A massive continuous ship unloader has been discharged at the Onahama Terminal in Japan after being shipped by the heavy load carrier ship Happy Star, owned by BigLift Shipping, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
It is the heaviest-ever ship unloader handled by BigLift Shipping, which had to lift the 1,542 metric ton (MT) machine up 17 metres away from ship’s side by using Happy Star’s two unique 900 MT mast cranes.
No other heavy lift vessel in the world is currently fitted with this type of heavy lift crane.
The ship unloader has been brought in to facilitate the unloading of coal and ensure fast vessel turnaround at the Port of Onahama.
The unloader had to pass the conveyor belt system on the quay during the discharge operation.