The work will involve upgrading the cranes to optimise the equipment’s performance to reduce downtimes and mean-time-to-repair, thereby increasing crane availability. Each crane, which date from the 1980’s and were manufacturered by MSM, Kocks and Reggiane, will be refurbished individually over an estimated four month period to ensure continuity of operation. The entire contract is expected to take two years to complete.
Describing the cranes as being in “bad condition”, Onder Turker from Portunus said, “The refurbishment will bring these cranes back to competitive use to satisfy the shipping lines using the port. Work will be carried out in phases to avoid disruption to the operations at the port”.