NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, US — Bedeschi supplied a ship loading system as part of a refurbishment and upgrade of Cargill Westwego’s facility on the Mississippi River.

Bedeschi engineered, manufactured, installed and commissioned a shuttle-type ship loading arm capable of loading grain and oilseeds at 80,000 bph on vessels up to 120,000 DWT. The company also provided the mechanical and electrical works for the project.

The equipment was preassembled in Italy and shipped to the New Orleans, Louisiana, US, area in three main parts. This is an example of an eco-friendly solution made for reducing the downtime in port handling operations and maximizing the customer’s benefits, Bedeschi said. Currently, the shuttle type shiploader has reached its final position in WestWego and it will start operations soon.