Conakry Terminal receives 4 new gantry cranes from Konecranes
CONAKRY Terminal, a subsidiary of Bollore Ports, has taken delivery of four RTG gantries built by Konecranes to modernise and boost container handling capabilities
CONAKRY Terminal, a subsidiary of Bollore Ports, has taken delivery of four RTG gantries built by Konecranes to modernise and boost container handling capabilities.
With a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes each, the ultra-modern gantries will improve container storage capacity at the terminal, increase the pace of deliveries and reduce handling times for goods at the terminal.
To put them into service in the coming weeks, the company has carried out civil engineering works and also recruited 40 young Guineans, reported AJOT.
Port authorities say that despite the difficult economic environment stemming from Covid-19, these investments reflect the commitments made by Conakry Terminal as part of the concession agreement signed with the Autonomous Port of Conakry.
Conakry Terminal today employs 500 Guinean nationals.
'Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Conakry Terminal is pursuing its programme of investments and continues to modernise its port activities at the Autonomous Port of Conakry. It is with considerable satisfaction that we are implementing the contractual commitments of Conakry Terminal.
'We now have eight gantry cranes. The new equipment will make our stevedoring operations even more seamless and improve service quality for our shipping company and consignee customers,' said Conakry Terminal CEO Traore Tahirou Barry.