BMH Marine to send six ship unloaders to Saudi Arabia
April 01, 1999
by Teresa Acklin
BJUV, SWEDEN BMH Marine AB received an order for six pneumatic ship unloaders recently for ports in Saudi Arabia. The contract is worth about U.S.$7 million, according to BMH Marine.
The customer, a rice miller and distributor in Jeddah, will handle all bulk grain stevedoring operations at Jeddah Islamic Port and recently won a contract for the discharge of grains and other commodities at Yanbu Port on the Red Sea.
Each of the six state-of-the-art BMH PortMaster pneumatic ship unloaders are capable of servicing bulk carriers of up to 100,000 dwt at a handling rate of 200 tonne per hour, BMH Marine said. The unloaders, which will be in operation in the year 2000, will handle grain imports mainly barley for animal feed production in Saudi Arabia.