Two Kalmar Reachstackers have been delivered to APM Terminals (APMT) Liberia at the Freeport of Monrovia.
The reachstackers were delivered on 2 July on the vessel MV JSP Vento, commissioned by the terminal with the aim of further improving its operational performance.
Jonathan Graham, APMT Liberia Managing Director, commented, “We are extremely pleased as a long-term investor in Liberia to continue our commitment to grow the port’s capacity and solidify our position as the largest cargo handler in Liberia.
“This investment of approximately $1 million will allow APM Terminals staff to work more productively and most importantly, improve the service levels to our importers and exporters. Over the last decade, APM Terminals has invested over $100 million in the Port of Monrovia and we remain committed to ensuring we do our part to improve port operations and customer service.”
The commissioning also brought two trainers into the country to aid in developing the technical and operational skills of APM Terminals employees in handling and maintaining the Reachstacker machines.
APM Terminals Head of Human Resources, Samuel Duo, added, “Along with investing in equipment and tools, we are fully committed to investing into the skills and talents of our great employees.
“In fact, we have recently improved and expanded our crane and reach stacker operators’ training and simulator programme to allow employees to both improve their skill level and learn to multi-skill on different types of port equipment.”