August 01, 2019: The West African Container Terminal (WACT) has commissioned two new Liebherr mobile cranes at the Port of Onne in eastern Nigeria. The volume growth at the port has been in the double digits for the last two and a half years and the new cranes will enable the port to manage the growth while improving berth productivity and vessel turnaround times.

According to WACT officials, the cranes will help to sustain and improve the annual capacity at the port, one of Nigeria's two most frequented harbours linked to the country's gas and petroleum industry, which was recently measured at a capacity of 314,000 TEUs.

This year, WACT has already invested around USD2.5 million in 10 purpose-built terminal trucks, three reach stackers and an empty container handler, as well as terminal infrastructure and manpower development. Earlier this year, the first delivery of terminal trucks was flown into the country on one of the world's largest cargo planes, the Antonov An-124.

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