Rise above the global competition and stay profitable with conveyors and transfer point solutions!

While international trade has been part of the global economy for centuries, imports and exports have expanded rapidly as technology has become more efficient and more sophisticated. In today’s economy, highly efficient industrial ports – located strategically on navigable waterways including oceans, rivers and lakes – are more important than ever. To maximize profitability, products must be moved quickly between ships or barges and railcars. This requires a highly complex, precise system of conveyor belts and transfer points capable of moving a wide range of products that includes everything from large containers to bulk materials over long distances, sometimes even more than a mile. 

At a busy shipping port, whether it’s an independently run facility or owned by a mine or processing plant, equipment that is running inefficiently or breaking down causes numerous problems. If material that spills from the conveyor belt can’t be recovered and added back to the stream, that product is lost forever and lost product equals lost profit. Equipment that isn’t working correctly or is simply not designed well can also be a drag on efficiency, which means the ship stays in berth longer than necessary and slows down your load and unload times. Worker safety is also a concern when workers have to continually clean up fugitive material. 

At Martin Engineering, our products are designed and manufactured to ensure conveyor belts operate cleanly and safely over long distances and optimize the efficiency of transfer and unloading points. By making sure your products move efficiently along the conveyor without spilling from the belt or accumulating into bottlenecks inside chutes and hoppers, we can help you prevent unexpected shutdowns for cleanup and maintenance. And since most industrial ports are on the water, containing bulk materials keeps it out of environmentally sensitive areas and keeps your operation within regulatory compliance.

Our Guarantee: We Never Ask Our Customers To Take Risks. 

Long-time customers of Martin will tell you that they have 100% confidence in our products, our service and our expertise. So how can you have that level of confidence in us before you buy? With our 100% Money-Back Guarantee, which reflects over seven decades of commitment to getting things done… the right way! That’s why we call it “The Problem Solved Guarantee!” 

We have extensive experience working with ports and terminals, so whatever challenge you may be facing, our professional engineers and technicians have most likely seen it, figured out the solution, and tested it to make sure that it works! And if you have a problem we’ve never seen, we love a new challenge! Contact a Martin representative to find out how we can apply our decades of experience to solving your problems today!

Increased Productivity
  • Move material more efficiently along conveyor belt systems and minimize bottlenecks
  • Keep downtime for maintenance and housekeeping to a minimum
  • Reduce spillage and dust problems by keeping conveyor belts aligned
Safer Operation
  • Prevent material from falling off of moving conveyors
  • Manage airborne dust and minimize the risk of explosion and inhalation
  • Eliminate the need for workers to enter confined spaces
More Profit
  • Load and unload product faster by maximizing your plant’s overall throughput
  • Reduce costs by minimizing waste and reducing energy consumption
  • Eliminate excessive downtime for maintenance and cleanup
Our Solutions For Your Biggest Challenges:
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Martin® Belt Cleaner Requires Less Maintenance and Lasts Longer
QCM moves an average of 8.5 million tons of iron pellets per year through its shiploading facility. The reclaim conveyor was creating so much carryback that the workers had to wash down the structures and pivot rail system between each shipload. This could be done without problems from April to December, but was impossible during the winter months.
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Belt Sealing Products Reduce Cleanup and Maintenance Costs
Located on the Ohio River, the Mt. Vernon Transfer Terminal moves approximately 1.8 million tons of coal annually from trucks or railcars to barges for shipment to power plants. Excessive spillage from an underground belt below the railcar dumper increased cleanup costs and maintenance headaches. This conveyor is 84 inches wide with an operating speed of 150 fpm.
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Transportation Company Needed Solution To Coal Dust
Aurora Energy Services needed to increase the flow of coal through the shiploader at its Port of Seward terminal. But transfer chutes on the shiploader choked at rates above 750 mtph, which limited loading speed and slowed ship-turnaround. Even worse, the escape of coal dust during loading led to concerns from a nearby cruise ship dock and marinas, as well as environmental groups.
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New Transfer Chute Improves Material Handling Operations
The Vancouver Wharves terminal in North Vancouver, BC delivers inbound and outbound services to shippers moving cargo between all regions of western Canada, handling mineral concentrates, liquids (diesel and jet fuel), sulfur and specialty agricultural products. The terminal handles more than 600,000 metric tons of mineral concentrate per year across five different storage buildings.
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Our technicians have solved problems for people in your industry all over the world. Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge. Tell us about your situation today to learn how Martin can improve your performance, safety and bottom line - with no obligation. We want to ensure that you choose the right solution for your exact needs and we are willing to invest the time upfront to get it right the first time.

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Every conveyor is different, even within the same facility! We can provide regularly-scheduled reviews of your bulk material handling system components, involving a specialized crew with the expertise necessary to achieve high operating standards, keeping the conveyor system running at maximum productivity. Immediate data and photos will be available to facility managers and our suggestions will ensure long-term savings and efficiency.

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Foundations™ for Conveyor Safety

Learn to Calculate your Return on Conveyor Safety™ with our compilation of worldwide best practices for safer bulk material handling in this first-ever textbook dedicated exclusively to the safety of conveyor systems.

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