Selfbulk Vessel Provides Versatile Cargo-Handling System

The s e l f b u l k vessel (drawing shown above) is said to represent the latest advancement in self-unloading bulk carriers with its versatile system solution. It also offers great flexibility, as the Selfbulk vessel can also carry cargoes other than bulk—a great step forward in overall economy.

The heart of the Selfbulk vessel is Nordstroms' self-unloading system, which is based on proven technology and practical experience from vessels in operation as far back as the mid-50s. The design criteria required the creation of a system with very high unloading capacity, meeting stringent environmental demands, as well as providing extremely high system reliability. The selfunloading systems can be designed for all sizes of vessels, and can also be adapted to existing vessels suitable for conversions.

Nordstroms is presently working on two different types, Selfbulk 10 of 10,000 dwt with an unloading capacity of 3,000 tons per hour, and a bigger version, Selfbulk 40, of 40,000 dwt on 12 meters draft, and selfunloading capacity of about 5,000 tons per hour.

The shore terminals have also been taken into consideration, and therefore total turnkey transportation system can be offered when required, thereby ensuring total system reliability with trouble-free operation.

The Selfbulk vessel is the result of a unique cooperation between Nordstroms, B.L. Marine Consult AB, and Shipcraft Inc.

represented by Arne Larsson & Company AB in Stockholm. In practice this means that a shipowner is presented with a complete project solution. Nordstroms, with its long experience of self-unloading equipment, and Shipcraft, representing not only the broker's side but also ship design and shipping economics, can together ensure that the Selfbulk vessel will offer the maximum trading potential for any particular prospective owner. The marketing of the Selfbulk vessels is in the hands of Arne Larsson & Company AB in Stockholm, and Nordstroms Marine Systems in Enkoping, Sweden.

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