Agrico designs and manufactures shiploaders, for dry bulk products, worldwide. If the loading location is a new site we believe that our fixed shiploader can save you a considerable amount of money, due to lower foundation costs, while providing several advantages over other designs.

Our fixed shiploader is based on a design that’s loaded two ships per week, for over 40 years, at a grain terminal in New Orleans, LA.

This design installs a single or multiple fixed tower, rotating and shuttling shiploader(s) that are supported on the ship’s breasting dolphins or land based piles. The total cost of our multiple shiploaders is typically the same or less than a quadrant or linear shiploader.

Since this design uses the breasting dolphins or land piles as shiploader supports, you save the entire cost of the foundation required for other style loaders. We estimate this savings to be US$10 million or more.

Agrico recently finished erection of our 19th shiploader of this design.

Our loaders shuttle in and out with a boom length of 27.4 meters (90’) to 45.7 meters (150’) from the center of rotation and rotate up to 360 degrees. They load any type of flowable product that moves on a belt conveyor. Ships of any size can be loaded, at a rate up to 10,000 mtph.

There are no cables or winches in our system eliminating much of the usual maintenance, as well as the safety risk of a cable break or brake failure.

The boom and tower are assembled and wired offsite, into two large components. The belt conveyor on the shiploader is installed and pre-shipment tested. These two large components are floated to the location, where pre-assembly and pre-wiring allow for quick erection, minimizing business interruption at the jobsite. If freight is a concern, we can ship the shiploader(s) unassembled in containers and on flat racks and assemble them onsite.

Our shiploader is radio remote controlled, which allows the operator to control loading from anywhere in the dock area, including from the deck of the ship, facilitating better communication between the terminal and the ship.

Company details

  • Address: 14900 Intracoastal Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70129
  • Country: United States of America
  • Tel: +1 504 436 9400
  • Fax: +1 504 254 6458

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