Loading ships – spot or seasonal opportunities
Mobile conveying equipment can be used on general purpose wharves can be used to load bulk cargo where it is not economical to have permanent loading equipment. This opens up spot and seasonal opportunities and can shorten transport distances compared to using a wharf with a permanent bulk loading facility.
Loading ships – replace fixed shiploader during downtime
MCS has supplied equipment to a number of wharves around Australia to allow loading to continue during downtime to the fixed shiploader.
Ships with onboard unloading facilities can feed mobile conveyors to minimise rehandling in transferring bulk material to storage.
Stockpiling material at the wharf
Bulk commodities can be stockpiled at the wharf using mobile conveyors either prior to shipping or after unloading from a ship.
Transfer material from stockpile to shiploader
There are a number of options for economically transferring bulk material from permanent and temporary storage facilities for ship loading.
Unloading rail transport at the wharf
Portable and semi-permanent rail unloaders can be supplied for unloading rail wagons and transferring to storage or direct to the ship loader.
Unloading road transport at the wharf
Truck unloaders can be used for transferring from transport direct to a ship loader or to wharf storage.
Loading barges – fixed facility
For permanent and long-term project opportunities, fixed telescopic conveyors can be supplied for loading barges.
Loading barges – temporary facility
Mobile conveyors can be used for loading barges for short-term or intermittent applications.
Offloading from barges
Having a telescopic mobile conveyor and excavator on board a barge used for transporting bulk material (e.g. for island or remote coastal projects)means that material can be transferred direct from barge to truck, minimising the infrastructure required for offloading.