Rabat – International lifting business company Konecranes has won a bid to supply a terminal at Tangier Med Port II with 16 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes.
According to the statement, the company will deliver the cranes in batches, with the “last ones arriving by mid-July 2020.”
Commenting on the deal, the chairman of the executive board at Tanger Alliance, Said Asbaai, said that “Konecranes is known for the excellence of its technology and high-performing cranes.”
He added that Tanger Alliance selected Konecranes’ products “because we believe these machines will help us to reach our ambitious goals.”
The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons and are capable of “lifting containers 1-over-5 high and 7 container rows wide plus truck lane,” the statement added.
The company’s cranes boast an auto-steering feature that is capable of“driving straight on a pre-programmed path.”
The batches of cranes will also feature Auto-TOS Reporting, a program that “reports all container moves to the TOS, enabling accurate yard inventory.”
Regional Sales Manager EMEA, Konecranes Port Solutions, Adel Issa has also expressed satisfaction with the Konecranes-Tanger Alliance deal.
Issa added that “this is a breakthrough for Konecranes in Morocco and I’m pleased to have been a part of it. I wish the Port of Tangier every success as it continues to expand.”
Korencranes’ sales reached €3.16 billion in 2018.