Nigeria’s largest multipurpose terminal, the Port and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) has announced the acquisition of a new state of the art 600 tons Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC) worth more than seven million euros (about N10.5 billion) to boost its operations.

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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.

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

According to him, the new crane is fitted with smart technology and is among the most powerful cargo handling equipment in the world.

He said “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 under 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 of seven million euros to acquire the new 600 tons Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane. It is one of the best and strongest piece of port machinery in the world.

“PTML is known for prompt service delivery. We have the fastest cargo delivery record in any Nigerian port. Customers take delivery of their cargo within 48 hours at our terminal. We have many instances where we were able to deliver cargo in less than 24 hours. This is because we continually invest in our operations. I am happy to say that this new equipment will make our service even better and faster.”