Traversing Shiploader

Owner: Portland Bulk Terminal LLC
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EMS-Tech Inc. successfully conquered many engineering challenges in the design of this 4,000 t/h traversing shiploader.

The major feature of this project was retro fitting an existing A-Frame structure with a new, larger boom complete with luffing system, internal traveling shuttle, and interchangeable cascading, telescoping spout.

The cascading, telescoping spout eliminated dust emissions during loading. The spout inter-changability feature enabled the Port to use spouts dedicated to particular products for multi-product handling without contamination.



Commissioned in 1997, EMS-Tech Inc. was responsible for design of the overall system and fabrication of the retrofitted components. Complete analysis of the existing A-Frame and dock structures was performed to ensure their adequacy to support the new shiploader. EMS-Tech Inc also provided fabrication and site surveillance services.