75,000 MT Port Offloading Facility, Pakistan


75,000 MT Port Offloading Facility, Pakistan


Chief Industries UK Ltd were responsible for the supply and supervision of the grain storage section of a grain and fertilizer terminal at Port Qasim in Pakistan.

Silos, bucket elevators, and chain conveyors were all manufactured at their parent company, Chief Agri of Kearney, Nebraska, USA.

Sub-supplied equipment came from HiRoller and Chronos BTH, whilst Vigan took care of the ship off-loaders and quayside conveyors.

Ship off-loading and intake to the silos can be achieved at up to 1600tph.
The intake includes the facility to weigh the grain by splitting the flow through two 800tph scales.
73,800 tonnes of storage is provided in six Chief silos, each one 23.8m in diameter and 29.4m in overall height and holding 12,300t of wheat.

Other crops being handled are Canola, other oil seeds, and rice.

Unloading from the silos can take place at 500tph, either for bulk discharge into road trucks, or via the bagging facilities.

The terminal was constructed on reclaimed river bed resulting in considerable civil work, undertaken by the Chinese Harbour Construction Company.