China Shipbuilding Delivers Self-Unloading Cement Carrier

The first cement carrier ever built in Taiwan was delivered recently to her owners, Asia Cement Corporation, by China Shipbuilding Corporation's Keelung Yard.

Named Asia Cement No. 1, the vessel is now operating in Taiwan coastal trade.

The 6,000-dwt ship constitutes an important step in the development of efficient bulk cement transportation in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Her self-loading and self-unloading equipment was designed and delivered by Nordstroms of Sweden; it has a loading capacity of 600 tons per hour and unloading capacity of 400 tons per hour.

The cargo-handling system comprises Nordstroms' well-proven mechanical equipment with chains and screw conveyors. The allweather operation is totally enclosed and dust-free between silo and ship. Similar Nordstroms systems have been in operation in other parts of the world for more than 30 years.

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