In the beginning of April, Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, took delivery of four Konecranes RTG gantries. This investment is a part of the plan to modernise the activities of the container terminal. With a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes each, the four gantry cranes were specifically designed for handling containers at port terminals.
Financed by Conakry Terminal to the tune of 70.5 billion Guinean francs (€6.8 million), the new equipment supplements the four yard gantries of the same type received in 2018. To put them into service in the coming weeks, the company has carried out civil engineering works estimated at 52 billion Guinean francs (€5 million) and also recruited 40 young Guineans. Despite the difficult economic environment stemming from Covid-19, these investments reflect the commitments made by Conakry Terminal as part of the concession agreement signed with the Autonomous Port of Conakry.
“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Conakry Terminal is pursuing its programme of investments and continues to modernise its port activities at the Autonomous Port of Conakry. It is with considerable satisfaction that we are implementing the contractual commitments of Conakry Terminal. We now have eight gantry cranes. The new equipment will make our stevedoring operations even more seamless and improve service quality for our shipping company and consignee customers,” said Traoré Tahirou Barry, CEO of Conakry Terminal.