Author: Andrew Couper

Challenges remain for Alunorte alumina refinery

The Alunorte refinery in Barcarena, Pará state, in northern Brazil, is not likely to return to full alumina production in the near future. The company cut production after heavy rains in early 2018 raised concerns about leakage from retention ponds and potential contamination to surrounding areas.

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Brexit: aggressive French prep

In this period of uncertainty resulting from the forthcoming Brexit,  the members of the European Union are trying to prepare their countries for the worst. Last week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a $56 million “hard Brexit” contingency plan

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Felixstowe Overview

On the 10th of June this year , Hutchison Port Holdings HPH  introduced a new terminal operating system: nGen at their Felixstowe container operation. There followed a series of severe delays and diversions to vessels calling the port. Despite repeated

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North America: regional snapshot

  North American Regional Report Well-established market that experienced good port growth in 2017 – utilisation rising on all coasts There are a number of key gateway ports meeting import-export container demand in North America. Excluding the Mexican Pacific ports

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Container forecasting

Container flows are strongly linked to economic development. The more money people have, the more goods they are able to buy. Trade is at the core of the modern global economy and the is the fuel for globalisation. Predicting future

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