From left: Sylvia Boer, head of communications, Damen Shipyards; Hanna Fors, project coordinator, Siwertell; Daniel Frostberg, service director, Siwertell; and Ray Girvan, publisher, International Bulk Journal, at the IBJ awards ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of Siwertell.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Siwertell, a part of Cargoc, has won theInternational Bulk Journal(IBJ) Best Ship Loading/Unloading system award for the fifth time. It was presented to the company in November at the IBJ awards ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   

“IBJ awards are well-respected in the bulk industry and highlight its on-going achievements,” said Per Karlsson, president, Siwertell. “To win the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System category, Siwertell has been judged to offer the market the most efficient, safe and innovative dry bulk cargo handling systems. We are enormously proud of our technology and winning this particular award for a second year running shows that we are not alone in recognizing our market-leading qualities.

“However, we are in no way complacent. We continue to explore new opportunities and refine and develop our product range to ensure that we maintain a market-leading position and offer the industry the best technology we can deliver.”

Siwertell recently answered a market demand with the launch of its high-capacity coal unloader, capable of a continuous rated capacity of over 3,000 tph. The unit can serve bulk carriers of up to 200,000 dwt, some of the largest in existence, quickly, cleanly and safely.

This year Siwertell also introduced a new port-mobile unloader, offering operators a scaled-up version of its road-mobile unloader. It is based on the same proven screw-type technology and delivers a cost-effective, flexible alternative to pneumatic systems with the added benefit of careful cargo handling, making it ideal for grain shipments — although, like all Siwertell unloaders, it can seamlessly switch between cargoes.

The IBJ Awards competition was introduced in 2009 and like last year attracted a record number of entries. In 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Siwertell received the award for the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System. In 2016 it won the award from a joint submission with its customer Peel Ports. In 2011, it won the award for Environmental Protection.

“IBJ is a highly-regarded organization within the bulk cargo industry,” said Emily Brækhus Cueva, marketing manager, Siwertell. “Those in positions of responsibility take careful note of the shortlists and winners in categories relevant to their operations. They are also well aware of our regular successes, confirming our consistent performance and providing important industry recognition of our efforts and achievements.”