Bidding arrivederci to coal?


Imported coal has traditionally played a minor role in Italy’s energy mix, but its struggling heavy industries could benefit from more cle...

Ready-mixed fortunes


Despite the uneven state of the global economy, cement trades continue to expand where the world chooses to build....

Going against the grain


At the end of November, Panamax dry bulk rates were up more than 20 per cent from a year ago, mainly due to strong Asian demand to ship iron...

All change in cement trades


A study carried out by Ocean Shipping Consultants (OSC)* concludes that while the global cement industry has experienced considerable upheav...

Fertiliser plants growing fast


With fertiliser prices rising rapidly, the industry is witnessing a sudden surge in new plant developments. This significant rise in capacit...

Cork invests


A number of new facilities, representing a total capital investment of GBP24.6 mill, have been formally commissioned at the Irish Port of Co...