WACT Onne acquires six RTG cranes to boost operations in eastern ports

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Guardianng Sept. 8, 2021 1:51 a.m.

WACT Onne acquires six RTG cranes to boost operations in eastern ports

We have been recruiting new operators and have trained them very well, so they are very ready and excited to operate these cranes.” Zafar said the new cranes were acquired as part of an investment of $100 million upgrade of the terminal, which according to him, includes the acquisition of additional Mobile Harbour Cranes, Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes, Reach Stackers, terminal trucks and trailers and an empty container handler.

The Managing Director of WACT, Naved Zafar, who received the new RTGs alongside other senior management staff of the company recently, said the new cranes will increase yard capacity, improve vessel operations at the terminal and fast-track the delivery of cargo.

Therefore, it is important that infrastructure keeps pace with the projected volume growth.” This is why APM Terminals is investing over $100 million in WACT for new equipment and yard expansion, so as to keep pace with market growth and better serve our customers in East Nigeria and beyond,” Zafar said.

“One of our challenges currently is high yard density due to high import volume, so these new arrivals will give us the opportunity to continue handling the strong volume growth we have seen throughout this year,” Sheriff said..

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