TICT buys two Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

Etienne Rocher, Managing Director, TICT

A leading container terminal operator in Nigeria, Tincan Island Container Terminal (TICT) has placed an order for two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbour Cranes to boost cargo handling operations at its terminal in Tincan Island Port, Lagos.

TICT placed the order in January 2021 in anticipation of expanded container traffic in the year 2021 and beyond. The new cranes, which will be delivered in August 2021, will also allow TICT to accommodate larger vessels and quicken ship turnaround time.

Andreas Czwalinna, Regional Sales Manager, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions, made this known to PortNews through a statement today, saying that the TICIT order showed Konecranes’ commitment to helping customers and industries grow and transform so they run more efficiently, sustainably and safely.

 “These cranes will bring the size of the TICT Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane fleet to twelve, giving TICT the capacity to reduce vessel port stay through improved operational efficiency. This order illustrates the strength of our long-term partnership with Bolloré, working with them at their facilities around the world as they continue to grow.

“The new cranes will be operated by TICT in the Tincan area of the Port of Lagos, where they will handle containers alongside a fleet comprising of six Model 4, two Model 6 and two other Model 7 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes already on-site. 

“A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety,” said Andreas Czwalinna.

The Managing Director of TICT, Etienne Rocher, while reacting to the development, said that “Liner requirements are constantly evolving, increasingly requiring higher performance cranes with flexibility in cargo handling and twin-lift container operation as larger ships call more frequently at our Port. Our experience with Konecranes equipment has always been excellent. We are pleased to add two more of the Model 7 cranes to our facility.”

Konecranes Gottwald Model Crane

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