Construction of the new 11,000sqm heated warehouse at Baltic Container Terminal, Latvia is well underway. The warehouse will be 15.3 meters high, have a storage capacity of 27,370 m³ and will be served by truck on one side and rail on the other. Works are expected to be completed in July 2019.
TIV is continuing its investments in equipment with the acquisition of a new Sany reach-stacker for full container handling and two new terminal Terberg tractors, thus providing a more efficient service to its customers.
As from mid October 2016, TIV, Mariner’s Italian operation is expanding the total area of the terminal with by an additional 55,000sqm. including a warehouse with capacity of 16,000sqm and an additional 330m length of quay. This will increase the annual capacity of the terminal to over 380,000TEUs and increasing the logistic services provided by TIV.
BCT has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system version 3.1, making it the first container terminal in Europe, Middle East and Africa to implement this system. Major benefits from this version are enhancement in yard planning, gate movements, EDI, reduction in equipment idle time and yard congestion.
Further extension of BCTs warehousing capacity is planned such that the existing capacity of 20,000sqm will be doubled through the addition of two new warehouses. The first stage of the project is to include new rail access to both warehouses, one of which is planned to be heated.
BCT is to be the first container terminal worldwide to go live with Navis’ N4 version 3.1 which was released in October this year and is an upgrade on the current v2.6 and includes unique features such as weighing system integration API and visual web-based and touch-aware crane driver’s user interface.
A new ship-to-shore container crane, produced by Sany, was commissioned at BCT in November 2015. Lifting capacity of 45t under spreader, an outreach of 44.5m and a lift above quay level of 34m. This is the 4th STS crane at BCT – this will allow for servicing of larger vessels and will also significantly speed up operations at the terminal.