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December 2020

The Winter issue includes a regional report on the dry bulk industry in China and COVID-19 recovery, as well as our second annual Ports & Terminals Review. The issue also features an array of technical articles on shiploading and unloading, bagging and packing, conveyor systems, storage, and more.

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A Key Customer In A Crisis
Peter Sand, BIMCO, Denmark, outlines how China’s importance to the dry bulk market has become even clearer in a year plagued by a pandemic.

Staying Futureproof
Elizabeth Paull, Chelsea Technologies, UK, offers important advice to shipowners who have installed – or are looking to install – scrubbers.

It’s All In The Handling
Marek Boron, FAMUR FAMAK SA, Poland, details the implementation of several contracts to supply coal handling systems to power plants in Poland.

Specialised Meal Delivery
John Koorn, Laidig Systems, Inc., USA, describes how the complex supply needs of the agricultural commodity market are being met by the provision of tailored solutions.

A Strong Silo Set-Up
Alfonso Garrido, Fernando Luengo and Ana Escamillia, Symaga, Spain, explain the importance of correctly storing grain and why silos are the most effective method.

Worth The Extra Effort
Stuart Fraser, Lift Turn Move, UK, explores the importance and cost of effectively maintaining, storing, and servicing lifting machinery and tools that are frequently used in marine environments.

Bringing A Boost To Belt Conveyors
Danilo Caserta, Global Product Manager for Bulk Handling Material, Metso Outotec, Brazil, details how the operational efficiency of belt conveyors can be increased with a capacity upgrade.

Select The Right Solution For Your Scenery Riccardo
De Guio and Emanuel Bombasaro, Bedeschi SpA, Italy, provide a detailed case study outlining the challenges associated with delivering turnkey projects in inaccessible areas.

The Perfect Stack
Philip Waddell, Telestack, Northern Ireland, details a case study of a heap leaching solution to increase the efficiency of stacking copper ore.

Ports & Terminals Review
Our second ports & terminals review, featuring articles from Abu Dhabi Ports, Port of Corpus Christi, Port of Belledune, Port of Hamburg, and Associated British Ports.

Pack It Up, Pack It In
Beatrice Vergari, Concetti, Italy, addresses packaging challenges for the carbon black industry, considering automatic systems and safety priorities.

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