Congo Terminal, which operates the container terminal at the Port of Pointe-Noire, has received two new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, boosting its yard capacity and helping to improve operational flows.
The two Konecranes units, financed by Congo Terminal to the tune of CFA2.6bn (US$4.7m), will strengthen the stevedoring capacities of the terminal, which is a Bolloré Ports concession.
The operator is pursuing its investment programme to make Pointe-Noire a leading deep-water port. In 2019, the company handled over 920,000 teu, compared with 190,000 teu at the start of the concession.
Laurent Palayer, managing director of Congo Terminal, said: “Through this new investment, we are continuing to boost the competitiveness of the economy and step up the momentum of trade in the region.
“Since 2009, Congo Terminal has invested over CFA250bn (US$450m) in the development of infrastructure, the acquisition of modern stevedoring equipment and the installation of a high-performance operational system.”
The company, which is a public-private partnership, has reduced its delivery tariffs by 50%, aiming to contribute to the improvement of purchasing power and the fight against the high cost of living.