French ports grain boost


France’s bumper 2008-9 grain harvest has boosted all the country’s leading grain export ports. The season finished at the end of June an...

Panamax ships are competitive


The unprecedented demand for coal and iron ore has put such pressure on the shipping market that charter rates for Capesize ships have risen...

Rouen wants deeper water


Martine Bonny, the director of the Port of Rouen, is leading a campaign for the Upper Seine to be deepened by 1m to ensure the port’s futu...

Milling the slag in Rouen


Traditionally, the crushing and drying of slag and dross produced in steel-making takes place at the mill site and it is then shipped as raw...

French bulk records?


The French Port of Dunkirk looks set for a new annual record in the mineral bulks and coal handling field this year with the total volume up...