self-unloading ship

self-unloading ship

[′self ən¦lōd·iŋ ′ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship equipped with endless belt or chain devices or with swinging booms, which enable it to be unloaded without the use of harbor facilities.
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CSL is the largest owner-operator of self-unloading ships in the world.
The completion of Abington's project provides Schiller Station the ability to unload coal shipments without having to solely rely on self-unloading ships. This affords the utility the ability to source coal from a wider variety of shippers.
Even though 1991 has been a good year for the shipping industry on the Great Lakes, a pair of Northern Ontario companies credit the use of self-unloading ships with the survival of the firms.