In Brazil, the Port of Cabedelo recently unloaded almost 27,000 tonnes of petcoke from the Asahi Bulker bulk carrier, which was a record. Handling duties were undertaken by Oxbow Brasil Energia.
On the first day of operation, 12,835 tonnes were brought ashore across a 24-hour period, followed on the second day by a further 13,457 tonnes. This equated to hourly productivity of close to 522 tonnes.
The consignment was taken to Shed 7, which is a covered warehouse. A total of 380 workers were involved in the overall process, including dock workers, agents, hauliers and security.