Aggregate loading and discharge operations

Port McNeil, British Columbia to San Francisco, California

Case study

  • A 71,405 DWT Panamax self-unloading ship loaded aggregates at Port McNeil, B.C., and completed discharge operations at three locations in the San Francisco Bay area, California.
  • The vessel first completed lightering operations by discharging some of the cargo onto a barge, then completed two other discharge operations at port.
  • To ensure a dust-free operation, a chute was installed on the vessel’s discharge boom, which was then mated with the shore-side enclosed hopper.