Bolivia President delivers speech on Port of Quijarro exporting urea using Containerised Bulk Handling

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Bolivia President delivers a hearfelt speech at the start of Port of Quijarro exporting urea to Brazil.

In a heartfelt speech, Bolivia President Evo Morales spoke at the Port of Quijarro’s historic launch of exporting urea and fertilizer to Brazil.  Bolivia have for some twenty years exported natural gas into Brazil, but now with the emergence of Containerised Bulk Handling, Bolivia is now able to export processed gas in the form of fertilizers and urea to Brazil.

This not only allows Bolivia to export processed gas in the form of fertilizer to Brazil but also avoid the need for small to large producers to import ferilizer from other countries.

The way in which the port is able to export fertilizer is following the introduction of the Containerised Bulk Handling system which uses the RAM Revolver®.  The innovative and environmentally friendly bulk handling solution uses sealed containers as a means of transport, storage and discharge.  The RAM Revolver® attached to a reach stacker at the port of Quijarro is used to pick up the container, it then automatically removes the lid of the container before the commodity is rotated, gently tipping out the urea into hoppers at the export facility.

Speaking at the Port, President Morales said “This is a historic day for us, we’re selling processed gas in the form of fertilizer or urea“.

The President went on to say “It is wonderful that we have started exporting LPG and fertilizers“.

Click the main image above to see the President of Bolivia speech.

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Riga Universal Terminal moves towards CBH solution

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Dry Cargo International reports in November 2017 on Riga Universal Terminal’s move towards the Containerised Bulk Handling solution with the RAM Revolver®

Riga Universal Terminals Ltd (RUT)  become the first port in Europe to introduce the Containerised Bulk Handling system for the movement of wood pellets on large dry bulk ships.

Wood pellets are moved from the warehouse to the quayside in 2oft open-top containers.  The containers are then lifted with the RAM Revolver where the entire contents of the container is emptied into the ships hold by turning the container over with the RAM Revolver.

Antis Šulte, RUT Trade and Business Development Director said to Dry Cargo International “The main benefit from introducing the new technology is a significant optimization of terminal expenses and an increase in performance.  Now we can perform dry bulk handling operations involving a significantly smaller number of machjines and human resources“.

Savings on resources amount to amost 50% he added.

Click here to view the full article from DCi.


Mundo Maritimo Reports on Puerto Angamos Record Breaking Achievements with CBH

Mundo Maritomo reports on the record breaking achievements of Puerto Angamos in Chile since using the Containerised Bulk Handling System with the RAM Revolver®

Back in May this year we reported on Puerto Angamos producing a video showing their containerised bulk handling operation using 3 mobile harbour cranes, each with a RAM Revolver® rotating spreader.

Puerto Angamos is making the news again with Mundo Maritimo reporting on their record breaking containerised bulk handling copper concentrate export during the month of October for the terminal.

During October of this year, Puerto Angamos achieved a new operational record, transferring 126,000 tons of copper concentrate in one month. This important milestone exceeds the figures obtained previously by the port terminal that, in December 2016, had mobilized 93,503 tons.

PDF NewsletterClick here to read the full Mundo Maritimo article English Language

Click here to read the original Mundo Maritomo news article in Spanish Language.

Riga Universal Terminal – First in Europe to introduce Containerised Bulk Handling and increases biomass productivity

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Riga Universal Terminal, located just outside the beautiful city centre of Riga in Latvia has become the first European terminal to introduce the environmentally friendly Containerised Bulk Handling system; using the RAM Revolver® to export biomass materials.

A few years ago RUT, a multipurpose port which handles containers, breakbulk, timber and various types of bulk materials, expanded its terminals growth and began handling sunflower pellets, wood pellets and wood chips to fuel the demand for renewable energy sources.

Increase in demand for renewable energy sources
Since then,  RUT have seen an increase in demand for renewable energy sources, and as a result, had to look for more efficient high capacity loading system to continue growth and meet demand.

When considering the different options available, RUT thought about buying a new material handler in the region of 1.3 million Euros, as well as possibly having to sell one of their existing MHC cranes.  “This would have meant a huge investment without getting a meaningful profit in return” Ricky Yong CEO of RUT explained.

The RAM Revolver® high loading rates
With the support of Liebherr service partner, Alfis Ltd and sales agency Intersafe Marine AB, RAM put forward a recommendation for their RAM Revolver®, with loading rates of up to 45 tonnes per cycle.  The Containerised Bulk Handling system utilises the existing Liebherr MHC and with skilled operators, RUT projected 30 cycles per hour being achieved.

Material Handler vs RAM Revolver®
RUT compared the work of a small handler with that of the RAM Revolver® while loading vessels with wood chips, and found the material handler had a maximum capacity of 200 tons/hour compared to 800 tons/hour on the first usage of the RAM Revolver®.


PDF NewsletterClick here to read the full article about RUT’s successful biomass operations

HPH Ports Timsa introduces innovative CBH system at their multipurpose facility

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Hutchison Ports TIMSA is a multipurpose facility dedicated to the loading and discharging of containers by land and sea, as well as the loading and discharging of bulk goods.

Originally posted on their official YouTube channel in April 2017, HPH TIMSA demonstrate the new innovative bulk handling process called “Containerised Bulk Handling”.

This innovative containerised bulk handling solution using the RAM Revolver deployed by TIMSA has significantly improved logistics for Mexican exporters of mineral bulk and concentrates adding efficiency to their operations.

Links to the Video, HPH Press Release and HPH Newsletter:

HPH Video click here.
HPH Official Press Release click here.
HPH Newsletter click here.

Continued success at Puerto Angamos in Chile using Containerised Bulk Handling

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Puerto Angamos in Chile produce video showing the Containerised Bulk Handling process in action

Since its introduction at the port in Chile, Puerto Angamos reveal the benefits of using the Containerised Bulk Handling solution, known for its cutting edge technology for exporting bulk materials.

Operating 3 mobile harbour cranes simulaneously to load one ship, Puerto Angamos are at the forefront in providing a fast, efficient, clean and envirnomentally friendly bulk materials export service.

Click here to view the offiial YouTube video produced by Puerto Angamos

Innovations Magazine APEGBC Highlights MMG Las Bambas Logistics Project

RAM are delighted to hear that MMG’s Las Bambas Project in Peru has been recognised for its Containerised Bulk Handling Optimisation in the APEGBC  Innovations July/August publication.

The project first involved MMG’s purchase of the mine near Cusco, Peru located 4,100 metres above sea level and a plan to develop a complete bimodal logistics system capable of exporting 1.5 megatonnes of copper concentrate per year to the export facility in Matarini.

Ausenco, an Engineering, Construction and Project Management specialist worked with MMG to design and impliment a truck to rail bi-modal containerised bulk handling system.  This system is unique as it containerises the valuable copper concentrate from the Las Bambas mine to the export facility in Matarini, reducing loss of commodity during transportation and handling and is environment best practice.

Travelling over 710km by road and finally rail, the containers full of copper concentrate reach the export facility in Matarani, where the containers are then handled by rotating spreader’s called RAM Revolver® attached to bridge cranes where it lifts the lid off the container  and tips the copper concentrate into hoppers for final quayside handling.

Click here to view the extract from the Innovations magazine.
Click here to view full Innovations publication.


Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal & CU River Mining Australia scoop Actemium Award

Actemium Award 2016

CU River Mining Australia & Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal revive bankrupt irone ore mining operation in South Australia and scoop Actemium Award for Bulk Handling Facility of the Year |  Australian Bulk Handing Review reports.

RAM Spreaders made the news in Australian Bulk Handling Review this month with CU River Mining Australia & Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal scooping the Actemium Award for Bulk Handling Facility of the Year.

The facility implimented the Containerised Bulk Handling process (CBH) which uses the RAM Revolver, a rotating spreader as part of the operation.  The joint submission got the nod from the judges due to the regeneration of jobs and a return of iron ore export through Port Adelaide.

Click here to read the full news article from ABHR.