Marine Terminals Corp.’s annual traffic tops 6 million TEUs
Oakland-headquartered Marine Terminals Corp., one of the largest U.S.-based terminal operators, handled more than 6 million TEUs in 2003.
The figure represents the combined total of containers handled at Marine Terminals Corp.'s general stevedoring operations, container facilities, and joint-venture container terminals on the West and East coasts of the U.S.
Marine Terminals Corp. has stevedoring and terminal operations in more than 26 West Coast locations and five East Coast ports. It has operated on the West Coast since 1931 and added operations on the East Coast in 2001, when it acquired Stevens Shipping & Terminal Co. in the Southeast.
The majority of the volume utilized Marine Terminals Corp.'s “M-21” terminal operating system. The M-21 system was co-developed by U.S.-based Embarcadero Systems Corp. and Total Soft Bank, Ltd., of Korea. The system was completed and installed at nine terminals in 2003.
“MTC's deployment of the M-21 terminal operating system provides a firm foundation for expanding container volumes efficiently over increasingly constrained terminal facilities,” said Douglas Tilden, president and chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp.