Part of Grup Maritim TCB since 1999, CAPSA handled 268,000 teu last year, up more than 70% since 2001, and 90% of the containers at Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
CAPSA began operations in 1963, renting equipment to ship agents that held shares in the company. During the 1980s, it began operating the Naviera Pinillos’ container ships with one mobile harbor crane. In 1988 the El Dique del Este Terminal was assigned to CAPSA, and the company began working with its first container gantry crane. During the next decade three Paceco cranes were incorporated.
CAPSA acquired the first terminal in the El Bufadero Wharf in 1993, and in 1999 it was merged into a single concession. During this time, La Palma terminal was developed to meet the transport needs of general cargo and container operators within the Iberian Peninsula.
Managing director, Manuel Casais, said: “Technological innovation and commitment to quality has always been the backbone of CAPSA. Nowadays, you see this reflected throughout our terminals, which feature modern equipment to provide import and export companies with efficient services.”