MV Nalinee Naree discharged a full cargo of wheat in bulk in Santos under the AEC banner

AEC had the MV Nalinee Naree, a 33,843 dwat Bulk Carriers Built 2012, under Charter to perform a wheat cargo into Santos, Brazil.

So how does the shore grain unloaders really look and work?  Well, there are various systems. The ones employed at the ‘Pacifico’ terminal, now bought by Messrs Bunge, are the ones we call ‘sucker’. Instead of discharging with grabs into shore hoppers, the suckers work similar to a large vacuum cleaner and create a very smooth discharging operation with little risk of any stevedore damages.


Anderson Silva (South America Chartering Manager) and Jose Cavalieri (Operations Manager)