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Noatum increases mobile crane fleet for three of its terminals in Spain

Noatum increases mobile crane fleet for three of its terminals in Spain
The first crane arrived at port on January 5

Noatum Terminals and Algeposa have completed the acquisition of four high tonnage capacity Liebherr mobile cranes for its port terminals in Castellon, Sagunto and Tarragona.

Capable of handling all types of cargo, the equipment is equipped with the latest technology and are expected to bring major operational advantages to the ports concerned.

They also introduce improvements that minimise the environmental impact and reduce energy consumption.

Noatum Terminal Sagunto will receive two of the four cranes of the LHM420 Pactronic model, with a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes, which will enable an improvement of productivity of up to 38 containers per hour.

This model is also capable of handling bulk goods and all types of general merchandise and project cargo.

A third model LHM420 crane will be destined for Noatum Terminal Tarragona, a facility specialising in port operations for agri-foodstuffs bulk cargo.

The crane will be located on the Castilla quay to improve the productivity of the automated installation that the company manages there.

Multi-purpose terminal facility Noatum Terminal Castellon will be the recipient of the fourth crane, using it to optimise operational flows and the ongoing increase in the volumes transited by Noatum’s concessions on the Dársena Norte docks.

The new model LHM550 unit has a lifting capacity of 144 tonnes and an outreach of 54 m and is optimised for bulk handling on Capesize class vessels in addition to container handling and New-Panamax class vessels.

The first crane arrived in port on January 5 and will soon be operational at the Sagunto terminal while the other three units will arrive in the coming months.

By increasing the capacity of the terminals, Noatum and Algeposa reinforces its commitment to offering their customer base state-of-the-art equipment and thereby improving operational performance and achieving increased energy efficiency.

The new equipment adds to the terminals’ existing operational capacity which currently makes use of four mobile cranes and six electric cranes at Sagunto, four mobile cranes and two container cranes at Castellon, and two mobile cranes at Tarragona.