On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, the Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, received four new container gantry cranes at the Port Autonome de Conakry container terminal.
Built by Konecranes, a company specialised in lifting equipment, these four ultra-modern cranes will considerably increase the terminal’s performance and reliability. They were fully funded by Conakry Terminal with up to 7,5 million euros and will strengthen the operation capacities of both gantry cranes set up in 2016.
This new equipment will help better secure handling operations, improve productivity and create new jobs, especially for young Guineans, the main drivers of the country's economic growth.
In 7 years’ time, Bolloré Ports invested close to 129 million euros to modernise and equip the container terminal.
“The reception of these four gantries marks a new stage for Conakry Terminal. Their commissioning will boost all port activities and will constitute a great lever of productivity at the service of Guinean economic development. Parallel to modernising the port, we will place a particular emphasis on transferring skills to Guinean staff through continuous training” said Tahirou Barry, CEO of Conakry Terminal.