APM Terminals (AMPT) has said its operations in Barcelona have broken its record for movements in a call when registering 5,384 movements on the Millau Bridge ship, which belongs to The Alliance, the terminal’s main service.
It is the highest level of activity registered on a ship in the Catalan terminal since the arrival of the OOCL Brussels in 2017, when 5,232 movements were performed.
Sustained productivity of 135.46 Berth Moves per Hour was reached during the operation. Jordi Vidal, spoke of his pride at the achievement:
“The APM Terminals Barcelona operational team has done an excellent job in the face of this new challenge, providing our clients with excellent results – both in terms of operational planning and in productivity achieved.”
APMT Barcelona is performing at full capacity and with maximum levels of productivity thanks to the implementation of 100% of the investments made in recent months, which is approximately US$52 million and which were pivotal in the Millau Bridge.
The investments include the acquisition of two Super Post Panamax cranes from Los Angeles, with which the terminal’s equipment boasts five operational SPX cranes, 29 new straddle carriers and a new Rack for reefer connections.
The investments are part of APMT’s strategy to modernize its current fleet and increase its equipment capacity and productivity, as well as to improve safety at the terminal.
Carlos Rua, Chief Innovation Officer, the Port of Barcelona, is just one of the many experts and executives that will attend Port Technology’s Smart Digital Ports of the Future (#SDP19) in Rotterdam from 4-6 November.