Port of Kribi gets new mobile crane to boost ship handling capacity
KCT took delivery of a new mobile crane intended for ship handling operations.
- With a 100-tonne lifting capacity, the wheel-mounted Gottwald 8412 crane is able to handle two 20 feet containers at the same time.
April 15, 2021: Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) took delivery of a new mobile crane intended for ship handling operations. The new equipment boosts the dock-handling capacity of the concessionary of the Port of Kribi container terminal.
With a 100-tonne lifting capacity, the wheel-mounted Gottwald 8412 crane is able to handle two 20 feet containers at the same time. The crane’s projection capacity extends to the 20th row of containers on board ships, where it can lift 41 tonnes.
Eric Lavenu, managing director of KCT, said, “Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, KCT is pursuing its programme of investments and continues to work alongside the port authority to boost the competitiveness of the Autonomous Port of Kribi. This new investment strengthens our contribution to the competitiveness of the economy and regional trade momentum in the region.”
As efficient as a dock gantry, this mobile crane offers a productivity of +/- 25 container movements. It will reduce by 30 to 35 percent the ship visit time by improving the quality of the service given to the shipowners and the economic operators of Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.
The acquisition of the new mobile crane is part of KCT’s investment plan, which also provides for the arrival of five new RTG yard gantries in 2021.
Kribi Conteneurs Terminal is thus contributing to a more seamless supply chain in Cameroon and the countries in the sub-region.