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ICTSI announces new investments in Matadi Gateway Terminal

ICTSI's Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT) has unveiled new investments in order to increase terminal efficiency and provide easier access to the port of Matadi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The hybrid rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), the first of their kind in African ports, are expected to boost the terminal’s efficiency and productivity while ensuring minimal impact on the environment, according to ICTSI's statement.

They are also powered by a combination of battery and diesel engine, which generate less carbon emission.

Minister Marc Ekila, D.R. Congo national minister of Transport and Communication, and Hans-Ole Madsen, ICTSI regional head – Europe, Middle East & Africa, led the recent inauguration of MGT’s four new hybrid RTGs.

Additionally, MGT launched the Western Urban Road Project with the ceremonial laying of the first stone led by Governor Guy Bandu Ndungidi of Kongo Central Province.

In particular, MGT will fund the construction of a 2.65-kilometer road – 906 meters of which will be built and 1,746 will be rehabilitated – that will connect the Port of Matadi to Kinkanda traffic circle, passing through Sep Congo and the RN14.

ICTSI added that Phase 2 development for MGT is also ongoing, including the acquisition of new equipment and expansion of the yard and the berth.

"Scheduled for completion in the last quarter of 2023, this development will increase the length of the terminal’s berth from 350 meters to 500 meters, and annual capacities to 400,000 TEUs and 800,000 metric tons," confirmed the global port and terminal operator.

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