The bulk storage is 470 meters long, 110 meters wide and 46.5 meters high. It is currently the largest and highest space frame structure of the same type in Hunan province. It is also the first giant “capsule”-shaped storage in Changjiang River. The span is 110 meters, which is the second longest in China.
In June 2019, the environmental protection and quality improvement project of Chenglingji Port started. On October 19, the first block space frame of the bulk storage was officially installed. It completed at the end of November. The project has the characteristics of fully enclosed, new equipment, excellent technology, no pollution, strong loading and unloading capacity, and wide coverage. It has a leading position in the environmental protection of inland rivers in the country.
Capsule bulk storage
On April 25, 2020, the giant “capsule” is with the characteristics of “fully enclosed, pollution-free, strong loading and unloading capability, and wide coverage”. Nowadays, after the ship arrives at the port, the ship unloading machine unloads the cargo at a speed of 800 tons to 1,000 tons per hour. It takes 1.5 hours to complete the bulk loading of a train of 55 carriages (about 3,500 tons). After the “capsule” was put into use, the shipping efficiency of Chenglingji old port increased by nearly 70%, and the cost of loading and unloading decreased by 25%.