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March 2019

The Spring issue of Dry Bulk includes a Regional Report on the Asia Pacific dry bulk market, a Commodity Review on grains and technical features covering Shiploading, Unloading & Spreaders; Bulker Maintenance & Coatings; Cranes, Grabs & Port Equipment and more.

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Out of the Doldrums
Lars Bergström, Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), Singapore, explores the current state of affairs in the Asia Pacific dry bulk market.

The Current Tide
Alexander Karavaytsev, International Grains Council, UK, provides a detailed overview of the latest global developments and trends in ocean transportation costs for grains and oilseeds.

All Aboard
Karl Woodhouse, SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd., UK, recalls the company's shiploading solutions for copper concentrate in Latin America.

Cargo On The Move
Valérie Veriter, VIGAN, Belgium, provides a detailed overview of the company's pneumatic and mechanical bulk handling equipment.

Choosing The Right Cargo Hold Coating
Stuart Brewer discusses the benefits of durable cargo hold coatings with Jotun A/S.

Staying Shipshape Down Under
Harwant Bedi, Noah's Ark Solutions, Australia, explains the steps shipowners need to take to ensure their cargo holds meet the stringent vessel cleanliness standards of Australian ports.

Building Resilience
Davide Ippolito, Hempel A/S, Denmark, highlights the importance of fortifying cargo holds and hatch covers with protective coatings and paints to protect dry bulk cargoes from damage.

Staying Tuned In
Ruth Nixon, Zycomm, UK, explores the potential impact of two-way radios in the dry bulk sector.

Boosting The Circular Economy
With machinery now able to produce heavy-duty fabrics directly from PET bottle flakes, Andrea Hackl, Starlinger, Austria, explains why PET is the new raw material of choice for flexible intermediate bulk container manufacturers.

Taking It From The Top
Darren Pratt, SICK, UK, considers the merits of differing technologies used to measure the flowrate of dry bulk materials transferred by conveyor in a variety of industries.

A Degree Of Accuracy
Lorne Danielson, TD Micronic, Canada, outlines the development of conveyor belt scales in line with continually evolving legal standards that provide new levels of accuracy and commercial certainty.

Moving To Mobile
Malachy Gribben, Telestack, Northern Ireland, highlights why there is an increased demand for mobile equipment in ports and terminals as the sector moves to adapt to the ever-changing demands on their operations.

At Bursting Point
Mark Stevenson, Hycontrol, UK, notes the requirement for comprehensive silo pressure safety equipment and the dangers sites face if their silo protection is insufficient.

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