WACT receives two more mobile harbour cranes in Onne

Nigeria’s container terminal, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne, has received two more state-of-the-art Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) and two 45 tons Reach Stackers, effectively making the terminal one of the most equipped in the country.

In a statement by the terminal operator recently, the company said that since last year, it has consistently implemented its growth and development plan of becoming the most efficient container terminal in West Africa. The arrival of the latest set of MHCs brings the number of such gigantic cranes at the facility to four. This feat is unmatched by any other terminal in eastern Nigeria.

In 2019, WACT invested $14 million to acquire its first set of two MHCs and other sophisticated modern cargo handling equipment, including 14 Specialized Terminal Trucks and two Reach Stackers. In 2020, the company announced a further investment in its phase two terminal upgrade, which includes acquiring three additional MHCs to bring the total in operation to five; 20 rubber tyre gantry cranes; three reach stackers; 13 terminal trucks and trailers, and empty container handlers. The upgrade will also include the deployment of reefer racks with a 600-plug capacity and expansion of the current yard, new workshop, and a new terminal gate complex.

WACT Commercial Manager, Noah Sheriff, confirmed that the two new konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes arrived Onne aboard MV Hanna on Tuesday, September 8.

“These cranes stand for high performance, versatility, and eco-efficiency. Now I can assure you that WACT Onne will maintain her superior services and match our liner customers’ quest to upgrade their vessel fleet calling east Nigeria,” he said.

The Managing Director of WACT, Aamir Mirza said “the acquisition of additional container handling equipment is part of our earlier announced expansion of the existing terminal capacity – a $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 plus years.”



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