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PTML boosts operations with N10.5bn Mobile Harbour Crane

PTML boosts operations with N10.5bn Mobile Harbour Crane

The Port and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML), a multipurpose terminal, has acquired a new 600 tons Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane worth over €7 million, about N10.5 billion to boost operations at its facility in the Tin-Can Island Port.

The acquisition of the new crane is coming barely five months after the terminal hosted the largest container-RORO ship to visit Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Ascanio Russo, managing director of PTML, said the terminal also invested an additional N5 billion to strengthen Berth 11 to withstand the weight of the new Mobile Harbour Crane.

He said the new crane is fitted with smart technology and is among the most powerful cargo-handling equipment in the world.

“Our commitment is to ensure prompt service delivery to shipping lines and our landside customers. We pride ourselves on rendering top-quality service to the lines, importers, exporters, and agents. We also make it our business to ensure that all approved government agencies at our terminal operate in the most conducive environment.

“We are also committed to ensuring that our staff work with the best equipment available in the market, hence our investment in the new crane. It is one of the best and strongest port machinery in the world,” he said.

According to him, PTML has the fastest cargo delivery record in any Nigerian port and its customers take delivery of their cargo within 48 hours.

“We have many instances where we were able to deliver cargo in less than 24 hours because we invest in our operations. This new equipment will make our service even better and faster,” Russo said.

He said the new crane will improve productivity and work on a wide range of vessels, especially gearless vessels visiting the terminal.

PTML Terminal is a Greenfield terminal developed and owned by the Grimaldi Group.

In December 2023, it received the MV Great Lagos – the largest container-RORO ship to visit Nigeria and the West African sub-region, after an over $20 million investment in facility upgrade.