Mv msc katyayni at Gijon

APM Terminals Gijón, being part of the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk owned global terminal operators APM Terminals, has this month efficiently operated the largest container ship ever to call the Port of El Musel on Spain’s northern coast.

The “MSC KATYAYNI”, a 275-metre long, 40-metre-wide container vessel berthed at the terminal for 33 hours, during which 740 containers were loaded and discharged.

The arrival of a post-panamax QC903 ship-to-shore crane last year at the port, combined with improvements to operational capacities as the result of Lean working methodologies adopted by APM Terminals globally, the terminal is now able to efficiently handle these larger vessels.

The new crane has a capacity for 40 tons of nominal load, 33 metres of height under spreader (eight more than the crane it replaces) and a 16-rows outreach (three more than the crane it replaces).

For vessels exceeding 250 metres, the terminal offers a maximum draft of 10.2 metres, as APM Terminals informs.

Source: APM Terminals