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Trade & Commodities
UK ‘at risk’ of losing its global maritime reputation
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...
Published: 18 May 2018

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Brazil’s cement industry turns the corner
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...
Published: 13 May 2018

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Healthy growth in construction good for cement market
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...
Published: 12 May 2018

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Shipping & Transportation
PRESS RELEASE: RAAS Research Alliance to drive innovation in the automation of transport and logistics
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...
Published: 13 June 2018

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SMARTer ships are the future of shipping
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)...
Published: 13 June 2018

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The paint that launched 1000 ship
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...
Published: 01 June 2018

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

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Palau keeps an eye out with Polestar
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...
Published: 17 May 2018

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

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

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Ports & Terminals
Euroports continues its growth path and investments in break-bulk services
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...
Published: 31 May 2018

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Positive financial figures: a boost for Port of Blyth
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...
Published: 26 May 2018

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Positive financial figures: a boost for Port of Blyth
Port of Rotterdam looks back on successful trade mission to China
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...
Published: 25 May 2018

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OBA creates space for new operations
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.
Published: 24 May 2018

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On a roll: Port of Vancouver USA reports fourth consecutive record year
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...
Published: 22 May 2018

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Agreement reached on future of Industrial Terminals facility with transfer of assets to Watco
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...
Published: 20 May 2018

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Port of Longview considers diversifying into biomass
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...
Published: 18 May 2018

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

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Engineering & Equipment
SENNEBOGEN introduced 850 E Series machine at ISRI Show
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...
Published: 01 June 2018

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Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes to be delivered to Guinea
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...
Published: 29 May 2018

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Guardian grain bin monitoring for the farm market
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...
Published: 21 May 2018

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Guardian grain bin monitoring for the farm market
Ecoshield proven to prevent cavitation erosion
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...
Published: 19 May 2018

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

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Insuated buildings help increase storage space
CASE celebrates 60 years of wheel loader manufacturing in 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...
Published: 17 May 2018

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CASE celebrates 60 years of wheel loader manufacturing in 2018
Regional Reports
Port of Brownsville has much to celebrate after record results
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...
Published: 18 May 2018

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Port of South Louisiana celebrates 25 years of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal
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...
Published: 16 May 2018

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Port Corpus Christi wins a 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award
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...
Published: 15 May 2018

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Port Corpus Christi wins a 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award
Port of New Orleans takes centre stage
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...
Published: 14 May 2018

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