Quadrant Radial Type Shiploader

The quadrant-type shiploader features a fix bridge-type structure that pivots around a kingpin-type support, while the seaward side is supported on a series of bogies that travel along a circular rail. A telescoping boom traverses the top of the main structure, complete with telescoping loading chute and spoon. The extent of travel of the telescoping boom depends on the angle of rotation of the main structure to ensure access to each hold of the ship. By pivoting at the tail end, the shiploader is afforded access to the entire length of the ship. Rather than incorporating a shuttle conveyor, the entire upper structure travels on the fixed lower bridge section of the shiploader. The combination of bridge rotation and boom travel allows the operator to access all areas of the ship's hold.