When you are in the bulk cargo business and you are unloading cargo, the most efficient way to operate is it have all the equipment you need on hand at all times. Unfortunately this is not always possible and hiring the necessary equipment, is often the most cost effective strategy for your business.
Some of the most important and most useful pieces of equipment you might need when loading cargo are grabs, hoppers, bins and a telescopic conveyor.
Grab hire: This is one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can hire when you are un-loading cargo. Many companies will offer a selection of grab sizes, for example – 3, 6, 8, 10 and 12 meters. You can also hire remote and touch grabs with a mechanical close and remote release at 6-8 meters.
Hopper hire: These are essential for loading flowable materials, such as fertilisers, meals or gravels. You can often have access to a service technician in case of any problems with the hopper or grab as well.
Bin hire: You need a company who can offer you a variety of bin sizes, so that you can match the hopper, grab and bins to suit your requirements.
Telescopic conveyer hire: These heavy duty telescopic conveyors make loading cargo a much simpler operation and save you an enormous amount of time, compared to more traditional load and haul stacking operations. They are also a necessity when you are loading flowable materials. You should be able to find a telescopic conveyor that loads up to 20,000 tonnes vessels close to the Brisbane port.
If you have the time, you should also be able to locate a company that hires all of this equipment, as well as compressors, forklifts and generators. This makes your working day more efficient and less stressful when you know you have a reliable company who can provide all of your equipment hire needs (such as grab hire and hopper hire), whenever your schedule requires you to load bulk cargo.
As a bonus, if the same company also offers bulk storage near to the port, and also unloads your cargo and transports it to their storage facility, this makes the entire process run much more smoothly.