Tincan Island Container Terminal Limited (TICT) has ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbour Cranes.
Expected to be delivered in June 2022, this new equipment will improve the operational efficiency of TICT and support its container traffic development.
The cranes on order have a working radius of 54 metres and a capacity of 150 tons. They feature strong lifting capacity for improved performance and also have customised propping base adapted to local conditions, as well as a tower extension to reach higher container stacks.
Since 2006, TICT has made significant investments to modernise its terminal and is now involved in other projects, which include the modernisation of the barging service to mitigate urban congestion.
TICT also said it remains committed to accelerate its efforts in the environmental field based on the eight fundamental pillars of the green terminal label. This new approach approved by Bureau Veritas was launched in 2021 by Bolloré Ports and covers all environmental issues.
The Managing Director of TICT, Etienne Rocher, said, “This new acquisition is part of a global project to boost the competitiveness of the port of Lagos. The two mobile cranes that will equip the container terminal will provide improved handling capacity to meet the demands of the steadily growing business and enhance our productivity. We are also working in the meantime to expand our barging activities to promote a more sustainable logistics solution to our clients in line with our CSR strategy.”
TICT is a consortium made up of Bolloré Ports and a Chinese partnership formed by China Merchants Holding International (CMHI) and China Africa Development Fund (CADF). In more than 15 years, TICT has made significant investments in infrastructure work and equipment and employs more than 600 people, with the goal of making Tin Can port one of the most efficient terminal in Nigeria’s economic capital, with direct links to the main motorways in the metropolitan area and its industrial centres.
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