Málaga, Spain (PortSEurope) June 19, 2018 – Noatum Terminals, which manages the facilities of Pier 9 of Málaga port, has decided to attract leading container traffic lines, after the two years after cranes available for this type of freight transport were dismantled.
Therefore, three new cranes that will allow handling large quantities of containers, after weeks of intense negotiations between Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (Port Authority of Málaga), stevedores, auxiliary services, terminal and shipping, will be installed this week.
The objective of Noatum Terminal Málaga aims to reach a figure estimated of about 200,000 containers handled annually in the port, a figure that would exceed the average of the last years before the facilities were dismantled, although they remain below the 500,000 TEUs moved a decade ago.
The cranes, which are aboard the vessel BigRoll Bering, left the port of Port Said in Egypt on June 14, and will be installed this week in the terminal. There are three Super Post Panamax cranes from the Noell manufacturer, similar to those in Málaga two years ago, capable of operating with container ships of up to 16,000 TEUs.
The port authority and Noatum Maritime hope that, under the environment of economic recovery and the support of both the industry of Málaga and the Andalusian hinterland, it will be possible for the port to be the entry and exit point for Andalusian industry and commerce and allow importing and exporting companies to reach higher levels of competitiveness.
Noatum Terminal Málaga is part of Noatum Maritime.
Source: La Opinión de Málaga
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