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Low Profile SpinTrim™II
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 9/30/2017

These MEOPT-13 SpinTrim™II electric product trimmers are specially designed to be installed on existing loading spouts with low headroom available.  Using electric motors and stainless steel impellers, these units will evenly spread over 3300 LB per minute of polyethylene pellets during the loading process to maximize railcar fill capacity and reduce cost of transportation.  These Spi...
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Israel Corn Germ and Gluten Meal
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 8/2/2017

A series of five MC22-OV bulk loading spouts are designed and manufactured for a Corn Germ and Gluten Meal facility in Israel.  Project ready for shipment in July of 2017.

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Sodium Chlorate Dust Collection
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 6/28/2017

Two chemical duty loading spouts with Vaculoader filter modules are designed to improve dust collection performance at a Canadian sodium chlorate facility.  Construction and materials are carefully engineered to handle the hygroscopic and corrosive nature of this product.  These units shipped in June of 2017.

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Aeration Pod
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 5/9/2017

With its unique triangular pads, this Midwest aeration pod maximizes the aerated surface area while still maintaining an aggressive slope for silo distribution.  Result; improved flow capacity with reduced air consumption. The low profile design allows this little pod to be installed with very low head room available.  This unit shipped to a southern cement plant i...
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Utah Low Profile Cement Loadout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 5/9/2017

This low profile assembly hangs below a shuttling conveyor and includes an emergency slide gate, MSPV300 Single Direction Positioner, and Low Profile MV30-EV bulk loading spout.  This unit shipped to a Utah cement plant in Spring of 2017.

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Vaculoader with Positioner and Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 5/9/2017

A MVL54H Hopper Feed Vaculoader with MSPV600 Single Direction Positioner and MV30-EV Bulk Loading Spout for a west coast cement plant loading enclosed railcars.  This totally self contained system shipped in March 2017.

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A Clinker Short
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 5/9/2017

A short (perhaps, too short) field video of an MD30-OV loading clinker into open trucks.

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Kuwait Bulk Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 3/16/2017

Three MC22-EV bulk loading spouts are being prepared for shipment to a Kuwaiti minerals facility located off the Persian Gulf for loading Barite and Bentonite into enclosed vehicles.  Project ready for shipment in March 2017.

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Chicago Bin Vents
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 3/8/2017

A pair of 1800 CFM Vacupac Bin Vents are designed with 2.2:1 air to cloth ratio and 206 fpm interstitial (can) velocity.  The bin vents incorporate easy to remove Twist-Tite threaded filter cartridges, two heavy duty hinged cast aluminum inspection doors with Camloc T handles, Sealmaster clean air plenum inspection door, and On-Demand purge system with 4-20mA output for...
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Mexico Manual Spouts
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 3/3/2017

One of two manually operated bulk loading spouts being tested before shipping to a Mexican bulk facility in March 2017.

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February Gates
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 2/24/2017

February projects in Alabama, California, and Canada include multiple gate designs and orientations.  Pictured is one of five MCB350 curved blade gates for silo withdrawal of silica sand, two complete gate arrangements for metered flow control of cement to an air gravity conveyor, and a MAOG350 slide gate above a MD30-EV bulk loading spout.  All projects pictu...
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Barge Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 2/20/2017

Midwest MG50-OV bulk loading spout loading synthetic gypsum on the Ohio River.

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4000 CFM Dust Collector
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 1/6/2017

A 4000 CFM dust collector is designed to vent clinker dust from a waist brick disposal chute.  This dust collector incorporates Midwest standard On-Demand purge system with digital display and 4-20mA output for remote monitoring of the differential pressure and high/low alarm states.  Standard features also include, threaded twist-tite filter adaptors, heavy duty hinged cast alum...
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Ontario Vacupac MA30-OVs
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 1/6/2017

This installation uses two Midwest bulk loading spouts to load meal into open trucks.  Each spout incorporates its own 800 CFM Vacupac filter module for low profile self contained loading to a design rate ot 150 TPH.

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Bolivia Compaculoaders
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/28/2016

Two low profile Compaculoaders are designed for open stacking and open truck loading at a limestone plant in Bolivia.  These units are designed for high temperature operation and include motor control cabinets (MCC), and operator control consoles.  Project ready for shipment in November 2016.

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Telescoping Tubes
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/17/2016

These telescoping tubes extend 65 feet of travel and are constructed from stainless steel tube segments, heavy structural channel supports, and seven layer seal assemblies.  The Midwest telescoping tubes are designed with sufficient overlap to allow minimal rotation during tube extension and retraction.  This set of tubes was shipped to a major grain export terminal on ...
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Manual Operated Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/10/2016

For many installations, an inexpensive light duty spout with manual operation makes sense.  This Manual MMC22-EV spout is available with a modified drive pan for use with a separate manual drive winch.  These units utilize all the same telescoping spout components as the standard MC22-EV just without the need of electrical hook-up.  The MMC22-EV is a great option for applica...
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Vacupac Aervent
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/27/2016

The newly designed Vacupac Aervent can handle a wide range of applications including air gravity conveyors, belt conveyors, drag conveyors, augers, bucket elevators, transfer points, hoppers, bins, and silos.  These economical units come complete with clean air fan, time sequential purge system, differential pressure gauge, and 1" NPT filter regulator.  Machined cast aluminum doo...
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Three Wise Spouts
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/21/2016

Three wise spouts crated, banded, protected, boxed, and ready to ship to a limestone facility on the east coast in October of 2016.

Three wise spouts crated, banded, protected, boxed, and ready to ship to a limestone facility on the east coast in October of 2016.

 

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Saudi Arabia Dust Collectors
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/14/2016

Two MC22-EV bulk loading spouts and two Vacupac dust collectors are supplied to a Saudi Arabian minerals company for loading enclosed tanker trucks.  The spouts and dust collectors are designed and manufactured with operator control panels and motor control cabinets.  Project was completed and ready for shipment in October 2016.

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Grand Rapids Vacupac
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/10/2016

For a cement terminal in Michigan, this Vacupac MA30-EV bulk loading spout includes a compact self contained filter module and pneumatic level sensing kit designed for loading finished cement into enclosed trucks.  Shipped October 2016.

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Coal Gate
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/10/2016

This heavy duty gate is built with 8" structural channel, 3/4" blade, and 3" diameter camrolls.  It includes a chain wheel operator with linear actuator for manual shut off of a coal. Shipped October 2016.

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Iron Ore Dust Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/4/2016

This little MC22-OV will load iron ore dust into open trucks just outside Chicago.  Shipped September 2016.

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Ukraine Soy Meal Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 9/26/2016
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This Midwest project includes ten identical stations designed for high capacity loading of soy meal into slotted railcars.  MSPV900 single direction positioners allow for three feet of lateral movement over each railcar hatch.  The standard equipment designs are modified with increased hopper angles and enlarged openings to promote higher capacity wi...
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Midwest Drive Pulleys
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 9/20/2016

Heavy cast drive lifting pulleys provide stable non-deflecting construction with a 6:1 service factor over fabricated pulleys.  These pulleys are cast from maliable high strength ductile steel and are precision machined to provide balanced spooling of the lift cable during spout extension and retraction.  This heavy duty pulley design has been a stap...
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Vintage Ads - Deep from the WayBack
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 8/31/2016
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Western Diverter Gates
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 8/12/2016

Two electrically operated diverter gates with 400 BHN weld in liners shipped to a western mining facility in August 2016.

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Dry Sludge Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 8/1/2016

This MD30-OV, shipped in August of 2016, is used to load dry sludge into open trucks.  This spout includes an inflow-out filter located at the dust outlet.

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New York Flattop
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/27/2016

This complete truck load-out consisting of MV30-EV bulk loading spout, MFPV-600 Flattop Positioner, and MAOG450 emergency knife gate is completely assembled, prewired, tested and shipped as one complete assembly.  The installation crew simply needs to raise the entire assembly into place, fasten with bolts, and connect wiring to single point utility enclosures for this load-out t...
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Detroit Cement Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/19/2016

A Detroit Cement Terminal loading finished cement into enclosed trucks using Midwest MD30-EV bulk loading spout.

http://midwestmagic.com/products/loading_spouts/md30_ev/

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Puppy Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/15/2016

These classic littel truck loading spouts (or "puppies" as we call them here at Midwest) are our bread and butter, and the staple in which our company was formed.  This little MC22-EV unit shipped to a Canadian cement terminal in July 2016.

http://midwestmagic.com/products/loading_spouts/mc22_ev/

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Low Profile Compaculoader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/13/2016

This Compaculoader project was designed for a Louisiana cement terminal with very little headroom at their truck bay.  A silo withdrawal valve (rotary cut off valve) is able to gain critical in...
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MLA Gates for Canada
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/11/2016

Two custom size manual MLA Gates incorporating Midwest's totally enclosed dust tight linear actuators with visual position indication.  For installation in an air gravity conveyor at a Canadian Cement Plant.  Shipped July 2016.

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MH72-OV Coal Stacker
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 6/27/2016
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When fully assembled, this MH72-OV unit will extend nearly 100 feet in length and weigh over 30,000 LBS.  The spout will be attached to the end of a 72” wide belt conveyor and will be responsible for stockpiling coal off the shores of lake Michigan at a rate of 3000 tons per hour.  This unit was shipped out on 2...
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MG50-EV Barge Loading Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 6/24/2016

This 55FT travel MG50-OV spout will be loading cement into enclosed barges on the Mississippi River.  Shipped 24 June 2016.

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Enclosed Truck Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 1/15/2016

Midwest MSPV-600 Single DIrection Positioner with MD30-EV Bulk Loading Spout loading finished cement into enclosed PD trucks.

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Charlevoix Boat Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/5/2015

After 42 years in operation, the (6) boat loading spouts at Medusa Cement in Charlevoix (Originally manufactured by Midwest International in 1972) were replaced.  The new spouts, commissioned in 2015, are smaller, lighter, include upgraded features, and allow for increased loading capacity.

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Tuning Silo Valve
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/30/2015

When intermediate flow control positions are not available on your silo withdrawal gate or valve, slowing down the opening speed can reduce positive pressure and dusting at the beginning of the load.

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Woodchips Stockpiling Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/15/2015

This 35FT travel ME36-OV Bulk loading spout converted with telescoping tubes is designed for open stockpiling of wood chips and wood pellets.  Shipped November 2015.

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Fertilizer with ME36-EV
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 10/1/2015

Four ME36-EV Bulk Loading Spouts built with stainless steel construction used for loading fertilzier in the Midwest.  Shipped in 2015.
 

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Russian Roundabouts
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/1/2015
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Apatite and Nepheline distribution in Russia required precise positioning of their railcar's offset hatch locations. (4) Midwest Roundabout Positioners are implemented allowing for automatic placement into each railcar's unique hatch configuration.  This project shipped in Spring of 2015.

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Grain Shiploading Nozzle
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 2/5/2015

New Telescoping Tubes, Velocity Reduction Module (VRM), and Finishing Hopper retrofitted to an existing Midwest Bustle Filter installation at a major grain export facility on the Mississippi River.  Shipped January 2015

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Sodium Sulfate Articuloader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 5/1/2014

In March of 2014, this Articuloader was shipped out to a sodium sulfate plant in Mexico.

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Heavy Duty Gate
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 4/25/2014

Weighing 3140 LB, this heavy duty gate is constructed from 10.25LB structural channel and incorporates a 1" thick blade with Quad-Rack electric drive. This 48" gate was shipped to an Ohio grain facility in 2014.

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Longview Grain Shiploader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2013
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Midwest International Bulk Loading Spouts loading grain at Port of Longview, Washington in 2012.

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Low Profile Vacupac MA30-EV
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 8/24/2013
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Low headroom at an alkali bypass load-out in Ohio dictated the need for this nice little Vacupac module loading 250 tons per hour of kiln dust into enclosed trucks.  This Vacupac MA30-EV incorporates a small filter module which is built into the drive pan assembly of the bulk loading spout.  Shipped August 2013​

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Montana Cement Distribution
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 6/20/2013
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This 2013 installation implemented cement distribution equipment engineered and manufactured by Midwest International.

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85 FT Travel Cement Loading Spout
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/6/2012
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Loading open barges with finished cement on the Mississippi River, this 85 FT travel MG50-OV Bulk Loading Spout is converted with telescoping tubes and an internal velocity reduction module (VR...
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Wyoming Articuloader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/5/2012
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50FT Travel Articuloader System with Vaculoader Filter Module and MV30-EV Bulk Loading Spout for loading soda ash into enclosed railcars. Shipped in June of 2012.
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DFP Warehouse Stackers
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2011
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Twin warehouse stackers at a major phosphate producer in North Carolina. These Midwest retractable bulk loading spouts include Vacupac Bustle Filters and Velocity Reduction Modules (VRM). Project shipped...
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Vintage Video - Ventspils Latvia Shiploader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 1/10/2011
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Vintage video of Midwest telescoping shiploader with Chokefeeder loading white and red potash at Port of Ventspils Latvia.

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Peru Clinker Chokefeeder
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2010
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In 2010 this highly engineered Chokefeeder System was installed in Lima, Peru for loading cement and clinker into ocean going vessels.  This video was taken during the testing/commissioning pha...
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Port of Longview Shiploaders
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2010
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At the first major US grain export terminal to be erected in the last 20 years, Midwest is awarded the contract for three shiploading spouts to load ocean going vessels at a design rate of 60,000 bushels per hour.  Equipment includes Torqemaster II Drive Winch, Telescoping Tubes, Vacupac Bustle Filter, and Velocity Reduction Module (VRM).

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Vintage Video - Alumina Shiploader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2010
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Vintage video of Midwest telescopic shiploader with Chokefeeder loading alumina in Kwinana Western Australia.

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Chile Zinc and Lead Loadouts
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/10/2010
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This 2010 project consited of (3) Telescoping Tubes Assemblies, Tilt-Away Rotating Trimming Spoons, and Torquemaster Drive Winches for a Chilean Port loading Zinc and Lead Oxides.

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Australia High Speed Loading
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 12/1/2009
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Ten Loading stations rated fo 1200 tons per hour each allow for high speed loading of alumina into railcars in Western Australia.  Each station is complete with MLA manual gate, MRWV rotary withdrawal valve, MSPV300 Single Direction Positioner, and MV36-EV Bulk Loading Spout.  This high speed loading application allows two 100 ton railcars to be loaded in one minute.

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Second Brazil Chokefeeder
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 9/16/2009
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In 2009, and second Chokefeeder system was installed at another birth at Port of Santos Brazil.

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Corten Coal Stacker
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/1/2008
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Loading at a rate of 3500 tons per hour, this 90 foot travel coal stacker uses Corten steel telescoping tubes and is hoisted with a Midwest Torquemaster II drive winch.  Shipped in 2008/2010.

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Brazil Chokefeeder
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 7/1/2006
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Loading raw sugar at Port of Santos at a rate of 3000 metric tons per hour, this Midwest Telescoping Spout was shipped in 2006 complete with Torquemaster drive winch, telescoping tubes, Chokefeeder and R...
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Vintage Video - Aqaba Jordan Chokefeeder
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 1/30/2004

Vintage Video of Midwest Shiploading Spout loading dry phosphate at Ports Corporation in Aqaba Jordan.

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Vintage Video - Petrolium Coke Shiploader
Posted by Walter in Midwest Feed on 11/1/2001
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