The market offers quite a lot of alternative installations to load and unload solid fertiliser products. Break-bulk bag loading is done by means of flexible, moveable conveyor systems transporting the single bags as closely as possible to the stowing point. Different installations are presented to load vessels, trucks and wagons.
In cases in which more economical methods are requested, unitization of single bags on different kinds of transport pallets or direct on platforms of trucks and wagons can be applied.
The last technical development for fertiliser distribution refers to the shrinkwrapped palletless unit. Preparation and loading of the fertiliser package is presented.
For the unloading of break-bulk bags out of vessels, trucks and wagons, new installations have been developed to mechanize handling operations.
Much attention is paid to appropriate technology considering distribution places with still low technical standard.
Mobile loading and unloading installations can achieve high performance with maximum flexibility, especially for multipurpose terminals.