Noatum Bilbao opens automated truck access system

Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao at Spain’s Bilbao Port has opened a new automated access system for trucks (image is of Bilbao Port) Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao at Spain’s Bilbao Port has opened a new automated access system for trucks (image is of Bilbao Port)

Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao at Spain’s Bilbao Port has opened a new automated access system for trucks.

The system will allow the terminal to maximise the use of complementary IT solutions brought in by the port’s authority, according to Bilbao Port and Noatum.

The companies also claimed that the new system will allow for a more efficient management of container reception and delivery, significantly lowering truck waiting times and guaranteeing full control over both the process and real-time recording.

Asier Atutxa, president of the Port Authority of Bilbao (APB), said: “The container terminal operated by Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao aims at becoming an intermodal terminal in which all transport means (ship, truck and train) converge in one sole logistics area.

“The investment in improving its access points will decisively contribute to consolidating the terminal’s capacity and potential hinterland.”

The new system has seven access gates and three exit gates, as well as being equipped with a direct access code system for trucks.

The area previously set aside for the gates can now be used to extend the concession premises’ railway terminal.

Its four 450-metre railway tracks will be increased by 100 extra metres, which will allow for the operation of trains up to 550 metres long once the extension work is finished, and the trains will be controlled by two rubber-tyred gantry cranes – which are due to have a dedicated container-stacking area.

The railway terminal extension work will begin following the completion of the investment project in the new access points.

The money put into the two projects comes to €4m, while a further €6m will be invested in yard and train cranes.

Out of a total investment of €34m agreed for Bilbao Port for 2016 to 2036, €10m will therefore be allocated in the 2016-2018 period.

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