Shovel loaders are an important link in the unloading process of bulk materials -- particularly for an in-hold operation. Their efficiency is essential to rapid vessel turnround. The range of machines on the market is extensive but just how well suited is the shovel loader to its working environment and to its role in the unloading system? Some stevedores are not satisfied with the machines and believe there is a need to develop a shovel loader specifically for port operation. Nevertheless manufacturers appear to be unsure of the stevedore's needs. There also seems to be uncertainty about the port as a potential or real market. Co-operation between stevedores and manufacturers is important if the right equipment is to be provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00184821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM