Built by Konecranes, a lifting equipment manufacturer, the four gantry cranes were designed specifically for handling containers at port terminals. They were successfully received by the Conakry Terminal teams. With a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes each, the ultra-modern gantries will improve container storage capacity at the terminal, increase the pace of deliveries and reduce handling times for goods at Conakry Terminal.
Financed by Conakry Terminal to the tune of 70.5 billion Guinean francs (€6.8 million), the new equipment supplements the four yard gantries of the same type received in 2018. To put them into service in the coming weeks, the company has carried out civil engineering works estimated at 52 billion Guinean francs (€5 million) and also recruited 40 young Guineans. Despite the difficult economic environment stemming from Covid-19, these investments reflect the commitments made by Conakry Terminal as part of the concession agreement signed with the Autonomous Port of Conakry.
Conakry Terminal, which today employs some 500 Guinean nationals, is thus contributing to the fluidity of the supply chain in Guinea and the countries in the sub-region. In addition to its port activities, the company also rolls out solidarity initiatives every year in key sectors such as health, education and environmental protection.