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The quality management system recertification in Muuga terminal

 On 16.08 - 17.08.2016 at AS DBT Muuga terminal took place the quality management system recertification audit, which was conducted by AS Metrosert auditors. 

The organization follows the established quality policy, and quality objectives' fulfilment is monitored regularly. 
AS DBT employs skilled and competent staff. The company has secured the necessary work environment and infrastructure. The company's main activity planning, information transmission, monitoring and measurement of processes and services runs operativelly. The workflow processes are controlled. Customer feedback on the organization's activities is rated as very good. 
The management system implemented in the company continues to function in accordance with the requirements of the standard. The company's own requirements that were established and implemented are effective and contribute to the organization's policy and objectives. 
Auditors' position is that the quality management system is a modern, developed and improved. The discrepancies have not been recorded during the audit. 
Joy's soul lies in the doing!  William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) "Troilus and Cressida"

Notification of merger of AS BCT and AS DBT

Hereby we would like to inform all our clients and partners that on March 1, 2016 the merger of AS DBT (registration number 10237594) and AS BCT (registration number 11258902) was officially registered.
The name of merged company is AS DBT. In this process the acquiring company has been AS DBT, which is a legal successor of all rights and obligations of AS BCT.

Now our company AS DBT has 2 terminals: terminal DBT in Muuga Port and terminal BCT in Sillamäe Port.

Legal address of merged company AS DBT is following:
Koorma 13, Haabneeme, Viimsi parish, Harju county, 74115, Estonia.
Postal address and address of our central office is following:
Narva mnt 7D, section A, 10117, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Postal addresses and contact-numbers of both terminals were maintained.

We hope for further fruitful cooperation.

Directorate of AS DBT

New publication released: Potash Fertilizer Handbook

In July 2015 a new handbook was published: „Potassium and potash fertilizers. Handling at sea terminals“ (in Russian) by Dr. Viktor Skorobogatov, chemical engineer. 


The main content of the Handbook are potash fertilizers. The Handbook also provides an estimation of world production/consumption and balance of mineral fertilizers by macroelements (nitrogen, phosphor, potassium) up to 2017. The Handbook comprises characteristics of chemicals’ properties, shows the impact of chemical elements contained in fertilizers on the development of plants and humans.  General classification of mineral fertilizers, physical and chemical properties, fertilizers’ loading features in Russian Federation and European Union are provided as well as sampling methods and chemical analysis established in the European Union.   

Certain chapters are devoted to potassium salts and mining thereof, production of potassium compounds, handling safety of potash fertilizers. Examples of classification and marking of potash fertilizers in the UN and GHS systems are provided. Techniques and means are presented for handling of bulk and packaged (containers, big bags) fertilizers and transportation thereof by rail, water and road. There is a description of bulk fertilizers’ storage conditions in hip and dome roof facilities as well as in open storage.  It is also shown how physical properties and storage mode of fertilizers impact the preservation of fertilizer quality and storage duration. Considerations are provided in terms of process schemes and equipment for possible use of pneumatic transport systems at a sea terminal for handling of dispersed (dusty, fine-grained) mineral fertilizers.

30 annexes to the Handbook contain the process information necessary for handling mineral fertilizers including UN and GHS data of classification and marking of hazardous goods and chemicals, international system of units, names of mineral fertilizers in 15 EU languages.

The Handbook is meant for a wide range of various profile specialists of sea port terminals handling potash and other mineral fertilizers, surveyors, port services. The content of the Handbook is advantageous for specialists of fertilizer producing companies and can be used for training purposes by chemical fertilizer companies and sea bulk terminals.

22 chapters, 511 pages, tables, process charts, photos.

ISBN 978-9949-38-185-2


Contents of the Handbook

Abstract, p.2
Introduction, p.3.
Author's note, p.4

Part I. General characteristics of chemical elements
  Chapter 1. Chemical elements in the nature, p.12
  Chapter 2. Chemical elements in the Element Periodic Table, p.16
  Chapter 3. Chemical elements in plants, p.29
  Chapter 4. Chemical elements in living organism, p.56

Part II. General characteristics of fertilizers
  Chapter 5. General classification of fertilizers, p.145
  Chapter 6. Characteristics of bulk mineral fertilizers, p.165
  Chapter 7. Inspection methods of fertilizers’ physical and chemical properties (examples),   p.188 

Part III. Chemical element potassium and its compounds
  Chapter 8. Potassium, properties, production, use, p.223
  Chapter 9. Potassium compounds, p .228
  Chapter 10. Availability and mining of potash salts, p.263
  Chapter 12. Potash fertilizers, p. 273
  Chapter 13. Production methods of potash fertilizers, p. 293
  Chapter 14. Safety requirements for handling potash fertilizers, p.306 

Part IV.  Transportation, storage and packaging of mineral fertilizers
  Chapter 15. Transportation of mineral fertilizers, p.315
  Chapter16.  Handling of mineral fertilizers in  bulk, p.344
  Chapter 17.  Storage of mineral fertilizers in bulk and packaging,  p.353

Part V. Development of AS DBT-BCT fertilizer handling capacity
  Chapter 18. Potash fertilizer terminal, p.381
  Chapter 19. Handling of dispersed fertilizers by pneumatic transport, p.390

Part VI. Reference information
  Chapter  20. Photos  of handling fertilizers at AS DBT terminal, p.404
  Chapter 21. Annexes, p.412
  Chapter  22. Reviews, bibliography, regulatory documents, references, p.518