Alexandr Goloviznin gave a presentation on the current market situation for the shipment of raw materials for the metallurgical industry – iron ore, iron pellets, recovered iron and cast iron.

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Alexandr Goloviznin gave a presentation on the current market situation for the shipment of raw materials for the metallurgical industry – iron ore, iron pellets, recovered iron and cast iron.

In Russia there is a deficit in port handling capacity for metal raw materials – on the Baltic there are no terminals at all, while in the south of Russia only one port, Novorossiisk, can handle this type of cargo. And although Novorossiisk can handle Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI), cast iron and iron pellets with a fair degree of efficiency, the south of Russia still lacks a specialized terminal to handle cargoes of this type.

There are three projects planned for terminals to handle metallurgical raw materials along Russia’s Black Sea coast: by NMTP at the port of Novorossiisk, by OTEKO Group in Taman’, and also a dry bulk cargo port at Taman’. Of these, the OTEKO project is at the most advanced stage of development, and is already taking shape. However, this terminal is not designed to handle HBI, so there is still a requirement for a specialized terminal in southern Russia.

HBI can be offloaded from railway wagons using specialized unloading equipment made by SCHADE, which minimizes the loading gradient during the handling process.

In maritime freight, use of grab-loading techniques preserves cargo-integrity, although worldwide there is also the practice of using specialized loading machines, which provide more careful handling of HBI, thereby preserving its properties throughout loading.

In conclusion, the presentation examined the technique for handling bulk cargo in containers using a revolver-spreader, as well as an absolutely new technology offered by the company Kotta – unloading bulk cargoes using specialized containers with opening floor-hatches.

Presentation: seaport infrastructure for handling iron ore, iron pellets, raw steel and cast iron