ThyssenKrupp Robins' continuous ship unloaders (CSUs) are equipped with an L-shaped, bucket-elevator-type unloading device that is suspended from the CSU's boom. The material to be unloaded is scooped up by the bucket elevator at the horizontal segment of the "L", while at the vertical segment, the bucket elevator transports the material to the top of the CSU's boom, where it is unloaded onto a belt conveyor. The entire L-shaped system can rotate 360°, allowing full access to the entire hold. The design of the horizontally suspended portion of the bucket-elevator-type unloading device allows for superior emptying, thus minimizing the manual cleanup needed by dozers. Our continuous ship unloaders feature a cantilevered, but guided chain-and-bucket suspension that protects the bottom of a ship's hold. The CSU traverses on pier-mounted rails along the full length of a ship.