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Pneumatic Self-Discharging

Cement Carriers

A Complete Solution from Van Aalst Marine & Offshore

The growing global demand for cement has sparked innovation in maritime logistics. Increasingly, traditional bulk carriers are being converted into self-discharging cement carriers, while new cement carriers are also being commissioned. This transformation significantly improves the efficiency of the unloading process, meeting the rising worldwide demand for cement. By eliminating the dependence on shore-based unloading equipment, these carriers come equipped with onboard systems, ensuring efficient offloading at any location and time.


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Recognizing this evolving need, Van Aalst Marine & Offshore stands at the forefront, offering a comprehensive solution for these self-discharging carriers. Whether it’s designing systems for new vessels or converting existing ships, our approach is holistic. We provide the total package—from meticulous engineering, robust components, to reliable spare parts.

Our designs are rooted in a state-of-the-art pneumatic system, ensuring automation and minimal human intervention. The outcome? Remarkably high loading and pumping rates, setting new industry benchmarks. But our commitment doesn’t end with implementation. By ensuring the availability of top-grade spare parts and continuous support, Van Aalst Marine & Offshore ensures that our clients always sail smoothly.



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Within Van Aalst Marine & Offshore, our engineering expertise serves as the foundation for each self-discharging cement carrier solution. Leveraging years of experience, we create systems that are finely tuned for both newly-built vessels and conversions. Our designs go beyond mere mechanics; they focus on optimizing loading and discharge rates, ensuring safety, and guaranteeing longevity throughout the vessel’s service at sea.

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Beyond mere design, our dedication shines through in the robust components we provide. Every piece, whether it’s a core part of the pneumatic system or an auxiliary component, is crafted to withstand the rigors of maritime environments. With a focus on quality and durability, our components ensure peak performance and minimal downtime.


Harnessing the power of technology, our proprietary software solutions elevate the efficiency of our self-discharging cement carriers. Tailored for maritime logistics, our digital tools enable precise monitoring, real-time data analysis, and automated controls, ensuring operations are both streamlined and transparent. With Van Aalst Marine & Offshore’s software, clients experience a seamless integration of machinery and digital intelligence.

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We have over 60+ years experience

Curious about the innovative pneumatics behind our systems? Dive deeper into how we can revolutionize your operations. Don't hesitate to get in touch for a comprehensive discussion.

Operational Possibilities

Pneumatic loading from silo

Utilize the precision of our pneumatic systems for efficient and effective transfers from storage silos directly into our carriers.

Pneumatic loading from trucks

With our advanced pneumatic process, we ensure streamlined, direct loading from trucks, minimizing time and maximizing efficiency.

Mechanical loading by gravity

By harnessing gravity, we offer a straightforward, efficient, and reliable mechanical loading process for all cement types.

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Pneumatic discharge to trucks

Our state-of-the-art pneumatic unloading ensures quick, clean transfers to trucks, optimizing turnaround and operational times.

Pneumatic discharge to silo

Offload directly into silos using our advanced pneumatic technology, guaranteeing product integrity, speed, and operational ease.

Quality Health and Safety

Quality Assurance

with ISO 9001

Driven by excellence and consistency, our ISO 9001 certification is proof of our dedication. We continually meet global standards, ensuring you receive the quality you deserve.

Environmental Stewardship through ISO 14001

Championing a sustainable future, our ISO 14001 certification reflects our commitment. By intertwining eco-responsibility with our services, we pledge to protect our planet.

Prioritizing Safety

with ISO 45001

Safety isn’t just a word; it’s a promise. Our ISO 45001 certification underscores this. By fostering a secure environment, we ensure the well-being of our team and stakeholders.

We have over 60+ years experience

Curious about the innovative pneumatics behind our systems? Dive deeper into how we can revolutionize your operations. Don't hesitate to get in touch for a comprehensive discussion.