Recent Trends and Advances in Bulk Cargo Unloading

by A. T. Yu, ORBA Corp, Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


The progress in loading of bulk cargo into ships has matched the advances in ships' size. The same could not be said for getting bulk material out of the hold of a ship, in any event not by using shore based equipment. One of the fundamental problems is the fact that gravity works in favor of shiploading yet against ship unloading. This notwithstanding and as a response to a true need, much has been done world wide as an attempt to develop an efficient and cost effective machine. This paper will review the progress to date.

Subject Headings: Freight transportation | Equipment and machinery | Freight terminals | Load factors | Shores | Ports and harbors | Benefit cost ratios

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