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Thursday, 25 August 2016

ICTSI Congo receives 1st of 2 mobile cranes

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal.

The Terex Model 5 crane is the largest member of the medium size crane family available from Terex Port Solutions and was delivered fully erect on-board the m/v BBC ODER which commenced its voyage from Antwerp, Belgium.

ictsi image2.gifWith a working radius of up to 51m, the geometry of the Model 5 unit is designed to serve Panamax class container ships. This unit and its sister unit, set to arrive in September, will operate with an automatic twin-lift spreader (60t in twin lift and 50t in single lift) and will also provide a heavy lift capability, 125t at an outreach of 18m.

Tim Vancampen, Chief Executive Officer, MGT states: “This new unit is a game changer. It is the first unit of its kind in Matadi and will deliver high performance and faster vessel turnaround times. With the arrival of the second unit, MGT will also be able to give reliable service to larger gearless vessels.”

Other key equipment to be deployed at the terminal includes reach stackers and front loaders as well as Navis N4 for efficient management of vessel loading/unloading and terminal operations.

The Matadi Gateway Terminal is a joint venture company between ICTSI, the Ledya Group and SCTP SA. ICTSI operates 30 terminals in 21 countries and is recognised to be a leading developer, manager and operator of gateway terminals of different sizes and serving extended hinterlands including cross border.

Press release Tuesday 23 August

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