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TCTenerife receives first transhipment calls
The Maersk vessels are the largest to call at the terminal

TCTenerife receives first transhipment calls

Transhipment operations have begun at Terminal de Contenedores de Tenerife (TCTenerife), with container vessels of 300 m in length calling at Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the first time.

The first transhipment calls came from the Maersk Guayaquil and the Maersk Genoa.

The former, which has a capacity of 10,100 teu and a length of 337 m, undertook an operation of 1,403 boxes in 18 hours with a net productivity of more than 31 crane moves per hour (mph).

Meanwhile, the Maersk Genoa performed a similar operation with 1,800 container moves.

TCTenerife is a subisidiary of OHL, which has port terminal facilties in Alicante and Valparaiso.

It has a 700 m berth, a draught of 16m, six super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 580 reefer plugs, allowing for an annual capacity of 600,000 teu.

It already receives calls from cabotage lines between the Canary Islands and the Spanish mainland.