The Tercat-Hutchison terminal in the Prat Wharf has already started its countdown. The arrival of the first four gantry cranes in Barcelona and their installation in the wharf begins the last leg of a long journey that began in 2006 when Terminal Catalunya and Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) took over the operation of this container terminal, located in the Catalan port extension.

This terminal will increase the capacity of the Port of Barcelona to move containers to over 4.65 million TEUs and will help to make the enclave "a major hub in the Mediterranean", as Clemence Cheng, general manager for HPH Europe, reminded last Tuesday during the welcoming ceremony for the first four gantry cranes, the largest goose-neck cranes built to date.

Cheng confirmed the support of Hutchison for the Catalan port and thanked the Chinese company that has received so much from the Port Authority and the city of Barcelona, ​​the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Government.

The Minister for Territory and Mobility, Lluís Recoder, and the president of the Port of Barcelona, ​​Sixte Cambra, coincided in pointing out during the act that the Prat Terminal will allow Barcelona to become "the best port in the Mediterranean and have the best container terminal". Kouruklis Alexander, CEO of Tercat, also predicted a bright future for this infrastructure.

Port of Barcelona begins to write its future

Port of Barcelona has started writing its future, with capital letters and in gold. The start of operations at the Tercat terminal of the Prat dock, the first Spanish port terminal operated by an Asian group, is ever closer and is confirmed by the start of the installation of the gantry cranes that will service this infrastructure. Aerial images of the terminal taken yesterday by Diario del Puerto speak for themselves. The semi-automated terminal is about to take off.

Source: Diario del Puerto


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