TCV Stevedoring Company has taken delivery its fourth Super Post Panamax crane at the Port of Valencia.
Developed by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZMPC), the gantry crane weighs 1,600 tonnes, is capable of lifting 65 tonnes and 44m high under the spreader.
With a speed of 180m per minute hoisting empty containers and 90m per minute for fully loaded containers, the new crane has a reach of 62.5m on the sea side and 20m on the land side. It is suitable for operating large vessels up to 22 containers wide.
The acquisition by TCV forms part of its investment programme, consolidating the Valencian facilities as a point of reference for productivity and efficiency in Western Mediterranean ports.
Four new RTGs are also due to be added in the coming months.
The operational capability of TCV has also been boosted by a 5-hectare expansion of the container yard area, which has been carried out this year increasing the surface area of the terminal to 47 hectares.
In addition to the Super Post Panamax cranes, the TCV terminal equipment includes four Post Panamax cranes, two Panamax cranes, 22 RTG cranes and seven reachstackers.
TCV Stevedoring is a TCB company managing the transport of goods at the Levante and Llovera docks in the Port of Valencia.