in Asia
19 January 2018: Bettercoal is pleased to announce that JERA Trading has joined the initiative and is its first Member in Asia...

New Mobile Dust Suppression Design: Rugged Construction, Compact Size
15 January 2018: BossTek announces the debut of the DustBoss: the newest model in its growing family of self-powered dust suppression equipment...

I-Tech AB appoints exclusive importer and agent in South Korea in response to high demand for Selektope®
10 January 2018: I-Tech AB, has responded to strong market demand in South Korea by appointing KhaiEL as the exclusive importer and agency for the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope®...

Moore Stephens says optimism likely to outweigh pessimism for shipping in 2018
08 January 2018: International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months...

Shodan’s Graphical Ship Tracker is a Cyber Security Game Changer Says Pen Test Partners
08 January 2018: Following their recent blog which highlighted vessel satcom box vulnerabilities using Shodan, a search engine which finds devices connected to the internet...

Shipping confidence at highest level for three-and-a-half years
05 January 2018: Shipping confidence held steady at its highest rating in the past three-and-a-half years in the three months to end-November 2017...

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