Noatum Terminal Malaga extends its container-handling machinery
19 June, 2018
The terminal division of Noatum Maritime, Noatum Terminals, has finally decided to invest again in Noatum Terminal Malaga, extending its harbour and yard container-handling machinery after weeks of intense negotiations between the different stakeholders, which included the port authority, the stevedores, ancillary services, the terminal and several shipping companies.
Noatum Terminal Malaga aims to reach an estimated target of 200,000 handled containers per year.
The cranes are being shipped on-board the vessel ‘BigRoll Bering’, which left the Egyptian port of Port Said last 14 June, and will be installed at the terminal next week. The three Over Super Post Panamax cranes, manufactured by Noell, are similar to those that left the port one year ago and can be used to operate container ships of up to 16,000 TEU.
Both Noatum Maritime and the Malaga port authority hope that, under the new environment of gradual economic recovery and with the support of the Malaga industry and the Andalusia hinterland, the port of Malaga can become a gateway for regional industry and trade, allowing import and export companies to achieve enhanced competitiveness.
Meanwhile, the rearrangement of port spaces continues with the aim of providing not only stevedoring and terminal-operator services, but also bulk-cargo and Ro-Ro traffic handling services. In this sense, the first bulk-cargo ships have already been attended, using a new 6,000sqm hall as reception warehouse for agro-food products.
Antonio Campoy, CEO of Noatum Maritime, stated In 2017, Noatum Terminal Malaga stored over 1,150,000 tones bulk cargo, handling 54,000 vehicles and 73,000 TEUs. Assuming that current competitiveness levels are maintained, these figures are expected to increase year on year for the 2018-2020 period.
In 2017, Noatum Terminal Malaga stored over 1,150,000 tones bulk cargo, handling 54,000 vehicles and 73,000 TEU. Assuming that current competitiveness levels are maintained, these figures are expected to increase year on year for the 2018-2020 period.