The loading/offloading system for dry powder material (cement) developed by Merevido Europe B.B. The main elements of the system are a suction/delivery system with filter tank, four aeration floors fitted with fluidisation mat, operating and control panels, and the linework. The air required for aeration purposes is supplied by blower sets. The cement is fluidized by the upward flow of air through the fluidisation mat and then drawn into a suction/delivery tank, which is at subatmospheric pressure. Next, it is forced out again to the shore receiving facility by means of the air pressure generated by the compressor sets.