The month of June could have not started better for
TCGL. After almost two months of reception at the quay, the shipment of the
largest wind components ever handled in the Port of Leixões ended last week. In
total 24 blades with 61,9 m long and 21,8 tons and 42 tower sections with a
maximum of 28,6 m and 86,4 tons were loaded.
It highlights that the blades, produced in Viana do
Castelo, were transported to Leixões by sea. The tower sections were
transported from Aveiro to Leixões by road.
These components are part of an Enercon project and
were shipped on the vessel Aal Kobe with destination to Vietnam.
It is expected that this type of wind power equipment
will be handled again during 2019 in Leixões.
TCGL was present once again at Breakbulk Europe, which occurred in Bremen from 21 to 23 May, in partnership with APDL, Yilport and Nogarport.
Breakbulk Europe is the largest European event in the maritime-port sector for break bulk and bulk cargos, with a special focus on project cargos. This initiative allows to promote internationally the Ports of Leixões and Viana do Castelo together with its operators and main players. As an operator in both Ports, TCGL considers this event essential to demonstrate its vast experience in the sector and attract business to its port infrastructures.
For more than a decade that Breakbulk Europe brings together the largest companies in the logistics, freight and international trade sectors, counting with more than 550 exhibitors and 11 thousand participants.
From the end of November until the beginning of this week, TCGL carried out the operation of 3 vehicles carrier vessels transporting models of different brands. In all, more than 2.500 vehicles were loaded and discharged.
The handling of vehicles was once a regular operation in the Port of Leixões but was interrupted for 12 years. The current success of these operations, thanks to the close collaboration between TCGL, APDL and customers, demonstrates that Leixões is in fact prepared to respond to the needs of this cargo.
TCGL continues to receive vehicles on quay for export and more vessels are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.