Bedeschi has supplied a shiploading system to Cargill Westwego as part of the refurbishment and upgrading of an existing facility on the Mississippi River.
The Italian OEM engineered, manufactured, installed and commissioned a shuttle type shiploading arm capable of loading grain and oilseeds at 80,000 bushels/h (2,200 tph) on vessels up to 120,000 dwt. Bedeschi undertook the project, as well as mechanical and electrical works, on a turnkey basis.
The equipment was preassembled in Italy and shipped to the New Orleans area in three main parts. “This is a clear example of eco-friendly solution made for reducing to the minimum the downtime in port handling operations and maximising the customer’s benefits,” said Bedeschi. Currently, the shuttle type shiploader has reached its final position in Westwego and it will start to operate soon.
“Our equipment are designed and engineered with the best technologies. Thanks to the know-how of Bedeschi team and the long term experience of the company to supply tailor made equipment, we are always able to take innovation to the next level and we deliver high quality equipment to our clients.
“We prioritise sustainability in order to reduce the impacts of the wastes on the environment. For this reason, our latest projects focus on developing efficient solutions for reducing emissions, spillages and any kind of pollution.
“Moreover, for making everything as much sustainable as possible, thanks to our Bedeschi Service we monitor accurately all the phases of the project, in order to optimise costs, time and maintain a good productivity,” the firm concluded.