TTI Algeciras operates biggest boxship in terminal history

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COSCO’s containership COSCO SHIPPING TAURUS has called for the first time at the TTI ALGECIRAS.

The megaship of the Chinese shipping company, with a capacity of 20,000 TEU and belonging to the AEU3 service that links Asia and Northern Europe, and becomes the largest containership of the shipping company that has operated in the semi-automatic TTI terminal of Algeciras.

With a length of 399.8 metres and a beam of 58.72 metres, the COSCO SHIPPING TAURUS berthed on 20 August.

After performing more than a thousand container loading and discharge movements, the vessel sailed from the terminal on 21 August.

TTI Algeciras has been boosting its capacity to handle larger vessels, including the upgrading of five of its eight Super Post Panamax cranes to Malaccamax, a project that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

In September the fourth Ship-to-Shore crane will be delivered to the port. The crane is about to successfully complete the heightening works consisting of increasing its height from 43 to 52 metres and allow the port to operate up to twelve deck heights, and in the extension of its boom by three metres to exceed row 24 on board.

In July Maersk announced it will be replacing its Algeciras northbound call with a call to Port Tangier on its SAECS service.

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