HOW IT WORKS
Self unloading system
Our vessels are equipped with the discharging equipment Thun Cargo Scooper. It consists of an transversal-moving scraper-conveyor which scoops the cargo from the box-shaped holds, feeding it onto a longitudinal conveyor. This scraper transports the cargo to the bucket elevator. The elevator then conveys the cargo up to the boom where it is discharged via a third conveyor, to the required delivery point.
To discharge, the ship’s crew turns the boom into position. Depending on port facility, the cargo may be put on quay, or into a hopper. The boom provides an outreach of between 14,5 meters and 32 meters depending on which vessel is employed. During loading the gear is raised underneath the coamings which makes the loading procedure as easy as loading a conventional vessel. This also makes the vessel well suited for grab discharging since the holds are box-shaped and the discharging gear is ”hidden”.
WHAT OUR VESSELS PROVIDE
Advantages with self-discharging vessels
A selection of our vessels have been specially fitted with equipment to be able to discharge cement to two lorry trucks for a continuous operation.
Here is our selfunloader M/V "Malmnes" discharging cement to two trucks for continuous operation.
For more information about cement operations, download our PDF.