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Dalian iron ore rises as Chinas steel hubs lift production curbs
Fri, 03 Mar 2023 00:00:00 GMT
Dalian iron ore futures extended gains for a second session on Thursday as market sentiment improved following the removal of production curbs in key steel-making cities and on better-than-expected manufacturing data from China. Handan and Tangshan, Chinas top steel production hubs, lifted pollution restrictions on Wednesday after air quality improved. The most-traded May iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) ended daytime trade 1.56% higher at 912.5 yuan

AISC names winners of 2022 Safety Awards
Mon, 27 Feb 2023 13:42:00 GMT
The American Institute of Steel Construction is honoring a number of its structural steel fabricating members for their outstanding safety records in

British Steel to cut jobs amid fears for industry
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 00:00:00 GMT
British Steel is expected to announce on Wednesday the closure of its coking ovens in Scunthorpe with the loss of 300 jobs. The timescale for the closure is unclear, as is how many compulsory redundancies it will involve. Coking ovens are used to turn coal into coke which burns at the higher temperature needed for the two blast furnaces that remain in operation. The closure means British Steel will import coke. The closure of the coking ovens is seen as a worrying indicator about the health

Italian distribution sees slow downstream market
Wed, 22 Feb 2023 00:00:00 GMT
The Italian distribution sector reports slow domestic demand for coils derivatives and particularly welded tubes, for which prices continue to lag behind the latest hot rolled coil price increases. Demand however is forecast to be supported by the Turkish earthquake The disaster is causing a drastic reduction of tube volumes traded into Europe. The

Ukraine: AMKR shuts down coke-oven batteries
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 09:36:32 GMT
On October 12, 2022, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih shut down coke-oven batteries Nos. 1 and 2. This will help decrease pollution by 2.5 thousand tons per year. In particular, emission of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, benzene and phenol will be decreased. (Ukrainian

Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka to replace electric detonators
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:46:49 GMT
Sukhaya Balka intends to replace electric detonators with non-electric ones in order to improve efficiency and safety of explosive works. Electric detonators have a 5% rate of failure. Thus, there could be 800 failed explosions in a year. This results in additional work of demolition workers and tunnellers. Moreover, electric detonators are dangerous. The

Manni Group announces the sudden death of Giuseppe Manni
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 GMT
Manni Group announces the sudden death of Giuseppe Manni, President of Holding Panfin Srl. A forward-looking entrepreneur, he transformed the business founded by his father in 1945 in Verona into an international industrial reality. Today Manni Group is active in the iron and steel field and is made up of over 1,200 people in

Mikhailovsky GOK received a railway crane with a lifting capacity ...
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:00:00 GMT
Mikhailovsky GOK named after A.V. Varichev (Metalloinvest company) received a modern railway crane of domestic production with a lifting capacity of up to 80 tons. This was reported by Metalloinvest. The new crane is designed for freight, construction and installation and emergency recovery work on railway tracks. It has high productivity, meets modern requirements in the field of safety and comfortable working conditions. The railway crane is equipped with a fire alarm system and a smart

BHP second-quarter iron ore output rises 1%
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 00:00:00 GMT
We have released our Operational Review for the half year ended 31 December 2022. BHP Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry: BHP delivered safe and reliable operating performance in the first half of the 2023 financial year. Employees and contractors across BHP continued to prioritise safety, resulting in the fourth consecutive year without a fatality. WA Iron Ore (WAIO) delivered record production for the half year through strong supply chain performance, supported by the ongoing ramp-up at

US Secretary of Labor visits the Voestalpine Training Center ...
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 11:34:00 GMT
In light of the increasing lack of skilled labor, the USA and Austria are intensifying their cooperation and exchanges in the field of dual education. It is for this reason that US Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, was a guest today at voestalpine in Linz. He came to view the steel and technology Groups state-of-the-art training center where around 400 apprentices are currently undergoing

UK reviews steel quotas for developing countries exporting to ...
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 00:00:00 GMT
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has initiated a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) review on steel products which are imported into the UK from over 120 developing countries and which are subject to the UK steel safeguard trade remedy measure. The TRA received a request to review the developing country exceptions on rebar, one of the categories of steel covered by the measure. The TRA is planning to review these exceptions for other categories of steel as well, bringing forward its planned annual

First-quarter safeguard quotas confirm Chinese return to Europe
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 00:00:00 GMT
Data on the utilisation rate of EU safeguard quotas for the first quarter indicate a sudden increase in Chinese-origin imports into the bloc, Kallanish notes. According to data compiled by UK Steel, during the first four days of January, as new safeguard quotas became available, China fully exhausted six of its country-specific product allocations.

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