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ShibataFenderTeam involved in transformation of Panama International Terminal
ShibataFenderTeam played an important role in the transformation of PSA Panama International Terminal into a 2 million-TEU facility. The new PSA Terminal is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, well positioned as a strategic hub.
ShibataFenderTeam delivered 55 SPC 1400 Cone Fender systems and 54 Bollards of different types. The high quality fender systems will enable container vessels to berth safely at the new 750 m berth. Civil works of the quay deck has been designed and built by the Joint Venture Jan de Nul – EIFFAGE GENIE CIVIL MARINE.
The port is located in a highly corrosion environment, therefore special requirements regarding corrosion protection applied to the project. The complete hardware was delivered as stainless steel and including sacrificial anodes for the panels.
The new terminal enables Panama to handle additional containers and demonstrate the country’s ambition to position itself as the logistics hub in the Americas. The project is closely tied to the enlarging of the Panama Canal and the expected larger vessels.
ShibataFenderTeam will participate at the PIANC World Congress in Panama in May 2018 and will present its experience of canal solutions to a broad audience.