APM Terminals Valencia put into operation 11 new Terberg YT223 terminal tractors for container handling. In particular, they are new-generation vehicles, equipped with Cummins Stage 5 engines.
These vehicles comply with current European Union emissions regulations. Moreover, they are part of a more extensive investment plan for APM Terminals Valencia, which also includes the upcoming commissioning of four Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes, arriving from Castellón, with a 50-tonne lifting capacity.
The RTGs arrived from Castellón, where reach stackers are preferred for yard management due to technical and safety requirements.
After the transfer by sea, components including GPS, a self-aligning system, and collision prevention have been renewed before commissioning.
Moreover, APM Terminals Valencia has also begun the process of creating work on a new gate for trucks, which will increase the number of access lanes to the terminal from five to six.
Upgrading the tractor fleet, new RTGs and the advanced gate complex are part of an around US$4 million investment plan to expand capacity, increase equipment efficiency and improve the flow of trucks entering the terminal.