Trinity Terminal is the largest container handling facility in the UK, and has one of Europe’s longest continuous quays, at 2,354 metres. The total developed area of Trinity Terminal stands at 136.7 hectares, with an annual capacity to handle four million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units).
The terminal has seven deep-water berths, varying in depth from 11.6 metres to 15 metres alongside, and some of the world’s largest container cranes. This allows it to accommodate the largest container ships currently afloat. The Terminal has earned a reputation as one of the most efficient and high-tech container terminals in Europe.
GREATER EFFICIENCIES THROUGH INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY
The terminal is serviced by 21 ship-to-shore gantry cranes (16 ultra post-Panamax, 9 post-Panamax and 1 Panamax). Ten of the ultra post-Panamax cranes are among the largest at the port, with an outreach of 22-containers wide, and equipped with twin lift capability and heavy lift capacity of 85 tonnes.
The container storage area is served by a fleet of 63 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, 12 5 high stacking container forklifts with a stacking capacity of 96,000 TEUs.
Trinity Terminal is the UK’s leading port for the transportation of refrigerated goods, and is equipped with 1,600 reefer points to supply power to refrigerated containers.
SPECIALIST HANDLING CAPABILITY
Trinity Terminal also provides specialist cargo handling capabilities, with a highly skilled and experienced workforce able to deploy the port’s specialist lifting equipment. Non-unitised cargoes can be loaded and unloaded alongside the standard container operations, and in 2010 the port took delivery of additional equipment designed to handle the more complicated heavy project and break bulk cargos.
TRINITY TERMINAL STATS
Length of quay
Deep-sea container berths
Depth of water below chart datum
15m for 899m of quay
14m for 912m of quay
11.9m for 338m of quay
11.6m for 205m of quay
21 Quayside cranes
10 x 22 containers wide
3 x 20 containers wide
3 x 18 containers wide
5 x 16 containers wide
63 Stacking cranes
52 x 40 tonnes capacity (1 over 5)
11 x 35.6 tonnes capacity (1 over 4)
10 x 5 high stacking container forklifts
8 top loading forklifts, 40 tonnes capacity
Tel : +44(0)1394 604500
Fax: +44(0)1394 604949