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Aggregate Bulk Loading

Port of Fujairah Bulk Loader

Berth No. 6 Terminal Name: Fujairah Port



Acceptable vessels size

15,000 dwt to 100,000 dwt.

Length of Wharf

300 meters

Berth Depth

15 meters (CD)

Depth of turning basin

15 meters (CD)

The current Bulk Loader operation allows particular advantages:

  • The capability of loading 2,200 T.P.H. (Max). Uniform productivity.
  • An environmentally friendly loading solution.
  • The accommodation of large vessels.
  • Flexibility in stockpile storage arrangements.
  • Can accommodate gearless vessels.

Berths available for loading Aggregates:

Berth No.6 (Loading via conveyor).

Berth No.5 (Loading using ships crane) minimum loading capability 1,200 T.P.H.

No.7 Aggregate Ship loader



Number of stockpiles

12 (stage 1)

Average Stockpile Size

20,000 Mtr.Sq.

Stockpile Height

12 Mtr. (max)

Stockpile Capacity

150,000 MT

Stockpile Method

Aggregate discharged by truck and stockpiles formed by front –end loader.

Reclaiming Method

Tip Truck into Hoppers Feeding Loading Conveyor

Reclaiming Rate

2,200 T.P.H. (max)





One traveling luffing.

Loading Rate

2,200 T.P.H. (max) 1,700 T.P.H. (average)

Max Throw from Fender Line

45 meters.

Distance of long travel

283 meters.

Air draft to gunwale

+17 meters.


Rules and Procedures covering Common User Facility

1) Definition of the Common User facility
The Common User Facility is intended as a facility for Exporters of aggregate who do not have access to a permanent Stockpile facility and whose shipments may be irregular.

2) Permission and Advice
Permission for obtaining access and agreeing timing for stockpiling in the Common User facility must be obtained from the Bulk Division of the Operations department and will be given on the basis of :
a) A named and stemmed loading vessel with a firm ETA.
b) An agreed stockpiling time- table dependant on the quantities of cargo and the ETA of the Vessel. It follows that the Common User facility would have a quick turnover and in no event is designed for the long-term storage of cargo

3) Common user Stockpiling charges
a)Shipments moving from the common user stockpile will be charged storage on the basis of the following formula:
Storage space occupied (as assessed by the Operations Department)
X Number of days occupied
X 5dhms (annual rental of Permanent Stockpiles)
Divided by 365 b) However in the event that the stemmed vessel does not materialize the Port reserves the right to introduce increased Storage charges for storage beyond the date of the stemmed vessel. The Port would exercise restraint in the application of this charge up to one week from the date of the originally stemmed vessel but in the event that the vessel does not materialize within this one week time frame further storage charges will be levied on a monthly basis at a rate of 6dhms per square per month until shipment is effected. The formula applied would there be:

Storage space occupied (as assessed by the Operations Department)
X Number of days occupied
X 5dhms
Divided by 30

4) Exceptions
Subject to Operations Department approval shipments may be accepted on the Common User stockpile from operators of permanent Stockpiles provided it can be demonstrated that there is a clear need to do so. This need may be based on the demands for shipments from their permanent stockpiles or the type of cargo involved.
When and if such approval is given all the conditions noted above will apply.

Bulk Loader Diagram


Load aggregate/limestone from Port area stockpile to vessel's hold via transport conveyor (subject to Port's standard terms and conditions, obtainable from Port authority upon request) Dh. 5 per ton.


The following are to be read in conjunction with the Port Rules and Regulations in the Port Ordinance 1982 and the Port Tariff 1995, (both as may be amended from time to time) and for the time being in force.

The Port will perform the following terminal handling services in relation to aggregate for shipments, subject to the further following conditions set out below.

Transportation from the designated stockpile area to the carrying ships hold, by transfer conveyor, of the sizes of aggregates not less than 8 M.M. and not more than 40 M.M. and with a density not less than 1.6 Metric Tons per cubic meter.
(Products of smaller grain size and other products may be handled subject to Agreement.)

Stockpile areas will be allocated to different customers. Prospective customers should contact the Port Authority for obtaining the land area, and for the terms & conditions under which such land area will be allocated.

The use of the allocated stockpile, including grading and replenishment is the responsibility of the customer.

Blending on the conveyor is strictly prohibited. On belt sampling is not available.
The Port reserves the right to reject any material or grade of material for loading.

The customers should demonstrate and confirm that full amount to be loaded is available for full loading operation prior to the berthing of the vessel.

The Port reserves the right to reject load operations in situations, where in the opinion of the Port, the quantity of material in the stockpile is inadequate to maintain a fair volume throughput in the ship loader.

The vessels that will be accepted for loading aggregates/limestones should have the following configuration.

1. Vessel must be capable of loading at 2,200 m/t per hour.
2. Vessel beam shall be between 18 and 40 meters.
3. Maximum length over hatches 260 meters
4. Maximum Air Draft adjacent hatches and in minimum ballast 17 meters.
5. Maximum departure draft 15 meters.
6. Hatches must be clear of horizontal and vertical dividers. The loading of wing tanks is not     acceptable. (Anything outwith the above specifications is subject to Port Acceptance on a case by case basis.)

3.5 km Conveyor Belt.

2000 Tons Per Hour.


Each vessel Agent expecting to utilise the Bulk Loading Berth and facilities at the Port shall give the Authority at least 72 hours prior notice of arrival of such vessel and furnish arrival draft, vessel details (including IMO number) and details of the cargo operations (including the loading plan and predicted maximum sailing draft). Recommendation of the vessels' ETA shall be given by the vessels agent at 48 hours and 24 hours prior to arrival. Vessels should contact Fujairah Port Control on VHF Channel 16 when within range.
Berthing of vessel is subject to Berth availability.

The Port reserves the right to reject any vessel or barge on account of their unsuitability for the purpose of accepting material from the Ship loader.

The Port shall use its best endeavors to maintain the installed capacity of 2000 tons per hour of the aggregate loading system but shall not be liable for failure to achieve the said performance levels, caused by whatever reason (including but not limited to breakdowns, power failures, fire or other emergencies)

The Port may, and reserves the right to use the conveyor system to load other cargo and shall use its best endeavors to avoid contamination when performing handling services.

The Port reserves the right to take whatever action necessary, as it deems, in times of fire or other emergencies.

The Tariff charge will be based on an acceptable draft survey.
The Tariff charge does not include any element for insurance and the customers should have their own insurances effected.

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