Port of StocktonCimbriaPort of South LouisianaTelestackCleveland Cascades LtdThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Vigan
  • TBA Group
  • Cimbria
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Sailors Society
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

GCCM opts for Siwertell technology

GCCM opts for Siwertell technology

(Posted on 28/09/18)

Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order from US-based GCCM Holdings LCC to supply a high-capacity ship unloader for South Texas Cement’s terminal in the US port of Corpus Christi.

The Siwertell ST 640-M unit will have a continuous rated cement-handling capacity of 1,500t/h and will be able to unload ships of up to 60,000 dwt.

“GCCM and South Texas Cement made the decision that their new terminal would be best served by a mechanical unloader,” says Patrik Henryson, Sales Manager, Siwertell. “The factors considered by the companies during the decision process included unloading times, venting requirements, electrical demand, capital and lifetime maintenance costs, ship size, and storage capacity.”

“Siwertell’s demonstrated ability was a large factor in the decision to choose them for this project,” says Earl Ingram, President of GCCM Holdings and South Texas Cement. “Machine size and unloading rate were extremely important. This particular machine is well within the operational range of many other machines that Siwertell currently has in service, and when combining all of the deciding factors that led to choosing a mechanical unloader, it was apparent that Siwertell was the best fit for our needs.

“We especially like the high rate of unloading combined with the versatility to handle various ship sizes.”

The unloader is currently being built and will be delivered fully-assembled by heavy-lift ship to the port. Siwertell will supervise its commissioning and the unit is expected into operation in June-August 2019.

Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders are based on unique screw conveyor technology, in combination with belt conveyors and aeroslides, and can handle virtually any dry bulk cargo, such as alumina, biomass, cement, coal, fertilizers, grain and sulphur. Siwertell’s product portfolio includes ship unloaders, road-mobile unloaders, port-mobile unloaders, ship loaders, conveying systems and complete bulk terminal solutions, all of which are designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations. 

Latest News

FPC orders two new Siwertell unloaders

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has received an order for two 640 D-type Siwertell ship unloaders from Formosa Plastics... Read more


Customisation is the future for connectivity

(Posted on 24/02/21)

In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all&... Read more


Bedeschi success in Oman and USA

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The client Al Sarh Trading Co. in Qatar has commissioned Bedeschi to supply handling equipment to operate... Read more


Bruks Siwertell speaks your language

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell is strengthening its commitment to understanding the core businesses of its customers... Read more


Nippon launches new antifouling technology

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Leading coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint Marine has launched a new antifouling technology which enhances... Read more


Konecranes wins China cranes on barges order

(Posted on 11/02/21)

In the first quarter of 2021, Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. ordered two eco-efficient... Read more


MacGregor signs Load Line agreement

(Posted on 10/02/21)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a two year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with Load Line Marine... Read more


Siwertell upgrade secures agribulk productivity

(Posted on 04/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has won a service order for the total replacement of the electrical control system,... Read more


Wärtsilä Voyage shares tech update at SMM

(Posted on 04/02/21)

From unconnected traditional sails to data-driven intelligent ships and ports that make voyages safer... Read more


Mantsinen strengthens presence in France

(Posted on 01/02/21)

Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy and its Belgian distributor Heavy Handling bv have agreed to deepen their co-... Read more


Bühler GmbHPort of Vancouver USATOC EventsTBA GroupSailors SocietyVigan
  • Port of Stockton

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping