Week #18 – 2017

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Week #18 | 4th May 2017

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenIt is Thursday 4th May and we have just celebrated May 1 around the world in support of workers and their hard-earned rights. The red flags were dusted off and who knows, they may be replaced by something more neutral in the future. One thing seemed certain though here in Scandinavia May 1 is a great excuse to relax, drink beer and listen to another round of endless speeches from politicians eager to stay in their seats.

Networking at breakbulk expo in Antwerp was as mentioned the main event happening in project shipping last week. This week’s newsletter is a reflection of that event with a short report focusing on some many people that I met during my personal visit to their booths. On another note I shall be taking off to Vietnam on Sunday where another global event will take place, CLC Projects Network with some 80 persons from 48 countries are meeting up to discuss and develop business. Hopefully Finnair will deliver me in one piece and I will avoid the motorbikes crisscrossing Ho Chi Minh City.

In today’s issue:
Very brief introduction to some people that I met recently at the Breakbulk fair in Antwerp
Port of Duqm, Oman — Press Release
Sector news
Video and photo of the week
Quote of the week (New)

Wishing you a good read and until next week, I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen

Breakbulk Europe — Antwerp Visit Report


During the breakbulk expo I met with about 200 people over the course of two days. I have collected some information and you will find a variety of personal contacts that I made in the report. Feel free to contact them directly as they were all present at the expo to drum up more business and to meet more people. Read Now!

PCW-Featured Port

Port of Duqm, Oman

The Duqm Port project is situated on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond.

Port Of Duqm aspires to become a major hub for the handling of containers, general, project, dry and breakbulk cargo.

Making full utilization of its major assets, such as its prime location, the -18m guaranteed draft, excessive land and quay length availability and its current and future intermodal capabilities to reach regional and international markets In the most cost-efficient way.The current capacity of the Terminal is about 2.5 Million tons per year. Meanwhile, only self-geared vessels can be handled, but the port is planning to further invest in loading equipment in the near future to increase the capacity and loading efficiency of the Terminal. See this issue’s video of the week for the Port of Duqm’s official video. Read the full story

PCW-Shipping News

BBC Chartering Increases Apac Service Capacity Between Mediterranean and North America

With this regular, up to bi-weekly capacity sailing westbound, BBC Chartering offers project cargo customers a new level of flexibility and highly effective project cargo transport solutions. The capacity operates under BBC Chartering’s high performance liner and semi-liner network for any port, any cargo (apac service) and utilizes the carrier’s fleet of 180 MPP and HL vessels, including Ro/Ro tonnage. Read more…

Pulp & Paper

Valmet To Supply New Bleaching Plant To CENIBRA’s Pulp Mill In Brazil

Valmet has been selected as supplier for a new bleaching plant to be installed at CENIBRA’s pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of pulp per year. Start-up is scheduled to be in April, 2018. Read more…

Power Generation

Thermax Wins Contracts of Approximately $157M From a Leading African Conglomerate

Thermax will supply 4 utility boilers, 8 heat recovery steam generators, and 2 flue gas steam generators for its refinery and petrochemical project coming up in Nigeria. The contract includes design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing, and supervision and commissioning of these equipment at the site. Read more…

Health, Safety and Environment

VIKING Fields New Offshore Safety Solutions to Protect People and Business

Safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will use OTC 2017 to showcase new offerings designed to boost the safety of personnel, and to reduce the time and costs of maintaining compliance, too. Read more…


Hyundai Motor has Chosen a Chinese Battery Supplier for the First Time

Fujian-province based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) will provide batteries for Hyundai’s plug-in Sonata sedans, expected to hit the Chinese market in the first half of 2018, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency. Read more…


AJT Engineering at Dubai Airport Show in UAE

AJT Engineering will be joining Tamas Pro at Stand 5521 at the Airport Show in Dubai, UAE. AJT specialises in air traffic control tower designs, pre-engineered pre-manufactured visual control rooms (cabs), air traffic communications and weather systems, lighting controls and other airport facilities. Read more…

Construction Equipment

Skylift partners with Skyjack in Malaysia

Skyjack has appointed Nationwide Skylift to represent it in Malaysia. Nationwide Skylift is a specialist in truck mounted rental, which is the dominant product type in the country, and has a fleet of self propelled boom lifts from 34m to 100m. Read more…


Principle Strengthens Japan Ties

Principle Power and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding are to collaborate further on floating offshore wind projects in Japan. Read more…

PCW-Featured Video
Official video of Port of Duqm Co. Featuring the CEO & GM-Ports highlighting the ports capabilities.
PCW-Featured Photo
Recently, Höegh Autoliners was chosen to provide the ocean transportation of a 7.12 metre wide catamaran that needed to be shipped from Antwerp to Brisbane. The width of the catamaran was a challenge as it could not be placed on a single 40 foot rolltrailer which has a total width of 2.60 metres. Read more…
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