World Grain - October 2011 - (Page 38)

FEATURE Port G lobal trade of corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and other grains and oilseeds has increased dramatically over the last decade, leading to the construction of new grain terminals and the expansion of many existing port facilities. To address this trend, manufacturers of ship loading and unloading equipment for the grain industry have been working to provide customers with innovative solutions regarding loading and unloading capacity, energy efficiency, environment/safety and maintenance. Although the global economy continues to struggle, which during the last year has forced some port expansion projects to be delayed, suppliers of ship loading and unloading equipment, in response to a recent World Grain survey, report plenty of port construction activity in many parts of the world. Regions that are particularly active with new port construction or expansion of existing ports include Southeast Asia, China, South America, the Middle East and North Africa. “The uncertainty of the economy, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, is still delaying projects because of the possibility of another recession,” one supplier noted. “We have been fortunate to have increased sales every year for the (Above) Vigan installed an NIV 600 pneumatic ship unloader at the Port of Santa Marta, which is the largest port in Colombia. Photo courtesy of Vigan. 38 developments by Arvin Donley Suppliers of ship loading and unloading equipment focused on innovation last five years. We are on schedule to see an increase in sales volume again this year.” RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS Here are a few samples of projects that the leading ship loading and unloading equipment suppliers have completed in the last year. Vigan Engineering S.A., Nivelles, Belgium, installed an NIV 600 (600 tph) pneumatic ship unloader at the Port of Santa Marta, which is the largest port in Colombia. Two years ago, the port decided to increase its grain handling activities by installing new silos and a continuous pneumatic ship unloader as well as quay conveyors to the silos. The project was completed in March, enabling the Santa Marta port to unload between 1 October 2011 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - October 2011

World Grain - October 2011
Grain’s influence on global population trends
News review
Focus on Turkey
In it for the long haul
Deregulation shapes shipping market in Australia
Port developments
News Roundup
Thai rice plan controversial
A growing force in corn
Is biotech blooming in Europe?
A battle for China
Marketing maneuvers
Biofuels News Review
A new imaging method for millers
U.S. soy crushers face challenges
IAOM Eurasia
Flour trade prospects improve
Ridding your facility of rodents
Intersystems expanding Omaha facility
OCRIM school educates millers from around the world
Perten Instruments acquires TexVol Instruments
Food Protection Alliance names Schmitz as director
SternMaid to participate in Food Ingredients Europe
Insta-Pro International names Latin American sales manager
Alltech realigns leadership team
Advertiser Index

World Grain - October 2011