Acquisition of New Equipment
In end of 2013, Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) placed a US$20 million order for two Quay Cranes (QC) and three Hybrid Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (h-RTGC) with Shanghai Zhenhua HeavyIndustry Co., Ltd (ZPMC).
The new equipment will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is part of the company’s efforts to continually upgrade operational efficiency.
The two new twin-lift QCs will have the ability to handle vessels with containers stacked 13 rows across and have a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes. They can also be remotely operated from the control tower. The h-RTGCs reinforce TICTS’s commitment to operating in an environmentally sustainable manner as they optimise energy use, reducing both fuel costs and the terminal’s carbon footprint.
Over the past five years, TICTS has purchased four new QCs and seven new RTGCs, allowing it to maintain its position as the preferred port-of-call on the East Coast of Africa, the gateway to landlocked African countries and the country’s premier maritime gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
TICTS will continue to invest in and upgrade facilities to meet the needs of customers and facilitate ever-increasing trading activities.
TICTS is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics, transportation-related and hotel businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport and hotel operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities.
Tanzania International Container Terminal Services
2nd January 2014