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Damac Group offers complete logistical process

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The Damac Group can offer a complete logistical process in the importing, transporting and storing of cementitious and bulk powder products. The company is situated 50 miles inland at Goole, one of the most inland ports in England and at the heart of the motorway network. The Damac Group consists of three main operating subsidiary companies:

  • Damac Bulk Handling Limited provides the purpose built fully licensed bulk powder terminal currently hosting three quayside silos to provide 7500 m3 of storage capacity.
  • Sextant Shipping & Forwarding Limited offers a specialist service in the marine transportation of the product from selecting the right vessel to organising docking with the port authorities.
  • Damac Transporters Limited provides the delivery solution for the product. Damac has an established fleet of over 50 vehicles designed for the movement of dry bulk powders.

The founder of the Damac Group, David Mackrill, built his first steel silo capable of handling the product and ten years later the company had three silos on the site in Goole, each capable of storing 2500 m3 of bulk powder.

The silos are designed to receive powder via self-discharging pneumatic vessels. They stand 32 metres in height and can be operated independently of each other to allow maximum flexibility. The silo terminal discharges to road tankers via a computerised process utilising compressed air through an aerated floor system.

"Pneumatic vessels are our preferred means of discharge due to the cost and environmental benefits but we can handle conventional vessels with an external pump if required." says Cathy Plaskitt, Managing Director.

The benefits of building silos really come into their own when discharge into them takes place from self-discharging vessels:

  • loading/unloading is weather independent
  • Continuous discharge
  • Closed unloading system
  • Just in time delivery
  • Environmentally friendly, no dust, low noise

"The increased demand for cementitious products within the UK has prompted us to look towards expansion plans both at our existing facility at Goole and also a further terminal in Immingham capable of handling deeper water vessels to import cement, GGBFS and PFA. Whilst Goole offers an exceptional inland location providing road transport cost savings, larger vessels into the port of Immingham would provide a greater stock holding opportunity and sea freight cost savings." said Cathy Plaskitt.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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