Kribi Container Terminal aims to meet growth with new gantry crane fleet

Kribi Container Terminal receives new gantry cranes

The Kribi Container Terminal (KCT) has received five new yard gantry cranes as it looks to improve container handling efficiency and productivity, according to Bollore Ports.

In a statement, the terminal operator said the Konecranes-built equipment will have a 50-tonne lifting capacity and will help boost container traffic at the Port of Kribi, Cameroon, and meet cargo handling growth. In 2020, KCT posted a 56.27% year-on-year increase in containerised volumes.

Additionally, it said the new equipment will “optimise” the use of the container storage park and improve processing time for trucks unloading and loading containers.

Furthermore, it will strengthen the KCT’s policy on operational excellence “to the benefit of partners, ship owners, road transport firms and users of the Port of Kribi.”

After a previous delivery of a Gottwald mobile crane on 11 April 2021, Kribi Conteneurs Terminal is pursuing its investment plan with the new yard gantries.

The company is committed alongside the Autonomous Port to boosting the attractiveness of the Port for Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.

Eric Lavenu, Terminals Coordinator, Bollore Logistics Africa, said, “Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, KCT is pursuing its investment programme.

“With the new equipment, we will help to improve productivity and significantly reduce truck waiting times.

“The objective is to be able to serve our loading and unloading customers in the timeliest manner.

“Working in synergy with the Port Authority, our aim is to boost the competitiveness of the Port of Kribi.”

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