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Floating Terminals



Vessel or barge, operating in open sea, with a considerable storing capacity (up to Capesize) able to discharge barges and concurrently loading Ocean Going Vessels or, alternatively, to store cargo in the holds.

Logistic project highlights

Draft limitation case.

Concern:

  • The draft of receiving port/terminal of the goods in bulk ( iron ore, coal, bauxite etc) is limited to 12,5 meters S.W.
  • Conventional Panamaxes cannot enter the port in fully laden conditions
  • Average loss of cargo about 10.000 MT per vessel
  • Annual quantity received 4.000.000 MT
  • About 67 Panamaxes per year (abt 60.000 MT each)
  • A vessel every 5.5 days abt (high possibility of congestion)
Benefit:
  • Freight savings
  • About 57 Panamaxes per year (abt 70.000 MT each)
  • A vessel every 6.5 days
  • Increased port efficiency (lower number of days required at berth)
  • Reduction of demurrages costs
  • Lightened quantity discharged concurrently with Panamax vessel or during idle period

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