Noatum boosts operational capacity in three Spanish terminals
Transport and logistics services company Noatum has expanded its fleet of cranes operating in its port terminals in Castellon, Sagunto and Tarragona. Noatum, through its unit Noatum Terminals has acquired four Liebherr mobile cranes capable of handling all types of cargo.
Two of these cranes will be destined for Noatum Terminal Sagunto. These are two units of the LHM420 Pactronic model, and have a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes, which will enable an improvement in productivity of up to 38 containers per hour. This model is also capable of handling bulk goods and all types of general merchandise and project cargo.
A third model LHM420 crane will be destined for Noatum Terminal Tarragona, a facility specialising in port operations for agri-foodstuffs bulk cargo, one of the main areas of trade at the Tarragona facility. The crane will be located on the Castilla quay to improve the productivity of the automated installation that the company manages there.
The fourth crane will be operated at Noatum Terminal Castellon, a multipurpose terminal that offers services for containerised cargo, other unitised and project cargo, and solid and liquid bulk. The crane has been acquired to optimise operational flows and the ongoing increase in the volumes transited by Noatum’s concessions on the Dársena Norte docks. The new model LHM550 unit has a lifting capacity of 144 tonnes and an outreach of 54 metres; it is optimised for bulk handling on Capesize class vessels, in addition to container handling and New-Panamax class vessels.
The first crane arrived in port on January 5, on board the vessel Mv Hoogvliet, and will soon be operational at the Sagunto terminal. The other three units will arrive in the coming months.
This investment in equipment for the terminals represents an increase in Noatum and Algeposa’s current operational capacity, as they already have four mobile cranes and six electric cranes at Sagunto, four mobile cranes and two container cranes at Castellon, and two mobile cranes at Tarragona.