MSC ships LNG piping from Tianjin to Togo

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has recently shipped three break bulk packages of piping to be used for the transport of liquified natural gas (LNG) from Tianjin, China, to Lomé Container Terminal (LTC) in Togo. From there, they were sent to Nigeria.

Two of the three cargo loads were loaded in Tianjin with a shore gantry crane, and one heavier one with a floating crane. Dockworkers then verified the safe attachment of the cargo to the lifting systems, before they were loaded on a flat track container. The ground team then stored and lashed them onto the ship.

With a storage area of 53 ha, a quay length of 1050 metres, and a dock depth of 16.60 metres, the Lomé Container Terminal is one of the best on the continent. It is equipped with mobile cranes, nine STS with two more on the way, two mobile cranes, 27 RTG and over 70 trailer trucks.

It passed the milestone of one million containers per year in 2021, and its 2022 performance levels have surpassed 32 gross moves per hour (GMPH).

Author: Emma Dailey

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