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October 2020

The Autumn issue of Dry Bulk is packed full of informative technical articles covering: bulk carriers, shipping services and transhipments; vibrating, screening, milling and sizing; port services, automation and IT; storage, stockyards and silos; conveyors and dust control; and more. The issue also includes a thorough regional report on the European dry bulk market, in addition to a commodity review of minor bulks.

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Europe’s Fine Balancing Act
Will Fray, Maritime Strategies International, UK, explains how the European market should see a rapid bounce back from the effects of lockdown, but longer-term supply and demand prospects are more challenging.

The Minor Bulks Take On The Vessel Maxes
Rahul Sharan, Drewry, India, outlines the current trade of minor bulks and how the imports and exports of various bulk are expected to fare into 2021.

Cover Up
Neil Kinder, Kinder Australia, Australia, uncovers the benefits of conveyor belt covers as a hazard protection and prevention solution.

A Hydraulic Handling Heavyweight
Kjell Bystršm, Bosch Rexroth, Sweden, outlines what could make the difference in conveyor reliability for materials handling businesses.

Screening Good Vibrations
Jack Steinbuch, Cleveland Vibrator Company, USA, explains how choosing the proper vibratory screener enables precise material separation and sizing control in dry bulk applications.

An Opportunity In The Dark
Scott Marcley, Polydeck, USA, highlights an opportunity for processing plants to improve their cost burden.

A Game Of Cumulative Gains
Davide Ippolito, Hempel A/S, Denmark, discusses ways of adapting to IMO 2020 shipping regulations with a focus on cutting costs.

On The Crest Of A Wave
Antonio Albiero, Singular Point, Switzerland, explains a solution that can help companies ride the rising tide of digitalisation.

Opportunities At The Door
Anne-Louise Dam-Rasmussen and Nicolai Bro Johncke, NORDEN, Denmark, explain the importance of identifying new opportunities in the dry bulk industry.

The Stevedoring Standard
Ian Jacobs, Solent Stevedores, UK, describes the responsibilities stevedores and port services undertake.

Simulating Storage
Dr. Alexander A. Lebedev, Lebedev Consulting, South Africa, addresses required storage capacity and how risk profiles can spot issues and evaluate steps to reduce inefficiences.

Outsource Without Remorse
Corrado Cuccurullo, Shi.E.L.D. Sevices, Italy, points out the advantages of outsourcing transhipment operations equipment and gives examples of their use.

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