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September 2016

The Autumn issue of Dry Bulk includes a regional report on China, a market report on dry bulk freight and a global steel outlook, as well as technical features covering bulk storage & dust control, port equipment & technology, belt conveyor systems and floating terminals.

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World News

Industry View: Greater Fool Theory
Mirel Rusu, Rusu Consulting, Australia.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Dr Henriëtte Van Niekerk, Clarksons Platou, UK, reviews the highs and lows of the dry bulk market in the past few years.

Sailing Into Diminishing Returns
Peter Farrell, Hector Forster and Jacqueline Holman, Platts, UK, provide a view of the North Atlantic dry bulk freight market.

Not All Doom And Gloom
Jeffrey Landsberg, Managing Director, Commodity Research & Consultancy, USA, surveys Chinese demand for key bulk commodities.

Steel And The Dry Bulk Market
Growing steel demand has helped the dry bulk sector expand in the recent past. Jeremy Platt and Peter Fish, MEPS, UK, report.

Doing It Right
Dr Ing. Johannes Lottermann, REMBE GmbH, Germany, details how to protect what at bulk solids processing plants, how to protect it right and why a holistic approach is required.

Storing Petcoke In Oman
Jaap Ruijgrok, ESI Eurosilo, the Netherlands, describes a new storage system for petcoke, which will provide cost savings, environmental benefits and dust emission reductions.

An Argentinian Revolution
Terminal Puerto Rosario has revolutionised its grain loading and storage after becoming the first terminal in the world to use containerised bulk handling to export grain. Johnny Medranda, RAM Spreaders, South America, explains.

Complete Control
Richard Willis, Port Solutions Ltd, UK, summarises some of the key functional areas and benefits of using a Terminal Operating System in dry bulk terminals.

An Accurate Measure
One of the world’s largest phosphate mines has turned to Siemens for accurate production rate measuring, as Matt Morrissey, Siemens, Canada, explains.

Partnering In Innovation
Amy Duncan, Dos Santos International, USA, outlines an overland conveyor project at a Mexico gold mine.

Dusting Off Traditional Chutes
Brian Smith and Matt Koca, Flexco, USA, identify ways to improve transfer chutes in order to effectively limit dust.

Floating Terminal: Friend Or Foe?
Francesca Narizano, Logmarin Advisors, Italy, describes the various types, uses and advantages of floating terminals.

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