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
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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.
Hutchison Ports BEST, member of the Hutchison Ports group, is pleased to announce the launch of the first rail service that connects the Catalan capital with Miranda de Ebro in the northern region of the Iberian Peninsula. This new regular service with a capacity of 72 TEU will be managed by the logistics operator, Hutchison Logistics Spain, will gradually increase in frequency in the coming months.
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) moved 15.000 TEU via rail in August, breaking its previous record of 13.000 TEU set in March of this year.