Ship Loading

Entire port terminals or a single barge loader – BEUMER offers the complete range of required equipment for your industry: mining, cement, power, chemical (fertiliser) and food (grains). Besides the conveying technology, BEUMER can supply the ship loading technology best suited for your task, be that a quadrant-type ship loader, a travelling ship loader with luffing and slewing gear or a barge loader with a telescopic conveyor.

A ship loading system must provide fast ship turnaround, while at the same time being environmentally friendly, creating no spillage and minimal dust emissions. It has to accommodate the space requirements of the jetty, allowing movement of trucks and other vehicles, as well as different types and sizes of ships. It must also handle the requirements of the conveyed material. With BEUMER's modular design it is possible to provide tailored concepts.

Requirements of ship loader

For fast ship turnaround, it is optimal for the ship to not be required to move during the loading process. That means that the ship loader must be able to reach the entire length of the ship. This can be achieved by either using quadrant ship loaders with telescopic conveyors or by putting a ship loader on rails, allowing the ship loader to travel along the ship.

To reach the complete width of the ship, either a telescopic boom or conveyor can be used or a slewing gear can be applied. Depending on the material, also a throw-off belt conveyor can be used.

If the vertical movement of the ship (due to the loading process and the tide) is small enough, a vertically fixed boom can be applied; otherwise it is necessary that the boom of the ship loader can be lifted.

BEUMER ship loader portfolio

BEUMER ship loading technology is provided for the following industries: mining, cement, power, chemical (fertiliser) and food (grains).

The most common types of ship loaders are the stationary ship loader with telescopic boom, a ship loader with luffing and slewing gear and the ship loader with only a luffing gear.

Due to space restrictions, it might be required that the ship loader is fed by a bucket elevator.

Depending on the material loaded, the standard troughed belt conveyor on the ship loader boom can also be replaced by a pneumatic conveying line or a screw conveyor.

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