African ports makes major RTG investment

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The Conakry Terminal, part of the Port of Conakry, Guinea, has taken ownership of four rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), as part of the country’s efforts to improve its domestic supply chain and global competitiveness.

In a statement, Bollore Ports, its terminal operator, said the Konecranes-built RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes each.

Having cost approximately $7.3 million, they will improve container storage capacity at the terminal, increase the pace of deliveries and reduce handling times for goods at Conakry Terminal.

Additionally, they will supplement the four yard gantry cranes that it bought in 2018; they will be put into operation in the “coming weeks”, according to Bollore Ports.

In order to do so, the Conakry Terminal has completed a $5.4 million civil engineering project, which has int turn helped the local economy amid COVID-19 uncertainty.

Speaking about the purchase, Traore Tahirou Barry, CEO, Conakry Terminal, commented: “Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Conakry Terminal is pursuing its programme of investments and continues to modernise its port activities at the Autonomous Port of Conakry.

“It is with considerable satisfaction that we are implementing the contractual commitments of Conakry Terminal.

“We now have eight gantry cranes. The new equipment will make our stevedoring operations even more seamless and improve service quality for our shipping company and consignee customers.”

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