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

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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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Mixed signs for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK 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...
Published: 11 May 2018

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Mixed signs for coal trade - BULK CARRIER TRADE & FLEET OUTLOOK MAY 2018
Asian agribulks boost falling global production
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)...
Published: 25 April 2018

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

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

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Coldharbour initiates Japanese type approval process
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...
Published: 14 May 2018

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Shipowners increasingly modifying propellers to meet EU MRV requirement
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...
Published: 01 May 2018

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Shipowners increasingly modifying propellers to meet EU MRV requirement
BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system
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.
Published: 26 April 2018

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Hempel announces price increases
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...
Published: 26 April 2018

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Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?
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...
Published: 24 April 2018

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Ports & Terminals
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
Bunge and M.Dias Branco to build Rio wheat terminal
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 $456 million, it is now teaming up with multinational Bunge on its latest project...
Published: 16 May 2018

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

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New port master plan for Uruguay
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...
Published: 14 May 2018

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Poland booms while Latvia suffers Russian backlash
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...
Published: 06 May 2018

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Portugal celebrates mostly positive growth in dry bulk in 2017
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%...
Published: 27 April 2018

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Records tumble in Spain’s best ever year for dry bulk
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...
Published: 26 April 2018

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

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Riga on course to transfer coal handling to Krievu Island
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...
Published: 24 April 2018

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Engineering & Equipment
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
CM Labs and Partner, Dr Jozsef Kövecses, Recognised by NSERC for Innovation in Simulation
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...
Published: 16 May 2018

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Midlantic Machinery Proves That “Working The Plan” Really Works As SENNEBOGEN Dealer of the Year
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...
Published: 16 May 2018

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Midlantic Machinery Proves That “Working The Plan” Really Works As SENNEBOGEN Dealer of the Year
Karl Woodhouse – new Sales Director for SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd.
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...
Published: 15 May 2018

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

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Bendezu Port Equipment delivers Gottwald HMK 300 EG from Belgium to Spain
Stand’HopTM multi bulk wharf hopper from RBL-REI offers flexibility and ease of use
Global bulk handling company, RBL-REI is closely involved in the port, mining and cement industries, as well as others...
Published: 03 May 2018

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Stand’HopTM multi bulk wharf hopper from RBL-REI offers flexibility and ease of use
Liebherr achieves the highest turnover in the Group's history
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...
Published: 02 May 2018

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Additional Samson® truck unloader for AS Silsteve at the Port of Sillamae
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...
Published: 01 May 2018

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TTS offers customized portable equipment to its customers
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...
Published: 27 April 2018

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TTS offers customized portable equipment to its customers
Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers for voestalpine
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...
Published: 26 April 2018

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Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic material handlers for voestalpine
Belgian company Casier Recycling invests in its first CASE wheel loader
Casier Recycling, a generations-old business in Belgium, is benefiting from operational advantages after acquiring its first CASE wheel loader...
Published: 24 April 2018

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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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Liebherr

LAIDIG

RBL-REI

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Brekbulk Europe 2018