Self-unloading vessels are special ships with their own belt- conveyors and high unloading rate <up to 20 000 tons/hr>, quick turn-around time, independence from shore unloaders, low maintenance, will not damage cargoes, will eliminate grab bucket damages to the hull, and can handle difficult cargoes thereby controlling pollution. Self-unloading vessels are widely used on the Great Lakes, and in the U.S. most materials such as gypsum, bauxite, and salt are now carried by self-unloaders.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 3rd Bulk Handling & Transport Conference, Amsterdam, 19-21 May 1981, Volume 3, p. 213 (9 pp., 1 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Sasadi, J
    • Jones, R
  • Publication Date: 1981


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM