Gabon Port Management Takes Delivery Of Third Mobile Habour Crane (“MHC”)

The new Gottwald G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Crane reaching Port d’Owendo


Gabon Port Management Takes Delivery Of Third Mobile Habour Crane (“MHC”)

02nd Sept 2013


Libreville, Gabon – Gabon Port Management (“GPM”) which manages two principal multi-purpose ports in the Republic of Gabon, Port d’Owendo and Port of Port Gentil, has taken delivery of its third MHC. The crane was commissioned by Portek Systems & Equipment Pte Ltd, the main engineering arm of GPM’s parent Portek International. The third MHC is expected to commence full operations at Port d’Owendo in October 2013.

GPM has been operating with 2 MHCs since April 2012. This has resulted in a doubling of berth productivity on container handling at Port d’Owendo, Gabon’s main gateway port. The addition of a third MHC will further maximise the productivity of bulk cargo handling as well at the port. The MHCs, with a maximum outreach of 51m and a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes at 25 metres outreach, are capable of serving Post-Panamax vessels and Capesize bulk carriers.

Philippe Gery, GPM’s Director General commented, “We at GPM are delighted to have this latest addition to our handling capacity. We have always and continue to be fully committed to increasing the productivity of operations at both Port d’Owendo and Port Gentil and we have been investing heavily in order to achieve this.”

Agreeing with Mr Gery is CEO of Portek International, Mr Takao Omori. According to Mr Omori, “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 10 countries and staff strength of about 1400 employees throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. Portek currently operates and manages 3 terminals in Indonesia, 2 in Gabon, 1 in Algeria, 1 in Malta, 1 in Latvia and an inland cargo handling and storage facility in Rwanda. Portek, through a collaboration agreement with the Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation Limited, also provides training to the staff of the Ports of Moresby and Lae in Papua New Guinea.


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