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March 2021

The Spring issue features a regional report focused on the dry bulk industry in the Americas as well as a commodity review addressing the grains market. The issue also includes a selection of technical articles on conveyors; bagging and packing; cranes, grabs, and port equipment; storage and stockyards; and more.

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A Smoothening Sea
Diksha Goel, Drewry, India, provides an overview of the dry bulk commodity trade in the Americas, with particular confidence in a year of recovery ahead.

Up, Up, And Away
James Webster, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, UK, considers the global grain and oilseeds markets, which have seen a positive start to the year.

A Perfect Partnership
Tim Patrick O’Harran, Martin Engineering, USA, presents the case for the future of bulk handling maintenance being a combination of preventive and predictive measures.

Moving Product From A to B
Lindsay Gilliland, Bruks Siwertell, USA, details the latest sustainable conveying and port technology solutions that offer a competitive edge.

Where Old Meets New
Luke Huitema, N.M. Heilig, the Netherlands, describes the development and installation of a new conveyor belt, specially designed to assist with the renovation of the Netherlands’ historic Afsluitdijk.

Stay Flame Free
James Mountain, Fire Shield Systems, UK, discusses how port operators can reduce fire risk and ensure their site is as safe as possible.

Robert Vennemann, Konecranes, Germany, discusses versatile cranes and their adoption in ports around the world.

The Right One For The Job
Joost Weerstra, Van Aalst Bulk Handling, the Netherlands, outlines the variety of shipunloaders and how each performs best under a specific situation, from barge to rail to dock.

Bring On The Cleaning Brigade
Dennis Blauser, USA Silo Service, USA, outlines the necessary considerations when choosing the ideal partner for comprehensive silo cleaning.

Engineering In An Ever Changing Landscape
Ben Carter, Edwards Engineering, UK, outlines the ways engineering companies working in the dry bulk industry are adapting to ever-changing safety regulations and working to exceed client expectations.

Don’t Settle, Specify
David Boger, Flexicon Corporation, USA, presents the six most important guidelines needed in order to specify a fit-for-purpose bulk bag filler.

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