Excavator Self-Unloading System

The excavator self-unloading system features an onboard mechanical shovel fitted to a deck-mounted mobile hopper that transits the length of the cargo hold on rails.

The shovel digs cargo from the ship's holds, placing it into the hopper where it funnels onto a discharge boom belt conveyor. The cargo is off-loaded via the discharge boom. The rate of unload is 650 tonnes per hour.