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February 2017

The Winter issue of Dry Bulk includes regional reports on Latin America Exports and Europe, a market report on Global Grain Trades, as well as technical features covering Bulker Construction & Maintenance; Belt Conveyors & Components; Stockyards, Stackers & Reclaimers; Shiploading, Cranes & Grabs; and Inspection, Testing, Sampling & Analysis.


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World News

Industry View: Shipping’s New Year Security Challenge
Gerry Northwood OBE, MAST.

Suppliers Round-Up

What’s On The Horizon For South America?
Jeffrey Landsberg, Managing Director, Commodore Research & Consultancy, USA, highlights the importance of South American dry bulk exports.

Navigating The European Short-Sea Market
The Editors of BMTI Technik & Informations GmbH, Germany, analyse the European short-sea dry bulk market and how it has developed in the recent past, today and potentially into the future, with a focus on coal’s recent uptick.

Black Sea Wheat: Testing The Waters
Andrei Agapi and Jonathan Fox, Platts, UK, detail the fight for new markets for Black Sea wheat exports in 2017, as production hits a new record.

On Track
Kevin Fales, Flexco, USA, illustrates how to find a cause and solution for mistracking belts.

Easy Choices For Difficult Markets
In a segment defined by chronic oversupply, owners need to display competitive advantages to nose ahead of the crowd. Adam Stuchlik, Jotun, Norway, argues that premium coatings are low hanging fruit everyone can harvest.

Keeping Clean
Stefan Olsen, Hempel A/S, Norway, explains how coatings technology can achieve efficiencies for dry bulk carriers.

Stockpiles: The Gravity Of The Situation
Francisco J. Cabrejos, Jenike & Johanson, Chile, illustrates the importance of a functional design, based on the flow properties of handled material, for gravity reclaim stockpiles.

Automated Stockpile Monitoring
Jatin Kot and Brett Owens, Neptec, Canada, provide an overview of industrial LiDAR scanners for real-time automated stockpile monitoring.

For Good Measure
Andreas Heckel, SMB International, Germany, talks to Dry Bulk about customised shiploading systems with in-house manufacturing that offers flexibility in construction.

Calculating The Risk
Aldwin Vogel, Bureau Veritas, Global Commodities Division, details the transportable moisture limit for dry bulk cargo and how it can be applied for shipping vessels to avoid safety risks.


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