In the Spanish Port of Barcelona, Ergransa, a dry bulk handling terminal operator, has renewed its concession, which will now expire in June 2031. This has been done to allow it to consolidate significant traffic it has in cereals and soya beans.

Within the new concession, Ergransa has also been awarded part of the area currently occupied by the ajoining Tramer terminal on Contradique Quay. When Tramer moves operations to A´lvarez de la Campa quay, in 2019, Ergransa will expand its existing 21,419m2 square metre operating area by a further 8,000m2.

The new concession comes into effect on 15 January 2018, after which Ergransa will undertake investment of €5.1 million. Part of this will go towards

improving environmental aspects of silo operation and the efficiency of the pneumatic discharge equipment. Furthermore, upgrades will be made to both the rail sidings and HGV access. Ergransa is also to upgrade operations and environmental aspects of its existing warehouse. The Tramer warehouse will be refurbished to enable it to handle agribulk.

Barry Cross