further information regarding the Qube facility for Rotabox at Geraldton.Rotabox containerised bulk system for ship loading concentrates
The skyline around Geraldton, Western Australia, recently received a new addition towering over its busy port precinct. A Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbor crane was commissioned in early June by Qube Bulk and was immediately put to work loading mineral concentration cargoes utilizing Qube’s innovative Rotabox containerized bulk system. Todd Emmert, Director of Qube Bulk’s operations, said it would revolutionise loading and discharging cargo in the port with faster slew and luffing speeds. “We will increase our operational efficiency by 37.5%, increasing available port capacity for current and future Geraldton port clients.
Qube pioneered the design and development of container rotating tippers with integrated lid lifters and has been successful in attracting new concentrate exporters to the port as well as convincing existing port users to make the switch to a containerized bulk solution and reduce their supply chain costs. The Rotabox system enables ores and concentrates to be transported and loaded into vessels without creating a dust hazard, as the containers are lowered into the ship#s hold, the lid is then lifted when the container is out of the breeze, rotated to empty, and he lid replaced before leaving the protection of the hold.
Antony Perkins, Qube’s Director of Project Development, said “we handle a lot of concentrate through shiploaders across Australia and it’s a messy and expensive business. We looked for an alternative and there was nothing on the market so we set about to design and build our own system. As bulk haulage operations and stevedores we not only build the gear but we operate it. So we know day in day out how it operates and this has driven the cont