Jumbo-SAL-Alliance transports cranes to Africa

Jumbo-SAL-Alliance transports cranes to Africa

Jumbo-SAL-Alliance has booked another job with the lifting solutions specialist Konecranes to transport four of its cranes from Europe to Africa. 

The alliance informed that the HLV Annette, loaded four fully erect Konecranes Gottwald cranes in Antwerp Belgium. The two of the units, the GHMK 7508 cranes weigh 411 tons each, measuring 67.17 x 14.80 x 43.70 m, and the two GHMK 6507 cranes weigh 322 tons each, measuring 62.85 x 14.50 x 38.20 m. The airdraft above deck is 49.1 meters, SAL Heavy Lift noted in a brief statement through its social media channels.

Jumbo-SAL-Alliance vessel to make stops in Nigeria and Cameroon

The company also noted that a total of 157,262 cubic meters of cargo were loaded on the deck of the type 161B, HLV Annette. The vessel will deliver the units to Lagos, Nigeria and Douala, Cameroon.

According to the AIS data, the vessel has already arrived in Nigeria and is currently moored at the Tincan Island Container Terminal, Lagos, Nigeria.

Tincan Island Container Terminal Limited (TICT) booked the order for two Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbor cranes in January this year. TICT, a unit of Bolloré Transport & Logistics (Bolloré), the largest transport and logistics operator in Africa, placed the order in anticipation of expanded container traffic in 2021 and beyond.

The new cranes will be operated by TICT in the Tincan area of the Port of Lagos, where they will handle containers alongside a fleet comprising of six Model 4, two Model 6 and two other Model 7 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes already on-site. The new units will allow TICT to accommodate larger vessels.

The second pair of cranes will be delivered to Régie du Terminal à Conteneurs (RTC), a terminal operator in Cameroon. The operator ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes to improve their overall capacity in container handling.

Anticipating an increase in the volume of cargo passing through the Port of Douala, RTC decided to add to the fleet of mobile harbor cranes at their terminal. They ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 cranes as this equipment will provide them with more cargo handling capacity and help them raise their terminal, which handles the majority of Cameroonian port traffic, to a new level of efficiency.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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