PUBLISHED ON August 25th, 2014

TICTS adds new equipment to enhance efficiency

TANZANIA International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) has received new equipment to enhance efficiency in clearing cargo at the Dar es Salaam port.

A statement issued in Dar es Salaam on Friday by TICTS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Paul Wallace said that equipment received include two Panamax Quay Cranes (QC) and seven 1-over-6 hybrid Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGC). “This brings its total equipment count to 7 QCs and 19 RTCGs of which 7 are hybrid models,” he said in the statement.

“The addition of these new cranes will significantly reduce vessel waiting time and optimise overall operational efficiency at the Dar es Salaam port,” Mr Wallace added.

He said that TICTS is committed to providing its customers with superior service by investing in equipment and technology to enhance the growth and sustainability of the country’s commercial imports and exports. According to Mr Wallace, the state-of-the-art cranes are expected to be commissioned within two weeks.

TICTS operates the container terminal at the port of Dar es Salaam. As Tanzania’s leading container handling facility, TICTS is committed to moving ahead and to strengthening its role as the country’s premier maritime gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

The company is a member of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH). HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator.

Source URL: Daily News

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