Inventory of bulk commodity characteristics and flow, handling equipment and
Report 2006.TL.7029, Transport Engineering and Logistics.
In this report the results of a literature survey of the section Transport
Engineering and Logistics of Delft University of Technology are presented.
It gives an overview of dry bulk seaborne trade commodities and of the way
they are transported to and handled at dry bulk terminals.
Chapter 2 describes the major and minor dry bulk commodities and their
characteristics. Chapter 3 contains the commodity flows all over the world
and summarizes the major importing and exporting countries per commodity.
Chapter 4 focuses on the commodity flows in the Port of Rotterdam. In
chapter 5 the trade development and outlook of the commodity flows are
highlighted. Chapter 6 describes the vessels that are being used to
transport the dry bulk materials. In chapter 7 extensive descriptions are
given of the loading and unloading equipment at dry bulk terminals. Chapter
8 handles the types of transport systems at dry bulk terminals. In chapter 9
the stacking, storage and reclaiming equipment is described. In chapter 10
the three largest terminal operators of Rotterdam are taken under a close
look. The characteristics are summarized and bottlenecks are listed and
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