The machinery, supplied by Swedish firm SVETRUCK, will allow for the stacking of empty containers up to seven high, which will allow the port to considerably improve its use of storage space.
This deal completes a period of modernisation of the terminal’s front-loading fleet. TCH has another two machines with similar characteristics to the new ones and another three that allow a stacking height of five containers. With the technopark, the Terminal hopes to provide a better service in the management of empty containers and to reach a throughput of 340,000 teu this year.
TCH is the biggest container terminal in Cuba and the only one to specialise in this type of traffic. Last year, its volumes reached 319,857 teu. In 2008 the terminal will implement a new investment plan to allow for growing traffic over the coming years and to provide a better service to the island’s foreign trade.