Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has received new container handling equipment as part of the terminal’s five-year replacement plan.
The new equipment, which arrived at the terminal in September 2021, includes four empty container handlers and one reach stacker, both of which will improve the handling of containers at the port.
The new machines have been customized to meet ACT’s requirements and specifications, and feature state-of-the-art technological innovations, including spacious, modern operator cabs that offer exceptional visibility in all directions.
The replacement plan will reduce operational costs and enhance quality and efficiency of work being done at the port based in the Levant region.
In 2020, ACT purchased an additional two reach stackers and two empty container handlers.
Later in 2021, the terminal will acquire one more reach stacker and 14 new terminal trucks.
In 2022, another eight terminal trucks and one more reach stacker will be added to this new equipment acquisition. To date, ACT only this year has invested more than JOD2.6 million ($3.67 million) in new machinery as part of this strategic plan.
Commenting on the terminal’s latest acquisition of new machinery, ACT CEO Soren Jensen said, “We are happy to witness this latest step in our long-term investment strategy, which aims to increase the terminal’s operational efficiency and elevate ACT’s positioning on a national, regional, and global scale.
“As a pivotal gateway to Jordan and the Levant, ACT is especially eager to build on its technological strengths and capabilities in ways that will ultimately serve to bolster the national economy.”