May 09 2022
Concession extension and investment ready APM Terminals Gijon for the future
APM Terminals Gijón is implementing a number of improvements that will benefit operational, energy and safety capabilities at its facilities where the Port Authority recently granted a 10-year extension established in the concession. Improvements, including a 2.5 million euro post-Panamax crane, will result in a breakthrough in the service provided to customers by the terminal.
The substantial modification of the concession approved by the Port Authority includes the progressive expansion of the area occupied by the terminal from 44,000 m2 in 2022 to 60,503 m2, and the addition of a post-Panamax crane currently operating in Valencia. This is part of APM Terminals’ clear commitment to maintain and allocate assets to terminals where they best meet the technical requirements.
"With the concession extension and ongoing service quality improvement measures we are already implementing, we are convinced that our Gijón terminal will become a competitive connection platform for importers and exporters and their customers from Asturias and its neighbouring areas," said Carlos Arias, APM Terminals Spanish Gateways Managing Director.
This new crane, which will be shipped in December and commissioned in April 2023, will represent a clear improvement to the terminals current Panamax capacities and enable it to operate larger vessels. The crane has a capacity for 40 tonnes of nominal load, 33 metres height under the spreader - 8 metres more than the existing one - and 16 row reach - three more than the crane it will replace.