SEA-Invest, one of the world’s largest terminal operators with expertise spanning a multitude of port related activities in 25 ports over two continents, has placed an order for an Eco Hopper from SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd., UK, destined for operation on the Ivory Coast.
This Eco Hopper is designed to receive dry bulk materials such as cement clinker, limestone, gypsum and slag from a mobile harbour crane. The Eco Hopper will discharge onto a high-level quayside conveyor at a rate of 1,200tph (tonnes per hour) or via a dedicated outlet direct to trucks at 700tph.
SAMSON Eco Hoppers provide an environmentally respectful import solution for dry bulk materials. With a variety of dust reduction and containment measures operators will reduce material wastage and limit fugitive dust. Robustly designed to withstand cross winds and grab impact damage, the Eco Hopper is reliable in busy ports and terminals.
SEA-Invest chose the SAMSON Eco Hopper for its flexibility. In addition to being able to handle a variety of different materials, the equipment can be configured at a later stage to suit evolving port operations. Port operators need to make sure that logistics costs are compatible with the market price of the materials being transported and that their equipment can respond to changes in market conditions. Se´bastien Ghesquiere, Director of SEA-Tech, the SEA-Invest Engineering subsidiary, confirms that “in a competitive market we need to ensure our service offering is reliable and value for money. Environmental responsibility is something that we take seriously at SEA-Invest. We endeavour to provide efficient, cost-effective and environmentally appropriate service and we look forward to developing our port facilities with SAMSON”.
SAMSON Materials Handling has 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of bulk materials handling equipment employed across a variety of different and diverse industries worldwide.
ABOUT THE AUMUND GROUP
The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The conveying and storage specialist has special expertise at its disposal when dealing with bulk materials. With their high degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the AUMUND Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. In conjunction with the headquarters of the manufacturing companies, the global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of ten locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America and a total of five warehouses in Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Riyadh.