Tuesday , 16 July 2019
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The Aqaba Container Terminal Company (ATC), a newly established independent company that owns and operates the Aqaba Container Port in Jordan, has taken delivery of two new gantry cranes and three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from ZPMC of China.

Aqaba adds to its crane fleet

The new arrivals bring ACT’s total gantry crane fleet to five which, says the company, will improve the efficiency of loading and discharge at the terminal and will speed up turnaround times for the larger ships that have begun calling there. Five more RTGs are due for delivery in mid-October, bringing the total spend on new equipment to about US$30m.

“ACT has embarked on a long-term strategy that involves several stages of expansion over the next few years. We have crossed some of the stages and are embarking on the next investment, which is the introduction of brand-new equipment to expand the capacity of the container terminal,” said Imad Fakhoury, chairman of ACT.