Cement cargos account for about 5% of the world’s dry bulk trade. These cargos are typically shipped in bulk, and many bulk carriers are able to transport cement. But cement is not an easy commodity. Its transportation demands for elaborate vessels and carefully trained crew.
Traditionally, cement carriers are loaded by gravity or by pressure from silo. A more sophisticated way to load or discharge is to deploy a special type of vessel equipped with own compressors and pumps: self-discharging, pneumatic cement carriers.
The Hartmann Group owns and operates a fleet of pneumatic cement carriers in the size range of 8,000 dwt. Pneumatic loading or discharging is possible via two lines, at a maximum of 300 mt per line per hour.