BEDESCHI SETS A NEW BENCHMARK IN THE PORT LOGISTICS. THE VESSEL OCEAN GLOBE IS LEAVING TODAY CARRYING A FULLY ASSEMBLED BEDESCHI SHIPLOADER. DESTINATION TEXAS

Published on October 27, 2015
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Venice 22nd of October 2015 – Today one of the largest project cargo ever to depart from the port of Venice has left the docks of the Multi Service terminal in Venice carrying an iron ore shiploader entirely designed and realized by Bedeschi.

During the last three months all the parts needed to assemble the gigantic shiploader – used to load
iron mineral in bulk on large Panamax vessels– were carried by truck to Porto Marghera from Limena (Padua), where the headquarter and the main workshop (25.000 sq. on a total area of 50.000 sq.) of the Bedeschi Group is located.

Bedeschi, founded in 1908, is a leading supplier of machinery and services to bulk material handling and mining industries with specific focus on handling difficult materials as sticky coal and clay or dry mining and abrasive material like iron ore and other minerals. In addition to traditional brick and tile manufacturing equipment, Bedeschi’s products cover a full range of bulk handling solutions, marine logistics and a complete line of crushing equipment.

The shiploader has a loading arm as long as 50 meters and weighs a total of 500 tons and it is set to go to the port of Corpus Christi in Texas (USA), the sixth-ranking American port in terms of goods handling, located in the Gulf of Mexico.
The order was placed by the Austrian group Voestalpine, working worldwide in different fields, for its new iron direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi.

This approach ensures a higher standard of convenience to the costumer minimizing the assembling and commissioning time at site, being this very important especially when destination dock is difficult to be served by the land or when services cannot be interrupted.

The shipment was organized by Comotto Stefano srlu, an Italian company of the UTC Overseas group with its registered office in Houston, Texas.
It was a complex operation which took over 2 days of work just to transfer, lift and implement safety
measures in the main product on the ship.
It was an achievement for the port of Venice that proved to be a leader in the management of special
transports (Project Cargo).
“Oversized” pieces are often advanced-technology and added-value parts which come from an important domestic economic sector of plant design, iron and steel working and shipbuilding and which can go from Venice to the international markets where Made in Italy productions are especially sought after.

In addition to the general cargo handling system Bedeschi also supplies specialized equipment for offshore transhipment solutions.

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