(The Load Star, February 21, 2020)
Shipping lines that have invested in scrubber technology to comply with the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations may be forced to reconsider the wisdom of their investment, as fuel producers appear to be looking for ways to push prices up. Since the introduction of the legislation this year, the price differential between the now-outlawed high-sulphur fuel oil (HFSO) and low-sulphur fuel oil (LFSO) has been around $200 a tonne. However, the declining availability of HFSO is forcing its price up and causing headaches for shipowners.
(African Mining Market, February 18, 2020)
As the dreadful humanitarian toll of the Covid-19 epidemic in China grows, the direct and indirect impact on the Chinese zinc and lead industries from efforts to control the spread of the disease is starting to be seen. The extended Lunar New Year holiday has ended, but return to work by millions of migrants has been slowed to a trickle. A combination of transport restrictions, quarantine periods, staffing shortages and a government-mandated staged return to work means that the normal post-holiday bounce back in economic activity will not happen.
(Sustainability Times, February 13, 2020)
The fact that the world's largest mining companies have not been doing enough to reduce their carbon emissions has been an open secret at best, but a recent McKinsey report laid bare how far many of these firms are falling short. According to the company, industry majors like BHP, Anglo American and Rio Tinto – all of which are signatories to the Paris Pledge for Action – need to implement more assertive measures in order to prevent severe backlash from investors and consumers alike.
Jan 9, 2020 – CN and NorFalco Sales have signed a new multiyear agreement that will provide freight transportation of sulphuric acid from NorFalco's rail-served production facilities in Sudbury, Ontario, and Rouyn-Noranda and Valleyfield, Quebec.
Jan 3, 2020 – Lithium Americas recently released their 2019 Year in Review collection of the best photos and key milestones from Lithium Americas. Please find it here: 2019 Year in Review. For more information on the geology of the Thacker Pass Project, please check-out this interview with Lithium Americas’ Lead Geologist, Dr. Tom Benson, who recently presented new research on the origin of lithium deposits at the 100th Annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Shelton, Conn., June 24, 2019 – H.J. Baker & Bro., LLC, a global manufacturer and supplier in the animal health and nutrition and sulphur industries, announced today that it has acquired Oxbow Sulphur and its international affiliates, effective June 21, 2019.
TSI's strong advocacy for safe transportation and handling of sulphuric acid has been invaluable to us at NorFalco. Their independent assessment of loading and unloading procedures has helped us in working with our customers who unload rail tank cars. Additionally, TSI's interface with federal regulators and other industry associations has allowed us to review key metrics to make improvements within our safety management system.
Director, Sales and Technical Services
NorFalco, a Glencore Company
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Nutrien is the second-largest North American phosphate producer and also offers a range of sulfate-containing fertilizers to our 500,000 retail grower customers. We look to TSI's work streams to support our endeavors in helping growers around the world increase food production in a sustainable manner; our affiliation with The Sulphur Institute helps us achieve our goals.
TSI Vice Chair 2018-2019
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
Savage has been a member of TSI since 2003. Owning and operating sulphur handling facilities and transportation assets throughout North American is a large part of our business. We at Savage pride ourselves as a premium services provider in the sulphur industry. One of the primary reasons for joining and maintaining membership in TSI is the additional knowledge and experience we gain from our membership.
Savage Services Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT
Since 1964, Tiger-Sul has been a world leader in production of sulphur-containing fertilizers, correcting sulphur deficiencies in crop production and quality throughout various parts of the world. The Sulphur Institute has been instrumental in providing us with agronomic information for established as well as emerging markets. The reputation of TSI as an independent source leading sulphur research has been extremely valuable.
Don T. Cherry
President & CEO
Tiger-Sul Products LLC