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APMT Nigeria selects Konecranes equipment

Konecranes has won an order for 20 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from APM Terminal’s West Africa Container Terminal in East Nigeria. The order was booked in two parts, the first in December 2019 and the second in January 2020. Delivery is scheduled for Q4 2020 – Q2 2021.

APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is located in Onne Port, part of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Nigeria. It was one of the first container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public/private ownership.

The WACT is upgrading its container handling operation from reach stackers to RTGs to achieve greater stacking density, throughput and productivity.

The Konecranes RTGs on order are diesel-driven, 16-wheel machines stacking 1-over-5 high and 7 containers + truck lane wide. They are equipped with active load control, auto-steering and auto-TOS reporting.

Mohammed Ahmed, MD of APMT Nigeria said: “This is part of our earlier announced expansion of the existing terminal capacity, a US$100 million investment, that started last year and that will be fully in place shortly. The expansion plan will deliver sufficient capacity to meet the envisaged growth in East Nigeria for the next 15 years.”





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