Expansion of the Noatum UECC concession in the Port of Pasajes

Ampliación Concesión Noatum UECC Puerto de Pasajes

Pasajes Port Authority has authorised the expansion of the concession area granted to Noatum UECC Terminal Pasajes. In specific terms, the expansion will amount to 3,929 m2 in a first phase, and 10,340 m2 in a second phase. The company will have a total of 14,269 m2 in the service area on the Capuchinos dock.

Noatum UECC is a multimodal terminal which handles vehicles, H&H and general goods on its platform. Its area until the approval of the new concession was 86,663 m², including a covered garage with 3 floors of 30,000 m2 per floor, with a total of 176,663 m2 of available space. The facilities will amount to 180,592 m2 after this first phase of the expansion.

Thanks to this new concession, Noatum UECC Terminal Pasajes will be able to service UECC’s new Auto ECO ships, as the Capuchinos dock has a 295-meter berthing line and a capacity for ships of up to 185 metres, the maximum length permitted in the Port of Pasajes.

The ‘Auto Eco,’ powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), is the largest ship in UECC’s fleet, with a beam of 30 metres, a draught of 7.6 metres, a length of 181 metres and a tonnage of 42,424 GT. The Swedish shipping company has incorporated this ship on various lines with a stopover at the Port of Pasajes as part of its clear commitment to innovation and sustainability.

The Noatum-UECC terminal in Pasajes, which belongs to the Noatum Automotive division of the Noatum group, transported a total of 273,259 vehicles in 2019. The aim of expanding the concession is to increase car traffic in the Port of Pasajes. To that end, investments will be made to adapt the land in the new concession to vehicle traffic and the new UECC class A ships currently in construction, which will begin to arrive at the terminal next year.

In addition to imports and exports of cars and ro-ro cargo, Noatum UECC Terminal Pasajes offers value-added services, including pre-delivery inspection, protective wrapguard installation, the assembly of accessories and Bonded Warehouse and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) services.