APM Terminals Barcelona (APMT Barcelona) has announced that it achieved what it describes as a “very high” 150 berth moves per hour (berth moves per hour) when it serviced a latest-generation vessel last week – its largest service operation on record.
According to an APMT statement, the feat speaks to the terminal’s increase in productivity and performance potential with 100% of its latest US$52.5 million investment now being operational.
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With the latest investments implemented, APMT says, APMT Barcelona reinforces its position as a leader in the maritime business, offering one of the best productivity levels in the Mediterranean.
Among the key investments, it says, were 2 new Super Post Panamax (SPX) cranes which it acquired from Los Angeles, which took the terminal’s operational fleet to six.
These cranes can help the terminal to service the biggest, latest-generation ships in the world. Furthermore, its fleet of ship-to-shore cranes allows operations with ships of up to 23 containers across the beam.
Additionally, they can lift 100 tonnes and also operate in TWIN mode (2×20), which allows the terminal to further increase its level of service, offering customers the highest productivity of all Mediterranean terminals.
At the same time, with the aim of increasing the technical capabilities of the terminal, APMT has launched a new Rack platform for refrigerator connections, which has allowed it to increase its capacity by 31%.
Narcis Pavon, General Manager, APMT Barcelona, said: “We renew our commitment to the Port of Barcelona, outfitting ourselves with the technical equipment necessary to operate the most modern container ships that currently stop-over in the Catalan capital.”