PADOVA, ITALY — Bedeschi recently completed a rail mounted continuous ship unloader for soybeans for Cereal Docks in Marghera, Italy.

It has a capacity of 800 tph and unloads ships up to Panamax size. The ship unloader was tested in Bedeschi’s workshop with the latest tools. It was delivered fully erected, which is the best approach when the destination dock is difficult to reach by land or when the activities cannot be interrupted.

The unloading system is based on the chain elevator technology, which allows for low power consumption, gentle handling of the material, simple and inexpensive maintenance, and is in compliance with environmental regulations.

Due to the high abrasiveness of the material handled, all parts in contact with product are built in high wear resistant material and designed to be easily replaced.

Thanks to its reversible chain conveyors and a screw type swiveling loading arm, this system is also able to reload barges at 400 tph with byproduct (soya hulls) from the oil extraction plant it is serving.

Bedeschi is able to provide a line of mechanical continuous ship unloaders for grain and grain derivate and other materials ranging from 300 to 1,500 tph, able to operate on rails or rubber tires on any quay or jetty, able to unload ships with dimension up to 150.000 DWT and tailor made to each specific project need either from a performances or erection/manufacturing point of view.