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

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Positive outlook for grain and soya trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OTLOOK October 2017
European coal trades
Europe accounts for about a tenth of total world thermal coal trade with demand of around 90mt (metric tonnes) recorded last year. Although the market for thermal coal is in general decline there...
Published: 05 October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Damen Shipyards Group delivers Shoalbuster 3209 to ISA Towage
3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
A prototype of the world’s first class- approved ship’s propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller — named WAAMpeller...
Published: 12 October 2017

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3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
BIMCO advice on life boat safety
BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries...
Published: 10 October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SEA\LNG calls for compliance and enforcement as 2020 sulphur cap looms
Ports & Terminals
Sims Metal Management and Peel Ports launch first scrap metal facility at London Medway
The Sims Metal Management UK Metals business unit (Sims UK), part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metals and electronics recycling company (Sims)...
Published: 16 October 2017

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Sims Metal Management and Peel Ports launch first scrap metal facility at London Medway
Port of Corpus Christi works with US Army Corps of Engineers
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Commission and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have executed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the deepening and widening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CC Ship Channel)...
Published: 13 October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DNV

ContiTech AG

Fednav

Blug

E-Crane

Liebherr

Cimbria

BENDEZU PORT EQUIPMENT, GMBH

Coaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets

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