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2014 Media Kit

Breakbulk & Projects

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EU poised to dethrone US as world’s top wheat exporter

Reuters | June 18, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

The European Union is likely to surpass the United States to become the top world wheat exporter next season as high freight rates help EU suppliers tighten their grip on nearby markets in the Middle East and expand sales in Asia. Read More »

Wet weather in Ivory Coast could threaten cocoa crop size

Reuters | June 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Abundant rains combined with infrequent and short spells of sunshine in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa-growing regions created wet growing conditions last week that could dent the size of the April-to-September crop, farmers said on Monday. Read More »

More iron ore mines to shut in China as prices drop

Reuters | June 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

This year’s sharp drop in iron ore prices could force China to close up to 80 million tonnes of domestic mine production, more than a fifth of its total annual output, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday. Read More »

UTC Overseas custom-built mega railcar ready to roll

AJOT | June 16, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Intermodal

UTC Overseas custom-built mega railcar ready to roll

The Project Cargo Logistics experts at UTC Overseas today unveiled their own newly constructed mega railcar, featuring a 40-foot load deck -- the longest of any 16-axle depressed center car currently available in North America and an attractive alternative to 20-axle Schnabel cars. The extra-length deck and 400+ short ton load capacity make the new car ideally suited for the transport of heavy and oversized components such as turbines, generators, stators, engines, gensets and transformers. Read More »

Thorco Shipping aims for more ships and IPO

Reuters | June 11, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Denmark's Thorco Shipping expects to expand its fleet by 50 percent in coming years and plans to list on the Copenhagen stock exchange when industry conditions improve, its chairman said. Read More »

Metal shipped out of China port under probe

Reuters | June 10, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Ports & Terminals

Some copper cargoes held at China's Qingdao Port were being shipped to more regulated LME warehouses, industry sources said, as banks and trading houses took precautions over a probe into metal financing at the world's seventh-busiest port. Read More »

World’s Heaviest Evaporator moved in Saudi Arabia by Almajdouie Logistics

AJOT | June 10, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

World’s Heaviest Evaporator moved in Saudi Arabia by Almajdouie Logistics

With a single piece weight of 5736,8 tons Almajdouie Logistics, members to the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC and Cargo Equipment Experts CEE networks in Saudi Arabia, believe to have moved the world’s heaviest evaporator. A total of six of these units are being required fror the Yanbu 3 Desalination project. Read More »

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