An articulated boom can spread cargo over a wide area. Here, a CSL International Pool vessel unloads coal at Salem, MA (USA).
By placing cargo where it is needed, CSL self-unloaders reduce port congestion and demurrage costs because they:
- Eliminate many time-consuming steps in the handling process
- Eliminate need for cleanup
- Discharge much faster than conventional dry bulk carriers
- Reduce turnaround time by freeing up congested berths, reducing port costs and demurrage while providing more cargo in a shorter time