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         Protective Coatings (SPC) where reme-  AISI Releases October SIMA     20%). Products with significant year-to
         dial works will be carried out over an   Imports Data                 date (YTD) increases vs. the same pe-
         approximate five-week period before the   Based on the Commerce Depart-  riod in 2017 include  hot rolled sheets
         same equipment will return to the site   ment’s most recent Steel Import Moni-  (up 22%) and plates in coils (up 19%).
         for an overnight window of the same du-  toring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the   In October, the largest finished steel
         ration to reinstall the footbridge.  American Iron and Steel Institute   import permit applications for  off-
           Talking  to  local  media, Councillor   (AISI) reported that steel import permit   shore  countries were  for South Korea
         Jacqui  Rayment, cabinet  member for   applications  for  the  month  of  October   (177,000 NT, down 7% from September
         transport and public realm, said: “We   totaled 2,979,000 net tons (NT)*. This   final),  Germany  (114,000  NT,  down
         are committed  to protecting and pro-  was a 5.3% increase from the 2,828,000   2%),  Japan (111,000 NT,  up 23%),
         moting Southampton’s amazing and   permit tons recorded in September and   Vietnam (97,000 NT,  up  29%)  and
         unique  heritage.  Once  back  in  place,   a 31.6% increase from the September   The Netherlands (91,000 NT, up 57%).
         the newly refurbished Castle Way foot-  final imports total of 2,263,000 NT. Im-  Through  the  first  10  months  of  2018,
         bridge will showcase the walls and the   port permit tonnage for finished steel in   the largest offshore suppliers were
         city to residents and visitors alike for   October  was  2,039,000,  up  9.2%  from   South Korea (2,472,000 NT, down 26%
         many more years to come. The work to   the  final  imports  total  of  1,866,000  in   from the same period last year), Japan
         remove  [and  replace]  the  footbridge…  September.  For  the  first  10  months  of   (1,175,000 NT, down 10%) and Germa-
         will take place overnight with as little   2018 (including October SIMA permits   ny (1,101,000 NT, down 5%).
                                                                                 * Monthly permit numbers provided  to date
         disruption as possible.”           and  September  final  data),  total  and   may be understated, as entry documentation with
           Chapple added that the  Modulift   finished steel imports were 29,150,000   the required import license number may be sub-
         equipment was  sourced  from  Safety-  NT and 22,130,000 NT, down 11.4%   mitted up to ten days after imports have entered
         LiftinGear.com  stock  and explained   and 13.3%, respectively, from the same   U.S. commerce.
                                                                                 Reprinted  from the  American  Iron  and
         that one-over-two  spreader  beam sys-  period in 2017. The estimated finished   Steel Institute, www.steel.org.
         tems are  particularly  commonplace   steel import market share in October
         when  there is a need to create or lift   was 21% and is 23% year-to-date (YTD).  September Steel Shipments
         from four pick points. Overnight rein-  Finished steel imports with large in-  Up 3.3 Percent From
         stallation of the bridge was scheduled   creases in October permits vs. the Sep-  September 2017
         for end of October.                tember final included cold finished bars
           A video of  the project  can  be seen   (up 59%), line pipe (up 54%), hot rolled   The  American  Iron  and Steel  Insti-
         here: https://youtu.be/eXcW7cgDrsk  bars (up 52%), mechanical tubing (up   tute (AISI) reported that for the month
           For more information about Modulift   32%), tin plate (up 29%), cut lengths   of September 2018, U.S.  steel  mills
         go to www.modulift.com.            plates (up 26%) and wire  drawn  (up                continued on page 44

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