There is little dispute that in the chain of heavy bulk commodity movement from source to consumer, ship unloading is one area where there is room for improvement in terms of speed and efficiency. Some contemporary arguments suggest that with increasing vessel size and the development of loading machines capable with capacities of up to 11,000 tons/hr the rates required in a turnkey operation can only be supplied by a continuous unloader. However, the major problem facing manufacturers of such a unit is not one of technology but economy. The question currently under consideration is whether a continuous unloading system could be economically viable. Opinions differ.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Peckham, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00168323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM