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Monday, August 19, 2019

Dry Bulk Products News

Pic: Port of Newcastle

Newcastle Bulk Terminal Reaches Key Milestone

Australia’s new east coast supply chain alternative Port of Newcastle has marked an important milestone in the development of the Newcastle Bulk Terminal.A press release from the company said that the dismantling of the old ship unloaders is now complete, with bulk cargo hoppers now in place to provide continuity of trade while the new ship unloader and conveyor system is constructed.The old ship unloaders at the Kooragang 2 berth have been a feature of the Walsh Point precinct since 1968.

Photo: HES International

Share Holders Okay Macquarie, Goldman Sachs to Acquire HES International

Riverstone Holdings and The Carlyle Group jointly announce that  they intend to sell HES International to a consortium of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) & Goldman Sachs. Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, which is managed by MIRA, and West Street Infrastructure Partners III (WSIP), which is managed by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, have reached an agreement in principle with Riverstone Holdings and The Carlyle Group to acquire HES International.

Markus Berner, Head of Digital Logistics, Bertschi Group (Photo: Nexiot)

New Sensors Monitor Temp of Dangerous Goods

Nexiot AG is customizing its zero-maintenance smart sensor system for Bertschi Group’s tank containers, to monitor the temperature of dangerous goods and help ensure safe delivery of consignments. The data is then sent to a control system, enabling Bertschi Group to monitor the temperature of the product in the tank, as well as the steam pipes which are used to heat the cargo, in real time. Nexiot’s smart sensors harvest energy from the environment, which makes them self-sustaining, and enables them to update the control system with messages down to every five minutes.

Emco Wheaton Grows Sales Team

Emco Wheaton, a manufacturer and supplier of equipment for liquid, gas and dry bulk products, has announced two additions to the Americas sales team with Holly Damude taking on the role of DRY-BREAK Product Specialist and Eric Rodriguez appointed as Territory Sales Manager. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Holly has been with Emco Wheaton for nearly eight years during which time she has developed extensive knowledge and a great passion for the DRY-BREAK product range. Damude has previously been the Inside Sales Supervisor and an Outside Sales Representative for Emco Wheaton Canada.

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

New Dry Bulk Facility at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Ports celebrated the groundbreaking of Schmidt ME Logistics’ new facility in Khalifa Port’s industrial, trade and logistics zone, Kizad. The ceremony officiated by Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO of Schmidt ME Logistics along with senior representatives from both companies took place on May 27, 2015. Schmidt ME Logistics specializes in the packaging, product handling and intermodal transportation of dry bulk products in addition to providing services to include patent technologies exclusive to Schmidt Logistics.

Vincent Mazzone has been appointed to the role of Vice President Cargo Solutions Business Development.

Dry Bulk Specialist Mazzone Hired by ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)  has announced a key hire in its Cargo Solutions division. Vincent Mazzone, a dry bulk supply chain and risk management professional, has been appointed to the newly created Geneva-based role of Vice President Cargo Solutions Business Development. Mazzone joins ISS following a career in dry bulk products including coal, ore, non-ferrous concentrates and fertilizers. Working for SGS, Koch Carbon LLC and most recently as a consultant, he has for over 30 years provided supply chain management services for buyers…

PD Ports Shortlisted for Int’l Bulk Journal Awards

PD Ports has been shortlisted for the International Bulk Journal Awards 2009, in the category of Best Ship Loading/Unloading System. The awards, which take place in Amsterdam on 23rd November, will see PD Ports compete against four other entries, which include U.S. construction company Agrico Sales and German mobile pneumatic conveyors manufacturer Neuero. PD Ports is the only UK finalist in its category and has been shortlisted on the basis on the installation of the Siwertell equipment at Immingham.