On Monday 7th of November we have our port tour in Gijón where we visit our member EBHI (European Bulk Handling Installation). On Tuesday 8th of November we have a port tour in Santander with a visit to our member Grupo GOF. Both Members are active in totally different fields: Grain Terminal Grupo Gof in Santander and Coal and Iron Ore Terminal EBHI in Gijón.
Grupo GOF Agribulk terminal is called TASA (Terminal de Agroalimentarios de Santander). It came into operation in 2012, and is one of the first of its kind. It has been designed after the regulations launched by the EU as a response to the food safety crisis of the late 90’s. TASA terminal is very focused on food safety, small batches, quick, clean and efficient operations.
EBHI manages the dry bulk unloading terminal in the port of Gijón. The main activity is the unloading of coal an iron ore, storage and reloading. Unloading is carried out by 50 tons gantry cranes and by a 63 tons mobile crane and hopper. These are connected to the storage yards via three conveyor belt circuits. The total storage capacity, 1.500.000 Tons is divided between two stockyards on the port and Aboño valley. ISO 14001 helps EBHI to integrate the environment as a variable throughout each phase of planning and terminal operations to ensure environmental care. EBHI has a staff with extensive experience and an IT system for the management and control of all activities.