Côte d’Ivoire Terminal has taken delivery of six electric fleet gantry cranes and 14 electric terminal tractors.
Following the delivery of six electric gantry cranes starting this summer, the terminal is on track to be operational in November 2022.
The 30-metre-high fleet gantry cranes arrived on a semi-submersible vessel specially designed to carry gantry cranes. They will be used for the loading, unloading and storage of containers in the container yard.
Supplied by ZPMC, the new gantries are equipped with the latest technologies, including a state-of-the-art control system, and a new-generation power supply system that significantly reduces CO2 emissions and energy consumption.
The 14 tractors to arrive at the terminal in April were the first of 36 APM 75T HE 100 per cent electric tractors, 24 Powerpacks and 6 charging stations supplied by GAUSSIN.
Commenting on the zero-emission credentials of the new terminal, Koen De Backker, Managing Director of Côte d’Ivoire Terminal said: “On completion, all 6 gantry cranes, 13 fleet gantries and 36 tractors will be fully electric. This is part of the eco-responsible approach implemented for this project.”
The new Côte d’Ivoire Terminal will be the second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan, built and operated by a Bolloré Ports and APM Terminals (APMT) consortium.
The second terminal at the Port of Abidjan will increase capacity in the port by 1.5 million TEU per year.
With an area of 37.5 hectares, this new container terminal will be equipped to accommodate vessels with draughts of up to 16 metres along its 1,100 metres of quays.