Two STS & two RTGs orderd by TICTS
Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) has ordered two ship-to-shore (STS) and two hybrid rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Chinese crane manufacturer ZPMC.
The four units will be commissioned at the Port of Dar-es-Salaam container terminal, the largest in Tanzania, during the fourth quarter of this year.
“Once the new equipment is delivered and commissioned, TICTS will have a total of seven STS and 15 RTGs to serve the traffic growth in the years to come,” said TICTS chief executive officer and general manager, Anacin Kum, in a letter addressed to the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) acting director general, Madeni Kipande.
Kum added that the investment is part of TICTS owner Hutchison Port Holdings’ (HPH) commitment to improve infrastructure at Dar-es-Salaam port as part of their container terminal leasing agreement which runs through 2025.
Philippines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) won the concession to manage and operate Tanzania’s largest container terminal port at Dar-es-Salaam in 2000. In 2001, HPH entered into an agreement with ICTSI and certain financial investors to acquire ICTSI International Holdings Corp, the overseas port development and holding subsidiary of ICTSI.