Hutchison BEST terminal in Barcelona passes 1m container moves mark in 2017

Hutchison Ports BEST Terminal in Barcelona has hit a new throughput record this year with over 1m moves.

The semi-automated terminal passed the 1 millionth move (equal to 1.8m teu) on 15 December. The 1 millionth container was loaded on the 13,800 teu MSC Bettina operated by MSC.

“We are proud of reaching this latest milestone. The new record highlights BEST’s value proposition delivering the highest berth efficiency in the Mediterranean and the fastest delivery processes for trucks and trains,” said Guillermo Belcastro, ceo of Hutchison Ports BEST.

The Port of Barcelona has seen a 33% jump in container volumes up to November 2017.

“We will continue to improve the service we provide to our customers through further investments in equipment and technology,” Belcastro added.

Posted 19 December 2017

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News