TICTS acquires 14bn/- quay crane

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) on Wednesday received a new US$9 million (about 14bn/-) quay crane and a new rubber-tyred Gantry crane as part of the company’s on-going efforts to boost operational efficiency.

Neville Bissett, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of TICTS said, “The new Panamax quay crane and rubber-tyred gantry crane are the most modern container-handling equipment in the world and form part of TICTS’ commitment to invest in the expansion of its operations with new equipment, civil work projects and IT systems.

“The inauguration of these cranes consolidates TICTS’ position as the preferred port-of-call on the east coast of Africa and the gateway to landlocked African countries. 

TICTS will continue to invest in and upgrade facilities to meet the needs of our operations and to facilitate the increase in trade from the Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.”

The new quay crane has the ability to extend over 14 container rows across, has a heavy lift capacity of 35 tonnes and can lift two empty TEU simultaneously. 

It brings to five the total number of quay cranes at TICTS.TICTS, the operator of the Container Terminal at the port of Dar es Salaam, is Tanzania’s leading container handling facility.

The investment is part of the firm’s commitment to moving ahead and strengthening its role as the country’s premier maritime gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Source: The Daily News,www.dailynews.co.tz
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