Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has delivered the first of two new mobile harbour cranes (MHC) expected to be operated at ICTSI’s new container and general cargo terminal at the Port of Matadi, DR Congo.
The new unit is the first of two Terex Model 5 cranes to be operated at the Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT).
The cranes, which have a working radius of up to 51 m, are designed to serve Panamax class container ships.
The new units, which will operate with an automatic twin-lift spreader, will provide a heavy lift capability of 125 tonnes at an outreach of 18 m.
The new crane’s sister unit is expected to be delivered at the facilities in September this year.
Tim Vancampen, CEO of MGT, said in a statement: “It is the first unit of its kind in Matadi and will deliver high performance and faster vessel turnaround times.
“With the arrival of the second unit, MGT will also be able to give reliable service to larger gearless vessels.”
The new terminal, the equipment of which will include reachstackers and front loaders, will deploy Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
MGT, which is a joint venture company between ICTSI, the Ledya Group and SCTP SA, is set to start operations in August 2016.