Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, has taken delivery of four RTG gantries. The new investment will enable the Guinean supply chain to increase the productivity of the terminal with a view to bolstering the country’s competitiveness and boosting trade.
Financed by Conakry Terminal to the tune of 70.5 billion Guinean francs (€6.8 million), the new equipment supplements the four yard gantries of the same type received in 2018. In order to put the cranes into service the company has had to carry out civil engineering works estimated at 52 billion Guinean francs (€5 million).
Despite the difficult economic environment stemming from covid-19, these investments reflect the commitments made by Conakry Terminal as part of the concession agreement signed with the Autonomous Port of Conakry.
Traore Tahirou, chief executive officer, Conakry Terminal, commented: “Despite the covid-19 pandemic, Conakry Terminal is pursuing its programme of investments and continues to modernise its port activities at the Autonomous Port of Conakry. It is with considerable satisfaction that we are implementing the contractual commitments of Conakry Terminal.
“We now have eight gantry cranes. The new equipment will make our stevedoring operations even more seamless and improve service quality for our shipping company and consignee customers.”