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October 2012

The October issue of World Coal turns the spotlight on transportation and logistics, and the array of challenges the coal mining industry faces there are the solutions it is coming up with. Technical articles deal with terminal upgrades, floating transfer stations and rail haulage. This month’s regional report is on China, and Ng Weng Hoong looks at the country’s environmental, water and energy supply challenges as it continues to growth into a world superpower. The October issue also features a preview of the Coaltrans World Coal Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, with a look at some of the exhibitors who will be in attendance.


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Industry View: Creating Water Resilience
Nikki Fisher, Anglo American Thermal Coal, South Africa.

High Demands
As it continues to produce and consume vast quantities of coal, China is bracing itself for new environmental, water and energy supply challenges. Ng Weng Hoong reports.

More Than Hot Air
Barry Cristea, Stefan Roosa and Dr Norman Z. Shilling, GE Energy, US.

Where East Meets West
Jonathan Rowland profiles this year’s Coaltrans World Coal Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Thermal Coal: A Macroeconomic Perspective
Dr Lars Schernikau and Cathryn Carlson, HMS Bergbau AG – Ichor Coal N.V., Singapore/Germany.

Finding A Way Through
Michael King reports on port development in the US, as miners there look to access fast-growing Asian markets.

Flat Out
Ray Dykes, Westshore Terminals, Canada.

A Sturdy Chain
Barry Woodbine, Schade Lagertechnik – Aumund Group, Germany.

Keeping Commodities Moving
Patrick Jourdain, LD Ports & Logistics, Singapore.

Unloading Success
Dr Wei Ye, ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik, Germany.

Shiploading & Stacking Success
Carl Donnelly, Telestack Ltd, UK.

Staying In Control
John Jessop, Ventyx, an ABB company, US.

A Professional Service
Daniel Thompson, CESI Cargo Services, US.

Using Empty Space
Alex Pey, Aurecon, Australia.

The Challenge of Moving Coal
Phil Coolican, GAC Australia.

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