Noatum Terminals is the port operating arm of Noatum Group, which also comprises Noatum Maritime and Noatum Logistics. Spanish integrated logistics company Algeposa also has a stake.
Two LHM 420 cranes with Pactronic hybrid drive are going to Noatum Terminal Sagunto. They have a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes, and are expected to lift productivity in container handing up to 38 containers per hour. The cranes will also be used for bulk, breakbulk and project cargo handling.
Another LHM420 crane is destined for Noatum Terminal Tarragona, a facility specialising in port operations for agri-foodstuffs and other bulk cargo, which are main areas of trade at the Tarragona facility. The 4-rope crane will be located on the Castilla quay, to improve 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 comprehensive 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 5 January 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.
The increase in the capacity of the terminals benefiting from this important investment and commitment is the result of Noatum and Algeposa's commitment to offering their customer base state-of-the-art equipment, and thereby improving operational performance and achieving increased energy efficiency.
This investment in equipment for the terminals represents an increase in their 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.