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Telestack wins maritime bulk industry award

World Coal,

Telestack has been announced as the winner of an IBJ 2013 Award, winning the Innovative Technology category. The IBJ awards recognize achievements in the maritime bulk industry and are open to companies across the globe.

This is the second time Telestack has won the award since the company launched in 2010, having won the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System category in 2010 for their innovative mobile grain loading system.

Using knowledge and experience gained from numerous installations, particularly those handling heavy ores, Telestack designed a unique solution using proven existing technology to ensure that Arcelor Mittal received an innovative mobile shiploading system that offers the shortest hatch change times in the industry.

The Telestack system offers a loading process to comply with ISO: 3082 2009 Iron Ore Sampling Standards. The system consists of a track mobile hopper feeder with auto sampling unit, feeding into an all travel shiploader. The hopper feeder can receive up to 2000 tph of iron ore from CAT 988 wheel loaders, which is then transferred directly to the shiploader. The loader is capable of loading vessels with a freeboard height of up to 16 m and a beam of 43 m.

Unique mobility

In the first 12 months of using Telestack’s system, Arcelor Mittal loaded approximately 3.5 million t. The unique mobility of the system allows Arcelor Mittal to quickly move from hatch to hatch and when loading is complete, the entire system is easily relocated away from the quay-side to free up valuable ground space.

The award winning system is another example of Telestack’s focus in offering Pit to Port Rapid Deployment solutions to customers and such systems are especially suited to the remote locations within Africa, Asia and South America where it is often not possible or economically viable to use more traditional ship loading systems.

The company’s ISO 9001:2001 certification helps ensure that Telestack adheres to processes and procedures internally, meeting and exceeding the needs of customers in terms of specification, performance, delivery, reliability and aftersales support.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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