World Port Development reported in their December 2017 edition on Riga Universal Terminal’s increase in biomass productivity since the introduction of the Containerised Bulk Handling system which uses the rotating spreader RAM Revolver®
The article reports on Riga Universal Terminals ability to quadruple their biomass productivity which has been fuelled by the recent demands for renewable energy sources.
The CBH system which involves the use of open top container and rotating spreader which utilises existing port equipment to export biomass, or any other bulk commodity for that matter. In Riga Universal Terminals’ case, they used their existing Liebherr MHC cranes and projected a 30 cycles per hour being possible with skilled operators.
The article by Word Port Development goes on to reveal that RUT did a comparison with the work of a small handler with that of the RAM Revolver® and showed that the RAM Revolver out-performed the small handler by 4-1 as the small handler managed 200tph whilst the RAM Revolver® achieved 800tph.
You can read the full article by World Port Development by clicking here.