The 36 hectare terminal has a 730 m quay with 16 m water depth alongside. It is equipped with seven of the world’s largest container ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, able to serve ships with containers stowed 24-wide on deck. In addition, the new state of the art technology being introduced as part of the expansion will combine greater levels of customer service with reduced carbon emissions.
Operations in the yard, which has a storage capacity of 22,000 teu, with 168 reefer points, will be carried out using 22 RTG cranes.
As part of the project a third rail terminal will be constructed in 2012 with capacity for 30-wagon long trains that will double the port’s rail terminal capacity.