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  • Logistics No short-term fix for carrier shortage

    There is no short-term fix for the container shortage that has sent freight cost to record highs, nor is there a need for regulatory authorities to put a lid on freight rates, Lars Jensen, chief executive officer of SeaIntelligence Consulting, said in an interview with Fastmarkets.

  • Logistics Europe, Middle East Tube & Pipe Producers Wall Chart 2018

    The key tube & pipe producers in Europe and the Middle East. For your information, Fastmarkets presents a map showing the key tube & pipe producers in Europe and the Middle East in 2018. Click to download the full version of this map in a new window.

  • Logistics Fastmarkets IM Lithium Wall Chart Map 2018

    The Fastmarkets IM Lithium wall chart map 2018 will showcase lithium projects in development, those already established and their current projected production capacity details whilst also detailing world resources and areas that could be developed in future. You will also find information on different lithium types, an infographic showcasing end markets and processing flowchart of brine and rock deposits to intermediary products and end-use markets.

Infographics

  • Infographics Fortifying the Future with Niobium Alloy Optimization

    Critical times call for structural materials that provide maximum performance and extended life at an affordable cost. Click to learn more.

  • Infographics Steel is the Springboard to Sustainability

    To sustain planet Earth and combat the advance of global warming, scientists calculate that the world must cut greenhouse gas, or carbon dioxide emissions. We think steel will be a major player in the transition to renewable energy. Click to learn more.

  • Infographics The Mandate to Rebuild America

    The United States’ crumbling infrastructure not only poses a physical danger to the operators, passengers and consumers of the goods and commodities shipped across the country’s roads, rails, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines and electrical grid, but threatens to undercut the economy built upon it.

  • Infographics Building the future with structural and rebar

    Global structural steel usage will continue to grow on an annualized rate of 5.5% through 2025. Fueling the growth are developed countries - including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany – that will continue to build residential and non-residential structures, such as schools, offices and hospitals. Click to learn more.

  • Infographics Stainless Gains Luster in 2017

    Rising global demand for stainless products will continue in 2018, with the coming year expected to be brighter than most. During the past 35 years, the stainless growth rate has been more than double the compounded annual growth rate of carbon steel, with even larger gains made than in aluminum. Click to learn more.

  • Infographics Pedal to the Metal: On the Road to 54.5 mpg

    Intensifying pressure to improve fuel economy is expected to accelerate the introduction and adoption of lightweight materials into vehicles. Research conducted by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) indicates the current vehicle material mix is dominated by steel structures with some use of aluminum. Click to learn more.

  • Infographics Coins, Counterfeiting & Recycling: An investigative report

    The U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. Mint’s sudden suspension of the mutilated coin redemption program dealt a body blow to the global coin recycling sector, sowing uncertainty across the ranks and freezing millions of dollars’ worth of recycled coins throughout a complex supply chain. Join AMM nonferrous scrap reporter Brad MacAulay as he travels the world to capture the real story, brings attention and clarity to a largely overlooked market, and—in a unique twist—creates a framework to redeem the lost dynamism of the coin recycling industry.

  • Infographics Driving Directions

    To meet lightweighting goals, automakers have requested new metals that bring expanded capabilities to automotive design and manufacturing. Check out this infographic to learn more about trends in the automotive sector and what that may mean for the future.

  • Infographics Stainless Brings More Advantages

    Take a look at this infographic for more information on how stainless steel has been used in the past and the advantages of using it today and beyond.

  • Infographics 2016 Sees Steel Strengthen

    Despite some mixed views, 2016 so far has been a better year for domestic steel than 2015, judging by where several leading indicators-including production, prices, shipments and trade issues-have moved or may be moving the sector.

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Webcast

  • Webcast Global restructuring of steelmaking: how to optimize with direct reduction

    Watch this presentation on-demand, brought to you by Midrex & Fastmarkets, to learn how direct reduction is poised to play a leading role in restructuring the global steel industry. Hear from industry experts about: Market trends and drivers for optimizing iron & steelmaking, The expanded role of direct reduction in how steel is made, The case for moving from BF ironmaking to DRI-based steelmaking, Environmental sustainability and the transition from fossil to hydrogen economy, Bringing direct reduction projects to life – contracting to financing. Register now to view the presentation on-demand today.

  • Webcast 5G offers growth potential for minor metals

    The roll-out of fifth-generation (5G) networks and their associated infrastructure will provide the minor metals sector with the greatest potential for growth, panelists said in Fastmarkets’ recent minor metals webinar.

WhitePaper

  • WhitePaper Commodity Mangement for a post Covid World

    Abstract: Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the commodities industry was changing rapidly and there was a clear need to improve processes to meet ongoing challenges. During the pandemic, digital transformation initiatives rapidly accelerated as organisations with legacy CTRM systems struggled to maintain business continuity. Now as we look ahead to a post-Covid world, what has changed? Download CommOS: Commodity management for a post-Covid world to explore: Why replacing your legacy CTRM makes sense now, The 5 key areas for success when completing rapid global implementations during lockdown & how you can achieve business continuity and improve collaboration in a post-Covid business environment

  • WhitePaper 13 To Dos To Manufacture Like A Boss

    If you are manufacturing like a boss it means you: Master the four key transactions: Purchasing Receipts, Issuing Material, WIP to FG, Shipping/Invoicing. Know your costs with accurate precision. Price your parts competitively and profitably. Quote your jobs correctly with speed and accuracy. When you are doing the above, you are making parts faster, making parts better, watching it all in real-time, and knowing exactly what everything costs – otherwise known as “manufacturing like a boss.” So let’s get back to basics and manufacture like a boss with these 13 to do’s. Download the whitepaper today.

  • WhitePaper The Steel Solution for Next Generation Rebar

    Building and infrastructure design has been undergoing a transformation fueled by heightened awareness of seismic activity, extreme weather events, and blast and fire episodes. In addition to occupant and user safety, the enormous financial risks to governments and insurers are driving the adoption of more stringent building codes that require better concrete reinforcement. Download this white paper to discover how Niobium can enhance the competitive advantage of reinforcing bar steels as a more suitable solution for the construction of resilient buildings and infrastructure.

  • WhitePaper The Ultimate Guide to Buying ERP Software

    We’ve built the only guide you’ll ever need to choose the ERP software that includes consensus directly from manufacturers that did it right and successfully. The Ultimate Guide to Buying ERP Software gives you step-by-step instructions to define your objectives, create an ERP budget, build a taskforce, evaluate ERP providers, secure proposals, grade the finalists, and select a winner. When you read and work through The Ultimate Guide to Buying ERP Software, you’ll be fully prepared to decide which ERP software system is right for you. Download it today.

  • WhitePaper Copper – 50 Years of Major Bull & Bear Markets

    If copper is important to your business, The Copper Bull & Bear Market Study is a must have for your organization. Understanding how copper price trends develop can be a valuable tool for several employees and could improve company balance sheets over time. This report would be most beneficial to: Copper Buyers, Inventory Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Futures Brokers and Copper Traders & Merchants. By taking the complexities out, we put simplicity into understanding market conditions.

  • WhitePaper 10 Things Great Manufacturers Won’t Do

    Bad habits are tough to break, especially in manufacturing. We see and hear it every day – “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” But these bad habits picked up over the years can hold you back from something great. Don’t waste another minute or dollar on processes that are hurting your business. See what our best customers say they won’t do in their business; the results were quite compelling. Download the 10 Things Great Manufacturers Won’t Do whitepaper today.

  • WhitePaper Busheling contracts get boost from steel and scrap price volatility

    The high level of uncertainty and price volatility in the US steel and ferrous scrap markets has motivated many companies in the steel supply chain to turn to futures and other hedging tools to manage their risk over the past 18 months. As a result, CME Group has been seeing steady volume and open interest growth in both its hot rolled coil (HRC) and No. 1 busheling scrap futures contracts accompanied by a shift in participation demographics. This indicates that not only are the traditionally conservative steel and scrap supply chains becoming more comfortable with using these financial instruments, but financial players are also increasing their participation as the liquidity of these contracts grow. Download Busheling contracts get boost from steel and scrap price volatility today.

  • WhitePaper 10 Must Do's for Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturers

    Manufacturers around the world rely on ERP software to manage their critical business functions, from quote to cash. The 10 Must Do’s are the main themes heard from nearly every owner and employees they rely on the most for their success. The 10 Must Do’s are a playbook to transforming your culture, business, and each of the critical functions of your manufacturing in order to deliver a quality part on-time, every time. Download the 10 Must Do’s for Small- to Medium-Sized Manufacturers whitepaper and better your manufacturing.

  • WhitePaper 5 Must Do's To Fix Your Shop Floor

    There’s a reason the most successful and profitable manufacturers use ERP software: it’s all about the ROI. And the bigger and faster the ROI, the better. But where do you start? You’re beyond busy…filling customer orders, managing equipment maintenance, scheduling and managing employees, controlling costs, maintaining on-time delivery, improving quality control, working to meet revenue goals and more. Your most valuable resource – your time – is extremely limited. Let us help you get started. Read our 5 Must Do’s to Fix Your Shop Floor whitepaper and learn how ERP software can help make your shop floor more efficient and productive. Download the 5 Must Do's to Fix Your Shop Floor whitepaper today.

  • WhitePaper Meeting Demand for High Performance Bridge Steels with Niobium

    The civil engineering community is looking toward steel producers to provide the next generation of bridge materials that meet robust performance standards, offer design flexibility, provide durability and resiliency, and allow for faster, lower cost bridge construction. Steel producers are responding with Niobium-containing bridge steels. Additionally, lower carbon Nb-alloy steel designs are cost-effective in mill production, enabling the entire supply chain, from designer to the end user, to realize the benefits of Nb as an additive. To learn more, download the white paper “Steel Producers Respond to Demand for High Performance Bridge Steels with Niobium.”

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