A massive, 500 ton ship-loader built by Bedeschi arrived at the voestalpine Texas dock on the La Quinta Ship Channel. The project cargo was loaded at the Multi-Service terminal in Venice aboard the Intermarine Ocean Globe for delivery to South Texas.
A production crew is filming the offload operations for the Discovery TV series 'Mega Shippers'.
The ship-loader will be utilized for loading hot briquetted iron (HBI) briquettes, the finished product from voestalpine Texas, onto ocean going vessels for product shipment.
voestalpine Texas' HBI plant at the Port Corpus Christi La Quinta Trade Gateway is nearing completion of construction phase with product shipment expected to commence by the end of first quarter 2016.
A slow down in U.S. shale production hasn't slowed down earnings for NuStar Energy. Crude and refined product throughput volumes have increased year to date as compared to one year ago. The company has achieved a higher third quarter net income through increased use at storage facilities and renewals at NuStar terminals.
NuStar continues working with Petroleos Mexicanos in development of a pipeline for transport of petroleum gas and refined fuels from the U.S. into Northern Mexico.
NuStar officials continue to look towards development of additional private dock space at Port Corpus Christi for product export via Suez-Max Class vessels.
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