Konecranes wins order for 20 RTG cranes for APMT in Nigeria
KONECRANES has landed an order for 20 rubber-tyre gantry cranes from Maersk's APTM's West Africa container terminal (WACT) in eastern Nigeria
KONECRANES has landed an order for 20 rubber-tyre gantry cranes from Maersk's APTM's West Africa container terminal (WACT) in eastern Nigeria.
This is part of our earlier announced expansion of the existing terminal capacity, a US$100 million investment, that started last year and that will be fully in place shortly.'
The order was booked in two stages, the first in December 2019 and the second in January 2020. Delivery is scheduled to take place between the fourth quarter of this year through to the second quarter of 2021. The cranes are expected to help the gateway meet envisaged growth in east Nigeria for the next 15 years, reported AJOT.
WACT is located in Onne port, part of the Onne oil and gas free zone in Nigeria. It was one of the first container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public/private ownership, and offers excellent hinterland connections to the rest of Nigeria.
The Konecranes RTGs on order are diesel-driven, 16-wheel machines stacking one-over-five high and seven containers + truck lane wide. They are equipped with active load control, auto-steering and auto-TOS reporting.
Mohammed 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.