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Lower steel volumes take their toll at Antwerp

July 20 - The port of Antwerp handled almost 94 million tonnes of freight during the first six months of this year, a drop of 2.1 percent compared with the same period last year, due mainly to the Belgian Refining Corporation (BRC) suspending its activiti

Container volume tonnages increased slightly during the past half year, whilst ro-ro and dry bulk cargoes returned to good growth, of 16.2 percent and 5.0 percent respectively.

In the conventional/breakbulk area 5,375,642 tonnes of freight was handled, a decrease of 16.5 percent compared with the same period last year. The drop is mainly due to the lower volume of steel, reflecting the current economic climate. During the first half year 2012 a steel volume of 3,378,612 was handled, which is 23.4 percent less than the 4,410,803 tonnes for the corresponding period in 2011.

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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
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