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February 2022

The Spring issue includes a report on the global commodity trade, a commodity review on grains, and technical articles on conveyors, bucket elevators, bagging, cranes, and more.

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A Steady Desire For Ores And Minerals
Rahul Sharan, Drewry, India, presents an overview of global commodity trade and projections for the year ahead.

The Future Looks Good For Grain
Pooja Rani, Marine Analytics, Hong Kong, offers insight into the future of the global grain trade in 2022.

Strategic Shipunloading In Germany
Dirk Janssens, VIGAN, Belgium, outlines how shipunloaders have been utilised in Germany.

Chute-ing For Reliable Loading
Cleveland Cascades Ltd, UK, discusses how to provide reliable and robust bulk loading solutions.

Monitor From Afar
Andrew Timmerman, Martin Engineering, USA, highlights how remote conveyor monitoring has the ability to improve efficiency and safety.

A Focus On Design
GAMBAROTTA GSCHWENDT, Italy, explores some design factors of central chain bucket elevators that are key to providing a low-cost and long-life solution for bulk materials transportation.

The Never-Ending Ability To Improve
Lindsay Gilliland, Bruks Siwertell, USA, explains how a continuous programme of innovative development can produce conveyor belts with operational advantages.

In The (Bulk) Bag
James Podevyn, Spiroflow, UK, asks the question: what are FIBC bulk bags used for, and how important are they?

Surveying Vessel Safety
Chris Richmond, AmSpec CR Cox, Australia, examines the importance of remote vessel safety audits.

Swapping The Rough For The Smooth
Mads Raun Bertelsen, Hempel, Denmark, outlines the susceptibility of vessels to biofouling, and the implementation of a three-layer system to protect such vessels.

Wider Scope For A Smaller Footprint
Richard Spaargaren, ESI Eurosilo, reveals the rise of large scale vertical storage in different industries as a result of expansion within narrowing boundaries.

The Answer Is Automation
Alexander Koschinsky, HPC, and Christian Hacks, iSAM, discuss port automation best practices for dry bulk handling.

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