APM Terminals Gijón (APMT Gijón) will launch several improvements to benefit operational, energy, and safety capabilities at its facilities.
Following a 10-year concession extension granted by the Port Authority, the improvements include the progressive expansion of the area occupied by the terminal and the addition of a €2.5 million ($2.6 million) Post-Panamax crane – similar to the one currently operating in Valencia.
“With the concession extension and ongoing service quality improvement measures we are already implementing, we are convinced that our Gijón terminal will become a competitive connection platform for importers and exporters and their customers from Asturias and its neighbouring areas,” said Carlos Arias, APM Terminals Spanish Gateways Managing Director.
The new Post-Panamax will be shipped in December and commissioned in April 2023, enabling the terminal to operate larger vessels.
The crane has a capacity for 40 tonnes of nominal load, 33 meters height under the spreader – 8 meters more than the existing one – and 16 row reach – three more than the crane it will replace.