Electric cranes for BEST container terminal

electric cranes The Konecranes electric cranes move on rails. Credit: Hutchison Ports BEST

Hutchison Ports’ BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona has received six new electric automated cranes from Konecranes to help reduce emissions and improve operational efficiency.

These cranes are electric and move on rails, like most of the terminal´s equipment. Hutchison Ports Group has remained committed to building an efficient and environmentally sustainable terminal in the Port of Barcelona, said the company.

The investment also increases the terminal’s storage capacity from 24 to 27 automated blocks. Currently, these blocks are being assembled and tested and they are expected to be fully operational in June.

More capacity

Guillermo Belcastro, Hutchison Ports BEST CEO, stated: “This investment will result in a significant increase in operational and storage capacity at the terminal and will contribute to our continuous improvement of service levels both in maritime and land operations.”

Since its official inauguration in September 2012, BEST has achieved a ship productivity rate of more than 200 movements per hour and a sustained average performance of more than 40 movements per hour and by crane, one of the highest in the world.

Hutchison Ports BEST is the first semi-automated terminal developed by Hutchison Ports Group. The terminal has one of the most modern gate systems in Europe and one of the largest railway terminals within a container terminal in the Mediterranean, with eight mixed gauge tracks (Iberian and UIC), connecting BEST daily with different parts of Spain and the South of France.

LATEST PRESS RELEASE

Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finlan

The Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia, a fully owned subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logi... Read more

See JCB’S new electric-powered Teletruk at IMHX 2019

On its stand at IMHX 2019 JCB will showcase models from the multi-award winning Teletruk range of te... Read more

Best quarter ever for Port of Antwerp

The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp was up 0.7% during the first six months compared... Read more

Yara takes Siwertell ship unloader to the world's furthest reaches

Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600... Read more

Eco Wave Power Solidifies its’ Projects Pipe-Line Prior to Its’ 18th of July IPO on Nasdaq First North

Eco Wave Power Solidifies its’ Projects Pipe-Line Prior to Its’ 18th of July IPO on Nasdaq First Nor... Read more

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTED TO WARRENPOINT PORT

Warrenpoint Port has appointed David Holmes as its new Chief Executive Officer. Read more

View all