Barge Loading & Unloading Equipment

Astec Bulk Handling Solutions (ABHS) design and manufacture barge loading / unloading equipment and systems specifically for the North American inland ports and terminals sector.  Applications include biomass, wood pellets, grains, iron ore and coal.


Key Benefits:

Astec Bulk Handling Solutions equipment makes your job easier by solving many of the problems that operators face on a daily basis. Our solutions:


  • Eliminate the double handling of material which saves your time and prevents contamination of the material.
  • Are flexible and can be used for more than one type of operation and commodity.  A single unit for both unloading and loading.
  • Are highly mobile; the equipment can easily move around the terminal or from port to port to work on different projects. It can also move off the quay side to clear space for other activities.
  • Have low running costs compared to traditional material handlers.
  • All our equipment is customized to your application taking into account your material, geographical location, truck cycle times, to maximize your production rates.


Applications include:

  •  Loading vessels direct from trucks, MHCs and wheel loaders
  •  Unloading vessels via clamshells/grabs
  •  Stacking and reclaiming material in stockyards and warehouses
  •  Loading rail wagons directly from trucks, MHCs and wheel loaders
  •  Unloading rail wagons via clamshells/grabs
  •  Easy to move from site to site