New harbour cranes for Maputo

Sep 11, 2003
Author: P&S

The port of Maputo in Mozambique took delivery of several new mobile harbour cranes recently, which entered service in the port this week.

A team from Reggiane is currently in Maputo providing on the job training to Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) crane drivers. The cranes have capacities varying between 40 and 63 tonnes.

“With this world class machinery the port of Maputo can handle virtually any type of commodity, such as steel, granite and breakbulk cargo. Now that cargo volumes are climbing steadily and the demand for Port Maputo growing, the cranes enable us to provide a cost effective high quality service in our 24-hours port,” said Ken Shirley, MPDC’s Operations Director.

The Italian manufacturer delivered the cranes according to the port’s comprehensive technical specifications and on time. The Reggiane technical team responsible for commissioning the machines have completed their task and an intensive hands-on training and operational course is now ongoing.

The cranes form part of MPDC’s USD 70 million investment programme in the port. Since April this year MPDC has spent nearly USD 10 m on a variety of machinery, including two harbour tugs, multi purpose handling equipment and stevedoring gear.

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