A new method for shortening the unloading time and reducing material-handling costs on self-unloading, bulk-carrying ships and barges has undergone successful pilot tests. The idea: Treat the ship or barge like a big storage bin, adding activators beneath the holds in a way that makes most of the cargo mobile, active and free-flowing. The system is estimated to cut unloading time by 25 percent or more, lower costs by more than $100,000 a year per vessel.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-43
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM