November 13 - The Port of Bilbao has put its fifth ro-ro ramp into operation again, after an improvement project was carried out to increase its capacity to 250 tonnes.

The improvement works involved changing the position of the embarking gangway, in order to place it in the same position as the pier, explained the port.

The gradients of the superstructure and the ramp transition area from vessel to gangway were also reduced from 10 to 5 degrees, in order to facilitate the transport of low-height wheeled loads. Finally, all the metal work was cleaned up and painted.

Currently, the Port of Bilbao has four active ro-ro ramps, three of which can take loads of up to 250 tonnes and one that can handle up to 100 tonnes.

The port authority noted that the ramp improvement would increase the efficiency of the Spanish gateway's heavy lift and project cargo operations, which have grown significantly in recent years.