State owned port operator and owner Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has ordered six Kalmar rubber tyred gantry cranes for its Dar es Salaam port.
Part of the company’s extension plans for Dar es Salaam, the new 40 tonne diesel/electric cranes can handle six plus one rows wide and one over five high. Features include the company’s Variable Speed Generator which automatically optimises engine speed to match the required power. All six units are scheduled for delivery this month.
Regional vice president - sales, Mikko Mononen, said: “The relationship between TPA and Kalmar goes all the way back to 1987 when we delivered our first diesel electric rubber tyred gantry cranes to the customer. As one of our longest standing customers, we are very pleased to continue our collaboration going forward and look forward to supporting them in achieving their strategic objectives for Dar es Salaam port.”
Tanzania Ports Authority is both the owner and operator of ports serving Tanzania as well as the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. Its port in Dar es Salaam handles approximately 95 percent of international trade for these countries.