Konecranes has won an order for 20 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from APM Terminals’ (APMT) West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in East Nigeria, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter 2020.
In a statement, Konecranes said the RTGs on order are diesel-driven, 16-wheel machines stacking 1-over-5 and 7 containers + truck lane wide. They are equipped with Active Load Control, Auto-steering and Auto-TOS reporting.
Mohammed A. Ahmed, Managing Director of APMT Nigeria said: “As testament to APMT’s long-term commitment to East Nigeria, we have signed a contract with Konecranes for the delivery of 20 RTGs to Onne Port.
“This is part of our earlier announced expansion of the existing terminal capacity, a USD 100 million investment, that started last year and that will be fully in place shortly.
“The expansion plan will deliver sufficient capacity to meet the envisaged growth in East Nigeria for the next 15 years.”
Ville Hoppu, Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “We’re very pleased to have received this order from APMT, one of the world’s leading container terminal operators and a long-time user of our RTG cranes.
We have many customers on the west coast of Africa and Onne will be in good company.”