Since 2007, APM Terminals has been operating in the port of Tangier, Morocco. In order to be able to handle more volume and to offer better services to large container vessels, the Belgian Willemen Group constructed a completely new container terminal. In assignment of Willemen Groep Voortman Steel Construction supplied the reefer racks and reefer safety tunnels for the terminal.
- APM Terminals
- Container Terminals
The terminal, which is strategically located at the Street of Gibraltar, covers 53 hectares with a 1,200 metres long quay. Willemen Group realised the complete construction of the terminal. In assignment of Willemen Group, Voortman Steel Construction supplied 42 reefer racks and 44 reefer safety tunnels.
The objective of a reefer rack is to provide stacked reefer containers (refrigerated containers) with power in a safe and easy way. A basic design of a reefer rack consists of a main structure with various floors, executed with platforms. Fencing is mounted all around the floors, which can be reached through a staircase.
Reefer safety tunnels
The objective of a reefer safety tunnel is to provide safe access to the reefer racks. In this way, personnel of the container terminal does not have to cross the stacking area, where unsafe situations may occur.