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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • June 2018 • 47 Will the ship have a regular route? Which ports will it stop in? Vulica's transports crushed limestone from Vulcan's Calica Quarry in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to various ports and distribution ter- minals on the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast, from Brownsville, Texas, to Jacksonville, Fla., and including Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., and Tampa. What type of technology is used for loading and unloading, conveyors, etc. The cargo holds have hoppers at the bottom with hydraulically operated gates, the material moves by gravity through the gates onto the two tunnel conveyors, one on the port and the other on the starboard side, which transport the material to the aft (rear) section of the ship where the material is transported by two trans- fer conveyors to the center of the ship and loads the material onto the C-Loop, which is com- prised of two belts that sandwich the material and transport it to the deck. It is then loaded on the discharge boom to be discharged onshore. Why the name The Ireland? The ship was named for the founding family of Vulcan Materials Co., the Irelands. MINING MARKETPLACE Resource Center RESOURCES.MININGMARKETPLACE.COM Download free case studies, white papers, presentations, business forecasts, and much more. All content designed to help mining, aggregates, concrete, and cement industry professionals do business better. Helping You Build Career Success

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