HPC, Misurata Free Zone ink deal for new STS gantry cranes

Misurata inks contract with HPC to supervise the construction of three STS gantry cranes

Misurata Free Zone, the operator of Libya’s reowned Port of Misurata, has formally signed a contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to oversee the construction of three ship-to-shore (STS) container gantry cranes.

HPC believes the acquisition of these advanced gantry cranes could strengthen the Port of Misurata’s position as a major gateway port for international trade along the north coast of Africa.

The scope of the agreement includes the development of a comprehensive technical specification that incorporates cutting-edge requirements and international standards.

HPC will oversee the review of the design phase, supervise the manufacturing stage, and monitor the installation and commissioning phase, which includes conducting final acceptance tests.

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This strategy aims to contribute to the advancement of Port of Misurata’s technology, allowing for maximum quay productivity and readiness for expected future cargo volume development.

Abdulmoula Abolwaifa, General Manager of the Port at Misurata Free Zone, emphasised the importance of establishing state-of-the-art equipment to maximise quay productivity both today and in anticipation of future growth.

He stated: “The signing of this contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting marks an important milestone for us.

“These advanced STS container gantry cranes will enhance our operational capabilities and enable us to meet the growing demands of international trade.

“We are committed to ensuring the best possible service to our customers, and these new cranes will play a crucial role in achieving that objective,” explained Abolwaifa.

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Lars Greiner, Vice President of Middle East and Africa at HPC, highlighted the significance of STS gantry cranes in guaranteeing the service quality of a terminal and facilitating efficient vessel loading and unloading operations.

Greiner stated: “We are honoured to collaborate with Misurata Free Zone and contribute our extensive engineering experience in procurement and supervision assistance to this project.

“The Port of Misurata is a vital hub for trade, and we are confident that these advanced gantry cranes will elevate its operational efficiency, ultimately benefiting both the port and the region’s economic growth.”

Both sides agreed to extend the cooperation also to other fields of port development.

In November 2022, Mimarine International selected HPC to carry out a pre-feasibility study for the development of an operable business concept for the Port N’diago, Mauritania.

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