Today, with the help of its suppliers and a careful selection of equipment based on production demands, Marine Terminals unloads
each barge in two to three hours and empties an average of five barges per 12-hour shift.
According to McCook plant engineer Bruce Bair, "The conversion reduced our unload
times, downtime and ongoing costs.
He said the ship's load of soil had been soaked in water and the crew had to unload
and dry it before transferring it to another vessel.
Three critical factors to consider include temperature retention through proper insulation, 100% seal efficiency at all openings and near zero moisture introduction from outside air during the load and unload
In an interview, Traffic Engineering Center Director Noemi Recio said that buses would be allowed to stop and pick up or unload
passengers at their designated areas only.
This arrangement allows a mold with a shorter cooling cycle to move to the unload
station ahead of a mold that requires longer cooling.
Basically we can bring the ships in, but without the longshoremen there to unload
them there isn't anything else we can do,'' she said.
Portable, inclinable screw conveyors for dry, free-flowing materials can load and unload
mixers, bins, and hoppers or transfer materials from floor to floor or between processing and storage points.