To Russia with love

Published 24 April 2014

Russian cement producers are increasingly regarding road mobile ship unloaders as a more flexible option to get their product to market. Van Aalst Bulk Handling BV successfully delivered and commissioned its latest ship unloader to one of the country’s cement importers, ODK. By Van Aalst Bulk Handling BV, The Netherlands.

Road mobile ship unloaders offer a flexible way of delivering cement to several harbours

Road mobile ship unloaders were extremely popular in the 1980s, particularly around the Mediterranean as tourism-related construction boomed. The unloaders offered much-needed flexibility in distributing cement. After unloading the vessel, the unloader can leave the berth, allowing other harbour operations to continue without interruption. Today, this flexibility which enables delivery to several harbours, is one of the key advantages when serving the Russian market.

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