Fully assembled Bedeschi Ship Loader leaves Port of Venice

Ship Loading & Unloading

Fully assembled Bedeschi Ship Loader leaves Port of Venice

One of the largest project cargo ever to depart from the port of Venice has left the docks of the Multi Service terminal in Venice carrying an iron ore ship loader entirely designed and realized by Bedeschi. The ship loader has a loading arm as long as 50 m and weighs a total of 500 t and it is set to go to the port of Corpus Christi in Texas (USA), the sixth-ranking American port in terms of goods handling, located in the Gulf of Mexico.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 02/11/2015)
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The 500 t Bedeschi ship loader is set to go to the port of Corpus Christi in Texas (USA), the sixth-ranking American port in terms of goods handling, located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Venice, Italy – During August to October, 2015, all the parts needed to assemble the gigantic shi ploader — used to load iron mineral in bulk on large Panamax vessels — were carried by truck to Porto Marghera from Limena (Padua), where the headquarter and the main workshop (25.000 m2 on a total area of 50.000 m2) of the Bedeschi Group is located.

Bedeschi, founded in 1908, is a leading supplier of machinery and services to bulk material handling and mining industries with specific focus on handling difficult materials as sticky coal and clay or dry mining and abrasive material like iron ore and other minerals. In addition to traditional brick and tile manufacturing equipment, Bedeschi’s products cover a full range of bulk handling solutions, marine logistics and a complete line of crushing equipment.

The ship loader has a loading arm as long as 50 m and weighs a total of 500 t and it is set to go to the port of Corpus Christi in Texas (USA), the sixth-ranking American port in terms of goods handling, located in the Gulf of Mexico. The order was placed by the Austrian group Voestalpine, working worldwide in different fields, for its new iron direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi.

This approach ensures a higher standard of convenience to the costumer minimizing the assembling and commissioning time at site, being this very important especially when destination dock is difficult to be served by the land or when services cannot be interrupted.

The shipment was organized by Comotto Stefano srlu, an Italian company of the UTC Overseas group with its registered office in Houston, Texas. It was a complex operation which took over 2 days of work just to transfer, lift and implement safety
measures in the main product on the ship.

In addition to the general cargo handling system Bedeschi also supplies specialized equipment for offshore transhipment solutions.
 

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