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Thread: Ship Unloading

  1. #1
    Posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    What is the normal method of unloading a ship of bulk sugar?



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    D. Glasmann Guest

    Re: ship unloading

    Posted by D. Glasmann on August 26, 1999 at 07:10:46:

    In Reply to: ship unloading posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    Dear Mr. Neidigh,
    Principally, there is no "normal" method of unloading
    a ship of bulk sugar unless it is bagged in special sugar bags.
    Furthermore, the unloading method dependson the special requirements of the
    client and the owner of the freight, respectively,
    also considering other bulk handling conditions, e.g.
    grain size, rubbed-off fines, etc.
    Sugar is an oxygen carrier and thus highest-grade potentially explosive and highly inflammable
    On the other hand the recommended unloading method also depends on the expert advice of the respective manufacturer or supplier of materials handling equipment
    Most of the ship unloading facilities constructed
    include screw conveyors, grabs or bucket elevators
    as unloading devices for bulk sugar.
    Hoping that our today's information will be of help to you
    we remain sincerely yours,

    D. Glasmann
    Sales Manager
    Bulk Handling Systems
    FAM Forderanlagen Magdeburg
    D-39010 Magdeburg, Germany
    Tel:+49 3 91 63 80 292
    Fax:+49 3 91 63 80 47email:info@fam.de




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    Re: ship unloading

    Posted by MARSAN Paolo on August 08, 1999 at 04:23:03:

    In Reply to: ship unloading posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    PORT OF DUNKIRK IS SPECIALIZED IN SUGAR EXPORT
    (420 000 T in 1998 ).
    Loading is done :
    a) by bags on helicoidal semi-automathic loader
    b) in bulk (powdered sugar ) only on two specialized BIBO (Bulk In bags out ) vessels .
    Of course we never do unloadings .

    Hoping this answer will be of help ,
    regards
    MARSAN Paolo
    Port of Dunkirk
    FRANCE



  4. Re: ship unloading

    Posted by William H. Stanley on August 08, 1999 at 04:12:33:

    In Reply to: ship unloading posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    In regards to the sugar discharge question from Scott Neidigh on 8/2/99,
    the following information may be of interest.

    Unloading vessels of bulk sugar is similar to other bulk commodities, such
    as grain, for example. Standard clam shell buckets can be used for
    transfer to covered riverbarges. Sugar's weight allows for a good
    discharge. However, buckets need to be cleaned prior to discharge to
    minimize contamination. Also, the heat at such a port as Nola may be a
    problem as the sugar can solidify in the hold of the ship causing major
    problems. At this point, heavy machinery would be lowered into hold to
    "break-up" sugar to resume transfer. This would obviously slow down
    discharge. I would expect that rain delays may also be a problem.

    My company, International Marine Terminals (IMT), in New Orleans, LA. is
    capable of such services. My contact information is listed below should
    Mr. Neidigh be interested in contacting me further for more information.

    Best regards,
    __________________________________________________________
    William H. Stanley, Sales Manager
    INTERNATIONAL MARINE TERMINALS
    18559 LA. HWY. 23
    Port Sulphur, LA 70083-9722 USA
    Phone: (504) 656-7341 (ext. 236)
    Facsimile: (504) 656-2071
    Email: BillStanley@CompuServe.com



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    Saint John Port Authority Guest

    Re: ship unloading

    Posted by Saint John Port Authority on August 06, 1999 at 05:35:57:

    In Reply to: ship unloading posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    Shore cranes with grabs.




  6. #6

    Re: ship unloading

    Posted by Serby Reuven on February 01, 2000 at 09:44:03:

    In Reply to: Re: ship unloading posted by Saint John Port Authority on August 06, 1999 at 05:35:57:

    Can you send some information about?
    We have an interesting inquiry.




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    Dave Miller Guest

    Re: ship unloading

    Posted by Dave Miller on August 07, 1999 at 22:35:27:

    In Reply to: ship unloading posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:51:09:

    Scott:

    Most bulk sugar shipments are done with general bulk ships without any special unloading mechanisms. Therefore, the common unloading method is with shore cranes with grabs. If the sugar is transported in a vessel with a self-unloading system, the sugar would be unloaded by that system. This could be a series of conveyor belts or a pneumatic system.

    Dave Miller



  8. Dear Mr. Scott Neidigh,

    There could be more relevant response if the question is accompanied by preliminary information such as
    1) Ship size.
    2) Whether unloading at port or whether into barges.
    3) If in barges, the system would be on ship itself. This may affect the nature of system.
    4) Climatic condition at unloading port.

    You are referring to unloading of bulk sugar, which implies that this will be in loose form (not in bags) and would be mostly raw sugar. People may also like to know whether this is made from beet, cane etc which may have reflection on characteristics. The moisture content in the sugar will be an important information.
    The information as above, will enable the manufacturers of the ship unloading system to make useful suggestions.

    Regards,
    Ishwar G Mulani.
    Author of Book : Engineering Science and Application Design for Belt Conveyors.
    Advisor / Consultant for Bulk Material Handling System & Issues.
    Email : parimul@pn2.vsnl.net.in
    Tel.: 0091 (0)20 25882916

  9. Ship Unloading

    Dear Mr. Neidigh
    Most respondents seem to agree that Grab Buckets are the way to go. If you are talking about Raw Sugar Unloading, we have (2) 500tph Rail Mtd Grab Cranes For Sale that were used on Raw Sugar.
    Please feel free to contact us for additional information.
    Regards,
    Al Goodmundson
    norsequip@sasktel.net

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    sharon_konsal Guest

    shipping container offloac

    We are trying to find a quicker way to offload shipping containers from a truck into the warehouse. We are thinking of using a conveyor; the shipping container can weigh around 2500 lbs and is 40x46" in size. Any suggestions?

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