Acquisition of New Equipment

{20 May 2022}

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) is pleased to announce the arrival of three additional rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGCs) and one reach-stacker. As part of an ongoing investment programme, TICTS has invested TZS12.5 billion in procuring this additional equipment.

TICTS recently had its most productive month on record handling over 61,000 TEU in March. More recently the terminal broke its daily record handling 2,841 TEU in May.

Andy Tsoi, Hutchison Ports Managing Director, Middle East and Africa commented, “As a member of the Hutchison Ports, TICTS benefits from the access to a wide range of support from the group. We have a long history of partnership in Tanzania and are very keen to continue to support growth in Tanzania and the region.”

Also commenting on the equipment arrival, Matt Clifft, Acting TICTS CEO said, “With continued strong economic growth, we are pleased to receive this additional equipment as it will help us meet the demand of the upcoming peak season. Our aim is to minimize waiting time and maximize productivity.”

Located at Berths 8 through 11, TICTS operates 725 meters at the port with six quay cranes each with a handling capacity of 45 metric tonnes. With the equipment arrival, the terminal currently has a fleet of 23 RTGCs which work the stacking area of 18.75 ha.....More


Tanzania International Container Terminal Services
20th May 2022


{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