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Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal Takes Delivery Of Two Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes And Its Second Mobile Harbour Crane


The new Kalmar RTGs arriving at Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal

 

Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal Takes Delivery Of Two Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes And Its Second Mobile Harbour Crane

31st March 2015

 

Bejaia, Algeria – Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal (“BMT”), a joint venture between Entreprise Portuaire de Bejaia (EPB) and Portek of Singapore, has taken delivery of two new Kalmar E-One2 rubber tyred gantry cranes (“RTGs”), bringing to 10 the total number of RTGs at the terminal. The RTGs are capable of stacking containers one-over-seven high, span six container rows and a roadway, and have a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes.

BMT expanded its fleet of equipment further by purchasing a Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane (“MHC”). The MHC, with an outreach of 48m and a maximum lifting capacity of 124 tonnes, is capable of serving a wide variety of vessels, from handy-sized to post-panamax class.

The new cranes have been mounted and commenced full operations at BMT. Other equipment at BMT includes 2 STS gantry cranes and a Gottwald MHC. The new equipment at BMT will play a significant role in boosting berth and yard productivity at BMT.

Nassib Barchiche, BMT’s Director General commented, “BMT has seen significant year-on-year increases in annual throughput since it commenced full operations. Annual throughput has grown from hardly 40,000 TEUs in 2004 to about 250,000 TEUs in 2014. We are fully committed to increasing the productivity of operations at our terminal and we have been investing heavily in order to achieve this. The new equipment will also allow our engineering department to improve the preventive maintenance program.”

Mr Takao Omori, CEO of Portek International added, “We are delighted to have this latest addition to BMT’s handling capacity. We have always and continue to be fully committed to increasing the productivity of operations. This latest investment is completely in line with Portek’s philosophy of enabling all the terminals managed and operated by us to maximise throughput and accelerate growth.”

 

About Portek International Pte Ltd.

Headquartered in Singapore, Portek is a global medium-sized terminal operator and port equipment engineering solutions provider, with offices in over 9 countries and staff strength of about 1400 employees throughout Africa, Europe and Asia.

 

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