ORE FABRICA and ORE SOSSEGO are the biggest transhippers in the world conceived for Vale, a leading producer of iron ore. Due to the economies of scale to handle materials using capesize ships (too large to enter many ports),
Bedeschi conceived floating ports offshore to provide the ships with belts and cranes to allow the handling of raw materials toward the ships or barges with reduced dimensions, allowing their entrance and loading on the quay.
This machine is not something new, Bedeschi and Vale carried out these systems with higher daily capacities (more than 100 000 tpd) complying with all the strictest environmental standards.
Source: Bedeschi