Seaboard – Midema

Description of the E-Crane

Seaboard operates grain processing and milling facilities throughout South America, the Carribean and Africa. For their MIDEMA (Minoterie de Matadi) flour mills operations in Matadi along the Congo River, they opted for a floating midstream ship unloading / transloading station for vessels up to Handymax size.

The E-Crane® team worked closely with the client during the development of the midstream transfer facility. Conceptual design studies were carried out in close cooperation with the customer to determine the optimum floating terminal concept with particular emphasis on the placement for maximum stability.

Our Customers Say

In all my years in engineering and purchasing equipment for jobs around the world, I have never encountered a supplier that was so determined and dedicated to find a practical solution. The Midema project was complex and difficult. The first suggestions offered by E-Crane® were possible but not practical due to lack of local infrastructure. The E-Crane® team continued to work on improving the concept until a commercially viable and practical solution was found and agreed on.

Jim Gutsch


Ship-to-Quay discharging of Handy and Handymax Vessels
Offloading Wheat into Hopper


12.5 yd³ / 9,5 m³ Clamshell Grab

Duty cycle capacity

Lift capacity

15 UStons/ 13,5 Mtons


Harbor of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa


Barge Mounted

Power source

300-hp/ 225 kW Electric Motor


117.5 ft/ 35,9 m


1500 Series / 9359 B PD-E

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