The Midatlantic Terminal has the most advanced infrastructure and is already fully operational.
The port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria thus consolidates its position as a strategic hub for shipping traffic between the African continent and the Iberian Peninsula.
Boluda Terminales Marítimas, a division of Boluda Corporación Marítima, today officially inaugurated the new La Luz Terminal, Midatlantic, in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, thus completing one of the Canary Islands’ most significant harbour expansion projects. The harbour extension works, which started in 2005 and bring the total area to 120.000 m², involved an investment of €20 million.
The Midatlantic Terminal is equipped with the most advanced infrastructure, with machinery using the latest technology and modern IT systems. Equipment includes two post-Panamax cranes, five transtainers, six reach-stackers, nine tractor-heads, 16 terminal tractors and 16 terminal gangplanks. All this machinery has been fully operational since 1 July 2008 and the majority of loading and unloading operations are being carried out using the new cranes.
With this extension, the port of Las Palmas consolidates its position as a strategic hub for shipping traffic between the African continent and the Iberian Peninsula. “In 2007 the volume of business was 144,000 TEUs. The outlook for 2008 and 2009 is for us to reach 185,000 and 250,000 TEUs respectively”, said Francisco Naranjo, Manager of the La Luz Terminal.