WACT takes delivery of additional MHC to boost operation

WACT takes delivery of additional MHC to boost operation

 

West Africa Container Terminal Nigeria (WACT) has received another new generation Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC) to improve service delivery at its terminal at the Onne Port, Rivers State.

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The new Liebherr LHM600 Mobile Harbour Crane is a strong and efficient crane for handling containers.

The new acquisition, which brings the terminal’s total number of Mobile Harbour Cranes to five, effectively solidifies WACT’s position as the best-equipped terminal in the eastern ports.

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 WACT takes delivery of additional MHC to boost operation

The terminal also has 18 Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes and other container handling equipment in addition to the Mobile Harbour Cranes.

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The Managing Director of WACT, Naved Zafar, who received the new Mobile Harbour Crane alongside the Deputy Managing Director and Head of Country Projects, Jeethu Jose, and other senior management staff of the company, said the new crane was acquired as part of a fresh investment of USD112 million by APM Terminals to upgrade and expand the terminal.

The upgrade, according to him, includes the acquisition of Mobile Harbour Cranes, Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes, Empty Handlers, Terminal Trucks and Forklifts.

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The upgrade also includes the deployment of reefer racks with a 600-plug capacity, as well as expansion of the current yard, new workshop and a new terminal gate complex.

APM Terminals owns and operates WACT, which began commercial operations in 2006. It is Nigeria’s first Greenfield container terminal built under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

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The terminal is located in Onne Port, Rivers State, within the Oil and Gas Free Zone. It has evolved over time to become the most efficient gateway to markets outside Lagos.

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