Green Bulk Loading and Transportation



Pietro De Michieli, Chief Operating Officer, Bedeschi S.p.A


In 1992, the UN introduced the concept of Sustainability, defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.” Work for sustainable development is required to operate on three different levels: economic, social and environmental.

It is clear that ports have a responsibility toward their environment and that port governance necessary should take care of effective logistics and operations. While in the past, the environmental safeguard was not an issue; nowadays ports worldwide consider the prevention of pollution a first objective, especially with import/export of dry bulk cargo (coal, grain, iron ore, fertilizer, etcetera). In this case, the risk of spillage and dust production is very critical.

Problems can occur during the loading or discharge operation, but also if the material needs to be stored in the port zone. To achieve a reduction of emissions, the first step could be the use of eco-friendly bulk handling equipment. Bedeschi, thanks to its research and development in green technology, is able to design and produce machines, which incorporate sophisticated dust control measures, able to reach the highest environmental standards.

In this article, we will examine different devices used by Bedeschi to reduce dust emissions during bulk material loading operations…

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