BEST terminal welcomes cranes

Hutchison Ports Hutchison Ports BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona, received six new Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) from the Finnish supplier Konecranes, increasing its storage capacity from 24 to 27 automated blocks. These blocks are being assembled and tested and are expected to be fully operational in June this year. The cranes are electric and move on rails.

Guillermo Belcastro, Hutchison Ports BEST CEO has 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.”

Currently, BEST has 11 Super Post-Panamax quay cranes that are able to operate the biggest vessels in the world, 48 ASCs, 2 Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMGs) and 30 Shuttle Carriers to operate the terminal which occupies 80 hectares and has a 1,500 metres berth with a depth of 16.5 metre.

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