Terminal (KCT) received five new yard gantries with a 50-tonne lifting capacity
on 10 May aiming to boost the growth in traffic at the Cameroonian port, which
has marked a 56.27% increase in volumes during the last year.
Konecranes units will optimise the use of the container storage park and
improve processing times for trucks unloading and loading containers, and
therefore provide KCT with additional handling capacity, according to an
announcement by Bolloré Ports, one of the shareholders of the terminal. The
other two stakeholders are CMA CGM and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.
The new equipment
is also expected to strengthen KCT’s policy on operational excellence to the
benefit of partners, ship owners, road transport firms, and users of the Port
The new machines
come after the delivery of a Gottwald mobile crane on 11 April, as "Kribi
Conteneurs Terminal is pursuing its investment programme," said terminal
co-ordinator at Bollore Africa Logistics, Eric Lavenu.
Bolloré Ports noted
that the company is committed alongside the Autonomous Port to boosting the
attractiveness of the Kribi port for Cameroon, Chad and the Central African
With the new equipment, we will help to improve productivity
"With the new
equipment, we will help to improve productivity and significantly reduce truck
waiting times," underlined Lavenu who went on to add, "The objective
is to be able to serve our loading and unloading customers in the timeliest
manner. Working in synergy with the Port Authority, our aim is to boost the
competitiveness of the Port of Kribi."