Hutchison Ports BEST is the first semi-automated terminal in the Hutchison Ports Group and the most technologically advanced port development project in Spain. It is capable of serving multiple mega-vessels simultaneously and has an eight-track railway facility, the biggest on-dock railway terminal of any port in the Mediterranean, connecting it to traffic coming from, and destined for, Southern Europe.
Av. Estany de Port, 91
Port de Barcelona
08820 El Prat de Llobregat
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BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona, received 6 new Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) from the Finnish supplier Konecranes, thereby increasing its 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 this year.
These cranes are electric and move on rails, like most of the terminal´s equipment, since Hutchison Ports has been committed since the beginning to build an efficient and environmentally sustainable terminal in the Port of Barcelona.
Synergy, the logistics operator of Hutchison Ports group, has launched a 3rd train frequency between the Port of Barcelona and Miranda de Ebro, thus consolidating in record time its commitment to Miranda de Ebro and northern Spain.
Last October, Synergy decided to expand its multimodal offer by operating the first container train to Miranda Container Terminal (TCM), in Miranda de Ebro, from the Port of Barcelona.
Since then, several rail services have been put in place between the two enclaves thus consolidating the offer and therefore a third weekly frequency has been added in each direction.
Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona has increased its ability to handle the world’s largest container ships by increasing the height of three ship-to-shore gantry cranes at the semi-automated terminal.
The move reflects current market trends towards an ever increasing number of 18,000+ TEU vessels with greater stack heights for containers loaded above deck.