MSC Santhya called at BCT on the 30th March 2016 under new MSC service Baltic Loop 7. Having a length of 237m, makes the MSC Santhya the largest container vessel to call at the port of Riga.
MSC has started calling at BCT with an additional service BALTIC LOOP 7, with port rotation: Bremerhaven-Rotterdam-St Petersburg-Riga-Bremerhaven.
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.
A new mobile harbour crane with lifting capacity of 125t has been order for TIV. The crane is expected to go into service in June 2015.
BCT has acquired new 45t gantry crane, consequently increasing effectiveness in the discharging and loading process. The crane will go into service in June 2015.
On the 22nd April 2015 BCT welcomed a new client X-Press Feeders. It’s first call was made with the line’s m/v HANNI. X-Press Feeders Baltic Sea XPress 3, whose rotation includes: Rotterdam- Riga-Klaipeda-Rotterdam, is to call the terminal on a weekly basis.
During the month of March 2015 TIV handled its highest ever number of containers in a single month, bring an increase of 35% in the first quarter over the same period last year.