Grain loading from Truck to Barge

In Colombia, the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla (SPRB), which operates the Port of Barranquilla, has acquired a new barge-loader from Telestack.
Carl Donnelly, the sales manager overseeing the contract, notes that, at the port, imported grain is brought in by Handymax vessels, with consignments initially unloaded directly into hoppers and then stored in warehouses on the quayside. For onward transport, the grain is again loaded onto trucks, which is loaded on ‘Impala’ barges for transport up the Magdalena river to end users further inland.

Case Study Highlights

  • Country / Region: Columbia
  • Installation Site: Port of Barranquilla
  • Product: Titan T388-4 Bulk Reception Feeder
  • Application: Barge loading
  • Material Type: Grains
  • Tonnage: 300-400tph (based on handling grains at 0.7 t/m)
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“The mobile barge-loader that Telestack has sold to the SPRB forms an integral part of this logistics chain, since it is used to move the grain efficiently from ‘truck to barge’, thereby minimising double handling, contamination and dust emissions often inherent when differing types of grains are being handled”