Siwertell wins repeat industry award success with ‘Best Ship Loading/Unloading System’
17 Nov 2017
Siwertell has won the prestigious International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Best Ship Loading/Unloading System award for the sixth time. This year it took the prize for the 'Best shiploading/unloading system'. It was presented to the company at the IBJ awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in November 2017.
“IBJ awards are well-respected in the bulk industry and highlight its on-going achievements,” says Per Karlsson, President, Siwertell. “To win the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System category, Siwertell has been judged to offer the market the most efficient, safe and innovative dry bulk cargo handling systems. We are enormously proud of our technology and winning this particular award for a second year running shows that we are not alone in recognising our market-leading qualities.
“However, we are in no way complacent,” adds Mr Karlsson. “We continue to explore new opportunities and refine and develop our product range to ensure that we maintain a market-leading position and offer the industry the best technology we can deliver.”
Siwertell recently answered a market demand with the launch of its high-capacity coal unloader, capable of a continuous rated capacity of over 3,000t/h. The unit can serve bulk carriers of up to 200,000 dwt, some of the largest in existence, quickly, cleanly and safely.
This year Siwertell also introduced a new port-mobile unloader, offering operators a scaled-up version of its road-mobile unloader. It is based on the same proven screw-type technology and delivers a cost-effective, flexible alternative to pneumatic systems with the added benefit of careful cargo handling, making it ideal for grain shipments – although, like all Siwertell unloaders, it can seamlessly switch between cargoes.
Siwertell’s innovative approach to dry bulk handling can maximise throughput, increase productivity, raise returns on investment and protect the environment. “They are the total package,” notes Mr Karlsson. “Our largest units can withstand a minimum of eight million stress cycles and all our systems are designed for efficient, long-term operation, lowering the total cost of ownership and cost-per-use. Their flexibility also allows operators to benefit from in-built future-proofing, enabling them to respond quickly to emerging market trends.”
The IBJ Awards competition was introduced in 2009 and like last year attracted a record number of entries. In 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Siwertell received the award for the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System. In 2016 it won the award from a joint submission with its customer Peel Ports. In 2011, it won the award for Environmental Protection.
“IBJ is a highly-regarded organisation within the bulk cargo industry,” says Emily Brækhus Cueva, Marketing Manager, Siwertell. “Those in positions of responsibility take careful note of the shortlists and winners in categories relevant to their operations. They are also well aware of our regular successes, confirming our consistent performance and providing important industry recognition of our efforts and achievements.”
Pictured from left: Sylvia Boer, Head of Communications, Damen Shipyards; Hanna Fors, Project Coordinator, Siwertell; Daniel Frostberg, Service Director, Siwertell; Ray Girvan, Publisher, International Bulk Journal