Use of conveyor belt for loading coal operations depends on coal grade and some types of vessels that cann be loaded from the aft holds to fwd holds, as this conveyor is not mobile and they loose a lot of time during shifting maneuvers. Shippers estimate each shifting maneuver takes about 2 hours.
Sometimes pilot may request a second tugboat for berthing/unberthing maneuvers for vessels with loa less than 150 meters as the current river is very strong in this area.
The replenishment of bunkers or fresh water are carried ot through barges, as the pier structure does not allow the supply with trucks directly. In case of bunkering the vessel via trucks they must use terminal lines for connecting with the vessel. Bunkering delivery by trucks or by barges thru the river has a surcharge by terminal. Please confirm this extra cost with your broker prior fixing the bunkering. Please note ifo bunker is not able to supply thru pipelines but to barges only.