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Third container terminal at Spanish port Algeciras goes to public tender

Staff Writer |
The Port Authority of Algeciras Bay’s launched the international public tender to construct and run a third container terminal at the port of Algeciras, Spain.

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Companies interested may submit bids for a public terminal or a dedicated terminal on Isla Verde Exterior. The licensing term shall be 50 years.

The area, 30.5 hectares (37 hectares including public zone), located in the southern part of Isla Verde Exterior next to the intermodal freight railway terminal, has a quay’s 680-metres berthline, to be extended by a further 130 m in order to reach a total quayline of 810 metres with a 18.5-metre deep draft.

Bids, which shall include automated solutions, can be submitted until 30th November.

The 2 container terminals currently operating at the Port of Algeciras handled in 2015 a 4.5 million TEUs1 joint throughput.

During the first half of 2016, the container throughput reached 2.3 million TEUs, an increase of 13% over the previous year.

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