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January 2010

World Coal starts the year with its annual World Review, featuring profiles of some of the major coal-related projects across the globe. The regional review features a report on the Brazilian coal industry, while the issue leads with a feature on ports and terminals.


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Resurrecting Reserves
Fernando Luiz Zancan, Brazilian Coal Association, Brazil, provides an overview of the country's coal industry and examines its future prospects.

Full Steam Ahead!
Leo Zussino, Gladstone Ports Corp. Ltd, Australia, provides an overview of the port's activities over the past year and examines the prospects for the future development of its port centres.

Peering Through The Gloom
Hugo du Mez, Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, reports on a positive outlook for Europe's largest coal port, despite a tough year.

Grabbing The Initiative
Peter Klein, Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, Germany, examines the increasing prominence of harbour cranes for coal handling applications.

Weathering The Storm
Bengt van Beuningen, Port of Hamburg, Germany, discusses the impact of the global recession on the port, its plans for future development and its role in protecting the environment.

Look East
The international economic slowdown has had a profound impact on the seaborne flow of coals, freight rates and the health of the shipping sector. 2010 threatens more volatility. Much depends on the vibrancy of demand from Asia, writes Michael King.

World Review
World Coal starts 2010 with a review of some of the major coal-related projects, in various stages of completion, across the globe.

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