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April 2017

The Spring issue of Dry Bulk includes Regional Reports on North American Inland Shipping, Southern Europe, as well as a Commodity Report on Seaborne Thermal Coal. Technical features cover Logistics Services & Stevedoring; Storage Domes Silos & Bins; Conveyor Engineering & Design; and Bagging Equipment & FIBCs.


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World News

Industry View: Following The Rulebook
Nic Ingle, International Dry Bulk Terminals Group, UK.

Suppliers Round-Up

Navigating Short-Sea Backhaul Routes
Vasiliy Kotylevskiy, OpenSea.pro, UK, outlines the main trade flows and backhaul routes for major bulk commodities in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean.

The Black Sea’s Bulk Boom
Liza Malyshko, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine, explains why grain handling capacities have increased in the Black Sea region.

Revitalising Railroad Trading
Gro Intelligence, USA, describe how the US grains and transportation trade is getting back on track.

The Long And Winding Road
Rod Workman and James Mourafetis, Argo Consulting, illustrate how US railroads are in a state of anticipation as 2017 unfolds.

Has Thermal Coal Trade Passed Its Peak?
Hugh Lee, Dry Bulk Correspondent, provides an overview of the world seaborne thermal coal trade.

Conveying Green
Amy Duncan, Dos Santos International, USA, illustrates the successful implementation of advanced conveyor belt technology that overcomes challenges, reduces environmental impacts and offers cost savings in processing plants.

Evolving Idler Manufacturing
A.V. Cook, Edwin Lowe Ltd, UK, outlines the recent developments in idler manufacturing to increase efficiency and reduce lead times.

Empowering The Future Of Dry Bulk
Caroline Ma, Veson Nautical, USA, explains how modern software solutions are shaping the industry.

More Than Meets The Eye
Dave Laing, Mole Master, USA, highlights the importance of maintenance methodologies for improving storage vessels and preventing problems.

Boosting Bulk Bagging Productivity
David Boger, Flexicon, USA, describes how filling solutions are increasing productivity in bulk bagging operations.


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