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Port Houston undergoes Modernization with help from Engineering Firm, Hatch

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) continues to upgrade and modernize elements of its Barbours Cut Container Terminal—one of two major container terminals that they operate—to accommodate a forecasted double-digit growth. PHA oversees 25 miles of terminals along the 52-mile-long ship channel the busiest port in the US in terms of foreign tonnage, second-busiest in overall tonnage, and sixteenth-busiest in the world. PHA has called upon Hatch, an engineering and consultancy firm with more than two decades of experience at Port Houston, to plan and execute upgrades to the in-bound truck check-in gate and security gates, which are nearing their functional capacity. By expanding, relocating, and modernizing the gates and components, the terminal will have a throughput of 2.5 million TEUs, twice that of the existing in-bound gate system.


Glencore and HNA establish HG Storage International Ltd.

Glencore plc ("Glencore") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Ltd. ("HNA") for HNA to purchase a 51% equity interest in Glencore's petroleum products storage and logistics business for US$775 million, payable in cash upon closing, subject to customary closing adjustments (the "Transaction").


Vale performs Tests in new Pier of Ponta da Madeira

Vale performed one more testing stage of north berth of Pier IV, located in Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal (TMPM), in São Luís (MA). This time, the Capesize-type Cape Asia ship was loaded with 160 thousand tons of iron ore. The vessel moved on October 14th, bound for India. It is expected that, after completion of operational testing, scheduled for November, the north berth of Pier IV is able to start the operation. The work is part of S11D, the largest project in the history of Vale and which will enter commercial operation in January 2017.


Superior: New Flush Mount, Quick Install Belt Scale

Superior Industries, Inc., a major American manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, launched a new belt scale for dry bulk material handling applications. The new scale is characterized by a unique, flush-mount design, so owners and operators can avoid cutting or torching their conveyor frame for installation.


SMT Scharf makes positive Progress in a difficult Market Environment

  • Group revenue falls to EUR 47.8 million as expected (previous year: EUR 63.3 million)
  • Net result of EUR -1.1 million (previous year: EUR 5.5 million excl. Dosco)
  • Share buyback program of up to EUR 2.25 million in place of dividends
  • Forecast for 2015: Revenue EUR 45 million, result EUR 2-3 million

SMT Scharf AG (WKN 575198, ISIN DE0005751986), technology and world market leader for monorail transport systems in the underground mining sector, fulfilled its own forecasts for 2014. In a cyclically weak market for mining equipment, Group revenue pursuant to IFRS decreased by 24.4% to EUR 47.8 million (previous year: EUR 63.3 million; forecast: EUR 45.0 million).


Locating a Mine’s Assets just got easier

Leica Geosystems Mining today releases Leica Jasset, the monitoring solution that locates mobile and semi mobile assets for the mining industry. Supervisor vehicles, lighting plants, water pumps, communications trailers, generators, portable toilets and many other assets are difficult to track due to the mobile nature of their use.


Zero Days Delivery Time with Voith Rail Service


For decades Voith has been supporting its customers with the overhaul of gear units and thus ensured safe rail vehicle operations. A particularly convenient solution for operators is the so-called gear unit exchange model. During a planned revision or an unscheduled repair, rail operators can have fully overhauled Voith gear units delivered in advance and install them straightaway. This service has now also been extended to Scharfenberg couplers.

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