Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Togo has ordered five more rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes as the West African hub looks to enhance operations.
The order was booked in June 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in the second half of 2022.
When these new units are delivered and commissioned, LCT will operate a fleet of 32 Konecranes RTGs.
The machines on order order are identical to those already operated by Lomé. They are 16-wheel machines lifting containers 1-over-6, seven containers wide plus truck lane, with container anti-sway provided by the Dynapilot system.
They are fully electric Ecolifting machines powered by busbars and equipped with the smart features auto-steering and stack collision prevention.
Auto-steering is DGPS-based: it keeps the RTG on a pre-programmed, straight drive path. Stack collision prevention helps the crane operator to prevent container collisions and knock-downs when a container is moved in the bay direction.
LCT is part MSC’s terminal operating-arm Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), which has material ownership interests in 40 operating terminals and 1 development terminal in 27 countries on five continents.